Thursday, 31 May 2012
Wednesday, 30 May 2012
U2 said and did. Today were launched eight more songs to download album U22. If you are a subscriber to the site, go to your account information and make the downloads.
Tuesday, 29 May 2012
Monday, 28 May 2012
Thursday, 24 May 2012
See what pictures will came with the album U22. The U2.COM post a new thing about it every day now. It looks like more 8 songs will be for download until the end of this month. Stay tuned!
Tuesday, 22 May 2012
We can not be 100% sure if they are excerpts from the forthcoming album, which so far seems to be called "Songs of Ascent," but this is the Bono's voice and are two beautiful pieces of possible new U2 songs. I particularly liked the first. Have fun and easy!
Saturday, 19 May 2012
On Friday Bono spoke at the Chicago Council during the World Symposium on Agriculture and Food, on behalf of companies which he co-founded: ONE and (RED). The leader of U2 talked about how transparency is needed in the extraction of resources from Africa, corruption kills than AIDS / HIV, not only is the music that is subject to the whims of fashion, but also international development. Would not speak on behalf of the African continent but as a fan. Their efforts are to mobilize those present to take about 50 million in poverty.
Friday, 18 May 2012
His private equity firm bought a 2.3 percent stake in the social network company.
Bono's about to become the richest man in rock, and it has nothing to do with his record sales. The U2 frontman's private equity firm, Elevation Partners, was an early investor in Facebook, which is about to hit the stock market at a record valuation, launching the millionaire singer into the billionaire club.The payout for the firm's 2.3 percent stake in the social network site will be worth an estimated $1.5 billion, Benzinga reports. That's more than seven times the $195 million Bono collected from record sales and touring the last two years and enough to make the rock star, who has an estimated worth of $900 million, a billionaire.
Thursday, 17 May 2012
After Even Better Than The Real Thing, One Tree Hill and Love Rescue Me, now U2.COM released the download of the best song of No Line on the Horizon. Unknown Caller is ready for you. But this won't be on U22 oficial double album. This is a bonus track only for download. Go to u2.com and make you download of this beautiful song.
Me and MekVox (@mekvox) are doing the DVD of U22 and all the songs available for download until now are ready. Now it seems that's oficial that U22 will be released on the end of May.
Monday, 14 May 2012
Sunday, 13 May 2012
THE manager of rock band Spinal Tap kept a cricket bat handy to deal with trouble.
But U2 boss Paul McGuinness revealed last night how he once used his bare hands to eject a troublemaker "by the hair or in a headlock" from one of his band's earliest gigs. The setting was the Project Arts Centre in Dublin in May 1978 when notorious gang the 'Black Catholics' attempted to disrupt one of U2's first live shows.
Friday, 11 May 2012
Dublin - In the beginning there was Bono. And what a baby face he had. Photographs documenting the gritty beginnings of U2 in the smoky pubs and clubs of 1970s Dublin were unveiled on Thursday at an exhibition in the band's home city. Much of the exhibition by photographer Patrick Brocklebank has never been seen before. Brocklebank's black-and-white images capture the teenage Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen in 1978 and 1979 gigs, their vibrant hairdos and fashion missteps, and their clowning around in impromptu shoots and scruffy nighttime hangouts. At the time, fellow teenager Brocklebank recalls he thought U2 might just be the one local act to reach the big time - not because they sounded better than their rivals, but because they were harder-working.
'Bono was never meek or mild' "I actually preferred a few of the other Dublin bands at the time, the Virgin Prunes and the Blades," Brocklebank said. "But the U2 people really stood out because they were organised. They knew what they wanted to achieve, even then.
"And of course Bono was never meek or mild. He was the ideal frontman," he said. "Sometimes in the pub after a gig, you would hear Bono before you saw him. He always had a forceful personality that set him apart from the crowd."
Thursday, 10 May 2012
Wednesday, 9 May 2012
Bono participated in a surprise acoustic concert that took place tonight at The Living Room in New York with Irish artist Glen Hansard.
Bono has joined Hansard last song of the evening "The Auld Triangle", a song the same old Irish U2 singer has often played live during the band's concerts.
Everything will be sent the next day from Sirius radio.
Bono had already played several times with Hansard. Celebrate their performances in the center of Dublin in the last 3 Christmas Eve.
