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Franz Ferdinand's Girl Drummer

Scottish rockers FRANZ FERDINAND welcomed their first female member this week (4Jun07) when they invited a fan to perform with them on stage. Audience member Liz O'Callaghan was enjoying the group's set at Glasgow, Scotland's...

6th June 2007

Rockers Prepare To Gatecrash Dance

Indie bands are preparing to gatecrash a top dance festival this weekend as members of the Ordinary Boys, Franz Ferdinand and Babyshambles take to the decks.Gatecrasher's Summer Soundsystem festival takes place at Lotherton Hall in...

24th May 2007

Big Weekend Line-up Announced

The line-up for Radio One's Big Weekend has been announced with Mika, the Fratellis and Razorlight set to play.Coming to Preston on May 19th and 20th, 7,500 pairs of tickets for each day of the...

30th April 2007

Franz Ferdinand Year Book

Scottish rockers FRANZ FERDINAND are releasing their own year book. The DO YOU WANT TO band's move follows the likes of TAKE THAT and GIRLS ALOUD. The annual publication contains crosswords, stories and comic strips...

30th March 2007

Franz Ferdinand Snub Festivals

Scots rockers FRANZ FERDINAND are snubbing festivals this summer (07) because they've got no new material to play. The TAKE ME OUT stars normally travel their native Britain and Europe every summer performing at a...

23rd March 2007

Franz Ferdinand Eye Electro Odyssey

Rockers FRANZ FERDINAND are reinventing their sound to distinguish themselves from contemporaries like the KAISER CHIEFS and RAZORLIGHT - by replacing their trademark guitars with synthesisers. The DO YOU WANT TO band are currently working...

13th March 2007

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...

20th February 2007

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...

14th February 2007

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...

6th February 2007

The Things They Say 3959

"When I came back from Vancouver, I brought a couple tubs of Canadian maple syrup and it got confiscated. Since December I've been obsessed with the idea of eating maple syrup." FRANZ FERDINAND singer and...

6th February 2007

Fascinating Fact 2672

FRANZ FERDINAND frontman ALEX KAPRANOS is producing the new album for British rockers stars THE CRIBS....

9th January 2007

The Things They Say 3578

"You find, with fallopian tubes, that once you've pulled 40 of them out of a bucket of boiling fowl, you stop noticing how disgusting it is." FRANZ FERDINAND star ALEX KAPRANOS on his time as...

14th December 2006

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...

10th 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...

10th December 2006

The Things They Say 3473

"Dior make beautiful black jeans. I blagged a couple of pairs. I'd never buy them. I'd feel really guilty about spending that much money." FRANZ FERDINAND frontman ALEX KAPRANOS enjoys his complimentary jeans.

30th November 2006

The Things They Say 3346

"The taste of good alcohol is better and more of an extreme luxury than the taste of good meat. I would hate to miss out on wines and whiskeys!" Former chef and FRANZ FERDINAND frontman...

15th November 2006

Fascinating Fact 2436

FRANZ FERDINAND frontman ALEX KAPRANOS lost his virginity on the floor of a restaurant where he worked as a chef.

15th November 2006

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...

9th November 2006

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...

29th October 2006

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'...

1st October 2006

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...

19th September 2006

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...

14th September 2006

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...

5th September 2006

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...

24th August 2006

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...

17th August 2006

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...

8th August 2006

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,...

7th August 2006

Fascinating Fact 1793

Rockers FRANZ FERDINAND are turning their hand to children's tunes after penning a track for THE COLOURS ARE BRIGHTER - a charity kids' record by BELLE + SEBASTIAN. Other bands featured on the Save the...

19th July 2006

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...

18th July 2006

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...

18th July 2006

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