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Old 16th November 2014, 07:58 PM
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as animal says he is a dick. thats very soft for the actual tag he should be given.
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Old 16th November 2014, 08:16 PM
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On Running Free he was also labeled as The Voice Of UB40. To me it was ohk coz he was still part of Ub40 but I got a feeling that without that tagline people didn't knew who he was hence using that tagline. Now he's no longer part of UB40 so how can he still be the voice of Ub40 if there is a new voice in Duncan!!!

His 'team' thought that the name would be the only thing to remain after he left.

Clearly the more intelligent members of the band weren't that daft......
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Old 17th November 2014, 09:22 AM
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Got 2 asked these question!!! Did Ali while he was part of UB40 have a seperate management and if so why was he allowed to do so?
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Old 17th November 2014, 04:36 PM
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hmmmmmmm one for JB or BT
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Old 17th November 2014, 09:35 PM
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It's not sorted yet, He's using delaying tactics.
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Old 18th November 2014, 04:45 AM
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It's not sorted yet, He's using delaying tactics.
what she said.....
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Old 18th November 2014, 12:29 PM
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Got 2 asked these question!!! Did Ali while he was part of UB40 have a seperate management and if so why was he allowed to do so?
For the first 20 plus years nobody had separate anything. From the very beginning we shared everything equally. Everybody got the same credit whatever their role was. For years, when asked to interview the lead singer, we would send somebody else. Aldi didn't like doing interviews in those days, so they were mainly done by me BT and RBC, oh, and astro, once he became a full member of the band after signing off.

It was only when we stopped selling so many records that any problems started.

Aldi had dumped his family and taken up with some groupie that used to hang around the band. And in a parody of spinal tap we started getting instructions on how to manage the band from his new gold digging girlfriend.

Obviously we nearly choked on our bongs when that happened. We were waiting for her to suggest we wore prada versions of our star signs on stage.

Aldi stopped coming to meetings, we would get the occasional instructions from her, but didn't see very much of him.

The band decided it was time for us to tour, but we kept getting delaying messages from aldi's new 'management' that he would be unable to tour. This was around the time of writing 24/7. He spent a couple of weeks laying down vocals and that was his only input on the record. All the arranging and production and lyric writing was done by the band.

When it was time to release 24/7, aldi kept blocking it. It was then that we found out he was working on his solo record, and later we found out he had booked an arena tour under his own name.

He moved away from birmingham and, with the lady macbeth style encouragement from his new gold digging girlfriend, turned his back on all his family and friends.

He [with her encouragement] decided he didn't need his mates any more. And that those old mates were leeches living off his god-given talent. They convinced themselves that without aldi we would just lie down and give up, leaving everything open for them to fill their boots on UB40's legacy.

Except it didn't turn out that way.

His solo records turned out to be mediocre at best, and his arena tour was cancelled. He's been struggling ever since. Which is why, earlier this year he started advertising himself as UB40 again. seven years after leaving the band.

That's because UB40 didn't give up but carried on with duncan, his brother, on vocals. That was generously supported by UB40 fans. Which is why, seven years after changing singers, we are still doing sell out shows all over the world.

Our ex singer had a mid-life crisis, and got taken advantage of by some unscrupulous people. It's a shame. we tried to stop it happening. But in the end we all have to be responsible for the consequences of our own decisions. that includes the two chancers, mickey and astro.

UB40 would never have separate management because we trust each other. Our loyally is without question. to each other and to the band.

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Cheers Jimmy... its a sad thing that went on but I guess most fans knew around that 24/7 time from how Ali was on stage that there was something wrong behind the scenes. Ali would walk straight of stage when a gig was over, no thanking fans no waving nothing.
Head straight for coach when other band members were meeting fans back stage and do what they have always done that sets this band apart from so many others.

He won't be the first man to have his life turned upside down by a woman or not be man enough to stand up for himself and dam sure at some point the huge reality of his mahoosive **** up will hit him in the face like a train.

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Old 18th November 2014, 05:41 PM
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it did in lol1 video kris lol
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