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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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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It’s a sad week for the U2 family, and we mourn together with them in the loss of a very significant member. Although Reverend Jack Heaslip was highly influential and well known in the band’s tightknit community, many people have not heard of him.
Jack was there from the beginning. Way back at Mount Temple Comprehensive, a nondenominational “experimental” high school in Dublin, he was both counselor and teacher, and an especially important mentor for the boys who would come to be known as U2.