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Ricky Wilson: “Politics is like ‘The X Factor’ for ugly people”

Ricky Wilson has revealed his less than favourable views on UK politicians saying they all "want to be famous, often for the wrong reasons." The Kaiser Chiefs frontman, who released a World Cup song with Freddie Flintoff last week, compared UK politics to The X Factor. Speaking to the Evening Standard, Wilson said: "Politics is just like The X Factor for ugly...

Ha-ha, Harry Kane! Kaiser Chiefs frontman Ricky Wilson and Freddie Flintoff release World Cup anthem

Kaiser Chiefs frontman Ricky Wilson has teamed up with former cricketer Freddie Flintoff for a World Cup anthem, but it's not winning over too many fans. The unlikeliest of duos has teamed up with bookmaker BetStars for their own reworking of Boney M's 'Rasputin', dedicated to England captain Harry Kane. The re-imagining of the seminal 1978 hit sees Kane's name being...

Kaiser Chiefs warn fans not to accept Facebook friend requests from Ricky Wilson

Ricky Wilson
Kaiser Chiefs have warned fans not to accept a Facebook friend request from frontman Ricky Wilson. The Leeds band formed in 2000 and have released six studio albums to date, including 2016's 'Stay Together'. In a post on the group's official Twitter account, the band warned fans of a scam targeting the frontman. "If you've received a Facebook friend...

Ricky Wilson tells us about his “messiest” VO5 NME Awards memory and Kaiser Chiefs’ next album

Kaiser Chiefs' Ricky Wilson at the VO5 NME Awards 2018
Kaiser Chiefs' frontman Ricky Wilson has recalled what he claims to be his "messiest" memory of the VO5 NME Awards - as well as sharing details of progress on the band's new album. Watch our video interview with Wilson above. Here are all the winners from the VO5 NME Awards 2018 "This is the kind of awards where no matter...

Here’s ex-Kaiser Chief Nick JD Hodgson and The Killers’ Brandon Flowers interviewing each other

Former Kaiser Chiefs drummer turned solo star Nick JD Hodgson has shared a video of him and The Killers' frontman Brandon Flowers grilling each other on the important issues. Check it out on NME first below. The video was shot at The Killers' recent headline show in Leeds, where Hodgson joined the band to perform a cover of 'I Predict...

Kaiser Chiefs’ Ricky Wilson and Ella Eyre will appear on ‘Great British Bake Off’

Ricky Wilson, Ella Eyre
A special mini-season of 'The Great British Bake Off' is coming and musicians Ricky Wilson from Kaiser Chiefs and pop sensation Ella Eyre will star. The five-episode series will air as a part of the Stand Up To Cancer annual broadcast looking to raise money for the charity. The date for the series is unconfirmed by Noel Fielding and Sandi...

Watch former Kaiser Chief Nick Hodgson join The Killers to cover ‘I Predict A Riot’

The Killers' Brandon Flowers and former Kaiser Chief Nick Hodgson
Former Kaiser Chiefs drummer and songwriter turned solo star Nick Hodgson joined The Killers on stage in his native Leeds last night to perform a cover of 'I Predict A Riot'. Check out footage and the setlist below. Buy Killers UK tour tickets here The Las Vegas band were performing at the First Direct Arena in Leeds, when hometown hero...

Nick Hodgson talks life after Kaiser Chiefs and his debut solo album, ‘Tell Your Friends’

Former Kaiser Chiefs drummer turned solo star Nick Hodgson
Former Kaiser Chiefs drummer and songwriter Nick Hodgson is back with his debut solo album 'Tell Your Friends'. Check out new single 'Suitable' below, along with our interview with Hodgson. Hodgson, who co-wrote all of the band's songs during his 15 years as a member, left Kaiser Chiefs in 2012 - claiming that he wanted to spend more time in...

Arrest made after fans at Bingley Music Live hit by fake festival wristband scam

Kaiser Chiefs live
Police have made an arrest after a number of fans were hit by a fake festival ticket and wristband scam at this weekend's Bingley Music Live. Headlined by Manic Street Preachers, Kaiser Chiefs and The Wombats, the festival at Myrtyle Park in West Yorkshire this weekend has seen a number of music fans left empty handed after being targeted by...

Kaiser Chiefs recall their sweaty meeting with Brad Pitt

Kaiser Chiefs have recalled having a sweaty meeting with Brad Pitt. The band are due to play on Glastonbury's Other Stage at 4:15pm today and stopped by NME HQ beforehand. The actor has been spotted hanging out at the Somerset festival, as well as other Hollywood A-listers Johnny Depp and Bradley Cooper. Asked who they'd rather hang out with, frontman Ricky...