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He altered the lyrics of 'Pride (In The Name of Love)' to refer to the shocking image of the drowned Syrian toddler Aylan Kurdi.
Bono changed the lyrics of one of U2’s songs to make a reference to the current refugee crisis in Europe during one of the band’s live shows last night, and took the time to address the packed crowd and urge “humanitarian leadership” upon the continent’s national governments to solve the problem.
U2 kicked off the European leg of their latest world tour, in support of last year’s album Songs of Innocence, on Friday night (September 4th) in Turin’s Pala Alpitour. During a performance of their 1984 hit single ‘Pride (In The Name of Love)’, Bono altered the song’s opening lyric to “one boy washed up on an empty beach” – a reference to the image of the drowned 3 year old child Aylan Kurdi which shocked the world during the week.
Bono made reference to the refugee crisis by altering the lyrics of 'Pride (In The Name of Love)'
Continue reading: Bono Changes Lyrics Of U2 Song To Reference Refugee Crisis In Europe
The artwork was unveiled to remember Lennon, who was assassinated in New York in 1980, his struggles to gain citizenship, and the money his music has raised for Amnesty International since 2004.
A tribute to the late John Lennon was unveiled in New York on Wednesday, with a tapestry unveiled in a ceremony attended by a number of stars including Lennon’s widow Yoko Ono and U2 stars Bono and The Edge.
The cheeky artwork, which depicts Manhattan as a yellow submarine in a sea of blue, is on display at the Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration. Lennon himself appears on the tapestry as the captain of the submarine and giving the peace sign. The piece was commissioned by an organisation called Art For Amnesty to thank Ono for diverting more than $5 million in royalties from the singer’s post-Beatles music to Amnesty International since 2004.
Yoko Ono unveiled the tapestry honouring her late husband John Lennon
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The beloved presenter is on the mend from a serious hand injury last month, but it didn't stop him playing harmonica on 'Desire' with the Irish rock legends.
Having been photographed without his cast on Wednesday, ‘The Tonight Show’ host was invited onstage for a surprise appearance at the rock supergroup’s New York gig that night (July 22nd). He joined in with the rendition of ‘Desire’ on harmonica and cracked a few jokes at his and the group’s expense.
Jimmy Fallon got onstage with U2 in New York
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The U2 frontman took time out from the band's latest world tour to thank Canada for its foreign aid contributions and discuss future policy.
U2 lead singer Bono is once again trying to use his influence in the political world. The frontman, a keen philanthropist and heavily involved in charitable causes, met with Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and other non-governmental organisations on Monday (June 15th) to discuss foreign aid.
CTV News reported that the 55 year old rock star came straight from a show in Montreal, where U2 had been playing the latest leg of their Innocence + Experience world tour, to the National Arts Centre near Parliament Hill in Ottawa for a day of meetings to push the agenda for foreign aid from Canada.
Bono reportedly met with Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, and other political parties, to discuss foreign aid
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Sheehan, 69, is thought to have suffered a cardiac arrest, and was discovered in his hotel room in Los Angeles on Wednesday morning.
U2’s latest tour has suffered yet more bad news, with the announcement of the sudden death of the band’s long-serving tour manager. Dennis Sheehan, who has overseen the group’s tours for over three decades, was found unconscious in his room in Los Angeles.
Sheehan, who was 69, was pronounced dead at the scene on Wednesday morning in the Sunset Marquis Hotel, having suffered a suspected cardiac arrest, according to TMZ. His death comes one night in to U2’s five-night residency at The Forum in Los Angeles.
U2 are mourning the death of their tour manager on Wednesday morning
Continue reading: U2's Long Serving Tour Manager Dennis Sheehan Dies
The guitarist fell off the stage in Vancouver during the band's encore earlier this month - they talked about the incident in a new interview with CBS News.
U2 feared that their current world tour might have been over on the first night after The Edge fell off the stage during an encore. In a group interview with CBS News, the four members talked about the moment during the Innocence + Experience tour’s opening night at Rogers Arena, Vancouver on May 14th.
“Sick in the pit of my stomach,” said Adam Clayton about how he felt at the time. “It was a weird moment, 'cause I knew what was down there.” Larry Mullen Jr. quipped “start and end all in the same evening,” in addition.
The Edge fell off the stage in Vancouver a fortnight ago
The band performed on the subway as part of a scheduled appearance on Jimmy Fallon's The Tonight Show
Internationally renowned rock band U2 are not known for their low-key gigs and, despite attempts to go under the radar, a quick bit of busking in a New York subway soon gathered quite a crowd.
U2 performed quite a different gig in a New York subway station
Doing a bit for chat show host Jimmy Fallon and an appearance on The Tonight Show, the famous quartet gave an acoustic rendition of Angels of Harlem in Grand Central Station.
