Liam Gallagher’s Help Japan Benefit Concert: Grandstanding Photos
THE Help Japan benefit concert at the O2 Academy Brixton featured event organiser Liam Gallagher, Paul Weller, Kelly Jones of the Stereophonics, Richard Ashcroft, The Coral and Primal Scream. This was a one-off gig last night in aid of relief efforts for victims of the Japan earthquake and tsunami.
“Whenever that kind of stuff happens, it’s not good, is it? It’s not just because we’re popular in Japan. As a human, you just think it’s heavy. We’ve always had close ties with Japan and great affection for our fans out there. Our hope is that this benefit concert can help the people of Japan.”
The cynic would suggest that the show would also bring attention to the acts. It does. But when the money goes through the British Red Cross Japan Tsunami Appeal and helps someone in Japan, does it matter if these rich superstars of pop preen a little..?