Band manager is stepping down at the age of 62. Nick Hasted looks back at an incredible career
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Wednesday 09 January 2008
Sunday 30 July 2006
Sunday 14 May 2006
Monday 18 July 2005
Wednesday 29 June 2005
Sunday 21 November 2004
A US lawsuit brought by a company backed by rock group U2 is threatening to reopen old legal wounds for Microsoft.
Friday 19 November 2004
Sunday 24 October 2004
They are one of the world's most socially conscious bands, whose front-man is a leading campaigner against poverty and Aids. But U2 has angered fans with its decision to sign a deal with the global corporation Apple and launch a special-edition U2 iPod.
Sunday 03 October 2004
Exactly five days after the first single from the new U2 album was sent to radio stations, Bono stood up at the Labour Party conference and made an impassioned plea for the world's poor. There were three players in this game - the poverty-stricken people of Africa, 6,000 of whom die each day of diseases that are curable and easily preventable; Tony Blair, our embattled leader, who faced a hostile reception from delegates incensed by his position on Iraq; and finally, a multimillionaire pop star with a giant ego and a new record to promote. On paper, a win-win situation for all concerned. Looking back at the week, you'd have to say Bono achieved the number one slot in terms of column inches and praise. (He is also, coincidentally, on the cover of Q magazine this month and will be attending its annual awards tomorrow.)
Tuesday 31 August 2004
The actor-turned-governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is billed to speak in the Garden tonight but there are very few other A-list celebrities in town to keep him company, most having sensibly fled town before the convention began. This is bad for the news networks, who are scrambling to find anyone with even a few watts of star power to leaven their political coverage. Clever old Fox News, therefore, which has reportedly recruited U2's lead singer, Bono, to appear on the popular The O'Reilly Factor political talk show tomorrow - expect fireworks ...
Saturday 19 June 2004
Time was when pop stars were expected to ingest large amounts of dubious substances as part of their lifestyle in the world of sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll.
Wednesday 30 July 2003
Wednesday 13 November 2002
Saturday 18 December 1999
Saturday 18 December 1999
Disgruntled RBS worker writes hilarious open letter to Russell Brand after anti-capitalist publicity stunt leaves him hungry
Shock poll shows voters believe Ukip is to the left of the Tories
Nigel Farage's approval rating hits 'record low' as popularity suffers in wake of Ukip sex scandal
Nigel Farage defends Kerry Smith 'ch***y' comment: 'If you are going for a Chinese, what do you say you’re going for?'
Ukip candidate jokes about 'shooting peasants' in racist and homophobic rant
Pakistan school attack live: Taliban kill at least 132 children in 'horrifying' massacre
- 2 Harry Potter fans can apply to the Hogwarts-inspired College of Wizardry
- 3 Jessica Chambers: 19-year-old woman 'doused with lighter fluid and burned alive' in the US
- 4 Russell Brand calls Nigel Farage 'poundshop Enoch Powell' in BBC Question Time debate
- 5 Orange Wednesdays are no more