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Grammy Viewership Hits Ten-year Low

14th February 2005

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...

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Bono's Passionate Grammys Tribute To His Dad

14th February 2005

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,...

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Big Bang For The Grammys

8th February 2005

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...

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Bono Disappointed Earlier Fans With 'Awkward' Image

7th February 2005

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...

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Grammy Stars Sign Up For Tsunami Relief Track

2nd February 2005

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...

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Kerr Slams Bono For Political 'Suck Up'

2nd February 2005

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...

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Cher Says Goodbye For Good

1st February 2005

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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Kings Of Leon Suffering From Vertigo

31st January 2005

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...

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Bono Wants Snow Patrol For Tour

31st January 2005

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...

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The Who's Tommy To Become Most Expensive Animation

30th January 2005

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...

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Bono Congratulates Blair

27th January 2005

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...

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Bono Starstruck By Clinton

27th January 2005

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...

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Bono Explains Rich Taste

27th January 2005

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...

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Bono: 'I Need Bandmates To Keep Me Together'

26th January 2005

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...

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Bush Left Bono Speechless

26th January 2005

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...

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Bono Explains Conversations

26th January 2005

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...

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Bono Defies Security For Nrj Music Awards

23rd January 2005

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...

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Maroon 5 Triumph At Nrj Music Awards

23rd January 2005

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...

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Bono's Wife Launches Fashion Label

20th January 2005

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....

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Geldof Praises Bono's Calm Approach

13th January 2005

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...

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

7th January 2005

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...

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Stars Come Together For Debt Appeal

4th January 2005

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...

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Bono And Geldof To Duet At Brits?

31st December 2004

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...

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Ricky Martin Cites Bono + Sting As Charity Heroes

29th December 2004

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...

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Band Aid Rules British Christmas Charts

27th December 2004

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,...

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Bono Loves America

24th December 2004

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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Bono's Rock School

24th December 2004

U2 star BONO has started his own 'school of rock' to teach new bands how to handle success. The veteran likes to take new acts under his wing and offer his advice on coping...

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Bono Not Impacted By Illegal Internet Sales

23rd December 2004

U2 frontman BONO is too rich to feel threatened by the damage file-sharers are inflicting on the music industry. The charismatic VERTIGO star's band have been shifting millions of records across the world for...

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Bono Defends Band Aid 20

21st December 2004

BONO has staunchly defended the latest cover of charity tune DO THEY KNOW IT'S CHRISTMAS?, deeming it better than the original. The VERTIGO star contributed his classic 1984 line "Tonight, thank God it's them,...

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