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The Things They Say 1141

28th January 2006

"It's possible we could still be doing songs in 20 years, and it's possible we could split up tonight." Frontman ALEX KAPRANOS from FRANZ FERDINAND explains the uncertainty of the band's future....

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Ferdinand Star In Danger

24th January 2006

FRANZ FERDINAND frontman ALEX KAPRANOS fears the band's Australia and New Zealand tour is causing him to waste away - because he's burning calories faster than he can eat. The band's energetic schedule means...

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Kaiser Chiefs Dominate Nme Awards Nominations

24th January 2006

British rockers KAISER CHIEFS are set to dominate the ShockWaves NME Awards next month (FEB06), after landing a record seven nominations. The I PREDICT A RIOT hitmakers, who opened the Philadelphia Live 8 concert...

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Franz Ferdinand: 'We'll Never Duet'

23rd January 2006

British rock act FRANZ FERDINAND have vowed never to do a rock 'n' roll collaboration, because they fear it would be too self-indulgent. The WALK AWAY rockers are enamoured with their own sound, and...

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Franz Ferdinand Star's Prostitute Abuse

19th January 2006

FRANZ FERDINAND frontman ALEX KAPRANOS is living in fear of an abusive prostitute as he takes a break from touring in Australia. The WALK AWAY hitmaker, 33, is renting a flat in a down-market...

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Kapranos Christmas Torture

23rd December 2005

FRANZ FERDINAND frontman ALEX KAPRANOS was almost driven mad by the repetitiveness of people wishing each other 'Happy Christmas' when he worked in a store. The Scottish rocker insists although he loves the festive...

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Franz Ferdinand: 'America Isn't Our Cup Of Tea'

22nd December 2005

Scottish rockers FRANZ FERDINAND have announced a boycott of US recording studios - because the tea-drinking hitmakers can't get a decent brew in them. Frontman and hot beverage connoisseur ALEX KAPRANOS is sick of...

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Franz Ferdinand Guitarist Teams With Wife

22nd December 2005

Ambitious FRANZ FERDINAND guitarist NICK McCARTHY has joined forces with his wife to record a new album. The side project, called BOX CODAX, sees McCarthy teamed with his wife-of-six-months MANUELA on vocals. The pair...

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Franz Ferdinand: 'We Changed The Face Of British Music'

20th December 2005

Scots rockers FRANZ FERDINAND claim their sound is so unique and ground-breaking, they have single-handedly improved the quality of British music. The WALK AWAY hitmakers are confident the music industry would be in dire...

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Ferdinand Influenced By West

19th December 2005

Scottish rockers FRANZ FERDINAND have been heavily influenced by rapper KANYE WEST whilst writing 14 new songs for their third album. Frontman ALEX KAPRANOS, 33, promises a new sound on the next record, inspired...

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Kanye Gets Spin And Rolling Stone's Nod For Best Album

16th December 2005

KANYE WEST is off to a running start in the race for the Best Album Grammy next year (06), after landing top spot in US magazines Spin and Rolling Stone's end-of-year polls. The rapper's...

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Oasis, Franz And Brown To Play Thai Festival

15th December 2005

British bands OASIS and FRANZ FERDINAND are set to join IAN BROWN at the Bangkok 100 Festival in the Thai capital next year (FEB06). Oasis will headline the festival over 18-19 February, while Scots...

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The Things They Say 864

15th December 2005

"At least he's singing properly, it's not that whiney 'I've-just-come-off-heroin' sound, like CHRIS MARTIN. I hate that." Welsh pop singer CHARLOTTE CHURCH praises FRANZ FERDINAND frontman ALEX KAPRANOS....

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The Things They Say 837

12th December 2005

"Once we were doing a TV show in France and there were two dressing rooms - one for Franz Ferdinand and one for Franz Ferdinand's band." FRANZ FERDINAND frontman ALEX KAPRANOS is aware some fans...

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The Prodigy Will Defy The Death Of Dance

8th December 2005

THE PRODIGY star LIAM HOWLETT insists the band will succeed even though the dance music scene is dead, because its music is too powerful to bow to trends. Howlett says the band is bristling...

