British rockers Scouting For Girls have a special James Bond clause written into their record contract that allows their drummer to drop out of the band should he land the coveted role of the secret agent.
The trio signed with Epic UK, a division of Sony BMG, in February 2007 - but before signing on the dotted line, percussionist Pete Ellard made sure he would be cleared of his band commitments should he be cast in the superspy franchise.
Frontman Roy Stride explains, "It's actually written into our record contract with Sony that Pete will be released from the deal if he gets offered the part of 007.
"He insisted on adding the Bond clause, but we all agreed that we wouldn't sign unless Sony adhered to it. They could no believe it. They started laughing when we told them and said to Pete that it was crazy as he would never be the next action star, but Pete was adamant it should be added."