Kaiser Chiefs have revealed that they went to David Bowie for input of some lyrics for a song on their new album, ‘The Future Is Medieval’, but they rejected what he had to offer. The band contacted Bowie through record producer Tony Visconti, who has worked with the singer throughout his career.
Kaiser Chiefs drummer Nick Hodgson revealed, "Tony texted David asking for his suggestions to finish off a verse [on 'Man On Mars'] and he came up with a couple of lines. 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!"
Nick also revealed that the album, which was released on June 3, was inspired by the Oasis record ‘Be Here Now’. Hodgson added, "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." Fans can compile their own version of the album by visiting the bands website.