Lily Allen and Alex Turner planned to form supergroup

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 8 June 2018
Lily Allen

Lily Allen

Lily Allen has revealed she and Alex Turner once planned to start a supergroup, and named the project Rupert The Band

Lily Allen and Alex Turner planned to form a group together called Rupert The Band.

The 33-year-old singer has revealed she and the Arctic Monkeys frontman were in talks about making a supergroup and even came up with the name, but she hasn't seen the 32-year-old musician "for a long time".

She said: "We were meant to do a band together once, called Rupert The Band, me and Alex Turner.

"I haven't seen him for a long time. He lives in LA now."

While she hasn't met up with Alex for a while, the 'Not Fair' hitmaker still listens to his dulcet tones and admitted she enjoyed the latest Arctic Monkeys album, 'Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino'.

She said: "I like that new record. It's like cliché rock 'n' roll, but I like it.

"You know what I mean? I knew it wasn't going to be Sheffield rock again, but it's like everything that I expected from a bunch of lads living in Hollywood, from Sheffield, to come up with and I like it for that."

Alex was clean shaven when he shot to fame with the 'Do I Wanna Know?' hitmakers - who dropped their debut album 'Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not' in January 2006, just seven months before Lily released her debut 'Alright, Still' - but he has now grown a beard, and Lily approves.

She said: "It's a nice beard."

Lily - who is a regular Twitter user - also admitted singers should probably follow in the footsteps of Adele, who she says "hides and releases albums", a lot more.

She added to NME: "You never really here from Adele. She sort of hides and releases albums. I guess that's how it should be."

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