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Monday | Wall Street Journal

College Radio Changes Frequency

Georgia State University's radio station, WRAS Album 88, is known for helping propel Radiohead and R.E.M. to stardom.

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Related Topix: Georgia State University, Pop/Rock, Startups, Facebook, Social Software, Twitter, Rice University

Tue Jul 22, 2014

Kent Online

Peaches Geldof: Gravesend inquest to hear details of tragic death of...

The full hearing at Gravesend's Town Hall is expected to establish how traces of heroin were found in the 25-year-old's system on April 7. An inquest opening in May confirmed heroin played a part in the death of the mother-of-two, who is the daughter of Faversham-based Boomtown Rats singer Bob Geldof.

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Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Bob Geldof

Mon Jul 21, 2014

Daily Star

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Summer just wouldn't be the same without a weekend spent in a field full of the competing smells of frying food and patchouli oil, against the backdrop sounds of a motley collection of musical legends, teen wannabes and the incessant moan of electric generators.

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Related Topix: Drink, Wine, Pop/Rock

The Irish World Newspaper

The Rat packa s back

Boomtown Rats' lead guitarist Garry Roberts tells Shelley Marsden about getting back with the Rats, Bob's comfort in music and their new, young fans "If I get on my bike now in my leathers and my helmet, I can't see my face.

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Related Topix: Pop/Rock

Fri Jul 18, 2014

Surrey Advertiser

GuilFest day one: Fun Lovin' crowds enjoy the sun

After Thursday night's lightning and thunder storm gave way to bright skies and soaring temperatures, the stages were very much set for the return of GuilFest to Stoke Park in Guildford.

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Related Topix: Tornado, Hurricane, Natural Disasters, Weather, Pop/Rock

Surrey Advertiser

Review: The Boomtown Rats at GuilFest 2014

There were some raised eyebrows when Sir Bob and the Rats were announced as the first headliner on Guilfest's return.

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Surrey Advertiser

GuilFest day one weather forecast

It looks like visitors to the opening day of GuilFest 2014 on Friday will be treated to a scorcher at Stoke Park - but with a twist in the plot.

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Related Topix: Weather, Pop/Rock

Sun Jul 13, 2014

Independent.ie

Geldof rocks out with Strypes in pub

AT 62, he is almost four times as old as the teenage stars of The Strypes. But that didn't stop Boomtown Rats frontman, Bob Geldof, joining them on stage for an impromptu performance at the weekend.

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Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Bob Geldof

Wed Jul 09, 2014

Mirror.co.uk

Bob Geldof should keep the pain of losing Peaches private and not expose his soul

Please, please tell me it's not because tickets went on sale for a 15-venue Boomtown Rats tour at 9am the same day I truly pity the agony of having to relive every dreadful moment of his ex-wife Paula's death 13 years earlier.

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Mon Jul 07, 2014

Hemel Online

'Up for everything': Sir Bob's verdict on Chilfest crowd

Thousands of people poured into a field on the outskirts of Tring for the town's second annual Chilfest music festival - and Sir Bob Geldof was very impressed.

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News and Star

Bob Geldof and Boomtown Rats rock west Cumbria

Dressed in a snakeskin suit Bob Geldof sang I Don't Like Mondays to over 2,500 people in Whitehaven on Saturday night.

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Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Big Country

Sun Jul 06, 2014

Stuff.co.nz

Bob Geldof opens up about Peaches

Fifi Trixibell Geldof, Tiger Lilly Geldof, Pixie Geldof, Peaches Geldof, and Bob Geldof at the Live 8 DVD premiere in 2005.

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Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Entertainment

Sat Jul 05, 2014

UTV

Peaches' death brings new meaning to songs

Rocker Bob Geldof struggles when performing some of his old hits as the lyrics have a new meaning since his daughter Peaches died.

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Fri Jul 04, 2014

Surrey Advertiser

The Hoosiers say hello to GuilFest 2014

The Reading-based four-piece will perform on The Richmond Hyundai Main Stage on Friday in a line-up that includes headliners The Boomtown Rats and the Fun Lovin' Criminals.

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Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Fun Lovin' Criminals

Hellomagazine.com

Bob Geldof's first TV interview since Peaches' death

Sir Bob Geldof has made his first TV appearance since the tragic death of his daughter Peaches Geldof .

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Related Topix: Music!, Live Aid, Pop/Rock, Movies, Entertainment

ContactMusic.com

The Boomtown Rats Announce 'Ratlife' UK Tour For 2014

After last year's storming of the Isle of Wight Festival stage an exhilarated Bob Geldof said " It's weird.

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Related Topix: Pop/Rock, Bob Geldof

Thu Jul 03, 2014

Whitehaven News

Stadium rocks to UK's biggest bands

THREE full concerts are promised in just one night when Whitehaven Live - featuring Sir Bob Geldof and The Boomtown Rats - takes place this weekend.

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Related Topix: Pop/Rock, The Stranglers, Big Country

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