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Bono To Launch African-themed Fashion Range

U2 frontman BONO is teaming up with luxury fashion label LOUIS VUITTON to launch an African-themed clothing range.The Irish rocker and his wife Ali Hewson set up Edun in 2005 to stimulate business in Africa,...

John Lennon Gets Birthday Tributes

John Lennon, the legendary singer-songwriter and founding member of The Beatles, would have celebrated his 70th birthday on Saturday 6th October 2010. Lennon was shot and killed outside his apartment building in New York in...

U2 Perform Spider-man Song

U2 thrilled Portuguese fans on Sunday night (03Oct10) when they debuted a new song from the SPIDER-MAN stageshow.Bono and The Edge teamed up to pen the score for the widely anticipated Spider-Man: Turn Off the...

U2 Eye 2011 Glastonbury

Rock superstars U2 are hoping to headline the 2011 Glastonbury festival, after BONO's back injury forced the band to pull out of this summer's (10) event.The Irish band were replaced by Gorillaz, while Bono underwent...

Albarn 'Proud' Of Bizarre Festival Show

DAMON ALBARN has admitted his band GORILLAZ's headline slot at the U.K.'s Glastonbury Festival was a disaster - but he's adamant it was "funny" to leave the huge crowd bemused.The Clint Eastwood hitmakers were asked...

U2 Drop Glastonbury Hints

U2 have hinted they will headline next year's Glastonbury festival.The Irish rockers - who were forced to pull out of their first-ever appearance at the famous UK music event after frontman Bono injured his back...

R.e.m. Song Makes Most Men Cry

R.E.M.'s EVERYBODY HURTS is the song most likely to make men sob, according to a new British survey.The tune beat Tears in Heaven - Eric Clapton's heartfelt tribute to his dead son - to top...

Snow Patrol Go Dance?

Snow Patrol are recording a dance music influenced album.The Northern Irish indie band are about to start work on their sixth album and keyboardist Tom Simpson said he sees the band moving away from their...

Bono's Foundation Gives Only One Percent To Charity

Bono, the frontman of rock-band U2, has come under fire after it was revealed by the New York Post that his anti-poverty foundation, 'One', gives only one per-cent of its funds to charity. The non-profit...

Bono's Charity Rep Defends Wage Bill

A representative for BONO's Aids charity has spoken out after the organisation came under fire for spending more money on wages than on good causes.The U2 rocker has thrown himself into humanitarian work over the...

Myers Takes Aim At Political Bands

SHINEDOWN rocker ZACH MYERS has blasted bands who use their concerts to push a political agenda - insisting they deserve to be "shot".The Second Chance hitmakers are adamant they're not a "political band", and prefer...

Stars Stand Up To Cancer For U.s. Telethon

STEVIE WONDER and NEIL DIAMOND tugged at the heartstrings of TV viewers during the Stand Up 2 Cancer telethon on Friday night (10Sep10) with special dedications to loved ones who had lost battles with the...

Stars Stand Up To Cancer For U.s. Telethon

STEVIE WONDER and NEIL DIAMOND tugged at the heartstrings of TV viewers during the Stand Up 2 Cancer telethon on Friday night (10Sep10) with special dedications to loved ones who had lost battles with the...

Billy Corgan Still Valid

Billy Corgan says anyone who thinks he's surpassed his creative peak can "go f**k yourself". The Smashing Pumpkins singer continues to release new music and tour with the band and finds it "insulting" that anyone...

Quincy Jones Kicked Into Touch

Michael Jackson fired Quincy Jones because he thought the producer was out of touch. The music veteran - who produced the singer's breakthrough 'Off The Wall' album and 'Thriller', the biggest selling album of all...

Blair: 'Bono Has World Leader Potential'

Former British prime minister TONY BLAIR is convinced Irish rocker BONO could be running the world if he hadn't shunned politics for a career in rock music.The U2 frontman has spent years wading into political...

Goo Goo Dolls Release New Album

GOO GOO DOLLS have released their new album 'Something For The Rest Of Us' today (August 31st 2010). The band have been working with TIM PALMER, producer of U2 and DAVID BOWIE, as well as...

Jay-z's Weighty Ambition

Jay-Z plans to get fat. The 40-year-old rapper - who 'retired' from music in 2003 to take up the position of CEO of Def Jam records before making a comeback -already has a "Marlon Brando...

Geldof's Father Dies

BOB GELDOF is in mourning following the death of his beloved father on Thursday morning (26Aug10).The veteran rocker's dad, Bob, Snr., passed away at a hospital in Dublin, Ireland at the age of 96 after...

Bono Recovers With Help Of Geldof's Dad

U2 rocker BONO had a helping hand as he recovered from his recent back injury - he received moral support from BOB GELDOF's dad.The fellow Irishmen are old pals, and the Beautiful Day hitmaker hung...

Activists Arrested Ahead Of U2 Concert

A U2 concert in Russia on Wednesday (25Aug10) was marred by arrests after five human rights activists were detained for handing out leaflets before the show kicked off.The Amnesty International campaigners were distributing pamphlets outside...

U2 Loud For Spain

U2 have been fined for practicing too loud in Spain. The 'Get On Your Boots' rockers reportedly breached noise levels, during rehearsals for their present 360 Degree world tour, angering locals and incurring a fine...

U2 Fined For Breaching Rehearsals Rules

U2 have been fined in Spain for playing too loud for too long.Barcelona officials took offence to the Irish band's rehearsals for their 360º Tour in a soccer stadium last year (09) when they ran...

Bono Has Tea With Russian Leader

BONO took a break from U2's world tour duties on Tuesday (24Aug10) to take tea with Russian leader DMITRY MEDVEDEV.The rocker was invited to join the President at his holiday estate near the Black Sea...

Jay-z To Join U2 On Tour Down Under?

U2's newly-announced Australian tour is set to be the ticket of the year (10) - JAY-Z will reportedly join the Irish rockers on the road Down Under.The band returned to the road at the beginning...

U2 Extending World Tour To Australia

Rocker BONO is making a speedy recovery after undergoing spinal surgery in May (10) - U2 have announced plans to extend their world tour to Australia.The frontman was left with partial paralysis in his legs...

Bono's Clothing Company Suffers Losses

U2 frontman BONO and his wife suffered a financial blow last year (09) as their clothing company racked up $9 million (£6 million) in losses.The rocker and his wife Ali Hewson set up Edun in...

Bono Was Making Plans To Limp Through His Life

U2 star BONO was resigned to the fact he'd have to limp around onstage for the rest of his career after he was wheeled in for surgery for a herniated disc in May (10).The rocker...

Sean Penn Celebrates 50th Birthday In Dublin

SEAN PENN celebrated his 50th birthday in Dublin this past weekend, with a little help from BONO. The two-time OSCAR winning actor is in Ireland filming his new movie This Must Be The Place (2011),...

Bono's Cigarette Confession

The U2 frontman - who has spent the past two months recovering from an operation after injuring his back in an accident while preparing for a world tour - claims he took up his nicotine...

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