Arctic Monkeys stayed together because of childhood bond
Arctic Monkeys believe they have stayed together because they were friends for a long time before forming their band.
The Sheffield quartet - Matt Helders, Jamie Cook, Nick O'Malley and Alex Turner - have been mates since growing up in North England, and think their childhood bond has stopped them from succumbing to the pressures of fame.
Turner said: "Our friendship definitely has something to do with it [staying together]. We grew up pretty much on the same street. So we'd hung around with each other a long time before we were a band and that helps you bypass a lot of those pitfalls."
However, the band admits they occasionally row, but think their arguments are normal.
Turner said: "You're bound to argue, but I think we get around a lot of that stuff. It's maybe something about where we're from. We're all pretty laid back.
"Everyone gets aggravated but there aren't too many tantrums."
O'Malley added: "Even if you ran a shop with your brother, you'd have fights. It's that natural sibling rivalry thing."
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