1. Bono To Receive Honorary Knighthood

    December 25, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Irish rocker and humanitarian Bono will become a knight of the British empire -- but the U2 frontman won't be called "Sir." Bono, 46, will receive his honorary knighthood from the British ambassador t Irish rocker and humanitarian Bon ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Bono, Oprah Hit Chicago For AIDS Relief

    October 13, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Talk show host Oprah Winfrey and humanitarian rocker Bono hit Chicago's "Magnificent Mile" yesterday (Oct. 12) for a shopping spree to promote a new line of clothing, accessories and gadgets, includin Talk show host Oprah Winfrey and ...

  4. A Pirate's Life

    August 20, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Bono, Sting, Lou Reed and Nick Cave are just a handful of the artists who have lent their voices to "Rogue's Gallery: Pirate Ballads, Sea Songs & Chanteys," due this week via Anti-. Bono, Sting, Lou Reed and Nick Cave are just a h ...

  5. Tony Bennett To Receive Billboard's Century Award

    August 04, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Legendary vocalist Tony Bennett has been chosen as the recipient for the 2006 Billboard Century Award, the magazine's highest honor for creative achievement. The award will be presented to Bennett in Legendary vocalist Tony Bennett has been cho ...

  6. Tony On TV

    August 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Columbia Records is celebrating Tony Bennett's 80th birthday with an album release and marketing strategy worthy of the milestone. Columbia Records is celebrating Tony Bennett's 80th birthday with an album release and marketing strategy wo ...

  7. The Who Pulls Plug On Live Webcasts

    July 27, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 In an abrupt change of course, the Who will stop Webcasting its live shows once the group's European tour wraps Saturday (July 29) in Zaragosa, Spain. In an abrupt change of course, the Who will stop Webcasting its live shows once the group ...

  8. Bono, Sting, Lou Reed Fill 'Rogue's Gallery'

    June 21, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Bono, Sting, Lou Reed and Nick Cave are just a handful of the artists who have lent their voices to "Rogue's Gallery: Pirate Ballads, Sea Songs & Chanteys," due Aug. 22 via Anti-. Bono, Sting, Lou Reed and Nick Cave are just a han ...

  9. This Day in Music

    May 21, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2000 - </b>Scott Weiland, lead singer of Stone Temple Pilots, and model Mary Forsberg, are wed in Los Angeles. Weiland, who had been released from prison in January and a court-ordered stint in reh 2001 - U2 lead singer Bono and his w ...

  10. U2 Rescheduling Vertigo Shows For November

    March 13, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 In the wake of their postponement last week, the 10 final shows of U2's Vertigo tour will be rescheduled for November, singer Bono told an Australian TV show today (March 13). An official announcement In the wake of their postponement last week ...

  11. 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 ...

  12. 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 ...

  13. Bono Receives Chile's Neruda Prize

    February 27, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Chilean president Ricardo Lagos gave Bono the country's highest award for the arts yesterday (Feb. 26) in Santiago and told the U2 singer he should learn to play the traditional Andean instrument know Chilean president Ricardo Lagos gave Bono t ...

  14. Billboard Goes Backstage At The Grammys

    February 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Billboard staffers check in with top winners U2, Kanye West, John Legend and more backstage at the 48th annual Grammy Awards, held last night (Feb. 8) at the Staples Center in Los angeles. Notes from backstage at last night's (Feb. 8) 48th annu ...

  15. Grammys Deliver Promised Musical 'Moments'

    February 09, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 From the opening number, the Grammy Awards were a musical spectacle with plenty of the "one of a kind moments" the Recording Academy had been promising in the weeks preceding last night's (Feb. 8) eve From the opening number, the Gram ...

  16. An Irishman In Germany

    January 25, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Bono receives the German Media Prize. Irish-born U2 lead singer Bono shows his trophy after being awarded the German Media Prize Jan. 24 in Baden-Baden, southern Germany. At left is Media Control founder Karl-Heinz Koegel, at right applauding is Jos ...

  17. Bono Seeks To Balance Charitable Work, U2

    January 03, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Bono said he feared his commitment to campaigning against poverty would force him out of U2. "They are hugely supportive spiritually and financially of the work I do, but they are in a rock'n'roll ban Bono said he feared his commitmen ...

