‘Sir Bono’ Says Blair Is Wrong on Iraq


After receiving the Legion of Honor medal from French President Jacque Chirac, Bono addressed journalists outside the Elysee Palace in Paris. When asked for his opinion on British Prime Minister Tony Blair’s position on Iraq, Bono replied, “Tony Blair is to me a great politician. He is sincere in his convictions about Iraq, but in my opinion he is sincerely wrong.”

Asked if he approved of Chirac’s policy of urging more time for UN weapons inspectors in Iraq, Bono said, “How can you not be for peace?” (Source: Agence France Presse)

U2 need two extra pairs of hands

U2 are rumoured to have asked the Academy to allow them to invite Sharon Corr and Luciano Pavarotti to perform “The Hands that built America” at the Oscar Awards ceremony. This was reported on Radio Comercial in Portugal. The presenter of the programme said it would be difficult for them to obtain permission as the Academy has refused others in the past, such as Bj

Legion d’Honneur

Bono will be in Paris tomorrow (Feb. 28) to receive the Legion of Honor from French president Jacques Chirac. Bono will be given the rank of Chevalier dans l’Ordre de la Legion d’Honneur (Knight in the Order of the Legion of Honor). He is being recognized for his work with Third World debt relief.

The president’s schedule indicates that he will be meeting with Bono at 11:45 a.m. at the Elysee Palace.

Spiffy Digs

Today’s Page Six column of the New York Post reports that Bono may have a new home in New York City. He is rumored to be the buyer of Apple CEO Steve Jobs’ $14.7 million triplex tower apartment in the San Remo on Central Park West. Currently, Bono owns an apartment in the El Dorado, which is just down the street from the San Remo.

U2 to Play for Peace?

Travis frontman Fran Healy is organizing a free peace concert in London’s Hyde Park next month. According to The Mirror, Healy has asked U2 to join the list of performers, which includes Coldplay, the Stereophonics, and Ms Dynamite.

A U2 spokesman said that the band have not been formally approached to play at the concert.

Inside the MusiCares Person of the Year Award Ceremony


“A person of integrity” — President Bill Clinton describes Bono

“Almost a saint, but an inspired sinner” — The Edge describes Bono

Actors, musicians, supermodels, politicians, and a U.S. president all turned out to pay tribute to Bono Friday evening at the MusiCares Foundation annual Person of the Year ceremony in New York City.

Khelia Johnson reports on the night’s events for U2log.com.

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