Hollywood Forever: The Arctic Monkeys return

arctic-monkeysJohnny Ramone, Jayne Mansfield, Cecil B. DeMille: The stars were out last night at Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Los Angeles, the silent majority joining the lairy still-living to see Alex Turner unveil his latest sashay towards songwriting immortality.

The Arctic Monkeys release their sixth album this coming Friday. Titled Tranquility Base Hotel and Casino, it is in parts a sort of glam, retro-futuristic concept album about a lunar hang-out where Bowie’s “Starman” and Elton John’s “Rocket Man” might meet up for a martini. Counter-intuitively, it’s also Turner’s most introspective collection of songs to date.

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