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Franz Ferdinand Snub Festivals

23rd March 2007

Scots rockers FRANZ FERDINAND are snubbing festivals this summer (07) because they've got no new material to play. The TAKE ME OUT stars normally travel their native Britain and Europe every summer performing at a...

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Franz Ferdinand Eye Electro Odyssey

13th March 2007

Rockers FRANZ FERDINAND are reinventing their sound to distinguish themselves from contemporaries like the KAISER CHIEFS and RAZORLIGHT - by replacing their trademark guitars with synthesisers. The DO YOU WANT TO band are currently working...

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Rockers Unite Against Nuclear Weapons

20th February 2007

British rockers KAISER CHIEFS, RAZORLIGHT and FRANZ FERDINAND are all backing a new campaign for nuclear disarmament. The trio are among 53 bands throwing their weight behind the campaign, which is urging the British public...

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White Stripes Join The Police At Bonnaroo

14th February 2007

THE POLICE won't be the only big reunion at the Bonnaroo festival in Tennessee this June (07) - THE WHITE STRIPES will also regroup after a two year hiatus. Singer/songwriter JACK WHITE put the duo...

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The Things They Say 3959

6th February 2007

"When I came back from Vancouver, I brought a couple tubs of Canadian maple syrup and it got confiscated. Since December I've been obsessed with the idea of eating maple syrup." FRANZ FERDINAND singer and...

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Kapranos Loves Sony Restaurant

6th February 2007

FRANZ FERDINAND star ALEX KAPRANOS has discovered a huge benefit to recording for Epic - he gets access to the private restaurant at the top of New York's Sony building. The Scottish rocker, who penned...

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Fascinating Fact 2672

9th January 2007

FRANZ FERDINAND frontman ALEX KAPRANOS is producing the new album for British rockers stars THE CRIBS....

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The Things They Say 3578

14th December 2006

"You find, with fallopian tubes, that once you've pulled 40 of them out of a bucket of boiling fowl, you stop noticing how disgusting it is." FRANZ FERDINAND star ALEX KAPRANOS on his time as...

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Arctic Monkeys Top 2006 Album Poll

10th December 2006

Sheffield group Arctic Monkeys have triumphed in a poll choosing the best album of 2006.Their debut effort, Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not, was a number one hit earlier in the year.The...

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Flowers And Gillespie Front Ray-ban Relaunch

10th December 2006

THE KILLERS singer BRANDON FLOWERS and PRIMAL SCREAM frontman BOBBY GILLESPIE will to help relaunch sunglasses brand Ray-Ban, in a multi-million dollar advertising campaign. They are joined by rockers JOHNNY MARR of THE SMITHS, the...

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The Things They Say 3473

30th November 2006

"Dior make beautiful black jeans. I blagged a couple of pairs. I'd never buy them. I'd feel really guilty about spending that much money." FRANZ FERDINAND frontman ALEX KAPRANOS enjoys his complimentary jeans.

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The Things They Say 3346

15th November 2006

"The taste of good alcohol is better and more of an extreme luxury than the taste of good meat. I would hate to miss out on wines and whiskeys!" Former chef and FRANZ FERDINAND frontman...

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Fascinating Fact 2436

15th November 2006

FRANZ FERDINAND frontman ALEX KAPRANOS lost his virginity on the floor of a restaurant where he worked as a chef.

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Kapranos Pens Tour Cookbook

9th November 2006

FRANZ FERDINAND frontman ALEX KAPRANOS has published a book on his unique experiences of worldwide cuisine. A columnist for British newspaper The Guardian and former chef, Kapranos' SOUNDBITES: EATING ON TOUR WITH FRANZ FERDINAND features...

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Franz Ferdinand Owe Success To Food

29th October 2006

Rockers FRANZ FERDINAND owe their chart success to their love of food, because founder members ALEX KAPRANOS and BOB HARDY met while working in a kitchen. Frontman Kapranos worked as a chef in a...

