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Alex Turner is “working” on getting fit like Sir Mick Jagger.

The Arctic Monkeys and Last Shadow Puppets star, 36, has been practicing the combat sport Muay Thai for several years.

And while the ‘Fluorescent Teenager’ hitmaker insists he’ll never be as physically fit as the 79-year-old Rolling Stones frontman, who’s just as famous for his singing voice as he is for his kicking moves. catchy stage and her dance practices before the show. – he aspires to be.

Speaking to the new issue of French magazine L’Equipe, the musician said: “I run a bit and practice Muay Thai. I discovered this discipline several years ago, when I was in a nightclub in New York. I met a security guard from the north of England and he encouraged me to train with him.

“I really enjoy it, it’s good for the body and the mind, during the sessions you don’t think of anything else. I’ll never be Mick Jagger, but we’re still working on it.

However, Alex doesn’t see himself fighting in a ring anytime soon.

He said, “I will never reach the level to ever fight in a cage like a UFC fighter. I haven’t excelled in any of the sports I’ve played.

Meanwhile, the “RU Mine? group – which will headline Reading and Leeds festivals this weekend – are said to have recorded their new album in Suffolk last summer.

Alex and co are said to have stayed at Butley Priory, a former gatehouse of an Augustinian monastery, while working on their long-awaited follow-up to 2018’s ‘Tranquility Base Hotel and Casino’.

The venue itself let slip a since-deleted blog post on its website: “We had a band staying with us last month to record an album.

“Musicians love the acoustics of the Great Hall and Living Room, with their huge vaulted ceilings.

“Being serenaded while watering and weeding the garden, listening to the double bass, drums and piano escaping from the open double doors was quite enjoyable. Thank you, Arctic Monkeys.”

Earlier that year, drummer Matt Helders revealed that the ‘505’ rockers were in the “early stages” of trying “to write a [new] registration”.

However, they have “faced various obstacles” amid the coronavirus pandemic.

He said: “Being separated by the sea is part of it.

“We’re all looking forward to it – we would have done it in normal times.

“There’s definitely a desire on our part to make a new record, as soon as we can.”

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