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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...

2005-09-06 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...

2005-07-15 08:08:15

By Mike Collett-White LONDON (Reuters) - Remember Live 8? Two weeks after Bob Geldof assembled the greatest rock-'n-roll lineup ever to pressure world leaders to alleviate poverty, people are questioning whether musicians and celebrities should do anything other than entertain. Two Irish rockers, Geldof and U2 frontman Bono, rubbed shoulders with the world's most powerful men in Scotland during a summit earlier this month, calling for more aid and debt relief and prounouncing themselves...

2005-07-12 13:29:14

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The executive producer of global anti-poverty campaign Live 8 will head a new business for live entertainment programing created by America Online Inc., XM Satellite Radio Inc. and event presenter AEG, the companies said on Tuesday. Kevin Wall, executive producer of the star-studded Live 8 aid concert for African countries that included performances from cities around the globe, is a co-founder and chief executive of the new venture, called Network Live. The venture,...

2005-07-12 12:39:20

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The executive producer of global anti-poverty campaign Live 8 will head a new business for live entertainment programing created by America Online Inc., XM Satellite Radio Inc. and event presenter AEG, the companies said on Tuesday. Kevin Wall, executive producer of the star-studded Live 8 aid concert for African countries that included performances from cities around the globe, is a co-founder and chief executive of the new venture, called Network Live. The new...

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2005-07-11 09:45:00

NEW YORK/LOS ANGELES -- In the hours leading up to the TV broadcast of Live 8, AOL senior VP of programing Bill Wilson watched from his desk in New York as the number of visitors to his site's concert coverage grew. MTV was set to air the event at noon ET July 2, when Wilson expected a nosedive in traffic. People would leave the Web, he reasoned, to watch the concerts on TV. Meanwhile, AOL was streaming feeds from shows in six countries and, aside from a few technical glitches, everything was...

2005-07-08 13:58:01

By Andrew Gray GLENEAGLES, Scotland (Reuters) - 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. The announcement was the culmination of a Group of Eight summit of rich nations hosted by British Prime Minister Tony Blair, who had been determined to focus on African poverty despite Thursday's attacks, which killed more than 50 people. "We speak today in the...

2005-07-08 12:18:46

GLENEAGLES, Scotland (Reuters) - Rock musicians Bob Geldof and Bono, who have spearheaded a global push to tackle African poverty, broadly welcomed a pledge on Friday by the Group of Eight (G8) nations to double aid to Africa. "Six hundred thousand people will be alive to remember this G8 in Gleneagles who would have lost their lives to a mosquito bite," Bono said, referring to the difference he thought the extra aid would make to fighting malaria. "If an Irish rock star can quote...


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