Franz Ferdinand frontman Alex Kapranos has blasted American Idol judge
Simon Cowell for filling the music industry with cr*p manufactured pop
The TAKE ME OUT star is furious that Cowell encourages bland, over-managed
acts with his TV talent shows American Idol and The X Factor, while talented
musicians are given little encouragement.
Kapranos says, "I'm not a fan of Simon Cowell and his brand of
"I hate that anyone should bow to these people. I hate these music reality
shows that tell you there has to be a choreographer, a voice coach and a hair
stylist. It's c**p.
"The best musicians who ever got together are just a bunch of friends who
sit in a room and play music because they enjoy it."