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U2 cancels week-long Jimmy Fallon appearance after Bono hurts arm

U2 is a man down, and an important one, after Bono had a cycling accident and injured his arm. The Irish band made it to New York, Bono had his fall in Central Park, but the group had to cancel an appearance on 'The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.'

U2 singer Bono has harrowing flight as door detaches from plane

The singer for the Irish band U2 is lucky that things ended well after a door in the rear compartment of the private jet he was riding across Europe in fell off. He lost his luggage in the mishap but is happy that is all he lost.

Two producers, one concert, many surprises Special

Toronto - Hal Willner is known for his creative music explorations, both on albums and live onstage. Having produced concerts honoring Neil Young, Harry Smith, and Leonard Cohen, Willner now turns his sights to award-winning musician/producer Daniel Lanois.

Howie B's 'Down With The Dawn' a portrait of loss and life Special

Scottish DJ/producer Howie B. is perhaps best-known for his work with U2, Bjork, Tricky, and Ry Cooder. But he's also a gifted artist in his own right. His latest album offers a wide range of sounds, and references deeply personal experiences.

Re-Discovering The Magic Of Roy Orbison's 'Mystery Girl' Special

Roy Orbison’s 'Mystery Girl' was released two months after the legendary singer’s sudden passing. Now the 1989 album has been re-issued with new material. For the Orbison sons, the re-release is truly a family affair.

Rock 'n' roll greats salute BB King in new documentary Special

Toronto - BB King: The Life of Riley makes its North American premiere June 14th as part of the North by Northeast music festival in Toronto. Director Jon Brewer says King’s life was a story begging to be told.

Review: Who the F**k is Arthur Fogel?

Toronto - Arthur Fogel isn't a well-known figure. But if you’ve ever been to a live concert by Madonna, U2, Lady Gaga, or The Police, you’ll have felt his influence. Now, a new documentary traces the Canadian music promoter’s rise to superstar status.

Diesel+EDUN combines passion, fashion, and business

EDUN, the fashion company founded by rock star Bono and his wife Ali Hewson, has teamed up with well-known denim brand Diesel. Products sourced or made entirely in Africa will be available in Spring 2013, all bearing the "Diesel+EDUN" label.

Rock stars pay for tapestry to honor Vaclav Havel

Prague - Rock stars Bono, Edge, Sting, Peter Gabriel, and Yoko Ono Lennon have paid the costs of a tapestry that will be unveiled next month at the Prague airport, which has been renamed after former Czech President Vaclav Havel.

Dan Deacon dances to his own tune Special

Musician Dan Deacon contemplates his homeland on America, a bold album that combines hard-edged dance beats and gorgeous symphonic soundscapes. It's a timely work from a thoughtful artist who gladly puts actions behind his convictions.

Facebook IPO makes U2's Bono the richest musician in the world?

London - Reports suggest that thanks to Facebook, U2's frontman Bono has overtaken former Beatles Paul McCartney in accumulated wealth to make him the richest musician in the world.

Bono invests in online storage start-up Dropbox

San Francisco - Dropbox, the web-based file hosting phenomenon, has yet another believer - Bono. In conjunction with band mate The Edge, Bono has made a substantial personal investment in Dropbox. The amount invested has not been disclosed.

Gavin Friday: Artist, Irishman, catholic Special

Dublin - There was a twinkle in Bono's eyes when he sang “The Last Song I’ll Ever Sing” from the stage of Carnegie Hall in October 2009. The song belongs to his friend Gavin Friday, and encapsulates his style: mischief-maker, sexy chanteur, culture vulture.

U2 make Glastonbury debut after 35 years, but not without protest

U2, a band formed 35 years ago, made their Glastonbury Festival debut in the UK last night as two iconic seventies phenomena came together for the first time.

Bono stirs up anger with remarks about song

Irish pop star Bono has upset some people with remarks he made about a South African song which includes words which translate as "shoot the farmer."

What happens when Bono and Nicolas Sarkozy exchange letters?

Bono is not only a committed singer with U2, he is also a committed philanthropist and humanitarian relief activist with a proven flair for enlisting the aid of some high-profile people. His latest catch may be French President Nicolas Sarkozy.

Australian PM and U2 frontman commemorate World AIDS Day

Sydney - Ahead of World AIDS Day tomorrow, the Prime Minister of Australia, Julia Gillard, and U2's Bono, in the country for the band's 360 World Tour, have commemorated the day with a ceremony in Sydney.

Spider Man musical preview 'an epic flop'

New York - "Spider Man: Turn Off The Dark," the musical based on the famous comic book character co-written by Julie Taymor and U2, premiered in New York last night with a preview showing. If reports are to be believed, however, the play was "a disaster."

Khimki Forest highway construction HALTED by the Kremlin

Moscow - The Kremlin has ordered a suspension of the motorway construction through the ancient Khimki Forest, signaling a victory for the environmentalists.

Bono hospitalized for emergency back surgery

Berlin - U2 band manager Paul McGuiness has announced that lead singer Bono, 50, whose real name is Paul Hewson, has undergone emergency back surgery in Munich earlier today.

The Globe and Mail to be guest edited by Bono and Bob Geldof

Toronto - On May 10 The Globe and Mail will have two special guest editors-Bono and Bob Geldof. The singers and anti-poverty activists will lend their talents to a special issue focusing on the future of Africa.

Clint Eastwood in tribute to one of USA’s greatest songwriters

This Easter, BBC4 will celebrate the life and lyrics of Johnny Mercer (1909–1976) – with the help of the film world’s best-known spaghetti western star and one of its most eminent directors.

Bono Anti-Poverty Organization Urges Debt Cancellation for Haiti

One International, a campaign and advocacy organization, co-founded by Irish U2 rocker, Bono, is petitioning The World Bank and other creditors to immediately cancel Haiti's 890 million debt.

Alabama Continues Its Vibrator Ban in Praise of Decency

You still can’t buy a vibrator in Alabama. In fact if you sell one, you could get in trouble. What happens if you smuggle one in?

Op-Ed: If Bono Can Write, Let Me Play Lead Guitar

In this world of “anybody can,” movie stars write books that sell, even when they can’t write and have people do it for them, with the star as author. Now the New York Times has asked Bono to write an opinion column.

Celebrities Raising Funds For Africa End Up Making Things 'Worse'

In regards to trying to raise money to get Africa out of debt and out of wars, it would seem that such efforts have done completely the opposite.

AIDS Chief: Bono and Bob Geldof are making things in Africa worse, not better

The head of an African AIDS charity has slammed Bono, Bob Geldof’s charity programs and said they have made African conditions worse, not better. Instead of improving, the governments and the people rely on charities even more.

Meet Bono? Canada's PM says he's not interested

Canada's Prime Minister snubs U2's Bono refuses to meet him at the Group of Eight Summit in Germany. He said his focus is on public policies not to meet celebrities. Bono meets other leaders however.

Bono and DATA will receive the Liberty Medal

We all should know who Bono is by now, the man is tireless in his pursuit to end hunger and the variety of problems that face Africa.

Bono Applauds Education-for-All Bill

This bill would boost funding for free basic education for some of the world's poorest children.
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"It was a joy to share a stage with BB King," says Bono in the documentary. "He's a lesson in grace."
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Bono, his wife Ali Hewson, and Diesel brand founder Renzo Rosso are collaborating on the new fashion line, Diesel+EDUN, available in Spring 2013.
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