Bob Geldof Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets


17th November 2014

Quote: "I didn't call Adele at all because I don't have her number. There is no snub... It's nonsense. Complete nonsense." Bob Geldof denies reports suggesting Adele ignored his calls when he attempted to recruit the singer for his new Live Aid single.


20th October 2014

Quote: "It comes and goes. Plane rides don't help, because you're on your own. I travel with my mate, who's my agent, and we play Scrabble, but in between choosing the words, you're left there, with it. So usually I try to write or read. Anything. But even then, it will assail you. And it is an assault." Bob Geldof is still in pieces over the death of his daughter Peaches, who passed away from a heroin overdose in April (14).


29th September 2014

Fact: Bob Geldof and his Boomtown Rats performed their first U.S. show in quarter of a century on Friday night (26Feb14). The I Don't Like Mondays hitmakers hit the stage at New York City's Terminal 5 for their Big Session gig. The band, which split in the mid-1980s, also performed in Boston, Massachusetts on Sunday night (27Sep14).


10th September 2013

Quote: "I'm not comfortable being me. There's this constant agitation in my head and my stomach that's always there. I can't shake it off. There's the pop singer part of me and the business part, and the guy who gives all these talks part. And sometimes you just want to say, 'F**k off' to it all." Live Aid hero Sir Bob Geldof is tiring of fame.


8th May 2012

Quote: "I wanted to call him Leonard Cohen. He's a fantastic little chap. He is cute and they're really good parents. So that is great." Rocker Bob Geldof wanted his grandson to be named after the Canadian singer but his daughter Peaches christened the newborn Astala after giving birth last month (Apr12).


3rd April 2012

Fact: Pregnant socialite Peaches Geldof is planning to name her unborn son Astala. The daughter of rock veteran Bob Geldof is due to give birth to her first child with fiance Thomas Cohen on 24 April (12). If the baby arrives on time, he'll share a birthday with Geldof's late mother Paula Yates.


20th February 2012

Quote: "He's happy there is going to be a boy in the family. There will finally be an heir to the throne of Geldof." Bob Geldof, dad to four girls, is delighted daughter Peaches is expecting a baby boy, according to the socialite.


13th December 2011

Quote: "It's such a strange, adult territory. They nearly didn't let me have it - maybe it's because they recognised me." Bob Geldof's newly engaged daughter Peaches has purchased a house in East London to share with her rocker fiance, Thomas Cohen.


30th September 2011

Fact: Bob Geldof will mark reaching 60 next week (05Oct11) by throwing a joint birthday party with daughter Pixie, who turned 21 earlier this month (Sep11). The dual celebration will take place at a private residence in Kent, south-east England on Saturday (01Oct11), according to Britain's Daily Telegraph.


6th August 2011

Quote: "I thought Amy was coming out the other side - it's just so sad. The stars that burn the brightest fade out the quickest. Drugs are a destructive thing. I feel blessed that I'm away from that time of my life." Bob Geldof's wildchild daughter Peaches was devastated by Amy Winehouse's tragic death last month (Jul11).


12th April 2011

Quote: "What Morrissey has to say about anything is redundant – he's a bit like me, in that he says things for effect." Bob Geldof was unfazed by the rocker's criticism about his Band Aid fundraiser.


10th February 2011

Quote: "You endlessly worry about the children, that doesn't stop. Even as you get older, you worry about relationships, where are they living now. God, I worry about them perennially." Irish rocker Bob Geldof always has his four daughters on his mind.


28th January 2011

Quote: "People see me as this angry man but I don't mean to be. When I am listening to people, I tend to scowl and that's why I look angry. I don't like rudeness - it's c**p and disrespectful and I really don't mean to come across like that." Irish rocker Bob Geldof insists he's a happy person.


13th January 2011

Fact: Rocker Bob Geldof will be the keynote speaker and showcase performer at the upcoming South by Southwest (SXSW) music festival in Austin, Texas in March (11) as the event celebrates its 25th anniversary.


29th July 2010

Fact: Rocker Bob Geldof is releasing his first album in 10 years. How To Compose Popular Songs That Will Sell is due to hit stores in October (10).


29th May 2010

Quote: "I'm writing a book of short stories for children. The stories aren't like Roald Dahl, though - more like Bret Easton Ellis." Bob Geldof's wildchild daughter Peaches Geldof is working on her first book.


1st September 2009

Fact: Bob Geldof's daughter Peaches has landed a job as a television host - she will work as a roving reporter at New York's fashion week later this month (Sept09) for British news show GMTV.


18th May 2009

Quote: "Paris is thick and sometimes looks like a transvestite, even though she's better looking than me. Also, she's a socialite and I'm not." Bob Geldof's daughter Peaches insists she couldn't be more different from Paris Hilton.


21st April 2009

Fact: Bob Geldof's daughter Peaches is set to follow in her dad's footsteps - she's formed new band KISS AND MAKEUP. It's the second group the 20 year old has been involved with, having previously been a member of THIS TAWDRY AFFAIR.


24th December 2008

Quote: "I have always had happy memories of idyllic Christmases with my parents, spent at my father's house. And then after their divorce, with my mother as well, which were always really nice." Bob Geldof's daughter Peaches - whose mother was late star Paula Yates - on her festive memories.


