Quote: "We and most of our contemporaries would fail the auditions. I couldn't sing a Robbie Williams song. I love the self-belief of those people." Franz Ferdinand frontman Alex Kapranos could never succeed in an American Idol-style reality TV show.
Quote: "When I came back from Vancouver, I brought a couple tubs of Canadian maple syrup and it got confiscated. Since December I've been obsessed with the idea of eating maple syrup." Franz Ferdinand singer and food writer Alex Kapranos is missing the taste of Canada while living and working in New York.
Quote: "You find, with fallopian tubes, that once you've pulled 40 of them out of a bucket of boiling fowl, you stop noticing how disgusting it is." Franz Ferdinand star Alex Kapranos on his time as a line cook in a Glasgow, Scotland restaurant.
Quote: "Dior make beautiful black jeans. I blagged a couple of pairs. I'd never buy them. I'd feel really guilty about spending that much money." Franz Ferdinand frontman Alex Kapranos enjoys his complimentary jeans.
Quote: "The taste of good alcohol is better and more of an extreme luxury than the taste of good meat. I would hate to miss out on wines and whiskeys!" Former chef and Franz Ferdinand frontman Alex Kapranos would rather give up meat than alcohol.
Quote: "I went to Anthony Bourdain's place in New York. I ordered the Rossini - the most decadent burger in NYC. I ordered this delicious opulence seasoned with cruelty." FRANZ FERDINAND star Alex Kapranos, who visited New York for his 34th birthday, takes burger-eating seriously.
Quote: <p>"Once we were backstage at a festival and we saw a band - I won't say which - all huddled in a circle, doing a basketball-team group hug. We had a good laugh at them." FRANZ FERDINAND star Alex Kapranos pokes fun at bands who have pre-show rituals.</p>
Quote: <p>"It's possible we could still be doing songs in 20 years, and it's possible we could split up tonight." Frontman Alex Kapranos from Franz Ferdinand explains the uncertainty of the band's future. </p>
Quote: <p>"At least he's singing properly, it's not that whiney 'I've-just-come-off-heroin' sound, like Chris Martin. I hate that." Welsh pop singer Charlotte Church praises Franz Ferdinand frontman Alex Kapranos. </p>
Quote: <p>"Once we were doing a TV show in France and there were two dressing rooms - one for Franz Ferdinand and one for Franz Ferdinand's band." FRANZ FERDINAND frontman Alex Kapranos is aware some fans think his band's name, taken from the Archduke whose assassination prompted the start of World War I in 1914, refers to him and not the four-piece as a whole. </p>
Quote: <p>"When I was a chef in a Greek restaurant I used to prepare thousands of calamari rings. As a result, there was the permanent stench of squid guts on my fingers." FRANZ FERDINAND star Alex Kapranos. </p>