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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...

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...

Thrills Caught Between U2 And Rem

Irish rock newcomers THE THRILLS are torn between supporting REM and U2 on their tours - or having a well-earned break. The WHATEVER HAPPENED TO COREY HAIM? fivesome are opening for REM in the...

Stars Unite With Mandela For Book Launch

ANNIE LENNOX and CAT STEVENS have teamed up with former South African president NELSON MANDELA to help him promote a new book documenting last year's (03) 46664 charity concert. The 29 November (03) event...

U2 Explain Ipod Deal

LATEST: U2 struck up a pioneering new iPod deal with APPLE boss STEVE JOBS because the rockers felt the company "best exemplifies the marriage of technology and pop culture." The group teamed up with...

Mccartney Happy Not To Sing

Former BEATLE SIR PAUL McCARTNEY has lashed out at reports he was upset he didn't get to sing on the new BAND AID single, insisting he was happy to play bass in the background....

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...

Lennon Voted Number One Icon

Late BEATLE JOHN LENNON has been voted the Greatest Music Star Of All Time by a British music magazine. Lennon - who was murdered by deranged fan MARK CHAPMAN in New York in 1981...

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...

Bono And Hawkins Battle For Band Aid Line

U2 frontman BONO has demanded permission to re-record his original line in the charity re-recording of DO THEY KNOW IT'S CHRISTMAS? - over fears DARKNESS star JUSTIN HAWKINS' version will be used on the single...

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,...

Sugababe Buchanan's Crush On Bono

SUGABABES singer KEISHA BUCHANAN is excited about filming the video to the forthcoming BAND AID III video, because she hopes to stand next to her celebrity crush BONO. The ROUND ROUND star, 20, and...

Madonna, Elvis And Williams Inducted To UK Hall Of Fame

Superstar MADONNA, pop hunk ROBBIE WILLIAMS and late rocker ELVIS PRESLEY were among the superstars inducted into the UK MUSIC HALL OF FAME last night (11NOV04). The MATERIAL GIRL and 'The King' joined U2,...

Band Aid Iii Helped By British Store

BAND AID III has had its profit raised by over $180,000 (GBP100,000) after British store WOOLWORTHS announced it will hand over all money made on the latest DO THEY KNOW IT'S CHRISTMAS? single to charity....

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...

Geldof: 'I Photocopied Lyrics For The Live Aid Stars'

SIR BOB GELDOF was forced to run around photocopying his handwritten lyrics to DO THEY KNOW IT'S CHRISTMAS TIME? at LIVE AID in 1985, because none of the celebrities could remember the words. And...

Schiffer Launches Poverty Awareness Wristband

German supermodel CLAUDIA SCHIFFER is lending her support to a campaign that aims to wipe out poverty in Africa. Schiffer, who lives in Britain with her film director husband MATTHEW VAUGHN, yesterday (09NOV04) launched...

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...

Bono 'Finally' Says Goodbye To Late Father

Rock star BONO found he started to behave a "little odd" following the death of his father BOB HEWSON in 2001. The U2 frontman feels more "at ease" since Hewson's death of cancer and...

Mccartney Joins Band Aid Iii

LATEST: Rock legend SIR PAUL McCARTNEY is the latest music great to sign up to the fundraising all-star BAND AID III single. The former BEATLE will play drums for the re-recording of classic 1984...

Muse Star Flattered By Elton's Advances

MUSE frontman MATT BELLAMY's career highlight was when rock icon SIR ELTON JOHN gave him his phone number. The FALLING DOWN singer was at Britain's Q AWARDS ceremony last month (04OCT04) and was stunned...

Stipe Calls On Bono For Writer's Block Help

REM rocker MICHAEL STIPE credits pal BONO for helping him overcome a debilitating period of writer's block. The gay singer reveals he once struggled to find the right words while trying to pen lyrics...

Eminem Performs Secret Gig

Rap superstar EMINEM made a rare live performance last night (28OCT04) at a secret concert in New York city. The LOSE YOURSELF icon appeared at Manhattan's Roseland Ballroom in front of 2,500 fans who...

Musicians Join Forces For Oxfam Campaign

BONO, MICHAEL STIPE and CHRIS MARTIN have teamed up to appear in a startling new advertising campaign for British charity OXFAM. The rockers, who are joined by RADIOHEAD frontman THOM YORKE and JAMELIA, will...

Bono Slams Anti-celebrity Rockers

Irish rocker BONO has slammed musicians like DIDO who complain about their fame. The U2 frontman is disgusted by artists who want to make music anonymously, insisting they wouldn't enter the industry unless they...

Bono's Emotional Tribute To Geldof

U2 frontman BONO has branded fellow Irish Third World campaigner SIR BOB GELDOF "one of the most important people" in his life. The WALK ON star praised the former BOOMTOWN RATS singer for his...

Bono: St Peter Won't Appreciate My Charity Work

U2 rocker BONO fears when he finally meets ST PETER at the gates of Heaven, he'll be accused of doing charity work in Africa to promote his latest releases. The Irish singer and Third...

Bono Advises World Leaders

Irish singer BONO has urged world leaders to help African famine victims by dropping Third World debt. The U2 rocker insists Britain's Prime Minister TONY BLAIR, French premier JACQUES CHIRAC and American President GEORGE...

Bono Considers Becoming A Full-time Politician

U2 frontman BONO is tempted to become a full-time politician, but would miss the salary and freedom of speech he enjoys as a rocker. The WITH OR WITHOUT YOU star is devoted to campaigning...

U2 Furious About Bono's Political Campaigns

U2 are furious about frontman BONO's non-stop political campaigns and have urged him to cease his "self-indulgent" work. The Irish rocker admitted guitarist THE EDGE was furious when he met American President GEORGE W...

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