Franz Ferdinand

Mostly Credited As: Franz Ferdinand
Date Of Birth: 2002
Country Of Birth: United Kingdom

Franz Ferdinand

Franz Ferdinand is a British rock band from Glasgow, Scotland. The members of the band are Bob Hardy (bass), Alex Kapranos (lead singer, guitar), Nick McCarthy (guitar, keyboards), and Paul Thompson (drums). The name for the band was inspired by a racehorse called The Archduke Ferdinand. Their first album, "Franz Ferdinand", was certified platinum in the U.S. thanks to the success of their first single, "Take Me Out". The single was a huge success and is used in many commercials. Their second album, "You Can Have It So Much Better" debuted at number eight on the U.S. Top Sales Charts and number one on the U.K. Top Sales Charts.

1. Franz Ferdinand
2. You Could Have it So Much Better...

TV Appearances

Episode Cast Credits 

Last Call with Carson Daly (2002) 
  "Hey USA", Franz Ferdinand, Ted Melfi 13x83: (Oct/15/2014) As Themselves, [Musical Guests]
  Richard Ayoade, Franz Ferdinand, Royal Canoe 13x57: (May/12/2014) As Themselves, [Musical Guests]

Jimmy Kimmel Live (2003) 
  Kathy Griffin, Tony Hale, Franz Ferdinand 12x130: (Apr/30/2014) As Themselves, [Musical Guests]
  Sir Ian McKellen, Jared Leto, Franz Ferdinand 04x70: (May/02/2006) As Themselves, [Musical Guests]

BBC Breakfast (2000) 
  August 28, 2013 14x240: (Aug/28/2013) As Themselves 

Conan (2010) 
  Littering in London: Jack the Ripper's Lesser Crimes 03x117: (Jul/29/2013) As Themselves, [Musical Guests]

The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien (2009) 
  Bradley Cooper, Jon Lovitz, Franz Ferdinand 01x53: (Aug/26/2009) As Themselves, [Musical Guests]

Later... with Jools Holland (1992) 
  Franz Ferdinand, The Specials, Carole King, Tapestry. Yeah Yeah Yeahs, The Mummers, Karima Francis 34x01: (Apr/10/2009) As Themselves 

Ant and Dec's Saturday Night Takeaway (2002) 
  Series 9, Episode 4 09x04: (Mar/07/2009) As Themselves 

The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (2005) 
  Kristen Bell, Alex Kapranos, Franz Ferdinand 05x25: (Feb/06/2009) As Themselves, [Musical Guests]
  Nov 03, 2005 01x184: (Nov/03/2005) As Themselves, [Musical Guests]

The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992) 
  Jenna Fischer, Justin Long, Franz Ferdinand 17x83: (Jan/29/2009) As Themselves, [Musical Guests]
  Dr. Phil McGraw, Oscar De La Hoya, Franz Ferdinand 14x145: (May/01/2006) As Themselves 

Friday Night with Jonathan Ross (2001) 
  Tom Cruise, Stephen Fry, Lee Evans, Franz Ferdinand 16x01: (Jan/23/2009) As Themselves, [Musical Guests]
  Alan Whicker, Gérard Depardieu, Franz Ferdinand, Kanye West 09x02: (Sep/16/2005) As Themselves, [Musical Guests]
  Delia Smith, Rupert Everett, Blue, Franz Ferdinand 07x16: (Dec/24/2004) As Themselves, [Interviewees]
  Carol Vorderman, Eddie Izzard, Will Young, Franz Ferdinand 06x11: (May/21/2004) As Themselves, [Musical Guests]

Austin City Limits (1975) 
  Franz Ferdinand/What Made Milwaukee Famous 31x07: (Nov/19/2005) As Themselves 

Saturday Night Live (1975) 
  Catherine Zeta-Jones/Franz Ferdinand 31x03: (Oct/22/2005) As Musical Guest 
  ??x??: (Unknown/Unaired) As Musical Guest 

CD:UK (1998) 
  Series 8, Show 1 08x01: (Sep/17/2005) As Themselves 

Jools' Annual Hootenanny (1994) 
  2004 01x12: (Dec/31/2004) As Themselves 

The Frank Skinner Show (1995) 
  Jamelia, Franz Ferdinand, Bryan McFadden 08x03: (Oct/28/2004) As Themselves 

The Late Show with David Letterman (1993) 
  Howard Dean, Franz Ferdinand 12x26: (Oct/04/2004) As Themselves 

Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993) 
  Jackie Chan, Tim Russert, Franz Ferdinand 11x130: (Jun/15/2004) As Themselves 
Featured Songs

Hollyoaks Songs:
The Great Escape + This Fffire 
Big Mistake + Jacqueline 
Owen, Some Answers + 40 
Amy-abiliity + Take Me Out 
Toddler Truce + 40
+ This Fffire 
New Deal + Take Me Out 
Kid About It + Darts Of Pleasure 
Sunday Brunch Songs:
The Saturdays, Anita Rani, Lee Boardman, Aloe Blacc + Fresh Strawberries 
Reeves & Mortimer, Samuel West, Meera Syal, The Vamps + Bullet 
Chuck Songs:
Chuck Versus the Mask + Can't Stop Feeling 
Entourage Songs:
I Love You Too + Cheating On You 
Aquamansion + Fired Up 
Date Night + Take Me Out 
The Review + Darts of Pleasure 
The O.C. Songs:
The Shape of Things to Come + Do You Want To 
The Strip + Jacqueline 
Las Vegas Songs:
Urban Legends + The Fallen 
Down And Dirty + Do You Want To 
CSI: NY Songs:
Bad Beat + Do You Want To 
Doctor Who Confidential Songs:
From Script to Screen + Fire 
90210 Songs:
Wild Alaskan Salmon + Send Him Away 
The Jet Set + Lucid Dreams 
Gossip Girl Songs:
Gone with the Will + No You Girls 
Where the Heart Is (UK) Songs:
Finding Heaven + Take Me Out 
Little Boy Blue + Take Me Out 
One Tree Hill Songs:
We Change, We Wait + Ulysses 
When It isn't Like It Should Be + The Fallen 
How a Resurrection Really Feels + The Fallen 
Soccer AM Songs:
Series 11, Episode 6 + The Fallen 
Love Monkey Songs:
Pilot + The Fallen 
100 Höjdare!!! Songs:
Sveriges skönaste människor - Gnällbältet + This Fire 
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Songs:
Dr. Phil McGraw, Oscar De La Hoya, Franz Ferdinand + Walk Away 
Verbotene Liebe Songs:
Episode #3145 + Walk Away 
Sinchronicity Songs:
Episode 4 + You're The Reason I'm Leaving 
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1st album- Franz Ferdinand

2nd album- You Could Have it So Much Better

Their song "Take Me Out" has been used on many commericials.

Their most conteriversial song, "Micheal" has been banned from some places.

Their song "Take Me Out" is also on Madden 2005.

The name for the band was originally inspired by a racehorse called The Archduke.

Influenced by bands like The Beatles, Queen, Led Zeppelin, and the Kinks.

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