Bob Geldof

Why the New Band Aid Single Makes Me Feel Uneasy Too

Frances Black | Posted 21.11.2014 | 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 20.11.2014 | 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 19.11.2014 | 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?

Band Aid 30: Lost Cause?!

Edward Adoo | Posted 18.11.2014 | UK Entertainment
Edward Adoo

Okay so I am fully aware Sir Bob Geldof is doing a good cause helping to raise funds for Ebola with Band Aid 30 - 'Do They Know It's Christmas'. He has roped in some of the biggest names in pop music.

Band Aid Is Offensive

John Wight | Posted 18.11.2014 | UK Politics
John Wight

Band Aid reinforces negative stereotypes of Africa and Africans. It reflects a colonial mindset that is so deeply entrenched in Western culture that we aren't even aware it exists. The sight of a bunch of rich pop stars parading themselves as paragons of virtue and heroes is crass and eminently offensive. While it may allow them to wallow in self congratulation and positive PR, it is paternalism of the most grievous kind.... Ultimately, it is not Africa that needs to be saved, it is us. Only when we are saved from the greed and paternalism that distorts our understanding will Africa and the rest of the developing world finally begin to emerge from under the iron heel of Western hegemony.

All Four Band Aid Videos Synced Together Is Really Quite Something

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 18.11.2014 | UK Entertainment

Have you ever wanted to be serenaded by three different Bonos at once? Well, now you can. One YouTube user has synced all four Band Aid videos toge...

You'd Never Guess These Two Would Be Friends...

PA | Posted 18.11.2014 | UK

Andrew Mitchell has found an attention-grabbing character witness in his bid to convince a court - and the world - that he did not call a police offic...

Band Aid 30 Raises £1 Million In Five Minutes

The Huffington Post UK | Daniel Welsh | Posted 18.11.2014 | UK Entertainment

Sir Bob Geldof has said that he’s already thrilled with the response to the new Band Aid 30 single, claiming it has already raised £1 million after...

Caroline Frost

Band Aid: 'All These Bands Had Been Slagging Each Other Off' | Caroline Frost | Posted 17.11.2014 | UK Entertainment

Band Aid 30 goes on sale today, with Bob Geldof telling everyone, “It doesn’t matter if you don’t like it. Just buy it.” The weekend saw fa...

WATCH Bob Geldof's Sweary Sky News Interview Get Shut Down

The Huffington Post UK | Matt Bagwell | Posted 17.11.2014 | UK Entertainment

Bob Geldof's appearance on Sky News on Monday to talk about the new Band Aid 30 single was cut short after the Boomtown Rats star and campaigner repea...

Damon Talks Band Aid 30: 'There Are Problems With Our Idea Of Charity'

The Huffington Post UK | Daniel Welsh | Posted 18.11.2014 | UK Entertainment

Damon Albarn has spoken about the Band Aid 30 single, and suggested the UK's attitude towards charity may be problematic. SEE MORE: REVIEW: Band A...

Caroline Frost

REVIEW: Band Aid 30 First Listen - Is It Any Good? | Caroline Frost | Posted 17.11.2014 | UK Entertainment

Band Aid 30's version of 'Do They Know It's Christmas?' was unveiled on Sunday evening's 'X Factor' and proved that, with only 24 hours to record a so...

BandAid30: Who Should Sing The Song's Crucial First Line?

The Huffington Post UK | Caroline Frost | Posted 13.11.2014 | UK Entertainment

With the luminaries of BandAid30 preparing to assemble for the weekend recording of the anniversary single, we're pondering who'll be singing what, sp...

The Start of My Journey Into Space

Milena Milićević | Posted 13.11.2014 | UK Tech
Milena Milićević

I wanted to learn as much as possible so I sought an interview with Mark to understand his motivations behind the offer of such a fantastic opportunity and learn more about how I could be in with a chance. Following a warm introduction and a chat, I wanted to know about the journey.

Win A Seat Inside The #BandAid30 Studio!

The Huffington Post UK | Caroline Frost | Posted 12.11.2014 | UK Entertainment

Remember that video when various 1980s pop stars turned up one Sunday morning to a music studio in Notting Hill, all trainers, hairspray and rolled up...

Rachel McGrath

Bob Geldof Confirms Band Aid 30 Line-Up | Rachel McGrath | Posted 10.11.2014 | UK Entertainment

Bob Geldof and Midge Ure have confirmed their plans to record Band Aid 30, with all proceeds going towards efforts to stop the spread of Ebola in West...

Are 1D The First Act To Sign Up To Band Aid 30?

The Huffington Post UK | Daniel Welsh | Posted 07.11.2014 | UK Entertainment

One Direction are the first act to sign up to appear on the new version of Band Aid’s hit ‘Do They Know It’s Christmas?’, according to The Sun...

Is Band Aid 30 On The Way?

The Huffington Post UK | Caroline Frost | Posted 01.11.2014 | UK Entertainment

Rumours are rife that Sir Bob Geldof is planning a 30th-anniversary celebration of Band Aid. The Sun reports that the Irish musician and campaigne...

Ebola Is Spreading Because We Don't Care About Poor People, Says Geldof

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 16.10.2014 | UK

Sir Bob Geldof has hit out at the drastic gulf in resources, wealth and medical capabilities when it comes to tackling Ebola in west Africa and in the...

Geldof 'Blames Himself' For Death Of Peaches

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.10.2014 | UK Entertainment

Sir Bob Geldof has said he "blames himself" for the death of his daughter Peaches, who died of a heroin overdose earlier this year. The Boomtown Rats ...

Thirty Years Ago, a News Video Shocked the World - Here's What We Learned About Famine Since Then

Hans Zomer | Posted 13.10.2014 | UK
Hans Zomer

On 23 October, it will be exactly 30 years since a BBC report alerted the world to a famine in Ethiopia. Michael Buerk's harrowing reports for BBC...

This Is What Happened When Passport Control Was Set Up At The Scottish Border

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.09.2014 | UK

After Ed Milliband told Scottish First Minster Alex Salmond that border guards and passport checks may be needed if Scotland decides to go it alone, a...

Scots Are *Very* Unimpressed By Irishman Geldof's Thoughts On Indyref

The Huffington Post UK | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 16.09.2014 | UK

Celebrities (not from Scotland) including Bob Geldof have faced a furious backlash after urging Scottish voters not to break up the UK "family" at a L...

Fifi Geldof Reveals Depression Battle, And Why She's Never Told Dad Bob

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 31.08.2014 | UK Entertainment

Fifi Geldof has given her first ever interview, revealing that she has battled depression since she was 11 years old, but has never told her father Bo...

Bob Speaks For The First Time Since Peaches' Death

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.07.2014 | UK Entertainment

Sir Bob Geldof has given his first television interview since the death of his daughter Peaches Geldof, who died in April 2014. The Boomtown Rats ...