Alex Turner Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets


10th April 2016

Quote: "David Bowie came backstage. We didn't know what to say to him, you know. We were just overwhelmed. It was like a f**king runaway train in those days." British rockers Arctic Monkeys were left speechless when they first met the late music legend in New York in 2006, according to frontman Alex Turner.


2nd February 2015

Quote: "There doesn't seem to be any characters any more... I would rather drink petrol straight from the nozzle at a garage than listen to an interview with Alex Turner from the Arctic Monkeys. Wouldn't you?" Noel Gallagher is not a fan of fellow British rocker Alex Turner.


19th February 2014

Quote: "There's that 15 quid (15 pounds) we put on One Direction to win down the drain!" Arctic Monkeys star Alex Turner jokes about betting on One Direction to win the Best British Group award at the BRIT Awards in London on Wednesday night (19Feb14). His band picked up the honour for a third time.


26th September 2013

Quote: "The headspace you get on a motorcycle prepares you for making a rock and roll record. Obviously. 'Cos you're concentrating so much on manipulating the machine and not killing yourself. You get as far away from the creative part of your brain that you're set up for walking into the studio." Arctic Monkeys frontman Alex Turner rides his chopper around Los Angeles before recording sessions.


12th September 2013

Quote: "She had a lot of fun - maybe more than me. She was there with all her gang. I didn't even get the tickets for them, she went and organised it for herself. There's something about a big festival and knowing your mum is around somewhere. I can't be naughty if she's there." Arctic Monkeys frontman Alex Turner couldn't let loose at Britain's Glastonbury Festival this summer (13) as his mother Penny was there.


29th August 2013

Quote: "It sort of feels where we should be - it's a new sound that we haven't made before, so it kind of made sense to self-title it. Which I would have done, if we didn't have such a ridiculous name." Arctic Monkeys frontman Alex Turner explains the reasoning behind the name of the band's new album, Am.


2nd November 2011

Quote: "I should have wrote songs with less words in." Arctic Monkeys frontman Alex Turner struggles to remember his complex lyrics to the band's tracks.


27th October 2011

Quote: "When we all went to the barbers in Austin (Texas) I said, 'Just give me that Gene Vincent mate'. Once you've got it you sort of have to listen to rock 'n' roll. And it's introduced a few new moves on stage." Arctic Monkeys frontman Alex Turner has been inspired by his new '50s style quiff.


28th September 2011

Fact: Arctic Monkeys frontman Alex Turner sparked rumours he has moved on from Alexa Chung after he was snapped with a mystery brunette in Venice Beach, California earlier this week (beg26Sep11). TV presenter Chung confirmed in July (11) she had split from the British rocker after a four-year romance.


14th June 2011

Quote: "She's like a motorbike on the front cover of the album isn't she? Anyone who has that idea is alright with me. Imagine that meeting. Like, 'I've got an idea for the front cover. It's me, but I'm a motorbike'." Arctic Monkeys star Alex Turner is full of praise for the cover of Lady GaGa's latest album Born This Way. His band's new record, Suck It And See, has knocked Gaga's from the top of the charts in the U.K.


17th March 2011

Quote: "I don't think I'd be very good at doing the soundtrack for Transformers - but I'd love to do a tune for Bond. Definitely." Arctic Monkeys frontman Alex Turner wants to be the latest star to create a Bond song.


8th July 2010

Fact: Arctic Monkeys frontman Alex Turner has composed the soundtrack for upcoming British drama SUBMARINE, which is slated for release next year (11).


18th August 2009

Fact: British rockers the Arctic Monkeys turned the airwaves blue in the U.K. on Monday (17Aug09). Frontman Alex Turner forced BBC Radio One presenters to apologise after he swore twice during a live preview performance of their new album HUMBUG.


4th July 2008

Fact: Arctic Monkeys frontman Alex Turner made a surprise appearance at London's O2 Wireless Festival on Friday afternoon (04Jul08), when he joined fellow British rockers The Rascals on stage and performed the song IS IT TOO LATE.


6th June 2008

Fact: Music legend Tony Christie is opting for a new sound on his latest LP - he is recoding tracks with Arctic Monkeys frontman Alex Turner and Pulp star Jarvis Cocker.


21st April 2008

Quote: "I'm addicted to Madelines. They're the new hallucinogenic." Arctic Monkeys rocker Alex Turner has a fondness for fancy French cakes.


28th May 2007

Fact: Arctic Monkeys frontman Alex Turner has reunited with former bandmate Andy Nicholson to work on the forthcoming album by Reverend And The Makers. Nicholson left the British rockers last year (06) citing exhaustion.


25th April 2007

Quote: "We had this one where Jessica Alba was chasing after you but she's a vampire. So it's a laugh but then she gets you so you're like, 'S**t!' But then you're vampire friends and you roam together." Arctic Monkeys frontman Alex Turner's favourite nightmare involves being chased by actress JESSICA ALBA.


24th July 2006

Quote: "If Oasis can be summed up by 'Tonight I'm a rock 'n' roll star' then for us it's 'Tonight I've got no idea how I ended up here'." Arctic Monkeys star Alex Turner still struggles to accept his band's success.


14th March 2006

Quote: "We have cider on our tour rider. We figured if Prince could have a camel or whatever on his..." ARCTIC MONKEYS singer Alex Turner on the group's must-have tour item.


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