U2

  • 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 entry-level mobile phones without Internet December 6, 2013

    Bangalore: Twitter Inc is tying up with a Singapore-based startup to make its 140-character messaging service available to users in emerging markets who have entry-level mobile phones which cannot access the Internet. U2opia Mobile, which has a similar tie-up 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 hip-hop: Bruce Springsteen, Eminem, Mumford and Sons, Jay-Z, Billy Joel, Marilyn Manson, U2, Beastie Boys and Wu-Tang Clan, to...
  • Lou Reed's 'Satellite of Love' to resound earth in Morrissey's voice November 13, 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 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...
  • 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 five-year 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 three-hour 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 sold-out 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 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...
  • 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 sneak-peek 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 late-night screening of their new concert movie, U23D. The Irish band performed a two-song set on the steps of the festival hall as thousands of people crammed the street in front of the...
  • Internet kills the video store June 19, 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...
  • In Pics: Top guns in the air April 3, 2007

    The warplane has evolved over nearly a century from the primitive 'eye in the sky' stage to become what it is today, the sleek machine. ...
  • 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...
  • Tunes that rocked this year June 20, 2007

    New Delhi: It is that time of the year when everyone is busy compiling ‘Best Of The Year’ lists. And for the matter how can tunes that rocked the international music scene be left out. The music scene revved up right away in January 2006 with the British band Arctic Monkeys’...
  • 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...
  • 'Space' gets bigger with MySpace Music September 2, 2006

    Los Angeles: MySpace.com will soon enable members of the popular online social networking hub to sell downloads of their original music directly through MySpace web pages, company executives said Friday. The initiative, which is still in a test phase, has the potential to turn millions of computer users, many of them...