Rhys Ifans' music escape

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 24 August 2008
Rhys Ifans

Rhys Ifans' music escape

Rhys Ifans used his new band to get over his split from Sienna Miller.

The 'Notting Hill' actor - who separated from 'The Edge Of Love' actress in June - admits his role as frontman of Welsh 10-piece group The Peth has been a welcome escape since being dumped.

He said: "It had all kinds of poetic symmetry. I'm not the kind to lie down on a couch. This band came bang on the right time. I thought, 'Right, I'm going back to gang life.' "

Rhys denies any of the songs - which include 'Last Man Standing' and 'Let's Go F***king Mental' - are about Sienna.

He added: "No, no. F**k, no. Jesus Christ, no. She doesn't deserve a f**king song that one."

The hell-raising rock outfit - whose album 'The Golden Mile' is released on September 1 - is Rhys' first musical endeavour since a brief stint as the singer for an early incarnation of Super Furry Animals.

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