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Bono Reviews His Year A To Z, Shares X-Ray Of His Titanium Elbow

Bono has had a roller coaster ride of a year between the (however troubled) release of Songs Of Innocence and the bicycle injury that left him largely incapacitated. He used some of his time recovering from the accident to write a massive blog post looking back on what happened to him this year in a… More »

By: James Rettig / January 2, 2015 - 8:54 am

The Edge Details Bono’s Bike Injuries, Doesn’t Want More U2 Minus 1

Later this month, U2 were scheduled to play L.A. radio station KROQ's Almost Acoustic Christmas show, and it would've been a rare thing to see the band share a stage with a ton of other bands. It won't happen now because of Bono's recent bicycling injury. And during a call to KROQ's morning show today,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 3, 2014 - 3:01 pm

Bono’s Bike Injury Is Severe, Will Require Intensive Therapy

Bono was injured while riding his bike in Central Park over the weekend, and his injuries seem to be pretty severe. Rolling Stone reports that the U2 singer was in surgery for five hours following the accident and that he suffered a "'facial fracture involving the orbit of his eye,' three separate fractures of hi… More »

By: James Rettig / November 19, 2014 - 8:54 am

Watch Jimmy Fallon Impersonate Bono, Play “Desire” With The Roots In U2’s Absence

Last Sunday, U2 announced that they would be unable to able to play a weeklong residency on The Tonight Show after Bono suffered a cycling accident in New York's Central Park. The Tonight Show has yet to announce when the residency will be rescheduled, but that uncertainty didn't prevent Jimmy Fallon from impersonating Bono. Fallo… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / November 18, 2014 - 11:05 am

Bono’s In Surgery Following Cycling Accident, U2’s Tonight Show Residency Canceled

U2 were scheduled to begin a weeklong residency on The Tonight Show this Monday 11/17, but that's been scrapped due to a bicycle accident Bono suffered today that required surgery. As Pitchfork points out, the band posted a note on its official site announcing that "a cycling spill" in Central Park left Bono's arm i… More »

By: Chris DeVille / November 16, 2014 - 10:01 pm

Band Aid 30 – “Do They Know It’s Christmas? (2014)”

The 30th anniversary anti-Ebola edition of "Do They Know It's Christmas?" debuted on The X Factor tonight. This latest version of the Sir Bob Geldof and Midge Ure-penned charity single features Bono, Sam Smith, Chris Martin, One Direction, Ellie Goulding, Ed Sheeran, Rita Ora, Underworld, Sinead O’Connor, Bastille, and Elbow among others. It was produced… More »

By: Chris DeVille / November 16, 2014 - 5:01 pm

Anti-Ebola “Do They Know It’s Christmas?” Is Happening With Bono, Sam Smith, Ellie Goulding, One Direction

A fourth version of the charity single "Do They Know It's Christmas?" by the rotating all-star cast known as Band Aid is in the works, this time to fight Ebola. The Hollywood Reporter reports that Bono, Ellie Goulding, One Direction, Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith, Underworld, Sinead O'Connor, Bastille, and Elbow will participate in the new… More »

By: Chris DeVille / November 10, 2014 - 11:38 am

Bono Backs Off Songs Of Innocence Apology, Defends Spotify

After U2 suffered massive backlash for sliding Songs Of Innocence into everyone's iTunes library without permission, Bono apologized for the stunt in a Facebook Q&A. His comments to journalist David Carr at Dublin's Web Summit tech conference this week were far less apologetic. He even called the album's surprise free iTunes release "one of the… More »

By: Chris DeVille / November 7, 2014 - 11:26 am

U2’s Concert Reviews: Bono Loves Future Islands, The Edge Thinks Neutral Milk Hotel Aren’t That Great

It's become so easy, of late, to think of U2 in international-corporation terms that it's weirdly surprising to imagine them as human beings who listen to music sometimes. But in a new Rolling Stone story, both Bono and the Edge have a few words on younger bands. Bono, for instance, is all the way into… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 31, 2014 - 11:23 am

Bono Explains Why He’s Always Wearing Sunglasses

Bono has worn goofy-looking sunglasses in just about every public appearance since, say, 1991. And if you've felt uncharitable, those sunglasses have been evidence of a truly inflated sense of self-regard. But in U2's recent appearance on the UK's Graham Norton Show, Norton finally asked Bono if he ever took the things off, and hi… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 17, 2014 - 3:20 pm

