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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...

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"When I came back from Vancouver, I brought a couple tubs of Canadian maple syrup and it got confiscated. Since December I've been obsessed with the idea of eating maple syrup." FRANZ FERDINAND singer and...

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FRANZ FERDINAND frontman ALEX KAPRANOS is producing the new album for British rockers stars THE CRIBS....

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"You find, with fallopian tubes, that once you've pulled 40 of them out of a bucket of boiling fowl, you stop noticing how disgusting it is." FRANZ FERDINAND star ALEX KAPRANOS on his time as...

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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"Dior make beautiful black jeans. I blagged a couple of pairs. I'd never buy them. I'd feel really guilty about spending that much money." FRANZ FERDINAND frontman ALEX KAPRANOS enjoys his complimentary jeans.

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"The taste of good alcohol is better and more of an extreme luxury than the taste of good meat. I would hate to miss out on wines and whiskeys!" Former chef and FRANZ FERDINAND frontman...

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FRANZ FERDINAND frontman ALEX KAPRANOS lost his virginity on the floor of a restaurant where he worked as a chef.

Kapranos Pens Tour Cookbook

FRANZ FERDINAND frontman ALEX KAPRANOS has published a book on his unique experiences of worldwide cuisine. A columnist for British newspaper The Guardian and former chef, Kapranos' SOUNDBITES: EATING ON TOUR WITH FRANZ FERDINAND features...

Franz Ferdinand Owe Success To Food

Rockers FRANZ FERDINAND owe their chart success to their love of food, because founder members ALEX KAPRANOS and BOB HARDY met while working in a kitchen. Frontman Kapranos worked as a chef in a...

Gainsbourg Secrets Exposed By Birkin

Late French pop legend SERGE GAINSBOURG has been exposed as a strict Victorian father with a secret love for Scottish delicacy haggis in a new magazine tribute by his muse JANE BIRKIN. The actress/singer sat...

Alex Kapranos Craves The Simple Life

FRANZ FERDINAND frontman ALEX KAPRANOS is looking forward to taking a break from the band - because he hasn't had a normal life in years. The rocker has lost touch with his friends and family...

Kapranos Stunned By Drugs Revelation

FRANZ FERDINAND frontman ALEX KAPRANOS was shocked when KEANE singer TOM CHAPLIN went into rehabilitation - because he had no idea that Chaplin took drugs. Kapranos thought the singer, who was admitted into English clinic...

Ferdinand Plan New Material Only Singles

Scottish hitmakers FRANZ FERDINAND have vowed to only release new material on singles in future. The TAKE ME OUT rockers are convinced reverting to 1960s practice, when it was inconceivable for a band to release...

Kapranos Reveals Offending T-shirt On Tv Show

FRANZ FERDINAND frontman ALEX KAPRANOS shocked bosses of legendary British TV show TOP OF THE POPS when he revealed a T-shirt with 'Franz F**king Ferdinand' written on it. The Scottish band were taping a forthcoming...

Franz Star Slams Touts

FRANZ FERDINAND frontman ALEX KAPRANOS is enraged by the spiralling problem of ticket touts at rock gigs, slamming the money-making gangs as "capitalist c**ts". The TAKE ME OUT rocker insists touts are ruining what's great...

Kapranos Fired For 'Being Too Ambitious'

FRANZ FERDINAND frontman ALEX KAPRANOS was fired from his first band QUINN after being told he was too ambitious. Before Kapranos formed Franz Ferdinand in Glasgow, Scotland, in 2001, he was sharing vocal duties in...

Kapranos Steps Into The Kitchen

FRANZ FERDINAND frontman ALEX KAPRANOS is swapping rock for food and publishing his own book of tasty recipes. SOUND BITES will be a compilation of food columns the Scottish rocker has written for British newspaper...

Franz Ferdinand Turn Down $50 Million

British rockers FRANZ FERDINAND have refused to take part in a colossal $50 million (GBP30 million) advertising campaign, insisting they'll never compromise their artistic integrity. The WALK AWAY hitmakers admit they were hugely tempted by...

Franz Ferdinand For Free

Rockers FRANZ FERDINAND plan to reward their fans with a generous gift - a free copy of their next limited edition single. Frontman ALEX KAPRANOS favours an old-fashioned approach when offering their upcoming song SWALLOW...

