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No Groupies For Franz Ferdinand

29th December 2004

Scottish rockers FRANZ FERDINAND have adopted a no-groupie rule when they're on tour - because they think it's unromantic. The four-piece insist they only fall into bed with girls they meet on the road...

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Ferdinand Thrive On Independence

23rd December 2004

Scottish rockers FRANZ FERDINAND are convinced their huge success is down to the creative freedom their record company has given them. In the space of a year the band have shot to the top...

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Kapranos: 'Bedingfield Gets On My T*ts'

22nd December 2004

FRANZ FERDINAND frontman ALEX KAPRANOS has hit out at NATASHA BEDINGFIELD for being irritating and making awful records. The TAKE ME OUT singer detests the blonde beauty and is appalled her track THESE WORDS...

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West Inspires Franz Ferdinand's Rap Album

22nd December 2004

Rapper KANYE WEST has inspired FRANZ FERDINAND to ditch their rock image to and make hip-hop records instead. The TAKE ME OUT band's frontman ALEX KAPRANOS met West at last month's (NOV04) MTV EUROPE...

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Ferdinand By Farmhouse Studio

21st December 2004

FRANZ FERDINAND singer ALEX KAPRANOS has paid out a massive $760,000 (GBP400,000) on a Scottish farmhouse - which they plan to convert into a recording studio. The TAKE ME OUT rockers have purchased the...

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Xzibit: 'Usher Can't Take A Joke'

17th December 2004

Hip-hop star XZIBIT has blasted USHER for having a bad sense of humour after he took exception to a joke Xzibit made at his expense at the MTV EUROPEAN MUSIC AWARDS (EMA) last month (NOV04)....

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Franz Ferdinand Rock On

30th November 2004

LATEST: FRANZ FERDINAND bassist BOB HARDY dragged himself out of his hospital bed to appear at the Scottish rockers' final show of their Japanese tour yesterday (29NOV04). Their Far East fans, aware of Hardy's...

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Franz Ferdinand Pull Out Of Potter Film

18th November 2004

Scottish rockers FRANZ FERDINAND have pulled out of a cameo appearance in the next HARRY POTTER film - amid rumours of tension within the band. The four-piece were asked to appear as a gang...

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Franz Ferdinand Shock Fans With Punch-up

14th November 2004

FRANZ FERDINAND frontman ALEX KAPRANOS has shocked fans by allegedly brawling with the band's drummer after a sell-out gig in Paris. The TAKE ME OUT singer, 34, was seen rowing furiously with PAUL THOMPSON...

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Franz Ferdinand Compose For Potter

13th October 2004

Scottish rockers FRANZ FERDINAND have been approached to compose music for the next HARRY POTTER film - and they've been told they may even get a cameo in the movie. The TAKE ME OUT...

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Franz Ferdinand Singer Hits Out At 'Thuggish' Rock Stars

11th October 2004

Scottish band FRANZ FERDINAND's frontman ALEX KAPRANOS has hit out at the inebriated image of his rival rock stars. The TAKE ME OUT singer is concerned musicians are choosing to behave in a...

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Franz Ferdinand: Tired Of Being Signed Artists

11th October 2004

Rockers FRANZ FERDINAND are frustrated with their hectic touring schedule now they're professional musicians, because they have less time to record new material. The TAKE ME OUT singers - who last month (SEP04) won...

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Franz Ferdinand's Hostage Drama

28th September 2004

Rockers FRANZ FERDINAND got caught up in a hostage situation in an American restaurant - but they were so busy eating they didn't realise they were in danger. Singer ALEX KAPRANOS and bassist BOB...

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Karen O Tops Cool List

20th September 2004

YEAH YEAH YEAHS star KAREN O has been named rock's coolest person in a new magazine poll. The sassy singer beat FRANZ FERDINAND's ALEX KAPRANOS, ANDRE 3000 and PELLE ALMQVIST from THE HIVES to...

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Kapranos Slams Sting

19th September 2004

FRANZ FERDINAND frontman ALEX KAPRANOS has slammed musician STING as being "distanced from reality". Kapranos' criticism about the ENGLISHMAN IN NEW YORK singer comes just days after he took a swipe at AMERICAN IDOL...

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Ferdinand Ready For Fame

16th September 2004

Rockers FRANZ FERDINAND are happy they have achieved success in their twenties rather than in their teens, because they are mature enough to cope with being famous. The band, who last Tuesday (07SEP04) picked...

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Franz Ferdinand's Kapranos Slams Cowell And Gates

13th September 2004

FRANZ FERDINAND frontman ALEX KAPRANOS has slammed music mogul SIMON COWELL and pop hunk GARETH GATES for killing the music industry's credibility. The Scottish hunk brands POP IDOL musicians "boring" and hopes that by...

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Ferdinand Scoop Mercury Music Prize

8th September 2004

Scottish rockers FRANZ FERDINAND have been crowned this year's (04) winner of Britain's coveted MERCURY MUSIC PRIZE. The TAKE ME OUT stars' eponymous debut album was the panel's number one choice at the London...

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J.lo Rubbished By Franz Ferdinand

1st August 2004

Scots band FRANZ FERDINAND frontman ALEX KAPRANOS has slammed JENNIFER LOPEZ for letting fame go to her head. The MATINEE singer is disgusted at the Latina superstar's highly publicised diva-demands and her reported refusal...

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Ferdinand's Stage Humiliation

14th July 2004

FRANZ FERDINAND frontman ALEX KAPRANOS accidentally exposed himself to an entire theatre of fans in France recently, when his trousers split onstage. The gaffe was made all the worse because Kapranos wasn't wearing any...

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Franz Ferdinand Singer Pursued By Moss

29th June 2004

FRANZ FERDINAND singer ALEX KAPRANOS has been spotted with supermodel KATE MOSS, who appears to be besotted with the Scottish star after his weekend gig (26JUN04) at Britain's GLASTONBURY FESTIVAL. Moss, 30, is reportedly...

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Bittersweet Glastonbury For Ferdinand's Kapranos

28th June 2004

FRANZ FERDINAND rocker ALEX KAPRANOS enjoyed his band's triumphant performance at Britain's GLASTONBURY FESTIVAL on Friday (25JUN04) - despite confronting some unpleasant memories from the last time he attended. The TAKE ME OUT singer...

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Ferdinand Fight With Eminem's Minders

14th May 2004

Scottish band FRANZ FERDINAND were so enraged by the "attitude" of rapper EMINEM's bodyguards backstage at a German TV show, they launched into fight with them. The TAKE ME OUT rockers were appearing on...

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Franz Ferdinand Backs Downloading

29th March 2004

Scottish rock band FRANZ FERDINAND has defended people illegally downloading music off the internet, following the recent crackdown on the practice. TAKE ME OUT singer ALEX KAPRANOS has described downloading as "great" - claiming most...

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Franz Ferdinand Rebuff Sell Out Claims

2nd March 2004

Rising rockers FRANZ FERDINAND have shrugged off 'sell-out' accusations - because they're proud of the popularity of their smash hit single TAKE ME OUT. The Scottish band - who got to number two in...

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