Our friends at U2 Swiss Home have launched a new version of their site. Take a gander at the newly designed site available in German and French (and soon Italian).
Robbie Williams experiences the difference (real audio) in his and Bono’s female fans in Amsterdam:
On “The Oprah Winfrey Show” yesterday, Oprah reviewed past show highlights and admitted that her interview with Bono last fall was one of her all-time favorite interviews. She also confessed that she treasures his gift of the Bulgari sunglasses.
U2 are rumored to be one of the first guests on Eamon Dunphy’s new television chat show for TV3. “The Dunphy Show” premieres on the independent Irish television channel (for which Paul McGuinness is a member of the board of directors) on September 5 at 9 p.m.
Eamon Dunphy is an Irish writer and broadcaster well known by U2 fans for the biography he wrote on the band, Unforgettable Fire: The Story of U2.
Following are links to some photos of Bono from recent months that you may have missed.
Bono, Ali, and guest Jeffrey Sachs at the Veronica Guerin film premiere in Dublin at the Irish Film & Television Network…Bono with the staff of Caracole, Peter Frampton, and Chris Tucker during the Heart of America tour at Shutterfly.com…A fan’s candid photos of Bono at the World Editor’s Forum in Dublin last month via the Bono Online Fan Forum.
Holosonic Research Labs, a Boston area audio technology company, is working with U2 to design a unique audio spotlight system for the band’s next tour. Audio spotlight is a technology that allows sound to be directed at or projected against a particular location. Specifically, Holosonics is working to create a system in which the sound generated from Edge’s guitar can be “flown over” to swoop an audience.
In an interview with the Hollywood Reporter, F. Joseph Pompei, the founder of Holosonics, discussed the project with U2: “U2 kept coming by the lab [see pic], and eventually we went out to L.A. and took measurements to see what it would take to get the Edge’s guitar sound to fly around. We’re working on that design now.”
Holosonics is involved with Media Lab Europe, and Edge’s interest in the company’s audio spotlight technology may explain why he recently joined Media Lab’s board of directors.
Lost Highway Records has announced that Bono will be a host on a new American syndicated radio show titled “The Lost Highway Radio Show.” The show, which is scheduled to premiere in late August and air quarterly, will feature a concert of a particular artist. The debut show will be a 90-minute concert from Lucinda Williams, recorded in New York in May 2003.