Band manager is stepping down at the age of 62. Nick Hasted looks back at an incredible career
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Sunday 26 July 2009
Sunday 19 July 2009
Thursday 09 July 2009
Bono has been given the go-ahead to instal a wood-pellet boiler to heat his Victorian mansion.
Tuesday 07 July 2009
U2 and Bono’s long-held commitment to “save the planet” has come into question after it emerged they have a carbon footprint big enough to fly the band to Mars and back.
Sunday 05 July 2009
Thursday 02 July 2009
Nothing, not the sneak preview footage on the band's website, nor the pictures on the front of the Spanish dailies, prepares you for the monstrous sight that welcomes 90,000 rabid U2 fans inside the home of Barcelona FC. The aliens have truly landed on the hallowed turf of the European champions. Envisioned and co-designed by Mark Fisher and Willie Williams, the stage for U2's 360° Tour looks like a spaceship or a supersized version of HG Wells' War of the Worlds tripod Martian fighting machines, with a dash of Catalan visionary architect Antoni Gaudi thrown in. It certainly affords every one of the capacity crowd in Europe's biggest stadium a clear view of the biggest band in the world, returning to the live arena after four years.
Wednesday 01 July 2009
Monday 22 June 2009
U2 drummer Larry Mullen believes rich and successful people are being unnecessarily humiliated when coming in and out of Ireland, describing this as "part of a new resentment of rich people in this country".
Friday 05 June 2009
U2 made a surprise appearance at London's Shepherd's Bush Empire last week, for one of a series of five concerts to celebrate 50 years of Island Records.
Monday 01 June 2009
Friday 15 May 2009
An invite arrives to a House of Commons reception next month to unveil a report on how to encourage investment in green technology. A worthy aim, but will the bash still be on by the time we get there? It's just that the invite comes from Elliot Morley, the MP who forgot he'd paid off his mortgage and claimed another £16,000 for it. What chance of him still being around in June to buy the drinks?
Friday 08 May 2009
The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute Benefit Gala was hosted by Vogue Editor-in-Chief, Anna Wintour and co-chaired by fashion designer Marc Jacobs.
Friday 01 May 2009
Saturday 18 April 2009
Friday 06 March 2009
"Every night I have the same dream," sings Bono on the title track: "I'm hatching some plot, scheming some scheme."
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