Continue reading: U2 Try A Little Busking In NYC
The band filmed the surprise acoustic set ahead of their Jimmy Fallon appearance later this week.
U2 caused a bit of a stir in New York this week by performing a secret gig in a subway station.
The Irish rock legends, much more accustomed to playing cavernous stadiums and arenas, dressed up as street musicians and made an impromptu busking performance at Grand Central station on Monday night. The set was filmed ahead of the group’s appearance on Jimmy Fallon’s ‘Tonight Show’ this Friday (May 8th).
U2 played a surprise gig dressed as buskers in New York on Monday
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A Russian Duma deputy says that the artwork for U2's 'Songs Of Innocence' is tantamount to "gay propaganda".
Alexander Starovoitov, a deputy representing the right-wing LDPR party in the Russian Duma (parliament), believes that Apple is guilty of spamming youths with illegal content when it gave away U2’s recent album Songs of Innocence for free back in September 2014 to all of iTunes’ 500 million worldwide users.
In a report by The Guardian, Starovoitov believes that the album’s artwork, which features the group’s drummer Larry Mullen Jr embracing his son Elvis while shirtless, promotes sexual relations between men.
Continue reading: Russian Politician Accuses U2 Of Spreading "Gay Propaganda"
The celebrity pair have teamed up with private equity mogul David Bonderman to help him uncover tech investment opportunities.
In a move reported by the New York Post, the U2 frontman has invested in TPG Growth’s new fund having been involved in a number of ventures alongside the firm in the past. For instance, he is believed to have invested $3 million of his own money in Ride, a TPG Growth-owned carpooling business, sources said to the Post.
Continue reading: Bono And Ashton Kutcher To Advise Private Tech Investment Fund
Edge - Shots of the British band Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds as they gave a live performance on stage at the 3 Arena in Dublin, the band were watched watched by his good pals Bono and Edge from U2 in Dublin, Ireland - Wednesday 4th March 2015
Adam Clayton, Mariana Teixeira de Carvalho, Ali Hewson and Bono - The Funeral of Rev.Jack Heaslip at St.Mary's Church Howth. Rev.Heaslip was U2's chaplin and travelled around the world on tour with the band over the years. He first met the band in the 1970's when he was a guidance counsellor at Mount Temple Comprehensive where the band were educated. - Dublin, Ireland - Wednesday 25th February 2015
Mike Kerr and Ben Thatcher almost appeared on the famous charity single last year, but they wanted to sing Bono's line.
Chart-topping British rock stars Royal Blood have revealed that they were asked to appear on last year’s Band Aid 30 record for charity, but that they turned the opportunity down when they were told that they couldn’t sing Bono’s line.
The duo were being interviewed by The Telegraph when drummer Ben Thatcher said that the highlight of their meteoric rise was having a lengthy conversation with Bono at the MTV Music Awards. The ceremony took place on November 9th, in the run-up to the recording of the single when the cast was being assembled, and the conversation turned in the direction of Bob Geldof's famous charity song.
Royal Blood in action: Mike Kerr (l) and Ben Thatcher (r)
Continue reading: Royal Blood Turned Down Chance To Perform On 'Band Aid 30' Record
As a result of the crash, the 54-year-old singer broke several bones including a facial fracture in his left eye socket, three different fractures in his left shoulder blade and a fracture in the left upper arm, which shattered in six different places.
Bono has finally broken his silence after sustaining several severe injuries whilst cycling in New York's Central Park, which required five hours of surgery and caused the band cancel their weeklong residency on Jimmy Fallon's 'Tonight Show.'
Bono suffered several severe injuries when crashing his Bike in Central Park in November
"Recovery has been more difficult than I thought," he wrote in a New Year's note on U2's website. "As I write this, it is not clear that I will ever play guitar again."
Continue reading: Bono May Never Be Able To Play Guitar Again After Bike Crash
Bono admits it isn't clear if he will ever play guitar again.
Bono has revealed that his bike accident from last year may have lasting effects on his guitar playing ability, as he admits his disappointment in his frequently flippant New Year update on U2's website.
Bono reveals guitar playing worries
In what he insisted was a 'freak accident', Bono was left badly injured following a bicycle ride in November 2014 where he fractured his shoulder, elbow and hand among various other parts of his arm. In a post subtitled 'I for Irish Pride' on the band's website, he revealed the extent of his injuries, which included having a titanium elbow fitted.
