Arctic Monkeys’ Alex Turner Covers Esquire UK, Talks Being a Frontman

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How the Arctic Monkeys Saved Rock ‘n’ Roll–Photographed by Simon Emmett, Arctic Monkeys frontman Alex Turner covers the May issue of Esquire UK to promote the band’s latest album, AM. Asked about what you need to be a great frontman, Turner suggests, “Certainly, in this day and age, a sense of humour. Because it’s pretty ridiculous. In 1969, there probably weren’t many laughs in rock’n’roll. But then they were probably funny people. They had a sense of humour, they just didn’t use it. Not to name-drop, but we bumped into Robert Plant last night and he’s hilarious. Just funny, straight away. [These days] I think if you start taking it too seriously, which I’m, like, sometimes definitely in danger of doing…then it gets ugly.” Read more at Esquire.co.uk.


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