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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...

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"It's possible we could still be doing songs in 20 years, and it's possible we could split up tonight." Frontman ALEX KAPRANOS from FRANZ FERDINAND explains the uncertainty of the band's future....

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: '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 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: '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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"At least he's singing properly, it's not that whiney 'I've-just-come-off-heroin' sound, like CHRIS MARTIN. I hate that." Welsh pop singer CHARLOTTE CHURCH praises FRANZ FERDINAND frontman ALEX KAPRANOS....

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"Once we were doing a TV show in France and there were two dressing rooms - one for Franz Ferdinand and one for Franz Ferdinand's band." FRANZ FERDINAND frontman ALEX KAPRANOS is aware some fans...

The Prodigy Will Defy The Death Of Dance

THE PRODIGY star LIAM HOWLETT insists the band will succeed even though the dance music scene is dead, because its music is too powerful to bow to trends. Howlett says the band is bristling...

The Strokes And Franz Ferdinand Eye Supergroup

US rockers THE STROKES and British band FRANZ FERDINAND are such fans of each other's music, they're planning on teaming up as a supergroup. The bands' mutual respect formed over two nights last week...

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FRANZ FERDINAND have recorded two versions of their new single WALK AWAY which will be available for download from their website FranzFerdinand.co.uk. The first is a live version performed in Glasgow, Scotland, while the second...

Franz Ferdinand Return To Roots

Scottish rockers FRANZ FERDINAND have returned to the scene of their first ever gig, to perform to just 80 devoted fans. The band started out after a concert at Stereo in Glasgow, Scotland, just...

Franz Ferdinand Play Surprise Gig

Rockers FRANZ FERDINAND have played a surprise charity gig to over 100 fans at a hospital in their native Scotland. The band handed over a cheque for $18,508 (GBP10,282) to the Royal Aberdeen Children's...

Kapranos Dismisses Royal Approval

FRANZ FERDINAND frontman ALEX KAPRANOS is less than impressed by the British royal family's enthusiasm for his music, as he insists royals and rock doesn't mix. Second-in-line heir to the throne PRINCE WILLIAM reportedly...

Kapranos Enjoyed Prank On Fans

FRANZ FERDINAND frontman ALEX KAPRANOS enjoyed misleading fans about the direction their second album would take. The band released YOU COULD HAVE IT SO MUCH BETTER last month (OCT05) following weeks of press speculation...

Noel Seconds Liam's Unpatriotic Stance

Outspoken OASIS guitarist NOEL GALLAGHER has backed his brother LIAM's attack on the current crop of groups garnering critical acclaim in the UK. The DON'T LOOK BACK IN ANGER rocker, who has enjoyed more...

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"All the cool people say they're good, but it sounds like I'm getting bulls**tted by somebody." NINE INCH NAILS star TRENT REZNOR isn't a fan of Scottish rockers FRANZ FERDINAND....

Gallagher: 'Franz Ferdinand Sound Like Right Said Fred'

Outspoken OASIS frontman LIAM GALLAGHER has compared FRANZ FERDINAND rocker ALEX KAPRANOS to novelty chart act RIGHT SAID FRED. Gallagher believes Kapranos' voice resembles that of gay vocalist RICHARD FAIRBRASS, who topped the UK...

Gallagher Blasts Franz And Kaiser Chiefs

Outspoken OASIS star NOEL GALLAGHER has labelled rival bands FRANZ FERDINAND and KAISER CHIEFS as "indie s**t". The IMPORTANCE OF BEING IDLE hitmaker, who has a regular habit of belittling rival rockers, hates the...

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Scottish rockers FRANZ FERDINAND's world quest for domination is complete - the group's new album YOU COULD HAVE IT SO MUCH BETTER has hit the top 10 in 19 countries including the US....

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Marilyn Manson Fights Piracy By Releasing Album On Playstation 1 Discs

American rock icon Marilyn Manson may have discovered a novel way...

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