“I’m lovin’ it” certainly isn’t what Franz Ferdinand main man Alex Kapranos is singing as of late as the Scottish rocker is peeved at his US label Sony/Epic Records for licensing one of his band’s tracks for use on the McDonald’s website LatenightMcDonalds.com (which has now been taken down).
Kapranos, a noted foodie who authored the book Sound Bites: Eating on Tour with Franz Ferdinand, went on his Twitter account to voice his opinion when he heard the news. Let’s just say he was less than subtle.
“This is an example of how a band falls out with their US label. Did they think we’d approve this shit? Dirty bastards. Stupid arrogant motherfucking pig-brained arseholes. I’d rather eat a cowpat on a bun than a bloody McDonalds.”
Kapranos reiterated in further Tweets that his ire isn’t directed so much at the fast-food giant as it is at his record label, adding, “I’m not really pissed off with McDonalds. They’re just the same as any other psychopathic corporation – no more evil, no less. The psychopathic corporation I am pissed off with is Sony who owns Epic who release our records in America. But not really surprised.”
Here, kids, is an example of where music licensing doesn’t always work out for the better.