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Bob Geldof says Adele ignored his phone calls regarding Band Aid 30 session

"Adele is doing nothing. She's not answering the phone," Geldof told Britain's The Sun newspaper for Sunday's edition. "She's not writing. She's not recording. She doesn't want to be bothered by anyone."

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Karen Butler
Singer Adele Adkins hold her Oscar for best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures (Original Song) - Skyfall backstage at the 85th Academy Awards at the Hollywood and Highland Center in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles on February 24, 2013. UPI/Jim Ruymen
Singer Adele Adkins hold her Oscar for best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures (Original Song) - " Skyfall" backstage at the 85th Academy Awards at the Hollywood and Highland Center in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles on February 24, 2013. UPI/Jim Ruymen | License Photo

LONDON, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- Irish rocker Bob Geldof says British recording star Adele ignored his phone calls about taking part in this weekend's Band Aid 30 recording of "Do They Know It's Christmas?"

"Adele is doing nothing. She's not answering the phone," Geldof told Britain's The Sun newspaper for Sunday's edition.

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"She's not writing. She's not recording. She doesn't want to be bothered by anyone. She won't pick up the phone to her manager. She's bringing up a family, you know," he added. "Some people just don't want to do it... Of course, they agree with it, but it's not their way of doing something."

Adele's representative denied the singer avoided Geldof or giving him an answer about the project, which was orchestrated to raise money for people impacted by the Ebola virus and recorded Saturday in London.

"Bob and the organizers spoke directly with her management, but, at no point, was she confirmed. Adele is supporting Oxfam's Ebola Appeal with a donation," Adele's publicist told the newspaper.

The 26-year-old, Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter gave birth to her first child, a son, in 2012.

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