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Fascinating Fact 383

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....

Franz Ferdinand Star Determined To Avoid Brawling Again

FRANZ FERDINAND bassist BOB HARDY has no plans to re-enact his dreadful behaviour on the night the Scottish band released their first single in America - because he was involved in a bar brawl....

Sugababes Record Chart Double

Girl trio SUGABABES have fought off competition from ROBBIE WILLIAMS and JAMES BLUNT to top the UK singles and album charts. The sexy hitmakers are enjoying their third week at number one with comeback...

Nickelback Find All The Right Reasons To Top The Us Charts

Canadian rockers NICKELBACK are celebrating after topping the US album charts this morning (12OCT05) with new album ALL FOR THE RIGHT REASONS. The group debuted at the top after selling 325,000 copies of their...

Kapranos Blasts 'Ono Criticises Mccartney' Stories

FRANZ FERDINAND frontman ALEX KAPRANOS has slammed media reports YOKO ONO had a dig at SIR PAUL McCARTNEY at the Q Awards on Monday (10OCT05) as "perverse". On collecting the Special Award at the...

Franz Ferdinand Bow Before Queen

British rockers FRANZ FERDINAND have revealed the surprising inspiration behind their new album - eighties glam rockers QUEEN. The band recently released YOU COULD HAVE IT SO MUCH BETTER, a quick follow up to...

Sugababes Still Number One In The British Singles Chart

Girl trio SUGABABES have kept ROBBIE WILLIAMS at bay to secure a second week at the top of the British singles chart with PUSH THE BUTTON. Williams' latest single TRIPPING is a new entry...

Hardy: 'I'm Only In Franz To Keep Kapranos Happy'

FRANZ FERDINAND bassist BOB HARDY never wanted to be a musician, and only joined the art-rock band to silence ALEX KAPRANOS. The DO YOU WANNA? star attended art school with Kapranos, who was so...

Kapranos Brands Us Rock 'Bland'

FRANZ FERDINAND frontman ALEX KAPRANOS has hit out at America's rock bands, branding the large majority of them "bland". The TAKE ME OUT singer is hoping to be a part of one of the...

Franz Snub Computer Enhanced Rock

Scottish rockers FRANZ FERDINAND have hit out at bands who use computer wizardry to improve their music, insisting raw talent is far more exciting than sterile perfection. The DO YOU WANNA stars name no...

De Niro's Style Inspires Franz Ferdinand Star

FRANZ FERDINAND frontman ALEX KAPRANOS turns to Hollywood to inspire his distinctive style, and suave movie star ROBERT DE NIRO is his top fashion icon. The Scottish star loves De Niro's sharp suits, and...

Franz Ferdinand Become Reporters

British rockers FRANZ FERDINAND are keeping an online diary of all their latest tour exploits, in a bid to get even closer to their fans. The TAKE ME OUT hitmakers, armed with laptops and...

Franz Ferdinand Help Sell Big Issue

FRANZ FERDINAND frontman ALEX KAPRANOS thrilled a homeless man in his native Scotland, by signing copies of charity magazine THE BIG ISSUE. The DO YOU WANT TO hitmaker happily obliged when the cheeky seller...

Franz Ferdinand's Kapranos Pens Food Column

FRANZ FERDINAND frontman ALEX KAPRANOS has gone back to his culinary roots, by becoming a food columnist for a British newspaper. Earlier this month (SEP05), the TAKE ME OUT rocker started a weekly gig...

Franz Ferdinand: 'Antony And Johnsons Are Worthy Successors'

Scottish rockers FRANZ FERDINAND were overjoyed when ANTONY AND THE JOHNSONS controversially won this year's (05) prestigious Mercury Music Prize, because they were the most original group. The successful indie group, who won the...

Pussycat Dolls Claw Onto UK Top Spot

Burlesque troupe PUSSYCAT DOLLS have held onto the top spot in the UK singles chart for a third week running on Sunday (25SEP05) with their cheeky hit DON'T CHA. The sexy group fought off...

Franz Ferdinand Regret Not Copying Kylie

FRANZ FERDINAND frontman ALEX KAPRANOS regrets not mimicking KYLIE MINOGUE's I SHOULD BE SO LUCKY video for their new single DO YOU WANT TO, because he was desperate to re-create video's famous bath scene....

Kanye West: 'White People Should Make White Music'

Rap sensation KANYE WEST has hit out at white musicians who try to sound black, insisting artists should stick to what they do best. West confesses to a diverse listening taste and is...

The Strokes Single Leaked Online

American rockers THE STROKES are the latest band to have new material distributed on file sharing websites before it is officially released. JUICE BOX - the first single to be taken from the LAST...

Bon Jovi Hope To Make Friends With Franz

BON JOVI are hoping rock sensations FRANZ FERDINAND will join them onstage when their world tour hits Scotland in 2006. The KEEP THE FAITH hitmakers are huge fans of the Scottish chart stars since they...

Franz Ferdinand Pleased Their Album Leaked Online

LATEST: Scottish rockers FRANZ FERDINAND are pleased their highly anticipated second album has been leaked on the internet, because it will mean fans at live shows know the words to the new songs. YOU...

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...

Fascinating Fact 112

FRANZ FERDINAND drummer PAUL THOMSON's first release on his new record label New! will be Scottish punk icons FIRE ENGINE's cover of his own band's JACQUELINE....

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....

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...

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