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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

The Things They Say 11080

"People ask us who does our choreography (and) I say, 'You think a choreographer would come up with s**t like that?'" FRANZ FERDINAND star ALEX KAPRANOS on the band's dance moves.

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...

Nice To Be Back, Says Jonathan Ross After Radio Return

Jonathan Ross has remarked it was "nice to be back" on Radio 2, as he made his return to the airwaves following a three-month suspension.The presenter was punished by the BBC for his involvement in...

By on 24 January 2009

T.i. Missed Franz Ferdinand Collaboration

Rockers FRANZ FERDINAND missed their chance to perform live with T.I. after the rapper cut short a gig because of his court-imposed curfew. The Take Me Out hitmakers recently played back-up for T.I., who is...

Franz Ferdinand Complete Lineup For Nme Awards Big Gig

Scottish indie rock act Franz Ferdinand have been confirmed as the final addition to the lineup for the Shockwaves NME awards Big Gig.The Glaswegian fourpiece will join White Lies and Crystal Castles in supporting the...

By on 20 January 2009

Franz Ferdinand Ditch Indie Music

Rockers FRANZ FERDINAND are so fed up with the indie music scene, they are giving up the genre altogether. The Take Me Out hitmakers are preparing to release their third studio album Tonight: Franz Ferdinand...

Franz Talk New Sound

FRANZ FERDINAND have been giving more details about their forthcoming album, which hits the shops later this month.The Scottish band have already said the new record - TONIGHT: FRANZ FERDINAND - will be more dancefloor-orientated...

By on 16 January 2009

Tom Cruise Confirmed For Jonathan Ross Return

Hollywood megastar Tom Cruise has been announced as the final guest for Jonathan Ross' comeback following his three-month suspension.The actor's new film Valkyrie is released on Friday January 23rd and he will appear on Ross'...

By on 14 January 2009

Franz Ferdinand 'Planning Gay Club Album Launch'

FRANZ FERDINAND have announced they will launch their third album at London gay club Heaven.The band will reportedly showcase songs from their forthcoming album TONIGHT: FRANZ FERDINAND at the venue on January 20th.According to the...

By on 12 January 2009

Fry And Evans Confirmed For Jonathan Ross' Tv Return

Actor Stephen Fry and comic Lee Evans will be interviewed by Jonathan Ross when his chatshow returns to BBC1 later this month.The presenter was suspended from the corporation for three months over his involvement in...

By on 07 January 2009

Cox Prepares To Ring In The New Year First In World's Most Easterly City

Rappers PUBLIC ENEMY, rockers FRANZ FERDINAND and THE KOOKS, and DJ CARL COX will help residents of the world's most easterly city welcome 2009 before anyone else on Earth. Gisborne, New Zealand sits right on...

Franz Ferdinand To Open Shockwaves Nme Awards 2009

Scottish indie rockers Franz Ferdinand are to open the 2009 Shockwaves NME awards shows, it has been confirmed.The art band will headline the first show of the tour at the Heaven nightclub on January 20th,...

By on 25 November 2008

Half Of Glastonbury 2009 Tickets Gone After Early Sale

More than half of the tickets for next year's Glastonbury festival have been sold, some eight months before the event itself takes place.Tickets went on sale on Sunday morning, with more than half of the...

By on 06 October 2008

Glastonbury Tickets On Sale Tomorrow

Tickets for next year’s Glastonbury music festival will go on sale on tomorrow morning eight months before the event itself takes place.Festival goers will be able to reserve their places by putting down a 50...

By on 04 October 2008

Franz Complete New Album

FRANZ FERDINAND have completed work on their new album, which they claim has more of a dance feel than their previous work.While no release has been finalised as yet, frontman Alex Kapranos says the new...

By on 26 September 2008

Franz Ferdinand Star Misses Gig As Wife Goes Into Labour

British rockers FRANZ FERDINAND played at a secret gig at the site of legendary U.K. music festival Glastonbury without their drummer PAUL THOMPSON - because his wife had gone into labour. The band were due...

Fascinating Fact 6004

British rockers FRANZ FERDINAND and pop duo THE TING TINGS will perform a secret concert at the site of legendary U.K. music festival Glastonbury on an undisclosed date to raise funds for the local village...

Franz Ferdinand Album 'On Hold'

FRANZ FERDINAND have said their third album is almost complete, but reports have suggested it will not be released until January.Speaking to BBC 6 Music at Latitude Festival last weekend, the band said they have...

By on 25 July 2008

Franz Ferdinand Are Last-minute Glastonbury Additions

FRANZ FERDINAND made a surprise last-minute appearance at the Glastonbury Festival in England on Friday night (27Jun08) after announcing the show to fans on Thursday (26Jun08). In a brief post on their website, the Scottish...

Franz Ferdinand Use Bones As Instruments

Rockers FRANZ FERDINAND have chosen an unusual instrument for their new track Katharine Kiss Me - a human xylophone. The Scottish band claims the use of human bones as a percussion instrument adds an 'African...

Astoria "Can't Be Saved"

One of London's most popular live music venues is to be destroyed.The Astoria Theatre looks set to finally close after months of campaigning to save it.Some 35,000 people reportedly signed a petition in an attempt...

By on 12 March 2008

Franz Ferdinand Work With Girls Aloud's Producer

FRANZ FERDINAND have revealed that they hired GIRLS ALOUD's producer, BRIAN HIGGINS from XENOMANIA, to avoid repeating themselves on their next album.In an interview with NME magazine frontman ALEX KAPRANOS said: "We could easily make...

By on 21 January 2008

Musical Plans For Franz Ferdinand

Rockers FRANZ FERDINAND could follow in the footsteps of SIR ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER and write their own stage musical. The Glaswegian band, who were critically acclaimed for their soundtrack in BAFTA winning film Hallam Foe,...

Franz Ferdinand Praise Girls Aloud

Scottish rockers FRANZ FERDINAND have more in common with pop group GIRLS ALOUD than their genre's contemporaries - according to the band's frontman. The group worked with the female five-piece on a cover of David...

Vandals Hit Franz Ferdinand's Vintage Mercedes

FRANZ FERDINAND singer ALEX KAPRANOS is furious after vandals robbed the badge off his treasured Mercedes. The badge of the vintage car was ripped off while it was parked outside his flat in Glasgow, Scotland....

Robbie And Winehouse Set For Radio 1 Album

Robbie Williams, Amy Winehouse and Kylie Minogue are among the stars who feature on a new Radio 1 cover album.To celebrate the radio station's 40th anniversary, 40 songs from 1967 to 2007 have been collated...

By on 16 August 2007

Franz Plan Scottish Tour

Franz Ferdinand are set to play a number of low-key Scottish gigs in September following on from a summer of brief live appearances.The band will tour a few small venues in their homeland and are...

By on 26 July 2007

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