"I had no idea. But it amuses me"
Arctic Monkeys‘ Alex Turner has responded to a recent petition that called for him to shave his beard off.
“Alex Turner, the critically acclaimed and adored by many lead singer of the Arctic Monkeys had the opportunity to age like fine wine,” reads the petition. “It all went so dreadfully wrong, however, when he decided to grow a beard.”
Now, a new interview with German website Intro has made Turner aware of the situation.
“There is a petition?” he replied. “I had no Idea. But it amuses me. It’s really crazy that people are so interested in hairstyles and stuff.”
Quizzed about the opening lyric on new album ‘Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino‘ with him admitting that he previously “just wanted to be one of The Strokes”, Turner replied: “I’m sitting here with a damned petition that’s about my looks! By the way, the Strokes are still the greatest, I saw them live two years ago. And this new The Voidz album is great, too.”
Thousands of fans have also signed a petition calling for the BBC to make an Arctic Monkeys special.
Arctic Monkeys release new album ‘Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino’ on May 11.
They kick off their 2018 world tour tonight in San Diego.