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10 concerts, 100 artists, 1 million spectators, 2 billion viewers, and 1 message ... to stop 30,000 children dying every single day of extreme poverty.



Published: Fri, 24 Jun 2005 10:35:28 +0000

Last Build Date: Mon, 17 Oct 2005 19:40:52 +0000

 



Live8 DVD Tracklisting

Sat, 15 Oct 2005 10:19:00 +0000

Here is the current tracklisting for the Live8 DVD, released 7 November 2005 (8 November 2005 - US). (Article was indexed by RSS|vp - www.rssvp.com)



LIVE 8 DVD - More Details

Sat, 15 Oct 2005 10:18:00 +0000

The official Live 8 DVD website has had some updates in the last couple of days. The DVD is set to feature the historic reunion between Roger Waters, and Pink Floyd, and includes more than just the set they played on 2nd July, with the inclusion of rehearsal and interview footage of the band. (Article was indexed by RSS|vp - www.rssvp.com)



Who is responsible for Africa's poverty?

Wed, 13 Jul 2005 10:34:33 +0000

Live8, G8, Bono, Bush and Blair: everyone's talking about Africa and its problems. Bob Geldof and Bono have done a good job in recent months to publicise some solutions to Africa's ongoing grinding poverty: increasing aid flows, writing off debts and reducing trade barriers in rich countries. (Article was indexed by RSS|vp - www.rssvp.com)



Editorial: Satisfying summit / Despite the London attack, progress was achieved

Wed, 13 Jul 2005 10:09:20 +0000

It should not have been the case, but the long-planned G-8 summit of the world's economic powers last week was upstaged by another event -- the vicious terrorist attack in London the same day the meeting opened in Scotland. (Article was indexed by RSS|vp - www.rssvp.com)



The Do Something Disease

Tue, 12 Jul 2005 00:00:00 +0000

Despite fawning media coverage, the Live8 concerts watched by two billion music fans demonstrated the self-righteous hypocrisy of entertainment elites. (Article was indexed by RSS|vp - www.rssvp.com)



African head defends G8 agreement

Sat, 09 Jul 2005 20:42:09 +0000

A key African leader has praised the decision by G8 nations to boost aid to poorer countries by $50bn (£28.8bn). (Article was indexed by RSS|vp - www.rssvp.com)



Geldof ... from Live8 to Pendle

Fri, 08 Jul 2005 14:05:41 +0000

Man-of-the-moment Sir Bob Geldof will mark the climax of his forthcoming British tour in Pendle. The artist is expected to perform a mixture of songs from his days with the Boomtown Rats alongside more recent material, as well as talking to the audience during the cabaret-style show. (Article was indexed by RSS|vp - www.rssvp.com)



Good, but not great

Fri, 08 Jul 2005 14:02:52 +0000

Leaders of the Group of Eight countries have concluded their summit in Gleneagles with a series of communiqués, despite the London terrorist attacks that disrupted the meeting. Though the declarations are not as bold as activists had hoped, they nonetheless represent progress on poverty in Africa and—to a lesser extent—climate change and global economic imbalances (Article was indexed by RSS|vp - www.rssvp.com)



Live 8 Gathered 18 Million Viewers on MTV And VH1

Fri, 08 Jul 2005 14:00:48 +0000

MTV and VH1 announced today that more than 18 million total viewers watched the Live 8 concerts, during the 12-8 pm ET broadcast. (Article was indexed by RSS|vp - www.rssvp.com)



Live 8 Organizer Bob Geldof Gets 2006 Nobel Peace Prize Nod

Fri, 08 Jul 2005 13:59:37 +0000

Bob Geldof has been nominated for the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize for his unwavering campaign to help bring relief to Africa. Since first arranging Live Aid in 1985, the 53-year-old has philanthropist has devoted a large portion of his life over the past two decades to raising awareness of the poverty stricken Africa. (Article was indexed by RSS|vp - www.rssvp.com)



Madonna recruits Macca?

