Here's The Brutally Honest Reason Why Miles Kane Didn't Join Arctic Monkeys...

28 January 2016, 10:54

The Last Shadow Puppets 2016

The Scouse rocker isn't backwards about coming forwards.

Miles Kane has revealed why he didn't join the Arctic Monkeys - and his response is a goodie. 

The Last Shadow Puppets star was quizzed on his previous projects and has given his "hard-on" as the reason he isn't in the band.

In an interview with Q Magazine, when asked if there was a time when Kane could have replaced former AM bassist Andy Nicholson, Turner explained: "Well. No. I think because that was when he just started The Rascals. That was just all happening as well."

However, the Scouse singer didn't hold back, admitting:"I really wanted to be a frontman at that time. I hadn't been a frontman. I had a hard-on for that."

He added: "We're fortunate that we are best mates and that we can even do this again and that’s enough, I guess. I don’t want to say in an ideal world we would be in a band because we both love what we do aside from this".

Nice.

Meanwhile, the Age Of The Understatement band told Radio X they "bonded over Bowie" and used him as inspiration for their first album.

Turner revealed: "Listening to Ziggy Stardust and Aladdin Sane when we were writing the first record...

"The lyrics on that first record were perhaps at times an attempt to dip a toe into that abstract world."

Kane added: "He was just a huge influence on everything, and continues to be, and will continue on forever." 

The Last Shadow Puppets debuted their Bad Habits single this month, but told Radio X it is the "most aggressive" track on their upcoming Everything You've Come To Expect LP.

This week, the duo also announced a tour for 2016.

The band will play shows in London and Sheffield, as well as a string of dates across the rest of the UK and US. 

Tickets go on sale this Friday (29 January) at 9am.

Morrissey and Joey Barton in Spent The Day In Bed

WATCH: Morrissey Unveils Spent The Day In Bed Video Featuring Joey Barton

Fox News correspondent Kat Timph mocks Radiohead

FOX News: Radiohead Fans Are "Strange, Malnourished & Sad"

Sean Hughes and Robert Smith The Cure 1997

WATCH: Sean Hughes Meeting The Cure Is Brilliant

Idlewild Roddy Woomble 2005 XFM Getty

Idlewild Announce The Remote Part Anniversary Shows

Arctic Monkeys Songs