U2’s Face Lift?

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What’s in worse physical shape at this moment, Bono or the Joshua Tree? The latest destruction to the Joshua Tree being uprooted is despicable….. but it’s gotta be Bono, right? I mean, have you seen Bono lately? Sure, he looks great not having his humerous hanging out of his ear, but have you looked closely at his face? To me, it looks like he got on his boots and ran face first into a botox needle. And what’s up with his hair? The Joshua Tree’s roots are in better shape……….and they’re dead! Forget about the brown/auburn/reddish highlights, I’m talking about...

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Know Your Bonoisms, Part 23: Bono’s Childhood Peeps

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Photo: Paolo Bergomi

Did Mick Jagger give his childhood best friend an amazing dream job with a lofty title? I don’t think so. Did Springsteen? Well, maybe – that seems quite plausible. What I do know is that Bono did. Gavin Friday, whose own musical career has always been overshadowed by the fact that he’s Bono’s best mate, has been U2’s “consultant” for the last five tours.  The man who was born Fionan Hanvey earned his nickname at the same time as Bono, Edge and Guggi (his just happens to sound more like a real name than theirs), and his roots in U2 are as...

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A final farewell to ‘travelling pastor’ Jack Heaslip

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U2 joined around 100 mourners at the funeral of their ‘travelling pastor’ Jack Heaslip, who passed away at the weekend. The group’s frontman Bono was accompanied by his wife Ali Hewson to the service at St Mary’s Church, Howth yesterday afternoon as they paid their respects to their friend. The 71-year-old clergyman passed away at his home over the weekend after a prolonged battle with motor neurone disease. Their relationship with the pastor dates back to the 1970s, when he worked as a guidance counsellor in Mount Temple Secondary School which they all attended. When the band was on tour...

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U2 The Most Listened To Artist On iOS

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According to a study of 2,510 iOS users conducted by independent research firm Kantar, U2 is the most popular band among iTunes users. The results of a survey Kantar conducted in January 2015 indicate that about 23 percent of Apple users listened to at least one song from Songs of Innocence during that month. That figure is twice the percentage received by the next most popular artist, Taylor Swift. In addition, USA Today reports that U2 is in the top slot of the Top 10 bands for iOS users for January. In a news release provided by the band, Bono said,...

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A Week of U2?

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168 hours straight! All U2 & nothing but U2, could you listen for 168 hours straight? Before you rip out your abacus to do the math, that’s 7 days and 7 nights of nothing but U2. If your answer is yes, it doesn’t make you more of a fan, it just simply means that you are completely………INSANE! That’s right, a certified nut. I mean, seriously, how long must we sing these songs? A podcaster, Jessy Carey did just that. In an attempt to raise money for building a well in developing nations, Jesse listened to 168 straight hours of Nickleback....

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Why U2? #52 – Their Future

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I started writing these Why U2? articles a year ago this week, and in that time we’ve covered a lot of reasons that U2 is more than just my favorite band. They represent a way of life for me, and for many of you, I’m sure. Everything we’ve discussed, from their sense of humor to their music to their ethics has one thing in common – it’s all already happened. The most wonderful thing about U2, though – unlike virtually any other band that one might mention in the “greatest band of all time” conversation, like The Beatles, Led Zeppelin,...

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