Fri, 08 Jul 2005 13:58:29 +0000

Madonna and Sir Paul McCartney discussed a possible collaboration backstage at Live 8 last weekend, according to reports (Article was indexed by RSS|vp - www.rssvp.com)



Tourism becomes a tool to tackle poverty

Fri, 08 Jul 2005 13:57:23 +0000

Africa is suddenly fashionable. The run-up to Live 8 and the G8 meetings have bombarded us with more images of the continent than ever before. Mesmerising music, funky fashions, innovative art, fair-trade food, and tele­vision programmes showing bustling towns and handsome people have no doubt brought the idea of Africa as a holiday destination to the minds of many who have never been there before. (Article was indexed by RSS|vp - www.rssvp.com)



Who Gets To Be The Tomato? (Blog)

Fri, 08 Jul 2005 13:55:38 +0000

So the Live-8 concerts have come and gone, and the final day of the G8 summit is upon us. In light of the events in London this week, I sincerely hope all of the publicity of political leaders gathering together for singular efforts is not just one big puff of smoke blown up the world's ass (Article was indexed by RSS|vp - www.rssvp.com)



G8 puts Africa in spotlight after London attacks

Fri, 08 Jul 2005 13:53:49 +0000

World leaders put Africa at the centre of their annual summit on Friday, determined that the deadly wave of bombings in London should not overshadow their final day of talks. (Article was indexed by RSS|vp - www.rssvp.com)



Apple wins the eyes of Live 8 photographers

Fri, 08 Jul 2005 13:52:45 +0000

The oddest moment of Live 8's London show came shortly after it started, when the photographers closest to the stage were faced with an incredible dilemma. In front of them was Paul McCartney singing "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band," backed by U2, opening the largest concert in the history of the world. Behind them, in a fenced-off area, was Gwyneth Paltrow holding her daughter, Apple, with Coldplay singer Chris Martin. (Article was indexed by RSS|vp - www.rssvp.com)



A new dawn

Fri, 08 Jul 2005 13:50:51 +0000

This month's G8 summit and last week's Live 8 concerts are all highlighting the issue of African poverty and ideas for solving the continent's problems. And among the biggest difficulties is corruption. Emma Clarke finds out what African countries are doing to combat the problem, and how purchasing is contributing to the solution. (Article was indexed by RSS|vp - www.rssvp.com)



Chirac Meets Bob Geldof, Bono At G-8

Fri, 08 Jul 2005 13:49:16 +0000

French President Jacques Chirac met with rock stars Bob Geldof and Bono at his hotel on Friday morning to discuss their efforts to relieve poverty in Africa. (Article was indexed by RSS|vp - www.rssvp.com)



Worldwide Live 8 Concert Initiative Becomes Most Successful Political Call to Action Ever

Fri, 08 Jul 2005 13:47:45 +0000

"The original Live Aid in 1985 raised more than $100 million from tens of thousands of individuals and sponsors," said Simon, "whereas twenty years later, Live 8 has raised the awareness of as many as 2 to 3 billion viewers around the globe on the urgent issue of world hunger and poverty, and in doing so has mobilized more than 25 million messagers to demand their leaders increase aid by some $25 billion. This high-volume response would not have been able to take place twenty years ago without the combination of mobile and Internet technologies." (Article was indexed by RSS|vp - www.rssvp.com)



The Hollywood Shuffle

Fri, 08 Jul 2005 13:45:56 +0000

Did Live 8 raise awareness about African debt and suffering on a global scale...or was it just a chance for has-been acts to get some face time? (Column) (Article was indexed by RSS|vp - www.rssvp.com)



Geldof, Bono praise G-8 for Africa aid

Fri, 08 Jul 2005 13:43:51 +0000

Rockers Bob Geldof and Bono, two of the world's best known Africa fund-raisers, declared victory Friday in their campaign to push leaders at the G-8 summit to double aid to the continent. (Article was indexed by RSS|vp - www.rssvp.com)



Africa welcomes G8 aid, questions implementation

Fri, 08 Jul 2005 13:43:06 +0000

Africa welcomed the Group of Eight's $25 billion boost in annual aid on Friday, but worried the rich world's latest promise may fizzle in the face of Africa's desperate needs. (Article was indexed by RSS|vp - www.rssvp.com)



MTV and VH1 To Re-Air Full Live8

Fri, 08 Jul 2005 13:42:01 +0000

For all of you North American viewers who were disgusted by the MTV/VH1 coverage of the Live8 show - there's hope. (Article was indexed by RSS|vp - www.rssvp.com)



G8 leaders agree big aid boost for Africa

Fri, 08 Jul 2005 13:41:07 +0000

World leaders agreed on Friday to more than double aid for Africa to $50 billion, presenting the deal as a message of hope that countered the hatred behind the London bomb attacks. (Article was indexed by RSS|vp - www.rssvp.com)



