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Kaiser Chiefs Use Nerf Guns To Keep Fit On Tour

Kaiser Chiefs use Nerf guns to keep fit on tour.The 'Parachute' hitmakers - comprised of Ricky Wilson, Simon Rix, Nick 'Peanut' Baines, Andrew White and Vijay Mistry - like to have fake battles backstage with...

Ricky Wilson: 'Nick Hodgson Did Not Write Kaiser Chiefs Songs'

Kaiser Chiefs rocker Ricky Wilson was baffled by rumours the band would end when drummer Nick Hodgson quit, insisting reports he penned all their hits are not true.Hodgson announced in December, 2012 that he was...

Ricky Wilson Baffled By Nick Hodgson's Career Swap

Kaiser Chiefs frontman Ricky Wilson was baffled when he found out his former bandmate Nick Hodgson has swapped life in a rock group for writing pop songs for British singer Olly Murs.Hodgson, the group's drummer...

Olly Murs Collaborates With Former Kaiser Chief Nick Hodgson

Olly Murs has collaborated with former Kaiser Chiefs star Nick Hodgson.The 'Trouble' hitmaker paired up with the the former drummer, backing vocalist and lyricist for the 'I Predict A Riot' rockers - who now works...

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

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 Chiefs are...

Ricky Wilson Had To Prove His Singing Ability

Ricky Wilson has had to prove himself as a singer on his band's new album. The Kaiser Chiefs frontman, whose band are set to release their new record 'Education, Education And War' next month, admits...

Ricky Wilson 'Lost Interest' In Band

Ricky Wilson lost interest in Kaiser Chiefs because he thought he had achieved everything.The 'Oh My God' hitmaker admits he only realised he didn't want to lose the group when drummer Nick Hodgson quit in...

Ricky Wilson Feared Kaiser Chiefs Were Over

British rocker Ricky Wilson feared his band Kaiser Chiefs would be forced to split when drummer Nick Hodgson quit.Hodgson, a founder member of the band and co-writer of some of its biggest hits, announced his...

Nick Hodgson Explains Departure From Kaiser Chiefs

Kaiser Chiefs co-founder Nick Hodgson has opened up about his decision to leave the band after 15 years, insisting he simply just wants to take his career in another direction.The drummer, who formed the group...

Kaiser Chiefs Drummer Nick Hodgson Quits Band

The Kaiser Chiefs' drummer has quit the band.Nick Hodgson announced his departure from the Leeds collective via twitter yesterday (04.12.12) and insisted he had no hard feeling towards his former band mates.The rocker posted: ''I...

Kaiser Chiefs Founder Nick Hodgson Quits Band After 15 Years

Oh My God: Nick Hodgson Has Announced His Departure From The Kaiser ChiefsKaiser Chiefs drummer Nick Hodgson has quit the band after 15 years. The drummer, backing vocalist and primary songwriting announced the news on...

Nick Hodgson Quits Kaiser Chiefs

Kaiser Chiefs co-founder Nick Hodgson has quit the band after 15 years.The drummer, who formed the group with singer Ricky Wilson and guitarist Andrew White, announced his decision on his page on Tuesday (04Dec12)....

Kaiser Chiefs Excited For Homecoming Gig

Kaiser Chiefs can't wait for their homecoming gig at this year's Leeds Festival.The 'I Predict A Riot' rockers - who hail from the northern UK city - are excited about playing the famous festival at...

Nick Hodgson Joins The Vaccines Onstage

Kaiser Chiefs star Nick Hodgson became a temporary member of The Vaccines on Tuesday night (03Jan12) when he stepped in to guest as their drummer.The band was performing a show at Amsterdam Paradiso in the...

Kaiser Chiefs Record In Tiny Studio

Kaiser Chiefs record their albums in a studio which is only big enough to fit one person in at a time. The 'Little Shocks' group's drummer, Nick Hodgson produced and recorded most of their last...

