DEEP PURPLE, MÖTLEY CRÜE, VELVET REVOLVER and DEF LEPPARD were among the performers at the nine Live 8 concerts held simultaneously around the world to pressure leaders of the wealthy G8 nations to increase aid to Africa when they meet in Scotland this week. Check out pictures:

MÖTLEY CRÜE (Wire Image: Press Room, Show; Film Magic: Backstage)
DEEP PURPLE (Wire Image)
DEF LEPPARD (Wire Image, Film Magic)
VELVET REVOLVER (Wire Image, Film Magic)

As previously reported, EMI has inked a deal to release the the worldwide Live 8 concerts on DVD in November. The company will tailor the content of the releases to each market.

The concerts were held ahead of the G8 summit in Scotland on July 6 where eight world leaders will be presented with a workable plan to double aid, drop debt and make trade laws fair to stop 30,000 children dying needlessly of extreme poverty every single day.


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