Ignore us at your own risk says Bob

Thu, 07 Jul 2005 11:02:57 +0000

As Murrayfield basked in the light from hundreds of glow sticks and camera flashes, an emotional Sir Bob Geldof threw down the gauntlet to the G8 leaders meeting at Gleneagles. Warning them they will pay at the ballot box if they do not answer the demands made by close-on 60,000 people in the stadium, he and U2 frontman Bono called on the eight men to "write a chapter in history we can be proud of". (Article was indexed by RSS|vp - www.rssvp.com)



Pyramix records Live 8 for BBC DVD

Thu, 07 Jul 2005 11:01:53 +0000

The only multi-track recording of Live 8 was made by the BBC for a major DVD release of the event in a few weeks time. (Article was indexed by RSS|vp - www.rssvp.com)



Geldof adds last-ditch Live 8 plea

Thu, 07 Jul 2005 11:00:48 +0000

Rock stars staged a final Live 8 concert in Edinburgh on Wednesday in a last-ditch bid to press leaders of the world's top industrialized nations gathering in nearby Gleneagles to do more to alleviate poverty. (Article was indexed by RSS|vp - www.rssvp.com)



Eyewitness: Live 8 The Final Push

Thu, 07 Jul 2005 10:57:55 +0000

The Live 8 phenomenon made its final stop in Edinburgh on Wednesday, starring an A-list cast and a capacity crowd. (Article was indexed by RSS|vp - www.rssvp.com)



Edinburgh concert wraps up Live 8 push

Thu, 07 Jul 2005 10:56:43 +0000

Actor George Clooney and model Claudia Schiffer were among the celebrities on stage in between performances as spectators watched through the rain at Murrayfield stadium. (Article was indexed by RSS|vp - www.rssvp.com)



Live 8: How did protests become love-ins?

Thu, 07 Jul 2005 10:55:42 +0000

'We don't want your money - we want you', ran one of the slogans at Live 8 in Hyde Park, London. Like so much about this shrieking event, for a while it is difficult to know who is putting forward this mealy mouthed demand. Is it crusading Saint Bob? Or is it scriptwriters for the UK's political class? (Article was indexed by RSS|vp - www.rssvp.com)



A memorable look back at Live 8's great moments

Thu, 07 Jul 2005 10:54:30 +0000

It was built up like the most anticipated movie of the year, the birthday party of all birthday parties, the 21st century version of Woodstock -- Live 8. (Article was indexed by RSS|vp - www.rssvp.com)



Claudia Schiffer Backs Live 8

Thu, 07 Jul 2005 10:52:56 +0000

Supermodel Claudia Schiffer has thrown her considerable influence behind the Live 8 cause. (Article was indexed by RSS|vp - www.rssvp.com)



Over 50,000 Turn Out For Music, Mandela At Live 8 Finale

Thu, 07 Jul 2005 10:51:46 +0000

More than 50,000 people filed into Edinburgh, Scotland's Murrayfield Stadium on Wednesday for the last of Bob Geldof's momentous Live 8 concerts, organized behind a single global mission: to raise awareness and support for the various social and economic issues facing Africa. (Article was indexed by RSS|vp - www.rssvp.com)



Live 8 DVD Coming

Wed, 06 Jul 2005 10:32:58 +0000

EMI will release a DVD of the Live 8 performances in November. (Article was indexed by RSS|vp - www.rssvp.com)



Violent protests at G-8 are 'stupid,' Geldof says

Wed, 06 Jul 2005 10:31:42 +0000

Live-8 organizer Bob Geldof on Tuesday condemned the G-8 protest violence in Scotland's capital and said it would be ''grotesquely irresponsible'' for world leaders at the summit to renege on promises of aid for Africa. (Article was indexed by RSS|vp - www.rssvp.com)



Readers leap to eBay's defence

Wed, 06 Jul 2005 10:30:55 +0000

Another week, another eBay/Live8 complaint. This time the auction site is trying to pull illegal recordings of the Live8 gig from its site. The BPI says that "sadly" it isn't surprised that the recordings are out there. (Article was indexed by RSS|vp - www.rssvp.com)



Police will not humour those trying to force their way in

Wed, 06 Jul 2005 10:29:23 +0000

Midge Ure said they would be there, city council papers referred to them, but police say they will definitely not be featuring. Not stars of stage, screen or recording studio, who will be well-represented at Murrayfield tonight, but the big screens which were to have been sited outside the ground for the last Live 8 gig. (Article was indexed by RSS|vp - www.rssvp.com)



