Franz Ferdinand singer hits out at distant Sting

Franz Ferdinand frontman Alex Kapranos has slammed musician Sting as being "distanced from reality".

Kapranos' criticism about the singer comes just days after he took a swipe at Pop Idol judge Simon Cowell and manufactured pop acts.

Kapranos said: "I saw this interview with Sting and he was talking about how he had to be in a certain tower in his mansion, surrounded by candles, to be able to write a song.

"And I thought: 'Oh my God, how distanced from reality have you become? You can do it anywhere!'"

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