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The Killers Learned From Bono

28th July 2005

THE KILLERS were thrilled when they were asked to support U2 on tour, because it gave them the chance to learn from their idol. Singer BRANDON FLOWERS is a huge admirer of U2 frontman...

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Mccartney Goes Digital With Aol

25th July 2005

Former BEATLE SIR PAUL McCARTNEY has signed a deal with AOL Music which will allow subscribers digital access to new single FINE LINE, prior to its release. McCartney is famously wary of the rocketing...

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Bono: 'I Dreaded U2 Shows'

18th July 2005

U2 frontman BONO has only just started to enjoy performing live after 25 years in the music business. The VERTIGO star admits he has always dreaded U2 shows over the years, and was often...

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Djimon + Bono Urge Scholars To Solve Africa's Problems

12th July 2005

Model-turned-movie star DJIMON HOUNSOU has joined forces with rocker BONO to kick start a new campaign to prompt African scholars to give back to their home continent. The GLADIATOR star, who was born in...

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Geldof And Bono Hails G8 Aid Deal

10th July 2005

Anti-poverty campaigners SIR BOB GELDOF and BONO have praised British Prime Minister TONY BLAIR and US President GEORGE W BUSH for championing a G8 deal to give $50 billion (GBP28 billion) worth of aid to...

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Oprah And Hotel Rwanda Boss Honoured With Freedom Awards

8th July 2005

OPRAH WINFREY and the subject of hit movie HOTEL RWANDA have been named as the recipients of this year's (05) National Civil Rights Museum awards in America. Media mogul Winfrey will join former presidents...

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Chirac Congratulates Bono And Geldof Over Africa

8th July 2005

French President JACQUES CHIRAC congratulated rocker SIR BOB GELDOF and BONO for their tireless campaigning against poverty in Africa, as they met at the G8 Summit in Gleneagles, Scotland, today (08JUL05). Chirac was impressed...

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Gallagher Slams 'Boring' Bono's Religious Talks

8th July 2005

OASIS rocker LIAM GALLAGHER has slammed U2 star BONO's "boring" attempts to convert him to Christianity - insisting he is his own God. The WONDERWALL singer recently shattered his rock 'n' roll image by...

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Bono: 'I Made Bush Visit Africa'

7th July 2005

U2 star BONO has credited himself and other campaigning rockers with inspiring US President GEORGE W BUSH's visits to poverty-stricken Africa - and hopes this will persuade the leader to support the Make Poverty History...

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U2 Win Memorabilia Court Case

5th July 2005

Irish rockers U2 won their court case against a former stylist over the ownership of several distinctive items of memorabilia today (05JUL05). The VERTIGO hitmakers refuted LOLA CASHMAN's claims she had been given the...

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Geldof Tears Over Bono Performance

3rd July 2005

SIR BOB GELDOF was brought to tears after watching SIR PAUL McCARTNEY and BONO's opening duet at yesterday's (02JUL05) Live 8 concert in London. The LIVE AID co-organiser was overwhelmed by the opening...

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U2 Stylist Denies Stealing Bono's Hat And Trousers

30th June 2005

A former U2 stylist yesterday (29JUN05) denied accusations she took a batch of the band's personal belongings without permission. LOLA CASHMAN told a Dublin, Ireland court the items - which are worth circa $6,300...

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Clooney Plans G8 Summit Trip To Britain

30th June 2005

GEORGE CLOONEY will be making up for lost time in Britain this weekend (02-04JUL05), by scheduling meetings with Prime Minister TONY BLAIR and other world leaders at the G8 Summit in Scotland. The movie...

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Geldof And Bono Invited To G8 Summit

29th June 2005

LIVE 8 organiser SIR BOB GELDOF has been invited to address the G8 group of world leaders when they meet in Scotland next week (06JUL05). BONO is likely to join Geldof at the summit...

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Bono Praises Tony Blair But Calls For More

29th June 2005

U2 rocker BONO has praised British Prime Minister TONY BLAIR and Treasury chief GORDON BROWN for negotiating a new debt deal for the developing world - but now wants them to focus on fair trade....

