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Cowell Called Bono To Get One For Idol

13th May 2009

Music mogul SIMON COWELL was so desperate to hear his favourite U2 song performed on AMERICAN IDOL on Tuesday night (12May09) he asked BONO for special permission. Cowell wanted to see Idol competitor Adam Lambert belt...

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Eminem A Triple Threat On Late-night U.s. Tv

10th May 2009

EMINEM will follow U2, PRINCE and the WHITE STRIPES by staging a residency on late-night TV in America. The rapper will appear on Jimmy Kimmel Live! on 15 May and the 19 and 22 May (09)...

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Fascinating Fact 7300

5th May 2009

U2 frontman BONO has recorded a 14-minute poem he wrote about ELVIS PRESLEY. The epic recital will be broadcast on British radio next week (beg11May09)....

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Fascinating Fact 7299

5th May 2009

U2 star BONO recently interviewed GEORGE CLOONEY for a CNN news special. The rocker asked the politically-motivated movie star if he'd ever truly considered running for office, to which Clooney replied, "I thought about it...

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Jagger & Stone To Re-team For Charity

5th May 2009

SIR MICK JAGGER is set to record a second collaboration with soul singer JOSS STONE for a new charity album. The Rolling Stones legend teamed up with Stone for 2004 track Lonely Without You, which was...

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Glastonbury's Eavis 'One Of The Most Influential People On Earth'

1st May 2009

MICHAEL EAVIS, founder of the Glastonbury Festival, is one of the most influential people on Earth, according to Time magazine. Eavis, who divides his time between farming and putting on one of the world's most...

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Oasis Star Sings In The Shower For Bono

29th April 2009

OASIS star NOEL GALLAGHER has been filmed singing in the shower for pal BONO's new (Red)Wire online magazine. The singer/songwriter agreed to perform a solo rendition of the bands Waiting for The Rapture in a shower...

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Stars Set For Formula 1 Shows

28th April 2009

U2, GIRLS ALOUD and boyband TAKE THAT are moving into the fast lane - they groups have been lined up to perform at a number of Formula 1 auto races. The announcement of the bands' shows...

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Hayek Joins Bono For Wedding Sing-a-long

27th April 2009

SALMA HAYEK celebrated her Italian nuptials to FRANCOIS-HENRI PINAULT by joining actor pals CHARLIZE THERON and WOODY HARRELSON for a special collaboration with rocker BONO at her weekend (25Apr09) wedding reception. The Frida star renewed her...

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Stars Come Out For Freud

25th April 2009

More than 400 mourners including U2 frontman BONO and funnyman STEPHEN FRY turned out to pay their respects to late writer/broadcaster SIR CLEMENT FREUD at his funeral on Friday (24Apr09). The former politician, whose grandfather was...

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E.u. Votes In Favour Of Rockers' Royalty Rights

24th April 2009

The European Union (E.U.) has voted in favour of a scheme which will extend royalty rights for musicians following a high profile campaign by stars including SIR PAUL MCCARTNEY, ROGER DALTREY and U2. Members of the...

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U2 Star The Edge Causes Property Fuss In Malibu

18th April 2009

U2 star THE EDGE has gone to war with celebrity neighbours in Malibu, California over his home development plans. The rocker, real name David Evans wants to build five homes atop a hill high above the...

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The Things They Say 11930

17th April 2009

"I didn't really like U2's records. I used to make ashtrays out of them. You could melt the vinyl over the cooker." SINEAD O'CONNOR thinks up new uses for albums from BONO's band....

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Lady Gaga Still Pulling Her Poker Face In Europe

16th April 2009

Rockers DEPECHE MODE have failed to knock LADY GAGA from the top of the European singles chart - POKER FACE is still the continent's most popular song. Gaga continues her reign for the eighth consecutive week,...

