1. Mandela AIDS Concert Lineup Swells

    December 19, 2002 12:00 AM EST The list of artists participating in Nelson Mandela's Feb. 2 South African AIDS benefit concert has grown to include a who's who of popular and world music. Among those newly confirmed to appear at th The list of artists participating in Nelson Mandela's Feb. 2 South African…

  2. Bono, Gray, Shaggy On Board For Mandela Concert

    December 09, 2002 12:00 AM EST Former South African President Nelson Mandela will host a Feb. 2 concert featuring some of the world's leading entertainers to raise funds for Africa's millions of AIDS victims. U2 singer Bono, Macy G Former South African President Nelson Mandela will host a Feb. 2 concert featuring…

  3. Bono Named Most Powerful Man In Music

    October 04, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Bono, the globe-trotting, conscience-tugging lead singer for Irish rock group U2, is the most powerful man in music, according to a poll of music industry figures. Bono, whose given name is Paul Hewso Bono, the globe-trotting, conscience-tugging lead singer for Irish rock group U2, is the…

  4. Stones Bring Their 'Licks' To HBO

    September 19, 2002 12:00 AM EDT A live Rolling Stones concert will air on HBO in January. The pay cable channel will present the Stones at New York's Madison Square Garden on Jan. 18, one of the last stops on their ongoing "Licks" t A live Rolling Stones concert will air on HBO in January. The pay cable…

  5. Geldof Reemerges With 'Sex, Age & Death'

    August 22, 2002 12:00 AM EDT "I never expected five years of sh*t to end up as an album," admits a typically blunt Bob Geldof, referring to "Sex, Age & Death," his first North American release of new material since 1993's "Th "I never expected five years of sh*t to end up as an…

  6. Irish Rock, Dance Artists Team For Charity

    August 02, 2002 12:00 AM EDT The cream of Ireland's independent rock and dance artists have joined together for the charity album "Collaborations: The Best of the Irish Independent Music Scene." Profits raised from the set, relea The cream of Ireland's independent rock and dance artists have joined…

  7. O'Neill, Bono Wrapping Up African Tour

    May 30, 2002 12:00 AM EDT U.S. Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill and U2 frontman Bono today (May 30) visited an Ethiopian hospice and orphanage run by missionaries, one of the last stops of their African tour. Dozens of patients U.S. Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill and U2 frontman Bono today (May 30) visited…

  8. Bono, O'Neill Visit South African AIDS Clinic

    May 24, 2002 12:00 AM EDT U2 lead singer Bono's voice cracked today (May 24) as he tried to explain the emotions he felt talking to a group of South African mothers infected with the AIDS virus. "This is an amazing place, amaz U2 lead singer Bono's voice cracked today (May 24) as he tried to explain the…

  9. Live Aid's Geldof Lobbies For Africa's Poor

    May 15, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Musician Bob Geldof, who organized the 1985 Live Aid benefit concert, has called for more help for the poor of Africa. "While some aid has still got through to the Third World, Western governments hav Musician Bob Geldof, who organized the 1985 Live Aid benefit concert, has called for…

  10. Bono To Tour Africa With Treasury Secretary

    May 14, 2002 12:00 AM EDT Talk about odd couples -- Paul O'Neill, the ramrod straight, silver-haired Republican treasury secretary, and Bono, the U2 frontman with the wraparound sunglasses. They are pairing up, not for the sum Talk about odd couples -- Paul O'Neill, the ramrod straight, silver-haired…

  11. U2 Opts For The Studio Instead Of The Road

    March 22, 2002 12:00 AM EST U2 manager Paul McGuinness has issued a short statement on the Irish rock act's official Web site, revealing that the band is in the studio working on new material and that no summer European tour is U2 manager Paul McGuinness has issued a short statement on the Irish rock act's…

  12. Bono Relishes 'Pest' Status In D.C.

    March 15, 2002 12:00 AM EST U2 singer Bono says he has a new nickname around the White House: "The Pest." The Irish rock star met with President Bush in the Oval Office yesterday (March 14) to discuss AIDS and Bush's new initiat U2 singer Bono says he has a new nickname around the White House: "The…

  13. Guests Abound On Composer Armstrong's Second Solo Set

    February 13, 2002 12:00 AM EST Film composer Craig Armstrong will release his second solo album, "As If To Nothing," April 16 via the Astralwerks-distributed Melankolic label. The set features an impressive group of collaborators, Film composer Craig Armstrong will release his second solo album, "As If To…

  14. R.E.M., No Doubt Show 'Love' For Bono

    February 05, 2002 12:00 AM EST R.E.M. and No Doubt will perform at the Entertainment Industry Foundation's Love Rocks: Celebrating the Biggest Hearts in Entertainment benefit concert, which will honor U2 frontman Bono for his years R.E.M. and No Doubt will perform at the Entertainment Industry Foundation's Love…

  15. Bono To Address African Leaders

    January 11, 2002 12:00 AM EST Politically active U2 lead singer Bono will address next week's summit of the 14-nation Southern African Development Community, the charity organization Oxfam-International said. Bono has used his fam Politically active U2 lead singer Bono will address next week's summit of the 14…

  16. Bono Named European Of The Year

    December 26, 2001 12:00 AM EST Bono, lead singer of the Irish rock band U2, has been named "European of the Year" for his campaign for debt relief in developing nations, in a poll conducted by the weekly, Brussels-based European Vo Bono, lead singer of the Irish rock band U2, has been named "European of the…

  17. Epiphany Opens 'Door' To Mick Jagger Disc

    November 19, 2001 12:00 AM EST Mick Jagger says he did not set out to make a solo record.After the Rolling Stones' marathon Bridges to Babylon tour two years ago, he wrote a few songs, began recording them at home -- and he suddenl Mick Jagger says he did not set out to make a solo record.After the Rolling Stones'…

  18. Billboard Bits: Jagger, Scapegoat Wax, R&B Foundation

    November 06, 2001 12:00 AM EST News on Mick Jagger, Scapegoat Wax, R&B Foundation In anticipation of the Nov. 20 release of his latest solo album, Virgin has established the online Mick Jagger Preview Jukebox . The site features 90-second clips of all of the tracks on Jagger's "Goddess in the Doorway,"…

  19. Star-Studded 'What's Going On' Disc Due

    October 22, 2001 12:00 AM EDT A disc of wide-ranging mixes and remixes of the all-star recording of Marvin Gaye's classic single "What's Going On" will be released Oct. 30 via Columbia. Originally lanned for release tomorrow (Oct. A disc of wide-ranging mixes and remixes of the all-star recording of…

  20. Jay-Z Makes It Three In A Row At No. 1

    October 04, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Jay-Z's "The Blueprint" (Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam/IDJMG) is No. 1 for a third straight week atop The Billboard 200, despite suffering a 36% sales decline to 174,000 units, according to SoundScan. In a week Jay-Z's "The Blueprint" (Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam/IDJMG) is No. 1…

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