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Music Review Of 2006

By Ian Garland and Sarah Henshaw It's been another busy year in the music world. Songs have topped charts, albums have flown off shelves and musicians have kept up the grand old tradition of rock and...

"Inspirational" Bono Knighted

U2 frontman Bono, real name Paul Hewson, has been awarded an honorary knighthood in recognition of his work as both a musician and a leading poverty campaigner.The British embassy in the singer's home city of...

By on 23 December 2006

Bono Awarded Honorary Knighthood

Campaigning rocker BONO has been awarded an honorary knighthood for "his services to the music industry and for his humanitarian work," by QUEEN ELIZABETH II. The U2 frontman will be presented the honour by the...

Bono Urges Us Politicians To Donate Aids Funds

Campaigning rocker BONO has criticised US politicians for failing to commit $1 billion (GBP513 million) to the fight against the spread of AIDS. Last week (ends15DEC06), the U2 frontman tried to persuade Democratic leaders, who...

Take That Notch Up Third Chart Double

Reformed British boy band TAKE THAT have topped the UK singles and album charts for the third successive week. The four-piece's single PATIENCE and album BEAUTIFUL WORLD held onto the top spots in the charts...

Take That Continue Euro Chart Reign

Reformed boy band TAKE THAT are celebrating after topping the European singles chart for a third week. The group's comeback single PATIENCE is at number one, while NELLY FURTADO's ALL GOOD THINGS (COME TO AN...

Stones Achieve Top Grossing Tour Of 2006

The Rolling Stones' A Bigger Bang tour was the top grossing tour of 2006, according to Billboard.Beginning in autumn 2005, the tour sold out not only in arenas and stadiums in America, but all around...

By on 15 December 2006

Bono Lobbies Us Congress

U2 frontman BONO met with members of the US Congress this week (begs11DEC06) in a bid to promote his campaign against AIDS and poverty. The ONE singer scheduled a meeting with Democrat leaders, who control...

Arctics Go Cold Over Global Warming

Musicians have long been voicing their opinions on world events; once upon a time it was a plimsoll-wearing long-haired hippy called JOHN LENNON trying to save the world by lying in a bed.But today's struggles...

By on 11 December 2006

Armstrong And Pearl Jam Help U2 Close Tour

GREEN DAY frontman BILLIE JOE ARMSTRONG and PEARL JAM joined forces with U2 to help the Irish supergroup close their Vertigo world tour in Hawaii on Saturday night (09DEC06). The band kicked off their Vertigo...

The Verve: 'Saddest Song'

THE VERVE's hit THE DRUGS DON'T WORK is the saddest song to listen to, according to British research. DOCTOR HARRY WITCHEL from the University of Bristol Medical School monitored volunteers' heart rates to see which...

Leona And Ray Through To X Factor Final

TV viewers were shocked to discover that Simon Cowell has both acts in next week's final after Ben Mills was voted off the show last night.The gravely-voiced charge of judge Sharon Osborne polled fractionally less...

By on 10 December 2006

Musicians Call For "Fair Play"

Some of the UK's biggest musicians are calling on the government to support the extension of copyright in sound recordings.Sir Paul McCartney, Sir Cliff Richard, Robbie Williams and Katie Melua are just a few of...

By on 07 December 2006

Recording Artists In Copyright Plea

Thousands of recording artists are joining forces in a newspaper advert to call for an extension to sound recording copyrights.The current UK law means that artists have only 50 years' copyright on their work, but...

By on 07 December 2006

U2 And Mccartney Head Campaign For Copyright Extension

LATEST: U2 and SIR PAUL MCCARTNEY are among 4,500 recording artists calling for copyright on sound recordings to increase from 50 years to 95 years in the UK. The British government-commissioned Gowers Report recently recommended...

Bono Makes Madonna Adopted Boy Offer

Bono has apparently made an offer to help the natural father of the 14-month-old Malawian boy that Madonna is adopting.The U2 frontman is reported to have said that he would like to offer Yohane Banda...

By on 06 December 2006

Take That Top Euro Singles Chart

Reunited boy band TAKE THAT have topped the European singles chart with PATIENCE, their first new release in 10 years. The British group has knocked AKON's collaboration with EMINEM, SMACK THAT, off the number one...

Bono Eyes Up The Ladies At Burlesque Club

U2 star BONO proved he has a eye for the ladies last week (ends01DEC06) when he sat through both acts of the Royal Jelly rock 'n' roll burlesque show in Las Vegas. A guest of...

Kid And Anderson Give Clues About Marriage Split In Tense Gq Chat

KID ROCK and PAMELA ANDERSON hinted at the troubles in their short marriage during a candid interview regarding their big day. After posing for a series of sexy couple shots for the American edition of...

Pearl Jam Thrill Surf Fans With Secret Hawaii Show

PEARL JAM stunned fans in Hawaii last night (30NOV06) by performing an unannounced set as part of the opening night of the Quiksilver Big Wave Invitational surfing competition. The group's secret show at the Waimea...

Arcade Fire Donate Song To Bono

Crusading singer BONO has convinced folk/rock band ARCADE FIRE to donate one of their songs to his AIDS charity campaign. The Canadian rockers were so impressed with the charity - Project Red - headed by...

Bono Hails Japan

Crusading rocker BONO has lavished praise on Japan for its generous development policies. The U2 star is an outspoken anti-poverty activist and hailed new Japanese Prime Minister SHINZO ABE's pledge to help developing countries in...

Killers Boost Bono With Christmas Tune

THE KILLERS have recorded their first Christmas single to raise funds for U2 star BONO's new charity. The track, A GREAT BIG SLED, will premiere exclusively on AOL on aolmusic.com on Friday (01DEC06). The MR...

Nirvana Top Pop Songs List

NIRVANA's breakthrough single SMELLS LIKE TEEN SPIRIT is the best pop song of the last 20 years, according to British magazine Q. The seminal song beat efforts by MADONNA, U2 and BRITNEY SPEARS to top...

Judd Hails Bono For Charity Encouragement

Actress ASHLEY JUDD has thanked U2 rocker BONO and his crusade to end poverty with inspiring her to become a global ambassador for YouthAIDS. The DOUBLE JEOPARDY star joined the global fight against HIV and...

Akon Tops European Singles Chart

AKON is celebrating after his collaboration with EMINEM, SMACK THAT, jumped straight to the top of the European singles chart. The track has kept big name competition off the number one spot - JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE...

Rolling Stones Tour Highest Ever Earner

THE ROLLING STONES have overtaken Irish rockers U2 for the record of biggest grossing tour in history. The MICK JAGGER fronted group's A BIGGER BAND tour have made $437 million (GBP226 million) from 110 concerts...

Bono Is A 'Modern Beethoven'

Rocker BONO is a modern day 'reincarnation' of classical composer LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN, according to the editor of music magazine Gramophone. The latest issue of the British publication gives Beethoven a modern make-over, so he...

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