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Bono Receives Degree From Japanese Institution

U2 frontman BONO has received an honorary degree from a Japanese university in recognition of his contributions to music and dedication to humanitarian causes. The singer - who is currently in Japan to attend the...

Bono Celebrates With Pitt

U2 rocker BONO received a special surprise for his 48th birthday - the company of Hollywood hunk BRAD PITT. The musician-turned-philanthropist held an impromptu dinner party at Sass' Cafe in Monaco to celebrate his birthday,...

Mccartney Is 'Most Irritating Star'

BEATLES legend SIR PAUL MCCARTNEY has been named the most irritating pop star of all time, by a new online poll. The rocker was judged to be even more annoying than James Blunt, Lily Allen...

Bono's Huge Hotel Plans

Rocker BONO wants to spend a staggering $237.2 million (GBP118.6 million) turning the hotel he owns in his native Dublin, Ireland into a spectacular city resort. The U2 frontman and bandmate The Edge bought the...

Idol Gives Back -- Its Audience

The second annual American Idol charity show, Idol Gives Back, saw its audience decline from last year Wednesday night even as an all-star list of personalities appeared on the show, urging viewers to help the...

Bono Finally Sells New York Home

U2 rocker BONO has finally sold his New York apartment for $4.9 million (GBP2.45 million), three years after first putting it on the market. The singer and his wife Ali moved out of the pad...

Live Nation Inks 12-Year Agreement With U2

Concert promoter Live Nation has signed a deal with U2 for the rights to the band's tours, merchandising and website.The 12-year contract follows a broader deal struck with Madonna last year, which also included music...

By on 31 March 2008

Daughtry Rock For Bono's Charity

Rockers DAUGHTRY are hoping to boost funds for BONO's One campaign by staging an intimate concert in Las Vegas for fans who bid for tickets in an online auction. Two hundred of the 300 tickets...

Bono, Fergie, Snoop To Headline American Idol Charity Concert

Bono has been lined up to headline the second annual American Idol charity concert, set to air in the US on April 9th.According to Variety, the U2 frontman will be joined by a host of...

By on 04 March 2008

Oscar Winner Hansard Thanks Bono For Congratulation Text

Oscar-winning singer Glen Hansard has revealed he received a congratulatory text from Bono after his surprise win at Sunday's ceremony.Hansard, frontman of Irish band the Frames, won the Oscar for best original song with his...

By on 26 February 2008

Bono's Charity Gig Exceeds Expectations

Rocker BONO's Valentine's Day (14Feb08) charity auction to help fight AIDS in Africa has raised a near-record breaking $42.6 million (GBP21.3 million) - far more than organisers were expecting to fetch. The U2 star teamed...

Spice Girls To Play At Mandela's Birthday?

The SPICE GIRLS may be planning one final performance at NELSON MANDELA's 90th birthday party.The girls have recently announced that their upcoming concert in Toronto will be their last ever as a group, however a...

By on 15 February 2008

Bono Organises Art Fundraiser For Hiv Relief In Africa

Humanitarian rocker BONO is organising a Valentine's Day (14Feb08) art auction to raise money for the United Nations' HIV relief program in Africa. The U2 frontman is teaming up with British artist Damien Hirst to...

Bono Donates Ipod To Encourage An End To Poverty

U2 rocker BONO has given the Japanese Prime Minister an iPod in a bid to help end poverty in Africa. The singer was attending a meeting with former British prime minister Tony Blair and Microsoft...

U.s. Politican Unfased By Bono

U.S. Defence Secretary ROBERT GATES was unfased when he met U2 rock star BONO - as he had no idea who he was. The With Or Without You star met the politician at the...

Bono Confesses Eco Sins To 'Father' Al Gore

U2 frontman BONO has compared environmental campaigner AL GORE to an Irish priest to whom he can confess his ecological sins. The With Or Without You hitmaker shared the stage with the former U.S. vice...

Paranoid Bono Showed Gore Around His Green Home

Rocker BONO poked fun at his green credentials during a conference with AL GORE on Thursday (24Jan08), revealing how he went to great lengths to show the former U.S. vice president how environmentally friendly his...

Bono Pays A Visit To The Pentagon

Irish rocker BONO met with U.S. Defence Secretary ROBERT GATES on Tuesday (22Jan08) in his efforts to persuade world leaders to increase aid to developing nations. The U2 frontman and humanitarian has already pressed French...

Bono: 'I Am Horrific In 3-D'

Rocker BONO hates seeing himself on-screen - and admits his image inhibitions have been made worse after seeing himself in new U2 movie U2 3-D. The band filmed the movie at a number of dates...

Bono Visits French Leader

Rocker BONO has urged French leader NICOLAS SARKOZY to double aid to developing nations during a low-key visit to the President this week (ends11Jan08). The celebrity humanitarian pressed Sarkozy to stick to plans to raise...

Snoop Dogg Plans Rock Collaborations

Rapper SNOOP DOGG is eager to collaborate with rock icons BONO and SIR MICK JAGGER - because his hip-hop peers no longer inspire him. The Beautiful star - real name Calvin Broadus - admits his...

Bono Designs Charity T-shirt

U2 rocker BONO has designed a limited edition T-shirt which will be sold to benefit impoverished African farmers. The singer has teamed up with the Hard Rock group to create the Bono Signature Series T-shirt...

Jolie Tops Do-gooders Poll

Angelina Jolie has topped a poll of the best celebrity do-gooders of 2007.The actress was voted the most respected celebrity humanitarian of the year for her work as a United Nations (UN) goodwill ambassador as...

By on 28 December 2007

Bono Denies Clapping Incident

Rocker BONO has dismissed reports he silenced an audience in Glasgow, Scotland, recently to demonstrate the plight of poverty in Africa by clapping his hands. The U2 singer was alleged to have told the crowd...

Poverty Campaigner Bono Defends His Billion-dollar Business

Rocker BONO has defended his decision to set up a $1.9 billion (GBP950 million) investment company, insisting it doesn't contradict his image as a poverty-campaigner. The U2 frontman is one of five co-founders of Elevation...

Clinton: 'I Saved Bono's Life'

Former U.S. President BILL CLINTON claims he once "saved the life" of U2 frontman BONO - by giving the rocker a ride to an American football game. The 61-year-old was campaigning in Chicago, Illinois, in...

Across The Universe Stars To Front Spider-man Musical?

ACROSS THE UNIVERSE stars EVAN RACHEL WOOD and JIM STURGESS are the front-runners to play the leads in director JULIE TAYMOR and rocker BONO's upcoming SPIDER-MAN stage musical. Taymor has revealed she staged "a workshop...

African Stars Record U2 Covers Album In Tribute To Bono

Some of Africa's top musicians have paid tribute to rocker BONO's humanitarian efforts by recording a new album of U2 cover songs. In The Name Of Love: Africa Celebrates U2 sees stars including singer Angelique...

Razorlight Make A Surprise Appearance At Mencap's Concert

RAZORLIGHT treated fans to a surprise appearance at Mencap's Little Noise Sessions show last night.Lead singer JOHNNY BORRELL and drummer ANDY BURROWS played an acoustic set including AMERICA, BEFORE I FALL TO PIECES and new...

By on 27 November 2007

Bono Surprises Charity Guests With Gig

U2 stars BONO and THE EDGE played at an unannounced warm-up act for a charity concert in London on Friday (23Nov07). The duo stunned the 250 guests at the fundraiser for Mencap, a charity that...

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