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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 hates the place. The Take Me Out singer admits the bachelor pad he moved into long...

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Nice To Be Back, Says Jonathan Ross After Radio Return

24th January 2009

Jonathan Ross has remarked it was "nice to be back" on Radio 2, as he made his return to the airwaves following a three-month suspension.The presenter was punished by the BBC for his involvement in...

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T.i. Missed Franz Ferdinand Collaboration

22nd January 2009

Rockers FRANZ FERDINAND missed their chance to perform live with T.I. after the rapper cut short a gig because of his court-imposed curfew. The Take Me Out hitmakers recently played back-up for T.I., who is...

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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 awards Big Gig.The Glaswegian fourpiece will join White Lies and Crystal Castles in supporting the...

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Franz Ferdinand Ditch Indie Music

19th January 2009

Rockers FRANZ FERDINAND are so fed up with the indie music scene, they are giving up the genre altogether. The Take Me Out hitmakers are preparing to release their third studio album Tonight: Franz Ferdinand...

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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 have already said the new record - TONIGHT: FRANZ FERDINAND - will be more dancefloor-orientated...

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Tom Cruise Confirmed For Jonathan Ross Return

14th January 2009

Hollywood megastar Tom Cruise has been announced as the final guest for Jonathan Ross' comeback following his three-month suspension.The actor's new film Valkyrie is released on Friday January 23rd and he will appear on Ross'...

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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 from their forthcoming album TONIGHT: FRANZ FERDINAND at the venue on January 20th.According to the...

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Fry And Evans Confirmed For Jonathan Ross' Tv Return

7th January 2009

Actor Stephen Fry and comic Lee Evans will be interviewed by Jonathan Ross when his chatshow returns to BBC1 later this month.The presenter was suspended from the corporation for three months over his involvement in...

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Cox Prepares To Ring In The New Year First In World's Most Easterly City

29th December 2008

Rappers PUBLIC ENEMY, rockers FRANZ FERDINAND and THE KOOKS, and DJ CARL COX will help residents of the world's most easterly city welcome 2009 before anyone else on Earth. Gisborne, New Zealand sits right on...

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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 will headline the first show of the tour at the Heaven nightclub on January 20th,...

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Half Of Glastonbury 2009 Tickets Gone After Early Sale

6th October 2008

More than half of the tickets for next year's Glastonbury festival have been sold, some eight months before the event itself takes place.Tickets went on sale on Sunday morning, with more than half of the...

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Glastonbury Tickets On Sale Tomorrow

4th October 2008

Tickets for next year’s Glastonbury music festival will go on sale on tomorrow morning eight months before the event itself takes place.Festival goers will be able to reserve their places by putting down a £50...

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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 previous work.While no release has been finalised as yet, frontman Alex Kapranos says the new...

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Franz Ferdinand Star Misses Gig As Wife Goes Into Labour

20th September 2008

British rockers FRANZ FERDINAND played at a secret gig at the site of legendary U.K. music festival Glastonbury without their drummer PAUL THOMPSON - because his wife had gone into labour. The band were due...

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Fascinating Fact 6004

19th September 2008

British rockers FRANZ FERDINAND and pop duo THE TING TINGS will perform a secret concert at the site of legendary U.K. music festival Glastonbury on an undisclosed date to raise funds for the local village...

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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 January.Speaking to BBC 6 Music at Latitude Festival last weekend, the band said they have...

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Franz Ferdinand Are Last-minute Glastonbury Additions

28th June 2008

FRANZ FERDINAND made a surprise last-minute appearance at the Glastonbury Festival in England on Friday night (27Jun08) after announcing the show to fans on Thursday (26Jun08). In a brief post on their website, the Scottish...

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Franz Ferdinand Use Bones As Instruments

1st May 2008

Rockers FRANZ FERDINAND have chosen an unusual instrument for their new track Katharine Kiss Me - a human xylophone. The Scottish band claims the use of human bones as a percussion instrument adds an 'African...

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Astoria "Can't Be Saved"

12th March 2008

One of London's most popular live music venues is to be destroyed.The Astoria Theatre looks set to finally close after months of campaigning to save it.Some 35,000 people reportedly signed a petition in an attempt...

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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 next album.In an interview with NME magazine frontman ALEX KAPRANOS said: "We could easily make...

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Musical Plans For Franz Ferdinand

22nd November 2007

Rockers FRANZ FERDINAND could follow in the footsteps of SIR ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER and write their own stage musical. The Glaswegian band, who were critically acclaimed for their soundtrack in BAFTA winning film Hallam Foe,...

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Franz Ferdinand Praise Girls Aloud

19th September 2007

Scottish rockers FRANZ FERDINAND have more in common with pop group GIRLS ALOUD than their genre's contemporaries - according to the band's frontman. The group worked with the female five-piece on a cover of David...

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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 vintage car was ripped off while it was parked outside his flat in Glasgow, Scotland....

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Robbie And Winehouse Set For Radio 1 Album

16th August 2007

Robbie Williams, Amy Winehouse and Kylie Minogue are among the stars who feature on a new Radio 1 cover album.To celebrate the radio station's 40th anniversary, 40 songs from 1967 to 2007 have been collated...

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Franz Plan Scottish Tour

26th July 2007

Franz Ferdinand are set to play a number of low-key Scottish gigs in September following on from a summer of brief live appearances.The band will tour a few small venues in their homeland and are...

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Franz Ferdinand Play Secret Show

14th June 2007

Scottish rockers FRANZ FERDINAND thrilled fans in New York last night (13Jun07) with a last-minute rehearsal show for this weekend's Bonnaroo festival in Tennessee. The Take Me Out hitmakers performed 14 tracks to a sold-out...

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Franz Ferdinand's Girl Drummer

6th June 2007

Scottish rockers FRANZ FERDINAND welcomed their first female member this week (4Jun07) when they invited a fan to perform with them on stage. Audience member Liz O'Callaghan was enjoying the group's set at Glasgow, Scotland's...

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Rockers Prepare To Gatecrash Dance

24th May 2007

Indie bands are preparing to gatecrash a top dance festival this weekend as members of the Ordinary Boys, Franz Ferdinand and Babyshambles take to the decks.Gatecrasher's Summer Soundsystem festival takes place at Lotherton Hall in...

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Big Weekend Line-up Announced

30th April 2007

The line-up for Radio One's Big Weekend has been announced with Mika, the Fratellis and Razorlight set to play.Coming to Preston on May 19th and 20th, 7,500 pairs of tickets for each day of the...

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