Bowie's Verses Rejected by Kaiser Chiefs
In a recent interview with the Kaiser Chief's drummer and songwriter, Nick Hodgson, the band has by all accounts rejected a lyrical contribution from legend David Bowie for their forthcoming track, 'Man on Mars'.
The band contacted Bowie through their producer Tony Visconti who has worked with Bowie on several projects. He sent a text to Bowie asking for lyrics. When the superstar responded, the band felt they were not right for the song and subsequently rejected.
"Tony texted David asking for his suggestions to finish off a verse and he came up with a couple of lines," >>said Hodgson. "I'm such a big Bowie fan I can't believe I'm saying this, but they just weren't right, so I've missed out on a Hodgson/Bowie writing credit. Gutted!"
Hodgson also added that the record has been influenced by Oasis's Be Here Now album, in terms of its attitude. "We all know that record has loads of problems, but at least it's got an attitude, unlike the twee and boring folk music that's so popular at the moment," he said.
The Chief's new record is entitled, The Future is Medieval. The band has come up with a unique format for purchasing the record. Fans can buy the album for £7.50 from the Kaiser Chiefs website, and they receive 20 tracks. They can then choose their favourite 10, and share their version of the album with other fans. For each person that buys their own individual version of the track, receive a £1.>
The Kaiser Chiefs play a string of tour dates this year including Glastonbury and the V Festival in the U.K.>
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