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Arctics Debut Crowned As Top Student Anthem

1st October 2006

THE ARCTIC MONKEYS' debut single I BET YOU LOOK GOOD ON THE DANCE FLOOR has topped a poll as the favourite student anthem of all time. The punk-inspired tune beat out competition from THE KILLERS'...

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Gainsbourg Secrets Exposed By Birkin

19th September 2006

Late French pop legend SERGE GAINSBOURG has been exposed as a strict Victorian father with a secret love for Scottish delicacy haggis in a new magazine tribute by his muse JANE BIRKIN. The actress/singer sat...

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Wire Blasts 'Too Famous' New Bands

14th September 2006

MANIC STREET PREACHERS rocker NICKY WIRE has slammed ARCTIC MONKEYS and FRANZ FERDINAND for becoming famous too quickly. Wire is disgusted at the money and attention given to newer bands, accusing recording companies of allowing...

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Alex Kapranos Craves The Simple Life

5th September 2006

FRANZ FERDINAND frontman ALEX KAPRANOS is looking forward to taking a break from the band - because he hasn't had a normal life in years. The rocker has lost touch with his friends and family...

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Kapranos Stunned By Drugs Revelation

24th August 2006

FRANZ FERDINAND frontman ALEX KAPRANOS was shocked when KEANE singer TOM CHAPLIN went into rehabilitation - because he had no idea that Chaplin took drugs. Kapranos thought the singer, who was admitted into English clinic...

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The Editors Don't Want Mercury Prize

17th August 2006

British rockers THE EDITORS hope they don't win the Mercury Music Prize, because they regard it as a jinx. The band can only think of one act who has benefited from winning the prestigious annual...

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Ferdinand Plan New Material Only Singles

8th August 2006

Scottish hitmakers FRANZ FERDINAND have vowed to only release new material on singles in future. The TAKE ME OUT rockers are convinced reverting to 1960s practice, when it was inconceivable for a band to release...

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Ferdinand Drummer Welcomes Baby

7th August 2006

FRANZ FERDINAND drummer PAUL THOMSON is celebrating after becoming a father for the first time. Thomson's DJ wife ESTHER, who mixes under the name POLYESTHER, gave birth to son GEORGIE last week (ends04AUG06). Scottish Thomson,...

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Fascinating Fact 1793

19th July 2006

Rockers FRANZ FERDINAND are turning their hand to children's tunes after penning a track for THE COLOURS ARE BRIGHTER - a charity kids' record by BELLE + SEBASTIAN. Other bands featured on the Save the...

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Mercury Music Prize Favours Muse And Monkeys

18th July 2006

MUSE and ARCTIC MONKEYS have been tipped as the hot favourites to win this year's (06) Nationwide Mercury Music Prize after nominations were announced in London this morning (18JUL06). The 12 acts in the running...

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Fascinating Fact 1788

18th July 2006

FRANZ FERDINAND's 2005 hit DO YOU WANT TO has been snapped up as the anthem for a new L'Oreal hair campaign in America.

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Kapranos Reveals Offending T-shirt On Tv Show

18th July 2006

FRANZ FERDINAND frontman ALEX KAPRANOS shocked bosses of legendary British TV show TOP OF THE POPS when he revealed a T-shirt with 'Franz F**king Ferdinand' written on it. The Scottish band were taping a forthcoming...

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Franz Ferdinand And Kaiser Chiefs Join Oxjam

16th July 2006

FRANZ FERDINAND, KAISER CHIEFS and GOLDFRAPP have announced they will be joining in at the UK's biggest-ever live music charity event - Oxjam. The charity extravaganza will last for a month with more than 2,500...

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Simple Minds Star's Brother In Ticket Swindle

9th July 2006

The brother of SIMPLE MINDS star JIM KERR has gone on the run after allegedly conning Scottish music festival fans out of thousands of pounds in a cruel ticket swindle. PAUL KERR stands accused of...

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Franz Ferdinand Star Rejects Birthland

23rd June 2006

FRANZ FERDINAND rocker NICK MCCARTHY has turned his back on his native England and vowed to support Germany if the two nations meet in the World Cup. The guitarist was born in England, but moved...

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