Bono

  • 'U2' frontman Bono receives highest French honour July 18, 2013

    London: U2 rocker Bono has received France's highest cultural honour for his contribution to music and commitment to humanitarian causes. The Irish rock star was presented with the Commander of the Order of Arts and Letters by French Culture Minister Aurelie Filippetti in Paris, reported BBC online. Bono, 53, whose...
  • U2's Bono gets spider species named after him January 24, 2013

    Los Angeles: U2 singer Bono has the unusual honour of having a new species of spider named after him. According to the Riverside Press-Enterprise, nearly three dozen new species of the trapdoor spider have been identified, three of them from Joshua Tree National Park, which is what tied Bono to...
  • Myanmar blacklist: Suu Kyi sons among 2,000 removed August 31, 2012

    Yangon: Former US Secretary of State Madeline Albright, Aung San Suu Kyi's sons and two dead US congressmen were among 2,082 names removed on Thursday from a Myanmar government blacklist that gives an insight into the paranoia of its former military junta. Late Philippine President Corazon Aquino, US singer-turned-politician Sonny Bono...
  • Hollywood courts social media July 26, 2011

    Los Angeles: When you think of Bono or Lady Gaga, the term "Silicon Valley entrepreneur" hardly springs to mind. For now, at least. The U2 frontman and pop sensation join Justin Timberlake and Ashton Kutcher among the growing ranks of celebrities who, rather than employ their star power to hawk consumer...
  • Rock band U2 frontman Bono turns 50 May 10, 2010

    Born in 1960, the Irish rock star Bono became an international celebrity as the frontman of rock band - U2. Born as Paul David Hewson, he became famous as Bono. U2 which is in the fourth decade of music making has won a string of awards from Grammy to Billboards...
  • Drogba, Bono, Nike team up to support AIDS charity December 2, 2009

    London: Chelsea striker Didier Drogba teamed up with U2 frontman Bono on Monday to launch an initiative to fight HIV and AIDS. On the eve of World AIDS Day, sports manufacturer Nike announced a partnership with the "Red" brand and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria...
  • Ajay's act in London Dreams modelled on Bono August 25, 2009

    Mumbai: Ajay Devgan as a rock star strumming away the heated strings on stage is a hard act to swallow. But that is not the case with Vipul Shah who has modelled the Bollywood star's act on the Irish singer Bono in his forthcoming movie London Dreams. "So far we've only...
  • U2's Bono quizzes Clooney on politics, acting May 2, 2009

    Two legendary entertainer-activists -- U2 lead singer Bono and Hollywood star George Clooney sat down for an interview at Rose Theater, Lincoln Center. Bono took the interviewer's seat and quizzed Clooney about politics and acting. Bono:You are an American who deeply cares about your country without it being in that...
  • Despite celebs, Bono's Red Campaign is in the red January 26, 2008

    London: Two years ago at the World Economic Forum, rock star and activist Bono made a big splash, announcing he was launching the "Red Campaign." It was a way for people to buy the things they'd buy anyway and feel good about where their cash was going. Now, Bono and...
  • Gates talks about 'Creative Capitalism' at Davos January 25, 2008

    Davos: Bill Gates has been pleading at the World Economic Forum in Davos for the system that made him so wealthy to re-invent itself and spread its benefits more widely. Charles Hodson talked to Bill Gates about this 'Creative Capitalism'. "If we just have the company that was doing the best in...
  • Rock stars furious over Africa aid cut June 8, 2007

    Heiligendamm, Germany: Rock star Bono is at the G-8 summit with pal Bob Geldof – appearing to have a blast as they lobby President Bush and other world leaders to sign off on more aid to Africa. But during an interview, Bono was so furious with the lack of progress...
  • Bono, Knight in shining armour June 19, 2007

    New Delhi: Rock star Bono has received an honorary knighthood from the British government. UK Prime Minister Tony Blair described the star as an inspiration in the fight against global poverty. Bono's new title - which was given to him in an informal ceremony at the home of British Ambassador...
  • Bono awarded British knighthood June 19, 2007

    Dublin (Ireland): Irish rock star and global humanitarian Bono became a knight of the British empire on Thursday. He joked that his youngest son thought he was about to become a Jedi instead. Forty-six-year old Bono was named a Knight Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire in...
  • Queen's knighthood for U2's Bono December 24, 2006

    London: Irish rock star Bono, anti-poverty campaigner, and philanthropist - has been awarded an honorary British knighthood, the British Embassy in Dublin said on Saturday. "The British Embassy in Dublin takes great pleasure in announcing that Her Majesty The Queen has appointed Bono to be an honorary Knight Commander of the...