Brody Dalle says she is ‘proud’ of Alex Turner’s Brit Awards speech

Former Distillers singer says "more people need to say what he said"

Brody Dalle has said that she is “proud” of Arctic Monkeys singer Alex Turner for speaking out on behalf of rock’n’roll at this year’s Brit Awards.

The singer had declared that rock’n’roll music would never die at the annual awards ceremony hosted by Gavin And Stacey actor James Corden in February.

Speaking to MTV, Dalle said: “I don’t get it, I don’t understand what the big deal was. I heard there was a kerfuffle about what he said and then I read what he said and – is it just me? – there’s nothing wrong with what he said!”


She added: “More people need to say what he said, I reckon. I’m proud of you Alex Turner, wherever you are.”

Last month, Alex Turner spoke about his Brit Awards speech and claimed that the band’s victory at the ceremony was a triumph for rock music. “I suppose on some level, in that environment, rightly or wrongly, it almost feels like we were representatives of guitar music, or rock’n’roll,” he said. “And while I don’t see getting any trophy as a great victory, in some sense it’s a victory for our music. But I can’t go up and gush about how I dreamt about picking up a Brit Award all my life, because it just isn’t the truth.”

Brody Dalle released her debut solo album ‘Diploid Love’ last month (April 28). The LP is the first under her own name, following her 2009 album as Spinnerette and three albums as the frontwoman of punk band The Distillers: 2000’s ‘The Distillers’, ‘Sing Sing Death House’ in 2002, and ‘Coral Fang’ in 2003.