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Stars Pay Tribute To Kraftwerk Co-founder Florian Schneider

Midge Ure, Matty Healy, and Alex Kapranos have led tributes to Kraftwerk co-founder Florian Schneider, after he passed away aged 73.The multi-instrumentalist - who played synthesiser, vocoder, flute, sax and performed vocals in the pioneering...

Franz Ferdinand Nearly Disbanded

Franz Ferdinand frontman Alex Kapranos almost broke up the chart-topping group two years ago after growing tired of the "routine" and "obligations" of the music industry.The rocker was exhausted and "incredibly miserable" following the release...

Alex Kapronos Collapses At Music Festival

Franz Ferdinand star Alex Kapranos collapsed backstage at the weekend.The 41-year-old singer was knocked out for an hour following a major allergic reaction to peanuts at a music festival in Budapest, Hungary, after he consumed...

Rocker Alex Kapranos Presses On With Festival Gig After Suffering Nut Allergy

Franz Ferdinand rocker Alex Kapranos required medical attention backstage at a music festival in Hungary on Sunday (11Aug13) after suffering an allergic reaction hours before the British band was due onstage.The Cribs singer Ryan Jarman...

Hey, Remember Franz Ferdinand? They're Back With A New Album!

Glasgow rockers Franz Ferdinand have announced plans to release their fourth album Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action, through Domino Records on August 4, 2013. Frontman Alex Kapranos has made no secret of the band's...

British Stars Sign Petition Backing Imprisoned Punk Band

Pete Townshend, Jarvis Cocker and Franz Ferdinand frontman Alex Kapranos have signed a petition demanding a fair trial for Russian punk band Pussy Riot.Former The Smiths guitarist Johnny Marr, Pet Shop Boys' Neil Tennant and...

Stars Line Up To Help Collins With Comeback Album

FRANZ FERDINAND stars ALEX KAPRANOS and NICK MCCARTHY, MAGIC NUMBERS frontman ROMEO STODDART and JOHNNY MARR are among the stars who will appear on Scottish singer/songwriter EDWYN COLLINS' first full-length album since suffering a stroke...

Kapranos Fined By Cops In Mexico

FRANZ FERDINAND frontman ALEX KAPRANOS was "busted" by cops in Mexico over the weekend (10-11Apr10) after he was caught drinking on the street.The singer was enjoying a night out with pals in Mexico City on...

Kapranos Wanted To Die Like Sid Vicious

FRANZ FERDINAND frontman ALEX KAPRANOS is disappointed he didn't die "glamorously" at a young age - because he always wanted to emulate his idol SID VICIOUS.The Take Me Out hitmaker wishes he could have passed...

Stalker Threat Makes Kapranos Less Candid

FRANZ FERDINAND frontman ALEX KAPRANOS refuses to discuss his personal life in interviews after an obsessive fan used information he'd revealed against him. The Take Me Out singer won't go into details about what the "crazy...

Franz Ferdinand Complete Lineup For Nme Awards Big Gig

Scottish indie rock act Franz Ferdinand have been confirmed as the final addition to the lineup for the Shockwaves NME awards Big Gig.The Glaswegian fourpiece will join White Lies and Crystal Castles in supporting the...

By on 20 January 2009

Kapranos Stunned By Drugs Revelation

FRANZ FERDINAND frontman ALEX KAPRANOS was shocked when KEANE singer TOM CHAPLIN went into rehabilitation - because he had no idea that Chaplin took drugs. Kapranos thought the singer, who was admitted into English clinic...

Queen Myth Prompted Franz Ferdinand To Go Backwards

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',...

Franz Ferdinand Bury Farting Feud

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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