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Glastonbury 2015: The Biggest And Best Surprises Of The First Line-up

Being the biggest festival in the UK, there's a lot of pressure on Glastonbury organisers to put together something unique and excellent each year for the 175,000 campers that flock to the site, and by...

Franz Ferdinand And Sparks Announce Details Of Collaboration Album And Tour

In one of the most intriguing musical collaborations of the year, indie stars Franz Ferdinand are to team up with new wave legends Sparks for a joint album to be released in the summer. Rumours...

Sparks And Franz Ferdinand Team Up For Joint Album And Tour

American rockers Sparks and Scottish band Franz Ferdinand are teaming up for a joint album and follow-up tour.Sibling duo Ron and Russell Mael performed two homecoming gigs in Los Angeles over the weekend (ends15Feb15), and...

Franz Ferdinand And Deacon Blue Play For Scotland 'Yes' Campaign

Scottish pop stars including Franz Ferdinand, Deacon Blue and Amy Macdonald showed their support for independence from the U.K. by performing at a special campaign rally on Sunday (14Sep14).The musicians were joined by others including...

British Rockers Back Disability Equality Campaign

British rock acts The Cure, Franz Ferdinand and Mystery Jets have thrown their support behind a new campaign to make gigs more accessible for disabled music fans.The MusicWithoutBarriers drive aims to raise awareness of the...

Sparks Team Up With Franz Ferdinand For New Album Project

Scottish rockers Franz Ferdinand have teamed up with oddball electro-pop pioneers Sparks for a new album project.The Take Me Out hitmakers have been working with Ron and Russell Mael since meeting up in California last...

Jared Leto Leads Silence For Typhoon Haiyan Victims

Jared Leto led a minute's silence at the MTV EMAs for the victims of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.The rocker - whose band 30 Seconds To Mars won the award for Best Alternative act -...

Bestival 2013: Snoop Dogg, Franz Ferdinand, Johnny Marr & The Knife Rock The Boat

Bestival drew to a close last night (8th Sep) as thousands of revellers - dressed in their finest ocean-themed gear - celebrated the ten year anniversary of the annual fancy dress and performing arts event....

In One Last Bout Of Summer Festival Euphoria, Snoop Dogg And Franz Ferdinand Rock Bestival

Snoop Dogg and Franz Ferdinand dominated Saturday at Bestival on the Isle of Wight. Festival goers enjoyed a rare bit of sunshine yesterday (September 7) and Snoop Dogg performed a set, featuring some of his...

The Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action For Franz Ferdinand: Not Breaking Up

Releasing a fourth album isn’t as easy as you’d think; sure you’ve made the relevant contacts, established a fan base and have a depth of experience under your belt – all of that came with...

Franz Ferdinand Nearly Disbanded

Franz Ferdinand frontman Alex Kapranos almost broke up the chart-topping group two years ago after growing tired of the "routine" and "obligations" of the music industry.The rocker was exhausted and "incredibly miserable" following the release...

Rocker Alex Kapranos Presses On With Festival Gig After Suffering Nut Allergy

Franz Ferdinand rocker Alex Kapranos required medical attention backstage at a music festival in Hungary on Sunday (11Aug13) after suffering an allergic reaction hours before the British band was due onstage.The Cribs singer Ryan Jarman...

Beck Performs Sheet Music Album With Star Guests

Singer/songwriter Beck brought his innovative sheet music album to life on stage in London last week (ends07Jul13) with help from stars including Pulp frontman Jarvis Cocker and rockers Franz Ferdinand.The Loser hitmaker released his latest...

Song Reader: Beck Plays Album Of Sheet Music At London's Barbican

It is perhaps Beck's strangest album. Song Reader - the record made up entirely of sheet music - was played in full at London's Barbican Theatre on Sunday (July 7, 2013), with a huge cast...

