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Royal Blood Turned Down Band Aid Due To Bono Line

Rockers Royal Blood turned down the chance to appear on the 2014 Band Aid 30 charity single after Bono decided to drop his iconic line from Do They Know It's Christmas?The British duo was in...

Bob Geldof Pens Article Urging Public To Ignore Band Aid Criticism

Bob Geldof has written a newspaper article encouraging the public to ignore criticism of the recent Band Aid single and buy the track to raise money to tackle the Ebola crisis.A number of celebrities have...

John Lydon Blasts Band Aid

Outspoken rocker John Lydon has criticised Bob Geldof's Band Aid project for "eating up" charitable donations on administration costs.The Sex Pistols star fears the fundraising initiative for good causes in Africa wastes a lot of...

Ebola Survivor Blasts Band Aid 30 Single

A British aid worker who survived Ebola has blasted the new Band Aid 30 anthem, insisting the track, recorded in a bid to highlight the disease, is "cringeworthy cultural ignorance".Will Pooley claims Bob Geldof's reworked...

Village People Star Records Ebola Charity Track

Former Village People star Victor Willis has recorded a U.S. response to Band Aid's Ebola relief charity single.The Y.M.C.A. hitmaker has recorded Save The People (Save The World) with his wife Karen and he insists...

Take That Topple Band Aid To Land 12th Number One In The U.k.

Take That have ended Band Aid's run at the top of the U.K. pop charts with their first number one in six years.These Days is the group's first release since becoming a trio this summer...

Band Aid 30 Takes Charity Song To Top Of U.k. Single Chart

The star-studded Band Aid 30 rendition of Do They Know It's Christmas? has shot to the top of the U.K. singles chart after becoming the fastest-selling song of 2014 in its first two days on...

Lily Allen Snubs 'Smug' Band Aid

British singer Lily Allen refused to take part in Bob Geldof's latest Band Aid single because she fears the charity project comes across as "a bit smug".The Smile hitmaker reveals Geldof asked her to take...

Fuse Odg: 'I Was Shocked And Appalled By Band Aid 30 Single'

British-Ghanaian singer Fuse Odg pulled out of Bob Geldof's latest Band Aid project after he asked for the song's re-written lyrics and was "shocked and appalled" by what he read.The Antenna hitmaker, who was born...

Do They Know It's Christmas? Is U.k.'S Fastest Selling Single Of The Year

Band Aid's reworked Do They Know It's Christmas? has become the U.K.'s fastest-selling single of the year in just two days.The charity anthem, featuring the voices of One Direction, Bono and Ed Sheeran, among others,...

Bob Geldof: 'Band Aid Single Raised Millions In Minutes'

Bob Geldof is celebrating after the latest Band Aid incarnation raised more than $1.6 million (£1 million) in pre-orders in the minutes after it premiered on Sunday night (16Nov14).The Boomtown Rats rocker unveiled the 30th...

New Lyrics For Band Aid Song As Government Waives Tax On Ebola Fundraiser

Stars including Bono and One Direction gathered in London on Saturday (15Nov14) to record a new Band Aid single as it emerged Bob Geldof has re-written the lyrics to Do They Know It's Christmas? for...

New Band Aid Single To Debut On Sunday

The reworked 30th anniversary Band Aid charity single and video will debut on British talent show The X Factor on Sunday (16Nov14), just a day after stars like One Direction and Ed Sheeran gather to...

Slade Earn Over £500k In Christmas Royalties

Slade frontman Noddy Holder has earned over £500,000 in royalties for his festive hit 'Merry Christmas Everybody'.The band's 1973 single 'Merry Christmas Everybody' has become a firm favourite during the festive season and is set...

Shane Macgowan Found 'Female Side' On Fairytale In New York

Shane MacGowan displayed his ''female side'' when writing 'Fairytale of New York'.The singer worked on the words for The Pogues Christmas hit - about a down-on-their-luck couple arguing - for two years, and can see...

Peaches Geldof Hits The Red Carpet With Fiance

Peaches Geldof has been secretly engaged for six months.The socialite's boyfriend S.C.U.M. rocker Thomas Cohen popped the question in the summer and an overjoyed Peaches said yes.She revealed: "Yes, I'm engaged! We don't want to...

Peaches Geldof Hates 'Fake' Parties

Peaches Geldof hates showbiz parties because they are "fake".The socialite - whose father is musician and Band Aid co-founder Bob Geldof - insists red carpet events and celebrity bashes hold no interest for her because...

Last Christmas The Most Downloaded Christmas Song

Recent trend suggests Wham's classic 1984 track Last Christmas is the most downloaded Christmas song, the track written by George Michael was one of the bands most successful tracks.The second most downloaded song was Mariah...

Band Aid 20 Is Best-selling Christmas Single

The revamped BAND AID single has been named the best-selling U.K. Christmas single of the last decade.Do They Know It's Christmas was written by Bob Geldof and Midge Ure and originally recorded in 1984 with...

Crazy Frog Takes On George Michael

Pop ringtone sensation CRAZY FROG is making a spectacular comeback this festive season, by aiming for the Christmas charts with a cover of WHAM! hit LAST CHRISTMAS. The Wham classic came second in the race...

Gere Pens Aids Song With Richie

RICHARD GERE has co-written a song with LIONEL RICHIE to raise awareness about the spread of AIDS in India. The PRETTY WOMAN veteran is following in the footsteps of SHARON STONE who helped write...

Geldof Attacks Albarn's Live 8 Criticism

LATEST: Campaigning rocker SIR BOB GELDOF has lambasted BLUR frontman DAMON ALBARN for complaining next month's (JUL05) LIVE 8 charity concerts are predominantly made up of white artists raising awareness to combat African poverty....

Geldof: 'Live 8 Will Be A Glorious Failure'

SIR BOB GELDOF predicts his LIVE 8 concerts and protest marches will fail to force the hands of international leaders - but he will be safe in the knowledge he did everything within his power...

Geldof Invites Pope, Mandela And Dalai Lama To Live 8

SIR BOB GELDOF has asked the world's most prominent figures, including POPE BENEDICT XVI, the DALAI LAMA and NELSON MANDELA to take part in the anti-poverty rally and LIVE 8 charity concert this summer (06JUL05)...

Geldof Confirms Live 8

LATEST: Rock campaigner SIR BOB GELDOF has confirmed charity concert LIVE 8 will go ahead this summer (02JUL05) - but warned music fans the gig will not be "a LIVE AID 2". At the...

Geldof Set Aside Differences For Band Aid

SIR BOB GELDOF has dismissed the popular perception of the 1980s as a self-centred decade - because he managed to persuade so many stars to contribute to the original BAND AID charity single DO THEY...

Geldof Praises Arch Rival Weller

Irish rocker SIR BOB GELDOF is still amazed he and PAUL WELLER managed to put aside their differences to work on the original 1984 BAND AID charity record. The ex-BOOMTOWN RATS star admits he...

Geldof Shocked By 15-Year-old Daughter's 'Botox' Party

Rocker SIR BOB GELDOF is furious after finding out his 15-year-old daughter has been invited to a 'botox' party. The BAND AID co-founder, 54, is shocked by PEACHES' invite to the launch of the...

Geldof: 'I'm A Musician As Well'

SIR BOB GELDOF has slammed allegations he only deserves his forthcoming BRIT AWARD for his charity work. The 50-year-old campaigner and former BOOMTOWN RAT is being awarded the Outstanding Contribution To Music gong...

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