BOB GELDOF: Planning Another Band-Aid Recording?
U.K. tabloids are abuzz with quotes from “sources” who say he’s been contacting other artists — Ebola would be the cause.
With the 30th anniversary of Band-Aid‘s “Do They Know It’s Christrmas” fast approaching, the U.K. tabloids are abuzz with quotes from “sources” saying that Bob Geldof has been feeling out artists for what would be the third updating of charity single.
The Sun reports that Geldof’s target this time around would be the Ebola crisis in West Africa and that he “casually” began contacting people early last month about an unnamed project, speculated to be another Band-Aid recording.
Another British tabloid, the Daily Star, reported that Geldof was “tight-lipped about the rumours yesterday, saying ‘I don’t have a new project…I have nothing going on at all.’” However, they followed that by saying “sources close to the Boomtown Rats frontman insisted he was in the early stages of planning something.”
“Do They Know It’s Christmas” was released November 29th, 1984 and became the fastest-selling single of all time in the U.K., selling a million copies in the first week alone. It was remade in 1989 and, with Paul McCartney and Radiohead‘s Thom Yorke among the musicians on the backing track, again in 2004.