With the upcoming Live 8 concert set to kick-off soon, Noel Gallagher has revealed that he doesn't believe that the concert will be successful.
Noel Gallagher has revealed that the Live 8 concert is unlikely to achieve what it set out to do - that being, convince politicians from some of the richest countries in the world to band together and wipe out the debts that poorer nations owe them. The Oasis guitarist has stated his belief that rock stars and musicians alone do not hold that sort of political sway, and they honestly do not have the power to influence the decision-makers within the G8.
Noel Gallagher doubts the success of Live 8
Believing that all the hard work will be in vain, Gallagher explained that: "Correct me if I'm wrong, but are they hoping that one of these guys from the G8 is on a quick 15 minute break at Gleneagles (in Scotland) and sees Annie Lennox singing 'Sweet Dreams' and thinks, 'F**k me, she might have a point there, you know?'
Gallagher further stressed his point, by offering: "Keane doing 'Somewhere Only We Know' and some Japanese businessman going, 'Aw, look at him... we should really f**king drop that debt, you know.'" He concluded by dropping the disheartening but very real probability, "It's not going to happen, is it?"
The Live 8 concert is an upcoming series of concerts for the G8 states of South Africa, on 2nd July 2005. The concert is scheduled for said date, in order to raise support before the G8 summit in Scotland between 6th and 8th July 2005. In addition, they are due to coincide with the 20th Anniversary of Live Aid, which took place on 13th July 1985. The show will feature 10 simultaneous performances. Live 8 was first announced on 31st May 2005, by Bob Geldof.