Arctic Monkeys lay into Lily Allen producer

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

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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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