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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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Franz Ferdinand Join Healthcare Campaign

10th June 2006

Scottish rockers FRANZ FERDINAND are the latest celebrities to back a campaign demanding free healthcare in Africa. Other musicians supporting the Save the Children protest to abolish medical fees in the poverty-stricken continent include Live...

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Gillespie Desperate To Meet The Who

26th May 2006

PRIMAL SCREAM star BOBBY GILLESPIE hates the line-up at the upcoming Scottish music festival T In The Park, and only agreed to perform on it because he wants to meet THE WHO. The ROCKS singer...

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Franz Star Slams Touts

19th May 2006

FRANZ FERDINAND frontman ALEX KAPRANOS is enraged by the spiralling problem of ticket touts at rock gigs, slamming the money-making gangs as "capitalist c**ts". The TAKE ME OUT rocker insists touts are ruining what's great...

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Pet Shop Boys Slam Pop

19th May 2006

Pop duo PET SHOP BOYS have slammed contemporary pop as "rubbish", insisting the term has become a euphemism for TV talent show winners. The WEST END GIRLS hitmakers have dominated the British charts for nearly...

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Kapranos Fired For 'Being Too Ambitious'

18th May 2006

FRANZ FERDINAND frontman ALEX KAPRANOS was fired from his first band QUINN after being told he was too ambitious. Before Kapranos formed Franz Ferdinand in Glasgow, Scotland, in 2001, he was sharing vocal duties in...

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Kapranos Steps Into The Kitchen

10th May 2006

FRANZ FERDINAND frontman ALEX KAPRANOS is swapping rock for food and publishing his own book of tasty recipes. SOUND BITES will be a compilation of food columns the Scottish rocker has written for British newspaper...

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Franz Ferdinand Turn Down $50 Million

3rd May 2006

British rockers FRANZ FERDINAND have refused to take part in a colossal $50 million (GBP30 million) advertising campaign, insisting they'll never compromise their artistic integrity. The WALK AWAY hitmakers admit they were hugely tempted by...

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West A Surprise Addition To Coachella

27th April 2006

Superstar rapper KANYE WEST is a last minute addition to the Coachella Valley Arts and Music Festival line-up - just two days before the Californian event takes place. The GOLD DIGGER star joins the likes...

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Franz Ferdinand Cause Mayhem In South America

21st April 2006

Scottish rockers FRANZ FERDINAND loved the recent South American leg of their world tour - because of the intense worship they received from fans on the continent. The TAKE ME OUT band, who are allowing...

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Franz Ferdinand Snub Tv Ad

16th April 2006

Scottish rockers FRANZ FERDINAND have snubbed a $50 million (GBP28.5 million) offer to appear in an American television advert. The TAKE ME OUT hitmakers rejected the lucrative contract, despite promises the publicity would quadruple US...

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Franz Ferdinand Keep Friday Show A Secret

13th April 2006

Scottish rockers FRANZ FERDINAND are set to make Easter and Passover extra special for New York fans tomorrow night (14APR06) by playing a free show that will be announced at the last minute. The TAKE...

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Festival Bosses Not Worried About Bird Flu

8th April 2006

Organisers of Scottish rock festival T In The Park have rubbished reports the event is being ditched amid bird flu fears. The two-day summer (06) extravaganza, which will feature FRANZ FERDINAND and THE WHO, was...

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Franz Plan Heroic Sparks Album

4th April 2006

FRANZ FERDINAND are readying themselves to record a covers album of songs originally written by their heroes, cult US rock duo SPARKS. The Scottish band met up with Sparks brothers RON and RUSSELL MAEL, and...

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Pearl Jam Return To The European Festival Circuit

3rd April 2006

Rockers PEARL JAM are to play their first European festival performances since nine fans were trampled to death during the group's Roskilde performance in Denmark six years ago (00). The group has joined MUSE and...

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Fascinating Fact 1312

3rd April 2006

Scottish rockers FRANZ FERDINAND have recorded a duet with iconic sixties star JANE BIRKIN on a tribute album for her late second husband, French singing legend SERGE GAINSBOURG. The TAKE ME OUT hitmakers and Birkin...

