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Barry Manilow: 'I'm Still Hip'

BARRY MANILOW is still cool at the age of 61 - and he has the record collection to prove it. Despite his reputation for classic covers and cheesy ballads, the veteran crooner is constantly...

Ferdinand Soccer Anthem May Not Arrive Until 2010

FRANZ FERDINAND may have to wait another six years to release their soccer anthem - because their native Scotland are struggling to qualify for the 2006 World Cup. The patriotic band have written a...

Ferdinand Thrill Children At Underage Show

Scottish rockers FRANZ FERDINAND were thrilled with the success of their concert exclusively for underage fans - because it gave kids the chance to see them live. The band performed a matinee show for...

Cocker To Play Potter Music

Former PULP star JARVIS COCKER will lend his musical magic to the latest HARRY POTTER movie - he's signed up to score the soundtrack. The charismatic singer - famous for flashing his backside at...

U2 To Miss Glastonbury 2005

Irish rockers U2 have pulled out of performing at next year's (05) GLASTONBURY FESTIVAL, because they'll be too busy touring. The band - who are currently promoting their upcoming album HOW TO DISMANTLE AN...

Bono Threatens Franz Ferdinand

Irish rocker BONO has vowed to make FRANZ FERDINAND's lives a misery for trying to steal U2's place as one of the world's biggest bands. Bono is convinced the Scottish TAKE ME OUT foursome...

Franz Ferdinand Compose For Potter

Scottish rockers FRANZ FERDINAND have been approached to compose music for the next HARRY POTTER film - and they've been told they may even get a cameo in the movie. The TAKE ME OUT...

Franz Ferdinand Singer Hits Out At 'Thuggish' Rock Stars

Scottish band FRANZ FERDINAND's frontman ALEX KAPRANOS has hit out at the inebriated image of his rival rock stars. The TAKE ME OUT singer is concerned musicians are choosing to behave in a...

Franz Ferdinand: Tired Of Being Signed Artists

Rockers FRANZ FERDINAND are frustrated with their hectic touring schedule now they're professional musicians, because they have less time to record new material. The TAKE ME OUT singers - who last month (SEP04) won...

Ferdinand Fear Germany

Scottish rockers FRANZ FERDINAND are reluctant to perform in Germany again after a cold response during their last visit to the European country. The TAKE ME OUT foursome sang on a German music show...

Franz Ferdinand's Hardy: An 'Accidental' Rock Star

Bass guitarist BOB HARDY joined FRANZ FERDINAND by accident - he never wanted to be a rock star. The 23-year-old former art student still feels out of place after the group's meteoric rise to...

Franz Ferdinand's Hostage Drama

Rockers FRANZ FERDINAND got caught up in a hostage situation in an American restaurant - but they were so busy eating they didn't realise they were in danger. Singer ALEX KAPRANOS and bassist BOB...

Franz Ferdinand Fail To Pay Restaurant Bill

FRANZ FERDINAND are being chased by a debt collector, because a restaurant owner claims they left his establishment without paying a $1,216 (GBP676) bill. Band member PAUL THOMSON was celebrating with his new bride...

Top 10 Shortlist Prize Hopefuls Announced

AIR, FRANZ FERDINAND and GHOSTFACE KILLAH will compete for this year's (04) SHORTLIST PRIZE in Hollywood. The acts are among the 10 hopefuls fighting for the honour - a US equivalent of...

Karen O Tops Cool List

YEAH YEAH YEAHS star KAREN O has been named rock's coolest person in a new magazine poll. The sassy singer beat FRANZ FERDINAND's ALEX KAPRANOS, ANDRE 3000 and PELLE ALMQVIST from THE HIVES to...

Kapranos Slams Sting

FRANZ FERDINAND frontman ALEX KAPRANOS has slammed musician STING as being "distanced from reality". Kapranos' criticism about the ENGLISHMAN IN NEW YORK singer comes just days after he took a swipe at AMERICAN IDOL...

Brown Makes Solo American Debut

Former STONE ROSES star IAN BROWN is set to make his first American appearance in four years at the upcoming INLAND INVASION SHOW in California. The singer has been confirmed among the artists for...

Ferdinand Ready For Fame

Rockers FRANZ FERDINAND are happy they have achieved success in their twenties rather than in their teens, because they are mature enough to cope with being famous. The band, who last Tuesday (07SEP04) picked...

Franz Ferdinand Blast British Journalists

Rockers FRANZ FERDINAND have threatened to punch British journalists for branding them "the ultimate bland band". The TAKE ME OUT stars are furious the media are criticising frontman ALEX KAPRANOS' humble acceptance speech, after...

Franz Ferdinand's Kapranos Slams Cowell And Gates

FRANZ FERDINAND frontman ALEX KAPRANOS has slammed music mogul SIMON COWELL and pop hunk GARETH GATES for killing the music industry's credibility. The Scottish hunk brands POP IDOL musicians "boring" and hopes that by...

Franz Slam Groupie Sex

MERCURY MUSIC PRIZE winners FRANZ FERDINAND have banned groupies from their aftershow parties - because they deem sex with fans "a form of abuse". The Scottish TAKE ME OUT rockers - who scooped the...

Ferdinand Scoop Mercury Music Prize

Scottish rockers FRANZ FERDINAND have been crowned this year's (04) winner of Britain's coveted MERCURY MUSIC PRIZE. The TAKE ME OUT stars' eponymous debut album was the panel's number one choice at the London...

Franz Ferdinand Are Mercury Favourites

Scottish rockers FRANZ FERDINAND are hot favourites to win Britain's prestigious MERCURY MUSIC PRIZE, according to bookmakers. LADBROKES have stopped taking bets on the band - who won the Breakthrough Award at last week's...

Franz Ferdinand's Soccer Anthem

Scottish rockers FRANZ FERDINAND have written a soccer anthem to support their nation's campaign in the upcoming 2006 WORLD CUP. The band - who lifted the Breakthrough Award at Sunday's (29AUG04) MTV VIDEO MUSIC...

Mel C Heads For Rock Sound

Former SPICE GIRL MELANIE CHISHOLM is aiming for a rockier sound on her next album - by teaming up with FRANZ FERDINAND's production team. The NEVER BE THE SAME AGAIN singer is "finally" recording...

Jay-z And Outkast Rule Mtv Video Music Awards

Rap superstars JAY-Z and OUTKAST made the biggest splash at last night's (29AUG04) MTV VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS in Miami, Florida - picking up four awards each. Jay-Z's promo 99 PROBLEMS won him the Best...

New And Old Stars Make Up Long Shortlist Prize List

LORETTA LYNN, WILCO, FRANZ FERDINAND, THE STREETS and DAVID BOWIE are five of the acts on the 70-strong nominees list for this year's (04) SHORTLIST MUSIC PRIZE for album of the year. The Los...

Franz Ferdinand Single Blunder

Scottish band FRANZ FERDINAND have been forced to re-release their new single after an oversight means that the original is ineligible for inclusion in the UK singles chart. Originally released featured three tracks on...

Franz Ferdinand: The Kids Are Alright

Scottish rockers FRANZ FERDINAND will play a unique concert in Glasgow later this year (04) - only children will be let in. The MATINEE band want to treat their younger fans to an exclusive...

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