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  1. Bono, The Edge Join Fender’s Board of Directors

    May 29, 2014 12:43 AM EDT Bono and the Edge have done their bit to shape popular music, and save lives with tunes. Now they’re helping guide the fortunes of Fender. The U2 founders have joined the board of directors for Fender Musical instruments Corporation, the company ...

  2. Bono Feted With France's Highest Cultural Honor

    July 17, 2013 6:28 AM EDT Irish rocker Bono is now a French commander, after being awarded the country’s highest cultural honor in a ceremony in Paris Tuesday night. Culture minister Aurelie Filippetti made Bono a Commander of Arts and Letters in recognition of his cont ...

  3. Frank Barsalona Remembered By Paul McGuinness, Rob Light, Jon Landau, More at Memorial

    April 26, 2013 1:49 PM EDT An impressive group of some of the most influential players in the history of the touring industry filled New York City's Irving Plaza last night to pay tribute to pioneering agent Frank Barsalona , who died last year. “Remembering Frank” ...

  4. U2's Bono on Frank Barsalona: 'They Just Don't Make Them Like That Any More'

    November 27, 2012 10:56 AM EST Frank Barsalona, founder of Premier Talent and one of the pioneers of the modern touring business, passed away Thanksgiving morning after a long illness. For a tribute written by Billboard's Ray Waddell -- featuring comments about Barsalona f ...

  5. 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 ( ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Coldplay, Mumford & Sons, Jon Stewart To Headline First NYC Secret Policeman's Ball

    January 25, 2012 9:40 AM EST NEW YORK (AP) - The Secret Policeman's Ball is letting America in on the party: The British-based music and comedy festival is coming to New York in March. Coldplay, Jon Stewart, Stephen Colbert, Mumford & Sons and Russell Brand are among ...

  8. U2's 360 Tour 'Claw' Sale: New Details Unveiled

    July 14, 2011 4:05 PM EDT U2's 360 Tour "Claw" (photo: Kevin Mazur/WireImage.com) As previously reported on Billboard.biz , U2's "Claws" -- the alien-like, four-legged structure over the stages of their current "360" tour -- are goin ...

  9. U2's Record-Breaking 360 Tour Is Culmination of 'Under-Play' Strategy, Says Live Nation's Arthur Fogel

    July 05, 2011 3:36 PM EDT U2's 100th show on the record shattering 360 tour came and went Saturday night in at Vanderbilt University's Memorial Stadium, leaving the town buzzing in its wake. This was the band's first visit to Nashville proper since playing V ...

  10. Broadway 'Spider-Man' Album To Go On Sale In June

    May 25, 2011 9:01 PM EDT Despite an unharmonious start that turned the "Spider-Man" musical on Broadway into a late-night talk show joke, a cast album will go on sale June 14. The 14-song album "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" written by U2's Bono ...

  11. Update: U2's Bono, the Edge to Perform on 'American Idol' Season Finale

    May 23, 2011 12:38 PM EDT After winning the Top Touring Artist Award at the 2011 Billboard Music Awards on Sunday night (May 22), U2 members Bono and the Edge are set to perform on the "American Idol" season 10 finale this Wednesday. An announcement posted on U2. ...

  12. U2 Receives Touring Award at 2011 Billboard Music Awards

    May 22, 2011 10:15 PM EDT U 2 took a break from the just-started second North American leg of its 360 World Tour to accept the Touring Award -- for both the biggest tour of the year and of all-time -- at the 2011 Billboard Music Awards. After the Black Eyed Peas ' wil ...

  13. U2 To Set Record For Highest-Grossing Tour This Weekend

    April 08, 2011 8:19 AM EDT When the doors open Sunday night for U2's second show at Morumbi Stadium in Sao Paulo, Brazil, the band's "360" tour will become the highest grossing tour in history. In Sao Paulo, U2 "360" will pass the $558 million ...

  14. 'Killing Bono' Soundtrack To Feature Pre-U2 Song by the Hype

    February 23, 2011 5:49 PM EST A song from U2's earliest days will appear on the soundtrack to "Killing Bono," the Paramount Pictures film being released April 1 in the U.K. "Street Mission," a song from 1977 when Bono, the Edge, Larry Mullen, Adam Clay ...

  15. U2 Talk New Album, Huge South African Concert

    February 11, 2011 5:47 PM EST U2 will play FNB Stadium in South Africa this weekend (Photo: WireImage) U2 open the next leg of their massive 360° Tour this Sunday, Feb, 13, with what may be the biggest audience of the band's 30-year career. The band's manager Paul Mc ...

