Highlight of the week: Alex Turner at the BRITs.

Arctic Monkeys' Alex Turner gives speech at Brits 2014.

Love him or loathe him, Alex Turner provided the BRITs and the mainstream music industry with a slap in the face when his speech set heads turning and eyes popping. Drunk or not, Turner said what every rock music fan was thinking:


“That rock’n’roll, eh? That rock’n’roll, it just won’t go away. It might hibernate from time to time, and sink back into the swamp. I think the cyclical nature of the universe in which it exists demands it adheres to some of its rules. But it’s always waiting there, just around the corner. Ready to make its way back through the sludge and smash through the glass ceiling, looking better than ever. Yeah, that rock’n’roll, it seems like it’s faded away sometimes, but it will never die. And there’s nothing you can do about it.”

This speech was so absolutely perfect that I can’t add anything further to explain how right he was.

Long live rock ‘n’ roll.

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