Beck Summons An Army To Help Him Turn 'Song Reader' Into Music

Depending on the way you look at it, Beck's decision to release his last album in the form of sheet music was either incredibly innovative or unforgivably pretentious. Released in December 2012, Song Reader comprised...

Franz Ferdinand Want 'Instant Buzz' From Songs

Franz Ferdinand want their songs to have an ''instant buzz'' as well as a deeper meaning.The 'Take Me Out' band are working on their fourth album, 'Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action', and hope trying...

Hey, Remember Franz Ferdinand? They're Back With A New Album!

Glasgow rockers Franz Ferdinand have announced plans to release their fourth album Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action, through Domino Records on August 4, 2013. Frontman Alex Kapranos has made no secret of the band's...

Fatboy Slim To Headline Bestival

Fatboy Slim is to headline Bestival.The 49-year-old dance music legend - who topped the bill at the festival when it first launched in 2004 - feels ''honoured'' to be closing the main stage on Friday...

Franz Ferdinand Fixated On New Music

Franz Ferdinand are ''fixated'' on their new album.The 'Take Me Out' rockers haven't released a record since 2009 but are enjoying working on new material in their own studio, and are producing the LP themselves.Frontman...

Blur Music Video Director Is 2/1 Favourite For Turner Prize 2013

Glasgow-based artist David Shrigley, the director of Blur's 2009 track Good Song, has been installed as the 2/1 favourite for this year's Turner Prize. Shrigley is best known for his humorous line drawings, though also...

Elton John To Headline Bestival 2013

Sir Elton John is headlining Bestival 2013.The 'Tiny Dancer' hitmaker will perform on Sunday September 8 during the final evening of the three-day festival on the Isle of Wight, and the singer can't wait to...

British Stars Sign Petition Backing Imprisoned Punk Band

Pete Townshend, Jarvis Cocker and Franz Ferdinand frontman Alex Kapranos have signed a petition demanding a fair trial for Russian punk band Pussy Riot.Former The Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr, Pet Shop Boys' Neil Tennant and...

Franz Ferdinand Rocker's Fears For Fans Over Police Clash

Dozens of fans of British rockers Franz Ferdinand were sprayed with tear gas by police as they were locked out of a concert in Brazil, according to local reports.Organisers of an open-air show in Sao...

Red Hot Chili Peppers Ready To Rock Lollapalooza

Red Hot Chili Peppers will headline this year's Lollapalooza festival. The 'Tell Me Baby' hitmakers will rock the three-day Chicago music event alongside a diverse range of bands including The Black Keys and Black Sabbath,...

Red Hot Chili Peppers To Headline Lollapalooza

The Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Black Keys and Black Sabbath will headline this year's Lollapalooza festival.The trio will be joined at the three-day Chicago music event by a diverse range of acts which also...

Katy B Not Confident About Award Win

Katy B doesn't think she will win the Barclaycard Mercury Prize.The 22-year-old singer is nominated alongside Adele and Tinie Tempah for the prestigious award - which recognises the best British albums of the last 12...

British Rockers Pay Tribute To Captain Beefheart

British music stars from bands including FRANZ FERDINAND, KLAXONS and THE ZUTONS have paid tribute to late American rocker/painter CAPTAIN BEEFHEART, who died on Friday (17Dec10).The 69 year old - real name Don Van Vliet...

Franz Ferdinand Rumoured For All Tomorrow's Parties

Franz Ferdinand are rumoured to be preparing for a live return to the UK in December.Fans are hoping the band will be surprise guests at the All Tomorrow's Parties (ATP) Bowlie 2 Weekender - curated...

Stars Line Up To Help Collins With Comeback Album

FRANZ FERDINAND stars ALEX KAPRANOS and NICK MCCARTHY, MAGIC NUMBERS frontman ROMEO STODDART and JOHNNY MARR are among the stars who will appear on Scottish singer/songwriter EDWYN COLLINS' first full-length album since suffering a stroke...

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