  16. 'Spider-Man' Set To Resume On Broadway With New Safety Measures

    December 23, 2010 12:00 AM EST The curtain was to rise again on "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" after producers of the accident-plagued Broadway musical agreed to new safety precautions to prevent another fall such as the one that left a stuntman seriously injured. Le ...

  17. Broadway Stars Blast 'Spider-Man' Director, U2 Members for Safety Issues

    December 22, 2010 12:00 AM EST Broadway stars are speaking out against "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" director Julie Taymor and the show's producers in light of all the serious on-set injuries. Blasted "Rent" star Adam Pascal on Facebook: "They sh ...

  18. WikiLeaks Document Reveals Italian Prime Minister Feared The Wrath Of Bono

    December 21, 2010 12:00 AM EST U2 singer Bono may have more influence on world events than previously thought. In the latest round of published WikiLeaks, the Guardian newspaper revealed that Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi considered increasing foreign aid to Africa i ...

  19. 'Spider-Man' Musical Resuming Wednesday with New Safety Measures

    December 21, 2010 12:00 AM EST The producers of the troubled "Spider-Man" musical on Broadway said they have enacted new safety measures ordered by the government and will resume performances on Wednesday night. A spokesman for "Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark,&quo ...

  20. 'Spider-Man' Opening Appears Delayed, Again

    December 16, 2010 12:00 AM EST Troubled Broadway musical "Spider-Man," the most expensive show ever created for the Great White Way, appears headed for another delay as producers weigh a decision to push its opening into February, according to media reports on Thursda ...

  21. Rep: Spider-Man 'Previews Will Continue as Planned'

    November 30, 2010 12:00 AM EST The show will go on for Spider-Man. Despite major problems during the first preview, the Broadway production of "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" will continue. "There will be no delays in performance schedule," a spokesman told ...

  22. 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 ...

  23. 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 ...

  24. U2 To Wrap European Leg In Rome

    October 08, 2010 12:00 AM EDT After postponing its second North American leg due to back surgery for frontman Bono, U2 is back in fine form and wraps the sold out second European leg of the record-breaking 360 tour tonight at Olympic Stadium in Rome. The band will take a break ...

  25. Bono Asks Russian President For Help In AIDS Fight

    August 25, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Russian President Dmitry Medvedev welcomed U2 frontman Bono to tea yesterday (Aug. 24) ahead of the group's first ever Russian concert, and the Irish musician asked for Russia's help in fighting AIDS. "Taking care of people is not j ...

  26. U2 'Spider-Man' Musical Hits Broadway In December

    August 11, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The long-awaited Spider-Man musical with music by U2 members Bono and The Edge, will open on Broadway in December, the show's producers said on Tuesday, after being caught in financial problems. "Spider-Man Turn Off The Dark," which ...

  27. U2 Debuts New Material At Tour Comeback

    August 09, 2010 12:00 AM EDT U2 will continue its 360 tour in Germany tomorrow (Aug. 10) at Frankfurt Commerzbank Arena and fans can expect to hear new material. The Irish band has returned from a two-month absence , which was caused by Bono's back injury. The U2 frontma ...

  28. U2 Set To Resume 360 Tour In Italy

    August 05, 2010 12:00 AM EDT All indications are that Bono is ready to rock and fully recovered after back surgery that sidelined him for two months. Now, U2 is set to crank up its massive, record-setting 360 tour tomorrow night in Turin, Italy. “Things have gone very, very w ...

  29. U2 Tour Dates Rescheduled

    July 13, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The 16 U2 360° tour dates in the U.S. previously postponed due to Bono's back surgery have been rescheduled for Spring/Summer 2011, with all tickets being valid at the rescheduled performances. The 2010 European tour, which was not been affec ...

  30. Bono’s Surgery: What's The Financial Hit?

    May 25, 2010 12:00 AM EDT U2’s 360 North American leg is now officially postponed, putting the brakes on the band’s march to claiming the highest-grossing tour in history. The eight-week minimum recovery/rehab time doctors say Bono needs for his recent back surgery meant s ...

  31. U2 Pulls Out Of Glastonbury, Reschedules U.S. Tour

    May 25, 2010 12:00 AM EDT U2 has been forced to withdraw from its headline slot at Glastonbury festival in the U.K., following medical advice for frontman Bono . He will be out of action for at least eight weeks. The band had been booked to play its first ever Glastonbury ...

  32. 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 ...

