MTV F’s Up Live8

July 5th, 2005 // 8 Comments

Maddox Jolie sums up how awful the MTV coverage of Live8 was, with the appropriate gesture. The coverage at AOL was by far superior.

There were quite a number of overstatements regarding the importance of the concert. While it was obviously done for a good cause, does the world care as much as they did at the time of the original Live Aid?

“This is the greatest rock show in the history of the world,” trumpeted an announcer at the start of the London concert, which kicked off AOLmusic’s global feed of this extremely long event.

This is “the single most important concert ever,” gushed a deejay on XM Satellite Radio, which carried the world’s concerts on seven distinct channels.

Not to be outdone, Coldplay’s Chris Martin announced from the London stage, “[This is] the greatest thing that’s ever been organized in the history of the world.”

Well, Chris Martin is known for his overstatements.

‘Greatest’ show on (.com) Earth [Daily Dish]

By Miu von Furstenberg
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  1. And what the hell were they thinking cutting off Pink Floyd in the middle of their set? I was horrified when I saw this!! Luckily I had the laptop on AOL in front of me so I didn’t miss anything. What’s wrong with them?

  2. Rob

    Ditto for Madonna…her highness must have had a stroke when she found out they went to a commercial during her set…really awful coverage.

  3. Shani

    can angelina Jolie be any more beautiful?

  4. Josephine

    Can Maddox be any cuter?

  5. “Coldplay’s Chris Martin announced from the London stage, “[This is] the greatest thing that’s ever been organized in the history of the world.”"??????

    Ok I don’t know if this is true or not, but I had heard I think on VH1′s show The Greatest Week Ever, that this concert doesn’t even raise money for poverty… it is done to raise awareness… well I think everyone in the world is aware of the poverty issues already! I think it’s just an excuse for a bunch of artists to get together and throw a huge concert… maybe the money they make off it goes into, what VH1 also reported, their lavish goodybags they received for their performances.

  6. lyds

    i wonder if any of the artists that performed would donate the money that would have purchased a gift bag to starving folks in Africa…or maybe sell the bags on ebay and donate the proceeds…like that would ever happen. This concert was a whole lot of nothing.

  7. Terry

    WOW. They are too cute.

  8. Daisy

    Angelina Jolie is beyond beautiful, and her son, Maddox, is adorable.

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