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Bono Takes The Stand In A Bid To Win His Trousers Back

29th June 2005

LATEST: U2 frontman BONO yesterday (28JUN05) accused the band's former stylist of blackmail in a Dublin, Ireland court. The VERTIGO singer wants a batch of personal belongings - which are worth circa $6,300 (GBP3,500)...

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Mccartney 'Demanded' Top Spot At Live 8

28th June 2005

SIR PAUL McCARTNEY reportedly only agreed to perform at the Live 8 concert in London on Saturday (02JUL05) after organisers agreed to let him open and close the charity extravaganza. The former BEATLE insisted...

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Killers Desperate For Respect

28th June 2005

Rockers THE KILLERS regard the approval of their peers as important as a number one record. The band have won over a impressive list of celebrity fans - and frontman BRANDON FLOWERS is thrilled....

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U2 To Donate Millions To Africa

26th June 2005

Irish rockers U2 will donate $6 million (GBP3.3 million) of their own money towards eliminating poverty in Africa. BONO, ADAM CLAYTON, THE EDGE and LARRY MULLAN, who will be performing at the London leg...

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Bono Writes Tv Comedy

24th June 2005

Rock superstar BONO is writing a TV comedy show about an Irish musician. The programme is about a man who moves to Las Vegas to play in a show band and will be called...

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Bianca Jagger Criticises Live 8 Celebrities

23rd June 2005

SIR MICK JAGGER's ex-wife BIANCA has hit out at stars such as BONO and SIR BOB GELDOF for using "hype" to highlight poverty. Jagger, a dedicated human rights campaigner herself, is concerned the public...

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Boone Brings Stars Together For Billy Graham Tribute

23rd June 2005

Crooner PAT BOONE has brought together a host of stars for a video tribute to US evangelist BILLY GRAHAM. The born-again-Christian singer invited BONO, LeANN RIMES, KENNY ROGERS and MICHAEL McDONALD, among others, to...

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Bono Turns To Buffet For American Advice

22nd June 2005

U2 frontman BONO consulted stock market investor WARREN BUFFET about how he could best persuade "mad" Americans to support LIVE 8. The legendary money mogul told Bono the US responds to anything which appeals...

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Bono Hails Simmons For Live 8 Involvement

21st June 2005

U2 frontman BONO has praised hip-hop mogul RUSSELL SIMMONS for getting America involved with the LIVE 8 cause. The Irish rocker had tried to emulate SIR BOB GELDOF by rousing the US into action...

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Campbell: 'Where Were The War Songs?'

19th June 2005

UB40 frontman ALI CAMPBELL has praised fellow rockers BONO and STING for using their celebrity profiles to raise political awareness - but is astonished no one spoke out about the devastating war in Iraq....

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Corrs Beg To Be Part Of Scotland's Live 8

19th June 2005

Irish band THE CORRS are so desperate to be part of the LIVE 8 concert in Edinburgh, Scotland next month (06JUL05), they would be happy if they only swept the stage. The RUNAWAY group...

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Bono Desperate For Darkness

16th June 2005

U2 frontman BONO hates the summer - because he's forced to perform gigs in the daylight. The Irish rocker kicked off the band's UK VERTIGO tour at the City of Manchester stadium, England earlier...

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Bono Shocked By Muslim Women's Reaction To Breastfeeding

14th June 2005

U2 frontman BONO was horrified during a visit to Ethiopia, when he saw local women pelting a breast-feeding aid worker with stones. The American woman was oblivious of the offence she was causing, and...

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Bono Shaken By Plight Of African Children

14th June 2005

U2 singer BONO was left devastated during his first visit to Ethiopia in 1985, when poverty-stricken Africans begged him to take their children back to the UK with him. The VERTIGO rocker found rejected...

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Bono And Williams To Headline Live 8 Follow-up

12th June 2005

BONO and ROBBIE WILLIAMS are set to headline this year's (05) second most eagerly anticipated music event - a follow-up to next month's (02JUL05) LIVE 8 concerts. The U2 frontman and Williams will join...

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