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Bob Geldof: Band Aid Isn't A Good Song

Bob Geldof doesn't think Band Aid is a good song - but insists it doesn't matter because it's saved millions of lives.The Boomtown Rats singer and Midge Ure wrote, recorded and released 'Do They Know...

Kylie Minogue Praises 'Courageous' Boy George At Ivor Novellos

Kylie Minogue praised Boy George for writing ''courageous'' songs as she presented him with the Outstanding Contribution to British Music prize at The 60th Anniversary Ivor Novello Awards.The 'I Should Be So Lucky' hitmaker...

One Direction Take Band Aid First Line

One Direction have been given the opening lines of Band Aid 30's 'Do They Know It's Christmas Time?'.The star-studded charity single - which will raise money for the fight against the Ebola virus - was...

Adele, Ed Sheeran, Bono Sign Up To Band Aid 30

Adele, Bono, Ed Sheeran and Sam Smith have signed up for Band Aid 30.The trio will be joined by several other big names from the world of music, including Sinead O'Connor, Ellie Goulding and Coldplay's...

Adele, Ed Sheeran, Bono Sign Up To Band Aid 30

Adele, Bono, Ed Sheeran and Sam Smith have signed up for Band Aid 30.The trio will be joined by several other big names from the world of music, including Sinead O'Connor, Ellie Goulding and Coldplay's...

Midge Ure Set For Ryder Cup Showdown

Live Aid hero Midge Ure will perform Ultravox's hit Vienna with a full orchestra as part of an upcoming concert to launch this year's (14) Ryder Cup golf tournament.The singer, who is currently on tour...

Midge Ure Gave Up On Retirement After Realising He Couldn't Change Music

Live Aid hero Midge Ure gave up plans for a booze-filled retirement after realising he couldn't fight what he hated about the music industry from a rocking chair.The former Ultravox singer has recorded his first...

Midge Ure Hoping To Meet Song Collaborator Moby For The First Time

Former Ultravox frontman Midge Ure is hoping to meet dance music star Moby for the first time when he tours America on the Retro Futura Tour later this month (Aug14) after collaborating with the hitmaker...

Midge Ure Wrote Candid Letter To Bob Geldof After Peaches' Death

Midge Ure wrote an emotional letter to his longtime friend Bob Geldof following the death of the Boomtown Rats star's daughter Peaches.The socialite was found dead at her home in Kent, England in April (14),...

Midge Ure Had Close Escape Over Spinal Tap Moment

Rocker Midge Ure had a "close escape" when he ruled out releasing an Ultravox album with a plain black cover as the idea was mercilessly parodied in spoof music documentary This Is Spinal Tap just...

Midge Ure's Ex-wife Is Dating A Woman - Report

Musician Midge Ure's ex-wife has embarked on a lesbian relationship, according to a U.K. report.Model and Tv personality Annabel Giles, 54, who was married to the Ultravox star in the 1980s, is now dating a...

Pete Townshend Rocks Prince's Trust Gala

Pete Townshend and Boy George topped an impressive bill at the Prince's Trust Rock Gala at the Royal Albert Hall in London last night (23.11.11). The pair were joined by veterans including Chris de Burgh,...

Midge Ure And Thornton For Opera Reality Show

Live Aid hero Midge Ure and former Pussycat Dolls singer Melody Thornton are training to become opera stars for a U.K. reality TV show.Erasure singer Andy Bell and Britain's 2009 The X Factor winner Joe...

Bob Geldof Blasts Christmas Single

Bob Geldof has blasted charity single 'Do They Know It's Christmas?' as one of the "worst songs ever".The former Boomtown Rats singer and charity campaigner co-wrote the festive staple - which was recorded by a...

Queen Rock Prince's Trust Concert

Veteran rock stars QUEEN led performances at a royal charity concert in London on Wednesday night (17Nov10), taking to the stage with KEANE frontman TOM CHAPLIN and MIDGE URE.The band thrilled the crowd with a...

Carlisle, Ure And George Team Up For Revival Tour

BELINDA CARLISLE, MIDGE URE and BOY GEORGE are among the stars teaming up to go on a joint '80s revival tour next year (11).Hit acts from the decade, including Australian pop star Jason Donovan, Scottish...

Mccartney Honours Ure On Graduation Day

SIR PAUL MCCARTNEY has honoured musician MIDGE URE and actor JONATHAN PRICE by making them Companions of the arts institute he helped create in 1996.The former Beatles star hosted graduation day at the Liverpool Institute...

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...

Ure To Hold Charity Concert For Cancer-stricken Karn

Live Aid hero MIDGE URE is to host a charity concert in support of musician MICK KARN, who is struggling financially following a terminal cancer diagnosis earlier this year (10).The former Japan and Dalis Car...

Ure Praises Gaga For Singing Live

ULTRAVOX frontman MIDGE URE has lavished praise on LADY GAGA for refusing to lip-sync at her shows - insisting her Monster Ball tour should encourage other artists to sing live.The veteran rocker admits he was...

Ure To Reform The Rich Kids

Former ULTRAVOX frontman MIDGE URE is reforming his short-lived rock band THE RICH KIDS for a charity show in London.The group was formed in 1977 by ex-Sex Pistols bassist Glen Matlock, along with Steve New...

Ure Praises Gallagher For Quitting Oasis

Live Aid hero MIDGE URE has defended NOEL GALLAGHER's decision to quit OASIS - branding the move "admirable".Guitarist Noel walked away from the group on Friday evening (28Aug09) after a bust-up with his brother Liam...

Ure Honoured By U.k. University

Former ULTRAVOX star MIDGE URE is to receive an honorary degree from a British university - to pay tribute to his musical and humanitarian achievements. The singer, who co-founded charity supergroup Band Aid in 1984,...

Ure To Be Honoured By Royal

Rocker MIDGE URE is to receive a charity award from British royal PRINCESS ANNE for his work helping poor children. The musician will receive the Outstanding Contribution to Young People accolade from the Princess Royal...

Cobain's Pyjama Shock

FRANCES BEAN COBAIN stunned photographers on a new Elle magazine photo shoot when she turned up wearing her late father KURT COBAIN's old pyjamas. The shoot featured celebrity offspring wearing the clothes of their rock...

Midge Ure To Receive Second Degree

MIDGE URE is to be made an honorary Doctor of Music by Scotland's University of Edinburgh. It will be the Live Aid and Live 8 organiser's second such honour - last year (05) he was...

Franz Ferdinand Join Healthcare Campaign

Scottish rockers FRANZ FERDINAND are the latest celebrities to back a campaign demanding free healthcare in Africa. Other musicians supporting the Save the Children protest to abolish medical fees in the poverty-stricken continent include Live...

Ure Asks Leaders To Speed Up Free African Healthcare

Veteran campaigner MIDGE URE has urged world leaders to abolish fees for medical treatment in Africa. The former ULTRAVOX frontman, who masterminded Live Aid and Live 8 alongside SIR BOB GELDOF, has just returned from...

Ure Gets Second Degree

Poverty campaigner MIDGE URE will be made an honorary Doctor of Music by Edinburgh University this summer (JUN06). It will be the Live 8 organiser and former ULTRAVOX singer's second honorary award - he received...

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