Scottish rockers Franz Ferdinand have been forced to pull out of charity extravaganza LIVE 8 - because the date clashes with guitarist NICK McCARTHY's July (05) wedding.

The TAKE ME OUT stars are devastated to have to miss the historic rock event - particularly as the MAKE POVERTY HISTORY campaign is close to the rockers' hearts.

An insider says, "It's really unfortunate. Live 8 is taking place so it happens when the G8 Summit is held at Gleneagles, but Nick's wedding has been planned for ages.

"The band really wanted to do their bit for the gig as they believe it's a very important cause."

30/05/2005 17:22