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Franz Turn To Mary Poppins For Latest Album

Scottish rockers FRANZ FERDINAND have turned to classic children's movie MARY POPPINS as a muse for their latest album. The TAKE ME OUT stars are hoping to employ the magical nanny's tidying up technique,...

Franz Ferdinand Embrace Subliminal Messages

Scottish rockers FRANZ FERDINAND have taken up the 1970s trend of 'back-masking' - deliberately embedding subliminal messages within their songs. The TAKE ME OUT hitmakers, who are currently mixing their new album in New...

Franz Ferdinand Miss Out On Live 8

Scottish rockers FRANZ FERDINAND have been forced to pull out of charity extravaganza LIVE 8 - because the date clashes with guitarist NICK McCARTHY's July (05) wedding. The TAKE ME OUT stars are...

Doherty Blasts Franz Ferdinand For 'Rip-off'

BABYSHAMBLES frontman PETE DOHERTY has accused FRANZ FERDINAND of plagiarising a RINGO STARR song for their biggest hit TAKE ME OUT. Doherty has blasted the Scottish group for stealing the same song structure as...

Doherty: 'I've Been Bugged'

Troubled rocker PETE DOHERTY stole the show at the IVOR NOVELLO AWARDS last night (26MAY05), by claiming his London home has been "bugged". The former LIBERTINE, who has been heroin-free since having implants fitted...

Jones Praises Fellow Guitar Bands

STEREOPHONICS frontman KELLY JONES loves to turn on the radio at the moment - because there's so much quality music for him to be inspired by. The HAVE A NICE DAY rocker is enjoying...

Franz Ferdinand To Appear At Scottish Live Aid

FRANZ FERDINAND are being lined up to play the Scottish leg of a LIVE AID II concert dubbed LIVE 8. While the TAKE ME OUT rockers have ruled themselves out of the London gig...

Franz Frontman Escapes Nut Allergy Death

FRANZ FERDINAND frontman ALEX KAPRANOS dodged death after eating a dessert containing traces of peanut - which he has a fatal allergy to. The Scottish rocker, 29, who is currently on tour in Russia,...

Noel: 'Liam Talks Out Of His A**E'

OASIS star NOEL GALLAGHER has warned the media not to pay attention to his younger brother LIAM's comments - because "he talks out of his a**e". Last month (APR05) Liam labelled new band KAISER...

Keane Hit Back At Oasis

KEANE pianist TIM RICE-OXLEY has lashed out at OASIS, branding the band irrelevant and unimportant. The angry rocker hit back at the chart-toppers after the group's frontmen LIAM and NOEL GALLAGHER recently unleashed a...

Ferdinand Fans Petition For The Return Of Kapranos' Fringe

FRANZ FERDINAND fans are so unimpressed with singer ALEX KAPRANOS' new-look spiky hair, they are petitioning online for the return of his trademark fringe. Kapranos shaved his floppy locks off in February (05), but...

Franz Ferdinand Save Money And Go Second-hand

Scottish rockers FRANZ FERDINAND may be one of Britain's most successful bands, but they're still keen to save money and pick up bargains wherever they can. And the TAKE ME OUT stars even snub...

Franz Ferdinand To Upset Female Fans

FRANZ FERDINAND are ditching their euphoric dance tunes in favour of writing heart-breaking songs destined to make girls cry. The Scottish band are currently in the midst of recording the eagerly awaited follow-up to...

Ferdinand Champion Environmental Issues

FRANZ FERDINAND have donated their music to the UK's GREEN PARTY television broadcast because they want to bring environmental issues to the attention of voters in next month's (MAY05) British election. The TAKE ME...

Ferdinand Broadcast Studio Sessions

FRANZ FERDINAND are allowing fans an exclusive insight into the recording of their second album - by posting studio films on their website. The TAKE ME OUT rockers have acquired a huge following and...

