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Franz In 'Pay-for-play' Scandal

17th August 2005

FRANZ FERDINAND have been named and shamed in a US investigation into shocking "pay-for-play" tactics on American radio. It emerged last week (ends12AUG05) that the Scottish rockers' US label Epic bribed radio stations with...

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Fascinating Fact 26

15th August 2005

FRANZ FERDINAND's eagerly awaited second album, YOU COULD HAVE IT SO MUCH BETTER... WITH FRANZ FERDINAND, will be released in Japan three weeks before it's released in the Scottish band's native UK, where it hits...

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Moss Chasing Pop Star

8th August 2005

KATE MOSS has her sights set on a new romance following her split with PETE DOHERTY last month (JUL05) - she's reportedly chasing British BODYROCKERS star DYLAN DURNS. Despite her enthusiasm for rockers, Moss...

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Franz Ferdinand Bury Farting Feud

5th August 2005

FRANZ FERDINAND frontman ALEX KAPRANOS refuses to allow his recent fight with NICK McCARTHY over his incessant flatulence jeopardise their relationship, as he treasures the bond they share. The TAKE ME OUT singer lost...

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Franz Ferdinand Desperate To Maintain Credibility

4th August 2005

Scottish rockers FRANZ FERDINAND are wary of courting international superstardom and becoming the next COLDPLAY, because they are concerned about losing their credibility. The TAKE ME OUT hitmakers have already come under fire from...

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Franz Ferdinand Decide To Name Album After All

1st August 2005

LATEST: Scottish rockers FRANZ FERDINAND have gone back on their plan to colour-code their albums rather than name them, after announcing a title for their second disc. The TAKE ME OUT rockers have decided...

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Franz Ferdinand Bust-up Made Them Stronger

1st August 2005

FRANZ FERDINAND drummer NICK McCARTHY is glad he threatened to leave the Scottish band in November (04) following a vicious row with frontman ALEX KAPRANOS - because it made the group stronger. The TAKE...

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Franz Ferdinand Inspired By R+b

28th July 2005

Scottish rockers FRANZ FERDINAND drew upon R+B music while recording their second album, because they want to stand out from other guitar bands. The TAKE ME OUT hitmakers have no intention of making an...

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Franz Ferdinand: 'We See Stars For Who They Are'

28th July 2005

British rockers FRANZ FERDINAND's host of celebrity admirers leave them unfazed because their new found fame means they can see stars for who they really are. While up and coming acts are star struck...

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Franz's Thomson Becomes Third Guitarist

27th July 2005

FRANZ FERDINAND rocker PAUL THOMSON has stepped down from his drumming duties to become the Scots band's third guitarist. The talented musician, who plays both instruments, originally agreed to become the TAKE ME OUT...

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Kanye West: 'I Make Rock Music'

22nd July 2005

Rap star KANYE WEST urges rock fans to buy his records because they are just as alternative as edgy guitar tracks. The THROUGH THE WIRE rapper sees strong similarities between his sound and bands...

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Franz Ferdinand Frontman's Raunchy Lyrical Inspiration

20th July 2005

FRANZ FERDINAND frontman ALEX KAPRANOS credits a host of raunchy offers he received at a recent party with inspiring the Scottish band's forthcoming single DO YOU WANT TO? Kapranos recently went to a bash...

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Franz Ferdinand Make Ideal Album

5th July 2005

Scots rockers FRANZ FERDINAND were given a confidence boost for their forthcoming second album, after seeing a friend madly dancing to the disc. After initial doubts, frontman ALEX KAPRANOS is confident their new album...

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Franz Ferdinand Not Proud Of Second Album

30th June 2005

FRANZ FERDINAND have warned fans not to get too excited by their upcoming second album - they don't know if they are proud of it. After shooting to fame with their first eponymous album,...

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Franz Ferdinand Colour-code Albums

29th June 2005

Scottish rockers FRANZ FERDINAND have chosen to colour-code all their albums rather than naming them - because colour communicates the mood of their music more effectively than a title. The album cover for...

