Official Arctic Monkeys’ biography out in May!
"WHATEVER PEOPLE SAY THEY ARE: THAT’S WHAT THEY ARE NOT"
will be the title of the first official biography about the band, that’s how Amazon describes the book:
"Published in the summer of 2013 to coincide with the 10th anniversary of Arctic Monkeys’ debut gig in 2003, this is the first fully comprehensive biography of their story to date. Charting both the highs and the lows and including detailed new research and original interviews, this follows
the Arctic Monkeys’ meteoric rise from awkward, hip-hop loving Sheffield schoolboys to record breaking international chart toppers. Details how innovative fans used the internet to propel the band to success and looks behind the scenes at how their invisible management team silently steered the band to the top. It follows the people and relationships, both inside and outside the band, that have shaped their music and direction.”
About the Author
"Veteran writer, musician, club and radio DJ and music journalist, Ben Osborne was one of the original radio presenters for London’s XFM. He has written extensively for The Guardian, Music Week, DJ Magazine and contributed to The Times, Independent on Sunday and many other titles."
My personal winner for MTV EMA 2012
Ladies and gentlemen the winner is…..
Sex Pistols Steve Jones wants Arctic Monkeys collaboration!!
Sex Pistols star Steve Jones has said that he would like to collaborate with Arctic Monkeys.
The guitarist previously appeared in the band’s video for their non-album single ‘RU Mine?’.
"I think they’re really good, and I think Alex Turner’s a very, very talented kid," Jones told Digital Spy.
"I’d like to do be a bit of guitar with them guys. I’ll play on anyone’s record, to be honest with you. Me and Alex, we text each other quite a lot. He’s a good kid."
Of Turner’s lyrical ability, he added: “He’s just got a gift for doing it and not many people have that gift. It’s just a gift that some people have. He’s one of them guys.
"He’s got that real talent of writing lyrics and making it sound like an image. You see what he’s writing - you see the image of what he’s writing."
Of his cameo in the Arctic Monkeys video, Jones said: “You need tough skin if you wanna read the comments on YouTube. I actually looked on their video - I was watching it and reading some of the comments
"They’re like ‘Who’s that fat bastard at the beginning?’. None of them have any idea who I am. They think I’m some fat f**king idiot talking in a microphone."
Arctic Monkey’s Olympic cover of The Beatles ‘Come Together’ climbs download charts
Arctic Monkeys' cover of The Beatles' 'Come Together' is racing up the singles chart.
The track – which featured as part of Danny Boyle’s four-hour Olympic Opening Ceremony extravaganza on Friday – has climbed to Number 14 in the iTunes download chart. Scroll down to watch it.
'Caliban's Dream' – the Underworld penned track sung by Two Door Cinema Clubfrontman Alex Trimble is currently at Number Five.
Other tracks to appear on the night include Frank Turner’s ‘I Still Believe’, which is at Number 32 and Emile Sande’s version of ‘Abide With Me’ at Number 26. Arctic Monkeys’d debut single ‘I Bet That You Look Good On The Dancefloor’ is back in the charts at Number 78.
The compilation of all the music featured in the Opening Ceremony, named ‘Isles Of Wonder’ stormed into the charts at Number One after the event and is currently Number One in the iTunes store album chart in Britain, France, Belgium and Spain, and is Number Five in the US.
It went on sale digitally shortly after the show came to an end in the early hours of Saturday, with more than 10,000 copies being sold immediately afterwards. After being on sale for 24 hours the album reached No 5 of the Official Charts Company’s list of top-selling compilation albums of 2012.
The tracklisting to ‘Isles Of Wonder’ is as follows:
The Who, ‘Baba O’Riley’
Muse, ‘Map Of The Problematique’
Fuck Buttons, ‘Surf Solar’
Sex Pistols, ‘God Save The Queen’
The Clash, ‘London Calling’
Mike Oldfield, ‘Tubular Bells’
OMD, ‘Enola Gay’
The Jam, ‘Going Underground’
The Rolling Stones, ‘(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction’
The Beatles, ‘She Loves You’
Millie Small, ‘My Boy Lollipop’
Led Zeppelin, ‘Trampled Under Foot’
The Specials, ‘A Message To You Rudy’
David Bowie, ‘Starman’
Queen, ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’
Eric Clapton, ‘Wonderful Tonight’
Sex Pistols, ‘Pretty Vacant’
New Order, ‘Blue Monday’
Frankie Goes To Hollywood, ‘Relax’
Soul II Soul, ‘Back To Life’
Happy Mondays, Step On’
Eurythmics, Sweet Dreams Are Made Of This’
The Prodigy, ‘Firestarter’
Blur, ‘Song 2’
Underworld, ‘Born Slippy’
Dizzee Rascal, ‘Bonkers’
Amy Winehouse, ‘Valerie’
Tinie Tempah, ‘Pass Out’
David Holmes, ‘I Heard Wonders’
Arctic Monkeys, ‘I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor’
The Beatles, ‘Come Together’ (covered by Arctic Monkeys)
Underworld/Alex Trimble, ‘Caliban’s Dream’
Pink Floyd, ‘Eclipse’
The Beatles, ‘The End’
The Beatles, ‘Hey Jude’
Arctic Monkeys inside the Olympic Stadium!!!
Tonight it’s a great night to be Arctic Monkeys’ fan.
5 years ago: Oh, in five years time, will it be “Who the fuck’s Arctic Monkeys?”
2012: Arctic Monkeys to perform at the OPENING CEREMONY of the London 2012 Olympics.
"Andy, if we sell any, we’ll give you your amp back”
was written in the credits of WPSIATWIN..tonight Arctic Monkeys will be playing to an audience of 4 billion.
Say whatever you want about it….I’m fuckin’ proud of them
Arctic Monkeys to perform at the OPENING CEREMONY of the London 2012 Olympics