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Mylo Turns Down U2

Up-and-coming dance maestro MYLO turned down a money-spinning offer to remix U2's new single, because he didn't have time. The 25-year-old English DJ has gained a growing reputation in the music industry after remixing...

Pitt And Bono Unite For Africa

BRAD PITT and BONO teamed up in Los Angeles to launch a new fight against AIDS and poverty in Africa yesterday (06APR05). The superstar duo are backing the new ONE campaign, which is...

U2 Tour Threatened By Appalling Rehearsals

BONO has confessed U2's latest world tour was under threat just weeks before it kicked off in San Diego, California - because they were sounding so bad in rehearsal. The rockers opened their VERTIGO...

Les Paul Turns 90 With Musical Pals

Guitar great LES PAUL is to celebrate his upcoming 90th birthday by recording a new album with leading musicians including ERIC CLAPTON, BONO, STING and JEFF BECK. The as-yet-untitled CD will also feature...

Bono Mourns 'Funky Pontiff' Pope

U2 frontman BONO has praised late POPE JOHN PAUL II as the "best frontman" the Roman Catholic Church ever had. The Irish singer - who once famously gave the Pope his trademark wrap-around...

Geldof Slams World Bank Boss Selection

Irish rocker and campaigner SIR BOB GELDOF has hit out at the fact that the man tipped to be the WORLD BANK's new head has been nominated by PRESIDENT GEORGE W BUSH. The former...

Sinead Recording Reggae Album In Jamaica

Singer-turned-priest SINEAD O'CONNOR is staging a comeback by recording a new reggae album in Jamaica. The Irish star announced her retirement from music two years ago (03), but is now working with producers SLY...

U2 Go Back To Where It Started For Tour First Night

U2 kicked off their world tour in San Diego, California, last night (28MAR05) by reminding fans of the tracks that launched them to stardom. The Irish rockers opened the two-hour set at the San...

Bono Bolsters Eidos Shares After Take-over

A private equity group which includes U2 rocker BONO has helped boost shares in video games manufacturer EIDOS, after it purchased the firm for $134.9 million (GBP71 million). Shares in the company behind gaming...

Bono Serenades Zeta-jones At Rock Hall Of Fame

U2 frontman BONO got up close and personal to screen beauty CATHERINE ZETA-JONES when he sang to her at this week's (14MAR05) lavish ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME ceremony in New York. The...

Jolie: 'Bono's No World Bank Boss'

Hollywood beauty ANGELINA JOLIE is opposed to the idea of U2 frontman BONO becoming the new WORLD BANK boss - she is championing former US Secretary of State COLIN POWELL. The LARA CROFT: TOMB...

Bono: 'Legends Wouldn't Stand A Chance Today'

U2 star BONO is convinced the acts that have been inducted into the ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME wouldn't stand a chance of survival in today's music business. The Irish rocker, who became...

Springsteen Inducts U2 Into Hall Of Fame

American singer BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN inducted U2 into America's ROCK 'N' ROLL HALL OF FAME last night (14MAR05) - before duetting with the hitmaking Irish rockers. The lavish ceremony at New York's Waldorf Astoria Hotel...

Bono Boosts Third World Economy With Fashion Line

U2 frontman BONO and his wife ALI HEWSON are providing safe, lucrative employment in developing countries - by launching their own fashion line, EDUN. The Irish rocker has increased his chances of winning this...

Bono Would Refuse World Bank Role

U2 frontman BONO would turn down the World Bank role he has been short-listed for, because he wants to stay separate from the establishment. The VERTIGO singer's tireless campaigning to stamp out third world...

Bono Still In Running To Head World Bank

LATEST: U2 frontman BONO is still in the running to land the prestigious political job of president of the World Bank after a short-list of potential candidates was drawn up. The Irish rocker's dedicated...

Bono Put Forward For World Bank President Job

U2 frontman BONO has been put forward for the prestigious political job of president of the World Bank. The Irish rocker's dedicated charity work and tireless campaigning to stamp out third world debt has...

Bono Wants Dylan And Pavarotti To Play At Funeral

Irish rocker BONO would love mourners at his funeral to listen to songs performed by BOB DYLAN and LUCIANO PAVAROTTI. The HOW TO DISMANTLE AN ATOMIC BOMB superstar hopes his friends and family will...

Followill Determined To Keep 'Rooster' Under Control

KINGS OF LEON frontman CALEB FOLLOWILL is determined to take control of his unruly alter-ego, ROOSTER, before the group tours with U2 because he doesn't want to offend the Irish rockers. The rocker admits...

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...

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