I subscribe to an English music weekly called New Musical Express. In 2006, they started writing about this band from Sheffield. I bought all their singles, bought all their albums, and every time they played in California, I went and saw them play except I was too fucking chicken shit to go back and say hello to them cause I didn’t think I was cool enough cause I was just a drummer in an American heavy metal band. But it’s a fucking dream come true and this makes me look really good in my son’s eyes cause he’s an even bigger Arctic Monkeys fan. So please, give it the fuck up for the coolest of the cool, from Sheffield, or shall I say under the rubble in front of the Ritz, the Arctic Monkeys.
Lars Ulrich of Metallica is an Arctic Monkeys fanboy.On WPSIATWIN: “I listened to it for six months, five times a day. He’s very talented, Alex Turner”
Posted this two years ago. Bringing it back… cause AM is playing at the Orion Fest on the 23rd. Hey-oh.
For me, having the Arctic Monkeys on there is big. I think they’re a heavy-metal band disguised as an indie band. If you listen to a song like “Perhaps Vampires Is a Bit Strong But…,” there’s almost a Rush element in there.