Watch Bono & The Edge Play “Every Breaking Wave” On Italian TV

Although they've already been busy inserting themselves into your iTunes library and making sure that their Grammy prospects look okay, U2 officially release their new album, Songs Of Innocence, in physical form this week. For their first TV promotional appearance to support the release, Bono and the Edge stopped by Italian talk show Che TempoMore »

By: Peter Helman / October 13, 2014 - 11:18 am

Tricky Disses Damon Albarn, Bono, Massive Attack In I Am Adrian Thaws Mini-Doc

British trip-hopper Tricky was recently the subject of a documentary for FACT TV based around his new album Adrian Thaws. In the mini-doc, he talked about his experience collaborating with Damon Albarn, who he worked with for a song on 1996's Nearly God that was never released. "I wouldn't work with Damon Albarn again," he… More »

By: James Rettig / September 30, 2014 - 7:28 pm

Bono Teases Further Partnership With Apple And Another New U2 Album Songs Of Experience

U2 pulled a combination Beyoncé/Jay Z just a few hours ago by dropping a surprise album complete with a big-budget endorsement deal. (They were paid for the albums that were creepily forced onto everyone's computer today: "I don't believe in free music. Music is a sacrament," Bono told TIME.) During the press conference, Bono said… More »

By: James Rettig / September 9, 2014 - 7:55 pm

Fan Records New U2 Song Blasting From Bono’s Beach House — Again

U2 were supposed to make a big return this year with a new Danger Mouse-produced album. They released the new single "Invisible," they shot a Super Bowl commercial, they made a music video, and they performed on Jimmy Fallon's first Tonight Show. But then the album was delayed. Depending on who you ask, it's either… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 3, 2014 - 9:55 am

Read An Exclusive Excerpt From New Wave Oral History Mad World: Echo & The Bunnymen “The Killing Moon”

Next week, Abrams Books will release Lori Majewski and Jonathan Bernstein's Mad World: An Oral History Of New Wave Artists And Songs That Defined The 1980s. The book features interviews with 35 artists from the era, including Duran Duran, New Order, the Smiths, and Depeche Mode. We've got an excerpt from the book for you… More »

By: Stereogum / April 9, 2014 - 3:16 pm

Watch Bono & Glen Hansard Sing Christmas Songs On The Streets Of Dublin

Bono and Glen Hansard surprised shoppers on Grafton St in Dublin tonight, singing Christmas songs to raise money for homelessness. This is the fifth year in a row Bono has busked for charity on Christmas Eve. Watch the U2 frontman sing Slade's "Merry Xmas Everybody" and "Oh Come All Ye Faithful" below. More »

By: Scott Lapatine / December 24, 2013 - 3:30 pm

Read Bono’s Eulogy For Nelson Mandela

For the entire time he's been famous, U2 frontman Bono has been vocal in his support of the South African revolutionary turned president Nelson Mandela, and he worked closely with Mandela on various nonprofit initiatives in the later years of Mandela's life. (Just this past month, U2 contributed the song "Ordinary Love" to the Mandela… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 6, 2013 - 8:55 am

Watch Bono & The Edge Cover “Get Lucky”

Cold Monday mornings aren't easy for any of us, and sometimes you need to treat yourself to the spectacle of Bono singing a drunk-wedding-singer rendition of Daft Punk's "Get Lucky." Fortunately, we've got your hookup this morning. On Saturday, the charity (RED) raised a shit-ton of money for African relief efforts by holding an auctio… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 25, 2013 - 8:52 am

Watch Arcade Fire’s Here Comes The Night Time Concert Special

Last night, Arcade Fire were on Saturday Night Live's Tina Fey-hosted season premiere, where they played "Reflektor" and "Afterlife" and appeared in a sketch. Following the show, NBC aired a 30 minute long Arcade Fire concert special, Here Comes the Night Time, directed by Roman Coppola. It featured the debut performances of Reflektor songs "Here… More »

By: Liz Pelly / September 29, 2013 - 2:18 pm

Bono Now World’s Richest Musician

Bono owns 2.3% of Facebook's shares (because of course he does) through a $90 million dollar purchase made by his investment group, Elevation Partners, in 2009. Now, with Facebook going public and all -- it's currently valued at about $100 billion -- NME reports that Bono stands to make a killing off of his position,… More »

By: Corban Goble / May 18, 2012 - 11:15 am
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