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Posted: 14 Dec 05, 07:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

i heard all sorts of rumours about some sort of video message and watched Live 8 all day but there was no sign of them
even thought the extra lead Guitarist in Green Day appeared to be using a Burns Red Special in one of their songs
to be honest i thought they would be on after R.E.M


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Posted: 14 Dec 05, 08:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote


Queen were performing in Portugal that day. Besides, they weren't approached by Geldof for Live8.



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Posted: 14 Dec 05, 09:05 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Well they did do a broadcast to the crowd on the day which I believe was just Brian wishing them well for the day.

I also think Geldof did enter into talks with them (after live Aid why wouldn't he)but it was felt that they couldn't let the fans in Lisbon down.


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Posted: 14 Dec 05, 14:29 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote


I read in the paper that they were going to be performing via satellite from The Greatest City On Earth (Lisbon) but they didn't. I was gutted. Or maybe this was another of Bob Geldof's "Pink Floyd are reforming" or "The Beatles are reforming with Julian Lennon in place of John" guilt trip ideas taht never came off.


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Posted: 14 Dec 05, 14:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote


I mean his "Pink Floyd are going to reform" for the original Live Aid bull. Obviously they were at Live8. They were great! Act of the day, surely.

Did I mention I was at Live8 in Edinburgh? It was great too, but not as good as the Hyde Park gig.


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Posted: 15 Dec 05, 01:43 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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I also think Geldof did enter into talks with them (after live Aid why wouldn't he)but it was felt that they couldn't let the fans in Lisbon down.


I believe in Live Aid there was a different band, called Queen. Now at Live 8 it Was Q+ PR.

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Posted: 15 Dec 05, 04:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote


tose were all roumours...there's no evidence for that at all...

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Posted: 15 Dec 05, 04:57 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Togg wrote:


I also think Geldof did enter into talks with them (after live Aid why wouldn't he)but it was felt that they couldn't let the fans in Lisbon down.


I believe in Live Aid there was a different band, called Queen. Now at Live 8 it Was Q+ PR.


No, same band just different audience.


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Posted: 15 Dec 05, 06:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

We Are The Champions was done by Green Day

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Posted: 15 Dec 05, 11:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

its_a_hard_life. wrote:

We Are The Champions was done by Green Day


And Billie Joe Armstrong even sang and ended the song with Freddie's ''Day-Oh!'' Nice tribute!


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Posted: 15 Dec 05, 11:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote


And all the covers were shite....


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Posted: 15 Dec 05, 12:01 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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And all the covers were shite....


I thought Green Day was just ok but I do admire Billie Joe Armstrong's spirited and energetic performance and interplay with the audience at least.

Robbie Williams on the other hand, I have said many times that while I LOVE his own songs, such as ''Angels'' and ''Let Me Entertain You''..

...(which was his own song BTW, not the song by Queen),....

...his cover of Queen Sucked on toast and yes was utter shite. He should have stuck with his own material as he all but desecrated WWRY.


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