Rejoice! Now you can sing U2 Karaoke style, singing along with your computer’s karaoke player. Also downloadable from the site. (thx, Manda)
Month: June 2002
Jonathan alerts us to a service which provides U2 news direct to your mobile or cellular phone in a text message… if you need yet another way to obsessively keep up, perhaps this’ll do ya. Look for more info at U2Station.
War of the Worlds
Here’s a bit of top goss from Popbitch. According to their latest mail shot, Bono and Noel Gallagher are working on the soundtrack for Tom Cruise’s new War of the Worlds film.
Cruise recently said Bono “makes us all proud to be human.” Which we gather comes in handy when you’re making a film about aliens.
Full Leather Jacket
Sotheby’s are auctioning off one of Bono’s ‘stage worn leather jackets’ for charity, the Quincy Jones Listen Up Foundation. The current minimum bid is: US $10,575.00.
“Every one of those English rock stars is just waiting for the knighthood,” says Bono in Anthony DeCurtis’ Rolling Stone editorial about Mick Jagger’s recent receipt of royal recognition. (Alliteration is our friend.) Click the link for more smarmy goodness…
Beating around the Bush
David Corn, at TomPaine.com thinks President Bush’s ‘supposedly important new Anti-Aids program’ for Africa is an insult to those plagued by the disease, and a slap in the face to Bono: Bush was proposing funding that does not even come close to meeting the actual need. Second, he was taking credit for money already approved by Congress. Finally, he was covering up the fact that his administration had pressed Congress to lower spending for this activity. (thx Kevin)
Mother Africa Award
Who should win ‘Mother Africa Award 2002’, a new award for a person, group, organisation or event, who have contributed significantly to create a better image for Africa? Bono is one of the nominees.
… is it anyway? The Edge and Morleigh got hitched… Bono and Ali get photographed. French site NiceMatin.fr reports from the wedding in Eze, C
The Ramones tribute album carrying U2’s cover of “Beat On The Brat” will hit stores September 17th. New additions to the lineup include horror novelist Stephen King for the liner notes and KISS for an as-yet-undetermined track, though project organizer Rob Zombie predicts it’ll either be “Do You Remember Rock & Roll Radio?” or “Rock & Roll High School”…
What a meeting!
Bono was in Paris today, meeting President Chirac – perhaps not that big a wanker after all – to talk about Africa, the developing world and an upcoming summit of industrialised nations? After the meeting, Bono signed autographs in front of the Elys