U2 frontman Bono has been awarded France’s highest cultural honour in recognition of his music and humanitarian work.
U2 frontman Bono has confirmed the band have tentatively begun work on a thirteenth studio effort, but admitted they are happy to wait ten years if it takes that long to get the album right.
In today’s Soundbites - our look back at the past week’s news, features, videos and tabloid gossip – Noel Gallagher upsets a few Oasis fans, but Alan McGee cheers them up, there’s some shocking revelations from Led Zeppelin, Paul McCartney and Bernard Sumner, and this week’s most popular video is highlighted.
In today’s Soundbites - our look back at the past week’s news, reviews, and tabloid gossip – , Manchester City reduce Noel Gallagher to tears, Alan McGee may fulfill a public duty by returning to music, Axl Rose defends his lame ass, Bono is absolutely not a billionaire, The Beatles walking backwards fetches a few grand, the latest Broken Needles track is reviewed and our pick of the week’s new videos is selected.
The 60 second advert has brought together stars such as George Clooney and Colin Farrell to promote the charity’s cause, but regulatory body Clearcast, which deals with the approval of advertisements in the UK, has taken the decision to block the short film.
U2 frontman Bono’s investment firm Elevation Partners could be looking at a profit of almost $800m on its stake in Facebook, it has been reported. It’s now valued at $975m – more than four times the $210m it paid in November 2009
After a “sever compression of the sciatic nerve” forced U2‘s lead man Bono to have emergency back surgery last week, The Edge has come forward and posted a video statement regarding the stars condition. Just today it was announced that The Gorillaz would fill in for U2 at this year’s Glastonbury headlining spot. The band is also forced to post pone the next leg of their U2-360 Tour.
Sundance Channel will launch the second season of its critically acclaimed music/talk original series ‘Spectacle: Elvis Costello with…’ on Wednesday, December 9, 2009 at 10:00pm et/pt with an episode featuring U2′s Bono and The Edge. ‘Spectacle: Elvis Costello with…’ combines the best elements of talk and music television and lets viewers in on intimate conversation and performances with host Costello and his guests, who range from legendary performers to promising new artists. The series, executive produced by Sir Elton John, includes one-on-one interviews, unprecedented pairings and group discussions, as well as extraordinary performances, from impromptu ‘illustrative’ moments to full band (and even multi-band) productions. Among the confirmed guests for the seven-part season are: Bono, The Edge, Bruce Springsteen, Sheryl Crow, Lyle Lovett, John Prine, Ron Sexsmith, Neko Case, Jesse Winchester, Ray LaMontagne, Nick Lowe, Levon Helm, Richard Thompson and Allen Toussaint.
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