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Franz Ferdinand Nearly Disbanded

21st August 2013

Franz Ferdinand frontman Alex Kapranos almost broke up the chart-topping group two years ago after growing tired of the "routine"...

Alex Kapronos Collapses At Music Festival

12th August 2013

Franz Ferdinand star Alex Kapranos collapsed backstage at the weekend.The 41-year-old singer was knocked out for an hour following a...

Rocker Alex Kapranos Presses On With Festival Gig After Suffering Nut Allergy

11th August 2013

Franz Ferdinand rocker Alex Kapranos required medical attention backstage at a music festival in Hungary on Sunday (11Aug13) after suffering...

Hey, Remember Franz Ferdinand? They're Back With A New Album!

16th May 2013

Glasgow rockers Franz Ferdinand have announced plans to release their fourth album Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action, through Domino...

British Stars Sign Petition Backing Imprisoned Punk Band

2nd August 2012

Pete Townshend, Jarvis Cocker and Franz Ferdinand frontman Alex Kapranos have signed a petition demanding a fair trial for Russian...

Stars Line Up To Help Collins With Comeback Album

17th June 2010

FRANZ FERDINAND stars ALEX KAPRANOS and NICK MCCARTHY, MAGIC NUMBERS frontman ROMEO STODDART and JOHNNY MARR are among the stars...

Franz Ferdinand's Secret Songs

21st May 2010

Franz Ferdinand are determined to keep their new album a secret.The Scottish rockers are currently working on the follow-up to...

Kapranos Fined By Cops In Mexico

12th April 2010

FRANZ FERDINAND frontman ALEX KAPRANOS was "busted" by cops in Mexico over the weekend (10-11Apr10) after he was caught drinking...

Kapranos Laughs Off Musical Reports

10th March 2010

FRANZ FERDINAND frontman ALEX KAPRANOS has dismissed reports he's begun work on a stage musical - urging fans not to...

Franz Ferdinand's Celebrity Musical

9th March 2010

Franz Ferdinand frontman Alex Kapranos wants to write a musical.The Scottish rocker - who is currently touring Australia with the...

Kapranos Eyes Musical

8th March 2010

FRANZ FERDINAND star ALEX KAPRANOS is eyeing a move into theatre - he wants to write a musical about a...

Kapranos Wanted To Die Like Sid Vicious

9th November 2009

FRANZ FERDINAND frontman ALEX KAPRANOS is disappointed he didn't die "glamorously" at a young age - because he always wanted...

The Things They Say 13568

23rd September 2009

"I don't think using real-size girls is anything radical. Doesn't everyone have a bit of belly flab? I mean, I...

Franz Ferdinand Singer 'Refuses To Strip'

20th April 2009

FRANZ FERDINAND singer ALEX KAPRANOS has refused to take his shirt off while performing at the Coachella Festival.During the band's...

Stalker Threat Makes Kapranos Less Candid

27th February 2009

FRANZ FERDINAND frontman ALEX KAPRANOS refuses to discuss his personal life in interviews after an obsessive fan used information he'd...

The Things They Say 11432

26th February 2009

"We and most of our contemporaries would fail the auditions. I couldn't sing a ROBBIE WILLIAMS song. I love the...

Kapranos To Step Down As Food Writer

25th February 2009

FRANZ FERDINAND star ALEX KAPRANOS is giving up his job as a food writer - because he doesn't feel qualified...

Kapranos Quit Religious School Over Pot Rumours

25th February 2009

FRANZ FERDINAND star ALEX KAPRANOS quit a Church of Scotland religious school when a marijuana-smoking rumour got out of hand. The...

The Things They Say 11080

6th February 2009

"People ask us who does our choreography (and) I say, 'You think a choreographer would come up with s**t like...

Kapranos Refuses To Give Up Scottish Flat

5th February 2009

FRANZ FERDINAND star ALEX KAPRANOS refuses to give up his tiny Glasgow, Scotland apartment - even though his longstanding girlfriend...

Franz Ferdinand Complete Lineup For Nme Awards Big Gig

20th January 2009

Scottish indie rock act Franz Ferdinand have been confirmed as the final addition to the lineup for the Shockwaves NME...

Franz Talk New Sound

16th January 2009

FRANZ FERDINAND have been giving more details about their forthcoming album, which hits the shops later this month.The Scottish band...

Franz Ferdinand 'Planning Gay Club Album Launch'

12th January 2009

FRANZ FERDINAND have announced they will launch their third album at London gay club Heaven.The band will reportedly showcase songs...

Franz Ferdinand To Open Shockwaves Nme Awards 2009

25th November 2008

Scottish indie rockers Franz Ferdinand are to open the 2009 Shockwaves NME awards shows, it has been confirmed.The art band...

Franz Complete New Album

26th September 2008

FRANZ FERDINAND have completed work on their new album, which they claim has more of a dance feel than their...

Franz Ferdinand Album 'On Hold'

25th July 2008

FRANZ FERDINAND have said their third album is almost complete, but reports have suggested it will not be released until...

Tributes Paid To Legendary Bo Diddley

3rd June 2008

Tributes have been paid to the singer-guitarist Bo Diddley who died at the age of 79 yesterday.Rolling Stones frontman Mick...

Franz Ferdinand Work With Girls Aloud's Producer

21st January 2008

FRANZ FERDINAND have revealed that they hired GIRLS ALOUD's producer, BRIAN HIGGINS from XENOMANIA, to avoid repeating themselves on their...

Vandals Hit Franz Ferdinand's Vintage Mercedes

30th August 2007

FRANZ FERDINAND singer ALEX KAPRANOS is furious after vandals robbed the badge off his treasured Mercedes. The badge of the...

Franz Ferdinand Snub Festivals

23rd March 2007

Scots rockers FRANZ FERDINAND are snubbing festivals this summer (07) because they've got no new material to play. The TAKE...

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