Ricky Wilson's Performing Frustration

Ricky Wilson was getting "frustrated" b y Kaiser Chiefs' lack of live performances. The singer was desperate for his band to end their official 'hiatus' - which started in 2008 - and release their latest...

Kaiser Chiefs Give Up Bouncy Songs

Kaiser Chiefs didn't want to write "bouncy songs" for their latest album. The group's new album, 'The Future is Medieval', is "darker" than previous material as the band both feel they have matured and recordings...

Kaiser Chiefs Proud Of New Lp

Kaiser Chiefs felt like they were "really sticking it to the man" with their new album. The 'Little Shocks' group have released 'The Future is Mediaeval' on a basis where fans can choose 10 out...

Kaiser Chiefs' Guitar Heavy Comeback

Kaiser Chiefs have been working on guitar heavy new tracks for their comeback album.The 'I Predict A Riot' rockers have been on a two year hiatus, but say their return later this year will come...

Duran Duran To Record Soccer Song

Duran Duran are set to record an unofficial World Cup song for the England soccer team.The group - made up of Simon Le Bon, Nick Rhodes, John Taylor and Roger Taylor - have approached the...

Kaiser Chiefs' Mail Album

Kaiser Chiefs are writing their new album by mail. The British pop group are working on the follow up to their last album, 2008s 'Off With Their heads' but are talking their time, and planning...

Mark Ronson's Cover Ban

Mark Ronson banned all cover songs on his new album 'The Business'. The music producer - whose 2007 album 'Version' featured successful covers of songs by Kaiser Chiefs and Coldplay, among others - said this...

Duran Duran's Kaiser Hope

Duran Duran expect big things from their Kaiser Chiefs collaboration.The group are currently in the studio with producer Mark Ronson and are delighted with their recent writing session with the 'I Predict A Riot' hitmakers'...

Kaiser Chiefs Call For End To 'Feud' With Oasis

Kaiser Chiefs frontman Ricky Wilson has expressed his frustration at reports of a feud between his band and Oasis.Speaking in August, Noel Gallagher had compared the I Predict A Riot stars to 60s group the...

By on 09 October 2008

Kaiser Chiefs Credit Ronson For Sway Rap

KAISER CHEIFS have said that they only managed to secure a contribution from hip hop artist SWAY for their new album because he was looking for Mark Ronson.The rapper was trying to find the producer...

By on 06 October 2008

Kaiser Chiefs 'Not Offended' By Noel Gallagher Remarks

Kaiser Chiefs have accused Oasis guitarist Noel Gallagher of publicity seeking after he criticised the Leeds band.The I Predict A Riot stars headlined the 4Music stage at last weekend's V festival but according to Gallagher,...

By on 18 August 2008

Kaiser Chiefs To Release Album In October

KAISER CHIEFS have revealed they will release their new album Off With Their Heads on October 13th.The follow-up to last year's hugely successful YOURS TRULY, ANGRY MOB will feature contributions from LILY ALLEN, NEW YORK...

By on 05 August 2008

Trio Of Ivor Novello Nominations For Amy Winehouse

Amy Winehouse is in the running for three Ivor Novello awards after the nominations were published today.The 24-year-old has been named in the best song musically and lyrically category twice for Love is a Losing...

By on 21 April 2008

Kaiser Chief: 'Music Is So Average Nowadays'

KAISER CHIEFS drummer NICK HODGSON insists the contemporary music scene is "average" compared to punk in the late 1970s, and is fed up with bands jumping on the ARCTIC MONKEYS "bandwagon". The I PREDICT A...

Kaiser Chief Drummer To Sing

KAISER CHIEFS drummer NICK HODGSON will be stepping behind the microphone on the English band's forthcoming second album. Frontman RICKY WILSON has stepped aside to let Hodgson, 28, sing BOXING CHAMP. Wilson, 28, says, "I...

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