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Geldof Couldn't Persuade Franz Ferdinand Star To Postpone His Wedding

28th June 2005

FRANZ FERDINAND are unable to play at this weekend's (02JUL05) Live 8 charity event because drummer NICK McCARTHY is getting married the same day - despite organiser SIR BOB GELDOF's best efforts to postpone the...

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Kapranos Detained As Suspect Spy

19th June 2005

FRANZ FERDINAND frontman ALEX KAPRANOS was detained in Russia last month (MAY05) after being mistaken for a renegade British spy. The Scottish rockers - who had earlier performed to a sell-out crowds in St...

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West: 'Franz Ferdinand Have Influenced By New Album'

14th June 2005

Rapper KANYE WEST is mining a new source for inspiration on his forthcoming album - because he wants it to sound like Scottish rockers FRANZ FERDINAND. West is readying upcoming disc LATE REGISTRATION for...

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Franz Ferdinand Encourage Fans To Download New Live Tracks

10th June 2005

FRANZ FERDINAND are encouraging fans to download live versions of unreleased tracks that are being considered for release on their upcoming second album. The TAKE ME OUT band recently played a gig at the...

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Franz Turn To Mary Poppins For Latest Album

6th June 2005

Scottish rockers FRANZ FERDINAND have turned to classic children's movie MARY POPPINS as a muse for their latest album. The TAKE ME OUT stars are hoping to employ the magical nanny's tidying up technique,...

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Franz Ferdinand Embrace Subliminal Messages

3rd June 2005

Scottish rockers FRANZ FERDINAND have taken up the 1970s trend of 'back-masking' - deliberately embedding subliminal messages within their songs. The TAKE ME OUT hitmakers, who are currently mixing their new album in New...

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Franz Ferdinand Miss Out On Live 8

30th May 2005

Scottish rockers FRANZ FERDINAND have been forced to pull out of charity extravaganza LIVE 8 - because the date clashes with guitarist NICK McCARTHY's July (05) wedding. The TAKE ME OUT stars are...

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Doherty Blasts Franz Ferdinand For 'Rip-off'

29th May 2005

BABYSHAMBLES frontman PETE DOHERTY has accused FRANZ FERDINAND of plagiarising a RINGO STARR song for their biggest hit TAKE ME OUT. Doherty has blasted the Scottish group for stealing the same song structure as...

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Doherty: 'I've Been Bugged'

27th May 2005

Troubled rocker PETE DOHERTY stole the show at the IVOR NOVELLO AWARDS last night (26MAY05), by claiming his London home has been "bugged". The former LIBERTINE, who has been heroin-free since having implants fitted...

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Franz Ferdinand To Appear At Scottish Live Aid

26th May 2005

FRANZ FERDINAND are being lined up to play the Scottish leg of a LIVE AID II concert dubbed LIVE 8. While the TAKE ME OUT rockers have ruled themselves out of the London gig...

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Jones Praises Fellow Guitar Bands

26th May 2005

STEREOPHONICS frontman KELLY JONES loves to turn on the radio at the moment - because there's so much quality music for him to be inspired by. The HAVE A NICE DAY rocker is enjoying...

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Franz Frontman Escapes Nut Allergy Death

22nd May 2005

FRANZ FERDINAND frontman ALEX KAPRANOS dodged death after eating a dessert containing traces of peanut - which he has a fatal allergy to. The Scottish rocker, 29, who is currently on tour in Russia,...

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Noel: 'Liam Talks Out Of His A**E'

12th May 2005

OASIS star NOEL GALLAGHER has warned the media not to pay attention to his younger brother LIAM's comments - because "he talks out of his a**e". Last month (APR05) Liam labelled new band KAISER...

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Keane Hit Back At Oasis

10th May 2005

KEANE pianist TIM RICE-OXLEY has lashed out at OASIS, branding the band irrelevant and unimportant. The angry rocker hit back at the chart-toppers after the group's frontmen LIAM and NOEL GALLAGHER recently unleashed a...

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Ferdinand Fans Petition For The Return Of Kapranos' Fringe

10th May 2005

FRANZ FERDINAND fans are so unimpressed with singer ALEX KAPRANOS' new-look spiky hair, they are petitioning online for the return of his trademark fringe. Kapranos shaved his floppy locks off in February (05), but...

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