Africa Ignores a Mote in Its Eye

Wed, 06 Jul 2005 10:28:05 +0000

This is Africa's week on the world stage. It began Saturday with actual stages in many countries where rock stars played up the continent's needs during the "Live-8" concerts. That was followed by an African summit on Monday and Tuesday, and Wednesday a Group of Eight summit opens with a heavy focus on aid to Africa. (Article was indexed by RSS|vp - www.rssvp.com)



Moving on from Live 8

Wed, 06 Jul 2005 10:25:18 +0000

"It's a little bit of a dilemma, to think of the nations that have helped make Africa poor. And now we look to these nations for help." (Mighty Popo, African Guitar Summit, Live 8 Concert.) (Article was indexed by RSS|vp - www.rssvp.com)



Bizzle, Bob and Branston get Live

Wed, 06 Jul 2005 10:23:58 +0000

RWD got a Live 8 excloose when we were asked to accompany Lethal Bizzle to Edinburgh for the day (Article was indexed by RSS|vp - www.rssvp.com)



Editorial: Every 3 seconds

Wed, 06 Jul 2005 10:22:35 +0000

The organizers of the Live 8 concert extravaganza succeeded in getting one message through to millions: One person dies every three seconds across the developing world because of poverty. In Africa the key killers are AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. (Article was indexed by RSS|vp - www.rssvp.com)



Live Ate - How our Chef Coleman fed hundreds at Live 8 Philly

Wed, 06 Jul 2005 10:21:31 +0000

Successfully organizing and staging such an event is a monumental achievement under any circumstances. But Philadelphia had only 32 days to accomplish the logistical miracle that happened on Saturday. (Article was indexed by RSS|vp - www.rssvp.com)



People Agreed With Me About Live-8

Wed, 06 Jul 2005 10:19:27 +0000

Seldom does anyone ever say I'm right. The two articles I wrote on Live-8 it seems some people agreed with, perhaps not in total, but generally. I suspect many are cynical from their distrust of Bill Gates. They may very well be right Gates may have been the bucks behind the Concert. (Article was indexed by RSS|vp - www.rssvp.com)



MP nominates Geldof for Nobel

Wed, 06 Jul 2005 10:18:13 +0000

Norwegian member of parliament nominated Irish rocker and charity champion Bob Geldof on Wednesday for the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize for his work to help poor nations. (Article was indexed by RSS|vp - www.rssvp.com)



UNICEF calls for end to compassion fatigue over Ethiopia's dying children

Wed, 06 Jul 2005 10:16:25 +0000

Amid all the excitement of the Live 8 concerts and G8 meetings, donors are showing increasingly worrying signs of compassion fatigue over the plight of Ethiopia's severely malnourished and dying children, UNICEF warned today. (Article was indexed by RSS|vp - www.rssvp.com)



In reversal, police to allow G-8 march

Wed, 06 Jul 2005 10:15:22 +0000

Scottish police on Wednesday said they would allow protesters to march to the edge of the G-8 summit venue, hours after they canceled a planned demonstration following outbreaks of violence. (Article was indexed by RSS|vp - www.rssvp.com)



G8 protest goes virtual

Wed, 06 Jul 2005 10:14:20 +0000

As G8 demonstrations gather pace in Scotland, internet users are taking advantage of a virtual demonstration taking place on the web. (Article was indexed by RSS|vp - www.rssvp.com)



'Peaches pinched my bum'

Wed, 06 Jul 2005 10:13:13 +0000

Pete Doherty claims his embarrassing Live 8 performance was down to Peaches Geldof making a pass at him just before he went on stage. (Article was indexed by RSS|vp - www.rssvp.com)



Angelina Jolie Adopting Ethiopian Girl

Wed, 06 Jul 2005 10:12:24 +0000

Angelina Jolie, who has been romantically linked with her "Mr. & Mrs. Smith" co-star Brad Pitt, is adopting an orphaned Ethiopian baby girl. (Image: Movie star Angelina Jolie with her son Maddox at the Live 8 Africa Calling concert, held at the Eden Project in Cornwall, England, July 2, 2005. Jolie is adopting another child, an orphaned Ethiopian baby girl.) (Article was indexed by RSS|vp - www.rssvp.com)



Live 8 Highlights Bush's Record On Africa Aid

Wed, 06 Jul 2005 10:10:34 +0000

Activists see positive steps, urge more action to end extreme poverty On stage, the July 2 LIVE 8 concerts may have been about the music, but backstage musicians and celebrities were talking about poverty in Africa. (Article was indexed by RSS|vp - www.rssvp.com)



www.global-moveon.org calls on Geldorf and Live8 to Move On

Wed, 06 Jul 2005 10:05:42 +0000

www.global-moveon.org has joined the chorus of critics of Geldorf and Live8 claiming that his failure to address the real issues has made Live8 nothing more than a Western exercise in feeling good about itself. (Article was indexed by RSS|vp - www.rssvp.com)