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David's Shock At Poll Result

13th April 2009

British singer CRAIG DAVID was stunned his album BORN TO DO IT came second to MICHAEL JACKSON's THRILLER in a poll of the greatest ever records - but admits he is "flattered" by the honour. The...

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Island Records Boss Blackwell Named Most Influential Music Executive

10th April 2009

Island Records founder CHRIS BLACKWELL beat Glastonbury festival founder MICHAEL EAVIS and THE BEATLES producer GEORGE MARTIN to land the title of the most influential music executive of the last 50 years at the Music...

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U2 Holds Off Lady Gaga In European Albums Chart

9th April 2009

Irish rockers U2 are celebrating a sixth week atop the European albums chart after fending off competition from LADY GAGA and DIANA KRALL. The band's latest release, No Line On The Horizon, remains unmoved - keeping...

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Jackson Album Still Thrills

9th April 2009

MICHAEL JACKSON's classic THRILLER album has been voted the greatest record of all time. The poll, organised by music channel MTV, places the 1982 hit in first place - seeing off competition from Guns N' Roses'...

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Thriller Voted Mtv's Top Album

9th April 2009

Michael Jackson's classic album Thriller has been voted top of MTV's greatest album ever poll.With all albums prior to 1981 dispensed with the field was open for the biggest selling album of all time to...

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Open Casting Call For Spider-man Musical

7th April 2009

Would-be stars of stage are being given the chance to audition for a part in the forthcoming Spider-Man musical, it has been revealed. Those behind the show, which features songs penned by BONO and THE...

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Wood Not Attached To Spider-man Musical

3rd April 2009

Theatre director JULIE TAYMOR has dismissed rumours EVAN RACHEL WOOD has been signed up to star in her new Broadway show SPIDER-MAN: TURN OFF THE DARK - after issuing a casting call for all leading...

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Fascinating Fact 7087

31st March 2009

U2 will set single-day concert attendance records in three cities when their 360° Tour rolls through New Jersey, Chicago and Boston this year (09). Fox Business reports the Irish rockers have been forced to add...

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U2 To Donate Tour Profit To Charity

31st March 2009

Irish rockers U2 are planning to donate almost $12 million (£8.3 million) of the profits from the band's upcoming world tour to charity. The One hitmakers are embarking on a mammoth trek, which kicks off in...

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Lady Gaga Has Poker Face To Beat Chart Rivals

29th March 2009

New York star Lady GaGa has retained the UK number one spot with Poker Face for a second week.The singer - real name Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta - scored her second British number one single...

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U2 And Lady Gaga Still Reign Over Europe

27th March 2009

U2 and singer LADY GAGA are continuing their reign over Europe - both artists remain atop the continent's albums and singles charts respectively. The Irish rockers' disc No Line On The Horizon is number one for...

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Clarkson Makes It Two Weeks On Top

25th March 2009

KELLY CLARKSON is still getting all she ever wanted at the top of the U.S. album charts - a second week at number one. The singer's All I Ever Wanted kept U2's No Line on the...

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Ulrich: 'Metallica Will Not Sell Out To Live Nation'

24th March 2009

LARS ULRICH has no plans for METALLICA to follow in the footsteps of U2 by signing a deal with concert promoters Live Nation - insisting the group will never "sell out". U2 were one of the...

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Bono Posts Candid Beach Shot On His Fridge

23rd March 2009

U2 star BONO has the most potentially embarrassing picture of him posted on his refrigerator at home - as a constant reminder of how wild scandal can be. A photo of the married rocker and a...

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Second Number One Single For Lady Gaga

23rd March 2009

US star Lady GaGa has claimed her second UK number one single with Poker Face, despite the song entering the chart ten weeks ago.The New Yorker's hit climbed from fourth to knock last week's number...

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U2 Maintain European Crown

20th March 2009

Irish rockers U2 have fought off competition from LADY GAGA, KELLY CLARKSON and ANNIE LENNOX to remain atop the European albums chart for a third consecutive week. The One hitmakers' latest disc, No Line On The...

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