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Posted: 18 May 05, 11:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It's not Live Aid 2 and will not be billed as such.

It's a benefit for the unbelieveably wealthy rock stars to show their support of Bono in his crusade ot get 3rd World debt wiped out - it's a nod to the G8 Countries and their governments.

I understand it will be billed as Live 8.

Geldoff has sworn that Live Aid will never happen again.


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Posted: 18 May 05, 13:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Benn wrote:

It's not Live Aid 2 and will not be billed as such.

It's a benefit for the unbelieveably wealthy rock stars to show their support of Bono in his crusade ot get 3rd World debt wiped out - it's a nod to the G8 Countries and their governments.

I understand it will be billed as Live 8.

Geldoff has sworn that Live Aid will never happen again.


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Posted: 18 May 05, 13:26 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

starfleet wrote:

Live aid 2 has been confirmed in the UK @ Hyde Park 2nd July.

Can't see our boys playing it though as they are scheduled to play Lisbon.

Shame ;-(


Not shame at all! I´m from Portugal and i´m going to enjoy every single minute of it! But, hey, they can make an appearance via Satelite, or they could put the Lisbon concert as part of Live 8.

Take care


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Posted: 18 May 05, 14:02 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Another use of charity to boost Bono's ego I see...

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Posted: 18 May 05, 14:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Everything you might want to know or not want to know is here on my 2 blogs, including all press links to NME, Pollstar, Contactmusic, etc. with acts, dates, information, announcements..to
LIVE 8.

http://mercurysmusings.queenzone.com
http://mercurysmusings.blogspot.com






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Posted: 18 May 05, 17:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think it's stupid. I mean nothing could top Live Aid especially if they try top re-do it. And you can bet all the Z-list stars like Will Young and Rachel Stevens will be there. Purlease!


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Posted: 18 May 05, 18:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

imslightlymad wrote:

I think it's stupid. I mean nothing could top Live Aid especially if they try top re-do it. And you can bet all the Z-list stars like Will Young and Rachel Stevens will be there. Purlease!


Don't think Paul McCartney, The Rolling Stones, U2, Elton John, Oasis, Bruce Springsteen, Coldplay, Madonna, and Eminem would appreciate that. They are already confirmed. Some of them are listed on the press release below, some have been added since.

http://www.nme.com/news/112340.htm


FYI read my blog, all the updates are on it and all the information as to what G8 is and how and why it came about and what it is for.

http://mercurysmusings.queenzone.com
http://mercurysmusings.blogspot.com

Also...since you all think U2 and Geldof have such egos...well unlike Live Aid, G8 will be...

....FREE!!!!!!!!!!!!

The 2 concerts in London & Washington DC are being held to raise global awareness and NOT raid your wallet. How is that for NOT having egos. These stars are playing for free, donating their time and you can SEE them perform for FREE!!!!



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Posted: 18 May 05, 19:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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imslightlymad wrote:

I think it's stupid. I mean nothing could top Live Aid especially if they try top re-do it. And you can bet all the Z-list stars like Will Young and Rachel Stevens will be there. Purlease!


Don't think Paul McCartney, The Rolling Stones, U2, Elton John, Oasis, Bruce Springsteen, Coldplay, Madonna, and Eminem would appreciate that. They are already confirmed. Some of them are listed on the press release below, some have been added since.

http://www.nme.com/news/112340.htm


FYI read my blog, all the updates are on it and all the information as to what G8 is and how and why it came about and what it is for.

http://mercurysmusings.queenzone.com
http://mercurysmusings.blogspot.com

Also...since you all think U2 and Geldof have such egos...well unlike Live Aid, G8 will be...

....FREE!!!!!!!!!!!!

The 2 concerts in London & Washington DC are being held to raise global awareness and NOT raid your wallet. How is that for NOT having egos. These stars are playing for free, donating their time and you can SEE them perform for FREE!!!!


Damn! Wish I lived in London now :(

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Posted: 19 May 05, 01:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

But Elton John can't sing, he's crap. Why on earth would they want him or Robbie Williams to turn up?

