Franz Ferdinand frontman Alex Kapranos accidentally exposed himself to an entire theatre of fans in France recently, when his trousers split onstage.

The gaffe was made all the worse because Kapranos wasn't wearing any underwear at the time - but he somehow managed a stealthy offstage change before anyone noticed.

He explains, "It turned out to be not as tragic as it could have been.

"I nipped backstage and changed into another pair while the rest of the group played an extended intro. They didn't realise what had happened until after the show."

14/07/2004 17:20