Source: U2360 Gradi
Tuesday, 8 May 2012
On the last weekend, Bono was present at the annual meeting of Berkshire Hathaway in Omaha. Often called the 'Woodstock for Capitalists', this year's meeting attracted 35,000 investors and their families, who came to learn from Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger and participate in a unique institution in the business world.
On the last day April 26, rolled the 'Walk In My Shoes Day. It is a campaign that aimed to draw attention to mental illness in Ireland. The ambassador of this question is U2 bassist Adam Clayton.
People came out in the streets wearing shoes changed or different, calling everyone to make donations to St. Patrick's University Hospital. It was a manifestation that people could get involved with the cause.
The great actor Liam Neeson gave a recent interview with the Belfast Telegraph, where he talks about his new film "Battleship," which starred the singer Rihanna.
Sunday, 6 May 2012
Saturday, 5 May 2012
A former employee of the Adam Clayton is facing charges of misappropriating money to your bank account.
Carol Hawkins was charged with 184 crimes of theft under the Criminal Justice (Theft and Fraud Offences). She was expected to begin his trial yesterday. However, the case was adjourned and the prosecutor Colm O. Brian made the request a statement to set the trial date.
It is alleged that the former personal assistant and maid stole various sums of money from bank accounts of Adam between 2005 and 2008. She was accused of the offenses in January 2011.
Carol Hawkins handed three volumes of books of evidence in another hearing on February 28, 2011, when it was sent for trial. She was arrested on bail pending trial jury.
Thursday, 3 May 2012
Bono and Edge were participating in a charity CD. The project is called 'Every Mother Counts' and is led by model Christy Turlington. On this album, Bono and Edge playing an acoustic version of "Original of the Species." As the CD will be sold only at Starbucks in the United States, available here to download the song: http://soundcloud.com/ricardo_fly/original-of-the-specie
The musical "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" received two nominations for the American Theatre Wing's Annual Tony Awards.
The nominations were for George Tsypin in the category 'Best Scenic Design of a Musical' and Eiko Ishioka in 'Best Costume Design of a Musical'.
Bono and Edge, who were responsible for the soundtrack, were left out of the awards.
The Tony Awards will take place on June 10.
Source: Ultraviolet Brasil
Wednesday, 2 May 2012
Bono, U2's leader, spoke about his friendship with the artist Louis Le Brocquy, who died last week. He attended the memorial service for the painter in the Irish St. Patrick's Cathedral on Saturday in Dublin.
Over the weekend, Bono recalled fondly "tours, lunches and dinners" that he shared with the artist, whom he called "old friend". He also told how he got "a little scared" when the painter captured his portrait as a "big head exploding" and as a favor to Bono, he once passed on a copy of the album 'The Unforgettable Fire' to his friend Samuel Beckett.
"He was a kind of mentor to young artists. The fact that I and Edge will not be painters, did not prevent us. He let us in, and Anne (the artist Anne Madden, wife of Le Brocquy) also. They were great educators, "Bono told RTE radio.
The singer told how he and his best friend, the artist Guggi, Le Brocquy exhibition attended as teenagers. "Guggi and I used to go and see his work when we were young. We could not believe it. We would like to stop, look and try but could not discover. We knew we had something going and it was worth trying to understand, and those were paintings of heads ... That's when the fascination started for us. "
His friendship with the painter began when Bono had his early 20s and "did not know much about the world, but he (Louis) seemed to know everything. He could slow down the molecules in the whole world. He spoke so calmly and everyone wanted their stillness. I have a personality much more kinetic and anarchic, so I was attracted to it. Edge is a bit like him. '
The artist painted Bono on two occasions. A picture released in 2003, is now in the National Gallery.
"If you're a famous person, people just look at you. He seemed to look the other you, "Bono said. "He was really interested in finding out who you were, and then when I saw that my huge painting in the National Gallery, was a little afraid. It was a big head exploding. I was thinking, I was not sure where to put that head. It was a strange feeling to be one of the overwhelming themes of these paintings, "he said.
Bono revealed how Le Brocquy bowed to him talking about his friends Samuel Beckett and Francis Bacon. "I used to bother him all the time about characters like Samuel Beckett. 'What's he like,' I asked. And he replied 'I should talk about his work with Sam,' and I said, 'Really, you do that?'. Then in 1984 I autographed a copy of the album 'The Unforgettable Fire' and I gave him. He told me that Sam likes to know what is happening in Dublin, music and movies and everything else. "
Source: Ultraviolet Brasil