Leeds five-piece say it would be 'hypocritical' to perform
Kaiser Chiefs have snubbed the chance to play the Diana: Princess of Wales memorial concert because they feel it would be “hypocritical” to appear at the commemorative event.
The band also accused a host of the bands set to appear at the gig, which will mark the 10th anniversary of Diana‘s death, of using the event to sell more records.
“It’s fine if you’re doing something like Live8, which is raising awareness or events that raise awareness over green issues. That’s all right,” said singer Ricky Wilson. “But a lot of them are doing it to sell more records.”
“I’m not disrespecting her, but can you imagine someone like Kasabian playing at the concert?,” Wilson told thisislondon.co.uk. “Elton John can do it – he knew her. I didn’t know her. It would be hypocritical.”
Diana died in a Paris car crash in August 1997.