The indie rock band Arctic Monkeys scored two more BRITs again, increasing their silverware for the UK’s equivalent of the Grammys to seven.
In 2007 and 2008, the band got the best group award twice in a row. This year, they snatched the trophies in both categories they were nominated for: best group and British album of the year for “AM.”
Rock-and-roll ‘will never die’
In a weird acceptance speech, frontman Alex Turner said rock-and-roll would not die.
“That rock and roll, it seems like it’s fading sometimes. But it will never die, and there’s nothing you can do about it,” said Turner.
“Invoice me for the microphone if you need to,” he quipped before dropping the microphone on stage.
Turner’s speech drew mixed responses in social media, but he later on clarified that he was “nervous.”
In a backstage interview with the BBC, Turner said he “feels wonderful” for receiving the award.
“[But] as wonderful as it is to be nominated for something you create, I don’t necessarily think the talent of a group of musicians is directly proportional to the size of their trophy cabinet. For us, I think any victory comes closer to the conception of the album or the song in the first place,” the frontman said.
Rock legend David Bowie got the best British male artist, while One Direction snagged the Best Video via public vote for “Best Song Ever.”