Il Papa Meets Il Bono “Holy Father, this is Mr. Bono — he’s a pop singer.” With these words the U2 lead singer was introduced to Pope John Paul II at the Vatican in September. Bono and former Boomtown Rats frontman Bob Geldof met with the pope as part of a campaign the two celebritiesRead more..
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U2 and The Cranberries are among notable Irish musicians featured on a new set of stamps celebrating great Irish songs. The Cranberries’ global smash hit “Dreams” is included along with U2’s “With or Without You,” “Danny Boy” by John McCormack, and “On Raglan Road” by Luke Kelly. Each of the songs have been chosen by An Post (the Irish postal administration)Read more..
U2, Aodhán Ó Ríordáin, and the Irish trying to save America. ℘℘℘ In autumn 2017, U2 released their 14th studio album, Songs of Experience. Critical reception on the album was mixed – was it a superstar older rock band’s attempt at political relevance, or a late-career classic infused with the urgency of Brexit, Trump, andRead more..
U2 lead and lifelong humanitarian Bono was named among Glamour magazine’s ten Women of the Year in November, breaking a 26-year-long precedent of honoring, naturally, women. The magazine wrote that, while for years the Women of the Year advisory board, which is made up of past winners and Glamour editors, “put the kibosh on namingRead more..
Some puns are born great (Daddy tomato is walking. Baby tomato can’t walk so fast. Daddy tomato turns to baby tomato, squishes him, says “catch up!”), some puns achieve greatness (What’s Forrest Gump’s password? 1forrest1), others have greatness thrust upon them (That time when you’re walking down the sidewalk and someone says “That’s where GlenRead more..
U2 was the big winner at the 48th Annual Grammy Awards, held February 8, 2006. The Irish supergroup won all five awards for which they were nominated, including Album of the Year for How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb. In winning five awards the band edged out favorites Mariah Carey. whose comeback album The EmancipationRead more..
Last May, a horde of celebrities showed up at Madison Square Garden in New York to enjoy a spectacular U2 concert (part of their Vertigo tour). Prior to launching into the song “Miracle Drag,” Bono gave a shout out to one of Irish America’s previous Top 100 honorees, Dr. Kevin Cahill, infectious-disease specialist and formerRead more..
After recording, and then misplacing (the demo disappeared during a photo shoot) their long-awaited new album How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb, U2 are finally delivering the goods. The band releases the record on November 23 and is reportedly collaborating with director Jim Sheridan on videos for the new songs. Four years have passed sinceRead more..
Bono, lead singer for the musical U2, humanitarian and activist, received one of The King Center’s highest honors during its annual Salute To Greatness Awards Dinner on January 17. “We are fortunate this year to honor Bono for exemplifying many of the qualities that my husband, Martin, indicated were imperative to moving our society intoRead more..
Bono looked admiringly at the soft white portrait painted by one of today’s greatest Irish painters, Louis le Brocquy, an artist whom Bono has admired since he was 13, at an unveiling at the National Gallery of Ireland in Dublin. The U2 frontman described le Brocquy as “one of the grandmasters of European painting.” TheRead more..