I emailed Brian Mays website and got this response from Jen there....
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Subject: Re: Live8
Date: Fri, 3 Jun 2005 17:02:22 +0100
To: "Micky Parise" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Not yet confirmed.
The 'John Deacon' reference is because contactmusic haven't been paying
attention to the Queen tour. Lacking on 'doing their homework'./
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On 3 Jun 2005, at 16:29, Micky Parise wrote:
> Dear Mr. May,
> Seen this come over the wire about a hour ago (10:00am) USA Time.....
> Is there any truth to this? Especially the last part about John Deacon?
> BRIAN MAY, ROGER TAYLOR, JOHN DEACON and PAUL RODGERS - the ex-FREE
> and BAD COMPANY singer who
> replaced the band's late frontman FREDDIE MERCURY - will 'virtually'
> perform alongside other
> A-list celebrities including SIR PAUL McCARTNEY, MARIAH CAREY and SIR
> ELTON JOHN.
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