Adele Dodges Bob Geldof And His Live Aid Chuggers: Three Cheers For Adele
THE Sun leads with news of singer Adele and Live Aid 30, the Bob Geldof-driven charity single for Ebola victims:
The Sun is disapproving of Adele, who failed a summons to ask us if Africans know it’s Christmas:
Sir Bob: Adele didn’t answer my calls, she’s doing nothing – Diva no show as stars record Band Aid song
No show? She’s doing nothing. The heartless, self-obsessed ‘diva’. How very dare she ignore Our Bob. ono was there. Mr G21 is doing his bit to save mankind (and tax).
The Sun’s story thunders:
SIR Bob Geldof said yesterday he had secured the “best girl voices in the country” for Band Aid 30 — but Adele is “doing nothing”. He confirmed that the Skyfall singer had ignored overtures to appear on the new version of Do They Know It’s Christmas.
A source claimed organisers made 100 phone calls to Adele but got no response from the 26-year-old international superstar.
They called Adele 100 times? That sounds like harrassment.
In an exclusive interview, Bob, 63, said: “Adele is doing nothing. She’s not answering the phone. She’s not writing. She’s not recording. She doesn’t want to be bothered by anyone. She won’t even pick up the phone to her manager. She’s bringing up a family, you know. Some people just don’t want to do it. Of course they agree with it, but it’s not their way of doing something. Some people just don’t think that they could make any impact at all by coming along. What can we do that will possibly make it any better? And frankly, if we had any more people in this room we wouldn’t get it done. It’s f***ing rammed. You can’t move, you know.”
Odd, no? Why mention the women who didn’t come if she wasn’t needed? Is it an attempt to shame Adele, the immensely likeable singer, into agreeing with Bob’s mission?
He then mentions some Adele-alikes:
“There are voices here that are at least parallel to Adele. Sam Smith is her male equivalent.”
…a Band Aid source revealed: “We made 100 phone calls to Adele because Bob and Midge were desperate for her to take part. But it was complete radio silence back. She didn’t even bother to say she couldn’t do it.”
After two or three phonecalls going unreturned someone more sensitive than Bob’s PR would conclude that the target wasn’t interested. But not Sir Bob and the Live Aid chuggers. Give or else!