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- Posted on Jun 6th 2011 10:30AM by Andrew Kerr
Hodgson told the News of the World on Sunday, June 5 that the band had contacted Bowie through Visconti looking for lyrics for a song which the drummer was struggling to finish.
Hodgson said (via NME), "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!"
However the claim has now been refuted by Visconti. He told NME, "I have never asked David Bowie to write lyrics for the Kaiser Chiefs. I was hired for the production job because of Nick's obsession with Bowie and T.Rex, and I freely shared some of my production secrets with them, but that did not include getting Bowie to write lyrics for them. That is absurd."
As previously reported by Spinner, the band released their new fan-compiled album 'The Future Is Medieval' on Friday, June 3.