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Kapranos Met Franz Guitarist When He Stole Booze

Rocker ALEX KAPRANOS met his future FRANZ FERDINAND bandmate NICHOLAS McCARTHY when the guitarist stole his vodka - and the pair ended up in a brawl. TAKE ME OUT star Kapranos became enraged when...

Kapranos And Bedingfield Kiss And Make-up

FRANZ FERDINAND frontman ALEX KAPRANOS has reconciled with singer NATASHA BEDINGFIELD after he reportedly slammed the pop beauty last year (04). The TAKE ME OUT Scots star hit the headlines in 2004, when he...

Franz Ferdinand Retreat To Countryside

Multi-award winning rockers FRANZ FERDINAND plan to retreat to the peace and quiet of their native Scottish countryside to record their hugely-anticipated second album. Frontman ALEX KAPRANOS recently splashed out $760,000 (GBP400,000) on a...

Ferdinand's Singer Shocked To Be Playing Albert Hall

FRANZ FERDINAND's ALEX KAPRANOS fears he has no more musical ambitions left - after fulfilling his childhood dream of booking a performance at London's Royal Albert Hall for the forthcoming TEENAGE CANCER TRUST concerts....

Williams, Keane, Ferdinand And Scissors Pick Up Early Brits

ROBBIE WILLIAMS, KEANE, FRANZ FERDINAND, MUSE and the SCISSOR SISTERS are among the first winners at tonight's (09FEB05) 25th annual BRIT AWARDS in London. The star-studded ceremony, hosted by broadcasting millionaire CHRIS EVANS, started...

Kapranos Blames Cowell For Cr*p Music

FRANZ FERDINAND frontman ALEX KAPRANOS has blasted AMERICAN IDOL judge SIMON COWELL for filling the music industry with cr*p manufactured pop stars. The TAKE ME OUT star is furious that Cowell encourages bland, over-managed...

Kapranos Turned Down Moss

FRANZ FERDINAND frontman ALEX KAPRANOS refused to let KATE MOSS into his dressing room, when the supermodel "desperately" tried to spend time with the Scottish singer. The TAKE ME OUT star, 32, met the...

Franz Ferdinand Waiting For Royalties

Scots rockers FRANZ FERDINAND may be the toast of the British music industry, but the group are still waiting to become millionaires. Their eponymous-named album has spent most of the past 12 months in...

Kapranos Slams Musical Stereotyping

FRANZ FERDINAND singer ALEX KAPRANOS has urged music fans to embrace a diverse range of musical styles. The TAKE ME OUT star, who took part in a Scottish debate on the future of music...

Kapranos Calls For Government Help For Musicians

FRANZ FERDINAND frontman ALEX KAPRANOS called for the British government to financially support struggling musicians, during a lecture at Scotland's Edinburgh University last night (02FEB05). The TAKE ME OUT star believes struggling artists would...

Franz Frontman To Lecture At Edinburgh

FRANZ FERDINAND frontman ALEX KAPRANOS will lecture Edinburgh University students about the power of Scottish music next month (02FEB05). The Scots TAKE ME OUT star will discuss the country's part in 21st Century music...

Franz Ferdinand Argue About Potter Track

Scottish rockers FRANZ FERDINAND have fallen out with each other over a decision about contributing a song to the soundtrack of the next HARRY POTTER movie. The TAKE ME OUT quartet - ALEX KAPRANOS,...

Franz Ferdinand Hate Their Own Song

Rockers FRANZ FERDINAND cringe when they hear their song COME ON HOME - because it features a keyboard sound they all hate. The Scottish band blame the presence of the offensive sound on their...

Kapranos Indebted To Record Label

FRANZ FERDINAND frontman ALEX KAPRANOS is eternally grateful to independent record label GUIDED MISSILE, because he believes his band would have folded without its help. The TAKE ME OUT musicians had trouble raising money...

Elton's Cheeky Query For Franz Ferdinand

Flamboyant rocker SIR ELTON JOHN shocked FRANZ FERDINAND when he asked the Scots foursome which bandmember has the largest penis. British music weekly NME asked celebrities to send in questions for the MERCURY MUSIC...

