1. Frank Black Still Feeling Country

    October 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Franz Ferdinand's sophomore album, "You Could Have It So Much Better" (Domino), arrived at No. 1 on the new U.K. chart yesterday (Oct. 9). The only other new entry in the top 10 of the album chart saw Pixies guitarist/vocalist Frank Black is eyeing an early 2006 release for his…

  2. Franz Ferdinand Album Enjoys No. 1 U.K. Debut

    October 10, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Franz Ferdinand's sophomore album, "You Could Have It So Much Better" (Domino), arrived at No. 1 on the new U.K. chart yesterday (Oct. 9). The only other new entry in the top 10 of the album chart saw Franz Ferdinand's sophomore album, "You Could Have It So Much…

  3. Franz Ferdinand Back With Fast Follow-Up

    October 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT A fter a breakout year in 2004, Franz Ferdinand is not resting on its success. Just 18 months after the Glasgow, Scotland, four-piece helped lead an alt-rock revival at radio, the band is looking to s After a breakout year in 2004, Franz Ferdinand is not resting on its success. Just 18 months…

  4. Cowboy Troy

    October 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Out on the road with Brooks & Dunn, Big & Rich and Gretchen Wilson, the self-proclaimed "hick-hop" artist checks in with tales of food and music on the highway. Yo hawww!!!! Now that it's out of my system let's get down to brass tacks (whatever that means). Right…

  5. Stripes, Stooges, Franz Set For Big Day Out

    October 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The White Stripes, Iggy & the Stooges and Franz Ferdinand lead the initial list of performers for the 2006 Big Day Out festival tour of Australia and New Zealand. The event will begin Jan. 20 in A The White Stripes, Iggy & the Stooges and Franz Ferdinand lead the initial list of…

  6. HOT PRODUCT

    October 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Previewing new albums from Franz Ferdinand, NIckelback, Fiona Apple, My Morning Jacket and more. /bb/hotprod/index.jsp News Franz Ferdinand …

  7. Hot Product

    October 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Franz Ferdinand Boys, 'Better' After a breakout year in 2004, Franz Ferdinand is not resting on its success. Just 18 months after the Glasgow, Scotland, four-piece of frontman/guitarist Alex Kapranos, guitarist Nick McCarthy, bassist Bob Hardy and drummer Paul Thomson helped lead an…

  8. Austin City Limits Festival / Sept. 23-25, 2005 / Austin, Texas (Zilker Park)

    September 28, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The story at the fourth annual Austin City Limits Music Festival ended up being not the spectacular headlining set by Coldplay, the debut of some frenzied new Franz Ferdinand material or the reputatio The story at the fourth annual Austin City Limits Music Festival ended up being not the…

  9. Pussycat Dolls, David Gray Rule U.K. Charts

    September 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Pussycat Dolls and David Gray continue to lead the U.K. single and album charts with "Don't Cha" and "Life in Slow Motion" respectively, while Kanye West scored a new hit single and Bon Jovi, Barbra S Pussycat Dolls and David Gray continue to lead the U.K. single and…

  10. Unreleased Waits Track Leads Katrina Benefit CD

    September 23, 2005 12:00 AM EDT An exclusive track featuring Tom Waits and the Kronos Quartet leads the lineup for an upcoming double-disc compilation from clothing retailer Urban Outfitters and Filter magazine. An exclusive track featuring Tom Waits and the Kronos Quartet leads the lineup for an upcoming double-disc…

  11. This Day in Music

    September 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT <b>2002 - </b>Canadian singer/songwriter Gordon Lightfoot, 63, is rushed to the hospital with an undisclosed stomach illness, just hours before he is due to perform in his hometown of Gorilla, Ontario 2004 - Scottish alternative rock act Franz Ferdinand wins the 2004 Nationwide…

  12. Mariah Matches Hot 100 Milestone

    September 01, 2005 12:00 AM EDT With "We Belong Together" notching a remarkable 14th non-consecutive week at No. 1 on The Billboard Hot 100 and "Shake It Off" jumping 4-2 on the main singles chart, Mariah Carey becomes just one of s With "We Belong Together" notching a remarkable 14th non…

  13. Devo Mulling First Album Since 1990

    August 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The past five years have seen an exponentially growing interest in Devo. The past five years have seen an exponentially growing interest in Devo. The group, which formed in Akron, Ohio, in 1972, has ratcheted up its performance schedule from one live show in 2001 to 17 in 2005. Three new DVDs…

  14. Franz Ferdinand Renames New Album

    August 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT After initially choosing to self-title its second album, Franz Ferdinand has now opted to call the set "You Could Have It So Much Better ... With Franz Ferdinand." The album will still be released as After initially choosing to self-title its second album, Franz Ferdinand has now…

  15. Franz Ferdinand Dropping New Single In September

    July 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The new album will arrive Oct. 4 in North America and a day earlier internationally. As tipped here earlier this month, Franz Ferdinand has chosen "Do You Want To" as the first single from its upcoming second album. The cut will be released Sept. 19 in the U.K. via Domino, a day…

  16. Rhino CD Collects ACL Fest Highlights

    July 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Highlights from last year's Austin City Limits festival are heading to CD late next month via Rhino. Highlights from last year's Austin City Limits festival are heading to CD late next month via Rhino. Due Aug. 30, the eponymous collection rounds up 16 tracks by acts ranging from…

  17. Kaiser Chiefs Favored For Mercury Music Prize

    July 19, 2005 12:00 AM EDT The Kaiser Chiefs' debut album, "Employment" (B Unique/Polydor), is the leading contender for the 2005 Nationwide Mercury Prize, the shortlist for which was unveiled today (July 19) in London. The pri The Kaiser Chiefs' debut album, "Employment" (B Unique/Polydor…

  18. Franz Ferdinand Unveils North American Tour

    July 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Having nearly completed work on its sophomore Domino/Epic album, U.K. rock act Franz Ferdinand has unveiled plans for a fall North American tour. The month-long trek will begin Sept. 20 in Chicago and Having nearly completed work on its sophomore Domino/Epic album , U.K. rock act Franz…

  19. Franz Ferdinand Finds Its Edge On New Album

    July 01, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Franz Ferdinand is about a week away from locking down the track list for its sophomore album, which will be released Oct. 4 by Domino/Epic. "We haven't decided on a running order yet," lead singer Al Franz Ferdinand is about a week away from locking down the track list for its…

  20. Franz Ferdinand Mixing Sophomore Album

    June 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Scottish rock act Franz Ferdinand is in New York mixing its as-yet-untitled sophomore album with engineer Rich Costey. "It should be out in September," lead singer Alex Kapranos told Billboard.com bef Scottish rock act Franz Ferdinand is in New York mixing its as-yet-untitled…

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