The Reverend reveals Arctic Monkeys tattoo shocker

One of the Sheffield preacher man's poems is on a Monkey's neck

John McClure of Reverend And The Makers has revealed that one of the Arctic Monkeys has the title of one of his poems, ‘Speak The Truth’, tattooed on the back of his neck.

He has not revealed which band member has the inking.

McClure explained to BBC News that the title of the poem represented a code of peaceful ethics.

“My brother’s got it on his arm and one of the Arctic Monkeys has got it on the back of his neck,” he said. “It’s more of a code of ethics, it’s not preaching.

“The message is essentially peace and love, because I wonder what happened to that. It kind of got washed away in the ’80s and was replaced by a load of rock stars. We’re the people’s band.

“The overriding message is peace and love in what is the most turbulent time in living history.”