Boomtown Rats booked for Isle of Wight Festival 'by accident'
... perform on one of the stages at the festival. We've got one of the best festivals in the country and some of the best new acts such as Palma Violets and Jake Bugg so we should be doing our bit to enhance the future of the music industry." "The winners will get to be seen by lots of people; the general public, people in the music business, TV and radio. I'd love to discover a band worth managing and taking all the way to getting a record deal." Bands and artists wishing to take part in Isle of Wight festival Unsigned Competition can find out more here. Boomtown Rats
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Bob Geldof Reuniting With The Boomtown Rats
... (Classic Rock) The Boomtown Rats
will reunite for a set at this year's Isle of Wight Festival, it's been confirmed. Bob Geldof and co split in 1986 after six albums plus memorable hit singles I Don't Like Mondays and Rat Trap. Now the frontman has lined up with original members Pete Briquette, Simon Crowe and Garry Roberts. Geldof says: "I've always fancied playing the Isle of Wight Festival, ever since I hitched there in the good/bad days when I was a kid." Promoter John Giddings believes the Rats will fit perfectly in a bill that includes Bon Jovi, Little Angels, Steve Harley and Cockney Rebel, Hugh Cornwell, The Blockheads and more. more on this story Classic Rock Magazine is an official news provider for antiMusic.com. Copyright Classic Rock Magazine- Excerpted here with permission. Bob Geldof Reuniting With The Boomtown Rats
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The Boomtown Rats to reform for IOW
... Playing together for the first time since 1986, the Isle of Wight Festival are truly thrilled to bring you The Boomtown Rats
! After a 26-year hiatus, Bob Geldof will be fronting The Boomtown Rats
for a UK festival exclusive, playing the Main Stage on Sunday 16th June. Formed in 1975 in Dublin The Boomtown Rats
played their first UK shows with the Ramones and Talking Heads and fought the punk wars alongside the Sex Pistols, The Clash, The Jam and The Stranglers. They were one of the biggest bands of the late 70s/80s with a string of top ten hits and platinum albums, earning ... [ read more ]
The Boomtown Rats (1975-1984)
Bob Geldof (vocals)
Johnny Fingers (keyboards, vocals)
Gerry Roberts (guitar, vocals)
Gerry Cott (guitar)
Pete Briquette (bass)
Simon Crowe (drums, vocals)
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Geldof organized Band Aid and Live Aid, which went to help victims of famine in Africa.
Geldof appeared in the Pink Floyd movie The Wall.
Geldof, because he is Irish and therefore cannot receive a knighthood, received a KBE which is equivalent. He is popularly known as Sir or Saint Bob. (thanks, Flo - London, England)
Paula Yates, who died in 2000 and had an affair with Michael Hutchince from INXS at the time of his death, was married to Geldof.
Kerry Livgren of Kansas
In this talk from the '80s, the Kansas frontman talks turning to God and writing "Dust In The Wind."
Newman makes it look easy these days, but in this 1974 interview, he reveals the paranoia and pressures that made him yearn for his old 9-5 job.
Susanna Hoffs - "Eternal Flame"
The Prince-penned "Manic Monday" was the first song The Bangles heard coming from a car radio, but "Eternal Flame" is closest to Susanna's heart, perhaps because she sang it in "various states of undress."
Billy Gould of Faith No More
Faith No More's bassist, Billy Gould, chats to us about his two new experimental projects, The Talking Book and House of Hayduk, and also shares some stories from the FNM days.