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26 Nov 2004 >> Westlife Band Aid anger 26 Nov 2004 >> Westlife Band Aid anger


Snubbed ... Westlife hit out at Band Aid 20

BOY band Westlife have taken an angry swipe at Band Aid 20 after being snubbed for the chance to sing on the charity single.

The lads ˇX Shane Filan, 25, Kian Egan, 24, Mark Feehily, 24, and Nicky Byrne, 26 ˇX were asked by a radio presenter why they werenˇ¦t on the new version of Do They Know Itˇ¦s Christmas.

Kian replied: ˇ§We would have loved to have done Band Aid. But first of all, we werenˇ¦t asked. Secondly, we werenˇ¦t asked.ˇ¨

Then bandmate Shane chipped in: ˇ§And thirdly, nobody asked us.ˇ¨

The outburst stunned the small crowd of fans at a gig for Birmingham radio station BRMB.

Westlife have sold more than 30 million records since they first hit the charts five years ago.

But fellow Irishman and Band Aid chief Sir Bob Geldof didnˇ¦t invite them to appear with artists including Bono, Chris Martin and Paul McCartney.

A Band Aid 20 spokesman said last night: ˇ§A shortlist was drawn up and unfortunately Westlife, along with many other acts, didnˇ¦t make it. I hope they will support the single by going out and buying a copy.ˇ¨

Source: The Sun


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