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Franz Ferdinand Album Leaked Online

FRANZ FERDINAND's hotly anticipated second album has been leaked onto file-sharing websites three weeks before it is due to hit shops. YOU COULD HAVE IT SO MUCH BETTER... WITH FRANZ FERDINAND was first spotted...

Franz Ferdinand Mistaken For One Man

The members of FRANZ FERDINAND have noticed a problem with their band's name - they're often mistaken for one man. TAKE ME OUT rockers ALEX KAPRANOS, PAUL THOMSON, ROBERT HARDY and NICK McCARTHY named...

Antony And The Johnsons Win Mercury Music Prize

ANTONY AND THE JOHNSONS have won the Mercury Music Prize 2005 beating off competition from BLOC PARTY, COLDPLAY, THE GO! TEAM, HARD-FI, KAISER CHIEFS, KT TUNSTALL, M.I.A, THE MAGIC NUMBERS, MAXIMO PARK, POLAR BEAR and...

Moss Eyes Wilson As Next Rock Conquest

KATE MOSS has reportedly set her sights on rocker RICKY WILSON since relations with her on/off lover PETE DOHERTY became strained - and she has even introduced the KAISER CHIEFS frontman to her mother LINDA....

Franz Ferdinand Chasing Xmas Top Spot

Scottish rockers FRANZ FERDINAND have set their sights on landing the coveted Christmas number one spot on the UK single chart later this year (05). A single released in November would put them in...

Kapranos' Ex Hell

FRANZ FERDINAND frontman ALEX KAPRANOS was horrified when four of his former girlfriends were all in the audience of his Edinburgh, Scotland concert last night (30AUG05), and feared there'd be a catfight if they met....

Pulp/radiohead Supergroup Forms For Harry Potter

PULP's JARVIS COCKER and RADIOHEAD stars PHIL SELWAY and JONNY GREENWOOD will feature in the upcoming HARRY POTTER movie THE GOBLET OF FIRE - as magical band WEIRD SISTERS. The group was originally to...

Bloody Mess Inspires New Franz Ferdinand Song

FRANZ FERDINAND's new tune THE FALLEN documents a fight singer ALEX KAPRANOS had with a musician pal, who wanted a black eye as part of his stage costume. The frontman recalls his unnamed friend...

Queen Myth Prompted Franz Ferdinand To Go Backwards

FRANZ FERDINAND's self-titled debut album featured a hidden message inspired by frontman ALEX KAPRANOS' love of late QUEEN singer FREDDIE MERCURY. The Scottish group recorded the words, 'Call your mother. She worries about you',...

Mtv Shows Back On After Storm

LATEST: MTV bosses have been given the all-clear to resume pre-show celebrations for Sunday's (28AUG05) Video Music Awards by weather experts in Miami Beach, Florida. Parties and performances planned at the Doubletree Surfrider hotel...

Kasabian's Pizzorno Slams Franz Ferdinand

KASABIAN guitarist SERGE PIZZORNO has launching a scathing attack on FRANZ FERDINAND, comparing their quirky dress sense to the characters in 1970 film THE RAILWAY CHILDREN. The Scots band have been applauded by many...

Franz Ferdinand Team Up With Scissor Sisters

FRANZ FERDINAND and the SCISSOR SISTERS thrilled fans with an secret joint performance backstage at Britain's V Festival yesterday (21AUG05). The bands have become firm friends over the summer (05) when a multitude of...

Franz In 'Pay-for-play' Scandal

FRANZ FERDINAND have been named and shamed in a US investigation into shocking "pay-for-play" tactics on American radio. It emerged last week (ends12AUG05) that the Scottish rockers' US label Epic bribed radio stations with...

Moss Chasing Pop Star

KATE MOSS has her sights set on a new romance following her split with PETE DOHERTY last month (JUL05) - she's reportedly chasing British BODYROCKERS star DYLAN DURNS. Despite her enthusiasm for rockers, Moss...

