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R.I.P. Lou Reed: David Bowie, John Cale, Kim Gordon, and More Honor the Late Rock Icon

Following reports that Lou Reed died on Sunday, October 27, at the age of 71, droves of musicians expressed grief and paid tribute to the…
Kyle McGovern / October 27, 2013

Take Us Out: Franz Ferdinand Return to NYC for One-Night Stand

Back in July, Franz Ferdinand played a surprise show at Glasslands, an intimate D.I.Y. outpost situated in North Brooklyn. Last night, the Glaswegian foursome returned…
Kyle McGovern / October 23, 2013

EXCLUSIVE: Alex Kapranos Guests With Boom Bip

Beatmaking alchemist Bryan Hollon, aka Boom Bip, is a pro at powerhouse collaborations. The L.A.-based producer's partnership with Gruff Rhys of Super Furry Animals as…
Brandon Specktor / September 22, 2011

Franz Ferdinand Collabo with Oscar-Winning Actress

French actress Marion Cotillard won an Oscar for her performance as singer Édith Piaf in 2007's La Vie en Rose. Now Cotillard is taking her…
William Goodman / January 20, 2010

The SPIN Interview: Alex Kapranos

When Franz Ferdinand broke big, Alex Kapranos seemed older and wiser than many of his buzzy peers. Little surprise, then, that his band is still…
Phoebe Reilly / March 1, 2009