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Saturday, September 17, 2005

Let me out !! Let me out !!

Let me out !! Let me out !!
Originally uploaded by itrimble.
I don't know waht to say... except.. get me out of the back of this truck... I am not a Mexican !!

Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Pras Does 'Something Crazy' To U2 Favorite With Bono's Blessing

I called Bono and said, 'I'm about to do something crazy and ask you something crazy.' " — Pras

There are many perks to being a member of a politically conscious group. Like, for instance, a direct line to Bono.

"I called Bono and said, 'I'm about to do something crazy and ask you something crazy,' " Fugees

"I called Bono and said, 'I'm about to do something crazy and ask you something crazy.' " — Pras

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Pras on sampling U2's "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For"
rapper Pras recalled recently. "He started laughing. I told him what I was doing. He heard it. He said, 'Look, if it's going to help you, you got my blessing.' So I respect him for that."

What Pras played for the U2 singer is his latest single, "Haven't Found," a remake of sorts of "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For."

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Monday, August 22, 2005

Is Bono At Risk ?


SHARON STONE nearly triggered a security scare when she left BILL CLINTON and BONO's telephone numbers behind when she moved out of her rented London apartment.

The BASIC INSTINCT star surprised Londoners when she suddenly quit her $7,200 (GBP4,000)-per-week flat following last month's (JUL05) bombings in the British capital - and cleaning staff were shocked to find the discarded celebrity numbers.

The source tells British newspaper Daily Mirror, "There were lots of handwritten notes, including some Post-Its stuck on the outside of the Yellow Pages.

"We were staggered to find these included numbers for Bill Clinton and Bono."

Saturday, August 20, 2005

U2 Rock 70,000 In MUNICH

U2 rock 70,000 in Munich

"Singing in the Rain" (Gene Kelly), 'I Can't Stand The Rain' (Tina Turner) or simply "Rain" (The Beatles) . It was pouring cats and dogs for hours in Munich but Bono being the number one showman in the biz did not cry for shelter but stepped right into the open.

Emptying a bottle of water over his head whilst entering the stage to the driving rhythm of The Arcade Fires 'Walk On', Bono demonstrated to the 70.000 soaking wet fans just one thing: I might be the frontman of U2, but tonight I am one of you, too. A simple trick that made all the difference.

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Battle Of The Summer Concerts

Summer Music Contest: It's U2 vs. McLachlan

The finals of the Daily Times Summer Concert Contest is set. The odds-on favorite from day one, U2, advanced to the finals by knocking off a game Dave Matthews Band by a slim margin (by U2 standards) 56 to 44 percent.

The other half of the bracket had two surprise semi-finalists, and in the end, the overall musical talent of Sarah McLachlan won out over the over-50 sex appeal of Sting by a final score of 59-41.

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U2, me too?

BonoThe night is very dark in Dharamsala, the small hill station in northern India where the Dalai Lama lives, and the shops are so few that after 9pm you can see more stars than lights. Internet connections are always a gamble here, not least because the phones tend to go down as soon as the electricity comes back on, and it’s not often I can access AOL in less than two hours flat (in the land that produces many of the world’s greatest software engineers).

Yet at 11.17pm, a figure is hunched over two computers (the only two) in the Tibetan government-in-exile’s guesthouse. Tickets for a U2 concert in Los Angeles seven months later are about to go on sale (at 10am in California), and this fool is trying to get online the moment they become available at www.ticketmaster.com. He clicks away frantically while a night-watchman shoots him baleful glances and wild dogs bark across the hills.

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Friday, August 19, 2005

U2 at Fenway in '06?

Before Mick Jagger has even set foot on the stage at Fenway Park, the whispering has begun about next summer's boffo shows at the ballpark. How do you follow Bruce Springsteen, Jimmy Buffett, and the Rolling Stones? How does U2 sound? Word is the Irish lads, who are on a never-ending tour to promote ''How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb," are nearing a deal to occupy the outfield next summer for two nights. Neither the Sox nor Clear Channel would comment yesterday, but the band has demonstrated it's a big fan of Boston. In May, Bono and the boys played three sold-out shows here, and they're returning for two more at TD Banknorth Garden Oct. 3 and 4. But wait, there's more. According to the trade publication Pollstar, U2 is bound for Boston yet again in December, playing shows at the new Garden on Dec. 4 and 5.

Bono lined up for Nobel

p2pnet.net OT News:- British knighthoods have been awarded to the likes of Paul McCartney and Elton John, and now a similar fate could await the Nobel peace prize.

