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Mel C's Studio Magic With Franz Ferdinand

Former SPICE GIRL MELANIE CHISHOLM has enlisted the help of Scottish rockers FRANZ FERDINAND ahead of her comeback album. The NORTHERN STAR singer struck up a friendship with the multi-BRIT AWARD winning band when...

Franz Ferdinand And Snow Patrol Dominate Meteors

FRANZ FERDINAND and SNOW PATROL shared top honours at Ireland's METEOR MUSIC AWARDS in Dublin on Thursday (24FEB05) with two prizes apiece. Northern Ireland rockers Snow Patrol were crowned Best Irish Band and won...

Mccartney's Favourites

Rock legend SIR PAUL McCARTNEY is still interested in modern music - his favourite bands are FRANZ FERDINAND and KAISER CHIEFS. The former BEATLE praises the up-and-coming rockers for wowing audiences with their searing...

Manson's Jealous Rages

MARILYN MANSON bans his sexy girlfriend DITA VON TEESE from sitting near anyone she admires at celebrity events - because he's terrified she'll strike up close relationships with other men. The burlesque dancer refuses...

Ferdinand To Rush Out Second Album

Scottish rockers FRANZ FERDINAND are planning to fast-track the release of their second album, to cash in on their success at the BRIT and NME music awards. The TAKE ME OUT hitmakers scooped the...

Franz Ferdinand Retreat To Countryside

Multi-award winning rockers FRANZ FERDINAND plan to retreat to the peace and quiet of their native Scottish countryside to record their hugely-anticipated second album. Frontman ALEX KAPRANOS recently splashed out $760,000 (GBP400,000) on a...

Travis Singer Praises Other Scot Acts At Tsunami Concert

TRAVIS singer FRAN HEALY has praised rockers FRANZ FERDINAND for their performance at Scotland's Indian Ocean tsunami benefit concert at the weekend (19FEB05). The WHY DOES IT ALWAYS RAIN frontman was amazed by the...

Scottish Stars Raise Money For Tsunami Relief

A host of Scottish music stars including FRANZ FERDINAND have made $570,000 (GBP300,000) at a charity concert to raise funds for survivors of last year's (26DEC04) Indian Ocean tsunami - with additional money yet to...

Ferdinand Top Winners At Nme Awards

Rockers FRANZ FERDINAND emerged victorious at last night's (17FEB05) NME AWARDS in London, where they picked up the Best Album and Best Track honours. The Scottish band's eponymous debut record was the most popular...

Interpol + Franz Ferdinand Lead Spin Readers Poll

INTERPOL and FRANZ FERDINAND have topped the newly-released 2004 readers poll in top US rock magazine SPIN, while ASHLEE SIMPSON hit rock bottom. Cult New Yorkers Interpol, who won the magazine's Best New Band...

Ferdinand's Singer Shocked To Be Playing Albert Hall

FRANZ FERDINAND's ALEX KAPRANOS fears he has no more musical ambitions left - after fulfilling his childhood dream of booking a performance at London's Royal Albert Hall for the forthcoming TEENAGE CANCER TRUST concerts....

Scissor Sisters Are A Cut Above At The Brits

New York pop-rockers SCISSOR SISTERS were the big winners at Wednesday's (09FEB05) BRIT AWARDS - taking home three accolades including Best International Group and Best Album. The LAURA fivesome open the 25th annual ceremony...

Williams, Keane, Ferdinand And Scissors Pick Up Early Brits

ROBBIE WILLIAMS, KEANE, FRANZ FERDINAND, MUSE and the SCISSOR SISTERS are among the first winners at tonight's (09FEB05) 25th annual BRIT AWARDS in London. The star-studded ceremony, hosted by broadcasting millionaire CHRIS EVANS, started...

Kapranos Blames Cowell For Cr*p Music

FRANZ FERDINAND frontman ALEX KAPRANOS has blasted AMERICAN IDOL judge SIMON COWELL for filling the music industry with cr*p manufactured pop stars. The TAKE ME OUT star is furious that Cowell encourages bland, over-managed...

