Slightly Out Of Tune

LEFTERIS PITARAKIS / AP

Geldof, the man behind Live 8

Live Aid organizer bob Geldof called a press conference last week to announce his attempt to reanimate his monstrous success of 20 years ago. This time round, the biggest global rock show on earth, punningly called Live 8, will consist of free concerts in Berlin, London, Paris, Philadelphia and Rome on July 2, followed by a public demonstration on the eve of the G-8 conference in Scotland.

The idea is to pressure G-8 participants to help reduce poverty in Africa. But this time Geldof's monster may be out of control. He and co-organizer Midge Ure implored anyone who...

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