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Franz Ferdinand Fail To Pay Restaurant Bill

23rd September 2004

FRANZ FERDINAND are being chased by a debt collector, because a restaurant owner claims they left his establishment without paying a $1,216 (GBP676) bill. Band member PAUL THOMSON was celebrating with his new bride...

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Top 10 Shortlist Prize Hopefuls Announced

21st September 2004

AIR, FRANZ FERDINAND and GHOSTFACE KILLAH will compete for this year's (04) SHORTLIST PRIZE in Hollywood. The acts are among the 10 hopefuls fighting for the honour - a US equivalent of...

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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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Brown Makes Solo American Debut

16th September 2004

Former STONE ROSES star IAN BROWN is set to make his first American appearance in four years at the upcoming INLAND INVASION SHOW in California. The singer has been confirmed among the artists for...

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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 Blast British Journalists

14th September 2004

Rockers FRANZ FERDINAND have threatened to punch British journalists for branding them "the ultimate bland band". The TAKE ME OUT stars are furious the media are criticising frontman ALEX KAPRANOS' humble acceptance speech, after...

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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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Franz Slam Groupie Sex

9th September 2004

MERCURY MUSIC PRIZE winners FRANZ FERDINAND have banned groupies from their aftershow parties - because they deem sex with fans "a form of abuse". The Scottish TAKE ME OUT rockers - who scooped the...

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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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Franz Ferdinand Are Mercury Favourites

6th September 2004

Scottish rockers FRANZ FERDINAND are hot favourites to win Britain's prestigious MERCURY MUSIC PRIZE, according to bookmakers. LADBROKES have stopped taking bets on the band - who won the Breakthrough Award at last week's...

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Franz Ferdinand's Soccer Anthem

3rd September 2004

Scottish rockers FRANZ FERDINAND have written a soccer anthem to support their nation's campaign in the upcoming 2006 WORLD CUP. The band - who lifted the Breakthrough Award at Sunday's (29AUG04) MTV VIDEO MUSIC...

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Mel C Heads For Rock Sound

30th August 2004

Former SPICE GIRL MELANIE CHISHOLM is aiming for a rockier sound on her next album - by teaming up with FRANZ FERDINAND's production team. The NEVER BE THE SAME AGAIN singer is "finally" recording...

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Jay-z And Outkast Rule Mtv Video Music Awards

30th August 2004

Rap superstars JAY-Z and OUTKAST made the biggest splash at last night's (29AUG04) MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS in Miami, Florida - picking up four awards each. Jay-Z's promo 99 PROBLEMS won him the Best...

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New And Old Stars Make Up Long Shortlist Prize List

24th August 2004

LORETTA LYNN, WILCO, FRANZ FERDINAND, THE STREETS and DAVID BOWIE are five of the acts on the 70-strong nominees list for this year's (04) SHORTLIST MUSIC PRIZE for album of the year. The Los...

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Franz Ferdinand Single Blunder

19th August 2004

Scottish band FRANZ FERDINAND have been forced to re-release their new single after an oversight means that the original is ineligible for inclusion in the UK singles chart. Originally released featured three tracks on...

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Franz Ferdinand: The Kids Are Alright

10th August 2004

Scottish rockers FRANZ FERDINAND will play a unique concert in Glasgow later this year (04) - only children will be let in. The MATINEE band want to treat their younger fans to an exclusive...

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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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The Streets Star Snubs Mercury Prize Ceremony

21st July 2004

THE STREETS frontman MIKE SKINNER has vowed to boycott the MERCURY MUSIC PRIZE ceremony in London this September (04) - despite being the hot favourite to win. The DRY YOUR EYES singer's refusal to...

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Mercury Music Prize Nominees Announced

20th July 2004

This year's (04) MERCURY MUSIC PRIZE will be hotly contested by the cream of British music talent, including JAMELIA, JOSS STONE and THE STREETS. The 12-strong shortlist was announced today (20JUL04) and features artists...

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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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Glastonbury Rockets Mccartney's Album Sales

29th June 2004

Rock legend SIR PAUL McCARTNEY went down such a storm at last weekend's (26/27JUN04) GLASTONBURY FESTIVAL - sales of his last album BACK IN THE WORLD increased by a staggering 300 per cent. Internet...

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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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Morrissey And The Strokes Fight Fascism In London

31st May 2004

Rockers MORRISSEY and THE STROKES are among the big names who've signed an anti-fascist petition in London - in a bid to keep extremist party the BRITISH NATIONAL PARTY (BNP) out of office. Musicians...

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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 Play Secret Concert

21st April 2004

Rockers FRANZ FERDINAND delighted committed fans with an exclusive secret gig in Leeds, England this week (ends23APR04). The Scottish TAKE ME OUT stars played the BRUNDELL SOCIAL CLUB as a favour for a friend...

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24 Hour Party People Set To Rock London

6th April 2004

Rock bands STARSAILOR, FRANZ FERDINAND, FEEDER and THE VON BONDIES are preparing themselves for a sleepless night - they've signed up to perform at London's first ever 24 hour rock concert. CARLING LIVE 24...

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Mtv Ends Feud With Independent Record Labels

1st April 2004

Music network MTV has backed down and signed a new deal with VIDEO PERFORMANCE LIMITED, ending a year-long dispute over payment for promos. The row began when MTV NETWORKS EUROPE proposed a deal which...

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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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Mtv Boycott Threats By Top Rock Acts

25th March 2004

LATEST: TRAVIS, THE STROKES and FRANZ FERDINAND have joined the battle against MTV EUROPE after the cable network threatened to reduce screening royalties. Independent music labels BEGGARS BANQUET, TELSTAR, MINISTRY OF SOUND, ROUGH TRADE...

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