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U2 Are Delaying Their New Album's Release Because Of Donald Trump


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U2 have announced that they are delaying the release of their upcoming album following the surprise victory of Donald Trump, claiming that they’ll have to revise certain tracks on the new record as “the world is a different place”.

The Irish rock titans, who last released an album in September 2014 called Songs of Innocence, said in a new interview with Rolling Stone magazine that Trump’s unexpected election victory in November meant that they now needed some “breathing space” to revise the content and performance of some of their upcoming 14th album’s songs.

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Bono Becomes The First Man To Be Included In Glamour's Women Of The Year List


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U2 frontman and long-time humanitarian campaigner Bono has been given the honour of being the first man to ever make Glamour magazine’s annual list of Women of the Year.

The mag’s prestigious list has always attempted to celebrate women from diverse walks of life and industries, from fashionistas to business leaders and social justice activists, but it’s the first time that a man has been selected.

“I asked did she think I deserved it. She wasn’t sure,” Bono told the publication when he learned the news from his wife, Ali Hewson, on Tuesday (November 1st).

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Bruce Springsteen Is A Fan Of Kanye West


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Bruce Springsteen is a huge fan of Kanye West.

The 'Born In The USA' hitmaker has admitted he ''likes'' the 'Famous' rapper because he makes ''creative, amazing records'', and the 66-year-old rocker has also credited U2 as a band who are ''consistently great''.

Speaking at Apple's Soho store in New York City on Wednesday (28.09.16), he said: ''I like Kanye West.

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The Edge Wins Approval For Major Property Development In Malibu


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U2 guitar player The Edge has won approval to construct five massive hilltop mansions in Malibu, California, concluding a long-running dispute with nearby residents and environmentalists concerned about the impact on wildlife.

The musician, whose real name is David Howell Evans, bought the land in question back in 2005, and for the subsequent decade has been trying to gain approval from the California Coastal Commission to be able to build properties on the site, with the intention of living there.

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Eagles Of Death Metal Join U2 On Stage During Paris Gig


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Eagles of Death Metal have made an emotional return to Paris, appearing as surprise guests during U2’s gig at the AccorHotels Arena on Monday evening. Bringing the band to the stage U2 frontman Bono said: 'They were robbed of their stage three weeks ago and we would like to offer them ours tonight.

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Bono Says Nothing Will Stop U2 From Playing Paris


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Bono has declared that nothing will stand in the way of U2 playing their upcoming concerts in Paris over the weekend, and the frontman hopes that the performance will inspire fans.

U2 and a number of other bands, including Foo Fighters, were forced to cancel gigs in the beleaguered city in the immediate aftermath of the attacks on November 13th. The Irish group’s gigs, the first of which was scheduled for the 14th, was understandably called off and rearranged for December 6th and 7th at the AccorHotels Arena.

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U2 And Foo Fighters Cancel Gigs Following Paris Attacks


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U2 and Foo Fighters have both announced they’ve canceled scheduled gigs in the wake of the attacks in Paris on Friday evening. Foo Fighters will now no longer continue on the rest of their European tour, which was due to stop in the French capital on Monday (November 16th).

Foo FigthersFoo Fighters have cancelled the rest of their European tour in the wake of the attacks in Paris.

A statement on the Foo Fighters’ official website read: "It is with profound sadness and heartfelt concern for everyone in Paris that we have been forced to announce the cancellation of the rest of our tour.”

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Bono Retracts Apology Over 'Songs Of Innocence' Giveaway


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Three weeks ago Bono apologised for the free iTunes giveaway of U2’s album. But now, he’s rescinded on that apology – backtracked on the backtrack, if you will – saying that the rollout of Songs of Innocence is “one of the proudest things for us ever”.

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Bono now says that the free Songs of Innocence release made him very proud

In an interview with Billboard, he explained the reason behind the decision: "We always wanted our music to be heard, and the idea that we could have worked for years and years [on] what we think are the most personal songs that we have ever written - and you have to become very raw to write like that - only then for them maybe not to be heard was terrifying.”

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U2 Set For Weeklong Residency On Jimmy Fallon's 'Tonight Show'


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In the midst of Metallica being booked to perform for five straight nights on the last week of 'The Late Late Show With Craig Fuerguson,' it seems another late night talk show has caught the music bug as Jimmy Fallon's 'Tonight Show' has acquired U2 to perform with his house band, The Roots, for a full week.

