"There are more than 1.5 million young people living on the streets, in shelters, and even staying in the house of strangers, the United States. Despite the stereotypes, many of them are not addicts, criminals or mentally ill. They come from families they do not understand, some are runaways who could no longer tolerate the abuse in their own homes and others are out of the foster care system without having to go .... "
Wednesday, 29 February 2012
Edge spoke to U2.com about the film 'The Break' in which it participates, and that will be aired on MTV on Friday. Check it out!
On February 29, 1992, U2 began the ZOO TV Tour Arena in Lakeland, Florida, USA. The tour debuted a new way of being in the band, with a high-tech stage, reinvented the style of U2 and hence the space of shows, incorporating images and increasing performance for the audience.
Larry: "We really wanted to do something that had never been seen before, using TV, text and image. It was a huge project and very expensive. We allow ourselves to be driven by new technology. "
U2 frontman Bono could be set to join Andrew Lloyd Webber's new talent show as a judge. The musical composer is reportedly looking to hire Bono to join the search for the star of Jesus Christ Superstar. A source told The Sun: It's definitely a long shot, there's no doubt about that,” said a source who was definitely not someone working the nightshift on the paper’s newsdesk, “But Andrew is keen to get Bono on board and if anyone could pull off something like this, then it is him.” Meanwhile, The U2-scored musical, Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark, has broken Broadway to become the highest single-week gross of any show in Broadway history. The musical as grossed almost $3m over nine performances last week, which has broken the previous record held by Wicked, which grossed $2.2 million (1.4 million) over eight shows in 2011.
Tuesday, 28 February 2012
Soon I'll post here and on my facebook a video in Multicam of each song that will be in the album U22. Is a project of mine in partnership with Mattia Antonelli (@MekVox), he will do 11 songs and I'll do the other 11. It will NOT be a project for profit! Just for fans. Is more or less the same as DVD U2 18 Videos. You can now see the first video made by me: Even Better Than The Real Thing. And this may not be the definitive edition of it.
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The leader of the Irish band U2, Bono is on Tuesday in the Peruvian Amazon in a tour that has passed through Machu Picchu.
Bono got to the airport from the city of Puerto Maldonado to Cuzco founded and moved to a luxury hotel in the Tambopata National Reserve, reported to the agency "Andean" the director of Foreign Trade and Tourism of the city, Juan Arzola.
In October last year, the leader of the Rolling Stones, Mick Jagger, made a similar journey through Peru with his family.
"When Mick Jagger was here said he would work on an environmental crusade by Amazon, so Bono would come and so we also expect other international singers," said Arzola.
Tambopata, located in southeastern Peru, has an area of 274,690 hectares and is considered one of the most biodiverse places on the planet.
The musician arrived Friday in the city of Cuzco with his family and visited the main tourist attractions such as the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley.
The U2 bassist Adam Clayton is suing the Bank of Ireland Private Banking and accounting firm Smith Co. Gaby € 4.8 million in misappropriated funds.
According to The Irish Independent, Adam says his former personal assistant, Carol Hawkins, took the money over five years, ending in November 2009.
Adam is looking for € 4.38 million - almost $ 7 million - alleging negligence and breach of contract. The accountants told him that the sum was diverted to € 13.585 million, when in fact it was closer to € 4.4 million, a report in September 2008.
Clayton also has a separate process from Carol Hawkins, who was charged with 184 counts of theft and fraud, in January 2011.
Source: Ultraviolet Brasil
Saturday, 25 February 2012
Bono, the frontman for Irish band U2, on Saturday managed to visit the Inca city of Machu Picchu, which he considered "impressive", after escaping from the harassment of the press that at first almost stopped walking the famous ruins. Apparently, the famous singer was able to camouflage themselves among a group of visitors to stand alone in the ruins, while his family followed soon after followed by other travelers.
Congratulations to everyone who took part in this historic moment. This video has no profit. You can download it. Hope you enjoy, comment and disclose in all places.
