Arctic Monkeys have scrapped plans for a new album this year.
The "Why'd You Only Call Me When You're High" rockers had initially intended to make a quick follow-up to 2013's critically-acclaimed LP AM, but now have no definite plans to return to the recording studio in the near future.
"We did have the chat but I don't think it's going to be happening. There are no plans for another record. I think people might want to forget about the Monkeys for a while. But who knows? We'll have a bit of time off and someone will say, 'Fancy doing another one?'" bassist Nick O'Malley told NME.
Arctic Monkeys are planning to release a new album this year.
The "R U Mine" band's drummer, Matt Helders, confirmed plans to follow up 2011's Suck it and See in 2013, with the group currently hard at work in the US. "Hopefully we'll get it out this year - that's the plan," he told The Sun.
However, he has also recently said the band - which also includes singer Alex Turner, bass player Nick O'Malley and guitarist Jamie Cook - are in the early stages of writing and haven't recorded any songs "specifically" for a new album yet.
"We've just been working stuff out with the band. Nothing serious yet. It's just been us four working stuff out like we used to I guess. We had a bit of a break. It's always weird when you first get back into it to know what kind of songs we write any more," he added.
Metallica thinks that Arctic Monkeys is a "heavy metal band disguised as an indie band."
The "Enter Sandman" group have signed the British rockers to appear at their Orion festival in the US, and while some think they are a weird choice to play alongside a metal band, drummer Lars Ulrich can see the band's hidden heavier side: "For me, having the Arctic Monkeys on there is big. I think they're a heavy metal band disguised as an indie band. If you listen to a song like 'Perhaps Vampires Is a Bit Strong But...' there's almost a Rush element in there."
The Strokes’ Is This It has been named album of the decade.
The American rockers’ 2001 debut LP topped a list compiled by British music magazine NME made up of votes from record producers, label bosses and musicians, including members of Radiohead and Arctic Monkeys who both rank highly.
NME Editor Krissi Murison said: “This is the definitive word on the greatest albums of the ‘00s - as voted for by everyone who helped make music brilliant this decade.”
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The Arctic Monkeys have been blasted for their unfriendly attitude at the Reading Festival.
The “Crying Lightning” rockers - who headlined the music event over the weekend - have come under fire for their insistence on a segregated backstage area and refusal to mix with other acts on the bill.
“At festivals most bands take the opportunity to hang out with each other but the Monkeys demanded privacy,” a source told Britain’s Daily Star newspaper. “They had their own area set up away from the other acts on the bill, which was guarded at all times by two security guards. Now they’re on their third number one album they can make any demand they want and have it granted.”
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