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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...

Franz Ferdinand's Secret Songs

Franz Ferdinand are determined to keep their new album a secret.The Scottish rockers are currently working on the follow-up to 2009's 'Tonight: Franz Ferdinand' but frontman Alex Kapranos is concerned he will "spoil" the record...

Kapranos Fined By Cops In Mexico

FRANZ FERDINAND frontman ALEX KAPRANOS was "busted" by cops in Mexico over the weekend (10-11Apr10) after he was caught drinking on the street.The singer was enjoying a night out with pals in Mexico City on...

Kapranos Laughs Off Musical Reports

FRANZ FERDINAND frontman ALEX KAPRANOS has dismissed reports he's begun work on a stage musical - urging fans not to take his comments so seriously.The singer was reported to be planning a theatre production, following...

Franz Ferdinand's Celebrity Musical

Franz Ferdinand frontman Alex Kapranos wants to write a musical.The Scottish rocker - who is currently touring Australia with the band - is keen to develop a stage show, based on an unnamed modern celebrity.He...

Kapranos Eyes Musical

FRANZ FERDINAND star ALEX KAPRANOS is eyeing a move into theatre - he wants to write a musical about a superstar singer.The Take Me Out hitmaker is eager to start penning the stage show about...

Maccabees Fame Surprise

The Maccabees are surprised they're being called the next big thing. The Brighton-based indie rock band - who have been named as headline acts for the Shockwaves NME Awards Tour 2010 - are likely to...

Cotillard Records Dior Tune With Franz Ferdinand

French Oscar winner MARION COTILLARD has teamed up with Scottish rockers FRANZ FERDINAND to record a new song for fashion house Dior.The Nine star, who is the face of the French brand, has stepped up...

Yummy Fur Return

The band which spawned Scottish chart-toppers FRANZ FERDINAND is making a comeback after 11 years.Franz Ferdinand's Alex Kapranos and Paul Thompson started out as members of The Yummy Fur, before the group split in 1999....

Kapranos Wanted To Die Like Sid Vicious

FRANZ FERDINAND frontman ALEX KAPRANOS is disappointed he didn't die "glamorously" at a young age - because he always wanted to emulate his idol SID VICIOUS.The Take Me Out hitmaker wishes he could have passed...

Dizzee Rascal Snubs Ting Tings

Dizzee Rascal has turned down collaborations with The Ting Tings and Franz Ferdinand.The UK rapper had phenomenal success teaming up with Calvin Harris on his single 'Dance Wiv Me', and is joined by DJ Armand...

Prodigy And Cave Confirmed As Glastonbury Line-up Leaked

The Prodigy and Nick Cave have been confirmed for Glastonbury 2009, as the festival lineup was leaked early.Blur, Bruce Springsteen and Neil Young are headlining this year's festival, which takes place between Wednesday June 24th...

By on 25 May 2009

Glastonbury 2009 Line-up To Be Announced

The full line-up for next month's Glastonbury festival will be announced later today.Blur, Bruce Springsteen and Neil Young are headlining this year's festival, which takes place between Wednesday June 24th and Sunday June 28th.A host...

By on 25 May 2009

Fleet Foxes Earn Hat-trick Of Mojo Nominations

Fleet Foxes are the frontrunners for success in the 2009 Mojo honours list, with nominations in three categories.Just 11 months after the release of their eponymous debut, the quintet's critical and commercial success continues with...

By on 06 May 2009

Ferdinand Rocker Breaks His Foot

FRANZ FERDINAND rocker NICK MCCARTHY is performing shows sitting in a chair after injuring his foot during the British band's U.S. tour. The Take Me Out hitmakers are currently on a jaunt through the States, but...

Franz Ferdinand Singer 'Refuses To Strip'

FRANZ FERDINAND singer ALEX KAPRANOS has refused to take his shirt off while performing at the Coachella Festival.During the band's set at the California-based event, a enthusiastic fan asked the star to show more flesh...

By on 20 April 2009

Franz Ferdinand Turn Down Fast Food Deal

Scottish rockers FRANZ FERDINAND turned down a lucrative advertising deal and the chance to become famous in America - because they didn't want to be known for promoting fast food. The Take Me Out hitmakers were...

Lady Gaga For Glasto?

LADY GAGA may be set to perform at this year's Glastonbury Festival, it has emerged.The US singer has seen a swift rise in her popularity in the UK, recently scoring her second number one with...

By on 25 March 2009

Comic Relief Stars Looking To Beat Record £40m Haul

England footballers, Doctor Who's David Tennant and Oasis are among stars aiming to help Comic Relief raise more than 40 million on Friday.Members of the England team including David Beckham and Frank Lampard took part...

Comic Relief Stars Looking To Beat Record £40m Haul

England footballers, Doctor Who's David Tennant and Oasis are among stars aiming to help Comic Relief raise more than 40 million on Friday.Members of the England team including David Beckham and Frank Lampard took part...

By on 13 March 2009

Stalker Threat Makes Kapranos Less Candid

FRANZ FERDINAND frontman ALEX KAPRANOS refuses to discuss his personal life in interviews after an obsessive fan used information he'd revealed against him. The Take Me Out singer won't go into details about what the "crazy...

Oasis Named Best British Band At Nme Awards

Mancunian group Oasis have been named the best British band at the Shockwaves NME awards.The Dig Out Your Soul stars led the way at this year's ceremony at Brixton Academy, with seven nominations, but were...

By on 26 February 2009

Oasis And Kings Of Leon Gear Up For Nme Awards

The cream of the music world will assemble in south London later today for the Shockwaves NME awards.British band Oasis are leading the way at this year's ceremony at Brixton Academy, with seven nominations, including...

By on 25 February 2009

Kapranos To Step Down As Food Writer

FRANZ FERDINAND star ALEX KAPRANOS is giving up his job as a food writer - because he doesn't feel qualified to comment on the culinary arts. The singer/songwriter was asked to write about his love of...

Kapranos Quit Religious School Over Pot Rumours

FRANZ FERDINAND star ALEX KAPRANOS quit a Church of Scotland religious school when a marijuana-smoking rumour got out of hand. The Take Me Out singer attended a divinity school for a year when he was 17,...

Franz Ferdinand Dig New Sound With Human Remains

Scottish rockers FRANZ FERDINAND's new track NO YOU GIRLS features the band playing human bones. Frontman Alex Kapranos reveals a box of bones he'd bought for just $17 (GBP12) were inexplicably lying around the studio when...

The Boss Rules Over Europe

BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN has triumphed over Scottish rockers FRANZ FERDINAND by claiming the top spot in the European albums chart. The Boss' new release Working On A Dream has debuted at number one on the new countdown,...

Franz Ferdinand To Play Glastonbury

Franz Ferdinand have become the first major band to confirm an appearance at this year's Glastonbury.A listing on the group's website and MySpace page says they will play at the festival on Saturday June 27th.A...

By on 06 February 2009

Comedian Mark Watson To Host Shockwaves Nme Awards

Mock the Week panellist Mark Watson has been announced as the host of this year's Shockwaves NME awards.The comedian, who regularly performs with a Welsh accent despite being from Bristol, is a regular on BBC...

By on 06 February 2009

Kapranos Refuses To Give Up Scottish Flat

FRANZ FERDINAND star ALEX KAPRANOS refuses to give up his tiny Glasgow, Scotland apartment - even though his longstanding girlfriend hates the place. The Take Me Out singer admits the bachelor pad he moved into long...

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