Newsflash! G-Unit and Dr. Dre aren’t the only ones making waves with being associated with fights lately. Indie-rockers are doing it too proving that fighting is not just for gangsters anymore. Tensions can be high when on the road and this has proven true with the young lads in Franz Ferdinand. Seems that the pretty boys had a good old-fashioned catfight after playing a gig at the Zenith Club in Paris on November 4.
NME reports that after the band played the boys had to meet with representatives from their French label, who presented them with a disc recognizing their success in France. As soon as the presentation came to a close the band got into such a huge argument it is claimed that singer Alex Kapranos attempted to punch guitarist Nick McCarthy. Rumors have it that drummer Paul Thomson was involved as well.
A band source told NME.COM: "As far as I know there was a punch thrown at Nick by Alex. There was obviously some niggle there and they’ve grinned and bared it and got the discs, and then the tension was still there. I think a few things flew about! I think the actual brawl went on behind closed doors though. There was one swing and a lot of huffing and puffing, kicking things around in the dressing room."
Reasons for the brawl have not leaked, however management told NME: "It’s just simply one of those things. There’s no depth to it, minor issues take on more significance when you live in each other’s pockets for a year. The tiredness from traveling doesn’t help either. Every band I’ve worked with has had something like this; it’s like family life. Bands fall out, families fall out. It’s the dynamic of being in a band."