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Bono Remembers David Bowie: 'He Is My Idea of a Rock Star'

January 27, 2016

In our new David Bowie memorial issue, out January 29th, various artists pay tribute to the late singer, songwriter and pop innovator. In this exclusive recollection, Bono reflects on the way Bowie helped him find "doors into ... other worlds." I've...

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Watch Jimmy Fallon Sing 'Hamilton' Track as McCartney, Bowie

January 21, 2016

Jimmy Fallon unleashed a torrent of impersonations from Paul McCartney to Michael Jackson to Bono while singing "You'll Be Back" from the musical Hamilton, as part of the Broadway show's digital Ham4Ham series. As Vulture notes, Ham4Ham...

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Our Favorite Songs and Videos Right Now: Bono, Bond and More

January 18, 2016

It's been a wild few weeks in the music world, filled with news both thrilling and unspeakably tragic. Here are seven tracks and clips that are helping us make sense of it all.

2015

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Watch Bono, Hozier, Glen Hansard Busk on Dublin Street

December 26, 2015

An annual Christmas Eve tradition finds Bono and some musical friends busking on Dublin, Ireland's Grafton Street to raise money for a local charity, and while the U2 singer's 2014 was nixed by his bicycle accident, a mended Bono was back at...

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U2 Help Paris Heal at Inspiring Return Show

December 7, 2015

It's been three weeks since the terrorist attacks killed 130 in Paris, but the city is still grieving. You feel it everywhere: in the kindness of taxi drivers, the forgiving nods of usually surly waiters, the quick smiles of people you bump into on the...

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Bono on Paris: Peace Is a 'Messy Business' But 'Can Be Done'

December 2, 2015

In the aftermath of the November 13th terror attacks in Paris, U2 were forced to postpone their November 14th and 15th concerts in the French city. Those shows were rescheduled for December 6th and 7th – the latter...

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Bono Sings With Miley Cyrus at Stirring World AIDS Day Show

December 2, 2015

Just three nights after she brought her whacked-out Dead Petz project to a nearby New York stage, a somewhat more subdued Miley Cyrus had a very different message at Carnegie Hall last night. "I just turned 23," Cyrus beamed. "And I know I will live...

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Bono on Paris Attack: 'This Could Be Me or You at a Show'

November 14, 2015

U2 were rehearsing at the AccorHotels Arena in Paris Friday night, less than three miles away from the Bataclan concert hall where the Eagles of Death Metal were playing, when they got word of the terrorist attack on the city. "Our security...

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Watch Bono Bring Elvis Impersonator Onstage After Glitch

June 4, 2015

U2 wrapped up their five-night stand at L.A.'s Forum Wednesday night with a show heavy on their new material, including the live debut of "Volcano," an acoustic rendition of "Ordinary Love" and the first performance of "The Troubles" since opening...

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U2 Prep Unique Sound System for Upcoming Tour

April 30, 2015

As Bono continues to recover from his injuries following a bike accident last year, U2 are gearing up for an unique arena tour set to kick off May 14th at Vancouver's Rogers Arena. The group will be splitting each concert into two...

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Bono: 'I May Never Play Guitar Again'

January 2, 2015

U2 frontman Bono posted a 6,000-word A to Z summation of 2014 on U2.com, revealing that the massive bike injury he suffered last year may prevent him from ever playing guitar again. "Recovery has been more difficult than I thought,"...

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Bono Musical, Frank Zappa Doc Added to Sundance 2016 Lineup

December 7, 2015

Following the announcement of the 2016 edition's competition titles last week, the Sundance Film Festival unveiled their Premiere section lineup today, including new works from Spike Lee, Todd Solandz, Werner Herzog, and more.  The feature lineup...

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Watch George W. Bush Praise Bono's AIDS Efforts

December 2, 2015

Bono's efforts to eliminate AIDS in Africa was among the topics in HBO's hour-long documentary Countdown to Zero, and in the Vice-produced special, former president George W. Bush talked about working with the U2 singer to help the continent improve...

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Watch Bono Joke About Bike Injury on 'Kimmel'

December 2, 2015

With its special Tuesday episode, Jimmy Kimmel Live! helped launch (RED) Shopathon, which is raising money for the battle against AIDS by offering celebrity experiences to winning donors through the Omaze platform. U2 frontman/(RED) co-founder...

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Bono to Auction Off Bike Ride for (RED) Campaign

November 30, 2015

One year after Bono was seriously injured from a bike accident in New York City's Central Park, the U2 frontman is auctioning off a bike ride to a donor as part of Shopathon, a campaign for his organization (RED), which raises money to battle...

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How a U2 Tribute Band Got Onstage With the Real Thing

July 7, 2015

As we reported earlier, Bono invited the Toronto U2 tribute band Acrobat onstage Monday night to perform "Desire" during a show at the Air Canada Center. Acrobat frontman Gabriel Pate gave us all the details on meeting Bono, getting onstage and dueling...

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Inside U2's Innocence Spectacle: Backstage With Bono & Edge

May 21, 2015

It's about 25 hours before U2 kick off their Innocence + Experience tour at Vancouver's Rogers Arena and Bono is sitting on a plush couch in a backstage lounge near the Edge. He's fiddling with a laptop and looking at a CDR recorded at a recent tour rehearsal....

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U2 Relive Northern Ireland's Violent Past in New Video

February 23, 2015

The video for U2's new Songs of Innocence single, "Every Breaking Wave," dramatizes the wave of violence that swept Northern Ireland in the Eighties. Belfast-born filmmaker Aoife McArdle made the clip using footage from her 13-minute short film, Every...

2014

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Sing Bono's Band Aid 30 Lyrics to Help Fight Ebola

December 9, 2014

The organizers behind Band Aid 30 – the latest incarnation of Bob Geldof's charitably minded supergroup Band Aid – have issued an "Ice Bucket Challenge"–style viral video call to action to music fans. Using a free iOS app called WholeWorldBand,...

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U2's the Edge Offers Bono Progress Report

December 3, 2014

In November, U2 frontman Bono suffered extensive injuries that required a five-hour surgery following a serious cycling spill. "He's doing OK," guitarist-bandmate the Edge told KROQ, according to Radio.com, though he compared the...

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