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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...

De Niro's Style Inspires Franz Ferdinand Star

FRANZ FERDINAND frontman ALEX KAPRANOS turns to Hollywood to inspire his distinctive style, and suave movie star ROBERT DE NIRO is his top fashion icon. The Scottish star loves De Niro's sharp suits, and...

Franz Ferdinand Become Reporters

British rockers FRANZ FERDINAND are keeping an online diary of all their latest tour exploits, in a bid to get even closer to their fans. The TAKE ME OUT hitmakers, armed with laptops and...

Franz Ferdinand Help Sell Big Issue

FRANZ FERDINAND frontman ALEX KAPRANOS thrilled a homeless man in his native Scotland, by signing copies of charity magazine THE BIG ISSUE. The DO YOU WANT TO hitmaker happily obliged when the cheeky seller...

Franz Ferdinand's Kapranos Pens Food Column

FRANZ FERDINAND frontman ALEX KAPRANOS has gone back to his culinary roots, by becoming a food columnist for a British newspaper. Earlier this month (SEP05), the TAKE ME OUT rocker started a weekly gig...

Franz Ferdinand: 'Antony And Johnsons Are Worthy Successors'

Scottish rockers FRANZ FERDINAND were overjoyed when ANTONY AND THE JOHNSONS controversially won this year's (05) prestigious Mercury Music Prize, because they were the most original group. The successful indie group, who won the...

Franz Ferdinand Regret Not Copying Kylie

FRANZ FERDINAND frontman ALEX KAPRANOS regrets not mimicking KYLIE MINOGUE's I SHOULD BE SO LUCKY video for their new single DO YOU WANT TO, because he was desperate to re-create video's famous bath scene....

Franz Ferdinand Pleased Their Album Leaked Online

LATEST: Scottish rockers FRANZ FERDINAND are pleased their highly anticipated second album has been leaked on the internet, because it will mean fans at live shows know the words to the new songs. YOU...

Franz Ferdinand Mistaken For One Man

The members of FRANZ FERDINAND have noticed a problem with their band's name - they're often mistaken for one man. TAKE ME OUT rockers ALEX KAPRANOS, PAUL THOMSON, ROBERT HARDY and NICK McCARTHY named...

Moss Eyes Wilson As Next Rock Conquest

KATE MOSS has reportedly set her sights on rocker RICKY WILSON since relations with her on/off lover PETE DOHERTY became strained - and she has even introduced the KAISER CHIEFS frontman to her mother LINDA....

Franz Ferdinand Frontman Was A Late Bloomer

Franz Ferdinand frontman ALEX KAPRANOS was a late bloomer - he was 18 when he kissed a girl for the first time. Kapranos, who is currently dating ELEANOR FRIEDBERGER from eccentric US duo THE...

Kapranos' Ex Hell

FRANZ FERDINAND frontman ALEX KAPRANOS was horrified when four of his former girlfriends were all in the audience of his Edinburgh, Scotland concert last night (30AUG05), and feared there'd be a catfight if they met....

Bloody Mess Inspires New Franz Ferdinand Song

FRANZ FERDINAND's new tune THE FALLEN documents a fight singer ALEX KAPRANOS had with a musician pal, who wanted a black eye as part of his stage costume. The frontman recalls his unnamed friend...

Queen Myth Prompted Franz Ferdinand To Go Backwards

FRANZ FERDINAND's self-titled debut album featured a hidden message inspired by frontman ALEX KAPRANOS' love of late QUEEN singer FREDDIE MERCURY. The Scottish group recorded the words, 'Call your mother. She worries about you',...

Pharrell Is World's Best Dressed Man

THE NEPTUNES frontman PHARRELL WILLIAMS has been voted the Best Dressed Men in the World, according to the annual poll in men's magazine Esquire. The survey saw Williams beat perennial style icons including ANDRE...

Moss Chasing Pop Star

KATE MOSS has her sights set on a new romance following her split with PETE DOHERTY last month (JUL05) - she's reportedly chasing British BODYROCKERS star DYLAN DURNS. Despite her enthusiasm for rockers, Moss...

Franz Ferdinand Bury Farting Feud

FRANZ FERDINAND frontman ALEX KAPRANOS refuses to allow his recent fight with NICK McCARTHY over his incessant flatulence jeopardise their relationship, as he treasures the bond they share. The TAKE ME OUT singer lost...

Franz Ferdinand Decide To Name Album After All

LATEST: Scottish rockers FRANZ FERDINAND have gone back on their plan to colour-code their albums rather than name them, after announcing a title for their second disc. The TAKE ME OUT rockers have decided...

Franz's Thomson Becomes Third Guitarist

FRANZ FERDINAND rocker PAUL THOMSON has stepped down from his drumming duties to become the Scots band's third guitarist. The talented musician, who plays both instruments, originally agreed to become the TAKE ME OUT...

Franz Ferdinand Frontman's Raunchy Lyrical Inspiration

FRANZ FERDINAND frontman ALEX KAPRANOS credits a host of raunchy offers he received at a recent party with inspiring the Scottish band's forthcoming single DO YOU WANT TO? Kapranos recently went to a bash...

Franz Ferdinand Make Ideal Album

Scots rockers FRANZ FERDINAND were given a confidence boost for their forthcoming second album, after seeing a friend madly dancing to the disc. After initial doubts, frontman ALEX KAPRANOS is confident their new album...

Franz Ferdinand Colour-code Albums

Scottish rockers FRANZ FERDINAND have chosen to colour-code all their albums rather than naming them - because colour communicates the mood of their music more effectively than a title. The album cover for...

Kapranos Detained As Suspect Spy

FRANZ FERDINAND frontman ALEX KAPRANOS was detained in Russia last month (MAY05) after being mistaken for a renegade British spy. The Scottish rockers - who had earlier performed to a sell-out crowds in St...

Franz Frontman Escapes Nut Allergy Death

FRANZ FERDINAND frontman ALEX KAPRANOS dodged death after eating a dessert containing traces of peanut - which he has a fatal allergy to. The Scottish rocker, 29, who is currently on tour in Russia,...

Ferdinand Fans Petition For The Return Of Kapranos' Fringe

FRANZ FERDINAND fans are so unimpressed with singer ALEX KAPRANOS' new-look spiky hair, they are petitioning online for the return of his trademark fringe. Kapranos shaved his floppy locks off in February (05), but...

Franz Ferdinand To Upset Female Fans

FRANZ FERDINAND are ditching their euphoric dance tunes in favour of writing heart-breaking songs destined to make girls cry. The Scottish band are currently in the midst of recording the eagerly awaited follow-up to...

Ferdinand Eager To Team Up With Dogg

FRANZ FERDINAND singer ALEX KAPRANOS has accepted rapper SNOOP DOGG's invitation to join him in the studio. Simply referring to the band as "the people that sang TAKE ME OUT", the hip-hop veteran last...

Ferdinand's Creative Issues Solved

FRANZ FERDINAND star ALEX KAPRANOS is relieved the band have settled back into studio life, because he was struggling to write tunes on the road. The innovative songwriter is currently working hard on Franz...

Franz Ferdinand Making Dance Music With A Human Touch

FRANZ FERDINAND want to surprise fans with their second album by contrasting their trademark rock sound with dance music. The TAKE ME OUT hitmakers, who are currently holed up in a Scottish countryside retreat...

Kapranos Attacks Old Label

FRANZ FERDINAND frontman ALEX KAPRANOS has attacked his former record company ROADRUNNER RECORDS, and encouraged fans to illegally download an album he recorded on the label. Kapranos is angry Roadrunner are trying to cash...

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