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Alex Turner: 'Arctic Monkeys is such a bad band name'

Arctic Monkeys frontman Alex Turner has admitted that he's not at all fond of his band's name and the only reason it stuck is because they became popular so quickly. 

The young musician told Q magazine that the group didn't expect to snowball at such a fast pace and because most people in bands struggle for years to get any kind of chance at fame he thought they would have an opportunity to rename the indie outfit:

"This is the first band I've been in. A lot of people in bands have a few goes at it before they find the one that works but with us, we all started playing guitar and everything at the same time."

"There might have been other ideas for offshoots at the time, but the Monkeys was the first one. It sounds like a first band name, doesn't it? It's so bad that the tribute bands don't sound worse. I saw there's an Aertex Monkeys, that's pretty clever."

Watch the band perform 'Evil Twin' at a recent gig below: