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Madonna News - July 2005

Live 8: Hyde Park running order

The centrepiece of Live 8 day is the star-studded concert to be held in London’s Hyde Park. The official running order has not been revealed, but an unofficial order and set list has been printed in a number of UK media.
The BBC News website has compared the lists and the below is a fair indication of what to expect from 1400 BST onwards.
# Sir Paul McCartney and U2: Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
# U2: One
# Coldplay: In My Place, Fix You
# Coldplay and Richard Ashcroft: Bitter Sweet Symphony
# Sir Elton John (introduced by Little Britain’s Matt Lucas and David Walliams): Saturday Night’s Alright for Fighting, The Bitch is Back
# Sir Elton John and Pete Doherty: Children of the Revolution
# Dido: Life for Rent, White Flag, Thank You
# Stereophonics: Songs to be confirmed
# REM: The One I Love, Losing My Religion, Imitation of Life, Everybody Hurts
# Ms Dynamite: Dy-na-mi-tee, Judgement Day, Redemption Song
# Keane: Everybody’s Changing, Somewhere Only We Know
# Travis: Sing, Turn, Why Does It Always Rain On Me?
# Annie Lennox: Walking on Broken Glass, Sisters are Doin’ It for Themselves, Sweet Dreams
# UB40: Food for Thought, Red Red Wine
# Snoop Dogg: Songs to be confirmed
# Razorlight: Somewhere Else, Golden Touch, Vice
# Madonna: Like a Prayer, Music, Ray of Light
# Snow Patrol: Chocolate, Run
# Joss Stone: I Had a Dream, Super Duper Love
# Scissor Sisters: Laura, Take Your Mama
# Velvet Revolver: Songs to be confirmed
# The Killers: Songs to be confirmed
# Sting: Every Breath You Take, Message in a Bottle, Desert Rose
# Mariah Carey: Make It Happen, Vision of Love
# Robbie Williams: Let Me Entertain You, Rock DJ, Feel, We Will Rock You
# The Who: Won’t Get Fooled Again, Baba O’Riley
# Pink Floyd: Money, Comfortably Numb, Wish You Were Here
# Sir Paul McCartney: The Long and Winding Road
# Finale: Sir Paul McCartney joined on stage by George Michael and Sir Mick Jagger
source : bbc.co.uk

Gossip : She’s not Mad on her

Madonna wants organisers to keep Mariah Carey as far away from her as possible backstage.
She wants a changing room near sir Paul McCartney’s but can’t stand the thought of bumping into the diva.
source : thesun.co.uk

New Lawsuit ?

Madonna’s got another lawsuit on her hands. This time, she and her Maverick film company are being sued by two men, Jim McLay and Barry Kohout, who claim the Material Girl’s company defaulted on a $100,000 loan. The suit was filed in Camden, New Jersey’s federal court earlier this week.
source : mtv

Live 8: The Countdown To The Big Event

Final preparations are continuing for the Live 8 concert in London’s Hyde Park tomorrow.More than 200,000 people have tickets for the event, which kicks off at 2pm.It is one of a host of concerts around the world aiming to draw attention to poverty.
Organisers predict the gigs will attract a global audience of 5.5 billion.
In Hyde Park, a crew of around 2,000 are putting the final touches to the specially constructed stage and arena.
Among the 25 artists and bands taking part will be Sir Paul McCartney, Madonna, Robbie Williams, U2 and Coldplay.
Scotland Yard confirmed about 1,000 officers will be on duty in a huge operation to manage the crowds.
Chief Superintendent Helen Ball said it was one of the biggest policing operations of recent years.
Music fans have been told not to take any alcohol to the event and it has been confirmed none will be available to buy inside the park.
Officers will also be on the lookout for any ticket touts attempting to make a profit from the event.
Those attending have been reminded to be prepared for the expected hot weather.
Other free concerts will take place in Philadelphia, Paris, Moscow, Rome, Berlin, Johannesburg, Tokyo and Toronto.
source : skynews

GoTV To Broadcast Live 8 on Mobile Phones

GoTV Networks, the innovative, on-demand mobile television provider, announced today that it will broadcast coverage of Live 8, the worldwide concert event created to raise awareness of poverty in Africa, on its new alternative music channel, ALTitude. The broadcast will be available beginning on July 2, 2005 at 1 p.m. EDT to coincide with the concert kick off.
GoTV’s Live 8 round-the-clock coverage will include shows in London, Philadelphia, Paris, Rome, Berlin, Johannesburg, Tokyo and Toronto, as well as behind-the-scenes artist interviews. Musicians, including Elton John, Madonna, Paul McCartney and U2, will come together just days before world leaders will gather at the G8 summit in Gleneagles, United Kingdom to discuss issues in Africa.
“Live 8 is one of the most important music events of our time,” said Rick Friedman, vice president, news and production, GoTV Networks. “By providing continuous Live 8 coverage to mobile users in the United States, GoTV will allow people everywhere to experience this landmark concert series.”
source : BusinessWire