Franz Ferdinand Bury Farting Feud

FRANZ FERDINAND frontman ALEX KAPRANOS refuses to allow his recent fight with NICK McCARTHY over his incessant flatulence jeopardise their relationship, as he treasures the bond they share. The TAKE ME OUT singer lost...

Franz Ferdinand Desperate To Maintain Credibility

Scottish rockers FRANZ FERDINAND are wary of courting international superstardom and becoming the next COLDPLAY, because they are concerned about losing their credibility. The TAKE ME OUT hitmakers have already come under fire from...

Franz Ferdinand Decide To Name Album After All

LATEST: Scottish rockers FRANZ FERDINAND have gone back on their plan to colour-code their albums rather than name them, after announcing a title for their second disc. The TAKE ME OUT rockers have decided...

Franz Ferdinand Bust-up Made Them Stronger

FRANZ FERDINAND drummer NICK McCARTHY is glad he threatened to leave the Scottish band in November (04) following a vicious row with frontman ALEX KAPRANOS - because it made the group stronger. The TAKE...

Franz Ferdinand: 'We See Stars For Who They Are'

British rockers FRANZ FERDINAND's host of celebrity admirers leave them unfazed because their new found fame means they can see stars for who they really are. While up and coming acts are star struck...

Franz Ferdinand Inspired By R+b

Scottish rockers FRANZ FERDINAND drew upon R+B music while recording their second album, because they want to stand out from other guitar bands. The TAKE ME OUT hitmakers have no intention of making an...

Franz's Thomson Becomes Third Guitarist

FRANZ FERDINAND rocker PAUL THOMSON has stepped down from his drumming duties to become the Scots band's third guitarist. The talented musician, who plays both instruments, originally agreed to become the TAKE ME OUT...

Kanye West: 'I Make Rock Music'

Rap star KANYE WEST urges rock fans to buy his records because they are just as alternative as edgy guitar tracks. The THROUGH THE WIRE rapper sees strong similarities between his sound and bands...

Franz Ferdinand Frontman's Raunchy Lyrical Inspiration

FRANZ FERDINAND frontman ALEX KAPRANOS credits a host of raunchy offers he received at a recent party with inspiring the Scottish band's forthcoming single DO YOU WANT TO? Kapranos recently went to a bash...

Franz Ferdinand Make Ideal Album

Scots rockers FRANZ FERDINAND were given a confidence boost for their forthcoming second album, after seeing a friend madly dancing to the disc. After initial doubts, frontman ALEX KAPRANOS is confident their new album...

Franz Ferdinand Not Proud Of Second Album

FRANZ FERDINAND have warned fans not to get too excited by their upcoming second album - they don't know if they are proud of it. After shooting to fame with their first eponymous album,...

Franz Ferdinand Colour-code Albums

Scottish rockers FRANZ FERDINAND have chosen to colour-code all their albums rather than naming them - because colour communicates the mood of their music more effectively than a title. The album cover for...

Geldof Couldn't Persuade Franz Ferdinand Star To Postpone His Wedding

FRANZ FERDINAND are unable to play at this weekend's (02JUL05) Live 8 charity event because drummer NICK McCARTHY is getting married the same day - despite organiser SIR BOB GELDOF's best efforts to postpone the...

Kapranos Detained As Suspect Spy

FRANZ FERDINAND frontman ALEX KAPRANOS was detained in Russia last month (MAY05) after being mistaken for a renegade British spy. The Scottish rockers - who had earlier performed to a sell-out crowds in St...

West: 'Franz Ferdinand Have Influenced By New Album'

Rapper KANYE WEST is mining a new source for inspiration on his forthcoming album - because he wants it to sound like Scottish rockers FRANZ FERDINAND. West is readying upcoming disc LATE REGISTRATION for...

Franz Ferdinand Encourage Fans To Download New Live Tracks

FRANZ FERDINAND are encouraging fans to download live versions of unreleased tracks that are being considered for release on their upcoming second album. The TAKE ME OUT band recently played a gig at the...

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