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2005-11-04 08:29:03

By Ian Simpson LISBON (Reuters) - Madonna stole the show at the MTV Europe Music Awards on Thursday with the first live televised performance of her new single "Hung Up," emerging from a giant glitter ball wearing purple leather boots and matching leotard. The 47-year-old queen of pop rocked the Atlantic Pavilion on one of the music industry's most important nights outside the United States, and said she still got a kick out of playing to a crowd. "After I fell off my horse it was...

2005-10-28 20:17:11

By Emmanuel LeGrand LONDON (Billboard) - The Live 8 series of 10 free concerts this past July were not meant to be fund-raisers, but they have generated a surplus of more than $12 million, Billboard has learned. The money will be put toward relief projects in Africa. Organizers say total costs for the shows were in the region of 10 million pounds. Revenue from sponsors, TV and DVD rights, mobile phone texting and other such ancillary sources as merchandising and photo rights not...

2005-10-25 18:11:49

By Paul Majendie LONDON (Reuters) - Irish rock star Bob Geldof said on Tuesday that the Live 8 concerts in July had been successful in motivating the young to care about Africa's woes. "It was a bizarre confluence of politics and populism," the rocker turned activist said of rock 'n' roll's greatest line-up ever, designed to pressure world leaders to alleviate poverty. However Geldof said: "Some people may, perhaps correctly, view Live 8 as the blink of an eye. Five days later, the...

2005-10-25 09:40:21

Please read in 18th paragraph: "...Live 8 organizer Bob Geldof." instead of "...Live 8 organizer Bob Geldoff." Corrects spelling of name. By Steve James NEW YORK (Reuters) - He was a progressive rock star in the '70s, an MTV video icon in the '80s and a world music guru for the new millennium. He's also a record producer, songwriter, political activist and musical talent scout. A kind of multi-media artist-rebel -- with many causes. Now Peter Gabriel has a new title -- director of...

2005-10-25 10:29:06

By Paul Majendie LONDON (Reuters) - Bob Geldof said on Tuesday that the Live 8 concerts in July were "not the blinking of an eye but a devastating bomb" that could motivate the young to care about Africa's woes. "It was a bizarre confluence of politics and populism," the rocker turned activist said of rock 'n' roll's greatest line-up ever, designed to pressure world leaders to alleviate poverty. Leaders of the Group of Eight industrial nations -- meeting shortly after the concerts...

2005-10-25 10:23:38

By Paul Majendie LONDON (Reuters) - Bob Geldof said on Tuesday that the Live 8 concerts in July were "not the blinking of an eye but a devastating bomb" that could motivate the young to care about Africa's woes. "It was a bizarre confluence of politics and populism," the rocker turned activist said of rock 'n' roll's greatest line-up ever, designed to pressure world leaders to alleviate poverty. Leaders of the Group of Eight industrial nations -- meeting shortly after the concerts...

2005-10-06 07:44:14

By Alister Doyle OSLO (Reuters) - The U.N.'s nuclear watchdog and its head, Mohamed ElBaradei, have taken over as a bookmakers' favorite to win the Nobel Peace Prize Friday, six decades after the U.S. atom bombing of Hiroshima. The 1995 and 1985 prizes went to ban-the-bomb campaigners and many experts expect that the secretive five-member Nobel committee is also likely to commemorate the 1945 bombing when it announces its choice from 199 candidates in Oslo at 0900 GMT on Friday....

2005-10-06 06:38:24

By Alister Doyle OSLO (Reuters) - The U.N.'s nuclear watchdog and its head, Mohamed ElBaradei, have taken over as a bookmakers' favorite to win the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday, six decades after the U.S. atom bombing of Hiroshima. The 1995 and 1985 prizes went to ban-the-bomb campaigners and many experts expect that the secretive five-member Nobel committee is also likely to commemorate the 1945 bombing when it announces its choice from 199 candidates in Oslo at 0900 GMT on Friday....

2005-10-03 03:45:24

By Alister Doyle OSLO (Reuters) - Irish rock stars Bob Geldof and Bono are among the bookmakers' tips to win the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday, alongside more orthodox candidates like campaigners against nuclear arms or a peace broker for Indonesia. Experts are divided about whether the secretive five-member committee would dare to broaden the scope of the $1.3 million award in 2005 to honor Geldof or Bono, who have campaigned for years to ease hunger and poverty in Africa. Last year,...

2005-09-06 11:44:50

DUBLIN (Reuters) - Irish rocker and anti-poverty campaigner Bob Geldof could find a new role for himself herding sheep in a Dublin park after the council voted to give him freedom of the city. Freemen of the capital have the right to graze sheep on common ground within the city boundaries and Geldof could follow in the footsteps of fellow rockers U2 who brought lambs into central Dublin's St Stephen's Green when they received the honor six years ago. "The truth is I do have 14...


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