Friday, 24 February 2012
Who are the greatest musicians in history? The answers you find in the special issue "The 100 Greatest Artists of All Time," published by Rolling Stone Brazil, editor of Spring, and now at newsstands throughout the country. With 124 pages and numerous illustrations, the publication outlines the most important names in rock and pop. The texts are signed by big names in music, like Bono, Slash, Dave Grohl, Van Morrison and Elvis Costello. U2 is placed in 22nd position and brings a text written by Chris Martin of Coldplay. Since Bono wrote about Elvis Presley (3rd place) and Edge talks about the band The Clash (28th place). Check out the following texts!
The Irish singer arrived tonight in Lima with his family aboard a private jet to spend a few days and then in the Peruvian capital in Cusco. See!
As reported the elcomercio.pe, exclusively, the leader of the band U2 arrived with his family tonight at the Jorge Chavez International Airport in his private jet, with the intention of touring the country and, especially, and the city of Cusco to visit Machu Picchu .
Thursday, 23 February 2012
Fashionistas shivered visibly on Sunday in a makeshift event space along the blustery Hudson River, where the Edun fashion label, founded by U2's Bono and wife Ali Hewson, was displaying its Fall 2012 collection. But the models wore bright, African prints that made one feel, at least momentarily, in a much warmer clime.
Among the most striking fashions: A graphic zebra print in a shoulder dress, draped prettily over one shoulder, or a silk safari print shirt dress, or a springbok (gazelle) silk twist dress, or an electric blue leopard-mix print dress.
Wednesday, 22 February 2012
According to the website @ U2, Bono will appear on the album "Country, God or The Girl" singer K'Naan, which will be released on May 1 this year. After all, there are no concrete details about what music (or music) involve the participation of Bono. Besides the U2 frontman, Will.I.Am and Keith Richards are among the other artists who are also participating in the project.
This is not the first partnership between K'Naan and Bono. The two have shared the stage on occasions like the Clinton Foundation benefit concert held last October, and both participate actively for the eradication of famine in Somalia.
Tuesday, 21 February 2012
On the 2nd of March to televise MTV "The Break", a documentary developed by The Edge and with music composed by himself, about three young homeless people who receive a chance to rebuild their lives. Here's the review and the trailer!
Saturday, 18 February 2012
The producers of Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark entered into an agreement in legal dispute with an association representing the former musical director, Julie Taymor. Under the agreement, Taymor will receive royalties for all the work he did as a director throughout the time during which the part to be on display. You will also receive undisclosed paychecks for their work in developing the work. The information is from the Reuters news agency.
Wednesday, 15 February 2012
There are about one month my friend Hilde Hewson, Belgium, said she would send me something from U2. I was surprised that someone so far has had the concern to do this. So here comes this week at my house a mail package. Once I figured that was it. And it was! I wanted to open it as soon as possible. When I opened I saw these beautiful things. Two mugs of U2 and a magnet of my favorite album: Joshua Tree. I need not tell you how happy I'm. ^^
In February, Rolling Stone hits newsstands in Brazil collector's edition, featuring a list of 100 greatest guitarists of all time. The poll was conducted by leading experts and who understand the subject more: the guitarists themselves.
The Edge held the 38th spot in the list. Check below the testimony of Daniel Lanois:
Friday, 10 February 2012
A former U2 bodyguard is still awaiting an apology from Bono after the rocker prodded him with a guitar onstage at a gig in Boston in 2001.
David Guyer has detailed his exploits on the road with the Irish rockers in a new book, "Road Rash With U2," and it appears he's still sore over one incident when he tackled a burly fan onstage as he tried to get close to Bono.
Guyer tells Hustler magazine, "He was six-foot-four and weighed well over 240 pounds. I weighed 210, so it was going to be a lesson in physics. I hit him headfirst, perfectly square and precise. The jumper's body exploded with my energy as the shock wave took his skyward and backward. We flew about four feet."
Thursday, 9 February 2012
U.S. President Barack Obama announced via a Spotify playlist to be used during his campaign for reelection this year. As in 2008, when he beat Republican John McCain, U2 will be on the soundtrack of the Democrat.
Obama put on your list of favorite network Spotify music "Even Better Than The Real Thing" by U2, which although not much is known of the great mass, brings very suggestive messages to camapanha the current American president!
Give me one more chance, and you'll be satisfied.
