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Phil Collins: 'I Nearly Walked Off Stage At Live Aid'

Phil Collins wanted to storm off the stage in the middle of his Live Aid performance with Robert Plant and Jimmy Page, insisting: "It was a mistake - I was not welcome."The ex-Genesis drummer was...

Phil Collins Slaps Down Live Aid Cocaine Rumour

Rocker Phil Collins has slammed rumours he was high on cocaine at Live Aid, insisting he could never perform if he was on drugs.The former Genesis star took to the stage at the London leg...

Peaches Geldof's Mum Guided Her Through Pregnancy

Peaches Geldof believes having a child has brought her closer to her late mother. The 23-year-old socialite was due to give birth to baby Astala on April 24 - the same birthday as her late...

Pixie Geldof Plays Guess The Poo

Pixie Geldof organised a ''guess the poo'' game at her sister Peaches Geldof's baby shower. The 21-year-old singer - the youngest daughter of Live Aid co-founder Bob Geldof and late TV presenter Paula Yates -...

Bob Geldolf Is 'Besotted' With New Grandson

Bob Geldolf is ''besotted'' with his new grandson, his daughter Peaches has revealed.The 23-year-old star - whose mother is the late Paula Yates - says her father just can't get enough of two-month-old Astala and...

Peaches Geldof's Baby Has Chubby Cheeks

Peaches Geldof knows her baby has chubby cheeks after she saw his face in detail at a 4D scan.The model-and-TV presenter is expecting her first child with her rocker fiance Thomas Cohen and the couple...

Peaches' Baby Due On Mum's Birthday

Peaches Geldof's baby is due on her late mother's birthday. The TV star is expecting a boy on April 24 which is the same date her mum Paula Yates, who died of a drugs overdose...

Peaches Geldof Is Pregnant

Peaches Geldof is pregnant.The TV star-and-model and her fiance Thomas Cohen are expecting their first child together and the couple are "utterly thrilled" with the happy news.Her spokeswoman said in a statement: "Peaches Geldof and...

Adam Ant Slams Live Aid As A 'Mistake'

Eighties icon Adam Ant has launched an extraordinary rant against Live Aid, branding the global fundraising concerts a "mistake" and a "waste of time".The Prince Charming hitmaker appeared on the bill at the London leg...

Bob Geldof Says Britain Is Most Generous Country In The World

Bob Geldof thinks British people are the most generous in the world.The singer-and-political activist - who was instrumental in organising the Live Aid charity concert for Africa in 1985 - believes the way UK residents...

Sacha Baron Cohen Is Perfect Choice To Play Mercury

Sacha Baron Cohen is the perfect choice to play Freddie Mercury onscreen, according to Brian May. Although the Queen guitarist is apprehensive about a biopic of the band's legendary lead singer - who died from...

Peaches Geldof Wants To Have A Baby

Peaches Geldof wants to have a baby by the age of 25.The 22-year-old socialite - the daughter of musician and Live Aid founder Bob Geldof - is keen to start a family and ideally she'd...

Live Nation Mega Relief Show Cancelled

A planned Live Aid-type concert to benefit survivors of the of the earthquake and tsunami disasters in Japan has been scrapped because so few big names signed up to perform.The charity gig was set to...

Geldof Defends Live 8

BOB GELDOF has defended his 2005 fundraising event LIVE 8 - insisting it was more successful than LIVE AID and was "a better concert" than the legendary 1985 show.The former Boomtown Rats frontman revamped his...

Peaches Geldof Slams Bbc Live Aid Drama

PEACHES GELDOF has been left unimpressed with a British TV drama based on her father's campaign to stage 1985 charity supergig LIVE AID, branding it "exhausting" to watch.The story of how Bob Geldof and promoter...

Sacha Baron Cohen Set For Torrente Remake

Sacha Baron Cohen is set to star in a remake of 'Torrente'.The 'Borat' funnyman is in talks to take on the lead role in the Hollywood version of the Spanish comedy action franchise, which were...

Geldof Blasts Band Aid Single

LIVE AID hero BOB GELDOF is no fan of his iconic charity track DO THEY KNOW IT'S CHRISTMAS? - he's branded it the "worst song in history".The former Boomtown Rats frontman teamed up with Ultravox...

Sacha Baron Cohen To Play Freddie Mercury

Sacha Baron Cohen is to play Freddie Mercury in a new film.The British comedian has signed a deal to take on the role of the late Queen frontman in a movie being scripted by Peter...

Collins: 'I Wanted To Walk Away From Led Zeppelin Live Aid Show'

PHIL COLLINS is still sore about his LIVE AID jam with LED ZEPPELIN 25 years ago (85), revealing he almost walked off stage in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania mid-set.Collins and Chic star Tony Thompson were drafted in...

Madonna 'Plans Massive Malawi Fundraiser'

MADONNA is following in the footsteps of BOB GELDOF by planning a LIVE AID-style global fundraiser to benefit Malawi, according to reports.The pop superstar, who has adopted two children from the impoverished nation, has poured...

Tv Bosses Planning Live Aid Movie

BOB GELDOF's triumphant campaign to stage LIVE AID is to be made into a movie to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the historic event.The twin concerts in London and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania were held on 13...

Bob Geldof's Live Aid Worries

Bob Geldof was terrified he wouldn't be able to pull off Live Aid.The singer-and-political activist - who organised the event alongside rocker Midge Ure on July 13 1985 to raise funds for famine relief in...

Live Aid Memories Still Extra Special For Proud Parfitt

STATUS QUO star RICK PARFITT still counts opening LIVE AID among his greatest honours - 25 years after the historic event.The British group kicked off the global music extravaganza at London's Wembley Stadium on 13...

Scissor Sisters Set For Special Guest

The Scissor Sisters are hoping to be joined on stage by Sir Ian McKellen at this weekend's Glastonbury Festival.The band - who are set to perform before Muse on the Pyramid Stage at the world...

Jones' Family Presented With Download Tribute Plaque

The family of late LIVE AID promoter MAURICE JONES was presented with a plaque in his honour at Britain's Download music festival on Friday (11Jun10), which will become a permanent feature at the event's Donington...

Tony Hadley's Musical Bore

Tony Hadley claims there have been no musical movements since the 80s.The Spandau Ballet singer believes the New Romantic era - which his band were a prominent part of - was the last type of...

Live Aid Promoter Dies

LIVE AID promoter MAURICE JONES has died at the age of 64.After starting his music career managing British band Slade, Jones founded his own promotions company, which worked with the likes of AC DC and...

Peaches Geldof To Divorce Husband After Six Months

Peaches Geldof and musician husband Max Drummey are to divorce after six months, the couple have announced.Ms Geldof, the 19-year-old daughter of Live Aid boss Bob Geldof, had married Chester French member Mr Drummey, 24,...

By on 08 February 2009

Manics Want To Perform With Kylie

The MANIC STREET PREACHERS would like KYLIE MINOGUE to join them on stage when they perform at the Shockwaves NME Awards Big Gig in February.Speaking to NME, NICKY WIRE, the band's bassist and lyricist, said:...

By on 20 December 2007

Led Zep Set For Glorious Return

All-conquering rock'n'roll stars Led Zeppelin are set to play together for the first time since 1988 as their reunion concert approaches.The aged rockers are due to kick off their two-hour set at 21:00 GMT at...

By on 10 December 2007

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