1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

  8. 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…

  9. 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…

  10. 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'…

  11. 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,"…

  12. 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…

  13. 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…

  14. Jay-Z's 'Blueprint' Enters Second Week At No. 1

    September 27, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Jay-Z's "The Blueprint" (Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam/IDJMG) holds strong for a second straight week atop The Billboard 200 despite the appearance of four new albums in the top-10, including a No. 4 entry by T Jay-Z's "The Blueprint" (Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam/IDJMG) holds…

  15. Quincy Celebrated With Rhino Box

    September 26, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Quincy Jones's wide-ranging and influential career accomplishments will be celebrated in a four-disc box set due Oct. 16 from Rhino. The release of "Q: The Musical Biography of Quincy Jones" will coin Quincy Jones's wide-ranging and influential career accomplishments will…

  16. Live Boasts New Attitude On 'V'

    July 16, 2001 12:00 AM EDT Live's new album "V" (due Sept. 18 via Radioactive/MCA) is the group's most musically aggressive in its 15-year history. While Live's music and lyrics have always had a full-throttled intensity, "V" h The often spiritual, always intelligent music of Live…

  17. Bono Preaches Debt Relief To Harvard Grads

    June 07, 2001 12:00 AM EDT U2 lead singer Bono yesterday (June 6) urged Harvard University's graduating seniors to do their part to help poor people in Third World countries. "The debts of the father are now the debts of the so U2 lead singer Bono yesterday (June 6) urged Harvard University's graduating…

  18. Billboard Bits: Bono, Lars Ulrich, Siren Fest, and more

    May 21, 2001 12:00 AM EDT News on Bono, Lars Ulrich, Siren Fest, Victoria Williams, Mark Olson Two of rock's biggest stars have welcomed baby boys into their respective families. U2 lead singer Bono and his wife Ali are celebrating the birth of a son, born today (May 21) at a Dublin hospital, while Metallica…

  19. Elliott Deemed A Hero By Recording Academy

    March 15, 2001 12:00 AM EST Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott will be among those honored by the Recording Academy/NARAS at the organization's Heroes Awards next week in Washington, D.C. The hip-hop star will be feted along with Sen. Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott will be among those honored by the…

  20. Steely Dan, Eminem, U2, Hill Score At 43rd Grammys

    February 22, 2001 12:00 AM EST Veteran rock act Steely Dan stole the spotlight at the 43rd annual Grammy Veteran rock act Steely Dan stole the spotlight at the 43rd annual Grammy Awards last night (Feb. 21) in Los Angeles. The band's first album in 20 years, "Two Against Nature" (Giant) produced four awards,…

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