Billboard: Any particular bands on your wish list?
Gore: There are a lot of great ones that are already signed up. I recruited the Red Hot Chili Peppers; they told me yes when they came onstage at the Grammys. The Police are on board now. And Madonna’s on board.
Billboard: Any other bands you personally asked to participate?
Gore: Oh, yeah, a bunch of ‘em. I’ve made lots of calls. The Black Eyed Peas. I don’t have the list in front of me, but I’ve talked to a lot of ‘em, and I haven’t gotten turned down yet.
One can only imagine how the Gore-Fergie phoner went down: First he lobbed a few questions about why will.i.am is always “all up in the videos,” and then launched into a stern warning that–unless we cut greenhouse emissions by forty percent–our London Bridges will truly be going down. “Whatever that means!” Gore joked. “No, seriously, what does that song mean?”
Gore, Wall talk ‘Live’ [Billboard, via The Hollywood Reporter]