Arctic Monkeys' Alex Turner: 'I want another shot at headlining Glastonbury'

Singer says they didn't 'get it quite right' last time around

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Arctic Monkeys frontman Alex Turner has declared that he wants to headline Glastonbury festival again.

In an interview with GQ, the singer said that he wanted "another shot" at taking the top slot at Worthy Farm, as he didn't think the band had been at their best when they played the Pyramid Stage in 2007.

When asked what he'd like to do in his career that he hadn't yet achieved, he replied:

I mean, there's many things. There's a lot left, yeah. I'd really like another shot at headling Glastonbury. I don't think we got that quite right when we did it.


Turner also insisted that the rest of Arctic Monkeys weren't concerned about his growing number of side-projects.

As well as The Last Shadow Puppets, Turner's band with Miles Kane, he also wrote the soundtrack to Richard Ayoade's 2010 film Submarine, but said his bandmates supported his individual output.

"They were supportive, and Miles is a friend of all ours," he said. "We met him at the first show we ever did, with his old band, The Rascals. We glide past a lot of band bullshit because we've known each other since we were seven years old or whatever.

"The Submarine soundtrack wasn't me having aspirations to make a solo record and conquer the fucking world," he added. "My friend, Richard, had directed this wonderful film and he asked me to first of all do a few covers for it, and then it turned into a couple of original songs, and they weren't going anywhere in an Arctic Monkeys sorta world."

Turner recently told NME that Arctic Monkeys would let Kane join the band if he asked. He also admitted last week that he had been listening to country music while writing the group's fourth album, 'Suck It And See'.

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