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Rockers Unite Against Nuclear Weapons

British rockers KAISER CHIEFS, RAZORLIGHT and FRANZ FERDINAND are all backing a new campaign for nuclear disarmament. The trio are among 53 bands throwing their weight behind the campaign, which is urging the British public...

White Stripes Join The Police At Bonnaroo

THE POLICE won't be the only big reunion at the Bonnaroo festival in Tennessee this June (07) - THE WHITE STRIPES will also regroup after a two year hiatus. Singer/songwriter JACK WHITE put the duo...

Kapranos Loves Sony Restaurant

FRANZ FERDINAND star ALEX KAPRANOS has discovered a huge benefit to recording for Epic - he gets access to the private restaurant at the top of New York's Sony building. The Scottish rocker, who penned...

Arctic Monkeys Top 2006 Album Poll

Sheffield group Arctic Monkeys have triumphed in a poll choosing the best album of 2006.Their debut effort, Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not, was a number one hit earlier in the year.The...

By on 10 December 2006

Flowers And Gillespie Front Ray-ban Relaunch

THE KILLERS singer BRANDON FLOWERS and PRIMAL SCREAM frontman BOBBY GILLESPIE will to help relaunch sunglasses brand Ray-Ban, in a multi-million dollar advertising campaign. They are joined by rockers JOHNNY MARR of THE SMITHS, the...

Kapranos Pens Tour Cookbook

FRANZ FERDINAND frontman ALEX KAPRANOS has published a book on his unique experiences of worldwide cuisine. A columnist for British newspaper The Guardian and former chef, Kapranos' SOUNDBITES: EATING ON TOUR WITH FRANZ FERDINAND features...

Franz Ferdinand Owe Success To Food

Rockers FRANZ FERDINAND owe their chart success to their love of food, because founder members ALEX KAPRANOS and BOB HARDY met while working in a kitchen. Frontman Kapranos worked as a chef in a...

Arctics Debut Crowned As Top Student Anthem

THE ARCTIC MONKEYS' debut single I BET YOU LOOK GOOD ON THE DANCE FLOOR has topped a poll as the favourite student anthem of all time. The punk-inspired tune beat out competition from THE KILLERS'...

Gainsbourg Secrets Exposed By Birkin

Late French pop legend SERGE GAINSBOURG has been exposed as a strict Victorian father with a secret love for Scottish delicacy haggis in a new magazine tribute by his muse JANE BIRKIN. The actress/singer sat...

Wire Blasts 'Too Famous' New Bands

MANIC STREET PREACHERS rocker NICKY WIRE has slammed ARCTIC MONKEYS and FRANZ FERDINAND for becoming famous too quickly. Wire is disgusted at the money and attention given to newer bands, accusing recording companies of allowing...

Alex Kapranos Craves The Simple Life

FRANZ FERDINAND frontman ALEX KAPRANOS is looking forward to taking a break from the band - because he hasn't had a normal life in years. The rocker has lost touch with his friends and family...

Kapranos Stunned By Drugs Revelation

FRANZ FERDINAND frontman ALEX KAPRANOS was shocked when KEANE singer TOM CHAPLIN went into rehabilitation - because he had no idea that Chaplin took drugs. Kapranos thought the singer, who was admitted into English clinic...

The Editors Don't Want Mercury Prize

British rockers THE EDITORS hope they don't win the Mercury Music Prize, because they regard it as a jinx. The band can only think of one act who has benefited from winning the prestigious annual...

Ferdinand Plan New Material Only Singles

Scottish hitmakers FRANZ FERDINAND have vowed to only release new material on singles in future. The TAKE ME OUT rockers are convinced reverting to 1960s practice, when it was inconceivable for a band to release...

Ferdinand Drummer Welcomes Baby

FRANZ FERDINAND drummer PAUL THOMSON is celebrating after becoming a father for the first time. Thomson's DJ wife ESTHER, who mixes under the name POLYESTHER, gave birth to son GEORGIE last week (ends04AUG06). Scottish Thomson,...

