U2

  • One Directon, Chris Martin, U2 set to record Band Aid charity song for Ebola November 16, 2014

    London: Boy band One Direction and U2 lead singer Bono joined some of the biggest names in British pop and rock music on Saturday to record a new version of the Band Aid charity song to raise money to combat Ebola in Africa. The single, "Do They Know It's Christmas?", was...
  • One Direction don't show despite big win at MTV's top European awards November 10, 2014

    Reuters: Boy-band sensation One Direction were among the big winners that failed to turn up to collect their prizes at one of Europe's top music events on Sunday, after they scooped three MTV Europe Music Awards in Glasgow. Justin Bieber and Katy Perry were among other notable no-shows, though the firework-filled...
  • Watch: 'I have glaucoma': Bono reveals why he always wears dark sunglasses; he has been suffering from the condition for two decades October 19, 2014

    If you thought Bono's dark sunglasses came as a part of his superstardom, you're mistaken. Irish rock band U2's front man Bono revealed he has to don shades because he suffers from glaucoma. The star says he has been suffering from the condition for nearly two decades. At a British...
  • Apple offers users option to delete free U2 album following complaints September 16, 2014

    San Francisco: Apple on Monday began helping people boot U2 off their iTunes accounts after a cacophony of complaints about not wanting the automatically downloaded free album by the Irish rock band. U2 performed at the close of an Apple event last week marked by the unveiling of new largescreen iPhones,...
  • Apple releases U2's new album 'Songs of Innocence' for free on iTunes September 10, 2014

    Los Angeles: Veteran Irish rockers U2 pulled off a surprise at Apple's event to launch new products on Tuesday, making its latest album available for free on Apple's iTunes online store. The Grammy Awardwinning band performed at the Cupertino, California event, at which Apple unveiled two new iPhones, a smart watch...
  • U2 drops new surprise album 'Songs of Innocence' at Apple unveiling September 10, 2014

    Cupertino: Surprise! U2 just put out a new album, and the renowned rock band is giving it away for free to iTunes users. U2 made the unexpected announcement Tuesday at Apple's unveiling event in Cupertino, California. All customers with iTunes accounts could download the 11song "Songs of Innocence" for free Tuesday...
  • Pharrell Williams, U2, Idina Menzel rock Oscar rehearsals March 1, 2014

    Los Angeles: Having the nation's No. 1 song does not exempt an artist from Oscar rehearsals. Pharrell Williams ran through his catchy hit 'Happy' more than half a dozen times Friday in preparation for the Oscar telecast. He even shared the spotlight with a spate of stars: Jamie Foxx, Brad Pitt...
  • U2 to perform 'Ordinary Love' at Oscars 2014 February 13, 2014

    Los Angeles: Rock band U2 will perform their Oscar nominated song 'Ordinary Love' from 'Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom' at the upcoming Academy Award ceremony, show producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced today. U2's exclusive Oscar show performance will be the first time the band will perform the song...
  • Golden Globe Awards: U2 wins best original song for 'Mandela....' January 13, 2014

    Los Angeles: Band U2's 'Ordinary love' from "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom" was awarded with best original song motion picture at the 71st Golden Globe Awards held in Beverly Hills here Sunday evening. Bono, vocalist of U2, said that the award is personal to them as the late former South African...
  • Twitter to be available on entrylevel mobile phones without Internet December 6, 2013

    Bangalore: Twitter Inc is tying up with a Singaporebased startup to make its 140character messaging service available to users in emerging markets who have entrylevel mobile phones which cannot access the Internet. U2opia Mobile, which has a similar tieup with Facebook Inc, will launch its Twitter service in the first quarter...
  • Watch: Holly Maniatty's incredible sign language rap is a rage online November 29, 2013

    Portland: Teaming American Sign Language with dance moves and body language, she brings musical performances alive for those who can't hear. Her clients are a who's who of rock, pop and hiphop: Bruce Springsteen, Eminem, Mumford and Sons, JayZ, Billy Joel, Marilyn Manson, U2, Beastie Boys and WuTang Clan, to...
  • Lou Reed's 'Satellite of Love' to resound earth in Morrissey's voice November 12, 2013

