Bob Geldof banned Paul McCartney

Bob Geldof banned Beatle star Paul McCartney from performing on the new Band Aid 30 track, 'Do They Know It's Christmas', joking that it was because he's too old.

By: Press Trust of India | London | Published: December 7, 2014 9:52 am
Bob Geldof bans Beatle star Paul McCartney from performing on the new Band Aid 30 track. (Source: Reuters) Bob Geldof bans Beatle star Paul McCartney from performing on the new Band Aid 30 track. (Source: Reuters)

Veteran singer Bob Geldof banned Beatle star Paul McCartney from performing on the new Band Aid 30 track, ‘Do They Know It’s Christmas’, joking that it was because he’s too old.

Stars including One Direction, Ed Sheeran and U2’s Bono were handpicked by Bob to sing on the latest version of ‘Do They Know It’s Christmas?’ with The Beatles frontman not making the cut,

When asked why McCartney was not invited to take part, Geldof, 63, said, “Because Macca’s always done stuff. He was in the band in 2004 – him, Radiohead and Damon.”

“But look, on this we’ve got from the newest to the hippest to the oldest… and he hasn’t made the cut, what can I tell you?”

The track – which recently became the biggest-selling downloaded single of 2014 – is raising money to help fight the Ebola crisis in West Africa.

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