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Ricky Wilson, Kaiser Chiefs and Simon Rix - Kaiser Chiefs performing at the Barclaycard Presents British Summer Time held at the Hyde Park at Hyde Park - London, United Kingdom - Friday 26th June 2015

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Ricky Wilson and Kaiser Chiefs
Ricky Wilson and Kaiser Chiefs
Ricky Wilson and Kaiser Chiefs
Ricky Wilson and Kaiser Chiefs

Simon Rix and Ricky Wilson - A variety of stars were photographed as they arrived at the 2015 NME Awards which were held at the Brixton Academy in London, United Kingdom - Thursday 19th February 2015

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Simon Rix and Ricky Wilson
Simon Rix and Ricky Wilson
Simon Rix and Ricky Wilson

Simon Rix outside Radio two studios - Simon Rix leaving the BBC Radio 2 studios - London, United Kingdom - Friday 4th April 2014

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Simon Rix - Celebrities at the BBC Radio 2 studios - London, United Kingdom - Friday 4th April 2014

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Simon Rix and Kaiser Chiefs - British Summer Time Hyde Park - Performances - London, United Kingdom - Friday 5th July 2013

Simon Rix and Kaiser Chiefs
Simon Rix and Kaiser Chiefs

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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