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Ferdinand's Singer Shocked To Be Playing Albert Hall

13th February 2005

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....

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Scissor Sisters Are A Cut Above At The Brits

10th February 2005

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...

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Williams, Keane, Ferdinand And Scissors Pick Up Early Brits

9th February 2005

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...

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Kapranos Blames Cowell For Cr*p Music

9th February 2005

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...

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Skinner To Shun Awards Speeches

9th February 2005

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...

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Kapranos Turned Down Moss

9th February 2005

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...

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Franz Ferdinand Waiting For Royalties

9th February 2005

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...

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Big Bang For The Grammys

8th February 2005

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...

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Kapranos Calls For Government Help For Musicians

3rd February 2005

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...

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Franz Ferdinand Top Nme Nominations

1st February 2005

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...

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Franz To Headline Scottish Tsunami Concert

25th January 2005

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...

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Franz Ferdinand Snub Eurovision

24th January 2005

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...

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U2 Top List Of UK-sourced Overseas Sales

21st January 2005

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...

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Franz Frontman To Lecture At Edinburgh

14th January 2005

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...

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Franz Ferdinand Star Signs Up Old Band

12th January 2005

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...

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Ferdinand Plea For Free Suits

12th January 2005

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...

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Bedingfields To Duet At Brits

10th January 2005

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...

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Franz Ferdinand Argue About Potter Track

9th January 2005

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,...

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Franz Ferdinand Hate Their Own Song

7th January 2005

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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Kapranos Indebted To Record Label

6th January 2005

FRANZ FERDINAND frontman ALEX KAPRANOS is eternally grateful to independent record label GUIDED MISSILE, because he believes his band would have folded without its help. The TAKE ME OUT musicians had trouble raising money...

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Elton's Cheeky Query For Franz Ferdinand

6th January 2005

Flamboyant rocker SIR ELTON JOHN shocked FRANZ FERDINAND when he asked the Scots foursome which bandmember has the largest penis. British music weekly NME asked celebrities to send in questions for the MERCURY MUSIC...

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Live Aid 2 Planned For Tsunami Victims

3rd January 2005

Bosses of a major British stadium are calling on bands like U2, COLDPLAY and THE DARKNESS to help raise millions for the victims of the Asian tsunami - by performing at a LIVE AID-style extravaganza....

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Franz Ferdinand Frontman Disillusioned With Politics

2nd January 2005

FRANZ FERDINAND's ALEX KAPRANOS is frustrated with British politics because he disagrees with the policies of the country's two major parties. The TAKE ME OUT singer has left-wing sympathies, but he believes the governing...

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Cave Tops Mojo Albums List For 2004

31st December 2004

NICK CAVE + THE BAD SEEDS' double album ABATOIR BLUES/THE LYRE OF ORPHEUS (corr) has topped respected British music magazine MOJO's Album of The Year list. The Australian torch singer's album beat FRANZ FERDINAND's...

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Franz Ferdinand To Team Up With Sparks

31st December 2004

Scottish rockers FRANZ FERDINAND are to team up with pop eccentrics SPARKS for a new album project in early 2005. The TAKE ME OUT hitmakers will assemble a Sparks best of after being approached...

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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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Kanye Triumphant In Spin Magazine Polls

28th December 2004

Multi-GRAMMY AWARD-nominated rapper/producer KANYE WEST has another reason to celebrate - he has been named the Artist of The Year in American music magazine SPIN. The JESUS WALKS hitmaker picked up more Grammy nods than...

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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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