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Jay-z Treated To Special Preview Of U2 Album

24th July 2008

JAY-Z received a special treat from his pal BONO when he visited Ireland last month (Jun08) - the rocker gave the rap superstar a special preview of U2's new album. The 99 Problems hitmaker played...

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Bono Given Green Light For Hotel

18th July 2008

U2 rockers BONO and THE EDGE have won the rights to renovate their hotel - despite objections from locals. The musicians had proposed a $238 million (GBP119 million) overhaul of their shared establishment, The Clarence...

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The Things They Say 8897

15th July 2008

"What is the difference between God and BONO? God doesn't wander down Grafton street (Dublin's fashionable boulevard) thinking he's BONO." Music producer and THE X FACTOR judge LOUIS WALSH makes a crack at U2 frontman...

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Albarn Slams Live 8

10th July 2008

Former BLUR star DAMON ALBARN has slammed BONO and SIR BOB GELDOF for isolating Africa with their goodwill efforts. The rocker has criticised the Live 8 concert - supported by both the U2 star and...

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Bono + Mcconaughey Bid Farewell To Gates In Funny Video

27th June 2008

BONO and MATTHEW MCCONAUGHEY have joined forces to bid Microsoft boss BILL GATES a fond farewell as he plans for early retirement - by starring in a hilarious new video. The two stars appear alongside...

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Bono Offers Radiohead High Praise In Letter

25th June 2008

U2 rocker BONO has dubbed RADIOHEAD "a sacred talent" in a heartfelt letter to U.K. music magazine NME. The Irish star is also complimentary of the English band's 2007 pay-what-you-want experiment for downloads of their...

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Bono Calls For United States Of Africa

3rd June 2008

Rocker-turned-activist BONO has called for the creation of a United States of Africa, insisting a united continental identity could help the African nations to resolve their internal conflicts. The U2 frontman - who flew to...

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Bono Urges Africa To End Poverty

30th May 2008

U2 frontman BONO is calling on African leaders to address the nation's spiralling food prices in a bid to tackle poverty. Speaking at the fourth Tokyo International Conference on African Development in Japan this week...

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Bono Receives Degree From Japanese Institution

28th May 2008

U2 frontman BONO has received an honorary degree from a Japanese university in recognition of his contributions to music and dedication to humanitarian causes. The singer - who is currently in Japan to attend the...

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Bono Celebrates With Pitt

12th May 2008

U2 rocker BONO received a special surprise for his 48th birthday - the company of Hollywood hunk BRAD PITT. The musician-turned-philanthropist held an impromptu dinner party at Sass' Cafe in Monaco to celebrate his birthday,...

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Mccartney Is 'Most Irritating Star'

9th May 2008

BEATLES legend SIR PAUL MCCARTNEY has been named the most irritating pop star of all time, by a new online poll. The rocker was judged to be even more annoying than James Blunt, Lily Allen...

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Bono's Huge Hotel Plans

14th April 2008

Rocker BONO wants to spend a staggering $237.2 million (GBP118.6 million) turning the hotel he owns in his native Dublin, Ireland into a spectacular city resort. The U2 frontman and bandmate The Edge bought the...

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Idol Gives Back -- Its Audience

10th April 2008

The second annual American Idol charity show, Idol Gives Back, saw its audience decline from last year Wednesday night even as an all-star list of personalities appeared on the show, urging viewers to help the...

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The Things They Say 7929

10th April 2008

"You would think BONO has enough money to fix whatever is going on in Africa. But apparently, he only has half." Comedian ROB SCHNEIDER encouraged viewers to donate on AMERICAN IDOL charity special IDOL GIVES...

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Bono Finally Sells New York Home

9th April 2008

U2 rocker BONO has finally sold his New York apartment for $4.9 million (GBP2.45 million), three years after first putting it on the market. The singer and his wife Ali moved out of the pad...

