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Fleetwood Loses Distribution Rights Case

FLEETWOOD MAC drummer MICK FLEETWOOD has lost a long-running battle against the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) over distribution rights for the legendary band's music. Fleetwood launched a lawsuit against the company four years ago over...

Bono Organises Art Fundraiser For Hiv Relief In Africa

Humanitarian rocker BONO is organising a Valentine's Day (14Feb08) art auction to raise money for the United Nations' HIV relief program in Africa. The U2 frontman is teaming up with British artist Damien Hirst to...

"Best?" And How!

Disney underestimated just how many parents on Super Bowl Sunday would drop off their kids at theaters showing Hannah Montana/Miley Cyrus: Best of Both Worlds 3-D. After predicting that the movie would earn $29 million,...

Miley Takes Valentines Day From U2

Plans by the company releasing U2 3D, the rock group's concert movie, to expand the film on Valentine's day were shot through the heart Thursday when it appeared that Disney might want to use many...

U2 Follow Prince To The O2

Irish rockers U2 are to follow in the footsteps of PRINCE and the SPICE GIRLS by hosting a residency at London's O2 Arena. The band are due to start work on their forthcoming album, which...

U2 Manager Calls For End Of Illegal Downloads

U2's manager is spearheading a campaign to end illegal music downloads from the Internet. Paul MCGuinnes - who has guided the Irish rockers to 150 million album sales over the last 30 years - has...

Bono Donates Ipod To Encourage An End To Poverty

U2 rocker BONO has given the Japanese Prime Minister an iPod in a bid to help end poverty in Africa. The singer was attending a meeting with former British prime minister Tony Blair and Microsoft...

U.s. Politican Unfased By Bono

U.S. Defence Secretary ROBERT GATES was unfased when he met U2 rock star BONO - as he had no idea who he was. The With Or Without You star met the politician at the...

Bono Confesses Eco Sins To 'Father' Al Gore

U2 frontman BONO has compared environmental campaigner AL GORE to an Irish priest to whom he can confess his ecological sins. The With Or Without You hitmaker shared the stage with the former U.S. vice...

Paranoid Bono Showed Gore Around His Green Home

Rocker BONO poked fun at his green credentials during a conference with AL GORE on Thursday (24Jan08), revealing how he went to great lengths to show the former U.S. vice president how environmentally friendly his...

Bono Pays A Visit To The Pentagon

Irish rocker BONO met with U.S. Defence Secretary ROBERT GATES on Tuesday (22Jan08) in his efforts to persuade world leaders to increase aid to developing nations. The U2 frontman and humanitarian has already pressed French...

Bono: 'I Am Horrific In 3-D'

Rocker BONO hates seeing himself on-screen - and admits his image inhibitions have been made worse after seeing himself in new U2 movie U2 3-D. The band filmed the movie at a number of dates...

Campbell Dating Chavez?

Supermodel NAOMI CAMPBELL is dating Venezuelan President HUGO CHAVEZ, according to odd newspaper reports in the South American country. The British stunner recently travelled to Caracas to interview Chavez for British magazine GQ - and...

Gates Begs Jay-z For Job

Millionaire businessman BILL GATES is seeking career advice from JAY-Z and U2 - in a new TV commercial. The Microsoft giant appears in a spoof film where he asks rocker Bono for a role in...

Bono Designs Charity T-shirt

U2 rocker BONO has designed a limited edition T-shirt which will be sold to benefit impoverished African farmers. The singer has teamed up with the Hard Rock group to create the Bono Signature Series T-shirt...

Jolie Tops Do-gooders Poll

Angelina Jolie has topped a poll of the best celebrity do-gooders of 2007.The actress was voted the most respected celebrity humanitarian of the year for her work as a United Nations (UN) goodwill ambassador as...

By on 28 December 2007

Bono Denies Clapping Incident

Rocker BONO has dismissed reports he silenced an audience in Glasgow, Scotland, recently to demonstrate the plight of poverty in Africa by clapping his hands. The U2 singer was alleged to have told the crowd...

Poverty Campaigner Bono Defends His Billion-dollar Business

Rocker BONO has defended his decision to set up a $1.9 billion (GBP950 million) investment company, insisting it doesn't contradict his image as a poverty-campaigner. The U2 frontman is one of five co-founders of Elevation...

Clinton: 'I Saved Bono's Life'

Former U.S. President BILL CLINTON claims he once "saved the life" of U2 frontman BONO - by giving the rocker a ride to an American football game. The 61-year-old was campaigning in Chicago, Illinois, in...

U2 Defend Hotel Plans

Rockers U2 have hit back at an Irish environmental group who criticised their plans to build a multi-story hotel in Dublin - insisting the massive building will boost the city's economy. Building heritage group An...

African Stars Record U2 Covers Album In Tribute To Bono

Some of Africa's top musicians have paid tribute to rocker BONO's humanitarian efforts by recording a new album of U2 cover songs. In The Name Of Love: Africa Celebrates U2 sees stars including singer Angelique...

U2 Set To Release 'Trance' Album

U2's collaboration with famed producer BRIAN ENO has resulted in a new "trance" inspired album unlike anything they've done before. The Irish rockers have spent the last few months recording the follow-up to 2004's...

Petty To Play At The Superbowl

TOM PETTY + THE HEARTBREAKERS will follow the likes of SIR PAUL MCCARTNEY, U2, THE ROLLING STONES and JANET JACKSON when they perform during half-time at the Super Bowl in February (08). The American Girl...

Rotten: 'Levene Is A Waste Of Talent'

SEX PISTOLS frontman JOHNNY ROTTEN has blasted his former PUBLIC IMAGE LTD guitarist KEITH LEVENE, branding him a "waste of talent". Levene, a founding member of The Clash, played with Rotten - real name John...

U2 Anger Irish Environmentalists

Rockers U2 have angered environmentalists in Ireland with plans to build an unsightly skyscraper in Dublin. Building heritage group An Taisce has criticised the group for its plans to demolish the Clarence Hotel - which...

Control Tops British Indies

Control, the biopic of late Joy Division frontman Ian Curtis, has won five prizes at the British Independent Film Awards.Anton Corbijn's movie was awarded the best film prize, while lead actor Sam Riley - who...

By on 29 November 2007

Razorlight Make A Surprise Appearance At Mencap's Concert

RAZORLIGHT treated fans to a surprise appearance at Mencap's Little Noise Sessions show last night.Lead singer JOHNNY BORRELL and drummer ANDY BURROWS played an acoustic set including AMERICA, BEFORE I FALL TO PIECES and new...

By on 27 November 2007

Bono Surprises Charity Guests With Gig

U2 stars BONO and THE EDGE played at an unannounced warm-up act for a charity concert in London on Friday (23Nov07). The duo stunned the 250 guests at the fundraiser for Mencap, a charity that...

U2 In Shock Charity Gig Set

U2's Bono and Edge amazed fans at a charity gig in north London last night with a surprise appearance.The 250-strong crowd at the Mencap Little Noises Sessions at Union Chapel had been told to expect...

By on 24 November 2007

U2 Deny London Residency

Irish rockers U2 have denied reports they are to follow in PRINCE's footsteps and play a London residency next year (08). The Beautiful Day stars were alleged to be playing a string of live dates...

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