Bass guitarist BOB HARDY joined Franz Ferdinand by accident - he never wanted to be a rock star.

The 23-year-old former art student still feels out of place after the group's meteoric rise to stardom following the release of their debut single TAKE ME OUT.

He says, "Did I have any ambition to be a rock star? No, not really. The only reason I'm here was because it seemed like a different and exciting thing to do.

"What's it like? It's all right. I feel like that fat guy in THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION who gets into prison and screams, 'I don't belong here!'"

06/10/2004 13:22