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Ferdinand Influenced By West

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...

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

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...

Oasis, Franz And Brown To Play Thai Festival

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...

The Prodigy Will Defy The Death Of Dance

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...

The Strokes And Franz Ferdinand Eye Supergroup

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...

Franz Ferdinand Return To Roots

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...

Franz Ferdinand Play Surprise Gig

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...

Kapranos Dismisses Royal Approval

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...

Kapranos Enjoyed Prank On Fans

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...

Noel Seconds Liam's Unpatriotic Stance

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...

Gallagher: 'Franz Ferdinand Sound Like Right Said Fred'

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...

Gallagher Blasts Franz And Kaiser Chiefs

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...

Franz Ferdinand Star Determined To Avoid Brawling Again

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....

Sugababes Record Chart Double

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...

Nickelback Find All The Right Reasons To Top The Us Charts

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...

Kapranos Blasts 'Ono Criticises Mccartney' Stories

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...

Franz Ferdinand Bow Before Queen

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...

Sugababes Still Number One In The British Singles Chart

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...

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

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...

Kapranos Brands Us Rock 'Bland'

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...

Franz Snub Computer Enhanced Rock

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...

De Niro's Style Inspires Franz Ferdinand Star

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...

Franz Ferdinand Become Reporters

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...

Franz Ferdinand Help Sell Big Issue

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...

Franz Ferdinand's Kapranos Pens Food Column

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...

Franz Ferdinand: 'Antony And Johnsons Are Worthy Successors'

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...

Pussycat Dolls Claw Onto UK Top Spot

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...

Franz Ferdinand Regret Not Copying Kylie

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....

Kanye West: 'White People Should Make White Music'

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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