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Geldof Bored With Africa

SIR BOB GELDOF is bored with visiting Africa and being called upon to raise money whenever the troubled continent faces a crisis - he would much rather be associated with his music. The BAND...

Ure Found It Hard To Contain Himself Around Clapton

Rocking with guitar legend ERIC CLAPTON got BAND AID creator MIDGE URE so excited he "orgasmed". Former ULTRAVOX frontman Ure got the chance to play guitar with his hero Clapton backstage at the TSUNAMI...

Brit Awards Mistake Means More Best UK Single Nominees

Organisers of next month's (FEB05) BRIT AWARDS have increased the number of artists nominated for the Best British Single category from five to ten, after they miscalculated the number of weeks in 2004. Brit...

Geldof Hits Out At Cocaine Stories During Live Aid

SIR BOB GELDOF has rubbished reports he was high on cocaine while he organised charity event BAND AID in 1984. Gelfof, who co-founded the phenomenally-successful fundraiser alongside MIDGE URE, was suffering from such intense...

Geldof Would Accept Peerage

LATEST: SIR BOB GELDOF would consider accepting a peerage if offered to him - after radio listeners voted him the British citizen most deserving of being made a Lord, The BAND AID co-founder is...

X Factor Winner Reaches The Top

The winner of British TV talent contest THE X FACTOR has ended BAND AID 20's four-week reign atop the UK singles chart with a cover of PHIL COLLINS classic AGAINST ALL ODDS. Proceeds from...

Geldof Inspires New Volunteers

SIR BOB GELDOF has been voted the celebrity most likely to inspire British people to get involved in charity work. The former BOOMTOWN RATS frontman, famed for his BAND AID fundraising efforts, topped a...

Bono And Geldof To Duet At Brits?

Organisers of THE BRIT AWARDS are reportedly urging Irish rockers BONO and SIR BOB GELDOF to perform a show-stopping duet at the ceremony's 25th anniversary show in February (05). Ex-BOOMTOWN RAT, Geldof, will receive...

Presley To Score Record-breaking Chart Topper?

Late legend ELVIS PRESLEY is tipped to score a British number one in the New Year (05) - which would land him the prestigious 1,000th top spot in the single chart's history. JAILHOUSE ROCK...

Geldof Hits Out At Charity Shops

SIR BOB GELDOF has attacked the proliferation of charity shops in the UK - blaming them for the decline of the traditional British 'high street'. The BAND AID mastermind hit out yesterday (27DEC04) at...

Osbourne Beats Ozzy To Personality Award

Music manager SHARON OSBOURNE has beaten husband OZZY to be crowned Radio Rock Personality Of The Year (04). THE X FACTOR TV talent show judge was awarded the award which her spouse won last...

Band Aid Rules British Christmas Charts

BAND AID 20's reworking of hit charity single DO THEY KNOW IT'S CHRISTMAS is the British Christmas number one - after spending four weeks ruling the airwaves. Top stars including COLDPLAY, ROBBIE WILLIAMS, DIDO,...

Bono Defends Band Aid 20

BONO has staunchly defended the latest cover of charity tune DO THEY KNOW IT'S CHRISTMAS?, deeming it better than the original. The VERTIGO star contributed his classic 1984 line "Tonight, thank God it's them,...

Band Aid 20 Single Is UK's Christmas Number One

BAND AID 20's charity single DO THEY KNOW IT'S CHRISTMAS? has claimed Britain's Christmas number one slot after topping the UK singles chart for a third week. The track - featuring stars including ROBBIE...

Geldof Delighted As Band Aid Profits Double

SIR BOB GELDOF is overjoyed after a generous business tycoon pledged to match pound for pound the proceeds from the BAND AID 20 single and DVD. SPORTS DIVISION chain millionaire TOM HUNTER will donate...

Pogues' Fairytale Voted Best Christmas Song Ever

THE POGUES' festive duet FAIRYTALE OF NEW YORK with the late KIRSTY MacCOLL has been crowned Britain's favourite Christmas song of all time. The ballad, which went to number two in the UK singles...

Ure: 'My Wife Said Choose Booze Or Me'

BAND AID producer MIDGE URE's alcohol addiction became so serious this year (04), his wife threatened to leave him. The former ULTRAVOX singer admits the habit was killing him, but he finally quit when...

Healy Blasts Britain After Sudan Visit

TRAVIS frontman FRAN HEALY has slammed "greedy" Britons, after witnessing the poverty and disease in the Darfur region of Sudan. The DRIFTWOOD star sang on BAND AID 20's version of 1984 charity hit DO...

Travis Star Horrified By Sudan Conditions

TRAVIS frontman FRAN HEALY is horrified by the "unbelievable" conditions people are living in in Sudan's troubled Darfur region. The Scots TURN singer is currently spending a week in the troubled African country after...

Sting Hasn't Heard Band Aid Track

Veteran rocker STING hasn't heard BAND AID 20's cover of charity hit DO THEY KNOW IT'S CHRISTMAS? - despite singing on the original 1984 version. The ROXANNE singer has been in India for the...

Martin Urges Public To Buy Band Aid Even If They Hate It

COLDPLAY frontman CHRIS MARTIN has urged the British public to buy copies of BAND AID 20 single DO THEY KNOW IT'S CHRISTMAS?, even if they hate the song. Martin joined a host of stars...

Band Aid Rules Charts For Second Week

BAND AID 20's charity hit DO THEY KNOW IT'S CHRISTMAS? has fought off competition from KYLIE MINOGUE and ROBBIE WILLIAMS to rule the British singles chart for a second week running. The cover of...

Director Curtis Devotes Year To Charity Work

LOVE ACTUALLY director RICHARD CURTIS has sacrificed making another movie blockbuster to concentrate on spending next year (05) carrying out charity work. Brit Curtis is an advocate of overseas relief and has been discussing...

Travis Singer Sees Benefit Of Band Aid 20

TRAVIS frontman FRAN HEALY flew out to one of Africa's poorest countries yesterday (11DEC04) to see how the money raised from the BAND AID 20 single will be spent. The 31-year-old TURN hitmaker, who...

Gabriel's Charity Call To Young Stars

Veteran singer PETER GABRIEL has appealed for today's pop stars to ensure the good charity work undertaken by "senior musicians" is continued deep into the 21st Century. The former GENESIS star felt inclined to...

Keating And Stevens To Donate Single Proceeds To Band Aid

Irish pop star RONAN KEATING and singer CAT STEVENS are donating all the proceeds from their new single together to the Band Aid Trust. Former BOYZONE star Keating and Muslim convert Stevens, who now...

Donovan In Band Aid 20 Fury

Australian pop star JASON DONOVAN is furious BAND AID 20 organisers deemed him not "cool" enough to reprise his contribution to BAND AID II's version of DO THEY KNOW IT'S CHRISTMAS? for the latest rendition....

Band Aid 20 Banner To Dazzle Heathrow Passengers

BAND AID 20's DO THEY KNOW IT'S CHRISTMAS? is receiving another boost, after officials at London's Heathrow airport agreed to fill a field with a giant advertising banner. The charity track, the proceeds of...

Website Lists Band Aid Single Destruction Techniques

A new website is urging BAND AID fans to buy the 20th anniversary charity single - and destroy it. The site BANDAIDDILEMMA.NET offers CD-demolishing tips for those who hate the critically-mauled new version of...

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