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U2 will begin their weeklong residency on the chat show on Monday 17th November

On Monday night's (Nov 3rd) episode of the 'Tonight Show,' Fallon told viewers that "U2 are coming back Monday, November 17, for an entire week." It is worth noting that the Irish rock band and Metallica will be performing on the exact same days for the entire week, luckily Fallon and Ferguson are aired on different time slots.

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Bono Reveals Why He Always Wears Sunglasses: "I Have Glaucoma"


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Bono explained why he wears sunglasses seemingly all the time whilst appearing on a British talk show.

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Bono spotted in London on Thursday (16th Oct.).

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Bono Apologises Over Unwanted Downloads Of U2's New Album


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U2 frontman Bono has issued an apology to iTunes users over the release of their recent album Songs of Innocence. Users of the software had a free copy of the new album automatically downloaded to their accounts as part of a marketing stunt in September that tied in with the release of Apple’s new iPhone.

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U2's latest album Songs of Innocence was given away free but the marketing stunt backfired

The apology was prompted by a criticism from a Facebook user during a question and answer session. “Oops, I’m sorry about that,” said Bono. “I had this beautiful idea and we kind of got carried away with ourselves. Artists are prone to that kind of thing. Drop of megalomania, touch of generosity, dash of self-promotion and deep fear that these songs that we poured our life into over the last few years mightn’t be heard.”

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Neil Young Recalls The Time Bono Tried To Give Him Song Writing ‘Advice’.


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You might have felt angry last month when Bono gave you his new album without asking if you'd wanted it first. But imagine how Neil Young felt when the U2 frontman offered him some unsolicited songwriting advice?

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During an appearance on the Howard Stern Show yesterday (October 14th) the legendary singer recalled the time that Bono gave him advice about how to write a hit song.

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Bono Announces U2 Tour Plans For Next Year And Defends ‘Songs Of Innocence’ ITunes Launch


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Despite the backlash over their ‘free’ album Songs of Innocence, U2 frontman Bono has confirmed the band plans to embark on a world tour next year.

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Speaking to Absolute Radio the 54 year old singer said, “It’s exciting. We’ll be coming your way and these songs are the songs that, I think, will play themselves.” Adding, “only if the songs are great can you bear leaving home. We all have families and mates, so you’re looking for eleven good reasons to leave home and I think we’ve got them.”

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Want To Know How To Remove U2's 'Songs Of Innocence' From ITunes?


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Apple has launched a tool to help iTunes users remove U2's new album Songs of Innocence, which was made available as a free download following a product launch event in California on Tuesday (September 9).

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The album was downloaded by 2 million users between Tuesday and Friday last week, though some Apple customers complained that the record was essentially being forced upon them and appeared in iTunes and iOS devices with no easy way to remove it.

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U2 Unleashes Its New Album For Free. For Some.


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It was announced today that Irish superband U2’s latest studio album, Songs of Innocence, will be released through Island Records on October 13. However, for U2.com subscribers that simply cannot wait that long, and for Apple iTunes Music Store customers that may or may not be able to wait that long, the album is available today (Wednesday, September 10). For free.

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Irish rock band, U2, have completed their newest album since 2009

Featuring 11 new tracks from the rock quartet, Songs of Innocence has been given to subscribers of the band’s website and has been gifted to over half a billion Apple iTunes customers worldwide - free to download if users wish.

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U2's 'iPhone' Album 'Songs Of Innocence' Is "Kind Of Mindblowing"


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Ok, so the stamp of approval in the headline comes from Bono himself, though take nothing away from U2 and their deal to release Songs of Innocence - their first album in 5 years - in-line with the announcement of the iPhone 6. This album is classic U2.

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The band performed at Apple's event in California on Tuesday (September 9, 2014), where CEO Tim Cook announced the new iPhone and Apple watch. It was also revealed that U2's new album would be offered for free to the 500 million users of Apple's iTunes service.

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U2 Postpone New Album And Tour Until 2015


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U2 fans have received some bad news news!

The Irish rock band have had to cancel plans of releasing a new album and embarking on a new tour due to not being able to find enough recording time, according to Billboard.

Their new studio set has been in the works for months, but U2 are waiting to schedule recording time with their producers Ryan Tedder and Paul Epworth.

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Oscar Producers Zadan And Meron Tease Some Of This Year's Biggest Moments


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Oscar producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron made a controversial hit out of the Oscars last year, but they might be on thin ice this time. Getting Seth McFarlane to host anything is a risky bet and his antics last year got a lot of people – notably the feminist crowd – pretty riled up. The controversy served its purpose. Last year’s show pulled in 40.3 million US viewers, the largest audience the show has had in three years. Zadan and Meron’s show was a hit with the key 18-49 demographic and the duo were invited back this year.

