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Healy Enlightened By Sudanese Trip

Scots rocker FRAN HEALY found his trip to Sudan enlightening - it made him realise how kids in the UK have it easy. The TRAVIS frontman recently travelled to the impoverished and war-torn African...

Healy: 'I'm Lucky To Be Alive'

TRAVIS frontman FRAN HEALY considers himself lucky to be alive after a convoy he was meant to join was ambushed by militants in Sudan last week (ends17DEC04). The singer and his fiancee NORA had...

Healy Blasts Britain After Sudan Visit

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...

Travis Star Horrified By Sudan Conditions

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...

Band Aid Rules Charts For Second Week

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...

Travis Singer Sees Benefit Of Band Aid 20

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...

Sugababe Buchanan's Crush On Bono

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...

Bono Fights Off Line Competition

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...

Live Aid Tax Boost

LIVE AID organisers have been given a $7.2 million (GBP4 million) financial boost by the British Government. Rockers SIR BOB GELDOF and MIDGE URE, who planned LIVE AID and the original and...

Healy Overwhelmed By Rage Against The Machine

TRAVIS frontman FRAN HEALY almost turned his back on a career in music, after being left awestruck by a RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE gig in his native Scotland, Healy was just an aspiring musician...

Williams Joins Band Aid Iii

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...

Ure Goes Back To Ethiopia

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...

Oasis And Blur Unite For Band Aid

Bitter '90s rivals OASIS and BLUR are putting their differences aside to join all-star charity group BAND AID III. The bands launched a scathing war of words at the height of the so-called Britpop...

Jamelia Commits To Band Aid Iii

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...

Coldplay And The Darkness Form Band Aid Iii

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...

Travis Star Threatened By Drug Addict

TRAVIS frontman FRAN HEALY was threatened by a heroin addict during an impromptu street performance. The Scottish rockers were busking in Glasgow, Scotland, on Tuesday (05OCT04) when an addict brandishing a syringe approached the...

Travis Busted For Busking

Scottish band TRAVIS upset transport police on Monday (04OCT04) when they were caught illegally busking in a Newcastle train station. The WHY DOES IT ALWAYS RAIN ON ME? foursome entertained a crowd of 250...

Olsen's Man In Witness Box

Teen actress ASHLEY OLSEN's new boyfriend SCOTT SARTIANO was recently interrogated about an assault that took place in his luxury New York nightclub, Butter. The 30-year old took to the witness box to...

Keane Distance Themselves From Coldplay

British rockers KEANE have rubbished comparisons to chart pals COLDPLAY - insisting they sound more like TRAVIS. Keane pianist TIM RICE-OXLEY studied at university in London with Coldplay singer CHRIS MARTIN and the two...

Rockers Coheed + Cambria Turn Back Story Into Fantastic Comic

Heavy rockers COHEED + CAMBRIA have revamped their biography for a new fantastic comic book series about the band. Although a four-piece in real life, the group - JOSHUA EPPARD, TRAVIS STEVER, MICHAEL TODD...

British Pop Stars Hit By Royalty 'Irregularities'

British artists ROBBIE WILLIAMS, BLUR, TRAVIS and TOM JONES have lost out on thousands of dollars, thanks to "significant financial irregularities" at the company that pays their royalties. The ASSOCIATION OF UNITED RECORDING ARTISTS...

Travis Star Comes To The Rescue

Scottish band TRAVIS frontman FRAN HEALY narrowly missed a gas explosion in his London home - as he acted the hero by calming down anxious neighbours. The WHY DOES IT ALWAYS RAIN ON ME?...

Travis Axe Japanese Tour

Scottish rockers TRAVIS have been forced to scrap their Japanese tour - after frontman FRAN HEALY was hospitalised with a viral infection. The WHY DOES IT ALWAYS RAIN ON ME? band were scheduled to...

Travis Hit Out Political Claims

TRAVIS frontman FRAN HEALY has hit back at claims his songs are "political" - as he sees his music as emotion-driven. The WRITING TO REACH YOU singer insists he never wanted to perceived...

Travis Star: I Thought I Was Dying Like Brian Jones

TRAVIS drummer NEIL PRIMROSE was convinced he was dying like ROLLING STONE BRIAN JONES during a horrific accident in 2002. The WHY DOES IT ALWAYS RAIN ON ME? rocker was enjoying a celebration poolside...

Mtv Boycott Threats By Top Rock Acts

LATEST: TRAVIS, THE STROKES and FRANZ FERDINAND have joined the battle against MTV EUROPE after the cable network threatened to reduce screening royalties. Independent music labels BEGGARS BANQUET, TELSTAR, MINISTRY OF SOUND, ROUGH TRADE...

Travis Star Slams His Fans

TRAVIS frontman FRAN HEALY launched a blistering attack on the band's own fans, after they pelted him with coins at a gig. The SING hitmaker asked the crowd at Wales' CARDIFF INTERNATIONAL ARENA on...

Travis Deny Drunk Claims

Rock'n'roll band TRAVIS have hit out at claims they performed the final gig on their north American tour drunk. The rumours arose after a fan posted a message on the band's website saying their...

Travis Refuse To Play Second Fiddle To Radiohead

Scottish rockers TRAVIS ditched long-term producer NIGEL GODRICH to record their new album by themselves, after he spurned them for chart rivals RADIOHEAD. The group were sick of "playing second fiddle" to the PARANOID...

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