Band Aid Redux

From the NY Times:

Noel Gallagher of Oasis; Coldplay; Damon Albarn of Blur; and the Darkness are among the British pop stars who are to revive the 1980’s ad hoc charity pop group Band Aid and rerecord the 1984 hit song “Do They Know It’s Christmas?” in time for that holiday. Dido, and the band Travis and Keane have already committed, and Midge Ure of Ultravox, who wrote the hit with Bob Geldof, said he is trying to get Robbie Williams and Radiohead’s Thom Yorke to join the group, the BBC reported. Nigel Godrich, Radiohead’s producer, is to record the song, and Mr. Ure said he hoped to convene the session on a Sunday in early November. The original “Do They Know It’s Christmas?” sold 3.5 million copies in Britain to raise money for African famine relief, and it set the stage for the 1985 Live Aid concerts. The song was rerecorded in 1989 by Band Aid II, which included Rick Astley, Luke Goss, Kylie Minogue and Jason Donovan. The new group will be called Band Aid III.

(thanks to Robert)

By Jonathan

New York, NY