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Travis & Franz Ferdinand's Frontmen Join Midlake Star's New Supergroup

Banquet are working on Volume I, their debut album, which will be released next year (16).Midlake's Eric Pulido launched the band and tells the Dallas Observer he simply emailed famous friends and people he admired...

Franz Ferdinand Nearly Disbanded

Franz Ferdinand frontman Alex Kapranos almost broke up the chart-topping group two years ago after growing tired of the "routine" and "obligations" of the music industry.The rocker was exhausted and "incredibly miserable" following the release...

Alex Kapronos Collapses At Music Festival

Franz Ferdinand star Alex Kapranos collapsed backstage at the weekend.The 41-year-old singer was knocked out for an hour following a major allergic reaction to peanuts at a music festival in Budapest, Hungary, after he consumed...

Rocker Alex Kapranos Presses On With Festival Gig After Suffering Nut Allergy

Franz Ferdinand rocker Alex Kapranos required medical attention backstage at a music festival in Hungary on Sunday (11Aug13) after suffering an allergic reaction hours before the British band was due onstage.The Cribs singer Ryan Jarman...

Hey, Remember Franz Ferdinand? They're Back With A New Album!

Glasgow rockers Franz Ferdinand have announced plans to release their fourth album Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action, through Domino Records on August 4, 2013. Frontman Alex Kapranos has made no secret of the band's...

British Stars Sign Petition Backing Imprisoned Punk Band

Pete Townshend, Jarvis Cocker and Franz Ferdinand frontman Alex Kapranos have signed a petition demanding a fair trial for Russian punk band Pussy Riot.Former The Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr, Pet Shop Boys' Neil Tennant and...

Stars Line Up To Help Collins With Comeback Album

FRANZ FERDINAND stars ALEX KAPRANOS and NICK MCCARTHY, MAGIC NUMBERS frontman ROMEO STODDART and JOHNNY MARR are among the stars who will appear on Scottish singer/songwriter EDWYN COLLINS' first full-length album since suffering a stroke...

Franz Ferdinand's Secret Songs

Franz Ferdinand are determined to keep their new album a secret.The Scottish rockers are currently working on the follow-up to 2009's 'Tonight: Franz Ferdinand' but frontman Alex Kapranos is concerned he will "spoil" the record...

Kapranos Fined By Cops In Mexico

FRANZ FERDINAND frontman ALEX KAPRANOS was "busted" by cops in Mexico over the weekend (10-11Apr10) after he was caught drinking on the street.The singer was enjoying a night out with pals in Mexico City on...

Kapranos Laughs Off Musical Reports

FRANZ FERDINAND frontman ALEX KAPRANOS has dismissed reports he's begun work on a stage musical - urging fans not to take his comments so seriously.The singer was reported to be planning a theatre production, following...

Franz Ferdinand's Celebrity Musical

Franz Ferdinand frontman Alex Kapranos wants to write a musical.The Scottish rocker - who is currently touring Australia with the band - is keen to develop a stage show, based on an unnamed modern celebrity.He...

Kapranos Eyes Musical

FRANZ FERDINAND star ALEX KAPRANOS is eyeing a move into theatre - he wants to write a musical about a superstar singer.The Take Me Out hitmaker is eager to start penning the stage show about...

Kapranos Wanted To Die Like Sid Vicious

FRANZ FERDINAND frontman ALEX KAPRANOS is disappointed he didn't die "glamorously" at a young age - because he always wanted to emulate his idol SID VICIOUS.The Take Me Out hitmaker wishes he could have passed...

Franz Ferdinand Singer 'Refuses To Strip'

FRANZ FERDINAND singer ALEX KAPRANOS has refused to take his shirt off while performing at the Coachella Festival.During the band's set at the California-based event, a enthusiastic fan asked the star to show more flesh...

By on 20 April 2009

Stalker Threat Makes Kapranos Less Candid

FRANZ FERDINAND frontman ALEX KAPRANOS refuses to discuss his personal life in interviews after an obsessive fan used information he'd revealed against him. The Take Me Out singer won't go into details about what the "crazy...

