Look who’s playing at Live Earth

With hours to go before the start of the global gigs, the knives are out. Critics are pointing out that the stars are jetting in and arriving by gas-guzzling limousines, and are more concerned about what it will do for their own careers rather than what it’ll do for the Solar System’s third planet. That’s a bit mean really. I mean, what’s the alternative? Shall we all just not bother, and carry on as we are?

Anyway, there I was flicking through the list of artists for London… Keane (zzzz), Razorlight (featuring that white-jeaned tw*t), Genesis (prog-rock dinosaurs, I’ll never forgive them for selling out to crap like ‘We Can’t Dance’), James Blunt (pass me that bottle of pills), Spinal Tap (could be great, could be too awful to watch), Madonna (put some clothes on woman), and (thank the stars) the Foo Fighters. Still, it could be worse, you could be in Germany and have to snooze your way through the human insomnia cure known as Katie Melua and the bloke who represented his home nation in the Eurovision Song Contest.

Billy Corgan of the PumpkinsTurning my attention to the New Jersey gig… wait a minute… a somewhat forgettable line-up features some pure gold. The Police have to be worth watching, Roger Waters and (can it be true?) the Smashing Pumpkins. Well, who cares what the intentions are, the Pumpkins are playing live on a world stage. And their new album is out next week. How cool is this?

Shame Incubus aren’t playing.


  1. Hi Daz,

    Been out this evening, had a few pints of Bass ( yes in Lakeland FL… who would have thought ) and feel a bout of smugness coming on.
    The Police are playing in Tampa this Wednesday and we are going… outrageous prices for tickets but who gives a c**p.. This a must see gig.
    And later this summer, Incubus return to play the Ford Amphitheatre in Tampa. A lot more tickets available for an open air gig ( unlike the sold out in 5 minutes, Hard Rock Live in January ) and a Smashing Pumpkins tour schedule announcement any day now for the US tour.

    Should I make you up a bed ??????

  2. Sorry to inform you Daz but I just bought the new Pumpkins CD in Target for the princely sum of $9.98.

    That is under a fiver in your money.

    Perhaps someone can explain to me why the UK is so overpriced.

  3. I hope mine is gonna arrive today so I can listen to it while I drive to Nottingham tomorrow. I paid extra for the special edition, so hopefully will have all the tracks.

    Everything is overpriced in the UK, just ask the UK Mrs Adams about price comparisons of Abercrombie & Felch stuff.

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