Arctic Monkeys Frontman: 'You'd Be Naive Not to Believe in Aliens'

Alex Turner doesn't believe we're alone out there.

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Arctic Monkeys briefly touched on an interesting subject of alien life forms while recently answering fan-submitted questions, admitting they don't believe we're alone in space.

Directly asked on whether they believe in aliens, both frontman Alex Turner and drummer Matt Helders gave a positive answer, with Turner adding, "You'd be naive not to."

During the official part of the Guardian interview, the band focused on their long-overdue success in the US with latest effort "AM," describing it as "some sort of victory." Alex commented: "There's some gratification that comes with that, somehow, that you’ve still got it or something. It seems like some sort of victory. I don't know why."

The band reached wider audience during their Beatles tribute performance at Madison Square Garden on February 8. "Apparently one in three Americans watched that performance, and if we're lucky, maybe, one or three Americans will see this performance on YouTube," Turner said about the Beatles' "Ed Sullivan Show" performance 50 years ago, as the band kicked off "All My Loving" cover.

The guys only briefly addressed the aliens matter, but do you think other intelligent life forms are inhabiting the vast space? Let us know in the comments.

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    Yeah if you follow the science of how large the universe is logic dictates alternate lifeforms. Even of its bacteria on Mars or something we can't be alone.
    To add to this, mathematics and probability would dictate thats its a near impossibility that we are alone. However, because of how truly bizarre we are starting to find out that the universe actually is, it still wouldn't surprise me if we actually were alone. But then there's of course the question, is our universe the only one, or is it one of many?
    I think when thinking about the Universe/Multiverses, it could possibly be that anything you can think of is a reality somewhere. To think our brains only let us perceive certain waves to be able to function and survive in our 3 dimensional reality and that those are such a small percentage of what there actually is. That is not even taking into account things like scale and the hotly disputed things like where our conscious comes from and what it is. I could go on forever with this shyte, love it.
    The universe is large, we have only discovered that one little part of it. If we exist, why wouldn't there be other lifeforms?
    Trying to comprehend the universe is going to give everyone a headache. It's too complicated and too unpredictable to understand. To not believe in another intelligent life form on another planet would be ignorant because it's near impossible that we are the only ones
    Of course it's almost certain that there are some aliens out there somewhere. Will we ever come into contact with them? Doubt it.
    So I've realized that my posts aren't even visible in these articles so shitballs and cockjam!
    It being a possibility is one thing, it being shown by any sort of concrete evidence is another. Until there is any evidence, we will not know for sure. It'd be [i]naive to believe in anything purely because of pure chance.