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  • Bono Becomes World’s Richest Pop Star Thanks To Facebook
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    Bono Becomes World’s Richest Pop Star Thanks To Facebook

    It’s a Beautiful Day to be Bono, because the frontman of Irish rockers U2 has become the world’s richest pop star thanks to his stake in social media giant Facebook. As The Mirror reports, Bono’s 2.3 per cent share of Facebook he purchased for £56 million (AUD$121 million) in 2009 is now worth a massive

  • Watch U2 Play ‘Desire’ Live With Their Own Canadian Tribute Band
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    Watch U2 Play ‘Desire’ Live With Their Own Canadian Tribute Band

    Tribute bands everywhere will be buoyed by the spectacle of U2 giving their tribute band Acrobat the limelight at a Toronto gig on Monday night. U2 brought Acrobat out to play their Rattle and Hum hit Desire while the band themselves stepped back and took it in, with Bono joining in at end to add

  • Watch Bono’s Ill-Fated Attempt To Get Back On A Bike
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    Watch Bono’s Ill-Fated Attempt To Get Back On A Bike

    Nothing keeps Bono down. Really. Just six months after a bad cycling spill put his guitar-playing days in jeopardy, the U2 frontman has taken back to the bike, helped along by pal Jimmy Fallon. The spoof clip below documents Bono’s triumphant return to the dreaded push-bike. At first, the U2 singer, who’s blonde now guys,

  • Bono May Never Play Guitar Again After Bike Accident
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    Bono May Never Play Guitar Again After Bike Accident

    U2 frontman Bono has gone into detail about injuries he sustained in a bicycle accident last year, saying it has left him with a long and difficult recovery ahead, and the possibility he will never play guitar again. Last year it was reported that Bono needed surgery after a “cycling spill” in New York’s Central

  • Watch “U2 Minus 1” Perform Their First, Probably Only, Gig
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    Watch “U2 Minus 1” Perform Their First, Probably Only, Gig

    (RED), the aids charity co-founded by U2 frontman Bono, have put on a surprise show in New York City as part of World AIDS Day. With Bono sitting out following his recent bike-related injury, Bruce Springsteen, Coldplay frontman Chris Martin and singer Carrie Underwood took to the stage with “U2 Minus 1”, on a night

  • How Jimmy Fallon Handled U2’s ‘Tonight Show’ Cancellation
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    How Jimmy Fallon Handled U2’s ‘Tonight Show’ Cancellation

    Jimmy Fallon‘s wealth of musical impressions is well documented. He’s taken on all the greats, from Neil Young to Springsteen to Bob Dylan and this week’s show, when U2 left him in the lurch, proved the perfect opportunity for Fallon to unleash his inner Bono. You see, U2 were supposed to appear on Fallon’s show

  • Bono In Need Of Surgery Following Bicycle Accident
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    Bono In Need Of Surgery Following Bicycle Accident

    Bono has not had a good week. In the days following reports of a malfunction with his private jet, news has emerged that the U2 frontman has been involved in a cycling accident and now needs surgery. This week the band were due to begin a week-long residency on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,

  • U2’s Bono Explains Why He’s Always Wearing Sunglasses
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    U2’s Bono Explains Why He’s Always Wearing Sunglasses

    If there’s one thing to say about Bono‘s appearance over his lengthy career it’s that his eyewear at least has stayed consistent. Cowboy hats may come and go but those sunglasses are eternal. Now, the U2 frontman has revealed to the world that those trademark sunnies actually serve more of a purpose than straight up

  • U2 Apologise For iTunes Giveaway: “We Might Have Gotten Carried Away”
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    U2 Apologise For iTunes Giveaway: “We Might Have Gotten Carried Away”

    U2 frontman Bono has said sorry to fans and admitted the Irish rock band “might have gotten carried away” when striking a deal with Apple to give away their new album, Songs of Innocence, to 500 million iTunes users without their knowledge. Bono’s words of recompense came during a fan Q&A interview video, posted on

  • Remembering Nelson Mandela: 7 Musical Tributes
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    Remembering Nelson Mandela: 7 Musical Tributes

    The world collectively mourned today as news flooded in of the passing of Nelson Mandela, legendary anti-apartheid leader and universal activist for peace. Mandela died on Thursday, 5th December in his Johannesburg home at the age of 95 after a series of lung infections. Mandela spent his life battling racial injustice in South Africa, fighting

  • U2 Celebrate Completion Of Album Number 13 In New York
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    U2 Celebrate Completion Of Album Number 13 In New York

    Bono and U2 have finally finished recording their latest album at New York’s famed Electric Lady studios and the rock stalwarts have thrown a musical rooftop party in celebration. The bash kicked off immediately after recording wrapped, with U2 performing an acoustic version of Sunday Bloody Sunday with bassist Adam Clayton on piano, recorded for

  • Bono Gets A New Found Spider Species Named After Him
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    Bono Gets A New Found Spider Species Named After Him

    He’s received truckloads of gongs over his lengthy career – now Bono can add spider-naming rights to his lengthy honour roll. Riverside Press-Enterprise reports that scientists at Alabama’s Auburn University have named a newly-identified species of spider from California’s Joshua Tree National Park after the U2 frontman. A biologist at the university – Jason Bond

  • Bono Confirms New U2 Album In The Works…But Don’t Hold Your Breath
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    Bono Confirms New U2 Album In The Works…But Don’t Hold Your Breath

    U2 frontman Bono has confirmed that the band are to begin work on what will be the group’s 13th release. But the iconic rock star has also stated that the band plan on getting it right, no matter how long it takes. During an interview with The Sun (Via Live4Ever UK), Bono has explained, “U2

  • John Lennon’s Son Reckons Bono’s Eyesight Is Deteriorating
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    John Lennon’s Son Reckons Bono’s Eyesight Is Deteriorating

    Bono‘s friend Julian Lennon – son of late The Beatles star John Lennon – has confirmed rumours that the U2 frontman’s eyesight is deteriorating. Lennon made the comments to The Irish Daily Star, explaining why Bono is seen wearing his trademark glasses a bit more often than normal these days. “Bono actually has a condition

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