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Franz Ferdinand Keep Friday Show A Secret

Scottish rockers FRANZ FERDINAND are set to make Easter and Passover extra special for New York fans tomorrow night (14APR06) by playing a free show that will be announced at the last minute. The TAKE...

Festival Bosses Not Worried About Bird Flu

Organisers of Scottish rock festival T In The Park have rubbished reports the event is being ditched amid bird flu fears. The two-day summer (06) extravaganza, which will feature FRANZ FERDINAND and THE WHO, was...

Franz Plan Heroic Sparks Album

FRANZ FERDINAND are readying themselves to record a covers album of songs originally written by their heroes, cult US rock duo SPARKS. The Scottish band met up with Sparks brothers RON and RUSSELL MAEL, and...

Pearl Jam Return To The European Festival Circuit

Rockers PEARL JAM are to play their first European festival performances since nine fans were trampled to death during the group's Roskilde performance in Denmark six years ago (00). The group has joined MUSE and...

Franz's Video Threesome

Scottish rockers FRANZ FERDINAND are making three videos to accompany their forthcoming double A-side release: THE FALLEN and L.WELLS. The MATINEE stars are pulling out all the stops to make their next effort bigger and...

Franz Ferdinand For Free

Rockers FRANZ FERDINAND plan to reward their fans with a generous gift - a free copy of their next limited edition single. Frontman ALEX KAPRANOS favours an old-fashioned approach when offering their upcoming song SWALLOW...

Franz Ferdinand: 'It's Only Rock 'N' Roll But We Like It'

British rockers FRANZ FERDINAND deny they had to work hard for their phenomenal success, because they don't associate playing and recording music with 'work'. Frontman ALEX KAPRANOS insists the band couldn't possibly be enjoying themselves...

Cribs Star 'Lucky To Be Alive' After Awards Tomfoolery

THE CRIBS rocker RYAN JARMAN is "lucky to be alive" after seriously wounding himself at the NME Awards in London last month (FEB06). The British star was left with a deep glass cut around his...

Arcade Fire Blaze A Trail At Canadian Awards

Canadian band ARCADE FIRE are celebrating after a double triumph at the Canadian Independent Music Awards last Week (01MAR06). The band's sombre 2005 release FUNERAL was honoured as Canada's favourite album. The indie stars also...

Ferdinand Copy Bon Jovi Wardrobe

Rock legend JON BON JOVI has accused Scottish rockers FRANZ FERDINAND of stealing his style. The LIVIN' ON A PRAYER hitmaker wore smart suits onstage during the 1980s, but has since opted for a more...

Treble Triumph For Arctic Monkeys At Nme Awards

Indie icons ARCTIC MONKEYS were the big winners at last night's (23FEB06) NME Awards in London, scooping three awards including Best British Band. The four-piece, whose album WHATEVER PEOPLE SAY I AM THAT'S WHAT...

Kanye, Blunt And Kaisers Among Early Brit Winners

English rockers KAISER CHIEFS are leading the winners at tonight's (15FEB06) Brit Awards, picking up two trophies at the London bash. Kaiser Chiefs opened the star-studded ceremony in the British capital's Earls Court venue...

Franz Ferdinand To Play T In The Park

Rockers FRANZ FERDINAND have been added to the line-up for Scotland's T In The Park music festival this summer (JUL06). Frontman ALEX KAPRANOS is relishing the opportunity to perform on the same bill as...

Franz Ferdinand To Play T In The Park

Rockers FRANZ FERDINAND have been added to the line-up for Scotland's T In The Park music festival this summer (JUL06). Frontman ALEX KAPRANOS is relishing the opportunity to perform on the same bill as...

Franz Ferdinand Champion Downloading

FRANZ FERDINAND frontman ALEX KAPRANOS is confident legal downloading will shake up the music industry - because lazy pop and rock stars will no longer prosper. The TAKE ME OUT singer thinks choosy fans...

Franz Ferdinand And Death Cab Team Up For Tour

Rockers FRANZ FERDINAND and DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE will tour America together, after discovering they share the same musical philosophy. The bands are both nominated for Best Alternative Music Album at the Grammy Awards...

Tool And Franz Ferdinand To Join Depeche Mode At Coachella

Rockers TOOL and FRANZ FERDINAND will join DEPECHE MODE and the YEAH YEAH YEAHS at this year's (06) Coachella Festival in the California desert. SIGUR ROS, COMMON, CAT POWER, DANGER MOUSE, MATISYAHU and DJ...

Ferdinand Star In Danger

FRANZ FERDINAND frontman ALEX KAPRANOS fears the band's Australia and New Zealand tour is causing him to waste away - because he's burning calories faster than he can eat. The band's energetic schedule means...

Franz Ferdinand: 'We'll Never Duet'

British rock act FRANZ FERDINAND have vowed never to do a rock 'n' roll collaboration, because they fear it would be too self-indulgent. The WALK AWAY rockers are enamoured with their own sound, and...

Franz Ferdinand Star's Prostitute Abuse

FRANZ FERDINAND frontman ALEX KAPRANOS is living in fear of an abusive prostitute as he takes a break from touring in Australia. The WALK AWAY hitmaker, 33, is renting a flat in a down-market...

Kapranos Christmas Torture

FRANZ FERDINAND frontman ALEX KAPRANOS was almost driven mad by the repetitiveness of people wishing each other 'Happy Christmas' when he worked in a store. The Scottish rocker insists although he loves the festive...

Franz Ferdinand Guitarist Teams With Wife

Ambitious FRANZ FERDINAND guitarist NICK McCARTHY has joined forces with his wife to record a new album. The side project, called BOX CODAX, sees McCarthy teamed with his wife-of-six-months MANUELA on vocals. The pair...

Franz Ferdinand: 'America Isn't Our Cup Of Tea'

Scottish rockers FRANZ FERDINAND have announced a boycott of US recording studios - because the tea-drinking hitmakers can't get a decent brew in them. Frontman and hot beverage connoisseur ALEX KAPRANOS is sick of...

Franz Ferdinand: 'We Changed The Face Of British Music'

Scots rockers FRANZ FERDINAND claim their sound is so unique and ground-breaking, they have single-handedly improved the quality of British music. The WALK AWAY hitmakers are confident the music industry would be in dire...

Ferdinand Influenced By West

Scottish rockers FRANZ FERDINAND have been heavily influenced by rapper KANYE WEST whilst writing 14 new songs for their third album. Frontman ALEX KAPRANOS, 33, promises a new sound on the next record, inspired...

Kanye Gets Spin And Rolling Stone's Nod For Best Album

KANYE WEST is off to a running start in the race for the Best Album Grammy next year (06), after landing top spot in US magazines Spin and Rolling Stone's end-of-year polls. The rapper's...

Oasis, Franz And Brown To Play Thai Festival

British bands OASIS and FRANZ FERDINAND are set to join IAN BROWN at the Bangkok 100 Festival in the Thai capital next year (FEB06). Oasis will headline the festival over 18-19 February, while Scots...

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