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Franz Ferdinand - reanimator British rock

December 23 2005

Scots Franz Ferdinand are now at the peak of its popularity, idol of millions find their glory natural phenomenon. In an interview with Star singer Alex Kapranos Franz Ferdinand, said that the musicians are not going to razmenivayas to detail and willing to take responsibility for the renaissance of British guitar music.

"It may sound presumptuous, but fact is fact - we have changed the face of British rock music - without false modesty, said singer Alex Kapranos. - Late 90's - beginning of the century was one of the worst periods in the British scene. There was nothing new or inspiring. But now - look - we have many new and really interesting teams. "

"Our goal was to change the course of music history at least in Britain, if not worldwide, and we consider that coped with this problem as" excellent "- confessed musician.

Swedish band The Cardigans nominated for Swedish Grammy Awards - the local analog of a Grammy.

The Cardigans from their new album Super Extra Gravity can be "The best rock band of the year."

And also:

4 nominations in Kent with the album Du & jag doden - "Best Album, Best Artist, Best Song and Best Rock Group of the Year."

3 nominations at the Body Without Organs - a new project by Alexander Bard, the founder of group Army Of Lovers and Vacuum.

3 nominations at the BWO can get the title of "Best Pop Group, Best Newcomer 'and author of" Best Album ".

Pop singer with a hit Arash Bora Bora has the potential to become "the best dance / club project.

In the category of Best Rock meet in battle Candlemass, Hammerfall, Hardcore Superstar, Meshuggah Opeth.

Ceremony of presentation of Swedish analog Grammys will be held in Stockholm on February 7.

Good news - for guitarist Rick Parfitt, Status Quo (Rick Parfitt) diagnosed with cancer of the larynx was not confirmed.

Recall a few weeks ago, 57-year-old musician revealed a suspicious tumor on the vocal cords, and the doctor Parfitt advised him to immediately contact the experts for advice.

The tumor was benign, but just in case it removed by laser. Some time after the operation musician will spend in hospital.

"This is the best Christmas gift I ever got!" - Said after the test results, Rick Parfitt. Also a musician has promised that quit smoking, although during the 30 years he was a heavy smoker and smoked a pack of cigarettes a day.

Status Quo tour of Britain, which was canceled because of the operation guitarist, moved to 2006.

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