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Bono Chants As African Music Moves Him

Irish rocker BONO thrilled the members of traditional Mali group SAMAQUERA (corr) last night (22MAY06) when he joined them for a chant during his awareness trip through Africa. The U2 star took time out of...

Bono Attacks American Stance On Cotton Trade

Irish rocker BONO has hit out at America's stance on the cotton trade during his visit to Mali, the latest stop on his African tour. The BEAUTIFUL DAY singer visited cotton farmers in the north-western...

Brown Pays Tribute To Bono

British politician GORDON BROWN has poured praise on U2 frontman BONO after joining the rocker on his latest awareness-raising trip to Africa. Brown, who is the favourite to replace TONY BLAIR as Prime Minister, admits...

Bono's Passport Blunder

Crusading pop star BONO put his six-nation Aids campaign in jeopardy when he was halted at the airport in Lesotho, South Africa because of his bulging passport. The U2 frontman, who was scheduled to jet...

Bono: 'Help Africa Help Itself'

BONO has called on the developed world to trade with Africa and help the continent work its way out of poverty. The Irish rocker, speaking during a 10-day tour of Africa, claims that much aid...

Bono Tells African Leaders To Cut Out Corruption

BONO has warned African leaders they could lose the goodwill of wealthy nations unless they tackle and overcome corruption. During a talk in the Nigerian capital Abuja the U2 singer and charity campaigner told finance...

Bono Inspired By Africa's Malaria Fight

BONO has praised the way Africa is fighting to beat the Malaria epidemic and battle its way out of poverty. Up to 500 million people contract and one million are killed each year by the...

Bono Glad To See Western Impact On Aids

U2 campaigner BONO was delighted during his stop in Lesotho on Wednesday (17MAY06) to see the positive impact his campaigning against AIDS has had in the African country. The BEAUTIFUL DAY singer, who is conducting...

Bono Begs 'Stop The Cliches'

Crusading rocker BONO has launched an impassioned appeal to the world's media to stop "dehumanising" Africa by painting grim pictures of the continent. The U2 singer, who began his 10-day tour of Africa on Tuesday...

Snow Patrol Record Lennon For Sudan

Northern Irish rockers SNOW PATROL have recorded a version of a JOHN LENNON track to highlight the ongoing suffering in war-torn Sudan. The former BEATLE's song ISOLATION is being covered by the band as part...

Bono Arrives In Africa

Rock activist BONO began a ten-day tour of Africa today (16MAY06), where he plans to examine the achievements of his Make Poverty History campaign. The U2 frontman intends to highlight the progress the continent is...

Bono Takes Editorial Role

U2 frontman and human rights activist BONO has guest-edited British newspaper The Independent today (16MAY06), in conjunction with his anti-AIDS campaign Red. The Irish mega star announced "No News Today" on the front page of...

Albarn Hit Out At Rock 'Do-gooders'

GORILLAZ star DAMON ALBARN is fed-up of "hypocritical" rock stars who campaign for human rights, because he believes they are only increasing their own star power. Albarn, who is currently establishing a charity programme to...

Evan Rachel Wood Terrified Of Lennon Song

THIRTEEN star EVAN RACHEL WOOD was terrified of singing a JOHN LENNON tune in her untitled new "BEATLES musical" because she feared her voice would upset fans of the late rocker. The actress joins the...

Bono To Tour Africa

Rock activist BONO will begin a ten-day tour of Africa next week (16MAY06) to examine the achievements of his Make Poverty History campaign. The U2 frontman plans to visit Lesotho, Rwanda, Tanzania, Nigeria, Mali and...

Bono Still Haunted By African Baby

Campaigning rocker BONO is still haunted by a charity trip to Africa 20 years ago when he effectively condemned a baby to death. The U2 frontman recounted the story during a speech to American business...

Bono Edits The Independent

U2 frontman and human rights activist BONO will be guest-editing British newspaper The Independent for a day, in conjunction with his anti-AIDS campaign Red. The Irish megastar will unleash his talents on the publication on...

Depp To Play Hutchence?

Producers of the MICHAEL HUTCHENCE biopic are trying to convince PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN star JOHNNY DEPP to play the late INXS frontman. The film is being fast-tracked and most of the production will take...

Westlife Hail U2 For Group Loyalty

WESTLIFE have hailed fellow Irishmen U2 a credit to the music industry - because they remain loyal to each other in a backstabbing business. The FLYING WITHOUT WINGS hitmakers have been inspired by BONO and...

Hall Warns 'Don't Date Rock Stars'

SIR MICK JAGGER's former wife JERRY HALL has warned women not to be tempted by rock star charms - insisting U2 frontman BONO is the only exception. The Texan model/actress, who was also once engaged...

U2 Lyric Is Britain's Number One

U2 have written Britain's favourite pop lyric - beating rival rockers BOB DYLAN, BOB MARLEY, THE BEATLES and DAVID BOWIE in a new poll. The line, "One life, with each other, sisters, brothers," appears in...

Shakur Immortalised In Wax

LATEST: Rap icon TUPAC SHAKUR has been immortalised in wax for a new tribute to him in Las Vegas, Nevada. Artists spent months perfecting Shakur's look for a special unveiling ceremony - to launch Madame...

Pitt's Humanitarian Efforts Not Inspired By Jolie

BRAD PITT denies his current dedication to global humanitarian efforts is the result of his relationship with UN goodwill ambassador ANGELINA JOLIE, insisting U2 rocker BONO is his inspiration. The MR AND MRS SMITH stars...

Bono Attacks Italian Pm For 'Exploiting' Him

BONO has attacked Italian Prime Minister SILVIO BERLUSCONI, after his face was used in a government magazine without his permission. The Irish rocker and charity campaigner has written to Berlusconi claiming he feels exploited by...

Geldof Honoured

SIR BOB GELDOF has been honoured with a prestigious IRMA award for his contributions to music - and he hopes the accolade will force the world to "take Irish people seriously". The Live Aid/Live 8...

King Hails Clapton For Blues Talents

Legendary blues star BB KING has hailed rocker ERIC CLAPTON as the best guitarist in the world - despite himself being regarded by many as number one. The Mississippi-born musician is humbled by the adulation...

Bono Hails Beckett's Genius

Irish rocker BONO has hailed his literary countryman SAMUEL BECKETT as "mind-blowing", insisting he is one of the playwright's biggest fans. The U2 frontman was speaking ahead of a string of events to mark the...

Westwood Fights For Native American

Flamboyant fashion designer VIVIENNE WESTWOOD is leading a campaign to free a Native American jailed for the murder of two FBI agents nearly 30 years ago. Westwood chose a documentary on the plight of LEONARD...

Bono Uses Glasses For Privacy

U2 frontman BONO has another reason he constantly wears sunglasses - because it forms a barrier between himself and his audience. The DESIRE hitmaker, 45, claims his eyes are sensitive to light and swell up...

Bono Surprised At Bush's Sense Of Humour

Campaigning rocker BONO was shocked to discover US President GEORGE W BUSH has a sense of humour instead of being another boring politician. The U2 frontman has met the American premier to discuss environmental and...

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