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    I am sure you have all heard that Bob Geldof is doing a 20th anniversary concert (concerts) to raise hunger awareness on July 2nd. They had a press conference this morning, and there are definitely some cool bands playing. The only thing it hasn't mentioned is whether or not it is going to be televised. Has anyone heard if this is going to be on MTV or VH1?

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    from www.billboard.com:

    Live 8 To Host Five Summer Shows

    By Lars Brandle, London

    Bob Geldof's vision of a poverty-awareness music event on a grander scale than 1985's historic Live Aid was unveiled today (May 31). On July 2, London, Philadelphia, Paris, Berlin and Rome will simultaneously host the free Live 8 concerts, which Geldof says will "tilt the world" like Live Aid did 20 years earlier.

    Performers include Paul McCartney, R.E.M. and U2 at London's Hyde Park; Will Smith, Bon Jovi, Dave Matthews Band and Stevie Wonder at the Philadelphia Museum of Art; Crosby, Stills & Nash, Lauryn Hill and Brian Wilson at Berlin's Brandenburg Gate; Jamiroquai, Youssou N'Dour, Yannick Noah and Placebo at a Paris venue to be announced; and Duran Duran, Tim McGraw and Faith Hill at Rome's Circus Maximum.

    Speaking at a media gathering in London to launch the project, Geldof clarified that the concerts were not intended to raise funds but as an initiative to rally attention to the "debt, aid and trade" issues currently blighting Africa.

    "Here we are again," Geldof said. "[Live 8] is a unique opportunity for Britain to do something unparalleled in the world and at the beginning of the 21th century, and that is to tilt the world a little bit on its axis in favor of the poor."

    He added, "What Live Aid did joyously, and enthusiastically, was open up the avenues of possibility. Live 8 invites you to walk down them."

    Geldof was flanked today by collaborators from Live Aid, including artists Elton John and Midge Ure, current IFPI chairman/CEO John Kennedy and British promoter Harvey Goldsmith. John told attendees, "I would go on a dangerous mission with Bob. I trust him with my life. He is an honorable, honorable man and I admire him so much for what he's doing here."

    Live 8 is timed to coincide with the arrival of world leaders for the G8 summit to be held July 6-8 in Gleneagles, Scotland.

    The BBC will host the worldwide telecast and co-ordinate feeds to local operators in various countries. AOL will also broadcast the shows live on the Internet. Tickets will be allocated through competitions via various media points.

    Geldof urged people to travel to Edinburgh during the summit to show solidarity to the ongoing humanitarian crisis throughout the African continent.

    The lineup at present will feature:

    London:
    Coldplay
    The Killers
    Velvet Revolver
    Bob Geldof
    The Cure
    Mariah Carey
    Dido
    Keane
    Snow Patrol
    Elton John
    Annie Lennox
    Madonna
    Paul McCartney
    Razorlight
    Snoop Dogg
    Sting
    U2
    Joss Stone
    Stereophonics
    R.E.M.
    Scissor Sisters
    Muse
    Robbie Williams

    Philadelphia:
    Will Smith
    Bon Jovi
    Dave Matthews Band
    Stevie Wonder
    Jay-Z
    P. Diddy
    Il Divo
    Maroon 5
    Rob Thomas
    Keith Urban
    50 Cent
    Kaiser Chiefs

    Rome:
    Faith Hill
    Tim McGraw
    Duran Duran
    Jovan Otti
    Nek
    Laura Pausini
    Vasco Rossi
    Zucchero

    Berlin:
    A-Ha
    Crosby, Stills & Nash
    Lauryn Hill
    Brian Wilson
    Bap
    Die Toten Hosen
    Peter Maffay

    Paris:
    Jamiroquai
    Placebo
    Youssou N'Dour
    Andrea Bocelli
    Craig David
    Calo Gero
    Kyo
    Yannick Noah
    Axelle Red
    Johnny Hallyday


    Philadelphia Museum of Art? Like to see how they're going to swing that?

    Phil Collins must've wore himself out last time - can't even be bothered to show up this time?

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    WTF - no Phil?????

    From the lineup listed, it looks to be interesting anyways.

    Hope they raise awareness or dough, or both.
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    If Van Halen could only find the right event to reunite with Dave in front of a massive audience


    (and help a good cause at the same time )
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    Why did Philly get stuck with all the crap????? Its free, down the street, and it SUCKS (for me, anyway...I wanted Velvet Revolver, but I got Jay Z & 50cent).
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    like i said before...this is stupid and will only tarnish the original live aid....
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisTheEdHead
    Why did Philly get stuck with all the crap????? Its free, down the street, and it SUCKS (for me, anyway...I wanted Velvet Revolver, but I got Jay Z & 50cent).


