Former Talking Heads rocker David Byrne once came close to knocking Paris Hilton over with his bicycle during a ride in New York, when she unexpectedly stepped into his path.
The singer is a keen cyclist and often takes to his two wheels to get around Manhattan.
But he is frequently left infuriated with people who ignore the lights at pedestrian crossings - just like socialite Hilton did on one occasion.
Writing in his forthcoming memoirs, Bicycle Diaries, Byrne recalls, "(Hilton was) holding her little doggy, crossing the street against the light and looking around as if to say, 'I'm Paris Hilton, don't you recognise me?'
"(New Yorkers) have enough brains not to walk in front of a truck, but they'll step right into the path of a cyclist, thereby initiating a game of urban chicken."