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Despite Nick Hodgson's Exit, The Kaiser Chiefs Score No.1 Album


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The Kaiser Chiefs have successfully bounced back after the departure of drummer and primary songwriter Nick Hodgson, by taking the No.1 album spot with their latest effort Education, Education, Education & War. 

Kaiser ChiefsKaiser Chiefs are No.1 in the album chart

Buoyed by the popularity of Ricky Wilson on The Voice, the Leeds rockers narrowly outsold X Factor winner Sam Bailey.

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Kaiser Chiefs Founder Nick Hodgson Quits Band After 15 Years


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Nick Hodgson, The Kaiser ChiefsOh My God: Nick Hodgson Has Announced His Departure From The Kaiser Chiefs

Kaiser Chiefs drummer Nick Hodgson has quit the band after 15 years. The drummer, backing vocalist and primary songwriting announced the news on Twitter on Tuesday (December 4, 2012), telling fans of the Leeds band, "I can confirm I have left Kaiser Chiefs after 15 spectacular years. I'm moving on. I wish the rest of the band the very best!"

His band-mates tweeted their support for Nick's decision and there doesn't appear to be any bad blood over his departure. Lead singer Ricky Wilson said, "@nickkaiserchief The door is on the latch and the key under the mat," while bass player Simon Rix said, "good luck to @nickkaiserchief with his plans. I can exclusively confirm we will still be collaborating on pints in pubs." Named after Kaizer Chiefs, the South African football team and onetime home of Leeds legend Lucas Radebe, the Kaisers formed after Hodgson met Wilson and guitarist Andrew White (firstly calling themselves Runston Parva, and then Parva). He played with the band for six albums in total and wrote a string of their biggest hits, including, Oh My God, I Predict A Riot and Ruby.

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Nick Hodgson, Kaiser Chiefs, Ricky Wilson and Leeds & Reading Festival - Nick Hodgson, Nick Baines and Ricky Wilson of Kaiser Chiefs Sunday 26th August 2012 Reading Festival 2012 - Performances - Day Three

Nick Hodgson, Kaiser Chiefs, Ricky Wilson and Leeds & Reading Festival
Nick Hodgson, Kaiser Chiefs and Leeds & Reading Festival
Ricky Wilson, Kaiser Chiefs, Nick Hodgson and Leeds & Reading Festival

Ricky Wilson, Kaiser Chiefs, Nick Hodgson, Simon Rix and Grosvenor House - Nick Baines, Ricky Wilson, Nick Hodgson and Simon Rix of the Kaiser Chiefs London, England - The Q Awards 2011 held at Grosvenor House hotel - Arrivals Monday 24th October 2011

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Ricky Wilson, Kaiser Chiefs, Nick Hodgson, Simon Rix and The Q Awards
Ricky Wilson, Kaiser Chiefs, Nick Hodgson, Simon Rix and Grosvenor House
Ricky Wilson, Kaiser Chiefs, Nick Hodgson, Simon Rix and Grosvenor House

KT Tunstall, Nick Hodgson and Shirley Bassey - KT Tunstall & Nick Hodgson (Kaiser Chiefs) London, England - at the music playback for Dame Shirley Bassey at the Ritz Casino Club. 50 Years after her first number one record, Geffen Records UK is proud to release the first studio album in over 20 years by Dame Shirley Bassey - 'The Performance' released 9th November 2009 Monday 21st September 2009

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Shirley Bassey, David Arnold and Kt Tunstall
Kt Tunstall and Shirley Bassey

Nick Hodgson and Kaiser Chiefs - Sunday 17th August 2008 at V Festival Staffordshire, England

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