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Jones Writes Newspaper Piece

Music legend QUINCY JONES has followed in the footsteps of rocker BONO by signing up to write a newspaper column. U2 frontman Bono recently agreed to air his views with an opinion column in the...

Kylie Confirmed As Third Brit Awards Presenter

Pop singer Kylie Minogue is to host the Brit awards alongside James Corden and Mathew Horne, it has been confirmed.The Australian star will take to the stage at London's Earl's Court alongside the Gavin and...

By on 19 January 2009

Obama's Star-studded Musical Tribute

BONO, BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN and BEYONCE KNOWLES were among a list of performers paying heartfelt tributes to U.S. President-elect BARACK OBAMA at a star-studded musical extravaganza just two days before he is inaugurated into office. Millions...

Bono Handed $84 Million In Palm Venture

BONO has been rewarded for investing $100 million (GBP67.1 million) to rescue smart telephone maker Palm Inc. - the U2 rocker has earned $84 million (GBP56.4 million) after the company's stock prices skyrocketed. Bosses at...

Beyonce And U2 To Play At Obama Inauguration Party

Beyonce, U2 and Stevie Wonder are among the stars signed up to perform at US president-elect Barack Obama's inauguration party.Bruce Springsteen, Usher and Mary J Blige are also confirmed for the event due to take...

By on 13 January 2009

Bono's Newspaper Ode To Sinatra

Rocker-turned-journalist BONO has dedicated his new U.S. newspaper column to his hero and mentor FRANK SINATRA. The U2 frontman has joined forces with the New York Times to provide occasional opinion pieces for the publication....

U2 To Showcase New Single At Brit Awards

U2's first single in nearly five years will be unveiled at the Brit awards ceremony in February, it has been confirmed.Get On Your Boots comes from the Irish stars' upcoming album No Line on the...

By on 12 January 2009

Bono To Air Opinions In Newspaper

U2 frontman BONO has signed up to write an opinion column in the New York Times. The legendary singer will air his views on a diverse range of topics, starting from Sunday (11Jan09), the newspaper...

Page + White Influenced New U2 Album

U2 rocker THE EDGE has credited LED ZEPPELIN legend JIMMY PAGE and JACK WHITE with influencing the band's new album NO LINE ON THE HORIZON. The guitarist spent time with the pair for 2008 documentary...

U2 Issue Warning Against Bogus Tour

Irish rockers U2 have warned fans against buying tickets for a purported summer (09) tour - because any proposed dates are bogus. The Beautiful Day hitmakers are due to release their first album in five...

Bono Is Bored Of Bono

U2 frontman BONO created a series of alter egos to help him write songs for the band's new album, because he is bored with himself. All the lyrics for New Line on the Horizon were...

World Music Stars Get Vocal For Bono's Online Magazine

Buskers and world musicians from South Africa, Russia and Brazil have teamed up for a stirring new charity version of soul classic STAND BY ME. The song and video featuring the likes of aged New...

2008 Music Quiz

As another year ends and 2009 looms, we wondered if you've all been paying attention for the past 12 months. In amongst all the political, environmental and economical changes around the globe, there has been...

U2 Drummer's Bono Rant

U2 drummer LARRY MULLEN JR. has risked incurring the wrath of frontman BONO - he has reportedly blasted the singer for cosying up to world leaders. The rocker launched a tirade against former British Prime...

U2 To Release Five Versions Of Album

Irish rockers U2 have announced plans to release five different versions of their latest album NO LINE ON THE HORIZON. According to reports, in addition to CD and vinyl copies, three limited edition volumes will...

By on 24 December 2008

Bono Palms Over $100 Million

U2 frontman BONO's investment firm will give another $100 million (GBP67.6 million) to rescue smart telephone maker Palm Inc. The Irish rocker's Elevation Partners company announced on Monday (22Dec08) it would make the investment to...

U2 To Sell Live Nation Shares

Irish rock band U2 are set to make around $25 million (GBP17 million) if they go ahead with reported plans to sell their shares in music events company Live Nation. The One hitmakers signed a...

Bono Awarded Nobel 'Man Of Peace' Prize

Irish rocker BONO has been awarded the annual Nobel Man of Peace prize for his efforts to combat poverty, debt and disease in Africa. Paris Mayor Bertrand Delanoe hosted the award ceremony in the city...

Jarvis Cocker To Edit Today Programme

JARVIS COCKER has been confirmed as one of the guest editors of BBC Radio 4's Today programme.The former PULP frontman will use the programme to discuss financial issues and the complications that have arisen from...

By on 12 December 2008

Wood Set For Broadway's Spider-man?

EVAN RACHEL WOOD is headed for the Broadway stage after reportedly landing the leading lady role in the musical adaptation of box-office smash SPIDER-MAN. The Hollywood actress is said to have been cast as the...

Stars Honour Late Pr Legend

All four members of U2 gathered on Tuesday (09Dec08) to pay their last respects to the music boss who gave them their first big break. Irish music executive Rob Partridge, who handed the Beautiful Day...

Will.i.am To Produce U2 Album?

KANYE WEST has fuelled speculation BLACK EYED PEAS star will.i.am will produce U2's forthcoming album by apparently confirming the news on his blog. Will.i.am sparked rumours of an unlikely collaboration with the rockers after telling...

Bono Joked About Suicide If Jones Snubbed His Song

Rocker BONO threatened to slit his wrists if TOM JONES didn't record a new song he wrote for the Welshman. Jones asked the U2 star to come up with a tune for him during a...

U2 Believe In Father Christmas

U2 have given fans a little early Christmas gift by covering GREG LAKE's festive tune I BELIEVE IN FATHER CHRISTMAS for a new online charity venture. The track is among the first to be offered...

Dixie Chicks To Launch New Single On Bono's Red(wire)

Country trio the DIXIE CHICKS are to debut new song LUCKY ONE on rocker BONO's new charity digital music magazine, RED(Wire). The U2 star launched his latest charity venture on Monday (01Dec08), offering music fans...

The Clash Photographer Honoured

The photographer who took the iconic cover shot for THE CLASH's 1979 album LONDON CALLING has been honoured for her work in the industry. Pennie Smith was presented with a prize for outstanding contribution by...

U2 Music Boss Dies

The music boss who gave legendary Irish rockers U2 their first big break has died. Irish music executive Rob Partridge, who handed the Beautiful Day hitmakers their first album deal, passed away following a battle...

Stars Line Up For New Charity Digital Music Magazine

THE KILLERS, U2, BOB DYLAN and COLDPLAY are among the names contributing tracks to a new digital music magazine launching on World AIDS Day (01Dec08). The acts will offer exclusive songs to Red(Wire). All proceeds...

Lanois Talks U2 Album

Daniel Lanois has been speaking positively about the forthcoming U2 album, claiming it may be their best work yet.The producer - who has worked with them on several of their records – is currently in...

By on 21 November 2008

West Mentored By Bono

KANYE WEST has gained an unusual mentor - U2 frontman BONO. Rapper West bonded with the Irish singer after supporting the rockers on tour in 2006. They cemented their friendship later that year (06) after...

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