“The Arctic Monkeys, I just refused to listen to them,” said Doherty. “And managed to avoid them for a long long time, ’cause I heard they were good and I didn’t want to listen to them…”
Doherty also alluded to previous misunderstandings with the band at shows.
“There’s been a few things that have happened where I didn’t know them by sight and they’ve come to say hello and I’ve had them slung out or something, and then when I tried to go say hello I wasn’t allowed to go anywhere near their backstage,” said Doherty. “So I still haven’t met them.”
He continued: “I dunno, that fella [Turner]. I suppose he’s a good songwriter, isn’t he? I wouldn’t want to be in a relationship with him though. He really pulls them apart in those songs, the ones that I’ve heard, you know?
“There’s a few embarrassed girls out there I’ll tell you now.”
The same interview also saw Doherty challenge Liam Gallagher to a boxing match.
Drummer Matt Helders recently reassured fans that they won’t have to wait “another five years” until the next record like they did between ‘AM’ and ‘Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino’.
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Asked if there would be a similar gap until the release of more new material, Helders replied: “I don’t think so. I think that break was based on various circumstances and that was sort of what we needed at the time. But it’s not a pattern we’re going to get used to as a band. We like being in the studio. We’re keen on making albums.”