Fact: Rockers Jon Bon Jovi, Bono and The Edge helped a bride-to-be celebrate her upcoming nuptials in style last week (ends17Jul15) by posing for photos with the bachelorette party at a restaurant in East Hampton, New York. The stars were dining out at Moby's on Thursday (16Jul15) when they came across the all-girls bash and offered up their congratulations. The U2 musicians were in the Big Apple ahead of their eight-show residency at Manhattan's iconic Madison Square Garden.
Fact: U2 stars Bono and The Edge have signed on to create new music for Once director John Carneys semi-autobiographical new movie. Sing Street will chronicle a teenage boy's efforts to escape his dysfunctional home life in Dublin, Ireland.
Fact: Bono and The Edge thrilled American TV viewers on Monday (18Jul11) by giving an impromptu performance of their hit song Stuck In A Moment - while still seated - during an interview with late show host David Letterman. The cast of their famous Broadway play Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark also gave an exciting performance, with Spider-man literally dropping in from the ceiling for a quick chat.
Quote: "Something about this really connected when I realised that more people had come to this tour any previous tour. Seven million people! I still can't quite get my head around that figure. It's so astonishing, and just feels really good." U2 star The Edge upon learning that his band's record-breaking 360 Degrees tour will have played to more than seven million people by the time it wraps.
Quote: "A school production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat was where I first found my voice." U2 star Bono insists it should be no big surprise he and bandmate The Edge have penned the score for the new Spider-Man stage musical.
Quote: "We’ve been on the receiving end of some cynicism from the Broadway media establishment, but really, who can blame them?" U2 star The Edge understands the negative remarks he and bandmate Bono have received for scoring Julie Taymor's new Spider-Man musical.
Quote: "I spoke to Bono a few hours after he came out of the operation, but he was not making any sense. I can tell you, whatever he was on... But he didn't remember any of the conversation, which is a shame because he promised me his car and various other valuables, a few paintings." U2 rocker The Edge jokes about his first chat with bandmate BONO following his emergency back surgery on Friday (21May10).
Fact: Bruce Springsteen, U2 stars Bono and The Edge and Sheryl Crow will be among the guests joining Elvis Costello for the second season of his Spectacle: Elvis Costello With... TV show, which debuts in December (09).
Quote: "We're actually at the limit, the absolute limit, when you consider the economics and the practicality of transportation. We're really as big as we could get." Rocker The Edge insists U2's current world tour is the biggest spectacle the band could pull off.
Quote: "I'm acutely aware of what ADAM (CLAYTON), LARRY (MULLEN, JR.) and Bono are doing, whether or not we catch each other's eyes. It's like some sort of dance. There's an element of which is much more mysterious, which is the way the magic happens to be working that night. And you're only a small part of that." U2 bassist The Edge feels there is a higher power at work during the band's performances.
Quote: "Itll be a monster, cause its the most accessible music weve probably ever written. It could be our (rock opera) TOMMY. We could do it with guest stars and everything." U2 star Bono hopes to turn the music he and bandmate The Edge have created for Broadway's new Spider-Man musical into a concept album and live show.
Fact: Evan Rachel Wood will take her first bow as Spider-Man's love interest MARY JANE WATSON in the Broadway debut of new musical SPIDER-MAN, TURN OFF THE DARK when previews begin next January (10). Casting and design issues held up the production of the $31.3 million (£21.7 million) for months, which features music and lyrics by U2's Bono and The Edge.
Fact: AN INCONVENIENT TRUTH director Davis Guggenheim has directed a new movie about the world's best guitar players. IT MIGHT GET LOUD features Jimmy Page, The Edge and the White Stripes' Jack White.
Quote: "I'm sitting in a room singing songs about Spider-Man with Bono and The Edge... My life definitely doesn't get much weirder than that. He was my backing vocalist, Bono was." ACROSS THE UNIVERSE star JIM STURGESS on his singing auditions for the upcoming Spider-Man stage musical.
Quote: "I'm doing a musical with Bono and The Edge and I've always thought, 'Let's see Bono act.' I could also see him as an American LSD guru from the East Coast (of America) with a big handlebar walrus moustache." Director Julie Taymor on transforming Bono into a psychedelic druggie for Beatles movie musical ACROSS THE UNIVERSE.