Today (March 24th — sorry if this message finds you late) marks the one-year anniversary of the launch of the Elevation Tour in Fort Lauderdale, FL. (We’d also be remiss if we didn’t belatedly point out that yesterday was Ali Hewson’s birthday). There are many things to be said about the Elevation tour, but there’s probably just one we can agree on — it was sweet (5MB download). Enjoy the souvenir.
U2star.com has an item on two Italian fans, Marco Meneghetti and Barbara Stok, both living in Dublin, who saw U2 at their studio on March 18. “We stayed outside the studios until late afternoon, and had the chance to hear 2 new songs, sounding like a mix of Achtung Baby’s and Melbourne outtakes.”
Raking up awards and getting married, that’s what the boys do when they decide not to tour. But we’re not bitter. The band is nominated for 6 ‘gongs’ in the upcoming Hot Press Irish Music Awards, with Bono competing in the ‘best singer’ and ‘best songwriter’ categories, and the band lined up for ‘Best Band’, ‘Best Single’ and ‘Best Live Gig by an Irish Act’. The Edge is up for the ‘Rory Gallager Musician Award’.
The Hot Press Awards will take place in Belfast on April 25th.
Whilst Bono continues to push for the cancellation of third world debt, we present to you the latest range of Pharmaceutical product that will hopefully give the neccessary help to those in need.
In today’s Melbourne Herald Sun there’s an article about ex Savage Garden, now solo singer, Darren Hayes. If you know the man, you might also know he’s always been a huge U2 fan and has been influenced by Bono in his work. Here he talks about meeting and working with Bono on the single ‘Whats Going On’
Singing on the What’s Going On September 11/Aids Charity single instigated by Bono was a huge and humbling experience for Hayes.
“Bono was told ‘Darren’s in town, do you want him to sing on it?. Bono said who’s Darren? and he was told ‘the singer from Savage Garden’. And he said ‘Savage Who?
ShowbizIreland has some pictures of Bono/Ali, Edge/Morleigh at a Fashion Show in Dublin. Gugs is looking the best, though. [ thx Kovax ]
And since the news is slow, we figured we’d pop in a link to another fine photographer (one of U2log.com’s favorites), the lovely Mr. Anton Corbijn. There are three keen snaps of Bono & the boys in his online portfolio, including the above-detailed gem and a growl-worthy POP-era snap for the ladies (and hey, potentially some of you fellas). And if you’re feeling flush, you can shell out some dough for his most recent book, WERK, which contains the special exhibition of Bono photographs shown at the Netherlands’ Groninger Museum in 2000.