Make Poverty History: We must Seize the Day

Wed, 06 Jul 2005 10:04:24 +0000

Gordon Brown yesterday urged the G8 leaders who will gather in Gleneagles today to 'seize the moment' and make poverty history. The Chancellor has been a key architect behind plans to cancel the debts of up to 38 of the poorest countries in Africa and the EU's decision to double aid to the continent. (Article was indexed by RSS|vp - www.rssvp.com)



Livid about Live8 and global group-think? Declaring our independence

Wed, 06 Jul 2005 10:02:55 +0000

Are you livid about Live8, the latest mega-exercise in global group-think? Well, you should be! Or were you, too, suckered in by empty ads like "Be Part of History?" (Article was indexed by RSS|vp - www.rssvp.com)



Airfield exclusion zone extended for Live8

Wed, 06 Jul 2005 10:02:09 +0000

An exclusion zone around a former Devon airfield which prevented prospective revellers gathering for an illegal rave has remained in place for an extra week. Officers decided to keep the exclusion zone around Smeatharpe airfield until after the Live8 concerts had finished, in order to stave off any possible attempt at an illegal gig by people who did not have tickets for the London show. (Article was indexed by RSS|vp - www.rssvp.com)



We'll keep the cash, say Razorlight

Wed, 06 Jul 2005 10:01:01 +0000

Last night, Razorlight declared they will not be donating any profits from increased album sales this week to Live8's charitable arm, despite a plea by David Gilmour of Pink Floyd (Article was indexed by RSS|vp - www.rssvp.com)



Desper8 times, desper8 measures

Wed, 06 Jul 2005 09:59:39 +0000

Never mind combating global poverty, dealing with the old green-eyed monster is hard enough (Article was indexed by RSS|vp - www.rssvp.com)



More Music join the Live8 stage

Wed, 06 Jul 2005 09:57:56 +0000

Three community music workers from Morecambe had the experience of their lives when they ended up at a Live8 event featuring the cream of African musicians and megastar Peter Gabriel. (Article was indexed by RSS|vp - www.rssvp.com)



Reddish U2 fan bags great weekend at Live8

Wed, 06 Jul 2005 09:56:59 +0000

A U2 fanatic enjoyed the experience of a life-time at the weekend, after a chance meeting with her rock hero Bono led to her being featured at the Live 8 concert - watched by billions. (Article was indexed by RSS|vp - www.rssvp.com)



"We Care!"

Wed, 06 Jul 2005 09:56:04 +0000

According to Bob Geldof, two billion people watched his snazzy Live8 concert thingamajig. Therefore, he declared, "It's now for the leaders to act." He also added, "Now feel the force of the gale that's hit you." At the top of Geldof's gale-force demands: debt relief for African nations. (Article was indexed by RSS|vp - www.rssvp.com)



60,000 music fans expected at final Live8 gig

Wed, 06 Jul 2005 09:55:20 +0000

Nearly 60,000 people have begun to gather in Edinburgh for the final Live 8 concert. The gig at Murrayfield is due to begin at 7pm tonight with a line-up that includes James Brown, Bono and Travis. (Article was indexed by RSS|vp - www.rssvp.com)



G8 march called off as violence flares up

Wed, 06 Jul 2005 09:54:28 +0000

The official march to the edge of Gleneagles to mark the opening of the G8 summit in Scotland was cancelled today amid chaotic scenes after police came under attack from hundreds of protesters. (Article was indexed by RSS|vp - www.rssvp.com)



Africa, Climate Dominate G8 Agenda

Tue, 05 Jul 2005 20:24:00 +0000

Rarely in the history of the G8 summit have so many expectations been foisted upon the world's most powerful leaders. And rarely has there been such wide consensus that eight men have the power to change the world. The Live8 concerts for Africa have left an indelible mark among generations of people who now seem convinced that something substantial can be done to make poverty history. (Article was indexed by RSS|vp - www.rssvp.com)



Auchterarder villagers braced for invasion of Geldof hordes

Tue, 05 Jul 2005 20:22:00 +0000

Bob Geldof, organiser of last weekend's Live8 concerts, is reportedly to be allowed through the multi-layered steel fence that surrounds the hotel's world-famous golf courses - the biggest barrier built in these parts since Hadrian tried to repel the Picts - but supporters of Geldof's Make Poverty History campaign will be kept out. (Article was indexed by RSS|vp - www.rssvp.com)



The 'Nightingale' Sings

Tue, 05 Jul 2005 20:20:00 +0000

Baaba Maal, the man known as the 'Nightingale' for his high, clear singing voice is now using those lungs to put the western world right about Africa. Live8 and its predecessor Live Aid made legends out of white musicians who sang about a continent some of them had never visited. (Article was indexed by RSS|vp - www.rssvp.com)



Does rock have a role in political change?

