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Bono Defends Band Aid 20

21st December 2004

BONO has staunchly defended the latest cover of charity tune DO THEY KNOW IT'S CHRISTMAS?, deeming it better than the original. The VERTIGO star contributed his classic 1984 line "Tonight, thank God it's them,...

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Band Aid 20 Single Is UK's Christmas Number One

19th December 2004

BAND AID 20's charity single DO THEY KNOW IT'S CHRISTMAS? has claimed Britain's Christmas number one slot after topping the UK singles chart for a third week. The track - featuring stars including ROBBIE...

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Geldof Delighted As Band Aid Profits Double

17th December 2004

SIR BOB GELDOF is overjoyed after a generous business tycoon pledged to match pound for pound the proceeds from the BAND AID 20 single and DVD. SPORTS DIVISION chain millionaire TOM HUNTER will donate...

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Pogues' Fairytale Voted Best Christmas Song Ever

16th December 2004

THE POGUES' festive duet FAIRYTALE OF NEW YORK with the late KIRSTY MacCOLL has been crowned Britain's favourite Christmas song of all time. The ballad, which went to number two in the UK singles...

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Healy Blasts Britain After Sudan Visit

16th December 2004

TRAVIS frontman FRAN HEALY has slammed "greedy" Britons, after witnessing the poverty and disease in the Darfur region of Sudan. The DRIFTWOOD star sang on BAND AID 20's version of 1984 charity hit DO...

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Ure: 'My Wife Said Choose Booze Or Me'

16th December 2004

BAND AID producer MIDGE URE's alcohol addiction became so serious this year (04), his wife threatened to leave him. The former ULTRAVOX singer admits the habit was killing him, but he finally quit when...

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Travis Star Horrified By Sudan Conditions

16th December 2004

TRAVIS frontman FRAN HEALY is horrified by the "unbelievable" conditions people are living in in Sudan's troubled Darfur region. The Scots TURN singer is currently spending a week in the troubled African country after...

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Sting Hasn't Heard Band Aid Track

15th December 2004

Veteran rocker STING hasn't heard BAND AID 20's cover of charity hit DO THEY KNOW IT'S CHRISTMAS? - despite singing on the original 1984 version. The ROXANNE singer has been in India for the...

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Martin Urges Public To Buy Band Aid Even If They Hate It

13th December 2004

COLDPLAY frontman CHRIS MARTIN has urged the British public to buy copies of BAND AID 20 single DO THEY KNOW IT'S CHRISTMAS?, even if they hate the song. Martin joined a host of stars...

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Band Aid Rules Charts For Second Week

13th December 2004

BAND AID 20's charity hit DO THEY KNOW IT'S CHRISTMAS? has fought off competition from KYLIE MINOGUE and ROBBIE WILLIAMS to rule the British singles chart for a second week running. The cover of...

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Director Curtis Devotes Year To Charity Work

12th December 2004

LOVE ACTUALLY director RICHARD CURTIS has sacrificed making another movie blockbuster to concentrate on spending next year (05) carrying out charity work. Brit Curtis is an advocate of overseas relief and has been discussing...

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Travis Singer Sees Benefit Of Band Aid 20

12th December 2004

TRAVIS frontman FRAN HEALY flew out to one of Africa's poorest countries yesterday (11DEC04) to see how the money raised from the BAND AID 20 single will be spent. The 31-year-old TURN hitmaker, who...

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Gabriel's Charity Call To Young Stars

10th December 2004

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...

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Keating And Stevens To Donate Single Proceeds To Band Aid

10th December 2004

Irish pop star RONAN KEATING and singer CAT STEVENS are donating all the proceeds from their new single together to the Band Aid Trust. Former BOYZONE star Keating and Muslim convert Stevens, who now...

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Donovan In Band Aid 20 Fury

8th December 2004

Australian pop star JASON DONOVAN is furious BAND AID 20 organisers deemed him not "cool" enough to reprise his contribution to BAND AID II's version of DO THEY KNOW IT'S CHRISTMAS? for the latest rendition....

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Band Aid 20 Banner To Dazzle Heathrow Passengers

7th December 2004

BAND AID 20's DO THEY KNOW IT'S CHRISTMAS? is receiving another boost, after officials at London's Heathrow airport agreed to fill a field with a giant advertising banner. The charity track, the proceeds of...

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Website Lists Band Aid Single Destruction Techniques

7th December 2004

A new website is urging BAND AID fans to buy the 20th anniversary charity single - and destroy it. The site BANDAIDDILEMMA.NET offers CD-demolishing tips for those who hate the critically-mauled new version of...

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Band Aid 20 Hits The UK Top Spot In Convincing Fashion

6th December 2004

BAND AID 20's DO THEY KNOW IT'S CHRISTMAS? has topped the UK singles chart in spectacular style - by selling more than all the other top 40 records combined. The charity track, which is...

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Busted Score Record Of The Year Win

5th December 2004

Pop band BUSTED's contribution to the ill-fated THUNDERBIRDS movie has been crowned Britain's best song of 2004 by the record-buying public. The group's hit - appropriately titled THUNDERBIRDS - beat out competition from their...

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Blair Buys Band Aid 20

3rd December 2004

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...

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Band Aid 20'S Us Snub

3rd December 2004

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...

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Bono Hates His Band Aid Line

3rd December 2004

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...

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Hawkins Provokes Fury With Band Aid Rant

3rd December 2004

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...

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Apple Itunes Finally Agrees To Sell Band Aid Song

1st December 2004

LATEST: Online music store APPLE iTUNES has finally agreed to sell BAND AID 20's DO THEY KNOW IT'S CHRISTMAS? because the charity song's price will no longer threaten its dominance of the download market....

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Band Aid Cd Sells 100,000 On First Day

30th November 2004

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...

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Apple Itunes Refuses To Sell Band Aid Song

25th November 2004

Online music store APPLE iTUNES has refused to sell BAND AID 20's DO THEY KNOW IT'S CHRISTMAS? because the charity song would threaten its dominance of the download market. Other major online sites have...

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Jamelia Teaches Child At Band Aid Session

24th November 2004

Pop babe JAMELIA dragged her young daughter to the recording of the new BAND AID 20 single earlier this month (NOV04), because she wanted her to learn the importance of helping less fortunate people....

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Williams Wept During Band Aid Recording

23rd November 2004

Pop hunk ROBBIE WILLIAMS was so moved by the new version of DO THEY KNOW IT'S CHRISTMAS? he wept while recording the charity single. SIR BOB GELDOF, the organiser of the BAND AID 20...

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Mcfadden Hits Out At New Band Aid 
Song

22nd November 2004

British pop singer BRIAN McFADDEN has slammed the latest BAND AID cover and believes the charity song has been "played to death". The former WESTLIFE star is pleased he did not take part in...

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Martin: 'Band Aid Single Was Bad Idea'

22nd November 2004

COLDPLAY star CHRIS MARTIN thinks the new version of charity single DO THEY KNOW IT'S CHRISTMAS? is a "tremendously bad idea" and only agreed to sing on the track after watching a report on refugees...

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