‘Thank you, we’re here every Tuesday night…’

Are U2 considering a residency stint at the O2 venue in London? This is what Rolling Stone and other publications are speculating.

It’s the rumour that won’t die, innit? We first heard of it (from the proverbial reliable sources) straight after the band’s last tour and it’s popped up again and again over the last couple of years. Now that bastion of investigative journalism, The Sun, claims McGuinness told them:

“It’s got great potential for U2 and because it’s undercover you can do a run of shows in the autumn.”

It also cuts down on gear, trucks and drivers, which the band might no longer be able afford due to thieving fans, downloaders, Steve Jobs, hippies, ISPs! *

Where there’s smoke there’s fire? True or not, the question remains: could you cope with a 20+ gig U2 residency in *your* town?

*) Why not blame bloggers, too?. I bet McG loves Andrew Keen.

Litho by Bono available in charity auction

A limited edition lithograph of a Peter & the Wolf painting signed by Bono is now being auctioned at CharityFolks.com. The auction, which ends on February 6, 2008, benefits the Bob Woodruff Family Fund, an organization that assists members of the military who suffer traumatic brain injury.

If you don’t have the kind of money required for that auction, you can purchase a limited edition print of Bono illustrations from the Peter & the Wolf project at the Irish Hospice Foundation.

Photos courtesy of CharityFolks.com