Tue, 05 Jul 2005 20:18:00 +0000

It was quite disconcerting to watch Live8 on TV over the weekend. The tattooed brigade of performers strutting their hits, interspersed with images of death and despair — yet another malnourished African kid with flies buzzing around his head. (Article was indexed by RSS|vp - www.rssvp.com)



The Insider - July 6

Tue, 05 Jul 2005 20:16:00 +0000

Wether he knows it or not, Bob Geldof is an unofficial ambassador to London's 2012 Olympic bid. Live 8, the largest live concert in history, has kept London at the heart of the international news agenda during the International Olympic Committee (IOC) session in Singapore that will decide the city to host the 2012 Games. (Article was indexed by RSS|vp - www.rssvp.com)



Debt relief not enough to lift Africa from poverty - Nobel laureate

Tue, 05 Jul 2005 20:14:00 +0000

Writing off Africa's debt, boosting aid and improving trade conditions are not enough to bring the continent out of poverty, Nobel Peace Prize winner Wangari Maathai said today. (Article was indexed by RSS|vp - www.rssvp.com)



Who did Live 8 Help?

Tue, 05 Jul 2005 20:13:00 +0000

While some Africans were unaware a concert for their benefit was even occuring, record sales for the artists who performed at the free concerts were soaring. (Article was indexed by RSS|vp - www.rssvp.com)



One more Live 8 concert to go

Tue, 05 Jul 2005 20:11:00 +0000

Live 8 organizers are preparing for their final concert, scheduled to take place at Edinburgh's Murrayfield Stadium on Wednesday. The show will feature performances by the likes of Annie Lennox, the Proclaimers, the Corrs, and Youssou N'Dour. (Article was indexed by RSS|vp - www.rssvp.com)



Charity begins with a home

Tue, 05 Jul 2005 20:09:00 +0000

When Dave Gilmour played at last night's Live 8 concert, it was not the first time that the Pink Floyd guitarist had done his bit for charity. In 2003, Gilmour sold his house in Little Venice, west London, to Earl Spencer and gave the entire £3·6 million proceeds to Crisis. (Article was indexed by RSS|vp - www.rssvp.com)



Stars prepare for last Live 8 gig

Tue, 05 Jul 2005 20:08:00 +0000

Pop stars Ronan Keating, The Sugababes, The Corrs, Natasha Bedingfield and Texas are preparing to play the final Live 8 concert in Edinburgh. (Article was indexed by RSS|vp - www.rssvp.com)



Live 8 Breaks Records for Interactive Tech

Tue, 05 Jul 2005 20:03:00 +0000

A massive text- messaging campaign for the poverty-fighting Live 8 concerts over the weekend flattened the previous record for an SMS campaign: More than 26 million attendees and TV viewers sent text messages expressing their support for debt relief for African nations, organizers said. (Article was indexed by RSS|vp - www.rssvp.com)



Live 8's Michael Cohl 'loved' Barrie concert, disappointed Celine was booed

Tue, 05 Jul 2005 20:02:00 +0000

After a few days to reflect on Canada's Live 8 show, organizer Michael Cohl said Tuesday that he "loved it all" but conceded he was disappointed by crowd reaction to Celine Dion's video performance. (Article was indexed by RSS|vp - www.rssvp.com)



The world is watching

Tue, 05 Jul 2005 20:01:00 +0000

The scale of the expectations, boosted by the excitement generated by last weekend's extraordinary Live 8 concerts, means it is especially important not to confuse spin with substance. (Article was indexed by RSS|vp - www.rssvp.com)



Time to go local

Tue, 05 Jul 2005 20:00:00 +0000

Public disengagement from traditional political activity and decline in trust in government have dominated debate in the past decade. How to re-engage people has had much less coverage. Yet the Live 8 concerts and Edinburgh's G8 march have shown engagement is there to be tapped. (Article was indexed by RSS|vp - www.rssvp.com)



