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Bono Serenades Female Fan During U2 Show

U2 rocker BONO made one female fan's night when he serenaded her onstage during the band's concert in Melbourne, Australia on Wednesday (01Dec10).The rockers kicked off the Australian leg of their 360 Degrees tour at...

Bob Geldof Blasts Christmas Single

Bob Geldof has blasted charity single 'Do They Know It's Christmas?' as one of the "worst songs ever".The former Boomtown Rats singer and charity campaigner co-wrote the festive staple - which was recorded by a...

Bono Thanks Australia's Leaders For Foreign Aid Pledge

Rocker BONO has taken his philanthropy Down Under - the U2 frontman has met with Australian government officials to discuss how the country can help developing nations.The singer has long backed charity campaigns to help...

Pj Harvey To Let England Shake

PJ Harvey has announced a new album, 'Let England Shake', to be released in February. The 'Good Fortune' singer - full name Polly Jean Harvey - will release her eighth album on Valentine's Day (14.02.11)...

Bono's Singing Lessons From David Bowie

David Bowie showed Bono how to sing beyond his "man" voice, and add a feminine touch to his vocals. The U2 frontman has spoken about his love of the 'Life on Mars' hitmaker, and how...

Akon Willing To Kidnap Bono For Duet

R&B superstar AKON has set his sights on a duet with U2 - joking he'll go as far as kidnapping frontman BONO to ensure the rocker sings on his next album.The Smack That hitmaker is...

The Edge's 'Hell' Over Daughter's Cancer

The wife of U2 star THE EDGE has described for the first time the "hell" the couple endured after their daughter was diagnosed with leukaemia.The rocker's partner Morleigh Steinberg admits she was devastated when doctors...

U2 Dominate Billboard Touring Awards

Rock acts including U2, METALLICA and AC DC were the toast of the Billboard Touring Awards in New York on Thursday (04Nov10), taking the night's top prizes.The Irish band's 360 Degree trek was named Top...

Prince To Rain At Glastonbury

Prince is set to headline next year's Glastonbury festival. The 'Purple Rain' hitmaker has reportedly taken one of the top slots at the UK music festival - one of Europe's largest - with U2 and...

Danger Mouse To Produce New U2 Album

U2 have recruited GNARLS BARKLEY star DANGER MOUSE to produce their next album.Frontman Bono tells fans the new release could be out early in 2011, because "it's just happening so easily". The group is also...

R.e.m. Record 'Straight Ahead Rockers'

R.E.M.'s new album will feature "more ballads" but also "straight ahead rockers".The 'Orange Crush' band recorded their 15th album in Berlin earlier this year and manager Bertis Downs last week revealed the title of the...

Glastonbury Axed Over Olympics

Britain's legendary Glastonbury festival has been cancelled in 2012 to stop the music event clashing with the Olympic Games, which will be held in London that summer (12).The famous event will continue as usual next...

Glastonbury 2012 Cancelled

Glastonbury Festival 2012 has been cancelled because of a shortage of Portaloos.The legendary music festival - which is held in Somerset in South West England and has been run by Michael Eavis since 1970 -...

Coldplay Named Top Songwriters At Ascap Awards

COLDPLAY's songwriting skills landed them the top honours at the 30th annual ASCAP Awards in London on Wednesday (13Oct10).Bandmates Chris Martin, Will Champion, Jonny Buckland and Guy Berryman were named the Songwriters of the Year...

Bono's Foundation Gives Only One Percent To Charity

Bono, the frontman of rock-band U2, has come under fire after it was revealed by the New York Post that his anti-poverty foundation, 'One', gives only one per-cent of its funds to charity. The non-profit...

Bono's Charity Rep Defends Wage Bill

A representative for BONO's Aids charity has spoken out after the organisation came under fire for spending more money on wages than on good causes.The U2 rocker has thrown himself into humanitarian work over the...

Quincy Jones Kicked Into Touch

Michael Jackson fired Quincy Jones because he thought the producer was out of touch. The music veteran - who produced the singer's breakthrough 'Off The Wall' album and 'Thriller', the biggest selling album of all...

Blair: 'Bono Has World Leader Potential'

Former British prime minister TONY BLAIR is convinced Irish rocker BONO could be running the world if he hadn't shunned politics for a career in rock music.The U2 frontman has spent years wading into political...

Goo Goo Dolls Release New Album

GOO GOO DOLLS have released their new album 'Something For The Rest Of Us' today (August 31st 2010). The band have been working with TIM PALMER, producer of U2 and DAVID BOWIE, as well as...

Bono Recovers With Help Of Geldof's Dad

U2 rocker BONO had a helping hand as he recovered from his recent back injury - he received moral support from BOB GELDOF's dad.The fellow Irishmen are old pals, and the Beautiful Day hitmaker hung...

Bono Was Making Plans To Limp Through His Life

U2 star BONO was resigned to the fact he'd have to limp around onstage for the rest of his career after he was wheeled in for surgery for a herniated disc in May (10).The rocker...

Bono Sparked Up Again During Back Op Recovery

U2 rocker BONO was left frustrated with his lack of willpower while recovering from emergency back surgery earlier this year (10) - he took up smoking again to deal with his boredom.The Irish band had...

Rudd Endured Agonising Work Out To Stay Talking To Bono

Actor PAUL RUDD was once left limping in agony after an unexpected work out with U2 frontman BONO - because he was desperately trying to keep up with the fit rocker.The I Love You, Man...

Alicia Keys Has Island Wedding

Alicia Keys married her fiance Swizz Beatz yesterday (01.08.10).The 'Empire State of Mind' singer - who is five months pregnant with the couple's first child - tied the knot with the music producer on the...

Keys And Beatz Wed

Parents-to-be ALICIA KEYS and rap producer SWIZZ BEATZ have married in a ceremony in Corsica, France.The No One hitmaker, who is pregnant with the couple's first child, walked down the aisle on Saturday (31Jul10) in...

Bon Jovi Rep Dismisses Forbes Complaint Reports

A representative for JON BON JOVI has dismissed reports the singer was unhappy with the band's omission from Forbes' recent music rich list - insisting the rockers never "expected" to be included.The band failed to...

Madonna 'Plans Massive Malawi Fundraiser'

MADONNA is following in the footsteps of BOB GELDOF by planning a LIVE AID-style global fundraiser to benefit Malawi, according to reports.The pop superstar, who has adopted two children from the impoverished nation, has poured...

U2 Prompt Soccer Game Switch

Irish rockers U2 have forced executives at Italian soccer club Juventus to move an upcoming game after the stadium was double-booked.The band will make its comeback at the Stadio Olimpico in Turin, Italy on 6...

Elliott Frustrated By Def Leppard's Lack Of Respect

DEF LEPPARD star JOE ELLIOTT has accused the music press of failing to give rock bands due credit - insisting his group deserves the same respect as stars such as BONO, SIR PAUL MCCARTNEY and...

Top Earners U2

U2 have earned $130 million over the last 12 months.The Irish rockers - who were recently forced to scrap a number of concerts after frontman Bono suffered a back injury - netted the staggering sum...

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