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The Strokes And Franz Ferdinand Eye Supergroup

6th December 2005

US rockers THE STROKES and British band FRANZ FERDINAND are such fans of each other's music, they're planning on teaming up as a supergroup. The bands' mutual respect formed over two nights last week...

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Fascinating Fact 615

2nd December 2005

FRANZ FERDINAND have recorded two versions of their new single WALK AWAY which will be available for download from their website FranzFerdinand.co.uk. The first is a live version performed in Glasgow, Scotland, while the second...

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Franz Ferdinand Return To Roots

24th November 2005

Scottish rockers FRANZ FERDINAND have returned to the scene of their first ever gig, to perform to just 80 devoted fans. The band started out after a concert at Stereo in Glasgow, Scotland, just...

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Franz Ferdinand Play Surprise Gig

22nd November 2005

Rockers FRANZ FERDINAND have played a surprise charity gig to over 100 fans at a hospital in their native Scotland. The band handed over a cheque for $18,508 (GBP10,282) to the Royal Aberdeen Children's...

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Kapranos Dismisses Royal Approval

18th November 2005

FRANZ FERDINAND frontman ALEX KAPRANOS is less than impressed by the British royal family's enthusiasm for his music, as he insists royals and rock doesn't mix. Second-in-line heir to the throne PRINCE WILLIAM reportedly...

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Kapranos Enjoyed Prank On Fans

14th November 2005

FRANZ FERDINAND frontman ALEX KAPRANOS enjoyed misleading fans about the direction their second album would take. The band released YOU COULD HAVE IT SO MUCH BETTER last month (OCT05) following weeks of press speculation...

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Noel Seconds Liam's Unpatriotic Stance

9th November 2005

Outspoken OASIS guitarist NOEL GALLAGHER has backed his brother LIAM's attack on the current crop of groups garnering critical acclaim in the UK. The DON'T LOOK BACK IN ANGER rocker, who has enjoyed more...

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The Things They Say 576

9th November 2005

"All the cool people say they're good, but it sounds like I'm getting bulls**tted by somebody." NINE INCH NAILS star TRENT REZNOR isn't a fan of Scottish rockers FRANZ FERDINAND....

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Gallagher: 'Franz Ferdinand Sound Like Right Said Fred'

7th November 2005

Outspoken OASIS frontman LIAM GALLAGHER has compared FRANZ FERDINAND rocker ALEX KAPRANOS to novelty chart act RIGHT SAID FRED. Gallagher believes Kapranos' voice resembles that of gay vocalist RICHARD FAIRBRASS, who topped the UK...

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Gallagher Blasts Franz And Kaiser Chiefs

27th October 2005

Outspoken OASIS star NOEL GALLAGHER has labelled rival bands FRANZ FERDINAND and KAISER CHIEFS as "indie s**t". The IMPORTANCE OF BEING IDLE hitmaker, who has a regular habit of belittling rival rockers, hates the...

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Fascinating Fact 383

20th October 2005

Scottish rockers FRANZ FERDINAND's world quest for domination is complete - the group's new album YOU COULD HAVE IT SO MUCH BETTER has hit the top 10 in 19 countries including the US....

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Franz Ferdinand Star Determined To Avoid Brawling Again

17th October 2005

FRANZ FERDINAND bassist BOB HARDY has no plans to re-enact his dreadful behaviour on the night the Scottish band released their first single in America - because he was involved in a bar brawl....

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Sugababes Record Chart Double

17th October 2005

Girl trio SUGABABES have fought off competition from ROBBIE WILLIAMS and JAMES BLUNT to top the UK singles and album charts. The sexy hitmakers are enjoying their third week at number one with comeback...

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Nickelback Find All The Right Reasons To Top The Us Charts

12th October 2005

Canadian rockers NICKELBACK are celebrating after topping the US album charts this morning (12OCT05) with new album ALL FOR THE RIGHT REASONS. The group debuted at the top after selling 325,000 copies of their...

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