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The Boomtown Rats Release Citizens Of Boomtown Outtakes Ep

The Boomtown Rats have released an EP of outtakes from their acclaimed album 'Citizens of Boomtown'.Bob Geldof's iconic punk rock band - also comprising Pete Briquette on bass, Simon Crowe on drums and Garry Roberts...

Bob Geldof Says Daughter Peaches Was 'Too Clever For Her Own Good'

Bob Geldof thinks his daughter Peaches was ''too clever for her own good''.The model died of a heroin overdose in April 2014, at the age of 25, and Bob admits it's still ''impossible'' for him...

Bob Geldof Slams Snowflakes Who Slam Band Aid Single As Culturally Inappropriate

Bob Geldof has blasted the snowflakes who moan about his Band Aid hit 'Do They Know It's Christmas?' making celebrities out to be ''white saviours''.The Boomtown Rats frontman brought together the biggest names in music...

Upcoming Releases: What To Look Forward To In March 2020

March could either be one of the most exciting months of the year, or one of the most disappointing as we see some long-awaited comebacks (The Boomtown Rats, Pearl Jam), some quirky debuts (Conan Gray,...

Bianca Jagger Condemns Bob Geldof For Refugee Offer

Last month (Aug15), the Boomtown Rats star declared he was prepared to shelter three families at his homes in London and in Kent, England and he has since criticised the U.K. government's offer...

Bob Geldof Offers To Take In Refugees

The Boomtown Rats star has declared politicians need to do more to help those caught up in the humanitarian disaster on the continent as thousands of refugees fleeing conflict zones have become stranded,...

Bob Geldof Cancels Solo Gigs After Low Ticket Sales

The Boomtown Rats frontman was due to play 800-capacity venues in England and Wales next month (Sept15) but fewer than half the seats sold, report editors at The Sun newspaper. According to...

Daisy Lowe Still Speaks To Peaches Geldof

Daisy Lowe has kept ''talking'' to Peaches Geldof since her death last year and is sure she has seen her.The 26-year-old model still misses her close friend Peaches, who tragically died of a heroin overdose...

Bob Geldof Marries

Bob Geldof has got married.The 63-year-old rocker and long-term partner Jeanne Marine, 49, were watched by close family members as they tied the knot at an intimate ceremony in the Rayol Canadel Sur Mer in...

Bob Geldof's Meaningful Wedding Venue

Bob Geldof is to wed in the church which held the funeral for his late daughter.The Boomtown Rats star is set to marry his fiancée Jeanne Marine in a ''small, low-key affair'' at the church...

Bob Geldof's Property Burgled

Thieves broke into a shed at the Boomtown Rats frontman's home in Kent, England on Saturday (04Apr15) and stole gardening equipment and a chainsaw. A Kent Police spokesman tells Canterburytimes.co.uk, "We were...

Bob Geldof 'Banned' Paul Mccartney

Bob Geldof ''banned'' Paul McCartney from performing on the new Band Aid track.Stars including One Direction, Ed Sheeran and U2's Bono were handpicked by Bob to sing on the latest version of 'Do They Know...

Bob Geldof Blames Himself For Peaches' Death

Bob Geldof ''blames himself'' for his daughter Peaches' death.The Boomtown Rats frontman was left devastated in March when the 25-year-old star died from a heroin overdose and he admits her passing makes him feel like...

Bob Geldof's Boomtown Rats To Play Pub Charity Gig

Veteran rocker Bob Geldof is to perform with The Boomtown Rats at a tiny pub venue in England as part of an annual cancer charity fundraiser.The Rock Against Cancer event was launched two years ago...

Boomtown Rats Reunite At Secret U.k. Gig

Bob Geldof's The Boomtown Rats thrilled fans last week (07Jun13) when they reunited for the first time in 26 years to play a secret gig at an English pub.The I Don't Like Mondays hitmakers performed...

Boomtown Rats Reunion Tour Stumbles In Australia

Bob Geldof's Boomtown Rats reunion tour has hit a stumbling block - music fans in Australia don't seem to be interested.A string of shows planned for next month (May13) have been cancelled due to poor...

Isle Of White Festival Line Up Sees The Boomtown Rats Reunite

Bob Geldof's band, The Boomtown Rats will reform to perform at The Isle of White festival, The Guardian understands. It will be the first time they've played together since 1986."Playing again with the Rats and...

The Boomtown Rats Reuniting For U.k. Festival

The Boomtown Rats are reuniting after 26 years to play at a U.K. festival in June (13).The I Don't Like Mondays hitmakers will perform on the main stage at the Isle Of Wight Festival on...

Bob Geldof Gatecrashed Indian Wedding

Bob Geldof went incognito as he crashed a couple's wedding celebration in India - and was stunned when a guest sang Boomtown Rats hit I Don'T Like Mondays.The 60 year old was on a trip...

Bob Geldof Can't Pronounce Grandson's Name

Peaches Geldof's father ''doesn't know'' how to pronounce her son's name.Boomtown Rats frontman Bob Geldof admits he is unhappy with the moniker his 23-year-old daughter and her partner Tom Cohen chose for their baby, Astala...

Peaches Geldof Accused Of Shoplifting

Peaches Geldof has been accused of shoplifting. The 21-year-old socialite was shopping in Camden Stables, in north London, when she allegedly took a £70 dress off a hanger in the Vintage King boutique and ran...

Bob Geldof Blasts Christmas Single

Bob Geldof has blasted charity single 'Do They Know It's Christmas?' as one of the "worst songs ever".The former Boomtown Rats singer and charity campaigner co-wrote the festive staple - which was recorded by a...

Michael Hutchence's Mother Dies

Late INXS frontman Michael Hutchence's mother has died.Patricia Glassop passed away at her home in Queensland, Australia, yesterday (22.09.10) at the age of 84.Hutchence's brother Rhett Hutchence announced his mother's death in an internet post,...

Geldof The Reluctant Star Of Pink Floyd Movie

SIR BOB GELDOF wanted to turn down the lead role in PINK FLOYD movie THE WALL, because he "f**king hates Pink Floyd". The former BOOMTOWN RAT went on to play PINK in the 1982...

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