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King_Ghidra
01-06-2005, 13:10:29
http://www.nme.com/news/112519.htm



BOB GELDOF has officially revealed plans for LIVE 8.

The gigs, on July 2, will take place in Hyde Park in London, as well as shows in Philadelphia, Berlin, Rome and Paris.

Tickets for the London show will be free, but only available to people who win a text lottery, which takes place on June 6.

Artists already confirmed include U2, Razorlight , Muse, Scissor Sisters, Robbie Williams, Madonna, Elton John, Coldplay, REM, Dido, Paul McCartney and Keane.

In Philadelphia, confirmed acts include Will Smith, Bon Jovi, Maroon 5, Stevie Wonder, Jay-Z and Brian Wilson.

The confirmed line-up so far runs:

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
REM
Scissor Sisters
Muse
Robbie Williams

Philadelphia


Will Smith
Bon Jovi
The Dave Matthews Band
Stevie Wonder
Jay-Z
Puff Daddy
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 and Nash
Lauryn Hill
Brian Wilson
Bap
Die Toten Hosen
Peter Maffay

Paris


Jamiroquai
Placebo
Youssou N'Dour
Andrea Docelli
Craig David
Calo Gero
Kyo
Yannick Noah
Axelle Red
Johnny Halliday

More acts for Live 8 are still to be announced, including the possibility of a Spice Girls reunion.

Geldof told the press conference, which took place at London’s Grosvenor Hotel: “I spoke to them this morning. It looks very good. That's all we can say."

Geldof also urged everyone to back the Make Poverty History campaign by travelling to Edinburgh after the concert to join in with the Edinburgh demonstrations – coinciding with the G8 summit.

He said: “If anyone is not going to come to our party – and it’s going to be one hell of a party – they can fuck right off.”

The singer then explained that the worldwide concerts will be “just the beginning” of the “long walk to justice.”

”These concerts are the starting point for ’The Long Walk To Justice’ - we will not tolerate the further pain of the poor while we have the financial means and moral means to prevent it,” he said. “The boys and girls with guitars will finally get to turn the world on its axis. What we started 20 years ago is coming to a political point in a few weeks. What we do next is seriously, properly, historically and politically important.”


check out that berlin line-up!! woohoo!! :beer:

Funko
01-06-2005, 13:14:14
There are some funny geographical oddities on the line-ups like the Kaiser Chiefs playing in Philadelphia and Snoop Dog in London.

novacane
01-06-2005, 13:37:49
I'm sure some people are capable of translating this without my help but I think Die Toten Hosen means Death Trousers.

Those carrrrraaaazzzzy Germans :clueless:

Bap intrigue me too. Are Bap known to any CGers?

King_Ghidra
01-06-2005, 13:38:14
Perhaps Jay-Z will duet with Il Divo in Philly. That would be totally sweet.

Funko
01-06-2005, 13:45:23
Die Toten Hosen is The Dead Trousers isn't it?

Gramercy Riffs
01-06-2005, 13:52:28
What, you mean you've never heard of BAP?!?

"BAP have been a successful band for the past twenty years. Their music- rock 'n' roll with German lyrics -is written by the band's founding member and lead singer Wolfgang Niedecken. Niedecken's song texts are written in Kolsch, the dialect of his home town of Cologne. BAP have appeared together with the Rolling Stones, the Kinks and Bruce Springsteen; they took part in a demonstration with Joseph Beuys against the 1982 NATO summit in Bonn and, ten years later, they joined performers in a festival against racism and neo-fascism. The band have produced 16 albums to date- with a varied line-up of musicians. The film combines footage from recent concerts as well as rare archival footage, with Wolfgang Niedecken's lyrics and commentary to provide a portrait of a band which, two decades later, is still capable of inspiring more than a million fans afresh."

novacane
01-06-2005, 13:54:39
Originally posted by Funko
Die Toten Hosen is The Dead Trousers isn't it?