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Ellen might be a safer choice for host, but she is far from boring.

And yet. The choice of Ellen for this year’s host suggests that the producers were at least a little bit intimidated by last year’s backlash. This year’s host, Ellen, while hilarious and ever entertaining, is a much safer option and has proven appeal with the Oscars’ key demo – women.

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U2 Defy "Irrelevance" With 'Invisible' Exposure At Super Bowl


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U2 gained maximum visibility at last Sunday's Super Bowl where the rockers debuted new single 'Invisible' to raise money for the charitable Red campaign in association with Bank of America. The track, which appeared on a commercial played during the football game, was launched to encourage viewers to support the charity.

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U2 Are Back After A Triumphant Ad Slot At Sunday's Super Bowl.

For 24 hours after the ad aired, fans could download 'Invisible' for free via iTunes with Bank of America pledging to donate $1 (60p) to the Global Fund to Fight Aids, Tuberculosis and Malaria each time the song is downloaded. During that time window, the bank also agreed to donate up to $2m (£1.2m) even though Fox Sports allegedly charged advertisers around $4m (£2.4) for each 30-second commercial.

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U2 Use Superbowl Halftime Commercial Slot To Unveil New Charity Single 'Invisible.'


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U2 have unveiled their new single ‘Invisible’ with a halftime commercial at last night’s Superbowl. The single sees the band team up with the Bank of America and the (RED) Foundation to raise money for the prevention and treatment of HIV/AIDS.

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The band, who performed Superbowl XXXVI’s halftime show in 2002, used the coveted advertising spot to premiere ‘Invisible’, which is their first single since 2009’s ‘No Line On The Horizon’ album. Fans who wish to download the track can do so for free until 11.59pm EST tonight. $1 will be donated by the Bank of America to the (RED) Foundation via the Global Fund for each free download of the song.

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U2 To Launch New Free Track 'Invisible' During Super Bowl Next Weekend


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U2 are gearing up to debut new song 'Invisible' at next weekend's Super Bowl, which will lead into the Irish rock band's 13th studio album. The track will appear on a commercial played during the sports match airing in conjunction with the Bank of America and Bono's charitable Red campaign.

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U2 Are Preparing To Debut 'Invisible' At Next Weekend's Super Bowl.

After the commercial has aired, fans will have 24 hours to download 'Invisible' for free via iTunes with Bank of America pledging to donate $1 (60p) to the Global Fund to Fight Aids, Tuberculosis and Malaria each time the song is downloaded. During that time window, the bank have agreed to donate up to $2m (£1.2m) despite Fox Sports allegedly charging advertisers around $4m (£2.4) for each 30-second commercial.

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Will Smith Becomes First Guest On 'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon'


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Will Smith is to become the first guest on the new series of 'The Tonight Show' now hosted by Jimmy Fallon.

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Fallon takes over Leno on the re-vamped show

The former 'Late Night With Jimmy Fallon' host was announced to replace Jay Leno on 'The Tonight Show' last year, with his own show being taken over by 'Saturday Night Live' star Seth Meyers on February 24th 2014. 'I Am Legend' actor Will Smith will be Fallon's first guest on his new show, no doubt discussing his several upcoming movie projects including comedy 'Focus' . 

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Films, Games, TV And Music: What Does 2014 Have In Store?


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2013 saw Iron Man 3 break the $1 billion club, Grand Theft Auto V smash sales records, Daft Punk permeate everyone’s summer playlists and Netflix redefine the term ‘binge watching’, not to mention a certain Walter White… It was a pretty startling year, and even though Breaking Bad had to say goodbye, there’s plenty to look forward to in 2014 for lovers of film, games, music and TV, and here are the highlights.

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Lily Allen Tops UK Singles Chart With 'John Lewis Song,' But Can She Make It To Xmas?


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You know it’s the holiday season when songs from Christmas adverts take over the charts – in this case it’s Lily Allen’s cover of Keane’s Somewhere Only We Know. The track, which is featured in a John Lewis ad campaign, was bumped off the top last week. The gentle tones of Somewhere, so unlike Allen’s latest previous single Hard Out Here, still managed to topple One Direction’s Story of My Life and Bastille’s Of The Night.

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Allen's Christmas cover will have to hold out for another two weeks against tough competition.