Mercury Music Prize Favours Muse And Monkeys

MUSE and ARCTIC MONKEYS have been tipped as the hot favourites to win this year's (06) Nationwide Mercury Music Prize after nominations were announced in London this morning (18JUL06). The 12 acts in the running...

Kapranos Reveals Offending T-shirt On Tv Show

FRANZ FERDINAND frontman ALEX KAPRANOS shocked bosses of legendary British TV show TOP OF THE POPS when he revealed a T-shirt with 'Franz F**king Ferdinand' written on it. The Scottish band were taping a forthcoming...

Franz Ferdinand And Kaiser Chiefs Join Oxjam

FRANZ FERDINAND, KAISER CHIEFS and GOLDFRAPP have announced they will be joining in at the UK's biggest-ever live music charity event - Oxjam. The charity extravaganza will last for a month with more than 2,500...

Simple Minds Star's Brother In Ticket Swindle

The brother of SIMPLE MINDS star JIM KERR has gone on the run after allegedly conning Scottish music festival fans out of thousands of pounds in a cruel ticket swindle. PAUL KERR stands accused of...

Franz Ferdinand Star Rejects Birthland

FRANZ FERDINAND rocker NICK MCCARTHY has turned his back on his native England and vowed to support Germany if the two nations meet in the World Cup. The guitarist was born in England, but moved...

Franz Ferdinand Join Healthcare Campaign

Scottish rockers FRANZ FERDINAND are the latest celebrities to back a campaign demanding free healthcare in Africa. Other musicians supporting the Save the Children protest to abolish medical fees in the poverty-stricken continent include Live...

Gillespie Desperate To Meet The Who

PRIMAL SCREAM star BOBBY GILLESPIE hates the line-up at the upcoming Scottish music festival T In The Park, and only agreed to perform on it because he wants to meet THE WHO. The ROCKS singer...

Franz Star Slams Touts

FRANZ FERDINAND frontman ALEX KAPRANOS is enraged by the spiralling problem of ticket touts at rock gigs, slamming the money-making gangs as "capitalist c**ts". The TAKE ME OUT rocker insists touts are ruining what's great...

Pet Shop Boys Slam Pop

Pop duo PET SHOP BOYS have slammed contemporary pop as "rubbish", insisting the term has become a euphemism for TV talent show winners. The WEST END GIRLS hitmakers have dominated the British charts for nearly...

Kapranos Fired For 'Being Too Ambitious'

FRANZ FERDINAND frontman ALEX KAPRANOS was fired from his first band QUINN after being told he was too ambitious. Before Kapranos formed Franz Ferdinand in Glasgow, Scotland, in 2001, he was sharing vocal duties in...

Kapranos Steps Into The Kitchen

FRANZ FERDINAND frontman ALEX KAPRANOS is swapping rock for food and publishing his own book of tasty recipes. SOUND BITES will be a compilation of food columns the Scottish rocker has written for British newspaper...

Franz Ferdinand Turn Down $50 Million

British rockers FRANZ FERDINAND have refused to take part in a colossal $50 million (GBP30 million) advertising campaign, insisting they'll never compromise their artistic integrity. The WALK AWAY hitmakers admit they were hugely tempted by...

West A Surprise Addition To Coachella

Superstar rapper KANYE WEST is a last minute addition to the Coachella Valley Arts and Music Festival line-up - just two days before the Californian event takes place. The GOLD DIGGER star joins the likes...

Franz Ferdinand Cause Mayhem In South America

Scottish rockers FRANZ FERDINAND loved the recent South American leg of their world tour - because of the intense worship they received from fans on the continent. The TAKE ME OUT band, who are allowing...

Franz Ferdinand Snub Tv Ad

Scottish rockers FRANZ FERDINAND have snubbed a $50 million (GBP28.5 million) offer to appear in an American television advert. The TAKE ME OUT hitmakers rejected the lucrative contract, despite promises the publicity would quadruple US...

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