February 20, 2014 11:38

Alex Turner and Harry Styles discuss David Bowie's Brit Awards acceptance speech

Bowie called for Scotland to "stay with us" in speech read out by Kate Moss

Alex Turner and Harry Styles discuss David Bowie's Brit Awards acceptance speech

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Arctic Monkeys frontman Alex Turner has commented on David Bowie's Brit Awards speech - which was read by Kate Moss - in which he called for Scottish voters to reject independence.

As reported, Bowie was not at the venue to pick up his award for British Male, and instead sent supermodel Moss to pick up the prize on his behalf and read out his acceptance speech.

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Moss, who was presented with the award by Noel Gallagher, told the crowd: "David has asked me to say this: 'In Japanese myth, the rabbits on my old costume that Kate's wearing live on the moon. Kate comes from Venus, and I from Mars. I'm completely delighted to have a Brit for being the best male. I think it's a great way to end the day. Thank you very much – and Scotland, stay with us."

Speaking to BBC News after the ceremony, Alex Turner said that if a pop star "feels strongly" on a subject then they should feel free to pass comment on it, but was less keen to make his own views on the subject of Scottish independence known. "Not now," he said when pressed on the matter, suggesting the topic would need a "half hour" to be covered properly.

Meanwhile, One Direction member Harry Styles also praised his fellow Brit Award winner, saying: "He's a legend, he's amazing so it was a bit of a shoo-in. David Bowie can do no wrong."

Alex Turner used his own acceptance speech at last night's Brit Awards (February 19) to insist that "rock'n'roll will never die". The Sheffield band won two awards at the ceremony at London's O2 Arena, taking home the gongs for British Group and British Album. "That rock 'n'roll, eh? That rock'n'roll, it just won't go away. It might hibernate from time to time, sink back into the swamp. I think the cyclical nature of the universe in which it exists demands that acquiesce to some of its rules," said Turner as the band collected their second award of the night.

Click here to read NME's full report of the evening.

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