According to the Official Charts Company, Allen’s festive cover might even have a chance at the coveted Christmas Number one – provided it can outlast the competition. Somewhere Only We Know would have to beat songs by the likes of AC/DC, U2, and Susan Boyle to hold on to its Number 1 for two more weeks. This year’s festive chart sees the return of both X Factor and Britain’s Got Talent alumni, as James Arthur, Leona Lewis and Lucy Spraggan, as well as Richard & Adam and Susan Boyle will all be releasing singles. With so many people staking a claim at the Christmas Number 1, Allen will have a tough time keeping her lead.

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BBC Scales Back 'Gary Barlow Day' After Overexposure Criticism


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The BBC have been forced to scale back plans for a 'Gary Barlow Day' set to take place on BBC Radio 2, scheduled for Wednesday 11th December. Though the singer is a judge on The X Factor for ITV, the BBC had a whole day of interviews, performances and online Q&As planned. The Take That star has also recently released his first solo album in 14 years, Since I Saw You Last, which added to concerns that the broadcaster's heavy focus could be seen as endorsement.

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He's Everywhere!

The BBC originally defended their plans for a day of Barlow-based entertainment, describing the planned broadcast as "no ordinary performance." The scheduled on the BBC website outlined appearances on Ken Bruce and Steve Wright's Radio 2 shows, as well as a broadcasted concert from the BBC Radio Theatre and an 'Ask Gary' online Q&A.

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Seamus Heaney Laid To Rest In Bellaghy As Mourners Pay Respects [Pictures]


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The Nobel Laureate Seamus Heaney has been laid to rest in his native Bellaghy, Co. Londonderry, at a large funeral where his life and successful career as a poet were celebrated. The 74 year-old died in a Dublin hospital on Friday after suffering a short illness.

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Poet Seamus Heaney Passed Away Last Friday.

Amongst the mourners present at the ceremony were Northern Ireland's Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness, , Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny, Irish President Michael D Higgins, Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams and the SDLP's John Hume were the politicians who attended the burial whilst Irish rockers U2 were present along with Hollywood actor Stephen Rea, Paddy Moloney from the Chieftains, and singer-songwriter Paul Brady.

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Nashville Mourns A Lost Cowboy, Jack Clement Dies Aged 82


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Nashville legend “Cowboy” Jack Clement has sadly passed away aged 82. The producer, songwriter and artist worked with Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison, Carl Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis, George Jones amongst others and was recently inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame. He died yesterday (Thursday, Aug 8) of liver cancer.

Clement was considered by everyone inside and around country music to be a legend of the genre, having helmed country’s first story-oriented ‘concept album’ - Bobby Bare’s ‘A Bird Named Yesterday,’ released in 1967. As well as arranging the horns for Jonny Cash’s infamous Ring of Fire, Clement wrote ‘Just Someone I Used to Know’ for Porter Wagoner and Dolly Parton. He also co-produced ‘Angel of Harlem’ and ‘When Love Comes To Town’ for U2.

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Jack Clements, Country Music Icon, Dies Of Cancer Aged 82


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Jack Clement, a Nashville country music legend, died yesterday (8th August) at the age of 82. He had been suffering from cancer of the liver and died at his home in Nashville, according to reports in The Tennessean

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Jerry Lee Lewis, photographed performing in Las Vegas in 2011, worked with Jack Clement.

Over his 50 year career, Clement worked with artists hailing from all genres of music. Despite his interests lying primarily in country music, he has produced records by Rock, Jazz, Bluegrass and Gospel amongst many others. 

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Beloved Stage Designer For The Rolling Stones, Mark Fisher, Dies At 66


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Mark Fisher OBE – the talented stage designer for bands like The Rolling Stones, U2 and Pink Floyd, passed away yesterday (Wednesday, June 26). He was 66. Fisher, who also worked with celebrities like Robbie Williams and Lady GaGa, reportedly died peacefully in his sleep, according to NME. It was the end of his long-standing battle with illness.

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Fisher had worked with The Stones for the past two decades.

Fisher – who was also an architect, had worked on the set design for Stones tours for the past twenty years. The rockers expressed their condolences in a statement, which read: "We are all extremely saddened to hear of the death of our dear friend Mark Fisher. The remarkable sets he designed for us over the last two decades played a major part in the success of all those tours. His passion, dedication and professionalism was infectious."

