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Band Aid 20 Hits The UK Top Spot In Convincing Fashion

BAND AID 20's DO THEY KNOW IT'S CHRISTMAS? has topped the UK singles chart in spectacular style - by selling more than all the other top 40 records combined. The charity track, which is...

Busted Score Record Of The Year Win

Pop band BUSTED's contribution to the ill-fated THUNDERBIRDS movie has been crowned Britain's best song of 2004 by the record-buying public. The group's hit - appropriately titled THUNDERBIRDS - beat out competition from their...

Blair Buys Band Aid 20

British Prime Minister TONY BLAIR sparked a major security overhaul in Scotland yesterday (02DEC04), when he stepped inside a music shop to buy the new BAND AID 20 charity single. The song - which...

Band Aid 20'S Us Snub

BAND AID 20's version of 1984 charity hit DO THEY KNOW IT'S CHRISTMAS? has been dealt a massive blow in its bid to alleviate the famine crisis in Sudan - it's not going to be...

Bono Hates His Band Aid Line

U2 rocker BONO hates the line he battled JUSTIN HAWKINS to sing in BAND AID 20's charity song DO THEY KNOW IT'S CHRISTMAS? The Irish singer famously fought THE DARKNESS frontman for the right...

Hawkins Provokes Fury With Band Aid Rant

THE DARKNESS star JUSTIN HAWKINS has branded BAND AID 20's charity single the worst Christmas song ever recorded, even though he sings on it. The charismatic I BELIEVE IN A THING CALLED LOVE frontman...

Apple Itunes Finally Agrees To Sell Band Aid Song

LATEST: Online music store APPLE iTUNES has finally agreed to sell BAND AID 20's DO THEY KNOW IT'S CHRISTMAS? because the charity song's price will no longer threaten its dominance of the download market....

Band Aid Cd Sells 100,000 On First Day

The new BAND AID 20 single has proven to be a massive hit with the record-buying public, as nearly 100,000 copies were sold in Britain yesterday (29NOV04). Some shoppers even queued before shops opened...

Apple Itunes Refuses To Sell Band Aid Song

Online music store APPLE iTUNES has refused to sell BAND AID 20's DO THEY KNOW IT'S CHRISTMAS? because the charity song would threaten its dominance of the download market. Other major online sites have...

Jamelia Teaches Child At Band Aid Session

Pop babe JAMELIA dragged her young daughter to the recording of the new BAND AID 20 single earlier this month (NOV04), because she wanted her to learn the importance of helping less fortunate people....

Williams Wept During Band Aid Recording

Pop hunk ROBBIE WILLIAMS was so moved by the new version of DO THEY KNOW IT'S CHRISTMAS? he wept while recording the charity single. SIR BOB GELDOF, the organiser of the BAND AID 20...

Mcfadden Hits Out At New Band Aid Song

British pop singer BRIAN McFADDEN has slammed the latest BAND AID cover and believes the charity song has been "played to death". The former WESTLIFE star is pleased he did not take part in...

Martin: 'Band Aid Single Was Bad Idea'

COLDPLAY star CHRIS MARTIN thinks the new version of charity single DO THEY KNOW IT'S CHRISTMAS? is a "tremendously bad idea" and only agreed to sing on the track after watching a report on refugees...

Geldof Hits Out At Band Aid Net Bootleggers

SIR BOB GELDOF has hit out a internet bootleggers for illegally downloading the new BAND AID 20 single - without paying any money to charity. The new version of 1984 classic DO THEY KNOW...

Twenty Million Tune Into Band Aid 20

An astonishing 20 million British television viewers tuned in to watch the first showing of the video for BAND AID 20 yesterday evening (18NOV04). The re-recorded version DO THEY KNOW IT'S CHRISTMAS? was shown...

Walsh: 'Hawkins Isn't Worthy To Tie Bono's Shoes'

WESTLIFE svengali LOUIS WALSH has launched a scathing attack at THE DARKNESS frontman JUSTIN HAWKINS for trying to steal BONO's famous BAND AID line in the 20th anniversary version of the charity single. The...

Westlife And Keating Bitter Over Band Aid

Irish pop stars WESTLIFE and RONAN KEATING have hit out at LIVE AID organiser SIR BOB GELDOF, for snubbing them from the recent BAND AID 20 single. Geldof and MIDGE URE brought together a...

Band Aid's Radio Ban

The all-star re-recording of BAND AID's charity song DO THEY KNOW IT'S CHRISTMAS? has attracted such a scathing reaction in Wales, one local radio station has axed it from their playlist. BAND AID 20...

Band Aid Artwork U-turn

Brit artist DAMIEN HIRST's original design for the cover of the BAND AID 20 single was snubbed by record executives who were concerned that it might scare young children. The double-sided design features a...

Mccartney Collapses After Band Aid Recording

Former BEATLE SIR PAUL McCARTNEY was so exhausted after recording bass for the latest BAND AID charity single he dramatically collapsed on the floor. The veteran rocker joined stars including DIDO, ROBBIE WILLIAMS and...

Geldof Brings Band Aid To America

SIR BOB GELDOF has already ensured staggering profits for the BAND AID 20 charity single - by securing a major distribution deal with an American record label. The former BOOMTOWN RAT has signed a...

Security Tightened Around Band Aid Single

Rocker SIR BOB GELDOF has ordered tight security around the new BAND AID charity single in a bid to stop online pirates stealing the profits from the victims of the Sudan crisis. Geldof and...

Bono Will Sing Band Aid Line

LATEST: U2 star BONO will reprise his famous BAND AID line in the 20th anniversary version of the charity single. Producers reportedly considered letting THE DARKNESS frontman JUSTIN HAWKINS sing "Well, tonight thank God...

Madonna Forgives Geldof For Band Aid

SIR BOB GELDOF has asked MADONNA to introduce the new BAND AID charity single - despite slamming her performance at the original LIVE AID show 20 years ago. The BOOMTOWN RATS star phoned the...

Geldof Calling For Another Rock Charity Revolution

SIR BOB GELDOF hopes the 2004 BAND AID single will spark a fresh wave of music-related fundraising drives aimed at alleviating famine and disease in Africa. Stars like SIR PAUL McCARTNEY, THE DARKNESS, COLDPLAY,...

Bono Fights Off Line Competition

U2 frontman BONO has been forced to get tough with his all-star BAND AID III colleagues, because they're all battling to steal his famous line in the song DO THEY KNOW IT'S CHRISTMAS?. The...

Mccartney Too Old To Sing For Band Aid Iii

LATEST: SIR PAUL McCARTNEY won't be asked to sing on the new BAND AID single, because at 62 organisers consider him too old. The former BEATLE has been invited to play bass on the...

Darkness Beckon Band Aid Errors

THE DARKNESS felt so inferior in the company of the legendary stars signed up to the new BAND AID project, they prayed for them to hit a "bum note". The rockers joined BAND AID...

New Band Aid Single Will Rock

BAND AID organiser MIDGE URE wants the new version of DO THEY KNOW IT'S CHRISTMAS? to have a much wilder sound than the original. Rock bands including THE DARKNESS, SNOW PATROL and COLDPLAY have...

Mccartney Will Star In Band Aid 2004

Former BEATLE SIR PAUL McCARTNEY has confirmed he will appear on the new BAND AID charity single. There has been much speculation as to whether the rock legend will join acts including ROBBIE WILLIAMS,...

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