Belfast Telegraph

Geldof denies Ebola aid single

Sir Bob Geldof has denied he is considering releasing a new charity single to help the fight against Ebola.

The Band Aid star was said to be speaking to artists, including Adele, Ed Sheeran and Sam Smith, for a new version of Do They Know It's Christmas?.

The new release, to coincide with the 30th anniversary of the original song, would benefit organisations helping to battle the Ebola epidemic in Africa, reported The Sun.

But the Boomtown Rats frontman told the Daily Star: "I don't have a new project. I have nothing going on at all."

Written by Sir Bob and Midge Ure, Do They Know It's Christmas? was performed by charity super group Band Aid and featured Bono, George Michael, Duran Duran and Boy George, among others. The original song topped the UK charts in 1984, with all profits helping those affected by famine in Ethiopia.

Two new versions of the single were released in 1989 and 2004.


From Belfast Telegraph