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Franz's Video Threesome

31st March 2006

Scottish rockers FRANZ FERDINAND are making three videos to accompany their forthcoming double A-side release: THE FALLEN and L.WELLS. The MATINEE stars are pulling out all the stops to make their next effort bigger and...

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Franz Ferdinand For Free

29th March 2006

Rockers FRANZ FERDINAND plan to reward their fans with a generous gift - a free copy of their next limited edition single. Frontman ALEX KAPRANOS favours an old-fashioned approach when offering their upcoming song SWALLOW...

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Franz Ferdinand: 'It's Only Rock 'N' Roll But We Like It'

27th March 2006

British rockers FRANZ FERDINAND deny they had to work hard for their phenomenal success, because they don't associate playing and recording music with 'work'. Frontman ALEX KAPRANOS insists the band couldn't possibly be enjoying themselves...

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Cribs Star 'Lucky To Be Alive' After Awards Tomfoolery

9th March 2006

THE CRIBS rocker RYAN JARMAN is "lucky to be alive" after seriously wounding himself at the NME Awards in London last month (FEB06). The British star was left with a deep glass cut around his...

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Arcade Fire Blaze A Trail At Canadian Awards

6th March 2006

Canadian band ARCADE FIRE are celebrating after a double triumph at the Canadian Independent Music Awards last Week (01MAR06). The band's sombre 2005 release FUNERAL was honoured as Canada's favourite album. The indie stars also...

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Ferdinand Copy Bon Jovi Wardrobe

2nd March 2006

Rock legend JON BON JOVI has accused Scottish rockers FRANZ FERDINAND of stealing his style. The LIVIN' ON A PRAYER hitmaker wore smart suits onstage during the 1980s, but has since opted for a more...

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Treble Triumph For Arctic Monkeys At Nme Awards

24th February 2006

Indie icons ARCTIC MONKEYS were the big winners at last night's (23FEB06) NME Awards in London, scooping three awards including Best British Band. The four-piece, whose album WHATEVER PEOPLE SAY I AM THAT'S WHAT...

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Kaiser Chiefs Have A Riot At Brits

16th February 2006

English rockers KAISER CHIEFS were big winners at last night's (15FEB06) Brit Awards, picking up three trophies at the London ceremony. The Leeds band opened the star-studded bash at the British capital's Earls Court...

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Kanye, Blunt And Kaisers Among Early Brit Winners

15th February 2006

English rockers KAISER CHIEFS are leading the winners at tonight's (15FEB06) Brit Awards, picking up two trophies at the London bash. Kaiser Chiefs opened the star-studded ceremony in the British capital's Earls Court venue...

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Franz Ferdinand To Play T In The Park

15th February 2006

Rockers FRANZ FERDINAND have been added to the line-up for Scotland's T In The Park music festival this summer (JUL06). Frontman ALEX KAPRANOS is relishing the opportunity to perform on the same bill as...

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Franz Ferdinand To Play T In The Park

15th February 2006

Rockers FRANZ FERDINAND have been added to the line-up for Scotland's T In The Park music festival this summer (JUL06). Frontman ALEX KAPRANOS is relishing the opportunity to perform on the same bill as...

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Franz Ferdinand Champion Downloading

14th February 2006

FRANZ FERDINAND frontman ALEX KAPRANOS is confident legal downloading will shake up the music industry - because lazy pop and rock stars will no longer prosper. The TAKE ME OUT singer thinks choosy fans...

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Franz Ferdinand And Death Cab Team Up For Tour

3rd February 2006

Rockers FRANZ FERDINAND and DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE will tour America together, after discovering they share the same musical philosophy. The bands are both nominated for Best Alternative Music Album at the Grammy Awards...

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Tool And Franz Ferdinand To Join Depeche Mode At Coachella

1st February 2006

Rockers TOOL and FRANZ FERDINAND will join DEPECHE MODE and the YEAH YEAH YEAHS at this year's (06) Coachella Festival in the California desert. SIGUR ROS, COMMON, CAT POWER, DANGER MOUSE, MATISYAHU and DJ...

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