  18. Bono Joins Gates, Wife As 'Persons Of The Year'

    December 19, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The richest man in the world, Bill Gates, and his wife, Melinda, were named Time magazine's "Persons of the Year" along with U2 frontman Bono for being Good Samaritans who made a difference in differe The richest man in the world, Bil ...

  19. Billboard Bits: U2/Patti Smith, Jesse Harris, Buckcherry

    November 22, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 News on U2/Patti Smith, Jesse Harris, Buckcherry As U2 wound down its seventh show of the year at New York's Madison Square Garden last night (Nov. 21), the band was joined by punk icon Patti Smith for a rendition of the John Lennon classic &qu ...

  20. Bookmakers Say Geldof, Bono Could Win Nobel Prize

    October 03, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Music icons Bob Geldof and Bono are among U.K. bookmakers' tips to win the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday (Oct. 7), alongside more orthodox candidates like campaigners against nuclear arms and a peace br Music icons Bob Geldof and Bono are among U ...

  21. Geldof, Bono Praise G8 Aid For Africa

    July 11, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Bob Geldof and U2 lead singer Bono, two of the world's best known Africa fund-raisers, declared victory Friday in their campaign to push leaders at the G8 summit to double aid to the continent. "We've Bob Geldof and U2 lead singer Bon ...

  22. MTV, VH1 To Rebroadcast Live 8 Footage

    July 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 With stinging criticism still fresh of their coverage of last weekend's worldwide Live 8 concerts, MTV and VH1 have confirmed plans to rebroadcast 10 hours of performances tomorrow (July 9). VH1 will With stinging criticism still fresh of their ...

  23. Final Live 8 Show Draws 50,000

    July 07, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 After pulling off 10 free multi-artist concerts around the world last Saturday, Bob Geldof staged a final Live 8 concert in Edinburgh yesterday (July 6) in a last-ditch bid to press leaders of the wor After pulling off 10 free multi-artist concerts ...

  24. U2 Stylist Must Return Clothes, Photos

    July 05, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 A former stylist for Irish rock band U2 must return to lead singer Bono a range of clothes, including a cowboy hat and earrings, and nearly 200 backstage photographs, a judge ruled today (July 5). A former stylist for Irish rock band U2 must return ...

  25. Bono Stumps For African Aid In Brussels

    June 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 U2 lead singer Bono urged the European Union today (June 9) to prove its relevance to young people by doing more to help the poor and hungry in Africa. U2 lead singer Bono urged the European Union today (June 9) to prove its relevance to young peopl ...

  26. 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 ...

  27. 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 ...

  28. This Day in Music

    May 21, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2001 - </b>U2 lead singer Bono and his wife Ali welcome a new baby boy into their family. 2001 - U2 lead singer Bono and his wife Ali welcome a new baby boy into their family. 2000 - Bad Boy Records rapper Black Rob (a.k.a. Robert Ros ...

  29. Grammy Performance To Benefit Tsunami Aid

    February 02, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 An all-star live performance of the Beatles song "Across the Universe" during the 47th annual Grammy Awards celebration will be immediately released to raise funds for tsunami relief efforts. An all-star live performance of the Beatles son ...

  30. We Are the Scissor Sisters . . . And So Are You

    January 08, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fresh off their Grammy Award nomination for best dance recording, Scissor Sisters deliver the concert video "We Are the Scissor Sisters . . . And So Are You. Fresh off their Grammy Award nomination for best dance recording, Scissor Sisters deli ...

  31. Stones, Queen Among U.K. Hall Of Famers

    November 12, 2004 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Cliff Richard, the Rolling Stones, Queen, Michael Jackson and Robbie Williams have been chosen by fans to be inducted into the U.K. Music Hall of Fame at the inaugural ceremony last night (Nov. 11) at Cliff Richard, the Rolling Stones, Queen, Michae ...

  32. Bono, McCartney Join Band Aid 20 Lineup

    November 04, 2004 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The single will be issued Nov. 29 in the U.K. on Mercury/Universal. Further details are emerging about the forthcoming new recording of the all-star Band Aid charity single "Do They Know It's Christmas," which will be credited to Band ...

  33. 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 ...

  34. 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 ...

  35. New Nevilles Album Casts Long 'Shadow'

    July 20, 2004 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The forthcoming Neville Brothers album has been dubbed "Walkin' in the Shadow of Life." The forthcoming Neville Brothers album has been dubbed "Walkin' in the Shadow of Life." Originally expected in September, the set h ...

  36. 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 ...

  37. CHART BEAT BONUS

    December 19, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred Bronson reports on the latest chart feats of Golden Globe nominees, Madonna, Ruben Studdard, J Records and more. HARD HOBBIT TO BREAK: The song "Into the West" by Annie Lennox hasn't broken on Billboard's Hot 100 yet, but ne ...

  38. Vedder, Sting Nominated For Golden Globes

    December 18, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Songs by Elton John, Sting, Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder and U2's Bono are among those nominated for best original song Golden Globe Awards. Danny Elfman's score for "Big Fish" and Howard Shore's work on Songs by Elton John ...

  39. Tunes On TV

    December 01, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Music-related TV listings for Dec. 1-7, 2003. Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs / Fri / Sat / Sun MONDAY, DEC. 1 "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," Syndicated Featured Artist: Leona Naess (also scheduled: Brad Garrett, Emily Procter. "46664 - The Con ...

  40. Bono, Beyonce Rock For AIDS Awareness

    October 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Nelson Mandela today (Oct. 21) in London launched a global initiative to raise awareness of the devastating impact of AIDS/HIV in Africa. Part of the campaign is a Nov. 29 concert at Greenpoint Stadiu Nelson Mandela today (Oct. 21) in London launche ...

  41. Sting Named MusiCares 'Person Of The Year'

    October 15, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Sting has been selected as the MusiCares Person of the Year. Presented by the Recording Academy, the award acknowledges the artist's accomplishments as a musician, humanitarian and environmental activ Sting has been selected as the MusiCares Pe ...

  42. Cash Tribute Lineup Swells

    October 14, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 John Mellencamp, Dwight Yoakam and George Jones have joined the lineup for the Nov. 10 Johnny Cash Memorial Tribute concert in Nashville. As reported last week, the event at the Ryman Auditorium will John Mellencamp, Dwight Yoakam and George Jones h ...

  43. Top Acts Lining Up For Cash Memorial

    October 10, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Willie Nelson, Sheryl Crow and Hank Williams Jr. are among those confirmed to take part in a memorial musical tribute to Johnny Cash. The event will be held Nov. 10 at Nashville's Ryman Auditorium, th Willie Nelson, Sheryl Crow and Hank William ...

  44. Bono Gets Free Pass On Televised 'F'-Word

    October 07, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The Federal Communications Commission decided that U2 singer Bono's utterance of an obscenity during this year's broadcast of the Golden Globe Awards did not constitute a violation of the nation's bro The Federal Communications Commis ...

  45. This Day in Music

    May 21, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2001 - </b>U2 lead singer Bono and his wife Ali welcome a new baby boy into their family. 2001 - U2 lead singer Bono and his wife Ali welcome a new baby boy into their family. 2000 - Bad Boy Records rapper Black Rob (a.k.a. Robert Ros ...

  46. Bono Eyes New African Aid Initiative

    February 21, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 U2 frontman Bono has joined with musician Bob Geldof to form DATA (Debt, AIDS, Trade in Africa), the latest in a series of initiatives aimed at assisting African countries in need. "They are three of U2 frontman Bono has joined with musician Bo ...

  47. Production Issues Kill Mandela's AIDS Benefit

    January 18, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 An all-star South African AIDS awareness concert packed that Nelson Mandela had planned to host next month has been canceled because of problems over broadcast rights and sponsorship, his spokesperson An all-star South African AIDS awareness concert ...

  48. Bono, Stewart, Strummer Pen Mandela Tribute

    December 20, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Veteran rock stars Bono, Dave Stewart, and Joe Strummer have written a song in tribute to former South African President Nelson Mandela. The track is titled "48864," in honor of the number Mandela wor Veteran rock stars Bono, Dave Stewart, ...

  49. Mandela AIDS Concert Lineup Swells

    December 19, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 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 N ...

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

    December 09, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 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 ...

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