Holy Mackerel, Bono!

AP have a short video of Bono and Paul O’Neill visiting a market in Ghana. Macphisto.net has some CNN video, including a short rendition of “I still haven’t found”. We also spotted this intriguing shot:


“How many loaves do you have?” he asked. “Seven,” they replied, “and a few small fish.” Taking the five loaves and the two fish and looking up to heaven, he gave thanks and broke them.

Pun-Ish Him

CNN has still more on Bono & O’Neill in Africa, in one of their “On The Scene” reports. We learn that Bono came straight onto the trip from “a weekend-long bachelor party” for The Edge in NYC, and are subjected to some miserable punning on the part of O’Neill —

”I still haven’t found what I’m looking for,” the secretary said when talking about finding a solution for solving Africa’s problems. ”But maybe we will on this trip. And that will be a ‘Beautiful Day.”’

Yes, ladies and gentlemen, these are the people Bono hangs out with now…

Edge looks weird

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A rare, spec-less Bono’s on the cover of the latest Hot Press magazine, which covers the evening of the Hot Press Awards. Inside, you’ll find more pictures, and quotes by all the band members including The Edge’s infamous DVD remark: “The Slane shows meant as much to us as any shows we have ever performed… The DVD will be out by next Christmas.” Hot Press writes the Edge ‘quipped’.

Rick, of Northern Irish band “Ash” claimed: “I’m so nervous, but not as nervous as The Edge was making me, looking at me in that weird way, while I was playing.” To which Adam responded: “Edge has been giving me that look for years.”

Beat on the Brat

U2tour.de have revealed the tracklisting of an upcoming Rob Zombie produced Ramones tribute CD, which includes U2’s interpretation of Beat on the Brat, a tune with lyrics Bono won’t have much problems with to remember. The band finds itself in illustrious company, including Garbage, Metallica, Marilyn Manson and Tom Waits.

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Slane on CBS

CBS announces their TV Special Events, one of which will be U2 in concert at Slane Castle, including behind-the-scenes footage. CBS claims this special will coincide with the release of a CD.

Guilty Conscience?

Time Magazine’s most recent issue contains a short article on Fairtunes.com, a service which cuts checks to musicians when guilty downloaders want to reimburse them:

Enter your credit-card details, type in how much you want to send, and Fairtunes will cut checks and track down artists anywhere in the world on your behalf (most artists, like Bjork, cash them; some, like Ani DiFranco, ask for them to be redirected to charity; a few, like U2, ignore the checks altogether).

Are the boys actually going to let Ani DiFranco get the moral upper hand here?!? I’m sure Drop The Debt could use the $104.30 donated thus far