Roskilde Festival 2006 Day 4

The Arctic Monkeys, The Strokes, Franz Ferdinand, The Strokes, Wolfmother, and The Raconteurs performed during the fourth day of the Roskilde Festival on July 2nd in Roskilde, Denmark. Check out pictures from WireImage and GettyImages.

Pinkpop Festival 2006 Day 3

Red Hot Chili Peppers, Nickelback, Franz Ferdinand, Keane performed during day three of the Pinkpop Festival 2006 on June 5th at Megaland in Landgraaf, Netherlands. Check out pictures from WireImage.

Franz Ferdinand Performs For Mascots & Cheerleaders

Franz Ferdinand visited ‘TV Total’ to perform their new single ‘Fallen’, from the album ‘You Could Have It So Much Better’. The band had a hard time keeping a straight face performing before an audience that included sports mascots and cheerleaders, who had been competing on the show in the run-up to Germany hosting the World Cup. Video at has since been removed.

Pet Shop Boys’ Tennant On What’s Pop reports Pet Shop Boys singer Neil Tennant is upset over what’s classified as pop music nowadays. “We are going through a phase where the term ‘pop’ is used to mean rubbish,” he said. “But bands like the Arctic Monkeys, Kaiser Chiefs, Killers, [and] Franz Ferdinand make pop music. They like to think they are rock but they are pop and all have a sense of fun about what they do and have a great look. It annoys me that pop gets clogged up with Pop Idol and reality TV rubbish. [‘X Factor’ winner]Shayne Ward has a waxwork in Madame Tussauds – can you believe it?!”

Franz Ferdinand’s Alex And Bob On ‘Popworld’

Franz Ferdinand frontman Alex Kapranos and bassist Bob Hardy dropped by ‘Popworld’ for an interview. They talked with Simon about touring the world, an odd festival in Chile, what’s the point of it all, and then reversed their roles after Simon’s breakdown. Watch the interview here.