Rock dinosaurs Status Quo have pleaded yet again to appear at the Live 8 show at Londonâ€™s Hyde Park.
The band said they were â€œdesperateâ€ to perform at the charity extravaganza, but amazingly said the band turned down a 6pm slot because the Quo are performing a gig in Ireland on the same evening.
Pony-tailed frontman Francis Rossi told GMTV: â€œWeâ€™re going to be there if they want us to.
â€œWe want to make it clear â€“ we are desperate for this gig!â€
He added: â€œWe have to be out of there by two or three oâ€™clock. I think we have been offered the six oâ€™clock slot which we just cannot do because we are on stage in Ireland.â€
TV presenter and radio show host Johnny Vaughan is holding an appeal to let Status Quo play. As the Scotsman reports, he said: â€œThe Quo would rock the park, the world, the universe. I just donâ€™t see why theyâ€™re being victimised, itâ€™s ridiculous.â€
The Daily Mirror are also petitioning for Status Quo to play at the event.
However, Live 8 promoter Harvey Goldsmith is adamant that no more acts will be added to the bill. He said: â€œArtists like Status Quo, who Iâ€™d love to have been on, came too lateâ€¦ Lots of artists, Peter Kay, Tony Christie, Meatloaf, MÃ¶tley CrÃ¼e, we donâ€™t have room for them.â€