Kapranos To Step Down As Food Writer

FRANZ FERDINAND star ALEX KAPRANOS is giving up his job as a food writer - because he doesn't feel qualified to comment on the culinary arts. The singer/songwriter was asked to write about his love of...

Kapranos Quit Religious School Over Pot Rumours

FRANZ FERDINAND star ALEX KAPRANOS quit a Church of Scotland religious school when a marijuana-smoking rumour got out of hand. The Take Me Out singer attended a divinity school for a year when he was 17,...

Kapranos Refuses To Give Up Scottish Flat

FRANZ FERDINAND star ALEX KAPRANOS refuses to give up his tiny Glasgow, Scotland apartment - even though his longstanding girlfriend hates the place. The Take Me Out singer admits the bachelor pad he moved into long...

Franz Ferdinand Complete Lineup For Nme Awards Big Gig

Scottish indie rock act Franz Ferdinand have been confirmed as the final addition to the lineup for the Shockwaves NME awards Big Gig.The Glaswegian fourpiece will join White Lies and Crystal Castles in supporting the...

By on 20 January 2009

Franz Talk New Sound

FRANZ FERDINAND have been giving more details about their forthcoming album, which hits the shops later this month.The Scottish band have already said the new record - TONIGHT: FRANZ FERDINAND - will be more dancefloor-orientated...

By on 16 January 2009

Franz Ferdinand 'Planning Gay Club Album Launch'

FRANZ FERDINAND have announced they will launch their third album at London gay club Heaven.The band will reportedly showcase songs from their forthcoming album TONIGHT: FRANZ FERDINAND at the venue on January 20th.According to the...

By on 12 January 2009

Franz Ferdinand To Open Shockwaves Nme Awards 2009

Scottish indie rockers Franz Ferdinand are to open the 2009 Shockwaves NME awards shows, it has been confirmed.The art band will headline the first show of the tour at the Heaven nightclub on January 20th,...

By on 25 November 2008

Franz Complete New Album

FRANZ FERDINAND have completed work on their new album, which they claim has more of a dance feel than their previous work.While no release has been finalised as yet, frontman Alex Kapranos says the new...

By on 26 September 2008

Franz Ferdinand Album 'On Hold'

FRANZ FERDINAND have said their third album is almost complete, but reports have suggested it will not be released until January.Speaking to BBC 6 Music at Latitude Festival last weekend, the band said they have...

By on 25 July 2008

Tributes Paid To Legendary Bo Diddley

Tributes have been paid to the singer-guitarist Bo Diddley who died at the age of 79 yesterday.Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger described Diddley as an "enormous force in music" and a "wonderful, original musician".US blues...

By on 03 June 2008

Franz Ferdinand Work With Girls Aloud's Producer

FRANZ FERDINAND have revealed that they hired GIRLS ALOUD's producer, BRIAN HIGGINS from XENOMANIA, to avoid repeating themselves on their next album.In an interview with NME magazine frontman ALEX KAPRANOS said: "We could easily make...

By on 21 January 2008

Vandals Hit Franz Ferdinand's Vintage Mercedes

FRANZ FERDINAND singer ALEX KAPRANOS is furious after vandals robbed the badge off his treasured Mercedes. The badge of the vintage car was ripped off while it was parked outside his flat in Glasgow, Scotland....

Franz Ferdinand Snub Festivals

Scots rockers FRANZ FERDINAND are snubbing festivals this summer (07) because they've got no new material to play. The TAKE ME OUT stars normally travel their native Britain and Europe every summer performing at a...

Kapranos Loves Sony Restaurant

FRANZ FERDINAND star ALEX KAPRANOS has discovered a huge benefit to recording for Epic - he gets access to the private restaurant at the top of New York's Sony building. The Scottish rocker, who penned...

Flowers And Gillespie Front Ray-ban Relaunch

THE KILLERS singer BRANDON FLOWERS and PRIMAL SCREAM frontman BOBBY GILLESPIE will to help relaunch sunglasses brand Ray-Ban, in a multi-million dollar advertising campaign. They are joined by rockers JOHNNY MARR of THE SMITHS, the...

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