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Surprise, Surprise: Sir Paul McCartney Tops Rich List With £680 Million Fortune


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Former Beatle Sir Paul McCartney has topped the Sunday Times list of the richest musicians with a £680 million fortune. The singer-songwriter has topped the list since 1989, when he was worth an estimated £80 million. In second place was composer and West End king Andrew Lloyd Webber, with £620 million, and the combined financial might of Irish rock band U2 finished third with £520 million. The full list will be published by the newspaper on Sunday 21, April.

Elsewhere on the list, former Spice Girls star Victoria Beckham shares an estimated fortune of £200 million with superstar husband David, while Rolling Stone frontman Mick Jagger was tied on the same amount. Elton John featured prominently, while dancer Michael Flatley surprised many by finishing seventh with a £191 million fortune. Keith Richards, Olivia and Dhani Harrison, and Sting rounded out the Top 10 with amounts over £180 million. 

In the young music millions list, Adele unsurprisingly topped the list with an estimated £30 million fortune. It was widely reported that the Oscar-winner had made £10 million last year despite taking time off to recover from a throat operation and giving birth to her first child. Her award-winning album 21 has seen her value increase by 50%. Elsewhere, Cheryl Cole's estimated worth was increased to £14 million, while each of the five members of boy-band One Direction are said to be worth £5 million each - a figure likely to have increased exponentially by next year.

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Jilted Spider-Man Broadway Director Julie Taymor Reaches Settlement


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News broke yesterday (April 10, 2013) that Julie Taymor, the jilted director of the ill-fated Spiderman Broadway production has finally reached a settlement with the show’s producers. However, we do not know what that settlement was, as the details have not been made public, Reuters reported.

Taymor was fired from Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark back in March 2011 after she got into disputes with producers over injuries sustained by actors during high wire stunts, delays in the arrival of the opening night and critical disdain for the show when that opening night finally arrived. Up until that point, Taymor had worked on the show for years and had previously been given a Tony award for best direction of a musical, for The Lion King. After Taymore had been ousted, she claims that the revamped production used much of her original libretto. She took the case to court, seeking unpaid royalties and damages at her estimation of over $1 million. She also appealed for a permanent injunction, preventing the producers from licensing the musical beyond Broadway without her consent.

The recent settlement means that a planned court date on May 27 will no longer go ahead. The show is one of the most expensive musicals ever to have ventured onto the Broadway stage and features music from U2’s Bono and The Edge. It has become a huge commercial success, often earning in excess of $1 million per week. In a statement, Taymor said “I'm pleased to have reached an agreement and hope for the continued success of Spider-Man, both on Broadway and beyond.” 

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Another Band Returns! U2 New Album Sessions Started Months Ago


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U2 at the Q Awards back in 2011

They never could keep out of the limelight for very long. With David Bowie announcing a shock return, Irish rockers U2 have opted to steal some of the returning legend's thunder by revealing to The Sun that they themselves are also back in the studio with a new album on the way. The multi-million selling group haven't been away for nearly as long as the Thin White Duke, or even pop stars Destiny's Child and Justin Timberlake, both who revealed their long-awaited comebacks last week. Their last album was 2009's No Line On The Horizon, whilst the group were touring as recently as 2011.

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It's Official: Dr Dre Is The Richest Man In Music


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When we say 'in' music, we mean musicians, but Dr Dre is the richest of them all, according to Forbes. Sure you might have been searching Gangnam Style or bopping away to Bieber over the last year, but it's Dre on the top of the list that matters (to some).

He is kind of cheating though, as not all of his money comes from his musical talents; his popular Beats headphones franchise has seen him glean $100m in pre-tax PROFIT, which added to his extensive back catalogue of hip hop, and the fact he was probably the biggest rap artists through the 90's, it's not hard to see how Dre ended up atop the rich list. Last year's highest-paid musicians U2 dropped to #4 this year, with combined earnings of $78 million from their three-year 360 tour. 1990s British boy band Take That, who's finances were boosted by their reformation in 2005, rounded out the top five with $69 million, earned from an eight-date tour at London's Wembley Stadium, which became the highest-grossing single stadium tour to date.

The  top 10 is dominated by some contemporary artists, but only one's that have been contemporary for ages; veteran musicians if you will. Pink Floyd's bassist and singer Roger Waters coming in at No. 2 with earnings of $88 million from his lucrative The Wall Live tour, and British singer Elton John at No. 3 with $80 million.

