Can Madonna save the earth?
Madonna, the Beastie Boys, The Police and Bon Jovi lead the 80s lineup of acts signed to perform at the Live Earth concerts set for July 7 at venues around the world. (Odd choices, since their combined use of Aqua Net during the 80s single-handedly opened a hole in the ozone over Greenland.)
Madonna will be playing the U.K. show -- natch -- at Wembley Stadium, along with the Beastie Boys. Other performers there including Genesis, Duran Duran and the Red Hot Chili Peppers. The U.S. show, to be held at Giants Stadium, will have Bon Jovi and The Police.
Other venues around the world include Shanghai, China; Johannesburg, South Africa; Sydney, Australia; Tokyo; and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Global warning activists are using the Live Earth shows to kick off a new campaign called "Save Our Selves, The Campaign for a Climate in Crisis." NBC plans to broadcast the concerts in the U.S.
Here's a potential Global Warming playlist for the concert:
Duran Duran -- "Planet Earth" (view)
Madonna -- "Frozen"
The Police -- "Invisible Sun"
Beastie Boys -- "Get It Together"
Genesis -- "The Silent Sun"
Bon Jovi -- "Dry County"
If they expanded the lineup, here are some more good tunes:
Oingo Boingo -- "No One Lives Forever"
They Might Be Giants -- "Why Does The Sun Shine"
The Cars -- "Touch and Go"
Cyndi Lauper -- "The World is Stone"
Depeche Mode -- "Policy of Truth"
And not to beat you over the head with it, but our new best friend Kenny Loggins had a song that Al Gore called the "anthem of the environmental movement" back in the early 90s: