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Bono Awarded Nobel 'Man Of Peace' Prize

Irish rocker BONO has been awarded the annual Nobel Man of Peace prize for his efforts to combat poverty, debt and disease in Africa. Paris Mayor Bertrand Delanoe hosted the award ceremony in the city...

Jarvis Cocker To Edit Today Programme

JARVIS COCKER has been confirmed as one of the guest editors of BBC Radio 4's Today programme.The former PULP frontman will use the programme to discuss financial issues and the complications that have arisen from...

By on 12 December 2008

Bono Joked About Suicide If Jones Snubbed His Song

Rocker BONO threatened to slit his wrists if TOM JONES didn't record a new song he wrote for the Welshman. Jones asked the U2 star to come up with a tune for him during a...

Dixie Chicks To Launch New Single On Bono's Red(wire)

Country trio the DIXIE CHICKS are to debut new song LUCKY ONE on rocker BONO's new charity digital music magazine, RED(Wire). The U2 star launched his latest charity venture on Monday (01Dec08), offering music fans...

Stars Line Up For New Charity Digital Music Magazine

THE KILLERS, U2, BOB DYLAN and COLDPLAY are among the names contributing tracks to a new digital music magazine launching on World AIDS Day (01Dec08). The acts will offer exclusive songs to Red(Wire). All proceeds...

West Mentored By Bono

KANYE WEST has gained an unusual mentor - U2 frontman BONO. Rapper West bonded with the Irish singer after supporting the rockers on tour in 2006. They cemented their friendship later that year (06) after...

Moon And Mercury Named In Dream Rock Band Lineup

The ultimate rock band would be composed of Keith Moon, Eric Clapton and Freddie Mercury, according to a new survey,A poll conducted on behalf of Guitar Hero World Tour found that the late, great Keith...

By on 14 November 2008

Bono Given Personal Tour Of Liverpool By Mccartney

SIR PAUL MCCARTNEY has given U2 rocker BONO a personal tour of his native Liverpool, England. The former Beatles star collected the Ultimate Legend prize at the MTV Europe Music Awards on Thursday (06Nov08) from...

Paul Mccartney 'To Voice Shrek Film'

Paul McCartney will reportedly lend his vocal talents to Shrek 4, due for a 2010 release.The former Beatle would join Mike Myers, Cameron Diaz, Eddie Murphy and Antonio Banderas for the animated ogre franchise, according...

By on 09 November 2008

Double Award Glory For Britney Spears At Emas

Britney's recovery continued at the Liverpool Echo Arena ceremony as she claimed the best album prize for Blackout and overcame the likes of Coldplay, Leona Lewis and Amy Winehouse to be named the act of...

By on 06 November 2008

Bono: 'New President Will Relaunch America'

U2 frontman BONO is excited about the upcoming U.S. presidential election - because it will be a great opportunity to "relaunch Brand USA". The star has been a staunch anti-George W. Bush campaigner and welcomes...

Bono's Credit Card Campaign Mocked In New Book

U2 frontman BONO's philanthropic efforts have been laughed off in a new book - after its authors branded the rocker's credit card campaign bogus. The star launched his global RED brand in 2006, partnering huge...

Bono's Daughter In Security Lapse

The eldest daughter of U2 star BONO is at the centre of a security lapse which has seen her personal details posted online. Jordan Hewson, 19, is currently studying politics and history at a prestigious...

Bono's Spiderman Musical 'To Be Broadway's Most Expensive Production'

The Spiderman musical is set to be the most expensive in Broadway's history, according to reports.U2 frontman BONO and his bandmate THE EDGE are both involved in writing the score for the production, which is...

By on 10 October 2008

Bono Collects Award For Late Irish Musical 'King'

U2 frontman BONO will collect an honour in New York on Friday (03Oct08) - on behalf of RONNIE DREW, the late lead singer of Irish folk band THE DUBLINERS. Drew - who died in August...

Bono Warns U.s. Government Not To Forget The World's Poor

U2 frontman BONO has urged the U.S. government not to forget the world's poor despite the country's current turbulent economic climate. The human rights campaigner joined former U.S. president Bill Clinton at his 4th annual...

Roberts Designs T-shirt For Aids Charity

Actress JULIA ROBERTS has once again teamed up with BONO in his charity campaign to fight the AIDS epidemic in Africa. Roberts has been called upon by the U2 star and Italian fashion designer Giorgio...

Bono Ordered To Slim For Tour

Singer BONO has reportedly been told to lose weight so he can cope with a gruelling world tour. The U2 frontman has been ordered to shed the pounds so that he is fit enough for...

Passer-by Leaks Bono Holiday Tracks

Tracks believed to be from U2's new album have been leaked on the internet – and frontman Bono may be partly to blame.An opportunistic tourist passing by Bono's villa on France's Cote d'Azur realised he...

By on 15 August 2008

Bono Caused Album Leak?

U2 rocker BONO is allegedly responsible for the band's latest recordings leaking online - after he played the tracks to pals on holiday. The Irish superstar was listening to songs from the group's forthcoming album...

Bono Hails The Edge As Music's Van Gogh

U2 rocker BONO has hailed guitarist THE EDGE as a "genius" - comparing his bandmate to famous artist VINCENT VAN GOGH. The Irish star made the comments during a response to a positive Rolling Stone...

Second Date Confirmed For Ennio Morricone Belfast Gig

Legendary composer Ennio Morricone will perform two shows in Belfast this year after a second date was added to meet huge public demand.The man behind the unforgettable scores for the likes of The Good, the...

By on 30 July 2008

Bono To Be Godfather To Jolie-pitt Twins?

BRAD PITT and ANGELINA JOLIE have asked U2 star BONO to be the godfather of their newborn twins, according to reports. The couple - who welcomed son Knox Leon and daughter Vivienne Marcheline in France...

Jay-z Treated To Special Preview Of U2 Album

JAY-Z received a special treat from his pal BONO when he visited Ireland last month (Jun08) - the rocker gave the rap superstar a special preview of U2's new album. The 99 Problems hitmaker played...

Bono Given Green Light For Hotel

U2 rockers BONO and THE EDGE have won the rights to renovate their hotel - despite objections from locals. The musicians had proposed a $238 million (GBP119 million) overhaul of their shared establishment, The Clarence...

Albarn Slams Live 8

Former BLUR star DAMON ALBARN has slammed BONO and SIR BOB GELDOF for isolating Africa with their goodwill efforts. The rocker has criticised the Live 8 concert - supported by both the U2 star and...

Bono + Mcconaughey Bid Farewell To Gates In Funny Video

BONO and MATTHEW MCCONAUGHEY have joined forces to bid Microsoft boss BILL GATES a fond farewell as he plans for early retirement - by starring in a hilarious new video. The two stars appear alongside...

Bono Offers Radiohead High Praise In Letter

U2 rocker BONO has dubbed RADIOHEAD "a sacred talent" in a heartfelt letter to U.K. music magazine NME. The Irish star is also complimentary of the English band's 2007 pay-what-you-want experiment for downloads of their...

Bono Calls For United States Of Africa

Rocker-turned-activist BONO has called for the creation of a United States of Africa, insisting a united continental identity could help the African nations to resolve their internal conflicts. The U2 frontman - who flew to...

Bono Urges Africa To End Poverty

U2 frontman BONO is calling on African leaders to address the nation's spiralling food prices in a bid to tackle poverty. Speaking at the fourth Tokyo International Conference on African Development in Japan this week...

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