U2log.com has learnt that Bono is likely to speak at the Meteor Awards at The Point in Dublin, on Thursday 2nd February 2006. The singer won’t be present physically, but he has recorded a speech introducing Bob Geldof.
The band have been nominated in several categories themselves. They are up against The Corrs, Hal and Bell X1 in the best band category. Geldof has not been shortlisted. The Pogues will receive the lifetime achievement award.
Other presenters include Gavin Friday, Stephen Rea, Liam Cunningham, Jonathan Rhys-Meyers, Keith Duffy and Kerry Katona. RTE will televise the event, hosted by comedian Patrick Kielty, on RTÉ Two at 9pm on Sunday, February 5.
Put on your RED shoes and dance. American Express, Converse, Gap and Giorgio Armani announce the first RED products to generate revenue stream for the Global Fund.
The campaign, an economic initiative designed to deliver a sustainable flow of private sector money to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, was launched at the World Economic Forum in Davos on Thursday.
So if you fancy Emporio Armani
RED greyish Wraparound glasses, a RED Amex card, a RED terra cotta GAP t-shirt (made in Africa), or a pair of funky RED black Chuck Taylor Converse All Stars, you can put your name on the waiting list on the RED site:
But leading NGO’s think the venture could prove counterproductive:
The Edge, attending the Sundance Film Festival to promote Lian Lunsen’s ‘Leonard Cohen: I’m Your Man’ talks to MTV’s Benjamin Wagner about Cohen, quiet places and his favourite phase of making an album.
We haven¹t really got to the point where we¹re thinking seriously about the next record. We¹re at that wonderful place where we¹re just experimenting, and trying things, just really letting our imaginations go.