The future needs a big kiss!


Topic: Backstage

Freitag, 3. August 2007 So what songs and artists does this legend listen to the most? For the Edge, it's a variety, ranging from songs by patriarchs of rock like Bob Dylan and the Beatles, to less mainstream acts like the Rebirth Brass Band. But each one is connected to some time or place in his life. [arrow more]

Dienstag, 31. Juli 2007 The music mogul - real name Sean Combs - was blown away when he saw the U2 singer in hot St. Tropez nightspot Club 55, partying with Hollywood beauty Penelope Cruz.

A source said: "Diddy came over to their table and asked Penelope to take his picture with Bono. She ended up taking about five because Diddy kept asking her to take another one until he got one he liked." [arrow more]

Samstag, 28. Juli 2007 In accepting the Grammy Award for best single in 2001, U2 lead singer Bono made it clear the band still had grand ambitions even though critics had written it off in the past.

U2, he said, was reapplying for the job of the "best rock 'n' roll band in the world."

It wasn't so much bravado as conviction. Because he believed so strongly in the band, Bono was willing to set the highest standards, challenging himself and his U2 cohorts to achieve greatness.

That attitude typified Bono's approach to making U2 a success. The band was formed three decades ago by a bunch of Irish teenagers with dubious talent. Bono set his sights high from day one and worked hard to make the band more than a one-hit wonder. [arrow more]

Montag, 23. April 2007 U2 guitarist the Edge has paid almost $15 million for a 120-acre property in the upscale beach resort of Malibu, the Los Angeles Times said on Sunday. [arrow more]

Donnerstag, 10. Februar 2005 Wenn er auf der Bühne Songs wie "Sunday Bloody Sunday" oder "Bullet The Blue Sky" ansagt, wird aus dem Rock-Star Bono gern ein leidenschaftlicher Redner. Da steht er dann mit seiner überdimensionalen Sonnenbrille, wischt sich den Schweiß von der Stirn und prangert an.

In der Vergangenheit waren es der Terror in Nordirland, der Völkermord in Bosnien, die Waffenlobby in den USA oder die Fremdenfeindlichkeit in Deutschland. Er warb für die Freilassung der burmesischen Friedensnobelpreisträgerin Aung San Suu Kyi, für Amnesty International und Greenpeace sowieso und in jüngster Zeit vor allem um Unterstützung im Kampf gegen Aids in Afrika. Nein, es gab in den vergangenen 25 Jahren kaum ein tagespolitisches Reiz-Thema, das der Sänger der irischen Rock-Band U 2 nicht auch zu "seinem" Thema gemacht hätte. Von den Kritikern ist er als missionarischer Eiferer und pathetischster Prediger des Rock gescholten worden. [arrow more]

Mittwoch, 2. Februar 2005 U2 guitarist The Edge is in court fighting an Irish newspaper that leaked a story about an illness in his family that caused the band to postpone their tour announcement. [arrow more]

Sonntag, 28. November 2004 Sie haben alles hinter sich: schwierige Kindheiten, Drogen, Frauengeschichten. Alles, was eine gute Rockband so ausmacht - und irgendwann zerlegt. Aber die vier aus Dublin sind immer noch zusammen. Warum bloß? [arrow more]

Donnerstag, 25. November 2004 The new U2 album has been greeted as lyrically, "the most conspicuously Christian record U2 has released" since their second album 'October'.

The vedict on 'How to Dismantle an Atom Bomb' comes from Kenneth Tanner of Touchstone Magazine in Chicago. [arrow more]

Sonntag, 21. November 2004 Accounts for Not Us, the holding company for the U2 corporate vehicle, show a firm with debts of more than €18.5million.

Fortunately for the biggest band in rock music today, it happens to own most of the companies owed money by Not Us.

Such is the complex nature of U2's finances. The accounts for last year, which were filed last week, reveal a complicated web of subsidiaries, trusts and inter-company loans. Large sums of money flow between 19 corporate entities, most of which posted a loss in the 2003 fiscal year. [arrow more] It took 25 years, but the members of U2 finally have done it: They've become AC/DC.

OK, not quite. But singer Bono, guitarist the Edge, bassist Adam Clayton and drummer Larry Mullen Jr. are about to rock on their hotly anticipated new album - and for this, we salute them. [arrow more]

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