1. No U2 Album, Tour Until 2015 (Exclusive)

    March 07, 2014 11:09 AM EST Fresh off the Oscars, the band quietly delays its fall tour and album, while inviting Ryan Tedder and Paul Epworth into the studio The media blitz U2 has enjoyed during the first two months of 2014 has been virtually unrivaled - unless you're maybe Pharrell Williams and his…

  2. U2 Talks Oscars, New Manager and Where They're Headed: 'We Don't Want to Be a Heritage Act'

    February 14, 2014 1:54 PM EST And the new album "won't be ready till it's ready," Bono says. "We know we have to spend a couple of years taking these songs around the world, so they'd better be good" Just after Finnegan's pub opens at noon on a blustery, rainy, intermittently…

  3. Bono Awarded France's Highest Honor for Artists

    July 17, 2013 12:27 PM EDT Irish rocker Bono is now a French commander, after being awarded the country’s highest cultural honor in a ceremony in Paris on Tuesday. Culture minister Aurelie Filippetti made Bono a Commander of Arts and Letters in recognition of his contributions to the arts and to charity. “It is…

  4. Bono's Agit8 Campaign Enlists Macklemore, Elvis Costello and Mumford & Sons

    June 12, 2013 1:30 PM EDT U2 frontman Bono has called on the likes of Macklemore, will.i.am, Elvis Costello and Mumford & Sons to compile his Agit8 protest song compilation, geared towards raising poverty awareness before next week's G8 Summit in Northern Ireland. The compilation is a One Campaign…

  5. Fashion Week NYC: Alicia Keys Wore White to Edun, A$AP Rocky Watched Alexander Wang

    September 09, 2012 3:00 PM EDT Despite the tornado warning, Saturday (Sept. 8) at New York Fashion Week saw some of the hottest collections and front row dwellers yet. Keep your eyes on The Hook to find out which trends and b eats took over the runway each day and see where stars like Alicia Keys, Natasha Bedingfield, Lil&…

  6. Billboard Music Awards to Hit Las Vegas on May 20

    March 13, 2012 12:55 PM EDT Event Will Air Live on ABC From the MGM Grand The 2012 Billboard Music Awards will air on ABC live from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on May 20, in partnership with Chevrolet and the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority. Like last year, which also aired on ABC, the live broadcast will be…

  7. Bono, Elevation Partners Set to Win Big From Facebook Sale

    February 02, 2012 5:45 PM EST Months after Bono finished a 3-year tour that grossed a record $736 million, the U2 singer is set to capitalize on one of the biggest stock IPOs in U.S history. Bono is managing director and co-founder at Elevation Partners, an investment firm that focuses on media, entertainment and…

  8. FCC Loses Janet Jackson Super Bowl Case

    November 02, 2011 8:02 PM EDT CBS won't be fined $550,000 for Janet Jackson's 2004 wardrobe malfunction during the Super Bowl XXXVIII broadcast, an appeals court ruled. According to The Wrap , Philadelphia's 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled the FCC wrongly fined Jackson and the network for the half…

  9. U2 Prep 'Achtung Baby' Reissue, Talk 'Likely' Next Album

    October 25, 2011 7:51 PM EDT With the highest-grossing tour in history behind them, have we seen the last of U2 ? "I'm not sure the future hasn't dried up," band frontman Bono told Rolling Stone , referencing a lyric from 1988's "Rattle and Hum." "The band are like, 'Will you…

  10. Bono, The Edge Rock Toronto Film Fest With U2 Doc

    September 09, 2011 9:47 AM EDT U2 singer Bono, guitarist The Edge and their band mates have let their guard down for a revealing documentary about their creative development and a pivotal career shift 20 years ago. "From the Sky Down" opened the Toronto International Film Festival on Thursday night, the first…

  11. Amy Winehouse: Stars Mourn with Songs & Statements

    July 25, 2011 3:05 PM EDT Without a doubt, Amy Winehouse's influence across the music world has been felt in the days following her passing. Amy Winehouse Found Dead in London | Celebs Mourn on Twitter Photos: Amy's Greatest Moments | Amy Winehouse Chart History Musicians ranging from rock, rap and pop…

  12. 'Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark': Track-by-Track Review

    June 14, 2011 7:05 PM EDT The official lights go up for "Spider-Man - Turn off the Dark" today (June 14) as the show finally opens and the soundtrack from Island/Interscope/Universal is released. As the composers, Bono and the Edge are the constant as this show has piled up the gaudy numbers: Six delayed…

  13. 'Book of Mormon' Wins Best Musical Tony; Bono, The Edge Make Appearance

    June 13, 2011 7:13 AM EDT A slew of acclaimed shows were up for Tony Awards in a remarkably competitive year, but a production that wasn't even eligible still managed to cast a shadow - well, shall we make that a web? - over the proceedings. On a night when the hilariously profane "The Book of Mormon"…

  14. Dave Stewart Finds Inspiration in Nashville, Reese Witherspoon on 'Blackbird Diaries'

    May 28, 2011 8:00 AM EDT From his legendary work with Eurythmics to his recent collaboration with Stevie Nicks on her latest album, "In Your Dreams," Dave Stewart has had a reputation for capturing magic in the studio. He does it again on his new album, "The Blackbird Diaries," due Aug. 23 on…

  15. POTW: Katy Perry, Gaga, Bieber and more '2011 Billboard Music Awards' Finalists

    May 13, 2011 4:30 PM EDT Katy Perry plants a smooch on a furry friend, Bono, of U2, pops bottles for his 51st birthday, Justin Bieber power kicks and Usher rocks the stage. It all happened this week and we've got the pics to prove it. SEE THE PHOTOS OF THE WEEK POTW MAIN PAGE News of the Week: Billboard's 5…

  16. 'Spider-Man' Broadway Opening May Be Stalled Again: Report

    February 27, 2011 12:26 PM EST The producers of the Broadway of production of "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" are considering a sixth delay of the musical's opening night, according to the New York Times . The play is due to open March 15, but the current production was ripped apart by critics . The Times…

  17. U2 to Join Coldplay, Beyonce At Glastonbury Fest

    February 24, 2011 9:24 AM EST Irish rockers U2 will perform at the Glastonbury music festival this year, joining Britain's Coldplay and U.S. singer Beyonce as the main headline acts . The band had to cancel their scheduled appearance at one of the world's biggest outdoor music events last year when lead singer…

  18. U2's Bono Says Economy Woes Are Hurting AIDS Fight

    November 30, 2010 1:30 PM EST Financial tough times in developed economies are undercutting efforts to stop the global spread of AIDS, U2 lead singer Bono said on Tuesday. "Times are hard in the Western world," the Irish rock star and campaigner told Reuters after launching World Aids Day, marked around the…

  19. U2's Bono, The Edge Discuss 'Spider-Man' Delays

    November 23, 2010 10:15 AM EST Creating a megamusical is no easy feat, even in the hands of U2 megastars Bono and The Edge. "Easier than we could ever have imagined. Harder than we ever thought," says Bono, resting on a Times Square hotel bed near where "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" is readying for…

  20. POTW: Rihanna, Bon Jovi, Taylor Swift, Lil Wayne

    November 12, 2010 2:26 PM EST Rihanna and Jon Bon Jovi got their rock-n-roll on, Taylor Swift showed off her trophies, Lil Wayne celebrated his release, Ke$ha launched a crowd surf, Drake toasted to the good life, Katy Perry biked around NYC, Alicia Keys showed hubby Swizz Beatz some love, Bono spoke at the Malaria…

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