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Grammy Charity Song Debuts High

The star-studded tsunami-relief charity single, recorded live at the GRAMMY AWARDS, has become the highest BILLBOARD chart debut of 2005 after crashing into the new Hot 100 list at number 22. The version of...

Springsteen Inducts Bono

Rock legend BONO will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame by his pal BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN next month - after the Boss agreed to return the favour. The Irish singer gave...

Bono Nominated For Nobel Peace Prize

Irish rocker BONO has been nominated for the 2005 NOBEL PEACE PRIZE. The U2 frontman has been put up for the award, because of his tireless work campaigning against poverty and raising awareness of...

Grammy Viewership Hits Ten-year Low

Despite BONO declaring last night's (13FEB05) GRAMMY AWARDS as the best "ever seen", TV ratings show the ceremony scored its second-lowest number of viewers in its history. Bosses at American TV network CBS say...

Bono's Passionate Grammys Tribute To His Dad

Irish rockers U2 dedicated their performance of SOMETIMES YOU CAN'T MAKE IT ON YOUR OWN at the GRAMMY AWARDS last night (13FEB05) to the memory of frontman BONO's late father BOB HEWSON. The rocker,...

Big Bang For The Grammys

Sunday's (13FEB05) 47th GRAMMY AWARDS ceremony will kick off in spectacular style with back-to-back performances from five of the top nominees. GWEN STEFANI, MAROON 5, BLACK EYED PEAS, LOS LONELY BOYS and Scottish rockers...

Bono Disappointed Earlier Fans With 'Awkward' Image

Singer BONO cites U2's appalling sense of fashion as the main reason fans at their early gigs dismissed them as an "awkward" band destined for a disappointing music career. The Irish rockers had tried...

Grammy Stars Sign Up For Tsunami Relief Track

BONO, STEVIE WONDER, ALICIA KEYS and BRIAN WILSON are among the stars slated to perform THE BEATLES tune ACROSS THE UNIVERSE at the upcoming GRAMMY AWARDS to help raise more cash for the tsunami relief...

Kerr Slams Bono For Political 'Suck Up'

British rock star JIM KERR has slammed U2 frontman BONO for "shamefully sucking up" to leading politicians. The SIMPLE MINDS singer hit out at Bono after he appeared with British Prime Minister TONY BLAIR...

Cher Says Goodbye For Good

Pop superstar CHER will end her Farewell Tour in April (30APR05) at Los Angeles' Hollywood Bowl after 325 shows in three years. The world trek, which has been dubbed the NEVER CAN SAY GOODBYE...

Kings Of Leon Suffering From Vertigo

American rockers KINGS OF LEON were stunned to be asked by rock legend BONO to support U2 on the American leg of the upcoming VERTIGO world tour. The FOUR KICKS stars will subsequently play...

Bono Wants Snow Patrol For Tour

U2 frontman BONO is desperate to secure Scottish band SNOW PATROL as the support act for the Irish supergroup's forthcoming VERTIGO tour. The RUN hitmakers are keen to join the Irish rockers, with the...

The Who's Tommy To Become Most Expensive Animation

THE WHO's celebrated rock-opera TOMMY is to become the most expensive animated movie of all time. GREASE producer ROBERT STIGWOOD plans to turn the 1975 PETE TOWNSHEND movie into a $400 million (GBP210...

Bono Congratulates Blair

Campaigning rocker BONO has praised British Prime Minister TONY BLAIR for his contribution to eradicating poverty in Africa - but insists he isn't afraid to criticise heads of state when he thinks they aren't doing...

Bono Explains Rich Taste

Irish rocker BONO refuses to apologise for his rich lifestyle and "expanding waistline", because he grew up eating aeroplane food. Bono's brother worked for an airline, and his family relied on handouts when the...

Bono Starstruck By Clinton

Rocker BONO was left star-struck after meeting former US President BILL CLINTON, because "he looked more like a pop star" than the U2 frontman. The campaigning superstar visited the charismatic Clinton at the White...

Bush Left Bono Speechless

Fast-talking rocker BONO was impressed when President GEORGE W BUSH interrupted him mid-flow to get his point across during a debate on the AIDS crisis. The VERTIGO singer, who works tirelessly to raise awareness...

Bono: 'I Need Bandmates To Keep Me Together'

BONO has never considered going solo, because without his U2 bandmates he's just a "lousy musician". The Irish rocker insists he relies on bandmates EDGE, ADAM CLAYTON and LARRY MULLEN to help him make...

Bono Explains Conversations

Rocker BONO is releasing a book of 'conversations' with novelist pal MICHKA ASSAYAS, because he has "stories to tell that aren't songs". The U2 frontman has no plans to ever write memoirs- but he...

Bono Defies Security For Nrj Music Awards

U2 frontman BONO defied security in Cannes, France last night (22JAN05) to get to the NRJ MUSIC AWARDS ceremony on time. The VERTIGO star was late for the ceremony at the Riviera city's Palais...

Maroon 5 Triumph At Nrj Music Awards

American group MAROON 5 and French singer JENIFER (corr.) were the big winners of the NRJ MUSIC AWARDS in Cannes, France last night (22JAN05). The SHE WILL BE LOVED rockers took home the Best...

Bono's Wife Launches Fashion Label

Campaigning rocker BONO's wife is following in his charitable footsteps, by launching her own fair trade fashion label. ALI HEWSON's EDIN collection will be made entirely from fabric produced by fair trade workers....

Geldof Praises Bono's Calm Approach

SIR BOB GELDOF would love to have the calm diplomacy of fellow rocker-turned-campaigner BONO. The former BOOMTOWN RAT admits he becomes angry talking to politicians about the poverty and trade issues in the developing...

Bono: 'It's In My Blood To Campaign'

Rocker BONO puts his charitable streak down to his Irish roots - because he was brought up to be outspoken. The U2 frontman has campaigned for a variety of charities and civil rights issues...

Stars Come Together For Debt Appeal

Stars including BONO, SIR PAUL McCARTNEY and SCARLETT JOHANSSON have united to promote a year-long charity campaign aimed at wiping out world debt. The Make Poverty History drive calls on political leaders across the...

Bono And Geldof To Duet At Brits?

Organisers of THE BRIT AWARDS are reportedly urging Irish rockers BONO and SIR BOB GELDOF to perform a show-stopping duet at the ceremony's 25th anniversary show in February (05). Ex-BOOMTOWN RAT, Geldof, will receive...

Ricky Martin Cites Bono + Sting As Charity Heroes

Latino hearthrob RICKY MARTIN is modelling himself on STING and BONO as he aims to make 2005 a year for the world's at risk kids. The LIVIN' LA VIDA LOCA singer recently visited with...

Band Aid Rules British Christmas Charts

BAND AID 20's reworking of hit charity single DO THEY KNOW IT'S CHRISTMAS is the British Christmas number one - after spending four weeks ruling the airwaves. Top stars including COLDPLAY, ROBBIE WILLIAMS, DIDO,...

Bono Loves America

Irish rocker BONO has always enjoyed a rich love affair with America, because he finds the country a cultural inspiration. The U2 singer gets angry when he hears other musicians complaining about having to...

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