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U2 To Sell Live Nation Shares

Irish rock band U2 are set to make around $25 million (GBP17 million) if they go ahead with reported plans to sell their shares in music events company Live Nation. The One hitmakers signed a...

Bono Awarded Nobel 'Man Of Peace' Prize

Irish rocker BONO has been awarded the annual Nobel Man of Peace prize for his efforts to combat poverty, debt and disease in Africa. Paris Mayor Bertrand Delanoe hosted the award ceremony in the city...

Jarvis Cocker To Edit Today Programme

JARVIS COCKER has been confirmed as one of the guest editors of BBC Radio 4's Today programme.The former PULP frontman will use the programme to discuss financial issues and the complications that have arisen from...

By on 12 December 2008

Wood Set For Broadway's Spider-man?

EVAN RACHEL WOOD is headed for the Broadway stage after reportedly landing the leading lady role in the musical adaptation of box-office smash SPIDER-MAN. The Hollywood actress is said to have been cast as the...

Stars Honour Late Pr Legend

All four members of U2 gathered on Tuesday (09Dec08) to pay their last respects to the music boss who gave them their first big break. Irish music executive Rob Partridge, who handed the Beautiful Day...

Will.i.am To Produce U2 Album?

KANYE WEST has fuelled speculation BLACK EYED PEAS star will.i.am will produce U2's forthcoming album by apparently confirming the news on his blog. Will.i.am sparked rumours of an unlikely collaboration with the rockers after telling...

Bono Joked About Suicide If Jones Snubbed His Song

Rocker BONO threatened to slit his wrists if TOM JONES didn't record a new song he wrote for the Welshman. Jones asked the U2 star to come up with a tune for him during a...

U2 Believe In Father Christmas

U2 have given fans a little early Christmas gift by covering GREG LAKE's festive tune I BELIEVE IN FATHER CHRISTMAS for a new online charity venture. The track is among the first to be offered...

Dixie Chicks To Launch New Single On Bono's Red(wire)

Country trio the DIXIE CHICKS are to debut new song LUCKY ONE on rocker BONO's new charity digital music magazine, RED(Wire). The U2 star launched his latest charity venture on Monday (01Dec08), offering music fans...

The Clash Photographer Honoured

The photographer who took the iconic cover shot for THE CLASH's 1979 album LONDON CALLING has been honoured for her work in the industry. Pennie Smith was presented with a prize for outstanding contribution by...

U2 Music Boss Dies

The music boss who gave legendary Irish rockers U2 their first big break has died. Irish music executive Rob Partridge, who handed the Beautiful Day hitmakers their first album deal, passed away following a battle...

Stars Line Up For New Charity Digital Music Magazine

THE KILLERS, U2, BOB DYLAN and COLDPLAY are among the names contributing tracks to a new digital music magazine launching on World AIDS Day (01Dec08). The acts will offer exclusive songs to Red(Wire). All proceeds...

Lanois Talks U2 Album

Daniel Lanois has been speaking positively about the forthcoming U2 album, claiming it may be their best work yet.The producer - who has worked with them on several of their records – is currently in...

By on 21 November 2008

West Mentored By Bono

KANYE WEST has gained an unusual mentor - U2 frontman BONO. Rapper West bonded with the Irish singer after supporting the rockers on tour in 2006. They cemented their friendship later that year (06) after...

Martin: 'The Best Bands Are On Holiday'

Humble COLDPLAY star CHRIS MARTIN insists his band is the best on the world because U2 and GREEN DAY are on vacation. The British singer/songwriter admits his group will slip down the list of great...

Daniel Evans Voted Out Of X Factor

Daniel Evans has become the sixth performer to leave the X Factor as the competition reaches the halfway mark.Evans' choice of the Tom Jones song It's Not Unusual for the Best of British week did...

By on 16 November 2008

Stars Pay Tribute To Stiller

A host of stars gathered in New York on Thursday (13Nov08) night to pay tribute to Hollywood funnyman BEN STILLER. The actor was honoured at the city's Museum of the Moving Image gala for his...

Bono Given Personal Tour Of Liverpool By Mccartney

SIR PAUL MCCARTNEY has given U2 rocker BONO a personal tour of his native Liverpool, England. The former Beatles star collected the Ultimate Legend prize at the MTV Europe Music Awards on Thursday (06Nov08) from...

Astley Stuns Mtv Emas By Landing Best Act Ever Award

Forgotten 1980s pop star RICK ASTLEY stunned revellers at the MTV Europe Music Awards on Thursday (05Nov08) by taking home the award for Best Act Ever. The singer's Never Gonna Give You Up pop anthem...

Double Award Glory For Britney Spears At Emas

Britney's recovery continued at the Liverpool Echo Arena ceremony as she claimed the best album prize for Blackout and overcame the likes of Coldplay, Leona Lewis and Amy Winehouse to be named the act of...

By on 06 November 2008

Spears Continues Comeback At Mtv Emas

BRITNEY SPEARS has continued her triumphant comeback to the music scene - by taking home two of the biggest awards at this year's (08) MTV Europeam Music Awards in Liverpool, England. The Toxic singer was...

Pink Wins Most Addictive Track Gong At Mtv Emas

PINK has picked up the first award of the night at the 2008 MTV Europe Music Awards - winning the Most Addictive Track gong for her breakup anthem SO WHAT. The show kicked off with...

Universal Boss Honoured By U.k. Talent

Rockers U2 honoured label boss LUCIAN GRANGE at the Music Industry Trust Awards in London on Monday night (03Nov08) - presenting the music executive with the night's top gong. Universal Music Group chairman Grange received...

Pet Shop Boys To Be Honoured At Brits

The Pet Shop Boys are to be presented with an outstanding contribution to music award at next year's Brits, it has been confirmed.Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe will be honoured and perform at the awards...

By on 03 November 2008

Pet Shop Boys Land Brit Honour

The PET SHOP BOYS are to be honoured with the top prize at next year's (09) Brit Awards. The dance duo - comprising Neil Tennant and Chris Lowe - are to receive the Outstanding Contribution...

Gallagher Disappointed By Kings Of Leon

OASIS frontman LIAM GALLAGHER is bitterly disappointed by KINGS OF LEON's new album - insisting the rockers have "sold out." The British singer admits he is a fan of the Tennessee-based band, but after hearing...

U2 Tower Plans Scrapped

Rockers U2 have been forced to suspend plans to build Ireland's first skyscraper because of the global economic downturn. The band had previously announced proposals to construct the U2 Tower in the heart of Dublin,...

Gallagher Blames Brother For U.s. Flop

OASIS rocker NOEL GALLAGHER blames his brother LIAM for the band's failure to crack America. The Wonderwall hitmakers were one of the biggest British bands of the 1990s and were expected to replicate their success...

Live Nation Donates $50,000 To Prop 8

The concert promoter of MADONNA, JAY-Z and U2 has donated $50,000 (GBP30,500) to fight a ban on gay marriage in California. Bosses at Live Nation gave the sum of money to help fight the Proposition...

Bono: 'New President Will Relaunch America'

U2 frontman BONO is excited about the upcoming U.S. presidential election - because it will be a great opportunity to "relaunch Brand USA". The star has been a staunch anti-George W. Bush campaigner and welcomes...

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