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Bono saved Robbie Williams from his ego says U2 bandmate

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 09:47:00 GMT

U2 guitarist The Edge said: "He used to take care of Robbie Williams so he didn't do anything stupid." To which Bono quipped: "I am Robbie Williams!" Bono's tongue might be firmly in his cheek but U2 song The Showman, with its "I lie for a living" lyric, certainly could be a Robbie song.




U2 announce new UK and Europe a Experience + Innocencea tour dates8:50 am - Jan 16, 2018

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 05:34:49 GMT

The band released their latest album 'Songs Of Experience' in December. It was the follow-up and companion record to the band's 2014 release 'Songs Of Innocence' .




Reflections on the death of Dolores O'Riordan and the impact of music on parenting

Wed, 17 Jan 2018 01:21:19 GMT

I learned to drive on slippery Nova Scotian roads in my father's yellow station wagon. It wasn't cool but it had a cassette tape player.




Cranberries lead singer dies at the age of 46

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 20:30:46 GMT

Irish rock band The Cranberries, famous for its songs "Zombie" and "Salvation" was one of the most popular Western bands of the mid 1990s. Its lead singer Dolores O'Riordan, who was famous for her unique and distinct voice, passed away on Monday in London at the age of 46. The Cranberries confirmed Dolores O'Riordan's death saying, "Irish and international singer Dolores O'Riordan has died suddenly in London today.




U2 announce 2018 UK tour - here's how to get tickets before anybody else

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 15:43:10 GMT

And North Wales fans will be pleased to hear the With or Without You singers will be performing just a couple of hours away .




U2 announce UK dates on their 2018 eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE Tour - how to get tickets

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 11:07:48 GMT

How to get tickets for rock icons U2 when they play the UK later this year on their eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE Tour The European leg of the tour will see the band play Manchester Arena on October 19 and The O2 London on October 23, with tickets on sale from January 26. You will be able to access Manchester tickets from here and London tickets from here . In addition, special home shows are being planned for Dublin and Belfast, details of which will be announced as soon as they are finalised.




U2 set for 'special' homecoming gig in Dublin with 2018 tour

Tue, 16 Jan 2018 11:07:47 GMT

In addition, special home shows are being planned for Dublin and Belfast, details of which will be announced as soon as they are finalised. Unlike their last tour, The Joshua Tree, in which they played to huge stadium audiences around the world, including Croke Park's 82,000 fans, this time they have pared things back.




U2's Edge survived being thrown through windscreen in car crash before band's debut

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 23:18:26 GMT

U2 bassist Adam Clayton has revealed how the superstar band were terrified when they first played in front of massive crowds in American stadiums after breaking the US. https://www.independent.ie/entertainment/music/music-news/u2s-edge-survived-being-thrown-through-windscreen-in-car-crash-before-bands-debut-36485580.html U2 bassist Adam Clayton has revealed how the superstar band were terrified when they first played in front of massive crowds in American stadiums after breaking the US.




Bono fund finds what he's looking for

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 18:52:37 GMT

U2 frontman co-founded The Rise Fund, which is now making its first-known bet on a fintech firm. Photo: Bloomberg Financial technology startups are grabbing a greater share of capital from investors.




Bono's Fund Makes Its First Fintech Investment, Backing Acorns

Fri, 12 Jan 2018 11:33:13 GMT

Financial technology startups are grabbing a greater share of capital from investors. Now Bono is getting in on the action.




Beck, Weezer, U2 look to retain glory with new releases

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 10:36:18 GMT

THE BAD: Usually a trailblazer , Beck gives us nothing but a decent pop/rock collection this time. But is it too normal? THE NITTY GRITTY: Working with one of his ex-touring guitarists who just happens to be super-producer Greg Kurstin , Beck painstakingly crafted 10 tracks that blur the line between retro and modern pop.




Bono-linked firm pays extra taxes after Lithuania probe

Fri, 05 Jan 2018 18:51:32 GMT

The singer, whose real name is Paul David Hewson, was an investor in the Maltese company which bought a shopping centre in the Baltic euro zone member's city of Utena A company linked to U2 frontman Bono has voluntarily paid 53,000 euros after a tax investigation in Lithuania, authorities have said. The singer, whose real name is Paul David Hewson, was an investor in the Maltese company which bought a shopping centre in the Baltic euro zone member's city of Utena.




INXS' "Kick"s through genres

Fri, 05 Jan 2018 07:03:09 GMT

An unprecedented set of rock and pop blockbusters came out of 1987: U2's "The Joshua Tree," Bruce Springsteen's "Tunnel of Love" and Guns N' Roses "Appetite for Destruction" on one side, Michael Jackson's "Bad," George Michael's "Faith" and Whitney Houston's "Whitney" on the other. But only one act conquered both genres at once: INXS.




Bono On Chance The Rapper, Going DIY, Spotify Payouts and How Streaming Made Him A Better Songwriter

Thu, 04 Jan 2018 19:09:24 GMT

In a wide ranging interview with Rolling Stone, Bono shared his perspectives on the modern music industry. For a man that can afford to never sing another note in his life, the U2 frontman showed a surprising grasp of thelimitations and opportunities presented to all musicians by streaming and the direct to fan era.




Bono on Gender Inequality: 'Poverty Is Sexist'

Thu, 04 Jan 2018 16:44:02 GMT

Bono wrote an op-ed for 'Time' asking men to step up to help reduce the global gender gap in education. Bono penned an op-ed for Time  urging action from men, especially world leaders and those in other positions of power, to reduce gender inequality.  U2's frontman on the state of his band, the state of the world and what he learned from almost dying "Men can't step back and leave it to women alone to clean up the mess we've made and are still making," the U2 singer writes.




2018 Milestones in Rocka

Tue, 02 Jan 2018 19:11:34 GMT

Mar. 2nd: At the 30th Grammy Awards : U2 win Album of the Year for The Joshua Tree , Paul Simon 's "Graceland" takes Record of the Year , and Jody Watley lands Best New Artist. May 14th: Atlantic Records celebrates its 40th anniversary with a mega-show at Madison Square Garden in New York.




Names and faces

Tue, 02 Jan 2018 12:15:32 GMT

In this Monday, July 4, 2016, file photo, President Barack Obama, joined by Kendrick Lamar, speaks during an Independence Day celebration for members of the military and their families, at the White House, in Washington. Lamar, U2, Jay-Z, Harry Styles and Chris Stapleton were just some of the artists responsible for Obama's favorite songs of 2017.