I heard it was Death Trousers from someone else. I'm not getting into a discussion of German tense with you. Go away. ;)

novacane
01-06-2005, 13:55:59
Originally posted by Gramercy Riffs
What, you mean you've never heard of BAP?!?

"BAP have been a successful band for the past twenty years. Their music- rock 'n' roll with German lyrics -is written by the band's founding member and lead singer Wolfgang Niedecken. Niedecken's song texts are written in Kolsch, the dialect of his home town of Cologne. BAP have appeared together with the Rolling Stones, the Kinks and Bruce Springsteen; they took part in a demonstration with Joseph Beuys against the 1982 NATO summit in Bonn and, ten years later, they joined performers in a festival against racism and neo-fascism. The band have produced 16 albums to date- with a varied line-up of musicians. The film combines footage from recent concerts as well as rare archival footage, with Wolfgang Niedecken's lyrics and commentary to provide a portrait of a band which, two decades later, is still capable of inspiring more than a million fans afresh."
Nice research, but what film? Please clarify...........

Gramercy Riffs
01-06-2005, 13:58:59
My apologies.

"Viel Passiert: Der BAP Film" apparently.

I dont think Blockbusters have it in at the moment though...

Nills Lagerbaak
01-06-2005, 14:00:12
It is the dead trousers BTW........sorry!

Funko
01-06-2005, 14:01:56
Originally posted by novacane
I heard it was Death Trousers from someone else. I'm not getting into a discussion of German tense with you. Go away. ;)

Ok, well they were wrong. Now you know. :)

Gramercy Riffs
01-06-2005, 14:02:26
:lol:

"I heard it was Death Trousers from someone else" was never a convincing argument was it....

novacane
01-06-2005, 14:03:09
I can only assume that it didn't occur to the Dead Kennedys to call themselves the Dead Trousers. Otherwise they would have surely gone with that.

Funko
01-06-2005, 14:03:38
I think it's the next Aardman animation.

Nills Lagerbaak
01-06-2005, 14:06:48
Death Kennedys is way cooler!

Lazarus and the Gimp
02-06-2005, 08:39:57
Coldplay = limp wank
The Killers = fetid wank
Velvet Revolver = shrill and widdly wank
Bob Geldof = Oh, for fuck's sake! He's not actually going to sing again, is he? Egotistically deluded old twat.
The Cure = Ray! Fat but fun.
Mariah Carey = A pox on her and all her output, but I'd still shag her if she asked nicely.
Dido = Genuinely deserves to die in a blender.
Keane = Performing songs from their new album "mummy i did a wee wee". A career in terminally dull easy listening albums on K-Tel awaits.
Snow Patrol = I should hate them, but I actually like them.
Elton John = I should hate him, and I do.
Annie Lennox = Isn't she dead yet? When did she last actually do anything good? 1984, wasn't it?
Madonna = Raddled old bandwagon-jumping slapper.
Paul McCartney = Go on. Sing any good McCartney song released since 1975. You can't, can you?
Razorlight = Isn't this Gramercy's band? Good show.
Snoop Dogg = Balls.
Sting = HAHA! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! STING! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! THEY BOOKED STING! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAA!
U2 = I remember "Rattle and Hum", you bastards.
Joss Stone = Is she fit, or is she a hound? The jury is still out.
Stereophonics = Fuck off!
REM = Hey! The world's most overrated band EVAH!
Scissor Sisters = Dismal and wilting travesties.
Muse = Rodent faced slappable twats.
Robbie Williams= The OED definition of "Abominably slappable bastard"

King_Ghidra
02-06-2005, 09:17:06
time of the month eh

your need to insult absolutely everything is very tired, even if there are more than a few there who deserve it

i really don't see why dido deserves to die in a blender, her music is totally inoffensive pop pap, and she's a lot more pleasing on the eye than that fat insane bitch mariah who you would happily shag

and how is geldof egotistically deluded? he co-organised the fucking thing, why not sing? i'm sure the people who go will give him a rapturous reception. Considering what he's done and tried to do how can you begrudge him that?

