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Geldof Hits Out At Band Aid Net Bootleggers

21st November 2004

SIR BOB GELDOF has hit out a internet bootleggers for illegally downloading the new BAND AID 20 single - without paying any money to charity. The new version of 1984 classic DO THEY KNOW...

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Twenty Million Tune Into Band Aid 20

19th November 2004

An astonishing 20 million British television viewers tuned in to watch the first showing of the video for BAND AID 20 yesterday evening (18NOV04). The re-recorded version DO THEY KNOW IT'S CHRISTMAS? was shown...

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Walsh: 'Hawkins Isn't Worthy To Tie Bono's Shoes'

18th November 2004

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...

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Westlife And Keating Bitter Over Band Aid

18th November 2004

Irish pop stars WESTLIFE and RONAN KEATING have hit out at LIVE AID organiser SIR BOB GELDOF, for snubbing them from the recent BAND AID 20 single. Geldof and MIDGE URE brought together a...

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Band Aid's Radio Ban

18th November 2004

The all-star re-recording of BAND AID's charity song DO THEY KNOW IT'S CHRISTMAS? has attracted such a scathing reaction in Wales, one local radio station has axed it from their playlist. BAND AID 20...

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Band Aid Artwork U-turn

17th November 2004

Brit artist DAMIEN HIRST's original design for the cover of the BAND AID 20 single was snubbed by record executives who were concerned that it might scare young children. The double-sided design features a...

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Geldof Brings Band Aid To America

16th November 2004

SIR BOB GELDOF has already ensured staggering profits for the BAND AID 20 charity single - by securing a major distribution deal with an American record label. The former BOOMTOWN RAT has signed a...

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Mccartney Collapses After Band Aid Recording

16th November 2004

Former BEATLE SIR PAUL McCARTNEY was so exhausted after recording bass for the latest BAND AID charity single he dramatically collapsed on the floor. The veteran rocker joined stars including DIDO, ROBBIE WILLIAMS and...

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Security Tightened Around Band Aid Single

16th November 2004

Rocker SIR BOB GELDOF has ordered tight security around the new BAND AID charity single in a bid to stop online pirates stealing the profits from the victims of the Sudan crisis. Geldof and...

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Bono Will Sing Band Aid Line

15th November 2004

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...

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Madonna Forgives Geldof For Band Aid

15th November 2004

SIR BOB GELDOF has asked MADONNA to introduce the new BAND AID charity single - despite slamming her performance at the original LIVE AID show 20 years ago. The BOOMTOWN RATS star phoned the...

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Geldof Calling For Another Rock Charity Revolution

15th November 2004

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,...

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Bono Fights Off Line Competition

11th November 2004

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...

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Darkness Beckon Band Aid Errors

8th November 2004

THE DARKNESS felt so inferior in the company of the legendary stars signed up to the new BAND AID project, they prayed for them to hit a "bum note". The rockers joined BAND AID...

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Mccartney Too Old To Sing For Band Aid Iii

8th November 2004

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...

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New Band Aid Single Will Rock

7th November 2004

BAND AID organiser MIDGE URE wants the new version of DO THEY KNOW IT'S CHRISTMAS? to have a much wilder sound than the original. Rock bands including THE DARKNESS, SNOW PATROL and COLDPLAY have...

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Mccartney Will Star In Band Aid 2004

5th November 2004

Former BEATLE SIR PAUL McCARTNEY has confirmed he will appear on the new BAND AID charity single. There has been much speculation as to whether the rock legend will join acts including ROBBIE WILLIAMS,...

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Geldof To Receive Prestigious Award

27th October 2004

LIVE AID legend SIR BOB GELDOF's tireless charity work and enduring music career will be honoured with a prestigious gong at next year's (05) BRIT AWARDS. The rocker will receive the Outstanding Contribution To...

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Williams Joins Band Aid Iii

26th October 2004

LATEST: Pop hunk ROBBIE WILLIAMS has joined the all-star BAND AID III line-up, which will raise funds for African famine victims. The ANGELS star was high up on organiser MIDGE URE's wish-list for the...

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Bono And Hawkins Fight Over Band Aid Lyric

22nd October 2004

U2 frontman BONO and DARKNESS rocker JUSTIN HAWKINS are fighting for the right to sing the lyric 'Tonight, Thank God it's them instead of you' in the star-studded re-release of DO THEY KNOW IT'S CHRISTMAS?...

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Ure Goes Back To Ethiopia

22nd October 2004

MIDGE URE has returned to Ethiopia 20 years after co-writing BAND AID's charity song DO THEY KNOW IT'S CHRISTMAS?, which helped raise millions for the famine-stricken country. Former ULTRAVOX star Ure was left emotionally...

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Jamelia Commits To Band Aid Iii

21st October 2004

LATEST: R+B beauty JAMELIA has joined fundraising supergroup BAND AID III to re-record festive hit DO THEY KNOW IT'S CHRISTMAS?. The THANK YOU star, 23, follows COLDPLAY, THE DARKNESS and TRAVIS into the 2004...

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Coldplay And The Darkness Form Band Aid Iii

20th October 2004

British rockers COLDPLAY, THE DARKNESS and TRAVIS are joining forces to re-record BAND AID hit DO THEY KNOW IT'S CHRISTMAS? in a new drive to alleviate Africa's famine crisis. The song - written by...

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Do They Know It's Christmas? To Be Released Again

15th October 2004

Legendary BAND AID charity single DO THEY KNOW IT'S CHRISTMAS? will be remixed and released for the third time later this year (04). The song, originally sung by stars including BONO, STING, DURAN DURAN...

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Geldof: 'Ethiopia Aid Is Pathetic'

27th May 2003

Irish rock star SIR BOB GELDOF has slammed the European Union's response to Ethiopia's food crisis as "pathetic". The campaigner was speaking in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, after meeting Prime Minister MELES...

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