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One Direction, Sam Smith, and Others Team Up to Tackle Ebola in 'Do They Know It's Christmas?' - WATCH

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Band Aid, the supergroup behind 1984's "Do They Know It's Christmas?" charity song that helped in the 1983-85 Ethiopian famine relief effort, is re-recording its hit song with some fresh faces and for a new cause. 

One Direction, Bastille, Bono, Sam Smith, Clean Bandit, Ellie Goulding, Coldplay's Chris Martin, Seal, Sinead O'Connor, Rita Ora, Ed Sheeran and others have all teamed up to help raise money to help tackle the Ebola crisis in West Africa. 

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And to donate to the cause, visit bandaid30.com

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Sam Smith, Coldplay, Adele, Others to Re-Record 'Do They Know It's Christmas' for Ebola Relief

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Bob Geldof is getting the Band Aid back together again. In a press conference on Monday, Geldof and Midge Ure announced that the iconic (and some say annoying) charity hit "Do They Know It's Christmas" will be re-recorded to raise funds to fight ebola, with new artists like Sam Smith, Ed Sheeran, One Direction, and Adele joining megabands like Coldplay and U2 (who were on the original 1984 recording). The lyrics of the song will be slightly adjusted to reflect the situation of ebola rather than famine, which was their original cause celeb. 

Screen Shot 2014-11-11 at 5.35.03 PMGeldof said that the new group, named Band Aid 30 in honor of the 30th anniversary of the first recording, was inspired not by nostalgia but by the United Nations. "Three weeks ago I got a call from the UN saying they required a 20% increase across the board [in funding to fight ebola]," said Geldof, known as much for being a humanitarian and a musician. "They are very concerned about the situation in west Africa.”

Geldof will gather all the artists in a London studio this weekend with an online release next Monday. This marks the fourth time the song will be recorded to help a humanitarian cause, the last effort being in 2004 with a hip hop-oriented cover to raise money for war torn Darfur. Geldof also mentioned that he had contacted Quincy Jones to see about enlisting American artists to help. Can a "We Are The World"-redux be next?

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Chris Martin is the Pied Piper of Sydney in Coldplay's 'Sky Full of Stars' Video: WATCH

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Chris Martin recruited the people of Sydney, Australia to give Coldplay a hand with the video for their Avicii-co-produced EDM anthem "A Sky Full of Stars".

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Coldplay Releases 'A Sky Full of Stars' as the Second Single from 'Ghost Stories': LISTEN

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Coldplay has released the second single from their forthcoming album "Ghost Stories".

The track was produced by Avicii and is an EDM love song of sorts. You can perhaps imagine Chris Martin singing it to Harry Styles.

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Coldplay's Chris Martin Was 'Pretty Sure' He Was Straight Before Meeting Harry Styles: VIDEO

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Coldplay's Chris Martin had some complimentary things to say about One Direction in a recent interview with BBC Radio 1, and even gushier things to say about singer Harry Styles:

"I think One Direction are the biggest band in the world, their songs are great. I'm saying One Direction are brilliant and I'm not kidding. You know why? Because their songs are really good and I don't think that any of them are going to go solo. I think they appreciate their chemistry from watching their movie... Harry has come to a couple of our shows, I think I probably said the same thing about chemistry. I can't remember - I was too enamoured with his hair cut. I was like this, 'I was pretty sure I was a straight guy before' - I was having a hot flush."

Watch Coldplay debut "Oceans" in the Radio 1 Live Lounge, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Coldplay's 'Midnight' Gets Groovy Remix from Giorgio Moroder: LISTEN

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Disco legend Giorgio Moroder turns in an amazing remix of Coldplay’s latest single “Midnight”, giving the moody single a rapturous dance edge.

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