Franz Ferdinand Making Dance Music With A Human Touch

FRANZ FERDINAND want to surprise fans with their second album by contrasting their trademark rock sound with dance music. The TAKE ME OUT hitmakers, who are currently holed up in a Scottish countryside retreat...

Franz Ferdinand Working From Home

Scottish rockers FRANZ FERDINAND decided to put touring on hold to focus on writing their second album - because they find more inspiration "sitting around" at home than they do jetting around the world....

Streets, Keane And Bedingfield Battle For Top Novello Award

THE STREETS, KEANE and NATASHA BEDINGFIELD will compete for the top prize at the 50th IVOR NOVELLO AWARDS in London next month (MAY05). Rapper MIKE SKINNER's The Streets track DRY YOUR EYES, Keane's EVERYBODY'S...

Dogg Turns To Europe

Rapper SNOOP DOGG is calling on European artists of all musical genres to help him create his next album. The eclectic hip-hop star wants to incorporate the unique sounds currently taking Europe by storm...

Kaiser Chiefs Make Peace With Franz Ferdinand

British rockers KAISER CHIEFS made their peace with FRANZ FERDINAND when the bands appeared together at a TEENAGE CANCER TRUST concert at London's Royal Albert Hall last night (05MAR05). Kaiser Chiefs singer RICHARD WILSON...

Franz Slams Accusations They've Sold Out

FRANZ FERDINAND have hit out at claims they've undermined their credibility by allowing their hit track TAKE ME OUT to be used in two adverts for SONY's Playstation games console. The Scottish rockers are...

The Killers Attack The Bravery In New Rock War

Rockers THE KILLERS have launched a furious war of words with THE BRAVERY after accusing them of stealing their look, style and sound. The Killers frontman BRANDON FLOWERS insists The Bravery were a totally...

Kaiser Chiefs Rocker Slams Franz Ferdinand

KAISER CHIEFS frontman RICHARD WILSON has bitterly labelled Scottish rockers FRANZ FERDINAND a "pop" act. Wilson claims the acclaimed TAKE ME OUT hitmakers - who have swept the board at various music awards this...

Kapranos Attacks Old Label

FRANZ FERDINAND frontman ALEX KAPRANOS has attacked his former record company ROADRUNNER RECORDS, and encouraged fans to illegally download an album he recorded on the label. Kapranos is angry Roadrunner are trying to cash...

Kapranos Met Franz Guitarist When He Stole Booze

Rocker ALEX KAPRANOS met his future FRANZ FERDINAND bandmate NICHOLAS McCARTHY when the guitarist stole his vodka - and the pair ended up in a brawl. TAKE ME OUT star Kapranos became enraged when...

Daltrey Album Finally Gets European Release

THE WHO frontman ROGER DALTREY has finally bowed to pressure from his fans and agreed to release his seventh solo album in Europe - 13 years after it came out in America. ROGER DALTREY...

Franz Ferdinand Consider Scottish Parliament Gig

Rockers FRANZ FERDINAND are considering performing a gig at the Scottish Parliament this June (05) to help publicise a political debate about Scotland's need for high-profile music award ceremonies. Member of Scottish Parliament PAULINE...

Kapranos And Bedingfield Kiss And Make-up

FRANZ FERDINAND frontman ALEX KAPRANOS has reconciled with singer NATASHA BEDINGFIELD after he reportedly slammed the pop beauty last year (04). The TAKE ME OUT Scots star hit the headlines in 2004, when he...

Franz Ferdinand Scoop Danish Awards

Scottish rockers FRANZ FERDINAND picked up two gongs at the DANISH MUSIC AWARDS in Copenhagen, Denmark, on Saturday (05MAR05). The TAKE ME OUT stars won the International Breakthrough Act Of The Year title and...

Moss Rejected By Yet Another Rocker

Supermodel KATE MOSS was snubbed by THE BRAVERY frontman SAM ENDICOTT - just weeks after her split with troubled rockstar PETE DOHERTY. The waifish beauty hung around after the band's show in London last...

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