(Give me one more chance, and you will be satisfied)
Give me two more chances, you will not be denied.
(Give me two more chances, and you will not regret it)
Both the previous and in the 2008 presidential campaign Obama already had U2 in your soundtrack with the marked "City of Blinding Lights" and a shower of shredded paper.
After the recreation of classic album covers without the artists already dead, is now the turn of another winning artist featured on the internet with rereading covers. The Englishman David Marsh, a resident of England, decided to recreate the images in minimalist versions.
The result is very interesting, especially when we consider that the recreations are far fewer pixels than the original, making color transitions and "reading" of the skins.
Among the honored artists include The Beatles, Nirvana, Blondie, U2, Pink Floyd, The Clash and many others. Anyone who wants to check out the other covers, follow the link: http://virgula.uol.com.br/ver/album/musica/2012/02/08/18781-compare-capas-minimalistas-com-versoes-originais
Source: Ultraviolet Brasil
Monday, 6 February 2012
As the news site U2Fanlife, Bono was on vacation in Panama. It is not common in the editorial line of the site to post news about what each member is in the intimacy of his private life. But there is a material fact in this "gossip": Panama is less than 1500 km from Brazil. Do not understand? Click "Read more".
In December last year, we posted here a rumor that Bono would spend their holidays at the invitation of President Lula. On occasion, news came from columnist Vivi Mascaro (IG) and days later also left in the "Good Guys" (The Globe).
Saturday, 4 February 2012
If you subscribe to the site of U2, or to sign came recently, you can download the song "Even better than the real thing" that is on the forthcoming album "U22". It was recorded in the third and last concert of U2 in Mexico City, on May 15, 2011. Just click on "Account Info" and then click the link that appears in music. It is a taste of what we have on the album "U22". Enjoy!
Back in 2009, U2’s front man Bono, through his investment vehicle Elevation Partners, bought a one percent stake in Facebook for $90 million. From Wednesday’s $5 billion Facebook initial public offering (IPO) Bono is set to make almost $1 billion, making him the richest rock star on the planet.
To put his possible wealth into perspective – currently Sir Paul McCartney, the former Beatle, is the richest rock star in the world with a wealth estimated at $600 to $750 million.
Friday, 3 February 2012
A tweet sent by Victoria Beckham singer Bono, U2 leader, caused a collapse in the site of the charity Irish Hospice Foundation, confirmed on Friday its leaders. The former Spice Girls used his Twitter account on the night of Thursday to thank the U2 singer and his wife, Alison "Ali" Hewson, a children's book that was sent as a present for Harper, daughter of Victoria with the player David Beckham.
"Thank you, Bono and Ali, the book's''Peter and the Wolf''to Harper," read the message, which was accompanied by a link to the donations page of the Irish humanitarian organization.
Thursday, 2 February 2012
On February 25, I will release on my facebook the full video of the third U2 concert in Brazil, as well as I did with the first two and the second show in Mexico. I hope you enjoy and comment.
As Facebook prepares to go public, five key figures, including Bono and LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman, are set to make billions.
The social networking company is poised to fire the starting gun on a flotation that's set to value the world's biggest social networking site at up to $100bn (£60bn).
The company that Mark Zuckerberg (below) founded in his room at Harvard University in 2004 is expected to file to sell shares to the public as soon as this week.
Bono is also the co-founder of investment firm Elevation Partners. Its stake in Facebook is almost certain to be valued at over $1bn when Facebook goes public. The star is likely to make as much from that process as U2 has earnt in its entire career.
THE daughter of U2 frontman Bono has said walking down the red carpet at the prestigious Sundance Film Festival is a dream come true. Eve Hewson (19) travelled to Park City in Utah to showcase her first major movie, alongside her co-star Sean Penn. “I always wanted to go to Sundance,” she said at the US premiere of ‘This Must Be The Place’ at the weekend.
She said her rock star father was nothing like Cheyenne, the aging former lead singer of a goth rock band, played by Sean Penn in the film. Cheyenne embarks on a road trip to find a Nazi war criminal who persecuted his father.
“I wouldn’t say my dad is anything like this character. Very, very different,” said Eve, who plays the superstar’s teen goth friend Mary in the film.