Adam Ant - Adam Ant Slams Live Aid As A 'Mistake'

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Eighties icon Adam Ant has launched an extraordinary rant against Live Aid, branding the global fundraising concerts a "mistake" and a "waste of time".
The Prince Charming hitmaker appeared on the bill at the London leg of the worldwide co-ordinated shows in 1985, but was restricted to one song by organiser Bob Geldof.
Now he's taken aim at the former Boomtown Rats frontman over the event - held to aid famine victims in Africa - and blamed him for "the end of rock 'n' roll" and the success of U2.
Asked to comment on a famous photograph of himself and Geldof together prior to Live Aid, Ant tells Uncut magazine, "That was when I was asked by Sir Bob (sic) to promote this concert. They had no idea they could sell it out. Then in Bob's book he said, 'Adam was over the hill so I let him have one number.' One thing I'd like to do (in the photo) is kick him up the a**e.
"Doing that show was the biggest f**king mistake in the world. Knighthoods were made, Bono got it made, and it was a waste of f**king time. It was the end of rock 'n' roll, now hippies run the world, like f**king (British festival) Glastonbury... I hate hippies."


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