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The Barclaycard Presents British Summer Time 2015

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
Ricky Wilson and Kaiser Chiefs

2015 NME Awards

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

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

Kylie, Kaiser Chiefs For Racecourse Shows


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Kylie Minogue and Kaiser Chiefs will perform at English racecourses.

The global superstar and the indie rockers have been announced as the headliners for a series of 'An Evening at the Races' events, presented by music promoter Jockey Club Live.

Speaking about her excitement for the shows, the 'All the Lovers' hitmaker said: ''I'm so excited to be performing at 'An Evening At The Races'. I have an amazing band and fabulous dancers and we can't wait to share my hits with you in a beautiful Summer outdoor show. Being from a horse racing city like Melbourne, I'll be sure to have a flutter on the horses myself!''

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Mumford And Sons For Secret Glasto Set


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Mumford and Sons will play a secret set at Glastonbury festival this week.

The folk rock group - made up of Marcus Mumford, Winston Marshall, Ben Lovett and Ted Dwane - headlined the event at Worthy Farm last year and are set to return for one of their most intimate gigs in recent years.

A source told The Sun newspaper they are hosting their own area after their triumphant 2013 set on the Pyramid Stage.

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Ricky Wilson Has Bumper Car Injury On Set Of Music Video


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Kaiser Chiefs' Ricky Wilson had an accident on the bumper cars while filming their next single.

The 36-year-old singer was spotted wearing an eyepatch at last night's (12.05.14) Radio Academy Awards and insists things got ''out of hand'' at the fairground when they were working on the video for their music.

He said: ''We were filming a video for our next single and I had a minor accident.

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Simon Rix Leaving BBC Radio 2

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

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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
Simon Rix

Kaiser Chiefs Want Their Song For World Cup


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Kaiser Chiefs want their track 'Coming Home' to be England's unofficial world cup anthem.

The Football Association have selected Gary Barlow's 'Greatest Day' - featuring former Spice Girl Mel C, Pixie Lott, Katy B and Gary Lineker - as the official 2014 song ahead of the competition in Brazil in June, but Kaiser Chiefs are hoping fans will be playing their track.

Bassist Simon Rix told The Sun newspaper: ''Hopefully, 'Coming Home' will be played when England are carrying the World Cup on the plane back home.''

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Kaiser Chiefs Stayed In A 'shed' To Bond


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Kaiser Chiefs stayed in a ''shed'' in order bond before recording their latest album.

The 'Ruby' hitmakers confined themselves to a small barn in Bath, Somerset, to work out their differences and write new material, after drummer and co-songwriter Nick Hodgson quit the band in 2012.

Frontman Ricky Wilson claims the trip with remaining members - Andrew White, Simon Rix and Nick Baines - was make or break for the group.

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British Summer Time Hyde Park

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 Drummer Nick Hodgson Quits Band


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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 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!

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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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Kaiser Chiefs Are Not Splitting, Says Simon Rix


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Kaiser Chiefs rocker Simon Rix has denied the British band plans to split after the release of a retrospective singles album, insisting the record does not mark "the end" of the group.

The I Predict a Riot hitmakers are releasing Souvenir, a collection of their most popular tracks, and the 'greatest hits' package has sparked speculation they are about to announce their retirement.

But bassist Rix is adamant there is a future for the band, telling the Bbc, "I think we did this (as) a singles collection purposefully. It's similar but different... it's not a greatest hits - not the end."

Kaiser Chiefs Worried About Future Of Guitar Bands


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Kaiser Chiefs don't know if music is a "viable career for five guys with guitars" in 2011.

The 'Ruby' rockers say the music industry has changed "totally" since they went on official hiatus at the end of 2008, and they don't know if today's guitar bands can get the exposure necessary to become a big hit across the country.

Speaking at the BT Digital Music awards, Singer Ricky Wilson told BANG Showbiz: "Necessity is the mother of invention and there will always be music. Whether it will be a viable career for five guys with guitars I'm not sure at the moment but you know, they'll be there in a garage somewhere."

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Kaiser Chiefs' Guitar Heavy Comeback


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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 at the right time, as they feel guitar music is returning to the charts.

Drummer Nick Hodgson told the Daily Star newspaper: "It's all going in the right direction.

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