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Arctic Monkeys lay into Lily Allen producer

Band 'can't fucking stand' Mark Ronson's Smiths cover

Arctic Monkeys
Arctic Monkeys have hit out at Lily Allen's producer Mark Ronson.

The Sheffield four-piece slammed his cover of The Smiths' 'Stop Me If You Think You’ve Heard This One Before', which is due out on Monday (April 9).

Frontman Alex Turner said: "I hate all those 'Pop Idol' singers. And let me tell you what I can’t stand — that fucking R&B cover version of 'Stop Me If You Think You’ve Heard This One Before'.”

The band also criticised the state of hip-hop, and declared it officially dead.

Guitarist Jamie Cook told The Sun: "Even music I don’t usually listen to, like hip-hop, is obviously bad at the moment. There is no real hip-hop anymore.

"Timbaland is a good producer, but he’s in every song right now. Come on, there are other producers — and other beats.”

The band are due to release their new single 'Brianstorm' on April 16 before their new album 'Favourite Worst Nightmare' follows a week later.

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