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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...

The Things They Say 864

"At least he's singing properly, it's not that whiney 'I've-just-come-off-heroin' sound, like CHRIS MARTIN. I hate that." Welsh pop singer CHARLOTTE CHURCH praises FRANZ FERDINAND frontman ALEX KAPRANOS....

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"Once we were doing a TV show in France and there were two dressing rooms - one for Franz Ferdinand and one for Franz Ferdinand's band." FRANZ FERDINAND frontman ALEX KAPRANOS is aware some fans...

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...

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"When I was a chef in a Greek restaurant I used to prepare thousands of calamari rings. As a result, there was the permanent stench of squid guts on my fingers." FRANZ FERDINAND star ALEX...

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...

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...

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