Bob Geldof - Geldof Defends Live 805 January 2011
Geldof Defends Live 8
The former Boomtown Rats frontman revamped his campaign to end global poverty with 10 concerts around the world on the 20th anniversary of Live Aid in 2005.
The event drew unfavourable comparisons with its famous predecessor - but Geldof has now spoken out to defend Live 8, insisting he considers it a huge success.
He tells rock magazine Mojo, "Purely in financial terms it's inarguable. Live Aid: £150 million; Live 8: £50 billion, per annum. And if you look at the tapes, arguably it's a better concert."
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