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  1. Bono Teases Apple for Inconspicuous (Red) Branding, Solicits Marketing Ideas at Cannes

    June 24, 2014 1:06 PM EDT A packed crowd of the world's top marketers thought they were turning out today to see Bono. What they didn't realize was that he was actually there to see them. The U2 frontman spent much of his Cannes Lions presentation urging brands ...

  2. Cannes Lions: Kanye West, Bono and Jared Leto to Give Presentations

    June 16, 2014 6:43 PM EDT Now a "Creativity Conference" for more than just advertisers, this year's event also features talks by Jeffrey Katzenberg, Spike Jonze, Ralph Fiennes, "Game of Thrones" creators D.B. Weiss and David Benioff, Yahoo's M ...

  3. Backbeat Byte: Bono and The Edge Come Out to Support 'Mandela'

    January 07, 2014 4:21 PM EST  U2’s Bono and the Edge gathered at a reception for the Weinstein Co.’s “Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom” Monday night at the Sunset Marquis. Their first song in three years, “Ordinary Love,” is featured in the film. Bono said the song “is a plea f ...

  4. ‘Spider-Man’ Co-Producer Michael Cohl on Taking Show to Las Vegas and Possible 2016 Arena Tour (Q&A)

    December 11, 2013 9:00 AM EST An interview with Michael Cohl is always a wild ride. From his roots as a strip club operator turned concert impresario in Canada, Cohl, Billboard’s first Legend of Live, became a live entertainment titan as a producer of all the Rolling Stones to ...

  5. Bono Defends U2 Offshore Tax Arrangements

    September 23, 2013 12:48 PM EDT Bono in a British newspaper interview has defended U2’s financial arrangements, saying the band's decision to keep a portion of its wealth offshore in the Dutch Antilles was in line with the Irish government's tax philosophy. The Guard ...

  6. Bono's 'One Campaign' to Lobby G-8 Leaders with Protest Songs from Sting, Green Day, Mumford, More

    June 11, 2013 10:24 AM EDT Sting, Green Day, Ed Sheeran and Mumford & Sons are among musicians raising their voices against poverty by re-recording classic protest songs. The agit8 project, which hopes to influence leaders at next week's G-8 summit in Northern ...

  7. Exclusive: (RED), Red Hot Teaming For '(RED) Hot + Fela' Compilation

    May 31, 2012 5:00 PM EDT (RED) and the Red Hot Organization are teaming up for the first time on (RED) Hot + Fela , a tribute compilation to Fela Kuti tentatively due this fall, a follow-up to 2002's Red Hot + Riot . The first single, a cover of Kuti's "Lad ...

  8. Business Matters: Yahoo! Music Says 'Yoo-Hoo!'

    May 24, 2012 6:42 PM EDT Business Matters: Yahoo Music Says 'Yoo-Hoo!' (With 27 million Monthly Visitors) -- What has 27 million U.S. visitors each month and seems to get less attention in the music business than many music blogs? Yahoo! Music. Yahoo! Music did ...

  9. Business Matters: Bono Will Make Maybe $10 Million, Not $1.5 Billion, From Facebook's IPO

    May 18, 2012 3:26 PM EDT Bono Will Make Millions -- But Not Billions -- Off Facebook's IPO Bono is rich but not as rich as you have been led to believe in the last few days. A report at NME.com , which was picked up by Spinner, Huffington Post and the New York Post ( ...

  10. Chart Moves: Coldplay's 'American Idol' Gain; 'Avengers' Soundtrack Debuts; Jackie Evancho Returns to No. 1

    May 10, 2012 9:29 PM EDT The Billboard 200: As reported earlier this week, Carrie Underwood claimed her third No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 chart with "Blown Away." The effort, her fourth release overall, debuted atop the list with 267,000 copies sold, accord ...

  11. Business Matters: U2's Bono, the Edge Invest in Dropbox

    April 02, 2012 7:58 PM EDT U2's Bono, the Edge Invest in Dropbox -- U2's Bono and the Edge are investors in file-hosting service Dropbox, the company announced via Twitter. A picture included with the tweet shows the two musicians with Dropbox co-founders Drew Hou ...

  12. Billboard Music Awards to Air Live From Las Vegas on ABC May 20

    March 13, 2012 12:49 PM EDT 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 ...

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

    February 02, 2012 2:44 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. Facebook Files For IPO, Hopes to Raise $5 Billion Bono is managing director and co-fou ...

  14. Billboard Power 100: Arthur Fogel

    January 27, 2012 10:00 AM EST No. 20 Arthur Fogel Chairman of Global Touring Live Nation Entertainment The Quiet King Of The Mega-Tour... In a 2005 Billboard article breaking down Arthur Fogel's global touring strategies, a few notable figures touted his skills: Bono, Dav ...

  15. U2's Bono, The Edge Talk About Making 'Spider-Man'

    November 23, 2010 12:00 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-M ...

  16. U2 Working with Danger Mouse, Will.i.am on New Albums

    October 21, 2010 12:00 AM EDT U2 will likely follow 2009's "No Line on the Horizon" with an album primarily produced by Danger Mouse, according to Bono. The Irish rock outfit's frontman told Australian publication The Age that U2 is prepping three new album ...

