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Something to look forward to. :)

LIVE 8 is set to be released on a four-disc DVD on November 7.

Live footage of the historical concert, which took place simultaneously at nine worldwide venues on July 2, will be brought together for the first time featuring sets from U2, Muse, Scissor Sisters, Robbie Williams , Madonna, Elton John, Coldplay, REM, Pink Floyd, Dido, Paul McCartney and Keane.

Three discs of the package will feature performances taken from the Live 8 shows staged in London and Philadelphia alongside key highlights from the seven other events staged across the world. Every artist who performed at London’s Hyde Park and Philadelphia’s Museum Of Art appear on the DVD.

The Live 8 DVD will feature the one-off duets from McCartney and George Michael, Elton and Pete Doherty and Coldplay featuring Richard Ashcroft - as well as the all-star finale of ’Hey Jude’ (featuring NME’s very own Dan Martin).

Footage from the Philadelphia leg of the event will include Kaiser Chiefs, Destiny's Child, Bon Jovi and Stevie Wonder.

Disc 4 will include exclusive extras, featuring a never-been-seen backstage documentary filmed at Hyde Park, Pink Floyd’s Live 8 reunion rehearsal, more acts from Live 8’s global concerts such as McFly and Bjork in Tokyo, films by The Who and Travis and a contribution from Ricky Gervais.

The special features section will offer highlights from Edinburgh’s Final Push concert at Murrayfield Stadium on July 6, which will include performances from James Brown, Travis and The Proclaimers.

Single disc sets for the Paris, Berlin, Rome and Toronto Live 8 concerts will also be made available.

Live 8 organiser Bob Geldof said: “I hope this will be the biggest selling DVD of all time. It deserves to be. More importantly perhaps, it should be, for it will help us achieve our goal of changing the lives of the extreme poor for the better and making our generation the one that helped end the disgrace of poverty.”

A generous royalty from the sales of the Live 8 DVD is set to go to the Band Aid Trust for the relief of hunger and poverty in Africa.

Source: http://www.nme.com/news/113604.htm

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Guest gnr>everything

Did you even read the message? Live 8 was a concert done to get people aware of the problems in Africa and to get the G8 to give money to Africa. It was a ton of bands that played at a bunch of different olaces, not one.

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Here is Axl's attorney's response to the suit:

AXL ROSE's Attorney: 'Clerical Error' Is To Blame For All Royalties Being Sent To Singer - Aug. 26, 2005 

Axl Rose's attorney has told the Los Angeles Times that "a clerical error" by the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) is to blame for all GUNS N' ROSES-related publishing royalties being sent to the singer, thereby bypassing the band's other partners, Slash and Duff McKagan.

Slash and Duff, otherwise known as Saul Hudson and Michael McKagan, are suing band leader Rose fraudulently naming himself sole administrator of the band's copyrights, jilting his former partners out of their shares of revenue that Hudson and McKagan's lawyer said totals about $500,000 a year.

The suit accuses Rose of "suffering an apparent attack of arrogance and ego" and says "he is no longer willing to acknowledge the contributions of his former partners and bandmates in having created some of rock's greatest hits."

But Howard Weitzman, Rose's lawyer, told the Los Angeles Times that the singer had asked to receive only his portion of royalties, and that the overpayment was due to a clerical error by the society. Weitzman said Rose had returned the extra funds to the organization.

Last year, Hudson and McKagan filed their first suit against Rose. This one alleged that the singer had wrongly claimed ownership of the group's assets after he quit GUNS N' ROSES in 1995. It also claimed that Rose had blocked Hudson and McKagan from licensing the band's recordings to movie producers, "costing the GUNS N' ROSES partnership millions of dollars to date." The case is pending. 





what band?

good of them to represent everybody like that.

even and especially those wh would choos to NOT be represented by a disgusting capitalist machine like the recording industry,

thats the most diliberate mistake we all make with a charity cases: we presume that these people NEED help and not GUIDANCE.

seriously, how do you belittle mankind more than with guilty charity?

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