24th December 2008

Quote: "She was a tough old bird who was often a complete pain to be with and she annoyed all the authorities and was hard on her nuns." SIR Bob Geldof is not a fan of MOTHER TERESA.


24th December 2008

Quote: "He's not a show pony." Bob Geldof's daughter Peaches on refusing to be photographed with her new husband MAX DRUMMEY.


24th December 2008

Quote: "He may be a great advocate of peace, but in real life he is not at all - he is very argumentative." Former Boomtown Rats singer SIR Bob Geldof has seen another side to the Dalai Lama.


21st November 2008

Quote: "Vivienne Westwood once told me that people who aren't creative or have no love for art don't dress up, I asked her why people should and she replied simply, 'Because it's fun'." SIR Bob Geldof's daughter Peaches follows the fashion rules set by iconic punk designer VIVIENNE WESTWOOD.


3rd November 2008

Fact: Rocker-turned-campaigner Bob Geldof and actress Goldie Hawn have been honoured by the United Nations for their work with needy children in Cologne, Germany.


2nd November 2008

Fact: The Chronicles Of Narnia: Prince Caspian star BEN BARNES has come third in Tatler magazine's top 10 society singletons in the U.K. Bob Geldof's 18-year-old model daughter PIXIE landed fourth place, while singer James Blunt was named in eighth place.


28th August 2008

Quote: "When Michael Jackson sings, it's with the voice of angels, and when his feet move you can see God dancing." Bob Geldof speaks of his admiration for Michael Jackson on the eve of the King of Pop's 50th birthday.


26th February 2008

Quote: "Obviously, I am more beautiful and glamorous than her... and five times more powerful." Live Aid founder SIR Bob Geldof insists he's superior to U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice in every way.


8th October 2007

Quote: "I can't deny that having famous parents has opened doors for me but there's a lot of grief that comes with fame by association, too." Peaches Geldof comments on what it's like being the daughter of Bob Geldof and the late Paula Yates.


15th March 2007

Fact: Bob Geldof's daughter Peaches has reportedly been offered GBP250,000 ($487,500) to pose topless for a British men's magazine.


8th March 2007

Quote: "Paris is thick and sometimes looks like a transvestite, even though she's better looking than me. Also, she's a socialite and I'm not." SIR Bob Geldof's partyloving daughter Peaches believes she is nothing like Paris Hilton.


28th February 2007

Quote: "I really liked it - and the bum was good. No - the bum was great." SIR Bob Geldof's daughter PIXIE appreciated more than just Daniel Radcliffe's performance in his new play Equus.


14th February 2007

Quote: "We're finally up there with Eurythmics, Sting and Bob Geldof. So I'm not really sure that congratulations are in order." Oasis rocker Noel Gallagher isn't too impressed by his band's Brit Award for Outstanding Contribution to Music... or the gong's previous winners.


5th January 2007

Fact: Campaigning rocker Bob Geldof is to receive an honorary doctorate from Newcastle University in England in recognition of his charity work with Make Poverty History.


22nd August 2006

Quote: "It seems I am either some kind of temptation, a conquest, a trophy; or something to be laughed at, someone utterly brain dead, pointless, ridiculous." SIR Bob Geldof's daughter Peaches contemplates unwanted scrutiny in a website rant.


11th July 2006

Quote: "Is it fair to be a DOMINIC, an ETHEL or an AGNES?" SIR Bob Geldof discusses whether it is was fair to call his daughters Peaches, FIFI TRIXIBELLE and PIXIE.


10th July 2006

Quote: "It's a profoundly correct intellectual analysis." SIR Bob Geldof reviews Jarvis Cocker's controversial new track C**TS ARE RULING THE WORLD.


15th February 2006

Fact: <p>SIR Bob Geldof has written a short story about a couple who die from a cocaine overdose for charity Book Aid International. </p>


15th February 2006

Fact: <p>SIR Bob Geldof has written a short story about a couple who die from a cocaine overdose for charity Book Aid International. </p>


29th December 2005

Fact: <p>Live 8 organisers SIR Bob Geldof and HARVEY GOLDSMITH are to be honoured jointly with the Personality of The Year honour at the annual Midem music conference next month (JAN06). </p>


20th November 2005

Fact: <p>Bob Geldof called on famed pop artist PETER BLAKE to revisit the SGT PEPPER'S LONELY HEARTS CLUB BAND design he created for the Beatles and dress up the G8 Summit leaders as hippies for the cover of limited edition LIVE 8 DVDs. </p>


18th November 2005

Quote: <p>"I gave it to (TONY) BLAIR last week. Blair was in this really crap rock band called THE UGLY RUMOURS and I pointed out to him this will probably be the only time he'll ever be on a rock 'n' roll DVD." SIR Bob Geldof on his decision to put the British Prime Minister among the world leaders on the cover of a special edition of the LIVE 8 DVD. </p>


13th November 2005

Quote: <p>"I'm named after a fruit. That doesn't make sense at all." SIR Bob Geldof's daughter Peaches is bemused by her edible moniker. </p>


26th October 2005

Quote: <p>"I'm the only person who got a knighthood for saying f**k" Live Aid organiser SIR Bob Geldof jokes about his foul-mouthed pleas for money during the 1985 charity event. </p>


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