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Live 8 Producer Wants Jackson


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Feb 21, 2005
Nottingham U.K
Los Angeles - US music mogul Russell Simmons, is organising the US live 8 in Philadelphia is trying to get Michael Jackson to lead the concerts finale

Simmons is behind new names just added to Saturday's bill, including Kayne West (Jesus Walks) and Rita, Ziggy and Stephen Marley, who will lend a reggae edge to Black Eyed Peas.

SImmon's said he was working on a dream line-up for the finale: Michael Jackson, Prince, Usher, Stevie Wonder, Alicia Keys and Beyonce, all singing We Are the World, the anthem of 1985's Live Aid concert.

Simmons admitted that he's had no response from Jackson, Prince or Usher - "but they haven't said no. Until they say no, I'll keep dreaming."

Tens of thousands of people are expected to attend the Live 8 concerts
locations around the globe. The concerts were organised by British rocker Bob Geldof to roughly coincide with the Group of Eight (G8) summit in Gleneagles, Scotland, beginning on Wednesday.

Geldof organised the Live Aid concerts , which raised over $100m to fight famine in Africa.

"He was found not guilty," Simmons said. "The guy deserves the benefit of the doubt. He's the most newsworthy (performer). If he jumps on that stage, that'll mean a lot."

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