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Arctic Monkeys
Arctic Monkeys

Background information
Origin Sheffield, England, UK
Genre(s) Alternative Rock
Indie Rock
Post-punk Revival
Years active 2002—present
Label(s) Domino Records
EMI Music
Associated acts The Last Shadow Puppets
Website Website
Alex Turner
Jamie Cook
Nick O'Malley
Matt Helders
Former members
Andy Nicholson
Glyn Jones

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Arctic Monkeys' Matt Helders Loses Out On 40,000 Pounds

April 20, 2011
Arctic Monkeys' Matt Helders Loses Out On 40,000 PoundsArctic Monkeys' Matt Helders lost out on a 40,000 pounds after a recent incident at his pub, it has been reported.

The drummer, who owns Bowery Bar in Sheffield, was left devastated when his staff bought a rare bottle of rum for 70 pounds not knowing its actual value was 40,000 pounds.

The two hundred and fifteen year-old Henry Jefferson of Whitehaven rum was drank by staff who had no idea of its value, reports The Sun.

A source said: "Bar staff were mortified when they found out what they had done. Later on that night everyone was talking about it including Matt, Alex [Turner] and [ex-bandmate] Andy Nicholson. Everyone was shocked but found it pretty funny - except the manager who runs the pub for Matt."

The Bowery Bar posted a massage on their Facebook page about the incident: "So it's now on YouTube and we're doing a lot of research, all the industry experts seem to agree that we've opened a bottle of booze potentially worth about 40 grand... F*ck."

Meanwhile, Arctic Monkeys have debuted their new single 'Don't Sit Down 'Cause I've Moved Your Chair'.

(by Holly Frith)

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