Franz Ferdinand Frontman Disillusioned With Politics

FRANZ FERDINAND's ALEX KAPRANOS is frustrated with British politics because he disagrees with the policies of the country's two major parties. The TAKE ME OUT singer has left-wing sympathies, but he believes the governing...

No Groupies For Franz Ferdinand

Scottish rockers FRANZ FERDINAND have adopted a no-groupie rule when they're on tour - because they think it's unromantic. The four-piece insist they only fall into bed with girls they meet on the road...

Ferdinand Thrive On Independence

Scottish rockers FRANZ FERDINAND are convinced their huge success is down to the creative freedom their record company has given them. In the space of a year the band have shot to the top...

Kapranos: 'Bedingfield Gets On My T*ts'

FRANZ FERDINAND frontman ALEX KAPRANOS has hit out at NATASHA BEDINGFIELD for being irritating and making awful records. The TAKE ME OUT singer detests the blonde beauty and is appalled her track THESE WORDS...

West Inspires Franz Ferdinand's Rap Album

Rapper KANYE WEST has inspired FRANZ FERDINAND to ditch their rock image to and make hip-hop records instead. The TAKE ME OUT band's frontman ALEX KAPRANOS met West at last month's (NOV04) MTV EUROPE...

Ferdinand By Farmhouse Studio

FRANZ FERDINAND singer ALEX KAPRANOS has paid out a massive $760,000 (GBP400,000) on a Scottish farmhouse - which they plan to convert into a recording studio. The TAKE ME OUT rockers have purchased the...

Xzibit: 'Usher Can't Take A Joke'

Hip-hop star XZIBIT has blasted USHER for having a bad sense of humour after he took exception to a joke Xzibit made at his expense at the MTV EUROPEAN MUSIC AWARDS (EMA) last month (NOV04)....

Franz Ferdinand Rock On

LATEST: FRANZ FERDINAND bassist BOB HARDY dragged himself out of his hospital bed to appear at the Scottish rockers' final show of their Japanese tour yesterday (29NOV04). Their Far East fans, aware of Hardy's...

Franz Ferdinand Pull Out Of Potter Film

Scottish rockers FRANZ FERDINAND have pulled out of a cameo appearance in the next HARRY POTTER film - amid rumours of tension within the band. The four-piece were asked to appear as a gang...

Franz Ferdinand Shock Fans With Punch-up

FRANZ FERDINAND frontman ALEX KAPRANOS has shocked fans by allegedly brawling with the band's drummer after a sell-out gig in Paris. The TAKE ME OUT singer, 34, was seen rowing furiously with PAUL THOMPSON...

Franz Ferdinand Compose For Potter

Scottish rockers FRANZ FERDINAND have been approached to compose music for the next HARRY POTTER film - and they've been told they may even get a cameo in the movie. The TAKE ME OUT...

Franz Ferdinand Singer Hits Out At 'Thuggish' Rock Stars

Scottish band FRANZ FERDINAND's frontman ALEX KAPRANOS has hit out at the inebriated image of his rival rock stars. The TAKE ME OUT singer is concerned musicians are choosing to behave in a...

Franz Ferdinand: Tired Of Being Signed Artists

Rockers FRANZ FERDINAND are frustrated with their hectic touring schedule now they're professional musicians, because they have less time to record new material. The TAKE ME OUT singers - who last month (SEP04) won...

Franz Ferdinand's Hostage Drama

Rockers FRANZ FERDINAND got caught up in a hostage situation in an American restaurant - but they were so busy eating they didn't realise they were in danger. Singer ALEX KAPRANOS and bassist BOB...

Karen O Tops Cool List

YEAH YEAH YEAHS star KAREN O has been named rock's coolest person in a new magazine poll. The sassy singer beat FRANZ FERDINAND's ALEX KAPRANOS, ANDRE 3000 and PELLE ALMQVIST from THE HIVES to...

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