Organisation: Boomtown Rats
A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
Activist and rock star Bob Gelof was awarded an honorary doctorate at Trinity College earlier today.
Fri, 23 Jun, 2017
Fri, 30 Dec, 2016
Michael Hickey shows us around his twin turbo DeLorean DMC 12.
Sat, 24 Oct, 2015
Fri, 16 Oct, 2015
Oh Danny, we wonder what Mary has to say about this?
Fri, 25 Sep, 2015
Pop priestess Grace Jones, dance veterans Underworld, and student disco icons Belle and Sebastian were among the highlights as the Electric Picnic music festival began at Stradbally, Co Laois, Friday night.
Sun, 06 Sep, 2015
London-based Niall O’Flaherty, 44, is lead singer with the Sultans of Ping. The Cork band will play at the Jerry Fish Electric Sideshow at the Electric Picnic this weekend.
Thu, 03 Sep, 2015
Bob Geldof enlisted Carla Bruni to write a French version of Band Aid 30.
Sun, 30 Nov, 2014
Bob Geldof has announced the worst kept secret in the world — the re-convening of Band Aid with acts such as One Direction, Sam Smith and Chris Martin.
Tue, 11 Nov, 2014
A staple of the Christmas jukebox will be given another festive makeover, when stars from the music world collaborate for the 30th anniversary of Band Aid.
Mon, 10 Nov, 2014
Bob Geldof hates being alone following the death of his daughter Peaches earlier this year.
Sat, 18 Oct, 2014
A full inquest into the death of Peaches Geldof, who was found slumped dead on a bed at home after taking heroin, will take place today.
Wed, 23 Jul, 2014
Peaches Geldof described heroin as "such a bleak drug" in what is thought to have been her last ever interview.
Sat, 21 Jun, 2014
The body of Peaches Geldof has been released to her family to allow funeral arrangements to be made.
Thu, 10 Apr, 2014
Bob Geldof is going into space as a passenger on a commercial flight.
Wed, 11 Sep, 2013
Sir Bob Geldof said that he is "really excited" to become the first Irishman to go into space.
Tue, 10 Sep, 2013
Bob Geldof will cement his position as Britain’s most treasured Irish export when he is awarded the ‘Freedom of the City of London’ next week.
Mon, 09 Sep, 2013
MUSIC NEWS: Cillian Murphy has made his directorial debut with a music video for Manchester band Money.
Fri, 05 Jul, 2013
U2 frontman Bono will lend his voice to the fundraising campaign for the medical bills of Aslan singer Christy Dignam — even though he will be in New York.
Mon, 17 Jun, 2013
Among the acts playing Live at the Marquee 2013 in Cork are, clockwise from left: Elton John, Elvis Costello, Sting and ZZ Top.
Fri, 22 Mar, 2013
When Cork’s Live at the Marquee festival started nine years ago its chances of reaching a decade were slight to say the least, not because it wasn’t good but because music festivals tend to have a short life-span.
Tue, 05 Mar, 2013
Boomtown Rats singer Bob Geldof is bringing the band back to Cork, and feels their music deserves more respect, writes
Sat, 23 Feb, 2013
MUSIC NEWS: David Bowie (inset) caused quite a stir with his recent release of a single on his 66th birthday, and over the next few weeks we’ll get a proper chance to see if the Brixton boy still has some talent, or whether he should just make the most of his free travel pass.
Fri, 22 Feb, 2013
The Boomtown Rats have reformed and are coming to Cork!
Fri, 15 Feb, 2013
Bob Geldof is to be reunited with the Boomtown Rats for the first time in more than 25 years at a UK festival this summer.
Tue, 29 Jan, 2013
Arthur’s Day promises top-class pub gigs. Tanya Sweeney recalls some great stories from Irish pubs
Wed, 26 Sep, 2012
Bob Geldof "doesn't know" how to pronounce his grandson's name.
Tue, 08 May, 2012
Human rights activist and musician Bob Geldof has revealed the only thing that kept him from the brink of suicide was his children.
Sun, 26 Jun, 2011
MUSIC promoter Peter Aiken has defied the recession and is set to rock the banks of the Lee for the next five weeks.
Sat, 11 Jun, 2011
CHOIR singing and the Boomtown Rats rarely go hand in hand, but the son of one of the band members is set to sing for the royal couple in Westminster Abbey today.
Fri, 29 Apr, 2011
Florence And The Machine are to start record their album in "April or May".
Fri, 18 Feb, 2011
Bob Geldof has blasted charity single ‘Do They Know It’s Christmas?’ as one of the “worst songs ever”.
Mon, 29 Nov, 2010
The 21-year-old British star Peaches Geldof – who wed US musician Max Drummey in August 2008, before divorcing him just seven months later – will reportedly tie the knot with movie director Eli Roth in a New York rooftop ceremony in January.
Fri, 30 Jul, 2010
MUSIC lovers could soon get unlimited downloads of music on to their mobile phones after manufacturer Nokia struck a deal with major record label Universal.
Sat, 22 Mar, 2008
Bob Geldof was left shocked and shaken after a motorcyclist crashed into his car - but is relived the biker escaped without serious injuries.
Fri, 27 Jul, 2007
FAMED by a certain generation of Dubliners as one of the city’s great live music venues, a new version of the Baggot Inn opened to a different fanfare last night.
Thu, 05 Jul, 2007
Rock campaigner Bob Geldof is planning to record "every trace of society" for a 21st century version of the Domesday Book.
Sun, 22 Apr, 2007
Bob Geldof is launching a channel aimed at promoting world peace.
Thu, 01 Feb, 2007
IT was with great sadness that I heard that the BBC is axing Top of the Pops after 42 years on air.
Mon, 26 Jun, 2006