WE WOULDN’T HARVARD ANY OTHER WAY
It’s true. Bono is named Class Day speaker of 2001.
But who is this Paul Hewton they speak of? “Bono–whose real name is Paul Hewton–was born in Dublin and was ostracized as a child, partially due to his mixed Catholic and Protestant background.”
AUSSIES: GROUND VIDEO
Rage, the Australian music video program, will play the filmclip for The Ground Beneath Her Feet tonight at around 12:45am. And if you haven’t already seen the filmclip for Stuck in a Moment tune in at around 9:50am tomorrow mornin’.
TELL THE RABBLE TO BE QUIET…
…we anticipate a riot? (That’s the last time we quote bad ’70s musicals, k). Bono’s been called a lot of things during his career but we’re sure “tight lipped” hasn’t been one of them. crowdsafe.com says Bono’s comments in the USA Today article only show that the band “expect” its general admission crowd to be physical. Perhaps “riot” wasn’t the best word to use, B.
STONY PASS PHOTO?
Reader Brian Morey writes: I recently heard an interesting tidbit on the new “Stuck in a moment” single cd cover and want to know if it’s true. As we already know, the song is about U2′s late mate Micheal Hutchence. Well , apparently the cover shots of the single were taken at the “stoney pass” which was mentioned in the song lyrics. The “pass” mentioned is at Bono’s place in France where Edge, Bono and Micheal used to “hang”. Is the photo on the “Stuck” cover accurate?
Can anybody shed light on this?
BONO TO CORRUPT THE COUNTRY’S FINEST?
Sam Moulton @ Harvard writes: I’m a college senior and it was just announced that Bono will be Harvard‘s ‘class day speaker He’s going to be in the area anyways for the Boston shows and agreed to elevate our minds with a little speech on the side.
Official (… or student prank?) press release:
CAMBRIDGE, MA-February 1, 2001-The Harvard Class of 2001 is pleased to announce that Bono, lead singer of the rock group U2, has accepted their invitation to deliver the keynote address at their Class Day ceremony on Wednesday, June 6, 2001. read full text
U2 VERY POPULAR!
(screenshot of U2.com/competiton 7pm GMT+1.)
… away, Bono. Away! USA Today reports on U2′s upcoming ‘mind blowing’ tour. Bono comments on festival seating: “We’ve been trying to do this in the United States for 10 years,” says Bono. “Believe me, this took a lot of work. Our shows in Europe have been a very physical experience. People go to the show to dance and jump up and down and get away from their office, their school, their factory floor. Watch what happens when you see a floor full of U2 fans going up and down. It’s incredible. This is the way we do business everywhere in the world. It’s only in the USA that we haven’t been allowed to.”
Asked about safety, he says: “Because of safety regulations, we’re not going to be able to fill the floor the way we do in Europe ,” he says. “I don’t think there are going to be any accidents. The only thing that I’m worried about is that the floor will look empty.“
Watch Paul Oakenfold mix Beautiful Day live for ‘extreme sport footage’ at the Sundance festival. (via Matt Ferrill)
PLAY THAT FUNKY MUSIC, IRISH BOY
Mark Pusok writes in to say: U2 has a U.S. #1 song! Yes, “Beautiful Day” is at number one on the U.S. Billboard charts…..as the #1 DANCE song in America! Apparently the song has been played very heavily in U.S. clubs over the past week or so This chart will be updated within the next 24 hours and it may change before anyone gets to see U2′s latest chart topper.
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- The Edge Helps Launch New Music Rising at Tulane Website April 24, 2014The Edge appeared via video Tuesday during the launch of Music Rising at Tulane, a new website that helps preserve the musical traditions of the Gulf Coast area and educate the public about them, too. In a news release announcing Tuesday's event, Edge had this to say about the project: