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Arctic Monkeys Take A Pop At The Ting Tings
Ben Hewitt , July 27th, 2009 09:37

Drummer claims pop duo "cheapened" Ivor Novello award

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It could be the biggest pop feud since Kurt slagged off Axl or Noel and Liam locked horns with Damon and Graham. Arctic Monkeys drummer Matt Helders has started a potential war of words with The Ting Tings.

He declared: "The Ivor Novello Awards used to feel like the most meaningful ones but I think they’ve been cheapened.

“I don’t want to be horrible to The Ting Tings but they won it and it’s supposed to be for songwriting. There’s a lot better songwriting ability out there.”

Will The Ting Tings fight back? Stay tuned to find out...