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Full page article in today's Sunday Times about Bono who re-iterates all the achievements of Live 8, and responds to criticism about the lack of African performers at the London event.


Not surprisingly Bono is almost entirely "singing from the same hymn sheet" as Bob!


After all the events of 2005 Bono wants to concentrate on his music!



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Here's the link to the said article http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,2092-2046759,00.html.

The interviewer is the one who wrote Bono on Bono (same book as Bono in Conversation).

Bono does say that he was a bit uncomfortable about there not being many African artists, but defends Bob by saying there were lots of African artists playing at Jo'burg and the TV/media didn't focus on them, they focused on the popular band, proving Bob's point.

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Well if this article has any truth Bob and Bono clashed over the lack of black artists issue. I guess whatever they said in private they'd stick together in public:

http://www.contactmusic.com/new/xmlfeed.nsf/mndwebpages/bono%20blames%20geldof%20for%20lack%20of%20black%20live%208%20artists_21_02_2006

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you can't blame bob for cutting down on black artist really.lets face it a lot of popular black artists are rappers who think theyre hard.i'm not being racist or anything else because i will say that its the samw for a large amount of white american kids who think they can rap.i mean just look at what happened with snoop dogg.disastor, he could have really ruined it.told not to swear and it turns out half of his lyrics were the word f#*#.why would you do that?hmm?why?

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The criticism was that the event was for Africa and Africa wasn't represented, and this was racist. I can see the point, but I know that Bob is far from racist. He explained his reasoning and he got results - can't argue with that.

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Jules wrote:


The criticism was that the event was for Africa and Africa wasn't represented, and this was racist. I can see the point, but I know that Bob is far from racist. He explained his reasoning and he got results - can't argue with that.

I'd agree with that. Bob knew what he had to do & unfortunately sacrifices had to be made. The important thing is the outcome..

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"Bob was being protective of the ratings because the ratings, he felt, would in the end be the thing that protected Africa."



well he's right there, without the ratings it would have been nothing



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African music is far from rap, although there are indeed some African rappers. Somehow "black artists" for some people is the same as rap. At any rate, everything seems to have turned out well and whatever differences Bob and Bono had in private, they have done a superb job helping Africa. I'm glad they're around!!

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Both Bono and Bob are individuals with strong opinions and ideas of their. It is unsurprising that they might have clashed during the organisation of Live8! However, they are good friends, and ultimately have the same goal (making a difference for Africa) so will stick together in the public face.

No African music isn't just rap. There are some brilliant artists out there, but largely unsung - so to speak!

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i know i love afrcian music it's great but my point is that a large proportion of popular black/african artists are rap.anyway its worked so

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Exactly! These 2 (Bono & Sir Bob) each have keen feelings about what's right and overall, everything they do works out for the best. I look forward to their future endeavors as well.

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