Bob Geldof

Bob Geldof Says Brexiters 'Must Be On Crystal Meth' In Latest Political Intervention

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 01.12.2016 | UK

Bob Geldof has said Brexiters “must be on crystal meth”, in his latest strident political intervention, this time in the Richmond Park by-election...

My Supergroup Summer For The BBC

Jamie Stangroom | Posted 30.09.2016 | UK Comedy
Jamie Stangroom

2016 has been a dark year for music. We've lost David Bowie, Frank Sinatra's son, Frank, and the artist formerly known as alive, Prince. But God doesn't murder a rockstar without opening a window, and this summer I stepped into the musical void for BBC Get Playing.

Festival Fans Unimpressed After Bob Geldof Accuses Them Of Wearing Primark

The Huffington Post | Matt Bagwell | Posted 21.07.2016 | UK Entertainment

Bob Geldof might be edging towards official pension age but that punk spirit is still very much alive and kicking in the Boomtown Rats’ frontman. Th...

Farage's Thames Showboating Proves How Little He Really Cares For Those He Represents

Ian Middleton | Posted 17.06.2017 | UK Politics
Ian Middleton

A vote to leave on June 23rd will certainly float Farage's showboat to Westminster, but it's equally likely to leave the of rest us up the creek without a paddle.

This Is Why Young People Are Sick of British Politics

Danny Angove | Posted 17.06.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Danny Angove

If I had a pound for every time a friend told me that 'politicians never listen to people like us', then I'd be a very rich man. I can't blame my friends for thinking like that, because there's a part of me that thinks it's true. I mean, how can I defend these 'old white men shouting at each other', when they've given me little to no evidence that they actually care about the opinions of young people? It's time for the politicians of this country to wake up and acknowledge that the voices of young people matter. Then - and only then - will we start to listen to them.

Sir Bob Geldof's Class Sunk Without Trace in Battle of the Thames

Owen Bennett | Posted 16.06.2017 | UK Politics
Owen Bennett

We are, of course, a sea-faring nation, so perhaps it was apt that the EU referendum campaign took to the water today. Apt, but still bizarre. Very bizarre, as the two rival campaigns decided to duke it out on the River Thames...

The Remain And Leave Campaigns Are Genuinely Having A Naval Battle On The Thames

The Huffington Post | Ryan Barrell | Posted 15.06.2016 | UK Comedy

Events in central London on Wednesday proved exactly how far we've set ourselves back with the EU referendum - a flotilla of Brexiteers sailed down th...

Bob Geldof Reveals He Contemplated Suicide After Peaches' Death

The Huffington Post | Ashley Percival | Posted 28.03.2016 | UK Entertainment

Sir Bob Geldof has spoken candidly of how he contemplated suicide following the death of his daughter Peaches. The singer has admitted he struggled t...

15 Photos From The '96 Brits Guaranteed To Give You A Nostalgia Kick

The Huffington Post UK | Daniel Welsh | Posted 24.02.2016 | UK Entertainment

The Brit Awards are back for another year, and with so many iconic music industry moments taking place at ceremonies past, it feels like the perfect o...

Bob Geldof 'Half-Expected Peaches To Die'

The Huffington Post UK | Caroline Frost | Posted 30.11.2015 | UK Entertainment

Bob Geldof has opened up on the grief he feels for his late daughter Peaches, explaining he had "half-expected her to die". The musician and activ...

One Young World 2015 - The Stakes Have Been Raised

Charlie Oliver | Posted 19.11.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Charlie Oliver

As a gathering of 196 countries, we are well placed to use our network for good and take the lead in engaging our peer group and finding sustainable solutions. Our world needs leadership in the face of this adversity. I believe the One Young World network can play a major role in delivering this...

Bob Geldof Tells Millennials They Are To Blame For Bloodshed Around The World

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley and Lucy Sherriff | Posted 20.11.2015 | UK Universities & Education

Sir Bob Geldof has delivered a passionate speech in an address to millennials, warning of the imminence of another World War and informing young peopl...

