Kaiser Chiefs' Ricky Wilson 'clears the air' with former bandmate Nick Hodgson Kaiser Chiefs Tickets

The drummer and songwriter left the band at the end of 2012

Photo: Next Previous

Photo Gallery: Kaiser Chiefs

Kaiser Chiefs' Ricky Wilson has said that he has "cleared the air" with the band's former drummer and songwriter, Nick Hodgson.

Hodgson quit the Kaiser Chiefs at the end of 2012. Earlier today, Wilson took to Twitter to say that he had spoken to Hodgson on the phone, writing:



At the time, Hodgson explained to NME that he'd always planned to leave the band by the age of 35. He now works full-time as a producer and songwriter at his 'Chewdio' studios in East London. He commented: "I'd always thought I'd do it. I like studios a lot, I like producing, I like finding bands, I like working with bands, I like writing songs. And now I can do them all."

Ricky Wilson will tomorrow (January 11) make his debut as a coach on BBC1 talent show The Voice. In this week's NME he speaks about his role on the show and the motivation behind appearing alongside fellow coaches will.i.am, Kylie Minogue and Tom Jones. Wilson explained: "I love my band and I want our new record to get noticed. I know that everyone is going, 'He thinks he's going to sell more records and more tickets.' And that is why I'm doing it. I'm not a fucking idiot."

Kaiser Chiefs recently revealed two new songs, 'Bows & Arrows' and 'Misery Company', both of which are taken from the band's forthcoming new album 'Education, Education, Education & War', which will be released on March 31.

Subscribe to NME here, or get this week's digital issue



NME


Read More On This Artist

Kaiser Chiefs Tickets
Date/Time Venue Seetickets Viagogo


NOT AVAILABLE

Buy Kaiser Chiefs Tickets

from £64


NOT AVAILABLE

Buy Kaiser Chiefs Tickets

from £69


NOT AVAILABLE

Buy Kaiser Chiefs Tickets

from £71

back to top

More News
Shamir launches 'relationship hotline'
Faith No More to reissue 'The Real Thing' and 'Angel Dust' with rarities
Diplo: 'I was jealous and sad, and probably mad when MIA signed to a major'
The Temper Trap 'reaching the end' of recording their third album
Glastonbury's Shangri-La area announces political theme for 2015
Palma Violets recruit 'Game Of Thrones' actor for 'English Tongue' video –...
Beyoncé And Jay Z reportedly plotting joint album to be released via Tidal
Guns N' Roses guitarist says band are on 'hiatus' but that he expects it...
Chaka Khan performs 'It's Raining Men' on 'Letterman' – watch
Sia unveils new 'Fire Meet Gasoline' video starring Heidi Klum
BBC Proms to host first ever club night, 6 Music event and Jarvis Cocker live radio show
Chvrches singer Lauren Mayberry fights back against online rape threats
Major Lazer share Ellie Goulding-featuring track 'Powerful' - listen
Lady Gaga to receive first Contemporary Icon Award at Songwriters Hall of Fame
Train to Glastonbury named after festival founder Michael Eavis
The Strokes' Fabrizio Moretti remixes Spoon track 'Inside Out' - listen
Charli XCX and Bleachers announce joint US tour
The Chemical Brothers preview new song - listen
Nine Inch Nails' Trent Reznor puts house on market for £3 million
Best Coast: ''California Nights' is the record we always wanted to make'
Michael Eavis says he won't be watching Kanye West at Glastonbury
Belle And Sebastian and Honeyblood nominated as Scottish Album of the Year longlist revealed

More News

Comments

Please login to add your comment.

Date/Time Venue Town/City Seetickets Viagogo
31 Jul 2015 Newmarket Racecourse Newmarket

Tickets not currently available.

Buy Kaiser Chiefs Tickets
from £64

06 Aug 2015 Sandown Park Esher

Tickets not currently available.

Buy Kaiser Chiefs Tickets
from £69

07 Aug 2015 Haydock Park Liverpool

Tickets not currently available.

Buy Kaiser Chiefs Tickets
from £71

Latest Tickets - Booking Now
 
Know Your NME
 

 
NME Store & Framed Prints
Inside NME.COM