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Kapranos Blasts 'Ono Criticises Mccartney' Stories

12th October 2005

FRANZ FERDINAND frontman ALEX KAPRANOS has slammed media reports YOKO ONO had a dig at SIR PAUL McCARTNEY at the Q Awards on Monday (10OCT05) as "perverse". On collecting the Special Award at the...

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Franz Ferdinand Bow Before Queen

10th October 2005

British rockers FRANZ FERDINAND have revealed the surprising inspiration behind their new album - eighties glam rockers QUEEN. The band recently released YOU COULD HAVE IT SO MUCH BETTER, a quick follow up to...

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Sugababes Still Number One In The British Singles Chart

10th October 2005

Girl trio SUGABABES have kept ROBBIE WILLIAMS at bay to secure a second week at the top of the British singles chart with PUSH THE BUTTON. Williams' latest single TRIPPING is a new entry...

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Hardy: 'I'm Only In Franz To Keep Kapranos Happy'

4th October 2005

FRANZ FERDINAND bassist BOB HARDY never wanted to be a musician, and only joined the art-rock band to silence ALEX KAPRANOS. The DO YOU WANNA? star attended art school with Kapranos, who was so...

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Kapranos Brands Us Rock 'Bland'

3rd October 2005

FRANZ FERDINAND frontman ALEX KAPRANOS has hit out at America's rock bands, branding the large majority of them "bland". The TAKE ME OUT singer is hoping to be a part of one of the...

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Franz Snub Computer Enhanced Rock

2nd October 2005

Scottish rockers FRANZ FERDINAND have hit out at bands who use computer wizardry to improve their music, insisting raw talent is far more exciting than sterile perfection. The DO YOU WANNA stars name no...

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De Niro's Style Inspires Franz Ferdinand Star

1st October 2005

FRANZ FERDINAND frontman ALEX KAPRANOS turns to Hollywood to inspire his distinctive style, and suave movie star ROBERT DE NIRO is his top fashion icon. The Scottish star loves De Niro's sharp suits, and...

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Franz Ferdinand Become Reporters

29th September 2005

British rockers FRANZ FERDINAND are keeping an online diary of all their latest tour exploits, in a bid to get even closer to their fans. The TAKE ME OUT hitmakers, armed with laptops and...

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Franz Ferdinand Help Sell Big Issue

27th September 2005

FRANZ FERDINAND frontman ALEX KAPRANOS thrilled a homeless man in his native Scotland, by signing copies of charity magazine THE BIG ISSUE. The DO YOU WANT TO hitmaker happily obliged when the cheeky seller...

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Franz Ferdinand's Kapranos Pens Food Column

27th September 2005

FRANZ FERDINAND frontman ALEX KAPRANOS has gone back to his culinary roots, by becoming a food columnist for a British newspaper. Earlier this month (SEP05), the TAKE ME OUT rocker started a weekly gig...

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Franz Ferdinand: 'Antony And Johnsons Are Worthy Successors'

26th September 2005

Scottish rockers FRANZ FERDINAND were overjoyed when ANTONY AND THE JOHNSONS controversially won this year's (05) prestigious Mercury Music Prize, because they were the most original group. The successful indie group, who won the...

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Pussycat Dolls Claw Onto UK Top Spot

26th September 2005

Burlesque troupe PUSSYCAT DOLLS have held onto the top spot in the UK singles chart for a third week running on Sunday (25SEP05) with their cheeky hit DON'T CHA. The sexy group fought off...

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Kanye West: 'White People Should Make White Music'

23rd September 2005

Rap sensation KANYE WEST has hit out at white musicians who try to sound black, insisting artists should stick to what they do best. West confesses to a diverse listening taste and is...

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Franz Ferdinand Regret Not Copying Kylie

23rd September 2005

FRANZ FERDINAND frontman ALEX KAPRANOS regrets not mimicking KYLIE MINOGUE's I SHOULD BE SO LUCKY video for their new single DO YOU WANT TO, because he was desperate to re-create video's famous bath scene....

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The Strokes Single Leaked Online

22nd September 2005

American rockers THE STROKES are the latest band to have new material distributed on file sharing websites before it is officially released. JUICE BOX - the first single to be taken from the LAST...

