Bono – Fascinating Fact: 3609015


Cops were reportedly called to a ranch in La Quinta, California where U2 star Bono staged a surprise performance during the Coachella music festival on Saturday (13Apr13) due to overcrowding. Organisers of the Rolling Stone/Patron bash failed to receive appropriate permits for the gig, forcing police to regulate attendance levels and evacuate a number of guests, according to the New York Post.

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Fray guitarist Joe King receives encouragement from U2 for new single ‘Need a Woman by Friday’


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Fray guitarist Joe King recently found out how supportive U2 can be when he sent his new single to the band.

After listening to “Need a Woman by Friday,” King said Bono told him in an email: “I need a song like this every Friday.”

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TIME 100: Apple’s Jony Ive Is An ‘Artist,’ Bono Sings Praises

by Anthony Wing Kosner


This year’s Time 100 list is now public and Apple’s Jony Ive can add “Artist” to his list of accolades. Time places its “100 most influential people in the world,” in one of five categories: artists, leaders, pioneers, titans and icons. These buckets are sometimes an awkward fit, so before we slap a jaunty beret atop Ive’s head (as I have above) it’s worth asking the two most obvious questions: is he indeed an artist and, if so, is that a good thing?

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Time Names Apple’s Jony Ive Among Most Influential Artists

Time magazine has released its annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world, and Apple’s designer-in-chief, Jony Ive, was named one of the most influential artists. U2’s Bono, who counted the late Steve Jobs as a friend, did the write up on Sir Jony for the magazine.

Writeup by Bono


Sir Jonathan Ive

Bono’s description of Sir Jony

Jony Ive is himself classic Apple. Brushed steel, polished glass hardware, complicated software honed to simplicity. His genius is not just his ability to see what others cannot but also how he applies it.

To watch him with his workmates in the holy of holies, Apple’s design lab, or on a night out is to observe a very rare esprit de corps. They love their boss, and he loves them. What the competitors don’t seem to understand is you cannot get people this smart to work this hard just for money.

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Quincy Jones, Michael Caine toasted at birthday benefit

Stevie Wonder, Jennifer Hudson, Chaka Khan, Bono and Patti Austin sang in honor of the music impresario and storied British actor.

by Edna Gundersen


U2 singer Bono performs at the Power of Love gala.(Photo: Denise Tuscello, Getty Images)

Birthday parties don’t get much grander than this: 2,000 well-heeled guests ranging from Babyface to Will Smith, dinner prepared by chefs Wolfgang Puck and Gordon Ramsay, bottomless glasses of Dom Perignon, and Stevie Wonder singing Happy Birthday.

Quincy Jones and Michael Caine, born within minutes of each other on opposite sides of the Atlantic, celebrated their 80th birthdays as honorees of a lavish benefit Saturday night at the MGM Grand.

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Bono – Fascinating Fact: 3606033


Picture: Bono – Diesel+Edun’s launch Party for Studio Africa Live held at Theatre Gaite Lyrique – Paris, Gaite Lyrique, France – Sunday 3rd March 2013 U2 star Bono stunned Coachella festival revellers who managed to leave the site on Friday night (12Apr13) when he joined Congolese musician Baloji for an impromptu performance at a ranch in La Quinta, California. The collaboration took place at the Rolling Stone Rock Room launch party for Diesel+Edun’s Studio Africa, a series of events bringing African and Western musicians together.

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