  33. U2, Jay-Z and Swizz Beatz Team Up for Haiti Charity Song

    January 19, 2010 12:00 AM EST U2, Jay-Z and Swizz Beatz are the latest celebrities to come together in an effort to raise money for Haiti following the devastating earthquake that struck a week ago. The three are joining forces for an as-yet-untitled Beatz-produced charity son ...

  34. U.K. ISP Hits Back At Bono

    January 06, 2010 12:00 AM EST U.K. Internet Service Provider (ISP) Talk Talk has described Bono as "seriously misguided" following his comments about ISPs in the New York Times. The U2 singer warned the film industry that it risks suffering from piracy in the same wa ...

  35. 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 ...

  36. Music Icons Rock HMV Charity Calendar

    September 16, 2009 12:00 AM EDT U.K. entertainment retailer HMV has issued a limited edition charity calendar featuring the stars of its "my inspiration" advertising campaign. HMV hopes to raise £20,000 ($33,100) for CLIC Sargent, the children's and young person&# ...

  37. Editorial: Give It Away

    August 17, 2009 12:00 AM EDT In 1980, I was in a band that was poised to go for it when one of the core members chickened out. With my dream on hold, I took a day job in venture capital that worked out better than I could have imagined. During the past 27 years, I have been a ...

  38. U2 Opens World Tour With A Bang In Barcelona

    July 01, 2009 12:00 AM EDT U2 kicked off their first tour in three years, rocking a raucous Barcelona crowd of around 90,000 and reaching for the stars with a live link-up to the International Space Station. Featuring one of the biggest concert stages ever built, the U2 360 ...

  39. U2 To Launch World Tour In Barcelona

    June 30, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Irish rock group U2 kick off their first tour in three years on Tuesday (June 30), playing to 90,000 fans in Barcelona on one of the biggest concert stages ever built. Over the next four months U2 will perform to an estimated three million fans in ...

  40. Cher, Bono Heirs Sue Universal Music Over Royalties

    June 03, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Cher has sued Universal Music Group, claiming that the label's creative accounting has shortchanged her and the heirs of her late ex-husband, Sonny Bono, to the tune of $5 million. The lawsuit, filed Tuesday in Los Angeles Superior Court, cla ...

  41. 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 ...

  42. U2 Play London Rooftop Gig

    February 27, 2009 12:00 AM EST U2 stopped the traffic in central London tonight as it performed a short set on the roof of the BBC’s Broadcasting House. Bono and company performed four songs as around 5,000 fans thronged the streets below --“Get on Your Boots” and “Magnificent” ...

  43. 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 ...

  44. Broadway Going 'Dark' For Spidey

    February 25, 2009 12:00 AM EST The long-in-the-works Spider-Man musical, featuring music and lyrics by U2's Bono and the Edge, has an official opening date. "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark," directed by Julie Taymor, will open on Broadway on Feb. 18, 2010. Preview ...

  45. U2 Books 'Letterman' Run

    February 12, 2009 12:00 AM EST U2 will perform for an unprecedented five nights in a row on the "Late Show with David Letterman" on March 2 - March 6, the release week of their next album, "No Line on The Horizon." The last time U2 performed on the show was ...

  46. New U2 Single Hits Radio, iTunes

    January 19, 2009 12:00 AM EST U2's new single, "Get on Your Boots," has hit radio all over the world this morning (Jan. 19) and is also available for sale from Apple's iTunes Music Store. In addition, U2's official Web site is streaming the song. " ...

  47. Bono To Write Op-Ed Column For New York Times

    January 09, 2009 12:00 AM EST Can he type with those shades on? Bono will write an Op-Ed column for The New York Times. The paper announced that his first column will appear Sunday, for which he will also do a podcast. His column will appear occasionally. Bono called the gig & ...

  48. EU Amendment Against 'Three-Strikes' Dropped

    December 03, 2008 12:00 AM EST French independent labels bodies SPPF and UPFI have welcome a move by Europe's Council of Ministers to reject a European Parliament amendment covering Internet rights, that would have been at odds with France's three-strikes legislation ...

  49. James Blunt Set To Guest Edit Paper

    October 21, 2008 12:00 AM EDT British singer-songwriter James Blunt will guest edit the global section of Metro, a free newspaper, on Nov. 17. On that day, Blunt will work out of the paper's Rome office, under the tutelage of global editor Sakari Pitkänen. The artist will ...

  50. Next U2 Album Pushed To Early 2009

    September 04, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Initially expected this fall as a fourth-quarter blockbuster, U2's next album has been pushed to early 2009 while the band continues to write and record material. "I thought a while back we might have the album wrapped by now, but why co ...

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