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Tennant Slams Benefit Concerts

PET SHOP BOYS star NEIL TENNANT has poured scorn on this summer's (07) Live Earth gig, insisting benefit concerts make musicians "look arrogant". The singer has mixed feelings about bands who mix music with politics,...

Bono To Receive Liberty Medal

Crusading U2 rocker BONO has been named the recipient of this year's (07) Liberty Medal for helping bring public attention to humanitarian and economic issues in Africa. The annual award, decided by America's non-profit National...

Green Day Stun American Idol With Lennon Cover

GREEN DAY stunned America on the finale of talent show AMERICAN IDOL last night (23May07) with a performance of JOHN LENNON's WORKING CLASS HERO. The punk trio's surprise appearance on the hit show was staged...

Bono Joins Hunger Task Force

U2 rocker BONO is continuing efforts to raise awareness of world poverty by joining the Irish government's Hunger Task Force. The campaign was launched in capital city Dublin last month (Apr07) and also includes experts...

U2 Stun Cannes With Midnight Red Carpet Show

Rockers U2 stunned fans at the Cannes Film Festival in France on Saturday night (19May07) with a free live midnight show on the red carpet. The group performed for 10 minutes on the seaside town's...

Impromptu Gig Accompanies U2 3d Premiere

U2 have played a free gig to hundreds of fans in Cannes to mark the world premiere of their upcoming debut movie, which was filmed entirely in 3D.The 90-minute film, titled U2 3D, is due...

By on 20 May 2007

U2 To Rock The Vote For Hillary Clinton?

Rock superstars U2 are leading the race to land the campaign song for U.S. Senator HILLARY CLINTON's presidential campaign, with two songs in the Democrat's shortlist. Clinton has launched a competition on her website asking...

Flowers Lives Childhood Dream

THE KILLERS frontman BRANDON FLOWERS still gets starstruck when he's socialising with his childhood idols SIR ELTON JOHN and BONO. The rocker met the music superstars when The Killers hit the big time, and he...

Bono In Fireplace Furore

U2 rocker BONO has dismissed reports he upset neighbours at his New York apartment block, insisting his complaint over smoky fireplaces was about "health and safety". The singer, real name Paul Hewson, was reported to...

Bono Criticises World Leaders Over Aid Shortfall

Campaigning rocker BONO has criticised world leaders for failing to give effective help to poor countries across the globe. The U2 star insists that while financial aid to Africa has grown by $2.3 billion (GBP1.15...

U2 And Oasis Blasted In Worst Lyrics Poll

U2 and OASIS have been criticised for their hits in a British radio poll to find the worst song lyrics ever written. "I've got no self control/ Been living like a mole" from U2's Elevation,...

Bono Backs Education Plans

U2 frontman Bono has given his backing to proposed US legislation which aims to expand the provision of free basic education to children in the world's poorest countries.The rock star and anti-poverty campaigner described the...

By on 02 May 2007

Bono Tells Travellers To 'Move Out' Of Building

U2 frontman BONO has ordered a group of travellers to move out of land he is planning to turn into luxury apartments in the Irish capital Dublin. The rocker has tolerated the family setting up...

Artists Flock To Lennon Covers Cd

The compilers of a new JOHN LENNON covers album for charity have been so inundated with artists who want to appear on the project, they haven't been able to fit them all on the double...

Dunst Attacks American Industry For 'Crap' Music

Actress KIRSTEN DUNST has attacked the American music industry for producing "crap" bands, insisting British artists are better at making "great" songs. The Spider-Man star - who is currently dating Razorlight rocker Johnny Borrell -...

The Edge Treats Himself To $15 Million Malibu Mansion

U2 rocker THE EDGE has splashed out $15 million (GBP7.69 million) on a luxurious new mansion in the popular Malibu area of Los Angeles. The guitarist's latest property - in addition to homes in his...

U2 Guitar Sells For $240k

A guitar with more than a little sentimental value to U2's The Edge has sold at a charity auction in New York.The Hard Rock Café auction run by Julien's Auctions saw the Gibson Les Paul...

By on 22 April 2007

Bono And Edge Items Help Raise Millions For Hurricane Katrina Fund

Iconic items belonging to U2 pair THE EDGE and BONO helped fetch $2.4 million (GBP1.2 million) yesterday (21Apr07) at an auction to benefit musicians who lost everything in Hurricane Katrina. The Edge's beloved Gibson Les...

Bono And The Edge Will Score Spider-man: The Musical

LATEST: U2 stars BONO and THE EDGE have confirmed that they will pen the soundtrack for new Broadway show SPIDER-MAN: THE MUSICAL. The rockers will work with Tony-Award winning Lion King director Julie Taymor for...

Bono And The Edge 'Set For Spiderman Musical'

U2 frontman Bono and guitarist the Edge have reportedly signed up to write music for the forthcoming Spiderman musical.The musicians will be working with the show's producers to create a soundtrack for the webbed crusader's...

By on 19 April 2007

Happy Mondays Add To The Reunions At Coachella

HAPPY MONDAYS have become the latest reformed act to be added to the upcoming Coachella Festival line-up in Indio, California. The group's performance at the end of the month (29Apr07) will be their first in...

Bono Wins Support Of World Leaders In Africa Plea

U2 frontman BONO has successfully brought the issue of African poverty to the world's wealthiest nations. The Irish rocker, a campaigner for third world debt relief, met German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Tuesday (17APR07) where...

Bono And The Edge To Pen Spider-man Musical?

U2 stars BONO and THE EDGE are reportedly in negotiations to pen the score for a new Broadway SPIDER-MAN musical. Tony-Award winning Lion King director Julie Taymor is the brains behind the ambitious production, according...

Green Day Billy Volunteers For New Orleans Charity

GREEN DAY rocker BILLY JOE ARMSTRONG has put music to one side to join forces with a New Orleans charity helping people left homeless by Hurricane Katrina. The singer has been volunteering in the Louisiana...

The Edge And Estefan Set For Doctorates

U2 guitarist THE EDGE and Latina singer GLORIA ESTEFAN will receive honorary doctorates next month (May07). The rocker, real name David Howell Evans, will be commended for his contribution to music by the Berklee College...

All-star Line-up To Re-record Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

THE BEATLES' iconic album SGT PEPPER'S LONELY HEARTS CLUB BAND is to be re-recorded by a host of modern acts, including OASIS, THE KILLERS and RAZORLIGHT. Campaigning rocker BOB GELDOF is organising the project, which...

Church Turns Eucharist Into U2 Tribute

A church in Dublin, Ireland yesterday (01APR07) held a Sunday service featuring the music of legendary rockers U2. Around 150 people attended the service at the Anglican St George and St Thomas's Church, which was...

Arise Bono, 'Lord Of Lords'

U2 frontman Bono has been awarded an honorary knighthood at a ceremony in Dublin.The Irish rock legend was presented with the title by the British ambassador, David Reddaway, but will not take the appellation of...

By on 30 March 2007

Bono Accepts Honorary Knighthood

U2 frontman BONO has accepted an honorary British knighthood at a ceremony in Dublin. The rocker - real name PAUL HEWSON - was joined at the ceremony by his wife ALI HEWSON and their four...

Music Memorabilia Under The Hammer

LATEST: JIMI HENDRIX's flares, JOHN LENNON's glasses and BOB DYLAN's harmonica are the latest lots to be added to an auction of the iconic music memorabilia next month (APR07). The items will be sold alongside...

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