Bob Geldof - Geldof Defends Live 8
BOB GELDOF has defended his 2005 fundraising event LIVE 8 - insisting it was more successful than LIVE AID and was "a better concert" than the legendary 1985 show.
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."