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Bono's Music Inspired By His Late Mother

Bono believes the death of his mother inspired him to become a rock star.The U2 frontman's mother Iris died from a brain aneurysm four days after collapsing at her father's funeral in September 1974 and...

Bb King Was A 'Guitar Genius'

Bono thinks B.B. King was a ''guitar genius''.The 55-year-old U2 star has paid a glowing tribute to the late blues singer-songwriter, who passed away earlier this month, and also revealed B.B. and his band-mate The...

Bono: Grief Inspired My Music

Bono's early music was inspired by ''grief''.The 55-year-old U2 rocker - who's fronted the Irish rock band since 1976 - has revealed he used music to help cope with the emotional turmoil caused by his...

U2 Pay Tribute To Tour Manager During Concert

Sheehan, U2's road manager for 33 years, was found unconscious in his room at the Sunset Marquis Hotel in L.A. on Wednesday morning (27May15) and he was pronounced dead at the scene. He...

Bono Pays Tribute To Tour Manager

Bono has led tributes to U2's late tour manager, Dennis Sheehan.The 'Ordinary Love' hitmaker and his bandmates - The Edge, Larry Mullen and Adam Clayton - are struggling to come to terms with the death...

U2'S Long Serving Tour Manager Dennis Sheehan Dies

U2’s latest tour has suffered yet more bad news, with the announcement of the sudden death of the band’s long-serving tour manager. Dennis Sheehan, who has overseen the group’s tours for over three decades, was...

U2 Claim They Feared Their Entire World Tour Might Have Been Over After The Edge's Stage Tumble

U2 feared that their current world tour might have been over on the first night after The Edge fell off the stage during an encore. In a group interview with CBS News, the four members...

Bono Tried To Halt Album Release Over Personal Song

The Irish rocker wrote Iris (Hold Me Close) about his mum, who died when he was 14 just days after collapsing at her father's funeral in 1974. Bono now admits he attempted...

U2 Dedicate Pride Song To Gay Marriage Voters In Ireland

Bono slightly altered the lyrics to the song to reference the results of a referendum on same sex marriage during the band's gig in Phoenix. He told the audience, "We have peace...

U2 Brand Tax Accusations 'Ridiculous'

The Beautiful Day hitmakers attracted a wave of criticism in 2006 and accusations they were trying to reduce their tax bill by transferring the company that deals with the band's publishing royalties from...

U2 Surprise Commuters By Busking In New York

U2 disguised themselves as buskers in New York.The Irish rockers surprised commuters as they performed a secret acoustic gig at the city's Grand Central Station for Jimmy Fallon's 'Tonight Show', which will air on Friday...

U2 Try A Little Busking In Nyc

Internationally renowned rock band U2 are not known for their low-key gigs and, despite attempts to go under the radar, a quick bit of busking in a New York subway soon gathered quite a crowd.U2...

Bono And Ben Affleck Attend Memorial Service For Tech Mogul

Goldberg, the chief executive of SurveyMonkey.com and husband of leading Facebook.com figure Sheryl Sandberg, sustained severe head injuries while exercising in a hotel gym in Mexico and he died in hospital on Friday...

U2 Surprise New Yorkers By Busking In Grand Central Station

U2 caused a bit of a stir in New York this week by performing a secret gig in a subway station.The Irish rock legends, much more accustomed to playing cavernous stadiums and arenas, dressed up...

U2 Perform As Buskers On New York Subway

Disguised as street musicians, the group and Fallon performed an acoustic version of their Angel of Harlem hit, which was filmed for Fallon's The Tonight Show, on which frontman Bono is a guest...

Bono Back On A Bike For Tv Skit

The U2 star was forced to pull out of a series of gigs, including a TV residency on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, after falling from his bicycle, but the fun-loving singer...

Russian Politician Accuses U2 Of Spreading "Gay Propaganda"

A Russian politician has accused U2 and Apple of distributing “gay propaganda” to minors and has called for the country’s attorney general to investigate them.Alexander Starovoitov, a deputy representing the right-wing LDPR party in the...

Bono Unable To Play Guitar Still

Bono still can't play guitar.The U2 frontman suffered terrible injuries following a bicycle crash five months ago and says he won't know if he is able to play guitar again for at least another year.He...

Russian Politician Accuses U2 Of Spreading 'Gay Propaganda'

The Beautiful Day hitmakers caused widespread controversy last year (14) when they collaborated with the multinational company to get the record automatically installed into iTunes users' music library. Now Alexander Starovoitov, a...

Bono Still Struggling With Hand Injury As Tour Looms

The Irish rockers are preparing to head out for a world tour, but the singer still can't play guitar following major surgery on his fractured arm in November (14) after he fell off...

Bono Appointed Advisor For Venture Capitalist Firm

The U2 star has been recruited by executives at TPG Capital to help maximise investments for a new growth fund, which is aiming to raise $3 billion from investors. Bono has a...

Bono And Ashton Kutcher To Advise Private Tech Investment Fund

Bono and Ashton Kutcher have become special advisors to a new growth fund that has been started by private equity heavyweight David Bonderman and his investment group TPG Growth.In a move reported by the New...

Noel Gallagher Blasts Taylor Swift

Noel Gallagher has blasted Taylor Swift's songwriting skills.The 47-year-old rocker thinks modern pop music is ''f**king awful'' and slammed suggestions the 'Blank Space' hitmaker is talented, suggesting she is nothing more than ''a nice girl.''Asked...

Royal Blood Turned Down Chance To Perform On 'Band Aid 30' Record

Chart-topping British rock stars Royal Blood have revealed that they were asked to appear on last year’s Band Aid 30 record for charity, but that they turned the opportunity down when they were told that...

Royal Blood Turned Down Band Aid Due To Bono Line

Rockers Royal Blood turned down the chance to appear on the 2014 Band Aid 30 charity single after Bono decided to drop his iconic line from Do They Know It's Christmas?The British duo was in...

Noel Gallagher Shocked Bono

Bono's face ''nearly melted'' when Noel Gallagher told him he'd produced his own album. The 47-year-old singer left the U2 frontman shocked when he revealed he had taken matters into his own hands on his...

Nick Mason Slams Spotify Payouts

Nick Mason has branded Spotify ''pathetic'' for artists.The Pink Floyd rocker is concerned about the rise in popularity of the streaming service because musicians receive such little revenue from the airplay they receive and thinks...

Bono May Never Be Able To Play Guitar Again After Bike Crash

Bono has finally broken his silence after sustaining several severe injuries whilst cycling in New York's Central Park, which required five hours of surgery and caused the band cancel their weeklong residency on Jimmy Fallon's...

Bono: 'U2 Bandmates Were Surprised With Glaucoma Reveal'

U2 star Bono has addressed his big 2014 glaucoma reveal, confessing his bandmates were shocked by his decision to open up about his sight issues.In a candid wrap up of the year, posted on the...

Bono: I May Never Play Guitar Again

Bono has revealed he might never be able to play the guitar again following his horrific bicycle crash. The U2 frontman insists he would ''very much miss'' playing the instrument but admitted he is fearing...

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