The 2005 prizes will be announced between October 3 and 14 with "Irish U2 rock star Bono or nuclear watchdogs such as IAEA seen as possible winners of the prestigious Peace Prize," says Agence France Presse, quoted in The Local.

"The Peace Prize, the most celebrated of the Nobel honours, will be announced on October 14 in Oslo by the Norwegian Nobel Committee."

Bono's "global push to tackle African poverty" is named as the reason for his nomination, "while the nuclear issue has been in focus with Iran and North Korea stubbornly pursuing their nuclear programmes as the world this year marks the 60th anniversary of the nuking of Hiroshima," says the story, adding:

"Other potential winners include Ukraine President Viktor Yushchenko, Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili, humanitarian organisations that assisted in the December 26 tsunami crisis, and the Indonesian government and Aceh rebels, who recently signed a peace accord ending almost 30 years of fighting," says the story

Thursday, August 18, 2005

U2 Get Ready For Vertigo Tour In Toronto

U2 Get Ready For Vertigo Tour In Toronto
Wednesday August 17, 2005 @ 03:00 PM
By: ChartAttack.com Staff


Toronto appears to have become a rehearsal haven for legends of the rock world, as speculation mounts that U2 will warm-up for their Vertigo tour in the city.

To be fair, this doesn't really match Rolling Stones rehearsing in the area in preparation for their tour, but the Toronto Sun reports U2 are now set to use a downtown location to tune up their guitars and perfect the second North American leg of their worldwide tour, which, uncoincidentally, kicks off in the T-dot.

The Irish juggernaut rolls into town to play the Air Canada Centre September 12, 14, 16 and 17, but will use the Air Canada Centre on September 9, 10 and11, to make all the last minute preparations.

As previously reported, U2 have joined the ever-growing celebrity fanclub of The Arcade Fire, and have secured the Montreal act to support them on their three non-Toronto Canadian tour dates.

Here is the full list of U2's Canadian tour dates:

  • September 12 Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
  • September 14 Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
  • September 16 Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
  • September 17 Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
  • November 25 Ottawa, ON @ Corel Centre
  • November 26 Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre
  • November 28 Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre
  • —Robert Munford

    Wednesday, August 17, 2005

    Sharon Osbourne & Simon Cowell Mock U2

    Sharon: "Talk about a knees-up? Have you seen U2's live show? It's boring as hell. It's like watching CNN."

    Sharon on boring Bono
    Last updated 16 August 2005

    Simon Cowell

    'The X Factor' was launched yesterday (Monday) and they're promising more talent and less bitching.

    However, Simon Cowell has admitted he's out for revenge after Louis' band, G4, beat last year's winner, Steve Brookstein, on sales.

    It's fair to say that Steve's career has hardly soared but, despite that, Simon told us he reckons the music industry needs 'The X Factor'.

    However, a cackling Sharon Osbourne took the opportunity to have a dig at one of the world's biggest bands:

    Simon: "The music business at the moment is not exactly a barrel of laughs. We're not going to go out with Coldplay and have a fun evening!"

    Sharon: "It wouldn't be a knees-up!"

    Simon: ""I think if we're going to make a talent show, let's make it as fun and as crazy and as real as we can."

    Sharon: "Talk about a knees-up? Have you seen U2's live show? It's boring as hell. It's like watching CNN."

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    Jesse Helms: Bono's my buddy

    Jesse Helms: Bono's my buddy !!

    Former Sen. Jesse Helms (R-N.C.) considers Irish rock star Bono “an enormously impressive gentleman” and a friend of his and his wife’s.

    So says the conservative icon in his memoirs, Here’s Where I Stand, due out late this month.

    The 83-year-old Helms confesses he’d never heard of the U2 front man before their first meeting in 2001 but his “younger staff members had” and “lined up to get their pictures taken.”

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    ATHLETE are locked in a battle with fellow British band SNOW PATROL to see who can become the next U2 first.

    Athlete frontman JOEL POTTS and Snow Patrol guitarist NATHAN CONNELLY decided to instigate their race to become superstars while watching U2 play in the Netherlands recently.

    Potts says, "We were in Germany when we first got asked to support U2 and we just laughed. It was kind of one of those dreams. It was the same with REM.

    "We supported U2 in Amsterdam and I was standing with Nathan from Snow Patrol.

    "U2 were incredible and everyone was just standing singing at the top of their voices. I was going, 'I want this', and so was Nathan. We ended up going, 'I'll race you.'

    "We'd love to nick (steal) their crowd."