Continue reading: Bono Frets Over Future Guitar Playing Ability
Ali Hewson - Photographed wearing a sling after his bicycle accident, U2 front man Bono managed to avoid the annual charity Christmas busking session on Grafton Street, instead hanging out with his celebrity friends at The Cliff Townhouse in Dublin, Ireland - Wednesday 24th December 2014
The band's guitarist The Edge provided fans with an update on the singer's current condition, saying that "he's doing OK," but compared his current physical state to the results of a "car crash."
Last month U2 frontman Bono sustained several severe injuries whilst cycling in New York's Central Park, which required five hours of surgery and caused the band cancel their weeklong residency on Jimmy Fallon's 'Tonight Show.' So how is the Irish singer doing several weeks later?
Bono broke several bones in his arm and face as a result of the crash
Bono's bandmate The Edge recently spoke with Los Angeles radio station KROQ to provide fans with an update on his condition, saying that "he's doing OK," but compared the injured star's current physical state to the results of a "car crash."
The U2 frontman was injured while riding his bike through New York's Central Park on Sunday, November 16th.
We now know that U2 frontman Bono’s cycling accident was much more serious than first reported, after Rolling Stone published a list of the singer's painful sounding injuries. The 54 year old was involved in a "high energy bicycle accident in New York's Central Park on Sunday, after he attempted to avoid another rider, according to the magazine.
Bono in London a day before the accident
In a statement from New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center to Rolling Stone, it is said that Bono was taken to the hospital’s emergency department before undergoing, ”multiple X-rays and CAT scans" followed by five hours of surgery.
Bono's packed schedule will have to wait due to his recent injury.
U2 frontman Bono has reportedly injured his arm riding his bicycle around Central Park in New York and is set to undergo surgery for the problem. So says U2’s official website. In a message to their fans, the band (or their PR person, anyway) wrote: "We're sure he'll make a full recovery soon, so we'll be back!"
Bono will have be off playing for a while.
This puts a spoke in the wheel of their upcoming week-long residency on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. The gigs have been postponed indefinitely.
Continue reading: Bono's Injury Puts The Breaks On U2's "Tonight Show" Residency
Adele has been criticised by a British tabloid after Bob Geldof allegedly told their reporter she "ignored" his requests to participate in Band Aid 30.
Adele is not taking part in Band Aid 30.
Some of the biggest stars in music gathered in London today to record a new version of ‘Do They Know It’s Christmas’.
The Band Aid 30 recording of ‘Do They Know It’s Christmas’ took place in London today, with stars such as One Direction, Ed Sheeran, Bono, Adele and Chris Martin all lining up to take the mic for a new version of the charity Christmas classic. The single will be available for download from Monday, with proceeds going to help fight Ebola in West Africa.
Harry turned up bright and early ahead of his One Direction bandmates
Fans waited outside the recording studio in Notting Hill all morning to catch a glimpse of their favourite artists, with One Direction’s Harry Styles among the first to arrive.
Bono and U2 - Celebrities arrive at the Sarm studios to record the Band Aid 30 single 'Do they Know It's Christmas'. The new Band Aid 30 song and music video will debut on The X Factor results show Sunday night (16Nov). at The X Factor - London, United Kingdom - Saturday 15th November 2014
Adam Clayton, Bono, The Edge, Larry Mullen junior and U2 - Snaps from the red carpet as an array of stars attended the 2014 Bambi Awards which recognise excellence in international media and television in Berlin, Germany - Thursday 13th November 2014
The Irish rocker reportedly lost his luggage when the rear-door of his private jet fell off while flying to Germany.
U2 frontman Bono was involved in a very scary situation at 8,000 feet on Wednesday (Nov 12th) after the back door of his private jet fell off while he was flying with four friends from Dublin to Germany, a journey that takes around 2 hours.
The rear door fell off Bono's private jet while flying to Berlin
According to Daily Mail, Bono was aboard the Learjet 60, about an hour into the flight, when he and the other passengers heard a "big thud" coming from the rear of the plane. Fortunately the pilots landed safely at Berlin's Schoenefeld Airport minutes later.
Continue reading: Door Falls Off Bono's Plane During Mid-Flight
The singer was unharmed and his flight landed safely after the plane mishap
Rock star Bono survived a brush with aircraft danger after his private plane lost its tailgate as it was coming in to land in the German capital airport. The Irish U2 frontman, 54, was travelling with four friends from Dublin to Berlin when the incident happened.
He was making his way to Berlin in his £50 million Learjet 60 to accept an award at the Bambi International Music Awards in the city.
Bono's private jet lost its tailgate on the way to Berlin but he was unhurt
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Paddy McKillen - Lead singer of the Irish rock band U2, Bono held a private dinner party for guests from the Dublin Web Summit which was held at the Clarence Hotel in Dublin, Ireland - Wednesday 5th November 2014
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