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T In The Park Signs Promotion Deal With Live Nation

The T in the Park festival has followed in the footsteps of Madonna and U2 by signing a deal with concert promoter Live Nation.The Material Girl agreed a groundbreaking contract with Live Nation in October...

By on 10 April 2008

Bono Finally Sells New York Home

U2 rocker BONO has finally sold his New York apartment for $4.9 million (GBP2.45 million), three years after first putting it on the market. The singer and his wife Ali moved out of the pad...

Stones Beat U2 For Biggest Rock Concert Film Debut

THE ROLLING STONES have edged out U2 for the year's biggest rock concert film opening. The Stones' new film Shine A Light, which was directed by Martin Scorsese, took in $1.5 million (GBP750,000) at the...

Jay-z Linked To $150 Million Deal With Live Nation

Hip-hop artist Jay-Z could be set to follow U2 and Madonna in signing a multi-million dollar deal with concert promoter Live Nation.Reports from the states claimed on Thursday that the 38-year-old rapper is set to...

By on 03 April 2008

Jay-z To Sign Live Nation Deal?

Rapper SHAWN 'JAY-Z' CARTER is to follow in the footsteps of MADONNA and U2 by signing a multi-million dollar (pound) deal with concert promoter Live Nation. The star is reported to be on the verge...

U2 Sign 12-Year Live Nation Deal

Irish rockers U2 have followed in MADONNA's footsteps by signing a 12-year deal with music promoters Live Nation. The agreement will see the band continue to release records through their longtime record label Universal Music,...

Live Nation Inks 12-Year Agreement With U2

Concert promoter Live Nation has signed a deal with U2 for the rights to the band's tours, merchandising and website.The 12-year contract follows a broader deal struck with Madonna last year, which also included music...

By on 31 March 2008

U2 Top Beatles Covers Poll

U2's cover of HELTER SKELTER has topped a new online poll of reworked BEATLES songs. The Irish rockers' rendition of the 1968 track beat Oasis' cover of I Am The Walrus in the RollingStone.com poll....

Jagger Wants To Duet With Blige

ROLLING STONES rocker SIR MICK JAGGER wants to duet with R+B queen MARY J. BLIGE. The singing legend has performed with current chart-toppers Christina Aguilera and Amy Winehouse over the last year, and he reveals...

Astoria "Can't Be Saved"

One of London's most popular live music venues is to be destroyed.The Astoria Theatre looks set to finally close after months of campaigning to save it.Some 35,000 people reportedly signed a petition in an attempt...

By on 12 March 2008

Will + Jada To Host Mandela Birthday Concert

Hollywood actor WILL SMITH and his wife JADA PINKETT SMITH have been tapped to host NELSON MANDELA's 90th birthday celebrations in London this summer (08). The former president of South Africa is to celebrate his...

Bono, Fergie, Snoop To Headline American Idol Charity Concert

Bono has been lined up to headline the second annual American Idol charity concert, set to air in the US on April 9th.According to Variety, the U2 frontman will be joined by a host of...

By on 04 March 2008

Mccartney Ends 30-Year Feud With Laine

SIR PAUL MCCARTNEY has patched up his broken friendship with former WINGS bandmate DENNY LAINE - nearly 30 years after they fell out. The ex-Beatle formed Wings with his late first wife Linda, guitarist Laine...

Box Office Tumbles

If movie fans were not sitting at home watching the Oscars on television Sunday, they were not going out to the movies, either. Movie attendance on Sunday was even lower than studios had expected, with...

Oscar Winner Hansard Thanks Bono For Congratulation Text

Oscar-winning singer Glen Hansard has revealed he received a congratulatory text from Bono after his surprise win at Sunday's ceremony.Hansard, frontman of Irish band the Frames, won the Oscar for best original song with his...

By on 26 February 2008

Led Zeppelin Touted For World Peace Gigs

Legendary rockers LED ZEPPELIN have been invited by the World Peace One organisation to reunite once more for a series of charity concerts across the globe. The Stairway To Heaven stars reformed in December (07)...

Vantage Point Takes Advantage

Say what you will about Vantage Point -- and critics last week unloaded on it -- the film delivered at the box office, producing an estimated $24 million in ticket sales. That's a lot more...

Bon Jovi To Release Documentary

Veteran rockers BON JOVI are set to release their first band documentary - after decades of watching their rock 'n' roll peers' adventures on film. The Livin' On A Prayer hitmakers have appointed acclaimed filmmaker...

Bono's Charity Gig Exceeds Expectations

Rocker BONO's Valentine's Day (14Feb08) charity auction to help fight AIDS in Africa has raised a near-record breaking $42.6 million (GBP21.3 million) - far more than organisers were expecting to fetch. The U2 star teamed...

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...

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