'The poor will be heard. We'll speak for them'

Tue, 05 Jul 2005 19:59:00 +0000

Bob Geldof arrived in Edinburgh last night to lead a mass rebellion to the G8 summit as he demanded justice for the world's poor. (Article was indexed by RSS|vp - www.rssvp.com)



Live 8 webcasts underscore maturity of streaming video

Tue, 05 Jul 2005 19:58:00 +0000

How times have changed since Victoria's Secret tried to broadcast its Spring Fashion Show over the Internet more than six years ago. (Article was indexed by RSS|vp - www.rssvp.com)



Live 8 goals under threat

Tue, 05 Jul 2005 19:57:00 +0000

Politics threatened to derail the idealism of Live 8 as key planks of the African poverty rescue package remained in doubt on the eve of the G8 summit. (Article was indexed by RSS|vp - www.rssvp.com)



Geldof condemns protest violence, urges G-8 leaders to come through on African aid promises

Tue, 05 Jul 2005 19:56:00 +0000

Live-8 organizer Bob Geldof on Tuesday condemned the G-8 protest violence in Scotland's capital and said it would be "grotesquely irresponsible" for world leaders at the summit to renege on promises of aid for Africa. (Article was indexed by RSS|vp - www.rssvp.com)



Best Live 8 London flickr set (Images)

Tue, 05 Jul 2005 09:33:55 +0000

If you're looking for Live 8 London photos, this is the best set I've found on flickr so far. (Article was indexed by RSS|vp - www.rssvp.com)



Leading economist wants to make poverty history

Tue, 05 Jul 2005 09:30:53 +0000

One day last March I picked up that issue of Time magazine with the cover headline "How to End Poverty," thinking it was something every good American should know how to do. (Article was indexed by RSS|vp - www.rssvp.com)



U.S. LIVE 8 Attendees Show Support for Africa

Tue, 05 Jul 2005 09:28:56 +0000

A free concert featuring some of the world's most popular musical acts drew an enormous crowd to the Philadelphia Museum of Art on July 2, but for many in the crowd the attraction went beyond the music. (Article was indexed by RSS|vp - www.rssvp.com)



Clearing the books in Africa

Tue, 05 Jul 2005 09:27:45 +0000

Mr. Blair has pressed for massive new aid for Africa to go with debt cancellation -- $25 billion in new funds by 2010, roughly double current figures. A wave of popular sentiment, embodied in Saturday's "Live 8" concerts on four continents, also has raised international pressure for grander commitments. (Article was indexed by RSS|vp - www.rssvp.com)



Crazy Pete Hits Back At Live 8 Slurs

Tue, 05 Jul 2005 09:25:16 +0000

Troubled rocker Pete Doherty has defended his shambolic performance at Live 8 and DENIED he was on drugs. (Article was indexed by RSS|vp - www.rssvp.com)



Melding Gravity and Guilt at Live 8

Tue, 05 Jul 2005 09:24:18 +0000

The symmetry was clear between the Group of 8 summit meeting, which begins in Scotland on Wednesday, and Saturday's Live 8 concerts, which were staged to pressure the G-8 leaders on policies affecting Africa. The concerts took place in the eight major industrial countries represented by the group (along with a concert belatedly added in South Africa). And like the G-8 meeting, they hinged on the privileged addressing the problems of the impoverished. (Article was indexed by RSS|vp - www.rssvp.com)



Live 8 attracts 9.6m UK viewers

Tue, 05 Jul 2005 09:23:06 +0000

The Live 8 concerts attracted a peak audience of 9.6 million viewers on BBC One on Saturday evening. (Article was indexed by RSS|vp - www.rssvp.com)



Concert review: Live 8, London

Tue, 05 Jul 2005 09:18:48 +0000

If you want to end wars and stuff, Arlo Guthrie Jr. always said, you've gotta sing loud; and several of the finest and best-loved performers around sang loud, and well, at London's Live 8 concert Saturday trying to bring an end to poverty. (Article was indexed by RSS|vp - www.rssvp.com)



One in three Canadians watched Live 8

Tue, 05 Jul 2005 09:17:17 +0000

Despite the lure of the great outdoors on a long weekend, a "stunning" 10.5 million Canadians tuned in Saturday to watch some or all of Live 8 on television, CTV said Monday. (Article was indexed by RSS|vp - www.rssvp.com)



