Ricky Wilson

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Ricky Wilson of Kaiser Chiefs: ‘People like to see you drinking – so I’d get drunk’
After finding fame in the noughties, the indie frontman reinvented himself as a judge on The Voice. But escalating anxiety led to an alcohol problem. Now sober, and with a new album, he opens up – between wisecracks – about his struggles

Tim Jonze

22, Jul, 2019 @5:00 AM

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I predict a Riley: Kaiser Chiefs find new employment as art curators
The band have rocked up to York Art Gallery to mount an exhibition that contrasts paintings they admire with sound art and songs. They explain how it came about

Helen Pidd

12, Dec, 2018 @2:40 PM

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Can Boy George and Paloma Faith save The Voice?
The two newcomers should bring enough wit, guts and star-quality eccentricity to give the BBC’s singing contest the edge over The X Factor

Hannah Verdier

08, Jan, 2016 @10:48 AM

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Radio X: the radio equivalent of a chunky chocolate bar for men
Xfm is rebranding as Radio X, a ‘male-focused’ station with a bloke-friendly line-up including Chris Moyles, Johnny Vaughan and Ricky Wilson. Stand by for all the ladbantz you can handle …

Peter Robinson

08, Sep, 2015 @2:12 PM

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Ricky Wilson: Working on The Voice, I have the same thing for lunch every day
The musician reveals a childhood obsession with crisp sandwiches and why he never eats on a plane. Interview by John Hind

John Hind

17, Jan, 2015 @7:00 PM

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The Voice review – it’s the judges, not the singers, who I’m passing judgment on
Sam Wollaston: Rita and will.i.am are good value, but Tom and Ricky realy need to up their game

Sam Wollaston

12, Jan, 2015 @7:00 AM

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On the road: Volkswagen e-Golf – car review
Can Kaiser Chief Ricky Wilson be persuaded of the charms of the silent electric e-Golf? Laura Barton finds out

Laura Barton

04, Oct, 2014 @5:00 AM

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Kaiser Chiefs score first No 1 album since 2007
Helped along by Ricky Wilson's popularity on The Voice, the Leeds band narrowly outsold X Factor winner Sam Bailey with Education, Education, Education & War

Sean Michaels

07, Apr, 2014 @8:12 AM

Education, Education, Education & War review – can Kaiser Chiefs still convince?

The first Kaiser Chiefs album since Nick Hodgson left and Ricky Wilson took a seat on The Voice is not as bad as you'd think, writes Kitty Empire

Kitty Empire

30, Mar, 2014 @12:01 AM

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Kaiser Chiefs say album cover is homage to Sturmey Archer, not theft

Band accused of copying cycling firm Sturmey Archer's logo for their new album cover

Sean Michaels

20, Feb, 2014 @9:13 AM

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Kaiser Chiefs singer Ricky Wilson and bassist Simon Rix on their musical relationship
Kaiser Chiefs' singer and bassist met when they were 17, but it took the northerners until last year to open up to each other and write songs together

Katie Burnetts

09, Feb, 2014 @12:05 AM

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Kaiser Chiefs' Ricky Wilson: 'We lost the anger somewhere along the way'

He is the first to admit that Kaiser Chiefs got fat and lazy. Now they're back – and with something to prove. But what on earth is he doing moonlighting on The Voice?

Tim Jonze

08, Jan, 2014 @7:00 PM

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