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 approached him, and is thrilled he managed to raise the retail price of the magazine - which is designed to help homeless people earn a living.

And the opportunist even tried to sell the pencil the musician used to autograph the magazines.

Kapranos says, "I posed for a couple of shots on camera phones then, as I was walking off, I heard, 'Franz Ferdinand's pencil. Three pounds.'"


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Well, it took contact music long enough, didn't it?Alex wrote about this at www.franzferdinand.co.uk over 5 months ago!ContactMusic- the first for music news(!)I had assumed that this article had something to do with the more recent news about Franz Ferdinand being the main feature in the latest edition of the Big Issue, but oh well.
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