Brad Pitt joins big names flying in for Murrayfield gig

Tue, 05 Jul 2005 09:16:21 +0000

Hollywood star Brad Pitt has flown into Edinburgh as big name stars began to arrive in the Capital ahead of tomorrow night's Murrayfield gig. (Article was indexed by RSS|vp - www.rssvp.com)



After Live 8: Bootlegs Hit eBay; Kickoff Tops Charts; LP Sales Spike

Tue, 05 Jul 2005 09:15:36 +0000

Less than a day after the worldwide Live 8 shows, bootleg DVDs of the concerts were already being offered on eBay. By Tuesday (July 5), the auction company had begun removing the illegal discs from the site following complaints from the British. (Article was indexed by RSS|vp - www.rssvp.com)



iTunes Live8 McCartney/U2 Track Fast Release

Tue, 05 Jul 2005 09:14:31 +0000

Hot on the heels of the hugely successful Live8 concert in London, Apple's iTunes Music Store has made the opening performance of The Beatles's "Sergeant Pepper" (sung by McCartney with U2) available for purchase through its store. (Article was indexed by RSS|vp - www.rssvp.com)



Spcial Virgin Atlantic Live 8 flight takes off to Edingurgh for 'The Long Walk to Justice'

Tue, 05 Jul 2005 09:12:16 +0000

Virgin Atlantic will today fly the key organisers of The Long Walk to Justice, Live 8, Make Poverty History and the One Campaign in America on a special flight to Edinburgh. Over 150 people flew over from New York last night to join a similar number from the UK, Asia, Africa and Latin America on today's special flight from Heathrow to Edinburgh. Also onboard were a number of celebrities who have been vocal in their support for the campaign. (Article was indexed by RSS|vp - www.rssvp.com)



Your say on Live 8 and the G8 summit

Tue, 05 Jul 2005 09:10:59 +0000

We're asking for your views on the G8 summit and the efforts of the Live 8 campaign to force the world's richest nations to put an end to poverty in Africa. (Article was indexed by RSS|vp - www.rssvp.com)



Hope for more than talk from G8

Tue, 05 Jul 2005 09:09:47 +0000

African expatriates living in Wales have mixed feelings about the likelihood of G8 leaders ending absolute poverty on their continent. (Article was indexed by RSS|vp - www.rssvp.com)



Fans get into MMS at Live8

Tue, 05 Jul 2005 09:08:59 +0000

At one point, over 200 MMS pictures a minute were sent by fans to video screens at the Hyde Park concert on Saturday. (Article was indexed by RSS|vp - www.rssvp.com)



Live8 boosts AOL plans for free portal

Tue, 05 Jul 2005 09:07:51 +0000

Live8 has boosted AOL, which held the online broadcast rights, and online advertisers associated with the event. (Article was indexed by RSS|vp - www.rssvp.com)



Pink Floyd's charity plea

Tue, 05 Jul 2005 09:07:08 +0000

Pink Floyd's David Gilmour has called on his fellow Live8 artists to give any profits they make from the show to charity. (Article was indexed by RSS|vp - www.rssvp.com)



Rock reaches for its summit

Tue, 05 Jul 2005 09:06:19 +0000

"Live8," hyperventilated Coldplay singer Chris Martin before they gallivanted into Fix You, "is the greatest thing that has been organised in the history of the world." (Article was indexed by RSS|vp - www.rssvp.com)



Pseudo-messianic Live 8 celebrities (Blog)

Tue, 05 Jul 2005 09:05:19 +0000

Ugh, but this Live8 nonsense turns my stomach. The cheap egotism and particularly the delusions of grandeur among the participants really make me want to give these people a good old fashioned attitude adjustment up side the head. (Article was indexed by RSS|vp - www.rssvp.com)



Did Poles know it was Live 8?

Tue, 05 Jul 2005 09:03:38 +0000

The rock band U2, with their lead-singing poverty activist, Bono, play in Poland this Tuesday, still glowing from the success of the Live8 concerts at the weekend. Organizers say that a worldwide TV audience of 2 billion people watched some, if not all, of the events on Saturday. But how many Poles tuned in to watch? (Article was indexed by RSS|vp - www.rssvp.com)



Will Live8 and the Edinburgh march 'make poverty history?'

Tue, 05 Jul 2005 09:02:45 +0000

Saturday's huge events, held in the run-up to this week's G8 summit, called for justice and aid for poverty-stricken Africa It raised awareness of the problems in Africa, so I suppose it's helped more than damaged. It's involved young people too (Article was indexed by RSS|vp - www.rssvp.com)