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Bono And Hawkins Battle For Band Aid Line

15th November 2004

U2 frontman BONO has demanded permission to re-record his original line in the charity re-recording of DO THEY KNOW IT'S CHRISTMAS? - over fears DARKNESS star JUSTIN HAWKINS' version will be used on the single...

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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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Sugababe Buchanan's Crush On Bono

12th November 2004

SUGABABES singer KEISHA BUCHANAN is excited about filming the video to the forthcoming BAND AID III video, because she hopes to stand next to her celebrity crush BONO. The ROUND ROUND star, 20, and...

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Madonna, Elvis And Williams Inducted To UK Hall Of Fame

12th November 2004

Superstar MADONNA, pop hunk ROBBIE WILLIAMS and late rocker ELVIS PRESLEY were among the superstars inducted into the UK MUSIC HALL OF FAME last night (11NOV04). The MATERIAL GIRL and 'The King' joined U2,...

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Band Aid Iii Helped By British Store

12th November 2004

BAND AID III has had its profit raised by over $180,000 (GBP100,000) after British store WOOLWORTHS announced it will hand over all money made on the latest DO THEY KNOW IT'S CHRISTMAS? single to charity....

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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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Geldof: 'I Photocopied Lyrics For The Live Aid Stars'

10th November 2004

SIR BOB GELDOF was forced to run around photocopying his handwritten lyrics to DO THEY KNOW IT'S CHRISTMAS TIME? at LIVE AID in 1985, because none of the celebrities could remember the words. And...

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Schiffer Launches Poverty Awareness Wristband

10th November 2004

German supermodel CLAUDIA SCHIFFER is lending her support to a campaign that aims to wipe out poverty in Africa. Schiffer, who lives in Britain with her film director husband MATTHEW VAUGHN, yesterday (09NOV04) launched...

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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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Bono 'Finally' Says Goodbye To Late Father

7th November 2004

Rock star BONO found he started to behave a "little odd" following the death of his father BOB HEWSON in 2001. The U2 frontman feels more "at ease" since Hewson's death of cancer and...

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Mccartney Joins Band Aid Iii

3rd November 2004

LATEST: Rock legend SIR PAUL McCARTNEY is the latest music great to sign up to the fundraising all-star BAND AID III single. The former BEATLE will play drums for the re-recording of classic 1984...

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Muse Star Flattered By Elton's Advances

2nd November 2004

MUSE frontman MATT BELLAMY's career highlight was when rock icon SIR ELTON JOHN gave him his phone number. The FALLING DOWN singer was at Britain's Q AWARDS ceremony last month (04OCT04) and was stunned...

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Stipe Calls On Bono For Writer's Block Help

1st November 2004

REM rocker MICHAEL STIPE credits pal BONO for helping him overcome a debilitating period of writer's block. The gay singer reveals he once struggled to find the right words while trying to pen lyrics...

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Eminem Performs Secret Gig

1st November 2004

Rap superstar EMINEM made a rare live performance last night (28OCT04) at a secret concert in New York city. The LOSE YOURSELF icon appeared at Manhattan's Roseland Ballroom in front of 2,500 fans who...

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Musicians Join Forces For Oxfam Campaign

28th October 2004

BONO, MICHAEL STIPE and CHRIS MARTIN have teamed up to appear in a startling new advertising campaign for British charity OXFAM. The rockers, who are joined by RADIOHEAD frontman THOM YORKE and JAMELIA, will...

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Bono's Emotional Tribute To Geldof

28th October 2004

U2 frontman BONO has branded fellow Irish Third World campaigner SIR BOB GELDOF "one of the most important people" in his life. The WALK ON star praised the former BOOMTOWN RATS singer for his...

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Bono Slams Anti-celebrity Rockers

28th October 2004

Irish rocker BONO has slammed musicians like DIDO who complain about their fame. The U2 frontman is disgusted by artists who want to make music anonymously, insisting they wouldn't enter the industry unless they...

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Bono Advises World Leaders

28th October 2004

Irish singer BONO has urged world leaders to help African famine victims by dropping Third World debt. The U2 rocker insists Britain's Prime Minister TONY BLAIR, French premier JACQUES CHIRAC and American President GEORGE...

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Bono: St Peter Won't Appreciate My Charity Work

28th October 2004

U2 rocker BONO fears when he finally meets ST PETER at the gates of Heaven, he'll be accused of doing charity work in Africa to promote his latest releases. The Irish singer and Third...

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Bono Considers Becoming A Full-time Politician

27th October 2004

U2 frontman BONO is tempted to become a full-time politician, but would miss the salary and freedom of speech he enjoys as a rocker. The WITH OR WITHOUT YOU star is devoted to campaigning...

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U2 Furious About Bono's Political Campaigns

27th October 2004

U2 are furious about frontman BONO's non-stop political campaigns and have urged him to cease his "self-indulgent" work. The Irish rocker admitted guitarist THE EDGE was furious when he met American President GEORGE W...

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Bono And Helena Team Up For Arts Mag

26th October 2004

BONO and HELENA CHRISTENSEN have teamed up to pay homage to each other in American arts magazine FLAUNT. The two old friends wrote a poem to each other for the magazine's October/November (04) issue...

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Geldof Had Blair In A Headlock

25th October 2004

LIVE AID legend SIR BOB GELDOF became so enraged during a meeting with British Prime Minister TONY BLAIR, he grabbed the premier and held him in a headlock. Geldof - who masterminded the 1985...

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Keating Wants To Be Bono

25th October 2004

Pop hunk RONAN KEATING would love to trade places with fellow Irishman BONO. The former BOYZONE star adores the U2 frontman because of his edgy music and constant charity work. He explains, "If...

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U2 Fans Furious At Ipod Deal

24th October 2004

Angry fans have accused U2 of "selling out" after the veteran band signed a deal with global corporation APPLE. The WITH OR WITHOUT YOU group have teamed up with Apple Computer to pre-load their...

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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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Venegas, Cafe Tacvba And Maroon 5 Big Winners At Mtv Latin Vmas

22nd October 2004

Mexican stars JULIETA VENEGAS and CAFE TACVBA joined American rockers MAROON 5 as the big winners at last night's (21OCT04) MTV LATIN AMERICA VIDEO MUSIC AWARDS (VMALAs). Venegas was queen on the night as...

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Bono's High Praise For Memphis

21st October 2004

U2 star BONO has praised Memphis, Tennessee, after being given one of the city's highest honours. The rocker was presented with the FREEDOM AWARD from the city's NATIONAL CIVIL RIGHTS MUSEUM on Monday (18OCT04),...

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U2 Tribute To Paraplegic Pal

20th October 2004

U2's new album HOW TO DISMANTLE AN ATOMIC BOMB features a tribute to a childhood friend of the band who fought disability to become a genius. New track MIRACLE DRUG honours the boy CHRISTOPHER...

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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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