Welsh rocker Gruff Rhys is glad his pal Rhys Ifans quit the Super Furry Animals to pursue an acting career - because the band would have flopped with the Notting Hill star as frontman.
Ifans was lead vocalist of the cult British group before they found fame in the mid-1990s, but left to concentrate on his blossoming movie career.
And singer/songwriter Rhys, who took over as the Super Furry Animals' frontman, is happy with Ifans' career choice - he's adamant the Northern Lites hitmakers would have burned out after one album if the actor had stayed.
Rhys tells Q magazine, "Aw, he was always a great actor, so it would've been a terrible shame if he'd given up acting. He was the singer in the band and I was playing guitar.
"He's such a charismatic man that he would've been a much better frontman than I could ever be. We'd probably have been like Guns N' Roses or something. We'd have done one amazing record and then died. It would've been more rock 'n' roll with Rhys in the band."