SIR Bob Geldof is being sued by his former Boomtown Rats bandmates, over millions of pounds worth of unpaid royalties.

The former members of the Irish punk outfit, guitarists GERRY COTT and GARRICK ROBERTS, pianist JOHN MOYLETT and drummer SIMON CROWE claim they are owed payments dating back to the 1970s.

The chart-topping RAT TRAP rockers released a statement yesterday (13JUN05) saying: "We jointly confirm that with the utmost regret we are pressing ahead with our claims against Bob Geldof and others for our rightful entitlement to a proper share of recording, publishing and merchandising income."

14/06/2005 13:51