|"Arctic Monkeys Haven't Paid Their Dues" - Morrissey
|After revealing that The Smiths turned down a $5 Million offer to play at last year's Coachella festival, legendary front man Morrissey went on to complain about Arctic Monkeys being almost too famous, too soon.
"For them it's happening too quickly. They haven't proven anything and they haven't had to work too hard. It's all a bit unnatural. Yes, they've sold 700,000 albums but it can't be gratifying. They haven't been driving up and down the M1 in a van for 15 years."
We know what you mean mate but maybe the lads didn't need to drive around playing gigs for 15 years because they were that good to start with, eh?
By Tom on 19 Mar 2006 10:28 pm
what a fucking nob jockey! YOU ARE SHIT MORRISEY! THATS WHY YOU DROVE AROUND FOR 15 YEARS!
By 4kings on 19 Mar 2006 10:29 pm
Morrisey is talking out his arse. Wheres the cork?
By IamtheCork on 19 Mar 2006 11:25 pm
can i be the cork, it would mean so much 2 me.
By dan on 19 Mar 2006 11:44 pm
that would be probably the greatest email address ever.
By paul on 20 Mar 2006 12:19 am
MORRISEY IS PRETTY STUPID SLAGGIN OFF DE BEST BAND SINCE GOD KNOWS WEN, SINCE NO1 GIVES A SHIT BOUT HIM R HIS ALBUM!
By tim on 20 Mar 2006 11:21 am
I titally agree with the Big Man, he is not knocking thier music, he is just saying it has all happened too quickly. They have missed a huge chunk of thier musical education.
By kate on 20 Mar 2006 06:01 pm
I agree with Morrisey it's all part of the fun travelling about and playing shitty little venues!!!!! No way up but a far way down
By andy on 20 Mar 2006 08:15 pm
morresy u total wanker
By Jo on 21 Mar 2006 08:01 pm
Whether he is right or not it is pretty stupid to say they need 15 years experience of no fame........at that rate we would have no stars under 30!!! although i am sure alex will still be lovely then
By Scarlet on 25 Mar 2006 04:31 am
ArcticMonkeys=God like genius and Morrissey dried up loser,move aside M, Alex Turner and co have just whooped your fat arse when it comes to being the best thing out of the North this century-AM's best thing since slice bread
By Jonathan on 26 Mar 2006 01:00 pm
The reason they don't drive up the M1 in a van is because their fans (us) drive to see them...and we will be doing so for the next 15 years...you bitter depressing twat.
By steve on 12 Apr 2006 07:15 pm
If you write the kind of depressing shite that Morrissey did then you're bound to end up on the motorway for 15years. People need to time to come round to it. They need to get married and have kids first. Maybe get a mortgage, and grow a beard. Its then you go and get into Mozza, just so you know some twat is still more depressed than you.