Funko
02-06-2005, 09:28:04
Well I thought Laz's post was funny. :lol:

Funko
02-06-2005, 09:28:26
Especially when he mentioned Gramercy's band.

King_Ghidra
02-06-2005, 09:38:31
i thought it was very cheap and laboured. you obviously laugh more easily than me.

Funko
02-06-2005, 09:51:02
Maybe. Lucky me if so. :beer:

novacane
02-06-2005, 10:19:54
Originally posted by King_Ghidra
i thought it was very cheap and laboured. you obviously laugh more easily than me.
You sure its not your time of the month?

Funko
02-06-2005, 10:29:46
:lol:

King_Ghidra
02-06-2005, 10:41:24
Originally posted by novacane
You sure its not your time of the month?

haha are you sure it's not YOUR time of the month?

cue obligatory funko :lol:

Funko
02-06-2005, 10:46:07
No, that's the only thing I've read all week that wasn't funny.

King_Ghidra
02-06-2005, 11:09:29
your medication must be wearing off

Funko
02-06-2005, 12:51:36
Did anyone mention how bad a pun the title of the event is?

novacane
02-06-2005, 12:58:57
The title is a terrible pun isn't it?

There you go

Bet you'd have been proud of that one ;)

Funko
02-06-2005, 12:59:57
Exactly. That's how bad it is.

Lazarus and the Gimp
02-06-2005, 14:14:08
Look at that line-up. Do you think they booked Razorlight because Phil Collins and Matt Bianco were busy?

Lazarus and the Gimp
02-06-2005, 14:18:34
Is that "Yannick Noah" playing on the Paris one the "Yannick Noah" who was a tennis player?

King_Ghidra
02-06-2005, 14:18:51
:lol:

damn, matt bianco, that's a timewarp

Lazarus and the Gimp
02-06-2005, 14:25:16
This is the fact that gets forgotten about the original "Live Aid". With only a couple of exceptions, the music and performances were monstrously awful. But hey! That's not the point, right?

King_Ghidra
02-06-2005, 14:31:06
well that's kind of what i'm saying

sure as a list of musicians it's a horror show, but fuck it, it's just an excuse to make some money and highlight some pretty noble causes

sure beats people putting money into crazy frog

Funko
02-06-2005, 14:32:20
Hopefully like most playground crazes Crazy Frog will be short lived.

King_Ghidra
02-06-2005, 14:47:54
well either way, it's a tidal shift in the mobile and music business

think about it, people used to download number 1's as their ringtones, now people's ringtones are becoming number 1's!

insane

novacane
02-06-2005, 14:57:19
I find that incredibly depressing. I do my best to dismiss these things or overlook them but when you put it like that, you realise how ridiculous it all is.

Its been said a million times before but ........... oh fuck it

novacane
06-06-2005, 16:34:17
For God's Sake

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/music/4602763.stm

novacane
06-06-2005, 16:37:41
So apparantly, Live 8 is racially biased now. :confused:

Funko
06-06-2005, 16:39:48
Says some group I've never heard of.

King_Ghidra
06-06-2005, 16:43:40
well it is isn't it?

it's safe white music for safe white people

Funko
06-06-2005, 16:44:24
They even included a band called "Snow Patrol" to ensure no darkies got in.

King_Ghidra
06-06-2005, 16:47:51
:lol:

well it's easy to scoff at such a suggestion but there's a big differerence between overt racist bias and passive racist bias. Perhaps sir bob and the other organisers are guilty of the latter.

Funko
06-06-2005, 16:50:02
I think it's more likely that they picked acts they knew and/or liked but didn't consider the colours of the artists. After all Snoop Dogg is playing...

novacane
06-06-2005, 16:52:04
Originally posted by King_Ghidra
well it is isn't it?

it's safe white music for safe white people

Absolutely, but thats not the point. The point is to put on acts which the majority of the population will want to see (in order to raise more money) and in that respect, Live 8 London clearly delivers. Its regrettable that black artists aren't better represented, but not cause for a statement/complaint of this nature. It only serves to maintain a divide between ethnic groups.