  17. U2's Bono Has Surgery, Tour Date Postponed

    May 21, 2010 12:00 AM EDT U2 lead singer Bono had emergency surgery on his back in a Munich hospital on Friday (May 21) after being injured while preparing for the next leg of a world tour, the first date of which has been postponed. The 50-year-old from Ireland had been g ...

  18. Bono, Timberlake To Perform At Haiti Benefit

    January 17, 2010 12:00 AM EST George Clooney says the "Hope for Haiti" benefit for victims of the earthquake in Haiti will include performances from Bono, Sting, Justin Timberlake, Christina Aguilera and Alicia Keys. Speaking to The Associated Press at the Golden Glo ...

  19. U2, Metallica, Jagger Celebrate Rock Hall Of Fame

    November 02, 2009 12:00 AM EST U2 brought three generations of chart-toppers - Mick Jagger, Bruce Springsteen and the Black Eyed Peas - with them onstage Friday (Oct. 30) at another night of mix-and-match magic at Madison Square Garden. Metallica brought the thunder to Lou Reed ...

  20. New York City Honors U2 By Renaming Street

    March 04, 2009 12:00 AM EST Irish rock band U2 had a 1987 hit with their song "Where the streets have no name," but on Tuesday New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg temporarily renamed a Manhattan street in their honor. To celebrate the release of the band's 1 ...

  21. Bono Talks Cheaper Ticket Prices

    February 27, 2009 12:00 AM EST U2 teamed up with the BBC today with a special concert to debut their new material - and Bono took the opportunity to pledge that U2 will try and price their tickets lower because of the recession. The Irish rock band blitzed the BBC today (Feb. 2 ...

  22. Bono Earns Honorary Doctorate

    May 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT U2 vocalist Bono has received an honorary doctorate from Tokyo's prestigious Keio University in recognition of his anti-poverty campaigning efforts. "We believe in taking people out of extreme poverty, and Japan is more successful (in th ...

  23. Geldof, Bono Fight On For Africa Aid

    June 08, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Bob Geldof, U2 frontman Bono and German rock singer Herbert Groenemeyer fronted a rock concert in Rostock, North Germany yesterday as part of an appeal for world leaders to ramp-up support for the people of Africa. More than 70,000 people attended ...

  24. Bono Lobbies Nations For Aid

    May 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Rock icon Bono Tuesday urged rich nations to take the "smart and strategic" choice of fulfilling their aid promises and debt relief programs for the world's poorest countries. Speaking in Brussels after a meeting with European Commi ...

  25. U2's Bono Awarded British Knighthood

    March 29, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Irish rock star and global humanitarian Bono became a knight of the British empire Thursday (March 29) — and joked that his youngest son thought he was about to become a Jedi instead. Bono, 46, was named a Knight Commander of the Most Excellent Or ...

  26. Bono Receives Honorary British Knighthood

    December 24, 2006 12:00 AM EST U2 lead singer and rights campaigner Bono, has been awarded an honorary British knighthood, the British Embassy in Dublin said Saturday (Dec. 23). "Her Majesty The Queen has appointed Bono to be an honorary Knight Commander of the Most Excell ...

  27. U2 To Reschedule 'Vertigo' Dates For November

    March 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST The ten final shows of U2's "Vertigo" tour will be rescheduled for November, singer Bono told an Australian TV show tonight (March 13). An official announcement could be made as early as tomorrow, he The ten final shows of U2's ...

  28. U2 To Reschedule 'Vertigo' Dates For November

    March 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST Bono suggests announcement is imminent. The ten final shows of U2's "Vertigo" tour will be rescheduled for November, singer Bono told an Australian TV show tonight (March 13). An official announcement could be made as early as tomor ...

  29. Bono Addresses EU Pres On Africa

    June 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT U2 frontman Bono urged the European Union today (June 9) to step up efforts to support the disadvantaged in Africa. U2 frontman Bono urged the European Union today (June 9) to step up efforts to support the disadvantaged in Africa. Speaking in Bru ...

  30. Bono Addresses EU Pres On Africa

    June 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT U2 frontman Bono urged the European Union today (June 9) to step up efforts to support the disadvantaged in Africa. U2 frontman Bono urged the European Union today (June 9) to step up efforts to support the disadvantaged in Africa. Speaking in Bru ...

  31. McCartney, Bono, Robbie Commit To Band Aid

    November 04, 2004 12:00 AM EST Paul McCartney, U2 frontman Bono, and Robbie Williams have committed to the forthcoming new recording of the all-star Band Aid charity single "Do They Know It's Christmas." Paul McCartney, U2 frontman Bono, and Robbie Williams have ...

  32. McCartney, Bono, Robbie Commit To Band Aid

    November 04, 2004 12:00 AM EST Paul McCartney, U2 frontman Bono, and Robbie Williams have committed to the forthcoming new recording of the all-star Band Aid charity single "Do They Know It's Christmas." Paul McCartney, U2 frontman Bono, and Robbie Williams have ...

  33. Bono Dismisses Live Aid II Reports

    June 01, 2004 12:00 AM EDT U2 frontman Bono today dismissed reports in the British tabloid press which claim he was planning a second Live Aid concert. Speaking as he met with the European Union's development ministers at Dubli U2 frontman Bono today dismissed reports ...