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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...

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...

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...

Kapranos Christmas Torture

FRANZ FERDINAND frontman ALEX KAPRANOS was almost driven mad by the repetitiveness of people wishing each other 'Happy Christmas' when he worked in a store. The Scottish rocker insists although he loves the festive...

Franz Ferdinand: 'America Isn't Our Cup Of Tea'

Scottish rockers FRANZ FERDINAND have announced a boycott of US recording studios - because the tea-drinking hitmakers can't get a decent brew in them. Frontman and hot beverage connoisseur ALEX KAPRANOS is sick of...

Franz Ferdinand: 'We Changed The Face Of British Music'

Scots rockers FRANZ FERDINAND claim their sound is so unique and ground-breaking, they have single-handedly improved the quality of British music. The WALK AWAY hitmakers are confident the music industry would be in dire...

Ferdinand Influenced By West

Scottish rockers FRANZ FERDINAND have been heavily influenced by rapper KANYE WEST whilst writing 14 new songs for their third album. Frontman ALEX KAPRANOS, 33, promises a new sound on the next record, inspired...

Franz Ferdinand Play Surprise Gig

Rockers FRANZ FERDINAND have played a surprise charity gig to over 100 fans at a hospital in their native Scotland. The band handed over a cheque for $18,508 (GBP10,282) to the Royal Aberdeen Children's...

Kapranos Dismisses Royal Approval

FRANZ FERDINAND frontman ALEX KAPRANOS is less than impressed by the British royal family's enthusiasm for his music, as he insists royals and rock doesn't mix. Second-in-line heir to the throne PRINCE WILLIAM reportedly...

Kapranos Enjoyed Prank On Fans

FRANZ FERDINAND frontman ALEX KAPRANOS enjoyed misleading fans about the direction their second album would take. The band released YOU COULD HAVE IT SO MUCH BETTER last month (OCT05) following weeks of press speculation...

Gallagher: 'Franz Ferdinand Sound Like Right Said Fred'

Outspoken OASIS frontman LIAM GALLAGHER has compared FRANZ FERDINAND rocker ALEX KAPRANOS to novelty chart act RIGHT SAID FRED. Gallagher believes Kapranos' voice resembles that of gay vocalist RICHARD FAIRBRASS, who topped the UK...

Kapranos Blasts 'Ono Criticises Mccartney' Stories

FRANZ FERDINAND frontman ALEX KAPRANOS has slammed media reports YOKO ONO had a dig at SIR PAUL McCARTNEY at the Q Awards on Monday (10OCT05) as "perverse". On collecting the Special Award at the...

Franz Ferdinand Bow Before Queen

British rockers FRANZ FERDINAND have revealed the surprising inspiration behind their new album - eighties glam rockers QUEEN. The band recently released YOU COULD HAVE IT SO MUCH BETTER, a quick follow up to...

Hardy: 'I'm Only In Franz To Keep Kapranos Happy'

FRANZ FERDINAND bassist BOB HARDY never wanted to be a musician, and only joined the art-rock band to silence ALEX KAPRANOS. The DO YOU WANNA? star attended art school with Kapranos, who was so...

Kapranos Brands Us Rock 'Bland'

FRANZ FERDINAND frontman ALEX KAPRANOS has hit out at America's rock bands, branding the large majority of them "bland". The TAKE ME OUT singer is hoping to be a part of one of the...

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