Skinner To Shun Awards Speeches

THE STREETS rapper MIKE SKINNER has threatened to send a representative to the stage to collect his award if he's honoured at tonight's (09FEB05) BRIT AWARDS - because he hates "pretentious" ceremonies. The DRY...

Kapranos Turned Down Moss

FRANZ FERDINAND frontman ALEX KAPRANOS refused to let KATE MOSS into his dressing room, when the supermodel "desperately" tried to spend time with the Scottish singer. The TAKE ME OUT star, 32, met the...

Franz Ferdinand Waiting For Royalties

Scots rockers FRANZ FERDINAND may be the toast of the British music industry, but the group are still waiting to become millionaires. Their eponymous-named album has spent most of the past 12 months in...

Big Bang For The Grammys

Sunday's (13FEB05) 47th GRAMMY AWARDS ceremony will kick off in spectacular style with back-to-back performances from five of the top nominees. GWEN STEFANI, MAROON 5, BLACK EYED PEAS, LOS LONELY BOYS and Scottish rockers...

Kapranos Calls For Government Help For Musicians

FRANZ FERDINAND frontman ALEX KAPRANOS called for the British government to financially support struggling musicians, during a lecture at Scotland's Edinburgh University last night (02FEB05). The TAKE ME OUT star believes struggling artists would...

Franz Ferdinand Top Nme Nominations

Scots rockers FRANZ FERDINAND are leading the nominations at this year's (05) NME AWARDS. The TAKE ME OUT stars are up for Best British Band, Best Live Act, Best Single, Best Video and Best...

Franz To Headline Scottish Tsunami Concert

Scottish rockers FRANZ FERDINAND have agreed to headline a gig in their native Glasgow next month (19FEB05) to raise funds for victims of December's (04) Indian Ocean tsunami. The TAKE ME OUT stars will...

Franz Ferdinand Snub Eurovision

Scottish rockers FRANZ FERDINAND have turned down the chance to represent Greece at this year's (05) EUROVISION SONG CONTEST - but the offer will be open again next year (06). The head of Greece's...

U2 Top List Of UK-sourced Overseas Sales

U2's latest album HOW TO DISMANTLE AN ATOMIC BOMB beat ROBBIE WILLIAMS' GREATEST HITS to top British trade magazine MUSIC WEEK's list of 2004's overseas sales for UK-sourced albums. The Irish rockers sold 7.5...

Franz Frontman To Lecture At Edinburgh

FRANZ FERDINAND frontman ALEX KAPRANOS will lecture Edinburgh University students about the power of Scottish music next month (02FEB05). The Scots TAKE ME OUT star will discuss the country's part in 21st Century music...

Franz Ferdinand Star Signs Up Old Band

FRANZ FERDINAND drummer PAUL THOMSON has set up his own independent record label so he can sign up his old bandmates. The TAKE ME OUT star played with Scottish electro rockers PRO FORMA before...

Ferdinand Plea For Free Suits

Scottish band FRANZ FERDINAND has sent out an urgent plea for top fashion designers to dress them for next month's (09FEB05) BRIT AWARDS. The TAKE ME OUT quartet are up for five gongs at...

Bedingfields To Duet At Brits

Sibling singers DANIEL and NATASHA BEDINGFIELD are set to duet at next month's (09FEB05) BRIT AWARDS in London. The British stars have signed to perform a cover at the annual music event, which will...

Franz Ferdinand Argue About Potter Track

Scottish rockers FRANZ FERDINAND have fallen out with each other over a decision about contributing a song to the soundtrack of the next HARRY POTTER movie. The TAKE ME OUT quartet - ALEX KAPRANOS,...

Franz Ferdinand Hate Their Own Song

Rockers FRANZ FERDINAND cringe when they hear their song COME ON HOME - because it features a keyboard sound they all hate. The Scottish band blame the presence of the offensive sound on their...

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