Franz Ferdinand: 'It's Only Rock 'N' Roll But We Like It'

British rockers FRANZ FERDINAND deny they had to work hard for their phenomenal success, because they don't associate playing and recording music with 'work'. Frontman ALEX KAPRANOS insists the band couldn't possibly be enjoying themselves...

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"I went to ANTHONY BOURDAIN's place in New York. I ordered the Rossini - the most decadent burger in NYC. I ordered this delicious opulence seasoned with cruelty." FRANZ FERDINAND star ALEX KAPRANOS, who visited...

Franz Ferdinand To Play T In The Park

Rockers FRANZ FERDINAND have been added to the line-up for Scotland's T In The Park music festival this summer (JUL06). Frontman ALEX KAPRANOS is relishing the opportunity to perform on the same bill as...

Franz Ferdinand To Play T In The Park

Rockers FRANZ FERDINAND have been added to the line-up for Scotland's T In The Park music festival this summer (JUL06). Frontman ALEX KAPRANOS is relishing the opportunity to perform on the same bill as...

Franz Ferdinand Champion Downloading

FRANZ FERDINAND frontman ALEX KAPRANOS is confident legal downloading will shake up the music industry - because lazy pop and rock stars will no longer prosper. The TAKE ME OUT singer thinks choosy fans...

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"Once we were backstage at a festival and we saw a band - I won't say which - all huddled in a circle, doing a basketball-team group hug. We had a good laugh at them."...

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"It's possible we could still be doing songs in 20 years, and it's possible we could split up tonight." Frontman ALEX KAPRANOS from FRANZ FERDINAND explains the uncertainty of the band's future....

Ferdinand Star In Danger

FRANZ FERDINAND frontman ALEX KAPRANOS fears the band's Australia and New Zealand tour is causing him to waste away - because he's burning calories faster than he can eat. The band's energetic schedule means...

Franz Ferdinand Star's Prostitute Abuse

FRANZ FERDINAND frontman ALEX KAPRANOS is living in fear of an abusive prostitute as he takes a break from touring in Australia. The WALK AWAY hitmaker, 33, is renting a flat in a down-market...

Kapranos Labels Gallagher A 'Girl'

FRANZ FERDINAND singer ALEX KAPRANOS has branded outspoken OASIS frontman LIAM GALLAGHER a "neurotic girl" in response to the rocker's bitter attacks on British groups last year (06). Gallagher dismissed the Scottish art school...

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Get Your First Look At Jared Leto As The 'Suicide Squad's' Joker

Director David Ayer has shared the first official image of Leto as the DC villain.

Johnny Depp Shows Off Acting Talent In Monstrous 'Black Mass' Trailer [Pictures]

For anyone overtaken by Johnny Depp's recent filmography, the trailer for 'Black Mass' can serve as a great reminder that he is a phenomenal actor.

The Chemical Brothers Announce New Album With Lead Track 'Sometimes I Feel So Deserted' [Listen]

The Chemical Brothers are set to return with an all new studio album this Summer, 'Born In The Echoes', featuring eleven tracks of captivating...

Circa Waves Reflect Upon Their Speedy Rise To Mainstream Attention

Circa Waves frontman Kieran Shudall and bassist Sam Rourke open up about their rise to success since they first set out to record together back in...

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Pacific Rim 2 Set for August 4, 2017, Guillermo Del Toro Announces

Director Guillermo Del Toro has announced that his action sci-fi sequel Pacific Rim 2 will be moved from April 7, 2017 to August 4, 2017.

'The Falling' Is A New Step For 'Game Of Thrones' Star Maisie Williams

Now 18, Game Of Thrones star Maisie Williams is making the leap to the big screen in Carol Morley's 'The Falling', the hugely acclaimed, artful drama...

Fifty Shades of Grey Sequels Set for 2017 and 2018

The sequels to Fifty Shades of Grey, Fifty Shades Darker and Fifty Shades Freed, will hit theaters on February 10, 2017 and February 9, 2018,...

Avengers: Age of Ultron - Movie Review

Marvel fans will love the action mayhem in this Avengers sequel, but everyone else will vividly feel the fatigue that...

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