    Tributes have flowed in after the death of legendary rocker Lou Reed on October 27. Expressing sadness and pain over The Velvet Underground singer's death, former Smiths vocalist and a life long Reed admirer Morrissey has now decided to release a cover for Reed's glam rock song 'Satellite of Love'...
  • '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...
  • HCL launches three new tablets at Rs 5,999 onwards February 5, 2013

    New Delhi: HCL has announced the launch of a slew of HCL ME tablets which are available at competitive prices. These budget tablets include HCL ME U2, HCL ME V1, HCL ME Y3. Priced at Rs 5,999, the HCL ME U2 runs Android 4.0 OS, and is powered by a...
  • 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 PressEnterprise, 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...
  • Defence cutbacks force US to keep U2 spy planes January 30, 2012

    Washington: The US may rely on its aging fleet of 33 highflying U2 spy planes longer than expected due to defence cutbacks, according to a media report. For more than 50 years, the CIA and US military have relied on U2s to go deep behind enemy lines for vital intelligencegathering...
  • U2 doc, Pitt, Clooney films head to Toronto fest July 27, 2011

    Los Angeles: One of the world's top film showcases is starting on a musical note as a documentary portrait of the rock band U2 opens the Toronto International Film Festival. Organizers say the Canadian festival will launch Sept. 8 with "From the Sky Down," a chronicle of the Irish band led...
  • Gul off to Toronto to hopefully bring U2 to India June 16, 2011

    Mumbai: Bollywood actress Gul Panag will soon be off to Toronto to meet members of Irish rock band U2 and convince them to perform in India in order to spread awareness regarding her online programme SOAP Social Outreach and Accreditation Programme. Through SOAP, Gul hopes to encourage a culture of...
  • Rihanna, Swift take prizes in Billboard's return May 23, 2011

    Rihanna and Taylor Swift were two of the key winners at the Billboard Music Awards, which returned after a fiveyear hiatus with a major dose of star power, featuring Beyonce, U2, the Black Eyed Peas even First Lady Michelle Obama. Like many other awards shows, the threehour Billboard Awards served...
  • 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...
  • U2 tour tops annual rankings in N America January 2, 2010

    Los Angeles: U2 may have suffered disappointing sales for their new album, but the Irish rockers were easily the most popular draw on the North American concert circuit this year, according to data issued. The band sold $123 million worth of tickets to its stadium tour, while Bruce Springsteen and the...
  • In pics: U2 Celeberates the Fall of the Wall November 9, 2009

    Irish rock band U2 performed a free concert in front of the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin on November 5, 2009, as part of the MTV Europe Music Awards and to mark the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. ...
  • U2 bags Live Act prize at MTV awards in Berlin November 8, 2009

    Berlin: Irish band U2 won the Best Live Act prize on Thursday night at the 2009 MTV Europe Music Awards, after playing a soldout free gig at Berlin's Brandenburg Gate to mark the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, as part of the awards' return to...
  • 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 entertaineractivists 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...
  • New York City honors Irish band U2 by renaming street March 5, 2009

    New York: 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 12th studio album and their appearance...
  • 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...
  • Ent wrap: Sneak peek of U2's concert film January 22, 2008

    New Delhi: Kylie Minogue honoured, a sneakpeek into a concert film of U2's vertigo tour and one of the world's largest independent film festivals, the Sundance Film Festival is currently underway in Utah. ...
  • U2 rocks on Cannes red carpet May 22, 2007

    New Delhi: U2 rocked Cannes' red carpet on Saturday, playing to thousands of filmgoers and fans before a latenight screening of their new concert movie, U23D. The Irish band performed a twosong set on the steps of the festival hall as thousands of people crammed the street in front of the...
  • Internet kills the video store May 5, 2007

    New Delhi: The launch of an online service which allows users to legally download films for as little as 99 pence has literally spelled disaster for the video stores across UK, reports the Daily Mail. Internet service provider Tiscali plans to offer a Movies Now service which offers cheap download of...