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Bedingfields To Duet At Brits

Sibling singers DANIEL and NATASHA BEDINGFIELD are set to duet at next month's (09FEB05) BRIT AWARDS in London. The British stars have signed to perform a cover at the annual music event, which will...

Franz Ferdinand Argue About Potter Track

Scottish rockers FRANZ FERDINAND have fallen out with each other over a decision about contributing a song to the soundtrack of the next HARRY POTTER movie. The TAKE ME OUT quartet - ALEX KAPRANOS,...

Franz Ferdinand Hate Their Own Song

Rockers FRANZ FERDINAND cringe when they hear their song COME ON HOME - because it features a keyboard sound they all hate. The Scottish band blame the presence of the offensive sound on their...

Kapranos Indebted To Record Label

FRANZ FERDINAND frontman ALEX KAPRANOS is eternally grateful to independent record label GUIDED MISSILE, because he believes his band would have folded without its help. The TAKE ME OUT musicians had trouble raising money...

Elton's Cheeky Query For Franz Ferdinand

Flamboyant rocker SIR ELTON JOHN shocked FRANZ FERDINAND when he asked the Scots foursome which bandmember has the largest penis. British music weekly NME asked celebrities to send in questions for the MERCURY MUSIC...

Live Aid 2 Planned For Tsunami Victims

Bosses of a major British stadium are calling on bands like U2, COLDPLAY and THE DARKNESS to help raise millions for the victims of the Asian tsunami - by performing at a LIVE AID-style extravaganza....

Franz Ferdinand Frontman Disillusioned With Politics

FRANZ FERDINAND's ALEX KAPRANOS is frustrated with British politics because he disagrees with the policies of the country's two major parties. The TAKE ME OUT singer has left-wing sympathies, but he believes the governing...

Franz Ferdinand To Team Up With Sparks

Scottish rockers FRANZ FERDINAND are to team up with pop eccentrics SPARKS for a new album project in early 2005. The TAKE ME OUT hitmakers will assemble a Sparks best of after being approached...

Cave Tops Mojo Albums List For 2004

NICK CAVE + THE BAD SEEDS' double album ABATOIR BLUES/THE LYRE OF ORPHEUS (corr) has topped respected British music magazine MOJO's Album of The Year list. The Australian torch singer's album beat FRANZ FERDINAND's...

No Groupies For Franz Ferdinand

Scottish rockers FRANZ FERDINAND have adopted a no-groupie rule when they're on tour - because they think it's unromantic. The four-piece insist they only fall into bed with girls they meet on the road...

Kanye Triumphant In Spin Magazine Polls

Multi-GRAMMY AWARD-nominated rapper/producer KANYE WEST has another reason to celebrate - he has been named the Artist of The Year in American music magazine SPIN. The JESUS WALKS hitmaker picked up more Grammy nods than...

Ferdinand Thrive On Independence

Scottish rockers FRANZ FERDINAND are convinced their huge success is down to the creative freedom their record company has given them. In the space of a year the band have shot to the top...

Kapranos: 'Bedingfield Gets On My T*ts'

FRANZ FERDINAND frontman ALEX KAPRANOS has hit out at NATASHA BEDINGFIELD for being irritating and making awful records. The TAKE ME OUT singer detests the blonde beauty and is appalled her track THESE WORDS...

West Inspires Franz Ferdinand's Rap Album

Rapper KANYE WEST has inspired FRANZ FERDINAND to ditch their rock image to and make hip-hop records instead. The TAKE ME OUT band's frontman ALEX KAPRANOS met West at last month's (NOV04) MTV EUROPE...

Franz Ferdinand Find New Fan In Young Jolie

Scottish band FRANZ FERDINAND has a famous young fan - ANGELINA JOLIE's adopted son MADDOX. The stunning actress admits her two-year-old Cambodian child loves listening to rock music, but is particularly keen on the...

Keane: 'Mainstream Isn't Bad'

KEANE have rejected complaints they're just another band churning out popular rock ballads, insisting cutting edge acts can also be branded mainstream. The British outfit - who have scored a commercial hit with their...

Franz Ferdinand Bassist Back Onstage In Us

LATEST: FRANZ FERDINAND bassist BOB WARD has left hospital and rejoined the Scottish rockers' American tour. Ward was rushed to hospital in Tokyo, Japan on 28 November (04) - ahead of the band's...

Franz Ferdinand Snub Palace Performance

Scottish rock band FRANZ FERDINAND have snubbed British royal PRINCE WILLIAM's request for a royal command performance. The band were to set to be guests of honour at QUEEN ELIZABETH II's Christmas Reception at...

Ill Ferdinand Star Praises Fans

LATEST: FRANZ FERDINAND bassist BOB HARDY has thanked fans for wishing him well as he fights a nasty stomach condition in a Japanese hospital. The TAKE ME OUT musician was forced to leave the...

Franz Ferdinand Rock On

LATEST: FRANZ FERDINAND bassist BOB HARDY dragged himself out of his hospital bed to appear at the Scottish rockers' final show of their Japanese tour yesterday (29NOV04). Their Far East fans, aware of Hardy's...

Ferdinand Rocked By Illness

FRANZ FERDINAND have been forced to make drastic set changes on their Far East tour - because bassist BOB HARDY has been hospitalised. The Scottish group are currently performing in Japan as part of...

The Streets Voted Top Album Of 2004

Urban star MIKE SKINNER has beaten FRANZ FERDINAND and U2 to win the accolade of Best British Album of 2004. THE STREETS' second album A GRAND DON'T COME FOR FREE topped the poll in...

Scottish Rock Band To Perform At Buckingham Palace

Scottish rock band FRANZ FERDINAND are set to play British royal residence Buckingham Palace, at the request of famous fan PRINCE WILLIAM. The 22-year-old future king and student, has asked the TAKE ME OUT...

Franz Ferdinand Pull Out Of Potter Film

Scottish rockers FRANZ FERDINAND have pulled out of a cameo appearance in the next HARRY POTTER film - amid rumours of tension within the band. The four-piece were asked to appear as a gang...

Tv On The Radio Win Shortlist Prize

TV ON THE RADIO picked up the 2004 SHORTLIST MUSIC PRIZE in Los Angeles last night (15NOV04). The New York group's DESPERATE YOUTH, BLOODTHIRSTY BABIES was judged the album of the year by an...

Gang Of Four Reform

The original line-up of legendary post-punk act GANG OF FOUR are reuniting for the first time since 1982. The British group, who have been cited as an influence by bands including NIRVANA, FRANZ FERDINAND,...

Franz Ferdinand To Help Sudan

Scottish rockers FRANZ FERDINAND will join THE PRETENDERS, CHRISSIE HYNDE and MICK HUCKNALL at a prestigious UNITED NATIONS (UN) sponsored concert to raise money for refugees in Sudan's Dafur province. The TAKE ME OUT...

Franz Ferdinand Shock Fans With Punch-up

FRANZ FERDINAND frontman ALEX KAPRANOS has shocked fans by allegedly brawling with the band's drummer after a sell-out gig in Paris. The TAKE ME OUT singer, 34, was seen rowing furiously with PAUL THOMPSON...

Scissor Sisters: British Fans More Committed

Quirky New Yorkers SCISSOR SISTERS love coming to Britain because they find their music is more accepted and they love the reaction they get. The LAURA stars believe that British music lovers are far...

Franz Ferdinand Hate First Album

Scottish rockers FRANZ FERDINAND hate the award-winning album that shot them to fame and hope they are redeemed by their second CD. The TAKE ME OUT foursome's primary aim is to be "original and...

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