From Reuters :

LONDON, — The Spice Girls are being courted to perform together for the first time since singer Geri Halliwell walked out in 1998, charity concert organizers said on Thursday.

Charity Band Aid said it hoped the chart-topping quintet would appear at a new Live Aid concert, aiming to repeat the success of the 1985 event which raised over $100 million for African famine relief.

“We are in discussions with the Spice Girls to perform at Live Aid II if it happens,” a Band Aid spokesman said.

Other headlining groups the charity hopes will appear include Britpop band Oasis and Irish stadium rockers U2.

“We are talking to every act that ever picked up a guitar or sang into a microphone,” the spokesman said.

The above statement is an unfortunate bit of hyperbole, but if the organizers can get the warring factions behind the original Spandau Ballet back on the same stage, well, it just makes the sniper’s task that much easier.

(Throbbing Gristle : are their phones ringing off the hook, or what?)