Eminem Ignored Bono's Live 8 Calls

Live 8 organisers SIR BOB GELDOF and BONO were furious when rapper EMINEM refused to return their phonecalls about performing at the poverty awareness bash.

They sent the STAN hitmaker photographs of African fans wearing Eminem t-shirts in an effort to persuade him to join the Live 8 line-up, only to be totally ignored.

Geldof says, "Bono called me while I was in Africa and said 'he's (Eminem) not calling me back. I've got these pictures of kids wearing Eminem and D-12 t-shirts and we got them sent off to Eminem's office but did we hear anything? It's sad.'

He added, "If people don't want to do anything, then it's cool, I'm ok with that, but I wouldn't mind if they got back to us."


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If ever there was a song that put forth the Utopian views of the Live8 Messiah's it's this one. ImagineImagine there's no heaven,It's easy if you try,No hell below us,Above us only sky,Imagine all the peopleliving for today...Imagine there's no countries,It isn't hard to do,Nothing to kill or die for,No religion too,Imagine all the peopleliving life in peace...Imagine no possessions,I wonder if you can,No need for greed or hunger,A brotherhood of man,Imagine all the peopleSharing all the world...You may say I'm a dreamer,but I'm not the only one,I hope some day you'll join us,And the world will live as one. On the surface one might say that Lennon was a visionary who saw past the evils in the world. The problem though is mankind is inherently flawed, and corrupt. Not because, as some would say we have learned hate, but because we have as the bible says, a sin nature.The answer to John Lennon's question is answered by Jesus Christ. Psalm 9:17 The wicked shall be turned into hell, [and] all the nations that forget God. He also said: Rom 10:9-10 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
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I totally mucked up my last post in response to HYPERTHREAD's remarks on John Lennon, the song "Imagine," and our "sinful nature."MY COMMENTS:Taking refuge in religiously fundamentalist approaches when confronted by the complexities and "chaos" of the post-modern world is totally understandable.Like the Taliban, Al Qaida and many Christian sects, HYPERTHREAD has put his wagons in a circle. The problem with his approach, however, is in keeping the evildoers from penetrating the defenses one also can inadvertently keep out the real, the true and the moral as well.Actually, Lennon's song clearly resonates with mainstream Christian theological scholarship. We all need to be vigilant about taking care to separate what Jesus actually said to what was said about him in the New Testament. Turning to the Psalms or to the apostle Paul are certainly useful, but they must be seen as the varnish which overlays the authentic words and deeds of Jesus of Nazareth.As Lennon once observed in his "Beatle days," Christianity IS "vanishing and shrinking." Jesus himself, Lennon once remarked, was "okay" but has been obscured by the density of his followers who came after him."Bible Study" is actually "studying the Bible." We all need to strike a blow for biblical literacy and let the real Jesus speak for himself.
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It is possible that Eminem thinks, like many others, that you can't solve the poverty problems in Africa until you get rid of the corruption in those governments. Millionaire rock stars can dance around and sing until their eyes snap shut but the truth is, hippies never solved anything.
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It takes courage these days to speak out openly about a subject so "unglamorous" and "hidden" (and fraught with guilt in some cases) as world poverty. The mood in the media and the West is certainly not conducive to earnest conversation on the topic, perhaps less than it's ever been, so I applaud Bono for publicly voicing his concern and acting on it. From what I can tell, he's a warm, caring, down to earth and tireless man. He still believes we can help right the world's wrongs - what a concept. He even believed Eminem would have the heart to help too. So who's the real man here??? No contest. Live long and well, Bono. Sincerely, Arden, fellow musician and truth seeker.
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Dear Bush Rules,I'd rather be "bankrupt" than "corrupt" - at least one can come back from bankruptcy, corruption is a deterioration of moral and ethical fiber. How do possibly you maintain your stance when just about every key member of this administration is facing indictment or has already been indicted? Or do you live on another planet?
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Smokey,On your comment..“Caring musicians who have to have an above average intelligence to earn a spot on the stage”Wow, talk about a bunch of logical fallacies, and this coming from someone who buys into the intellectual elitism of the radical left and entertainment industry.Did the “artists” who performed on stage have to pass an IQ test, or submit and essay on the current geopolitical situation in Africa? Or is your assumption that they are “above average intelligence” just presumed (like everything else)???How do you know the musicians actually care, because they tell you they do?What a tool, most musicians are self absorbed elite millionaires who can’t put the needle down long enough to care for themselves, let alone a starving corrupt continent (how is that for presumption).Elitism sucks and MetroSpy is right, until the dictator scumbags who rule the African nations are eliminated, no amount of fake “I care about Africa” concerts will fix the problem.
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http://www.newsmax.com/archives/ic/2005/10/10/131502.shtmlBono and Santorum ...
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Who is Bono ?
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Bono and Geldoff have a lot of nerve trying to get Americans to help those in Africa when we have Americans living in tent cities and with no plumbing thanks to Hurricane Katrina and also Wilma. There needs to be some serious rebuilding done there, lots of vehicles need to be replaced, refridgerators need to be bought so they can be filled, I'm sure electricity still must be out in those areas. People are destitute there, at least donate a few double wides and winnebagos but to help out another country thousands of miles away is atrocious. Misplaced priorities definitely.
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To say that you are ashamed of your Irish heritage just because of one person.....thats sad, and because of this you should be ashamed!....Tony Blair has made some bad decisions in his career, and David Beckham has shamed the England team on occassion....but that doesnt make me ashamed to be English!Bono is only trying to make a difference in this world, he is doing good, not bad. To criticise someone who is trying to make the world a better place is in my eyes a sad thing. Bono may get lost in his own megalomania sometimes, and he even admits this himself, but it doesnt make him any less of a good human being for wanting to do the right thing.As for the eminem thing....wouldnt you get annoyed if someone didnt return your calls!? no matter who it was!
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