Alex Kapranos of Scottish rock group Franz Ferdinand recently took to the Twitters to express his anger over the usage of the band's music on a McDonald's website (which has since been removed). While Kapranos' frustration seems to be more directly pointed at his American label, Sony, for licensing the music without the band's consent, it should be noted that Kapranos is also something of a die-hard food lover, who even published a book in 2006 about great meals that the band had while on tour.
But the first Tweet (above) wasn't all he had to say. Later, Kapranos clarified that his anger was directed at the record company and not at the fast food chain per se:
Karpranos then joked that the issue had more to do with the choice of fast food chain:
While on tour in America last year, the band's drummer kept a blog on the band's website about his favorite hamburgers in the U.S. Mickey D's did not make the list.
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· Franz Ferdinand's Alex Kapranos Attacks US Label After Letting McDonalds Use Music [NME]