Bob Geldof Offers To 'Immediately' Open His Home To Four Refugee Families

The Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 04.09.2015 | UK

Sir Bob Geldof has offered to open his home to four families after voicing his dismay at the migrant and refugee crisis in Europe. The Boomtown Ra...

Live Aid: 30 Years Ago Today... The 10 Most Unforgettable Moments

The Huffington Post UK | Caroline Frost | Posted 13.07.2015 | UK Entertainment

30 years ago today... Bob Geldof summoned his most elite of pop troops and changed the nature of charity gigs forever. With Live Aid, the help of ...

Has Bob Geldof Married His Longtime Love?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.04.2015 | UK Entertainment

The word on the street is that Bob Geldof has married his partner of 19 years, Jeanne Marine, in a small ceremony in Rayol Canadel Sur Mer in the Sout...

Bob Geldof Has A Message For All Those Critics Of The New Band Aid Single...

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 09.12.2014 | UK Entertainment

Sir Bob Geldof has issued a special message to everyone who criticised the lyrics of the new Band Aid 30 single – “fuck off”. The new versio...

Band Aid, Culture and the White Saviour Complex

Alexander Leivesley | Posted 06.02.2015 | UK
Alexander Leivesley

When self-congratulating do-gooder Bob Geldof announced in November that super group Band Aid was getting back together to release a single to raise money for the fight against Ebola in West Africa, the response from most was a collective shrug. And rightly so...

Russell Brand Re-Branded

Aaron Vallely | Posted 02.02.2015 | UK Politics
Aaron Vallely

Brand has not all the answers, nor does he claim to, but he has heart, sense, influence, and energy. Brand has re-Branded himself, and now he is re-Branding politics and activism, then selling it to young people so they will understand better that their society and its future is in their hands

30 Years Ago Today... Band Aid Remembered With These Rare, Vintage Pics

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.11.2014 | UK Entertainment

This week it's all kicking off for Band Aid 30 - Bob Geldof planning a few more versions because what he heard in the studio was so impressive, Emeli ...

Did Daft Punk Turn Down Band Aid 30?

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel McGrath | Posted 25.11.2014 | UK Entertainment

Band Aid 30 may have topped the UK Singles Chart - and raised millions of pounds for charity in the process - however, it hasn’t all been smooth-sai...

Bandaid: If This Is Modern Britain At Its Best, I'm Afraid There's Little Hope

Byron Dean | Posted 22.01.2015 | UK Entertainment
Byron Dean

certainly admit that celebrity activists and good-natured donators alike are doing more to help the impoverished and diseased in the short-term than are cynical philosophers. Yet the maverick in me cannot help but condemn the whole affair.

'A Whole New Band Aid Song Is Required'

The Huffington Post UK | Daniel Welsh | Posted 23.11.2014 | UK Entertainment

Emeli Sandé has criticised the new Band Aid 30 single, claiming she thinks Sir Bob Geldof should have used a “whole new song” to raise money to f...

Why the New Band Aid Single Makes Me Feel Uneasy Too

Frances Black | Posted 20.01.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Frances Black

Anything that raises money for charity is great, and I am fully behind sending relief money to help the Ebola crisis that is happening in West Africa. Nevertheless, like many others, aspects of the new Band Aid 30 single make me feel uncomfortable with regards to its portrayal of West Africa and West Africans.

Bob Geldof and Adele - Why Charity Needs to Start at Home

Neil Gibb | Posted 19.01.2015 | UK Entertainment
Neil Gibb

Adele was brought up by a single mum who struggled for money but provided her daughter with a stable and loving home. That Adele is now wanting to do the same should be supported and applauded, not attacked as a sign of selfishness. It is the egotistical rock star who wants to play God that is selfish.

Bob Geldof's African Complex

Ronnie Joice | Posted 18.01.2015 | UK Entertainment
Ronnie Joice

Here's a wild thought: Could Bob Geldof turn out to become one of Africa's worst enemies despite his original masterstroke of giving a platform to ageing rockers, publicity-hungry pop stars and dubious has-been singers to help promote their all-conquering charitable efforts?