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Slade Earn Over £500k In Christmas Royalties

10th December 2013

Slade frontman Noddy Holder has earned over £500,000 in royalties for his festive hit 'Merry Christmas Everybody'.The band's 1973 single 'Merry Christmas Everybody' has become a firm favourite during the festive season and is set...

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Shane Macgowan Found 'Female Side' On Fairytale In New York

14th December 2012

Shane MacGowan displayed his ''female side'' when writing 'Fairytale of New York'.The singer worked on the words for The Pogues Christmas hit - about a down-on-their-luck couple arguing - for two years, and can see...

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Peaches Geldof Hits The Red Carpet With Fiance

12th December 2011

Peaches Geldof has been secretly engaged for six months.The socialite's boyfriend S.C.U.M. rocker Thomas Cohen popped the question in the summer and an overjoyed Peaches said yes.She revealed: "Yes, I'm engaged! We don't want to...

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Peaches Geldof Hates 'Fake' Parties

7th February 2011

Peaches Geldof hates showbiz parties because they are "fake".The socialite - whose father is musician and Band Aid co-founder Bob Geldof - insists red carpet events and celebrity bashes hold no interest for her because...

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Last Christmas The Most Downloaded Christmas Song

7th December 2010

Recent trend suggests Wham's classic 1984 track Last Christmas is the most downloaded Christmas song, the track written by George Michael was one of the bands most successful tracks.The second most downloaded song was Mariah...

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Band Aid 20 Is Best-selling Christmas Single

26th December 2009

The revamped BAND AID single has been named the best-selling U.K. Christmas single of the last decade.Do They Know It's Christmas was written by Bob Geldof and Midge Ure and originally recorded in 1984 with...

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Crazy Frog Takes On George Michael

20th November 2006

Pop ringtone sensation CRAZY FROG is making a spectacular comeback this festive season, by aiming for the Christmas charts with a cover of WHAM! hit LAST CHRISTMAS. The Wham classic came second in the race...

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Gere Pens Aids Song With Richie

29th November 2005

RICHARD GERE has co-written a song with LIONEL RICHIE to raise awareness about the spread of AIDS in India. The PRETTY WOMAN veteran is following in the footsteps of SHARON STONE who helped write...

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Geldof Attacks Albarn's Live 8 Criticism

10th June 2005

LATEST: Campaigning rocker SIR BOB GELDOF has lambasted BLUR frontman DAMON ALBARN for complaining next month's (JUL05) LIVE 8 charity concerts are predominantly made up of white artists raising awareness to combat African poverty....

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Geldof: 'Live 8 Will Be A Glorious Failure'

10th June 2005

SIR BOB GELDOF predicts his LIVE 8 concerts and protest marches will fail to force the hands of international leaders - but he will be safe in the knowledge he did everything within his power...

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Geldof Invites Pope, Mandela And Dalai Lama To Live 8

30th May 2005

SIR BOB GELDOF has asked the world's most prominent figures, including POPE BENEDICT XVI, the DALAI LAMA and NELSON MANDELA to take part in the anti-poverty rally and LIVE 8 charity concert this summer (06JUL05)...

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Geldof Confirms Live 8

27th May 2005

LATEST: Rock campaigner SIR BOB GELDOF has confirmed charity concert LIVE 8 will go ahead this summer (02JUL05) - but warned music fans the gig will not be "a LIVE AID 2". At the...

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Geldof Set Aside Differences For Band Aid

8th March 2005

SIR BOB GELDOF has dismissed the popular perception of the 1980s as a self-centred decade - because he managed to persuade so many stars to contribute to the original BAND AID charity single DO THEY...

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Geldof Praises Arch Rival Weller

4th March 2005

Irish rocker SIR BOB GELDOF is still amazed he and PAUL WELLER managed to put aside their differences to work on the original 1984 BAND AID charity record. The ex-BOOMTOWN RATS star admits he...

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Geldof Shocked By 15-Year-old Daughter's 'Botox' Party

6th February 2005

Rocker SIR BOB GELDOF is furious after finding out his 15-year-old daughter has been invited to a 'botox' party. The BAND AID co-founder, 54, is shocked by PEACHES' invite to the launch of the...

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Geldof: 'I'm A Musician As Well'

1st February 2005

SIR BOB GELDOF has slammed allegations he only deserves his forthcoming BRIT AWARD for his charity work. The 50-year-old campaigner and former BOOMTOWN RAT is being awarded the Outstanding Contribution To Music gong...

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Geldof Bored With Africa

31st January 2005

SIR BOB GELDOF is bored with visiting Africa and being called upon to raise money whenever the troubled continent faces a crisis - he would much rather be associated with his music. The BAND...

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Ure Found It Hard To Contain Himself Around Clapton

24th January 2005

Rocking with guitar legend ERIC CLAPTON got BAND AID creator MIDGE URE so excited he "orgasmed". Former ULTRAVOX frontman Ure got the chance to play guitar with his hero Clapton backstage at the TSUNAMI...

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Brit Awards Mistake Means More Best UK Single Nominees

21st January 2005

Organisers of next month's (FEB05) BRIT AWARDS have increased the number of artists nominated for the Best British Single category from five to ten, after they miscalculated the number of weeks in 2004. Brit...

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Geldof Hits Out At Cocaine Stories During Live Aid

9th January 2005

SIR BOB GELDOF has rubbished reports he was high on cocaine while he organised charity event BAND AID in 1984. Gelfof, who co-founded the phenomenally-successful fundraiser alongside MIDGE URE, was suffering from such intense...

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Geldof Would Accept Peerage

4th January 2005

LATEST: SIR BOB GELDOF would consider accepting a peerage if offered to him - after radio listeners voted him the British citizen most deserving of being made a Lord, The BAND AID co-founder is...

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X Factor Winner Reaches The Top

3rd January 2005

The winner of British TV talent contest THE X FACTOR has ended BAND AID 20's four-week reign atop the UK singles chart with a cover of PHIL COLLINS classic AGAINST ALL ODDS. Proceeds from...

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Geldof Inspires New Volunteers

2nd January 2005

SIR BOB GELDOF has been voted the celebrity most likely to inspire British people to get involved in charity work. The former BOOMTOWN RATS frontman, famed for his BAND AID fundraising efforts, topped a...

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Bono And Geldof To Duet At Brits?

31st December 2004

Organisers of THE BRIT AWARDS are reportedly urging Irish rockers BONO and SIR BOB GELDOF to perform a show-stopping duet at the ceremony's 25th anniversary show in February (05). Ex-BOOMTOWN RAT, Geldof, will receive...

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Presley To Score Record-breaking Chart Topper?

28th December 2004

Late legend ELVIS PRESLEY is tipped to score a British number one in the New Year (05) - which would land him the prestigious 1,000th top spot in the single chart's history. JAILHOUSE ROCK...

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Geldof Hits Out At Charity Shops

28th December 2004

SIR BOB GELDOF has attacked the proliferation of charity shops in the UK - blaming them for the decline of the traditional British 'high street'. The BAND AID mastermind hit out yesterday (27DEC04) at...

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Osbourne Beats Ozzy To Personality Award

27th December 2004

Music manager SHARON OSBOURNE has beaten husband OZZY to be crowned Radio Rock Personality Of The Year (04). THE X FACTOR TV talent show judge was awarded the award which her spouse won last...

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Band Aid Rules British Christmas Charts

27th December 2004

BAND AID 20's reworking of hit charity single DO THEY KNOW IT'S CHRISTMAS is the British Christmas number one - after spending four weeks ruling the airwaves. Top stars including COLDPLAY, ROBBIE WILLIAMS, DIDO,...

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