Well, I hate 'em but they seem to draw in hordes of morons to these events and they make a fair bit of dough, so if it'll help charity... PFFFT.

And it's stupid. If someone doesn't turn up to a charity event they're called ignorant and told they have no heart. If they do turn up to a charity event, they're told that they're only doing it to feed their egos. Where exactly do you buggers get off? Bono might be a complete fucktard but heck - if the byproduct of that is at least a tiny bit of cash going to the 3rd world, then why the hell not? Just ignore him and his stupid glasses.


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Posted: 19 May 05, 06:12 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Some how, Bono will turn this around to help himself and U2, he always does.

It's all well and good helping charities and all, but he makes such a big deal of it all the time, with press conferences and speeches before every other song at a U2 concert, he's just a bit too "look at me" for my liking.

People help charities everyday, but it doesn't mean they all have to make press releases about it.

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Posted: 19 May 05, 07:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

IS THIS ANOTHER THING FOR BONO TO THINK HE'S THE GREATEST STAR IN THE WORLD,GREATEST PRAT I WOULD GO FOR.
HE IS TOTALLY OVER RATED & HE THINKS HE'S THE MOST IMPORTANT ROCK STAR. PLUS I BET THERE IS SOME RUBBISH ON THE SHOW. ALSO GELDOF IS A PRAT TOO, WHAT ABOUT MIDGE URE, HE WAS AS MUCH A PART OF LIVE AID & GETS NO THANKS FOR IT.

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Posted: 19 May 05, 07:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I hear Bono is going to do a Phil Collins and fly from the London gig to the one in Washington. What a fucking 1st class DICK.


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Posted: 19 May 05, 10:07 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

thank god they're playing in Lisbon that day cuz I'm gonna be there! :P

and Bono as done a lot for charity so shut up!
if it was Brian you would say that he was the greatest and what not! but since it is a member of another band you see him as a show off!! come on...

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Posted: 19 May 05, 10:47 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

If Bob Geldof did not have a hand in organising this, then it would not be billed as Live Aid 2. It would just be called the Live 8 concert. But as he is involved everybody thinks that it is Live Aid 2.

Also, people are slagging off Bono as he is helping organise the concert. They say that U2 will take it over. Would they be complaining if it was Brian & Roger who were helping to organise it. Definately not. They have already helped to organise big charity concerts in the past themselves and had no criticism, like both 46664 concerts and the Party @ the Palace.


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Posted: 19 May 05, 10:48 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The difference is, Brian wouldn't use the publicity from it to further his career. Everything Bono does is always so public etc

Like when Eric Clapton, Bri etc met the Queen recently. If that was Bono, by lord he would have used that to talk about his poliical views - Brian just stayed out the way and was just happy to be there.

I've told this tale before on this board, but a couple of years back, Bono did a big old press conference about how everyone should donate money to the people of Africa etc, and about thirty minutes after that, he spent about £10,000 in a restaurant nearby.

Says it all really.

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Posted: 19 May 05, 12:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

GreatKingSam wrote:



I've told this tale before on this board, but a couple of years back, Bono did a big old press conference about how everyone should donate money to the people of Africa etc, and about thirty minutes after that, he spent about £10,000 in a restaurant nearby.

Says it all really.


Does it also say how much he donated to the people of Africa himself, or are you just assuming he spent all of his money in that restaurant? :/

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Posted: 19 May 05, 15:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

GreatKingSam wrote:

The difference is, Brian wouldn't use the publicity from it to further his career. Everything Bono does is always so public etc

Like when Eric Clapton, Bri etc met the Queen recently. If that was Bono, by lord he would have used that to talk about his poliical views - Brian just stayed out the way and was just happy to be there.

I've told this tale before on this board, but a couple of years back, Bono did a big old press conference about how everyone should donate money to the people of Africa etc, and about thirty minutes after that, he spent about £10,000 in a restaurant nearby.

Says it all really.


At least Bono uses his "big ego" to help. How did our Freddie used his big ego?

i´ve said this once and i´m going to say it again:

In what charity is concerned Queen are not the best example of it. They only started doing REAL CHARITY after Freddie´s dead (I don´t consider the fact of play a big event like LIVE AID real charity)- While they where a four piece band they have donne NOTHING to put something like LIVE AID or the TRIBUTE in action. And they could have donne such beautifull things. I mean they were big in countries where people live miserabilly and they´ve donne nothing to bring awareness of it to the world.

