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Fire's Butler humble over win 0

JANE STEVENSON, QMI Agency

In typical low-key fashion, Arcade Fire's Win Butler said backstage at Sunday night's Junos that winning four Junos including best album for The Suburbs, along with a best album Grammy, and two BRIT Awards earlier this year: "It's been really nice."

"Or did you want a medium size summary? That was a short summary."

Added Arcade Fire's Richard Reed Parry: "The short one is our favourite thing to do is actually play music."

Added frontman Win Butler: "Successes like this just kind of give us the freedom to go make a record, how we want to make it, and have people have the chance to hear it."

When asked what the term alternative means to them - one of their four Junos was for best alternative album - Win Butler said: "I honestly just think of alternative as Bush and Nirvana."

During his best album acceptance speech, Parry thanked Juno double winner and humanitarian award winner Neil Young but said the band hadn't had a chance to meet him.

"We feel we met him in spirit," said Parry.


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