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Live Nation Inks 12-Year Agreement With U2

31st March 2008

Concert promoter Live Nation has signed a deal with U2 for the rights to the band's tours, merchandising and website.The 12-year contract follows a broader deal struck with Madonna last year, which also included music...

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Daughtry Rock For Bono's Charity

24th March 2008

Rockers DAUGHTRY are hoping to boost funds for BONO's One campaign by staging an intimate concert in Las Vegas for fans who bid for tickets in an online auction. Two hundred of the 300 tickets...

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The Things They Say 7658

18th March 2008

"I'm sitting in a room singing songs about SPIDER-MAN with BONO and THE EDGE... My life definitely doesn't get much weirder than that. He was my backing vocalist, Bono was." ACROSS THE UNIVERSE star JIM...

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Bono, Fergie, Snoop To Headline American Idol Charity Concert

4th March 2008

Bono has been lined up to headline the second annual American Idol charity concert, set to air in the US on April 9th.According to Variety, the U2 frontman will be joined by a host of...

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Fascinating Fact 4948

3rd March 2008

BONO, FERGIE, ANNIE LENNOX, SNOOP DOGG, MARIAH CAREY, JOHN LEGEND and MILEY CYRUS are among the stars confirmed to take part in reality TV show AMERICAN IDOL's second annual IDOL GIVES BACK charity special next...

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Oscar Winner Hansard Thanks Bono For Congratulation Text

26th February 2008

Oscar-winning singer Glen Hansard has revealed he received a congratulatory text from Bono after his surprise win at Sunday's ceremony.Hansard, frontman of Irish band the Frames, won the Oscar for best original song with his...

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The Things They Say 7359

25th February 2008

"Getting a text from BONO is one of the biggest things that can happen to an Irishman. (He's) the chieftain of our country." Best Song Oscar winner GLEN HANSARD on receiving a text message from...

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Bono's Charity Gig Exceeds Expectations

15th February 2008

Rocker BONO's Valentine's Day (14Feb08) charity auction to help fight AIDS in Africa has raised a near-record breaking $42.6 million (GBP21.3 million) - far more than organisers were expecting to fetch. The U2 star teamed...

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Spice Girls To Play At Mandela's Birthday?

15th February 2008

The SPICE GIRLS may be planning one final performance at NELSON MANDELA's 90th birthday party.The girls have recently announced that their upcoming concert in Toronto will be their last ever as a group, however a...

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Bono Organises Art Fundraiser For Hiv Relief In Africa

6th February 2008

Humanitarian rocker BONO is organising a Valentine's Day (14Feb08) art auction to raise money for the United Nations' HIV relief program in Africa. The U2 frontman is teaming up with British artist Damien Hirst to...

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Bono Donates Ipod To Encourage An End To Poverty

27th January 2008

U2 rocker BONO has given the Japanese Prime Minister an iPod in a bid to help end poverty in Africa. The singer was attending a meeting with former British prime minister Tony Blair and Microsoft...

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U.s. Politican Unfased By Bono

25th January 2008

U.S. Defence Secretary ROBERT GATES was unfased when he met U2 rock star BONO - as he had no idea who he was. The With Or Without You star met the politician at the...

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Bono Confesses Eco Sins To 'Father' Al Gore

25th January 2008

U2 frontman BONO has compared environmental campaigner AL GORE to an Irish priest to whom he can confess his ecological sins. The With Or Without You hitmaker shared the stage with the former U.S. vice...

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Paranoid Bono Showed Gore Around His Green Home

24th January 2008

Rocker BONO poked fun at his green credentials during a conference with AL GORE on Thursday (24Jan08), revealing how he went to great lengths to show the former U.S. vice president how environmentally friendly his...

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Bono Pays A Visit To The Pentagon

24th January 2008

Irish rocker BONO met with U.S. Defence Secretary ROBERT GATES on Tuesday (22Jan08) in his efforts to persuade world leaders to increase aid to developing nations. The U2 frontman and humanitarian has already pressed French...

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