But still, it appears that there are fans that really believe that Queen are angels living among us -SINNERS.

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Posted: 19 May 05, 15:35 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Bobby_brown wrote:

GreatKingSam wrote:

The difference is, Brian wouldn't use the publicity from it to further his career. Everything Bono does is always so public etc

Like when Eric Clapton, Bri etc met the Queen recently. If that was Bono, by lord he would have used that to talk about his poliical views - Brian just stayed out the way and was just happy to be there.

I've told this tale before on this board, but a couple of years back, Bono did a big old press conference about how everyone should donate money to the people of Africa etc, and about thirty minutes after that, he spent about £10,000 in a restaurant nearby.

Says it all really.


At least Bono uses his "big ego" to help. How did our Freddie used his big ego?

i´ve said this once and i´m going to say it again:

In what charity is concerned Queen are not the best example of it. They only started doing REAL CHARITY after Freddie´s dead (I don´t consider the fact of play a big event like LIVE AID real charity)- While they where a four piece band they have donne NOTHING to put something like LIVE AID or the TRIBUTE in action. And they could have donne such beautifull things. I mean they were big in countries where people live miserabilly and they´ve donne nothing to bring awareness of it to the world.

But still, it appears that there are fans that really believe that Queen are angels living among us -SINNERS.

Take care


I Totally agree with you and I said so when you posted pretty much what you said here on my Topic that it would be nice if Bob Geldof asked Queen+Paul Rodgers to play Live 8, and I as well had already said what you expressed here too.

I love Queen, but they are not saints. and....

here's the thread...

http://queenzone.com/queenzone/forumnew/forum_topic_view.aspx?Q=527203

here is what I said on there...

Arlene R. Weiss wrote:

Leppar wrote:

Stop defending the indefensible. He just likes to be in the public eye all the time - even when no one wants to see him. Why else would he keep 'selling' out to papers, magazines etc?

Why doesn't he go over there himself and do some work - oh, thats right he gets people 'below' him to do it. Hardly a hero is he?

Exactly.


Apparently...you don't CHECK your facts. Geldof just got back from Africa, is getting ready to go over there again and has spent the last 20 years making NUMEROUS trips to the areas in Africa hardest hit by Famine and Aids. Areas with disease, plague, no running water..and he risks his life going to these areas, with tribal guides. I have SEEN him on these trips.

In 1995, on the 10th anniversary of Live Aid, I saw his documentary on VH1, where he was IN Africa, meeting with starving masses and also meeting with people...who were NOW alive, because of the money that originally brought food and relief from 1985's Live Aid and Band Aid benefits, and the subsequent Band Aid/Live Aid Trust. Don't you do your homework? He is over in Africa half a dozen times every year for the last 20 years..in between his own recording.

Geldof DOES care..where in the daylight did you get that idea from that he keeps any of the money from the charity events and recordings he organizes?

Geldof does NOT keep ANY of the money from these charity events. It is ALL donated to charity and those suffering in third world nations.

He and Bono have BOTH together met with Pope John Paul, Several world leaders, and always donate 100% of all funds from any benefit events, concerts, recordings thay do to third world countries, for food, medical care, shelter. I have NEVER heard that, ever. Sorry, but Geldof has done marvelous things for those less fortunate.




........Also....excuse me...but whether you want to admit it or not, I'm glad that Queen stepped up to the plate and agreed to do


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Posted: 19 May 05, 15:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Also... from the thread I posted. copied..

Thanks Bobby, I totally agree with everything you said.

And, yes I agree, that they did not get actively involved with AIDS benefits, things like 46664 with Nelson Mandela, The Terrance Higgins Trust, The Mercury Pheonix Trust...UNTIL it hit home and one of their own...Freddie...got and died from AIDS.

THEN...Queen became actively involved with AIDS charities.




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Posted: 19 May 05, 17:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

no comments! it's all very nicely written! :)