1. ASCAP's Paul Williams Recognized with Special Honor at Ivor Novello Awards

    May 22, 2015 1:40 AM EDT Among his songwriting credits are such classics as "The Rainbow Connection," "We’ve Only Just Begun" and "Rainy Days and Mondays." ​ASCAP president Paul Williams was recognized for his songwriting achievements at the Ivor Novello Awards in London on Thursday (May…

  2. Band Aid 30’s 'Do They Know It’s Christmas' Opens at No. 1 in U.K. With Huge Sales

    November 24, 2014 4:56 AM EST Band Aid 30’s updated “Do They Know It’s Christmas” (EMI/Universal) has become the U.K.’s fastest-selling single of the year to date, selling 312,000 downloads to go straight to No. 1. Sunday's (Nov. 23) new Official Charts Company data also saw One Direction debut atop the album…

  3. Live Aid 25th Anniversary: 10 Awesome Benefit Show Performances

    July 13, 2010 3:53 PM EDT Twenty five years ago today (July 13), more than 50 artists across two continents united for the Live Aid benefit concerts, organized by UK musicians Bob Geldof and Midge Ure to aid famine relief efforts in Ethiopia. The event touched the hearts (and wallets) of fans across the globe, as an…

  4. Ultravox Reuniting For 2009 Tour

    November 07, 2008 12:00 AM EST U.K. pop/rock outfit Ultravox's 1980s lineup will reunite for a 2009 tour, marking this version of the band's first performance since Live Aid in 1985. U.K. pop/rock outfit Ultravox's 1980s lineup will reunite for a 2009 tour, marking this version of the band's first…

  5. Snow Patrol Rides Live 8 Momentum, Polishes New Tunes

    July 06, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Scottish/Irish rock act Snow Patrol is among the acts performing tonight at the last of the 10 Live 8 shows in Edinburgh, having already appeared at the London edition of the event on Saturday. Scottish/Irish rock act Snow Patrol is among the acts performing tonight (July 6) at the last of…

  6. Live 8 To Host Five Summer Shows

    May 31, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Bob Geldof's vision of a poverty-awareness music event on a grander scale than 1985's historic Live Aid was unveiled today (May 31). On July 2, London, Philadelphia, Paris, Berlin and Rome will simult Bob Geldof's vision of a poverty-awareness music event on a grander scale…

  7. Geldof Planning African Fundraising Concert

    May 26, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Bob Geldof and Midge Ure are expected on Tuesday (May 31) to confirm details of a major summer charity concert. Bob Geldof and Midge Ure are expected on Tuesday (May 31) to confirm details of a major summer charity concert. A media gathering has been arranged in London that day to announce…

  8. Stars Gather For Band Aid Remake

    November 15, 2004 12:00 AM EST Coldplay's Chris Martin, Jamelia, Ms. Dynamite, Will Young and members of the bands Busted, the Darkness and Sugababes were all part of the project, called Band Aid 20. Some of the U.K.'s biggest pop stars gathered yesterday (Nov. 14) to record a new version of the 1984 fundraising…

  9. Bono, McCartney Join Band Aid 20 Lineup

    November 04, 2004 12:00 AM EST The single will be issued Nov. 29 in the U.K. on Mercury/Universal. Further details are emerging about the forthcoming new recording of the all-star Band Aid charity single "Do They Know It's Christmas," which will be credited to Band Aid 20 in acknowledgement of the…

  10. New Band Aid Single Taking Shape

    October 22, 2004 12:00 AM EDT Initial details have been nailed down for the impending all-star recording of a "Band Aid III" charity single. Initial details have been nailed down for the impending all-star recording of a "Band Aid III" charity single. A date has not yet been set for the new recording…

  11. Rock Vets Fete Harrison On Tribute Disc

    December 11, 2002 12:00 AM EST Todd Rundgren, Kinks guitarist Dave Davies, former Rolling Stones bassist Bill Wyman, former Byrds leader Roger McGuinn, and late Who bassist John Entwistle are among the artists who have contributed Todd Rundgren, Kinks guitarist Dave Davies, former Rolling Stones bassist Bill Wyman, former…

  12. Rock Vets To Celebrate Harrison's 60th

    September 10, 2002 12:00 AM EDT In addition to a posthumous studio album from Beatles guitarist George Harrison, the coming months will bring a Harrison/Beatles tribute album under the moniker "Songs From the Material World." Accord In addition to a posthumous studio album from Beatles guitarist George Harrison,…

  13. Geldof Reemerges With 'Sex, Age & Death'

    August 22, 2002 12:00 AM EDT "I never expected five years of sh*t to end up as an album," admits a typically blunt Bob Geldof, referring to "Sex, Age & Death," his first North American release of new material since 1993's "Th "I never expected five years of sh*t to end up as an…

  14. Billboard Bits: Stuart Adamson, Robert Earl Keen, & More

    April 09, 2002 12:00 AM EDT News on Stuart Adamson, Robert Earl Keen, & More A tribute concert in memory of Stuart Adamson, the late singer/guitarist and chief songwriter of '80s rock act Big Country, will take place May 31 at Glasgow's Barrowlands, Billboard Bulletin reports. The concert will benefit two…

  15. Church, O'Connor To Play Major AIDS Benefit

    August 15, 2001 12:00 AM EDT A number of top acts are confirmed to take part in "Showtime at the Stadium," a charity concert being produced by Midge Ure, who helped stage "Live Aid" in 1985, Billboard Bulletin reports. "Showtime, A number of top acts are confirmed to take part in "Showtime…

  16. Daltrey Joins Marriott Tribute, Adds Acting Roles,

    April 12, 2001 12:00 AM EDT The Who's Roger Daltrey is the latest artist to join the Steve Marriott tribute concert, set for April 20 at London's Astoria Theatre. The show, which will commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Humb The Who's Roger Daltrey is the latest artist to join the Steve Marriott…

  17. Midge Ure Examines 'Life'

    March 27, 2001 12:00 AM EST Veteran U.K. rocker literally got the surprise of his life last week. Ure was in the middle of an interview recounting his role as the co-writer of Band Aid's 1984 anthem "Do They Know It's Christmas" Veteran U.K. rocker literally got the surprise of his life last week.…

  18. U.K. Stars On Tap For Steve Marriott Tribute

    March 07, 2001 12:00 AM EST A variety of veteran musicians, including Peter Frampton, the Sex Pistols' Glen Matlock, and progressive rocker Roger Chapman, are set to take to the stage April 20 at London's Astoria Theatre to comm A variety of veteran musicians, including Peter Frampton, the Sex Pistols'…