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Bon Jovi Hope To Make Friends With Franz

18th September 2005

BON JOVI are hoping rock sensations FRANZ FERDINAND will join them onstage when their world tour hits Scotland in 2006. The KEEP THE FAITH hitmakers are huge fans of the Scottish chart stars since they...

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Franz Ferdinand Pleased Their Album Leaked Online

15th September 2005

LATEST: Scottish rockers FRANZ FERDINAND are pleased their highly anticipated second album has been leaked on the internet, because it will mean fans at live shows know the words to the new songs. YOU...

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Franz Ferdinand Album Leaked Online

13th September 2005

FRANZ FERDINAND's hotly anticipated second album has been leaked onto file-sharing websites three weeks before it is due to hit shops. YOU COULD HAVE IT SO MUCH BETTER... WITH FRANZ FERDINAND was first spotted...

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Franz Ferdinand Mistaken For One Man

11th September 2005

The members of FRANZ FERDINAND have noticed a problem with their band's name - they're often mistaken for one man. TAKE ME OUT rockers ALEX KAPRANOS, PAUL THOMSON, ROBERT HARDY and NICK McCARTHY named...

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Antony And The Johnsons Win Mercury Music Prize

6th September 2005

ANTONY AND THE JOHNSONS have won the Mercury Music Prize 2005 beating off competition from BLOC PARTY, COLDPLAY, THE GO! TEAM, HARD-FI, KAISER CHIEFS, KT TUNSTALL, M.I.A, THE MAGIC NUMBERS, MAXIMO PARK, POLAR BEAR and...

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Moss Eyes Wilson As Next Rock Conquest

6th September 2005

KATE MOSS has reportedly set her sights on rocker RICKY WILSON since relations with her on/off lover PETE DOHERTY became strained - and she has even introduced the KAISER CHIEFS frontman to her mother LINDA....

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Franz Ferdinand Chasing Xmas Top Spot

4th September 2005

Scottish rockers FRANZ FERDINAND have set their sights on landing the coveted Christmas number one spot on the UK single chart later this year (05). A single released in November would put them in...

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Fascinating Fact 112

31st August 2005

FRANZ FERDINAND drummer PAUL THOMSON's first release on his new record label New! will be Scottish punk icons FIRE ENGINE's cover of his own band's JACQUELINE....

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Kapranos' Ex Hell

31st August 2005

FRANZ FERDINAND frontman ALEX KAPRANOS was horrified when four of his former girlfriends were all in the audience of his Edinburgh, Scotland concert last night (30AUG05), and feared there'd be a catfight if they met....

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Pulp/radiohead Supergroup Forms For Harry Potter

31st August 2005

PULP's JARVIS COCKER and RADIOHEAD stars PHIL SELWAY and JONNY GREENWOOD will feature in the upcoming HARRY POTTER movie THE GOBLET OF FIRE - as magical band WEIRD SISTERS. The group was originally to...

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Bloody Mess Inspires New Franz Ferdinand Song

31st August 2005

FRANZ FERDINAND's new tune THE FALLEN documents a fight singer ALEX KAPRANOS had with a musician pal, who wanted a black eye as part of his stage costume. The frontman recalls his unnamed friend...

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Queen Myth Prompted Franz Ferdinand To Go Backwards

31st August 2005

FRANZ FERDINAND's self-titled debut album featured a hidden message inspired by frontman ALEX KAPRANOS' love of late QUEEN singer FREDDIE MERCURY. The Scottish group recorded the words, 'Call your mother. She worries about you',...

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Mtv Shows Back On After Storm

27th August 2005

LATEST: MTV bosses have been given the all-clear to resume pre-show celebrations for Sunday's (28AUG05) Video Music Awards by weather experts in Miami Beach, Florida. Parties and performances planned at the Doubletree Surfrider hotel...

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Kasabian's Pizzorno Slams Franz Ferdinand

25th August 2005

KASABIAN guitarist SERGE PIZZORNO has launching a scathing attack on FRANZ FERDINAND, comparing their quirky dress sense to the characters in 1970 film THE RAILWAY CHILDREN. The Scots band have been applauded by many...

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