And if you look across the whole event, I would say black artists ARE fairly represented.

This outdated inferiority complex annoys me.

novacane
06-06-2005, 16:54:33
Originally posted by Funko
I think it's more likely that they picked acts they knew and/or liked but didn't consider the colours of the artists.

Why the fuck would that ever be an issue?

They clearly haven't considered this an issue and in that respect cannot be accused of any racial bias. They're guilty of nothing. Not even passive racial bias.

Funko
06-06-2005, 16:56:47
:nervous:

Yeah... that was my point.

novacane
06-06-2005, 17:00:15
:lol:

Yeah, I got that and was agreeing with you. Perhaps a little over-enthusiastically.

Funko
06-06-2005, 17:03:17
Mental note: try not to agree with Craig.

novacane
07-06-2005, 13:40:35
I'm testing my ability to cope without cigarettes this week, which probably explains why I was a little on edge yesterday. :D

Funko
07-06-2005, 13:43:44
Yeah, know that feeling.

Shining1
08-06-2005, 02:10:03
I always suspected Snoop Dog was safe white music for white people.

Good to hear someone else voice that opinion. =)

novacane
10-06-2005, 13:21:28
No surprise to see Damon Albarn spouting righteous crap.

http://www.nme.com/news/112633.htm

"I don't want to take part in an event that is so exclusive. Is this the most effective way to help Africa?" he said.

"This country is incredibly diverse. More than ever, black culture is an integral part of society, so why is the bill so damn Anglo-Saxon? If you are holding a party on behalf of people, then surely you don't shut the door on them.

"In a way Live 8 does that: it doesn't make you feel closer to Africa, it treats it like it's a failing, ill, sick, tired place."

He doesn't want to take part? Saves anybody asking him I guess.
You can just sit at home and play with your ukelele then Damon.

As far as i can see, he hasn't suggested any alternative method of helping Africa so I think his argument is completely redundant.

Funko
10-06-2005, 13:24:34
He's right about the "increased sales" thing and I think he has a point about the potential negative portrayal of Africa...

I suspect no-one asked him. :)

Gramercy Riffs
10-06-2005, 13:26:11
Maybe he'll make another Mali Music album.

That would help

Funko
10-06-2005, 13:27:42
He could play a friendly gig in Mali...

novacane
10-06-2005, 13:30:42
Thats probably why he's thrown his toys out of the pram.

And yeah, I agree about the record sales thing but a fickle public are to blame for that, not Bob Geldof and co. or the bands involved. I can't imagine Bono up on stage saying "This ones from our new album, OUT NOW in all good record stores" Can you?

I think his point about portraying Africa negatively is so blinkered. Africa is portrayed negatively every time we see images of the problems there on TV. I think its a bit rich to slate a cause that is only guilty of trying to help solve these problems.

Gramercy Riffs
10-06-2005, 13:30:50
:lol:

Maybe we should all go.....

novacane
10-06-2005, 13:34:14
Nobody actually goes to Mali. Its nothing more than an elaborate alibi.

Funko
10-06-2005, 13:36:09
What about Bob?

novacane
10-06-2005, 13:37:28
What about Bob?

Funko
10-06-2005, 13:38:13
he went so often they called him...

Never mind. :nervous:

Gramercy Riffs
10-06-2005, 13:38:15
F*ck Bob, what about Ray?

Funko
10-06-2005, 13:38:37
And Egon?

novacane
17-06-2005, 12:54:09
50 CENT has pulled out of LIVE 8 due to scheduling conflicts.

The rapper was due to appear at the Philadelphia leg of the event, which takes place in other major cities including London, Paris, Berlin and Rome.

However, due to a scheduling conflict with his first movie ( :hmm: ) , he will be unable to perform.

I didn't need another reason to dislike this guy.

Immortal Wombat
17-06-2005, 13:01:18
His first movie, appropriately titled "Get Rich or Die Trying"