U2, Achtung Baby: 20th Anniversary Edition Album Review


I've had a largely difficult relationship with U2's creative pinnacle, Achtung Baby. Back in 1991 we were allowed to bring in music to listen to on the last day of term. Inevitably the album of choice for my peers was Nevermind, mine was Bono & co's album that defined U2 for a new decade. Cue ridicule for not following the crowd, the reaction of a room of 11 year olds wasn't helped when the teacher insisted on not putting Nirvana back on because he 'quite liked U2 too'. It turned me off the album for a long time, but maybe that experience encapsulates why Achtung Baby is such a great record.

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Bono, U2 and Groucho Club - Bono from U2 London, England - Stella McCartney 40th birthday party at The Groucho Club Wednesday 14th September 2011

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Bono and U2 - Bono from U2 London, England - arriving at Stella Mc Cartney's 40th birthday party Tuesday 13th September 2011

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The Edge and U2 - The Edge of U2 with his wife Morleigh Steinberg London, England - GQ Men of the Year Awards 2011 - Arrivals Tuesday 6th September 2011

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Video - Bono And The Edge Get Hero's Welcome In New York


Bono and The Edge, of Irish rock-band U2, arriving at the Ed Sullivan Theatre in New York for a taping of 'The Late Show with David Letterman'. The lead-guitarist was first to step out of the duo's car, wearing a smart leather jacket and usual black hat. He proceeded to greet the hundreds of queuing fans, telling his security staff, "I'm just shaking hands".

Bono was next to step out of the vehicle, donning his traditional sunglasses and dark jacket. The rocker signed autographs for fans and posed for photographs before entering the historic theatre. U2 recently headlined the Glastonbury Festival in Somerset, England

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Adam Clayton and U2 - Adam Clayton of U2 Miami, Florida - performing during the U2 360 Degree world tour at Sun Life Stadium Wednesday 29th June 2011

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Adam Clayton and U2 - Adam Clayton of U2 Friday 24th June 2011 at Glastonbury Festival Somerset, England

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U2 and Bono - U2 frontman Bono Los Angeles, California - signs autographs for fans outside the Chateau Marmont in West Hollywood Friday 17th June 2011

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U2, Adam Clayton and Bono - U2 (Larry Mullen Jr, Adam Clayton, Bono and The Edge) Las Vegas, Nevada - at the 2011 Billboard Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena - press room Sunday 22nd May 2011

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U2, Adam Clayton and Bono
U2, Adam Clayton and Bono

Adam Levine and U2 Wednesday 29th December 2010 posing for a photo as he exits a private plane owned by U2, as posted on Plixi.com. Adam Levine says Dear U2, Thanks for letting us borrow your plane...it's kick ass. USA

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U2 - Jay Z Sydney, Australia - performing live in concert at ANZ Stadium as support act to U2 Monday 13th December 2010

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Bono and U2 Monday 13th December 2010 U2 perform live in concert at the ANZ Stadium on their '360 degree' tour Sydney, Australia

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Bono and U2

Bono, Steps and U2 Friday 10th December 2010 steps off a private jet at Sydney Airport ahead of two sell-out U2 shows Sydney, Australia

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Bono, Steps and U2

The Edge and U2 - The Edge from U2, Director, Jim Sheridan Sunday 22nd November 2009 at SVA Theatre New York City

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Apl.de.ap and U2 Sunday 25th October 2009 Black Eyed Peas open U2's 360 Tour at the Rose Bowl Los Angeles, California

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The Edge, MTV and U2 - The Edge strumming his guitar and Bono Toronto, Canada - band members of U2 leaving MTV studios at the Masonic Temple Tuesday 15th September 2009

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The Edge, Mtv and U2

U2, Don Valley Stadium, Sheffield Live Review


Review of U2 live at Don Valley Stadium, Sheffield on Thursday, August 20 2009.

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Bono and U2 - Bono and Ali Hewson London, England - leave Home House Private Members Club after party for U2's Portman Square secret show Saturday 15th August 2009

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Bono and U2

Noel Gallagher and U2 Saturday 15th August 2009 leaves Home House Private Members Club after attending the after party for U2's Portman Square secret show London, England

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Noel Gallagher and U2
Noel Gallagher and U2
Noel Gallagher and U2
Noel Gallagher and U2
Noel Gallagher and U2

U2 Friday 24th July 2009 play the first of three sold out shows in their home town of Dublin at Croke Park Stadium Dublin, Ireland

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U2, No Line On The Horizon Album Review


Review of U2's album 'No Line On The Horizon' released through Mercury Records.

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