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Bono Changes Lyrics Of U2 Song To Reference Refugee Crisis In Europe


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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.

BonoBono made reference to the refugee crisis by altering the lyrics of 'Pride (In The Name of Love)'

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Ono And Bono Unveil Tapestry In New York Honouring John Lennon


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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 OnoYoko Ono unveiled the tapestry honouring her late husband John Lennon

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Jimmy Fallon Joins U2 Onstage At New York Gig


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Jimmy Fallon showed that he’s fully recovered from the nasty accident in which he nearly lost his finger by joining U2 onstage at their Madison Square Garden gig last night.

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.

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Bono Meets With Canadian Prime Minister To Discuss Foreign Aid


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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.

BonoBono reportedly met with Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper, and other political parties, to discuss foreign aid

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U2's Long Serving Tour Manager Dennis Sheehan Dies


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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.

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U2 Claim They Feared Their Entire World Tour Might Have Been Over After The Edge's Stage Tumble


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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 EdgeThe Edge fell off the stage in Vancouver a fortnight ago

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U2 Try A Little Busking In NYC


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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.

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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.

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U2 Surprise New Yorkers By Busking In Grand Central Station


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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).

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Russian Politician Accuses U2 Of Spreading "Gay Propaganda"


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A Russian politician has accused U2 and Apple of distributing “gay propaganda” to minors and has called for the country’s attorney general to investigate them.

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.

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Bono And Ashton Kutcher To Advise Private Tech Investment Fund


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Bono and Ashton Kutcher have become special advisors to a new growth fund that has been started by private equity heavyweight David Bonderman and his investment group TPG Growth.

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.

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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

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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

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Royal Blood Turned Down Chance To Perform On 'Band Aid 30' Record


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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.

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Royal Blood in action: Mike Kerr (l) and Ben Thatcher (r)

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Bono May Never Be Able To Play Guitar Again After Bike Crash


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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.'

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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."

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Bono Frets Over Future Guitar Playing Ability


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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.

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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.

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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

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U2's Edge Gives Update On Bono's Condition After Bike Crash: "He Basically Can't Move For The Next Couple Of Months"


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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?

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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."

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Three Metal Plates, 18 Screws And Five Hours Of Surgery: Turns Out Bono’s Bike Spill Was More Serious Than We Thought


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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.

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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. 

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Bono's Injury Puts The Breaks On U2's "Tonight Show" Residency


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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!"

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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.

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Adele Allegedly "Ignored" Bob Geldof's Band Aid 30 Call But Makes Charitable Donation Instead


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Adele allegedly "ignored" Bob Geldof's calls about taking part in the Band Aid 30 charity single.

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Adele is not taking part in Band Aid 30.

Read More: One Direction, Bono, Ed Sheeran: See Stars Arrive For Band Aid 30 Recording [Pictures].

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One Direction, Ed Sheeran, Bono: See The Stars Arrive For Band Aid 30 Recording [Pictures]


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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 StylesHarry 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.

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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

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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

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Adam Clayton, Bono, The Edge, Larry Mullen Junior and U2

Door Falls Off Bono's Plane During Mid-Flight


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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.

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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.

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Bono's Private Jet Loses Its Tailgate Mid-Flight


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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.

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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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Ali Hewson and Bono - Celebrities at the RTE studios for the 'The Late Late Show' - Dublin, Ireland - Friday 24th October 2014

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Bono and U2 - Celebrities at Chiltern Firehouse restaurant in Marylebone - London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 22nd October 2014

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Bono - Irish rockers U2 spotted as they left the Claridge's Hotel in London, United Kingdom - Thursday 16th October 2014

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Bono - U2's Bono spotted walking to his car in Ballsbridge with what appears to be the new Apple iPhone 6 - Dublin, Ireland - Tuesday 16th September 2014

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Bono

Date of birth

10th May, 1960

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Musician

Sex

Male

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