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Ure Receives Obe

Scottish musician MIDGE URE was presented with his OBE (Order Of The British Empire) by British royal QUEEN ELIZABETH II yesterday (18OCT05). The 52-year-old ULTRAVOX singer, most famous for helping SIR BOB GELDOF organise...

Geldof To Host Scots Street Party

Live 8 organiser SIR BOB GELDOF is to attract hundreds of thousands of revellers to Glasgow, Scotland to host an explosive party in honour of the country's patron saint. Ten tonnes of high-tech fireworks...

Waters Thanks Live 8 For End To Pink Floyd Animosity

PINK FLOYD bassist ROGER WATERS will be forever grateful to SIR BOB GELDOF for persuading the warring rockers to reunite for the London leg of Live 8 in July (05) - because it felt like...

Kaiser Chiefs To Promote Banned Ad

British rockers KAISER CHIEFS are insisting they will screen a controversial Make Poverty History advert during their autumn (05) tour of America - even though it has been banned from UK television. The short...

Geldof Slams Criticism Of A Lack Of African Artists At Live 8

Live 8 organiser SIR BOB GELDOF has again dismissed criticism there weren't enough African artists on the charity event's bill, despite the fact it was staged to alleviate poverty in the continent. Since the...

Geldof Annoyed At Art Exhibition

SIR BOB GELDOF was disgusted to find some of his worst photographs had been put on display at a charity art auction in London on Monday (19SEP05). The Live Aid legend discovered event organiser...

Geldof Counters Charity Criticism

SIR BOB GELDOF has hit back at stinging criticisms from the organisers of the Make Poverty History (MPH) campaign over his handling of the Live 8 concerts and his appraisal of the outcome of the...

Make Poverty History Regrets Geldof And Live 8

International charity Make Poverty History reportedly regrets joining forces with SIR BOB GELDOF and BONO, and the Live 8 concerts - because they hijacked their cause. Initially the charity hoped celebrity involvement would raise...

Geldof: 'Katrina Highlighted Us Poverty Gap'

SIR BOB GELDOF is furious more money wasn't pledged to aid the poor in Africa at the G8 summit in Scotland in July (05), because the US proved how much cash is at its disposal...

Church And Coldplay Honoured At Gq Awards

Teen sensation CHARLOTTE CHURCH and rockers COLDPLAY were among the winners at last night's (06SEP05) GQ Awards in London. The soprano-turned-pop singer was the only female winner at the men's magazine's annual awards, picking...

Bacon Uses Six Degrees To Crusade For The Environmemt

Actor KEVIN BACON hopes to use the internet game named after him, SIX DEGREES OF KEVIN BACON, to launch a major Internet environmental campaign. In the game, players have six links to get from...

Keith Richards' Doubts Geldof

Legendary ROLLING STONES guitarist KEITH RICHARDS refused to play LIVE8 because he was suspicious of the organiser's political affiliations. Despite being begged by SIR BOB GELDOF to participate, the WILD HORSES rocker did not...

Mccartney: 'Don't Forget Live 8'

Ex-BEATLE SIR PAUL McCARTNEY is concerned the London bombings on 7 July (05) have detracted from the importance of Live 8 (02JUL05), and is urging people to focus on the musical celebration than the horrors...

Lydon Hits Out At Geldof Over Live 8

JOHN LYDON has accused SIR BOB GELDOF of using the SEX PISTOLS to promote Live 8, because he announced the legendary punk band would be appearing at the global fundraiser last month (JUL05). Lydon...

Richards Snubbed Pressure To Play Live 8

KEITH RICHARDS fought off pressure from ROLLING STONES band mate SIR MICK JAGGER to perform at London's Live 8 concert last month (02JUL05). 63-year-old Richards wanted to concentrate on preparing for the YOU...

Gray Slams Live 8 Concerts

Singer/songwriter DAVID GRAY has slammed performers at last month's (02JUL05) Live 8 charity concerts for "patronising" their audience and having no real clue about world poverty. The THIS YEAR'S LOVE hitmaker, 37, believes a...

Bianca Jagger: 'The Starving Have Been Forgotten'

SIR MICK JAGGER's ex-wife BIANCA is horrified the London bombings (07JUL05) have overshadowed Live 8 (02JUL05) and the ongoing plight of world poverty, thus lifting the pressure from G8 leaders. Jagger, a dedicated human...

Status Quo Slam Live 8 'Egos'

British rockers STATUS QUO have slammed SIR PAUL McCARTNEY's behaviour at the London Live 8 concert earlier this month (02JUL05) - because they believe he was determined to hog the limelight. The ROCKIN' ALL...

Doherty Apologises To Geldof Over Daughter Claim

Troubled rocker PETE DOHERTY has apologised to music veteran SIR BOB GELDOF and his daughter PEACHES, after blaming his disastrous Live 8 performance on the teenager's flirting. Doherty joined forces with SIR ELTON JOHN...

Raitt Honoured For Moral Stance

Country singer BONNIE RAITT is be honoured for her tireless charity work in a San Diego, California ceremony next month (12AUG05). The redhead I CAN'T MAKE YOU LOVE ME hitmaker, 55, is well-known for...

Gervais Mocks Geldof's Tramp Look

British funnyman RICKY GERVAIS offended campaigning rocker SIR BOB GELDOF by accusing him of looking like a tramp. THE OFFICE TV star met the former BOOMTOWN RAT at the London Live 8 concert earlier...

Chisholm Also Refused Live 8 Spice Girl Reunion

MELANIE CHISHOLM has defended her ex-bandmate MELANIE BROWN, insisting she wasn't the only former SPICE GIRL against a reunion at the London Live 8 concert earlier this month (02JUL05). SIR BOB GELDOF was keen...

Geldof Loved Floyd Reunion Despite Disliking Their Music

SIR BOB GELDOF experienced mixed emotions when rock legends PINK FLOYD agreed to reform for Live 8 earlier this month (JUL05) - he was ecstatic they agreed to play even though he hates their music....

Geldof's Daughter Rages At Doherty

SIR BOB GELDOF's daughter PEACHES has slammed PETE DOHERTY's accusations that she was to blame for his disastrous London Live 8 performance by making a pass at him seconds before he went on stage....

Geldof And Bono Hails G8 Aid Deal

Anti-poverty campaigners SIR BOB GELDOF and BONO have praised British Prime Minister TONY BLAIR and US President GEORGE W BUSH for championing a G8 deal to give $50 billion (GBP28 billion) worth of aid to...

Chirac Congratulates Bono And Geldof Over Africa

French President JACQUES CHIRAC congratulated rocker SIR BOB GELDOF and BONO for their tireless campaigning against poverty in Africa, as they met at the G8 Summit in Gleneagles, Scotland, today (08JUL05). Chirac was impressed...

Kemp Wept Over Live 8 Yates Photo

SPANDAU BALLET star GARY KEMP wept at Saturday's (02JUL05) London Live 8 concert when he saw a photo of SIR BOB GELDOF and his late wife PAULA YATES from the original Live Aid event in...

Bono: 'I Made Bush Visit Africa'

U2 star BONO has credited himself and other campaigning rockers with inspiring US President GEORGE W BUSH's visits to poverty-stricken Africa - and hopes this will persuade the leader to support the Make Poverty History...

Geldof Nominated For Nobel Peace Prize

Campaigning rocker SIR BOB GELDOF has been nominated for the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize for his tireless campaigning to save the African continent. The former BOOMTOWN RAT, 53, has devoted most of the past...

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