CNN quotes Bono, commenting on U.S. President Bush’s initiative to put $15 billion towards the fight against AIDS in Africa:
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A blurb in the Boston Globe that stated many guests at the Bloomberg News party in Washington D.C. Saturday night mistakenly identified actor John Corbett as Bono caught my eye. Curious to know how anyone could mistake the “Sex in the City” actor for the singer of the world’s greatest rock and roll band, I tracked down a photo of Corbett at the party and placed it next to one of Bono. Look-alikes or not? You decide.
Apple Computer launched an online music service and a new range of “iPod” portable music players today. “Exclusive” (i.e. fans have seen them before) U2 tracks (including the acoustic “Stuck In A Moment” and a Boston live version of “Beautiful Day”) were cited during CEO Steve Jobs’ keynote speech on the new products. Also included was footage of Bono lovingly stroking the new iPods. (Via jrandomhacker.com).
Here’s something that will get the fans in Spain excited. Bono is rumored to attend the UEFA Cup Final in Seville on May 21, according to the Daily Record. Bono is reportedly a fan of Celtic FC, who is competing against FC Porto for football’s honored trophy.
U2 have been invited to perform as part of the program for 2005’s EU Capital of Culture, which will be Cork, Ireland. The Irish Independent reports that program officials, headed by director John Kennedy (who has served as U2’s production and tour manager in the past), hope that U2 will agree to put on a concert at the Pairc Ui Chaoimh. U2 last performed in Cork in August 1993 during the Zooropa tour.
John and Tom, readers of U2log, have put together their ‘Top 10 reasons Bono is our Pontiff‘.