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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...

Bono Becomes A Radio Editor

Irish rocker BONO will try his hand at radio this Christmas (04), when he takes over a BBC radio news programme. The U2 frontman and fervent charity campaigner is one of five famous figures,...

Bono Congratulates Martin On Charity Choice

Rocker BONO has hailed CHRIS MARTIN's choice of charity work - because the MAKE TRADE FAIR campaign is a "winnable" battle. The U2 singer - who has pledged to spend the rest of his...

Bono: 'Robbie Left UK To Achieve American Chart Glory'

U2 frontman BONO has blasted reports pop star ROBBIE WILLIAMS set up home in Los Angeles to escape his fame in Britain, insisting the move was motivated by his desire to succeed in America....

Bono: 'I Won't Stop Fighting Poverty'

Conscientious U2 frontman BONO has vowed to continue helping the impoverished people around the world until the day he dies. The PRIDE (IN THE NAME OF LOVE) singer is determined the current generation is...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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