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Thursday, February 09, 2006
"Of course we're better than Oasis'
They're the best band in Britain - far better than Oasis. That's how Kaiser Chiefs' Ricky Wilson feels about his band.
In fact, the singer admits he's so impressed with himself these days, he gets starstruck just looking in the mirror.
"It's true," Ricky jokes.
"I wakeup in the morning, start shaking and think: 'Oh, my God. I can't believe I'm brushing Ricky Wilson's teeth!'
And there will be plenty of shaking going on at the Brit Awards next week, too.
Not only are the Kaisers up for five awards, they'll also perform in front of the acts they've grownup idolising. And right now, just the thought of meeting the se stars is giving Ricky the jitters.
"I'll have a heart attack at the Brits because it'll be wall-to-wall celebs," he admits.
"I do quite like the feeling of shaking when you're talking to them but I know it'll be awful, too."
One star he may bump into on the night is Paul Weller, though Ricky was far from impressed by the ageing Mod father's attack on Sting, Queen, U2 and other winners of the Brits lifetime achievement award.
"Paul's a bit of an old fuddy-duddy for slagging those people off," says Ricky.
"I think if you haven't got anything nice to say...
"You shouldn't slag people off just because you don't like their music, when you don't even know them or when you'll bump into them next."
Still, Ricky, 27, wouldn't mind meeting Weller, who'll be at the Brits picking up his own lifetime achievement gong.
"I'd definitely still be starstruck if I met Paul. His music is great."
One band Ricky won't be seeing is Oasis - much to his disappointment.
"It's daft that Oasis aren't coming," he says. I like Liam Gallagher. He always says something clever and funny. But he's not the sort of bloke I'd go down the pub with. Whenever I say anything, he disagrees."
Liam would no doubt disagree with Ricky's contention that the Kaisers are the better band.
Ricky boasts: "Yes, I still think we're the best band in the world. Of course we're better than Oasis. I don't want to come across as big-headed - Oasis are great - but I wouldn't be in a band if it wasn't the best."
source: The Sun
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