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Old 06-22-2005, 11:17 AM   #1
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Who would be a good NAME/ newsmaking addition to Live 8?

The reformation of Pink Floyd (for just this concert) had me thinking that there are other bands out there who would give Live 8 a huge boost in terms of promotion of the event that would wow the world and get people's attention. I mean, one can't deny the Pink Floyd news was/ is huge relatively speaking. Are there any other bands/ individuals that would make Live 8 the concert event of the decade outside of the bands already on the bill that aren't performing. Sure a true reunion perfromance of Sunny Day Real Estate under their own name at Live 8 would be great for "me" but not a big deal. I'm talking Pink Floyd big deal.

Anyone got names?

People are saying we might see a Spice Girls reunion and Michael Jackson at one of the shows. Thats big star power.

I'd say the Police, Van Halen with Diamond Dave and "Van" Hagar. Maybe Zeppelin even though Bonham is dead. How about a Cream reunion or all three of the famous Yardbirds (Beck, Clapton, and Page) getting together on stage for that one night?

What about a Wham reunion? That would also be up there with Pink Floyd.

Any other suggestions. Geldof and Bono reaching for that kind of legend power would definitely attract attention. Wouldn't those guys be up for it?
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Axl should set aside his differences and show up with Velvet Revolver for a night.
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Re: Who would be a good NAME/ newsmaking addition to Live 8?

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Maybe Zeppelin even though Bonham is dead. How about a Cream reunion or all three of the famous Yardbirds (Beck, Clapton, and Page) getting together on stage for that one night?
Those were the first three that came to mind. The latter would be especially interesting. Zeppelin already did the reunion experience at Live Aid, and I think the Phil Collins fiasco made them wary of repeating a performance without Bonzo (although Jason Bonham or Dave Grohl, like many have said, would do a decent enough job). Then again, if Live8 wanted to get Grammy style crazy, they could unite Roger Daltrey, Pete Townshend, Krist Novoselic, and Dave Grohl to perform a Teen Spirt/Baba O'Riley medley.



I would have like to have seen the Pumpkins reform for this.
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The Pumpkins, although not huge, would be a good reunion in the US shows. I doubt D'Arcy would come back or would she?
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Jason Bonham would fit IMO for a Zep reunion. I sort of wonder if Page, Plant, and Jones get along though. Stuff like that would surpass a Pink Floyd reunion IMO.

Hell! Even a Wham reunion would be huge!
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Spice Girls? Seems pretty definite they are doing it.
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Ummmm....
MICHAEL JACKSON and his travelling freakshow.
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howsabout any artists actually FROM Africa?
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A reunited Beatles with the other 2 coming back from the dead that would make some headlines I'm sure. But not as much as....

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Reunited Police
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Even though I'm not a fan, a reunited Police would be a big add to any of the shows. In honor of the first LiveAid, how about a Queen tribute medley?
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Sound fucking Garden (at least for one show)
the orginal Genesis (Peter Gabriel on vox)
McCartney, Starr, and Julian Lennon and Harrison's son
Zepp with Jason Bonham
Faith No More with Jim Martin
The Police
Alice in Chains as a trio
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the orginal Helmet
Depeche Mode with Alan Wilder

among others, I guess
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and The Who with Dave Grohl and Les Claypool or Flea on bass
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howsabout any artists actually FROM Africa?
I think Geldof made a good point about that in an interview he had..
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the original Genesis (Peter Gabriel on vox)


Not that that many people would go nuts about it, but I know a lot of people that would... We were all at Musical Box in December when they made their appearance in L.A. doing 'Lamb Lies Down On Broadway'

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