Scottish band Franz Ferdinand's frontman Alex Kapranos has hit out at the inebriated image of his rival rock stars.

The TAKE ME OUT singer is concerned musicians are choosing to behave in a "thuggish" way rather than present a thoughtful image in the fear it may detract from their "street credibility".

He says, "It does annoy me when bands think it's cool to slur their way through a bottle of Jack Daniels rather than articulate the thoughts that they do have.

"In recent years there has been this trend to affect some kind of thuggish behaviour just because bands think it'll give them street credibility."

11/10/2004 17:32