Apparently, MTV/VH-1 got enough of an earful from the MSM and the blogosphere to try and make amends. As a result, the two channels will show a combined 10 hours of Live 8 performances commercial-free. While there will be some overlap, with both channels showing U2, Pink Floyd, Coldplay, Paul McCartney and Orchestra Baobab. Yeah, I didn’t know who they were, either.
MTV also mentioned several other bands whose performances they will be airing, with one glaring (IMHO) ommission, a newly reunited Roxy Music. As I mentioned on the day, Roxy was playing 32 years to the day that Brian Eno quit the band!
I mean, I know MTV and VH-1 have target demos, but if they have Coldplay, Audioslave, McCartney, Kanye West and Pink Floyd, they ought to be able to squeeze a little Roxy in there, dontcha think?
Live 8 Coverage ‘Do-Over’ from Matt Dentler’s Blog
AOL Rebroadcasting Live 8 from Live 8 Insider