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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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Franz Ferdinand Find New Fan In Young Jolie

21st December 2004

Scottish band FRANZ FERDINAND has a famous young fan - ANGELINA JOLIE's adopted son MADDOX. The stunning actress admits her two-year-old Cambodian child loves listening to rock music, but is particularly keen on the...

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Keane: 'Mainstream Isn't Bad'

21st December 2004

KEANE have rejected complaints they're just another band churning out popular rock ballads, insisting cutting edge acts can also be branded mainstream. The British outfit - who have scored a commercial hit with their...

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Franz Ferdinand Bassist Back Onstage In Us

8th December 2004

LATEST: FRANZ FERDINAND bassist BOB WARD has left hospital and rejoined the Scottish rockers' American tour. Ward was rushed to hospital in Tokyo, Japan on 28 November (04) - ahead of the band's...

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Franz Ferdinand Snub Palace Performance

5th December 2004

Scottish rock band FRANZ FERDINAND have snubbed British royal PRINCE WILLIAM's request for a royal command performance. The band were to set to be guests of honour at QUEEN ELIZABETH II's Christmas Reception at...

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Ill Ferdinand Star Praises Fans

2nd December 2004

LATEST: FRANZ FERDINAND bassist BOB HARDY has thanked fans for wishing him well as he fights a nasty stomach condition in a Japanese hospital. The TAKE ME OUT musician was forced to leave the...

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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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Ferdinand Rocked By Illness

29th November 2004

FRANZ FERDINAND have been forced to make drastic set changes on their Far East tour - because bassist BOB HARDY has been hospitalised. The Scottish group are currently performing in Japan as part of...

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The Streets Voted Top Album Of 2004

26th November 2004

Urban star MIKE SKINNER has beaten FRANZ FERDINAND and U2 to win the accolade of Best British Album of 2004. THE STREETS' second album A GRAND DON'T COME FOR FREE topped the poll in...

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Scottish Rock Band To Perform At Buckingham Palace

21st November 2004

Scottish rock band FRANZ FERDINAND are set to play British royal residence Buckingham Palace, at the request of famous fan PRINCE WILLIAM. The 22-year-old future king and student, has asked the TAKE ME OUT...

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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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Tv On The Radio Win Shortlist Prize

16th November 2004

TV ON THE RADIO picked up the 2004 SHORTLIST MUSIC PRIZE in Los Angeles last night (15NOV04). The New York group's DESPERATE YOUTH, BLOODTHIRSTY BABIES was judged the album of the year by an...

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Franz Ferdinand To Help Sudan

15th November 2004

Scottish rockers FRANZ FERDINAND will join THE PRETENDERS, CHRISSIE HYNDE and MICK HUCKNALL at a prestigious UNITED NATIONS (UN) sponsored concert to raise money for refugees in Sudan's Dafur province. The TAKE ME OUT...

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Gang Of Four Reform

15th November 2004

The original line-up of legendary post-punk act GANG OF FOUR are reuniting for the first time since 1982. The British group, who have been cited as an influence by bands including NIRVANA, FRANZ FERDINAND,...

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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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Scissor Sisters: British Fans More Committed

1st November 2004

Quirky New Yorkers SCISSOR SISTERS love coming to Britain because they find their music is more accepted and they love the reaction they get. The LAURA stars believe that British music lovers are far...

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Franz Ferdinand Hate First Album

22nd October 2004

Scottish rockers FRANZ FERDINAND hate the award-winning album that shot them to fame and hope they are redeemed by their second CD. The TAKE ME OUT foursome's primary aim is to be "original and...

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Ferdinand Soccer Anthem May Not Arrive Until 2010

21st October 2004

FRANZ FERDINAND may have to wait another six years to release their soccer anthem - because their native Scotland are struggling to qualify for the 2006 World Cup. The patriotic band have written a...

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Barry Manilow: 'I'm Still Hip'

21st October 2004

BARRY MANILOW is still cool at the age of 61 - and he has the record collection to prove it. Despite his reputation for classic covers and cheesy ballads, the veteran crooner is constantly...

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Ferdinand Thrill Children At Underage Show

21st October 2004

Scottish rockers FRANZ FERDINAND were thrilled with the success of their concert exclusively for underage fans - because it gave kids the chance to see them live. The band performed a matinee show for...

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Cocker To Play Potter Music

21st October 2004

Former PULP star JARVIS COCKER will lend his musical magic to the latest HARRY POTTER movie - he's signed up to score the soundtrack. The charismatic singer - famous for flashing his backside at...

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U2 To Miss Glastonbury 2005

18th October 2004

Irish rockers U2 have pulled out of performing at next year's (05) GLASTONBURY FESTIVAL, because they'll be too busy touring. The band - who are currently promoting their upcoming album HOW TO DISMANTLE AN...

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Bono Threatens Franz Ferdinand

18th October 2004

Irish rocker BONO has vowed to make FRANZ FERDINAND's lives a misery for trying to steal U2's place as one of the world's biggest bands. Bono is convinced the Scottish TAKE ME OUT foursome...

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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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Ferdinand Fear Germany

8th October 2004

Scottish rockers FRANZ FERDINAND are reluctant to perform in Germany again after a cold response during their last visit to the European country. The TAKE ME OUT foursome sang on a German music show...

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Outkast Lead Mtv Europe Nominations

6th October 2004

American stars OUTKAST and USHER are favourites to win at this year's (04) MTV EUROPE MUSIC AWARDS, after landing five and four nominations respectively. Outkast are nominated for Best Group, Best R+B and Best...

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Franz Ferdinand's Hardy: An 'Accidental' Rock Star

6th October 2004

Bass guitarist BOB HARDY joined FRANZ FERDINAND by accident - he never wanted to be a rock star. The 23-year-old former art student still feels out of place after the group's meteoric rise to...

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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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