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    That London line-up looks pretty amazing.
    I think it would be better for the cause though if the biggest artists didn't all show up at the same place.

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    Geldolf is contemplating a Canadian date. One concert for each of the G8 countries. It would probably be Vancouver or Toronto.
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    its not really a live aid knockoff like the woodstock sequels, im sure it will be killer

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisTheEdHead
    Why did Philly get stuck with all the crap????? Its free, down the street, and it SUCKS (for me, anyway...I wanted Velvet Revolver, but I got Jay Z & 50cent).
    Don't forget the shithead P Diddy. He will single handedly ruin the show.
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    P WHATTY???

    Quote Originally Posted by ZeoHalen
    Don't forget the shithead P Diddy. He will single handedly ruin the show.

    I'll drink to that!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ZeoHalen
    Don't forget the shithead P Diddy. He will single handedly ruin the show.
    Ya know, between all the "we're too fucking cool for words" Dave Matthews freaks and the thug-wannabe 50cent fans, this is gonna be one big cluster-fuck (IMHO, your mileage may vary). Plus, its FREE...and we all know what happens when people dont have to pay to get in. We can only hope P Diddy will show up drunk and run them all over in his Diet Pepsi truck.
    "Look, I'll pay you for it, what the f**k?!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisTheEdHead
    Ya know, between all the "we're too fucking cool for words" Dave Matthews freaks and the thug-wannabe 50cent fans, this is gonna be one big cluster-fuck (IMHO, your mileage may vary). Plus, its FREE...and we all know what happens when people dont have to pay to get in. We can only hope P Diddy will show up drunk and run them all over in his Diet Pepsi truck.

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    Ok - Where's Jesse Jackson!!

    Few black artists featuring in Geldof's Live8 concerts for Africa

    A bold plan by Irish rocker-turned-activist Bob Geldof for multi-city concerts to combat poverty in Africa ran into flak when it became clear how few black artists are involved.

    With the arguable exception of Mariah Carey, none of the headliners for the centrepiece Live8: The Long Walk to Justice concert at Hyde Park in London on July 2 are black, let alone African.

    It's a bit better elsewhere, with Senegalese superstar Youssou N'Dour and British soulman Craig David on the bill in Paris, former Fugee Lauryn Hill in Berlin, and rapper 50 Cent and the legendary Stevie Wonder in Philadelphia.

    "It's disappointing, to say the least," said Justin Onyeka, entertainment editor of the New Nation, a weekly newspaper in London that serves Britain's black community.

    "I would have thought they'd have learned from 20 years ago (when Live8's celebrated predecessor Live Aid was held) when most black people on stage were either backing singers or in Sting's backing band," he told AFP.

    Shaggy-haired Geldof, who fronted the 1980s New Wave band Boomtown Rats, announced Live8 at a press conference in London on Tuesday, saying he wanted to see the shows put pressure on G8 leaders to act urgently on poverty in Africa.

    "The concert is the beginning," the hard-driving singer-turned-activist declared. "This is a genuine solidarity of the people. It is a shared concern for another continent."

    The shows will coincide with a Make Poverty History rally in Scotland's capital Edinburgh that is expected to draw 200,000 protesters ahead of the annual G8 summit in Gleneagles on July 6-8.

    A Live8 concert in Rome with mainly Italian acts is also planned, and Geldof said he'd like to see concerts as well in the other G8 countries -- Canada, Japan and Russia.

    The most-watched show will be in London, where the line-up will include chart-topping white acts like Coldplay, Dido, Elton John, Annie Lennox, Paul McCartney, REM, Scissor Sisters, Sting, Joss Stone, Robbie Williams and U2.

    This is despite the fact that Britain's black music scene is as vibrant as ever, generating such winning R and B, rap, soul and jazz stars as Ms Dynamite, Estelle, Jamelia, Soweto Kinch, Beverley Knight and Dizzie Rascal.

    London is also a vital hub for reggae, soca and other Caribbean styles, embraced by tens of thousands every August at Europe's biggest street festival, the Notting Hill Carnival, yet no Caribbean acts are promised.

    Spokesmen for Live8 did not return calls from AFP on Wednesday, leaving black music enthusiasts to only hope that black acts will yet find their way onto the stage in the coming weeks.

    "London's diverse communities feel every bit as passionate about debt write-off and free trade and increased aid as anyone else," said Lester Holloway of the on-line news service Blink (www.blink.org.uk).

    "There's still time for Sir Bob and friends to make amends," Holloway told AFP. "They really do need to be more diverse and multicultural -- and not just support (warm-up) acts, but headliners."

    "I cannot believe Lemar is not there," the Zambia-born, London-based reggae singer Chiozo, soon to embark on his own Cape-to-Cairo musical trek by foot, told Blink. "If there's any justice in the world, he would be."

 

 

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