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Former Boomtown Rats Bandmates Battle Over 1979 Hit

John Moylett, aka Johnnie Fingers, claims he wrote the music and some of the lyrics for the 1979 song but was pressured into not taking credit at the time, reports The Irish Mail...

Fans Walk Out Of Festival Over Bob Geldof's Expletive-ridden Rant

The 64-year-old rocker was joined by his band the Boomtown Rats as they headlined the Brentwood Festival in Brentwood last weekend (16-17Jul16).The group is most famous for its song I Don't Like Mondays, but Bob's...

Bob Geldof Considered Suicide After Peaches' Death

The Boomtown Rats frontman was left devastated in April, 2014 when 25-year-old socialite Peaches was found dead at her home in Kent, England after suffering a heroin overdose.In a new interview, Bob, 64, has revealed...

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's Christmas Plans

Bob Geldof will spend Christmas with his family.The Boomtown Rats singer - who lost his daughter, Peaches Geldof, in April this year to a heroin overdose when she was just 25-years-old - has revealed that...

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 Urges Re-buy Of Band Aid

Bob Geldof has urged people to delete and re-download the Band Aid 30 single.The Boomtown Rats frontman is pleased 'Do They Know It's Christmas Time?' single - which is raising money to fight Ebola in...

Boomtown Rats Reunion Almost Collapsed At First Base

Rocker Bob Geldof's big reunion with The Boomtown Rats almost ended before it began as they were abysmal in their first rehearsal.The I Don't Like Mondays hitmakers split in 1986 and decided to reunite last...

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...

Syringe Used By Peaches Geldof Found In Drawer

A syringe used by Peaches Geldof to inject heroin before she died was found in a drawer at her home. The needle was discovered by police who searched the late socialite's house in Wrotham, Kent,...

Midge Ure Wrote Candid Letter To Bob Geldof After Peaches' Death

Midge Ure wrote an emotional letter to his longtime friend Bob Geldof following the death of the Boomtown Rats star's daughter Peaches.The socialite was found dead at her home in Kent, England in April (14),...

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 To Hit The Road After Festival Comeback

The Boomtown Rats played a triumphant comeback show at Britain's Isle of Wight Festival on Sunday (16Jun13) before announcing they will tour the U.K. to promote a new 'best of' album.Bob Geldof's band played its...

Bob Geldof Regrets Failing To Spot Young Jon Bon Jovi

Bob Geldof regrets failing to spot the talent of Jon Bon Jovi before he shot to fame because the rocker once tried to sell songs to The Boomtown Rats star while working as a janitor.The...

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...

Bob Geldof Dieting Ahead Of Boomtown Rats Comeback

Bob Geldof has adopted a strict "low-carb" diet to get in shape ahead of The Boomtown Rats' upcoming comeback.The I Don't Like Mondays hitmakers will reunite for the first time in 26 years to play...

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...

Peaches Geldof Feels Old

Peaches Geldof has confessed she feels older than her years.The 23-year-old - who gave birth to her first child Astala in April - believes the lack of sleep and demands of being a mum have...

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 Geldolf Is 'Besotted' With New Grandson

Bob Geldolf is ''besotted'' with his new grandson, his daughter Peaches has revealed.The 23-year-old star - whose mother is the late Paula Yates - says her father just can't get enough of two-month-old Astala and...

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 Gives Birth

Peaches Geldof has become a mother for the first time.The 23-year-old star and her fiance, rocker Thomas Cohen, became parents to a baby boy - who they had previously announced they planned to name Astala...

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