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Rock ‘n’ roll is all about excess – so with MTV providing selected TV coverage, AOL Webcasting the entire event (at and XMsatellite radio broadcasting all the shows as well the hardest part of this historic event is deciding when too much is just enough.
*The London concert begins at 6 a.m. local time July 2 on Saturday. Take a breath: Pink Floyd, Bob Geldof, U2, Madonna, Paul McCartney, Coldplay, R.E.M., Sting, Mariah Carey, Travis, Snoop Dogg, The Killers, Keane, Joss Stone, Dido, Robbie Williams, Elton John and Pink Floyd.
Okay, Pink Floyd was mentioned twice but that’s how musically historic this reunion – after nearly a quarter century – is. No individual gig times have been announced.
*The Philadelphia show starts at noon on Saturday, and has one of the best line-ups. The Dave Matthews Band, Stevie Wonder, Kaiser Chiefs, Linkin Park, Bon Jovi and Destiny’s Child headline. While Jay-Z has been announced as a participant, rumors persist that the rap mogul has bowed out of the event.
*Selections get easier outside of London and Philly. In Paris at the Palais de Versailles, sexy Shakira is the act that’ll make the French go oo-la-la, but no doubt the rejuvenated Cure featuring a decidedly non gloomy Robert Smith will also be a favorite. Lauryn Hill plays Berlin, and Rome has probably the weirdest lineups – a spaghetti western featuring Tim McGraw and his wife Faith Hill. Visit for more.
source : newyorkpost