Bono, Chris Martin and Nelson Mandela are joining forces on the first ONE.org podcast, which focuses on World AIDS Day, to try to raise awareness of extreme poverty and HIV/AIDS in the world’s poorest countries. Go check it out on One.org this Thursday. (Instructions.)
By the way, Bono’s trailing behind J.K. Rowling in Time’s ‘Person of the year’ poll. Can’t have that now, can we? Get cracking.
While U2 fans enjoyed the MTV/VH1 broadcast of the 46664 concert on World AIDS Day (Dec. 1), Bono and Edge attended an AIDS Day rally organized by the Treatment Action Campaign (TAC) in Cape Town, South Africa, where Bono addressed a small audience comprised of HIV-positive people and AIDS activists. The U2 singer acknowledged the inititatives that TAC has taken on, saying he was “overwhelmed” by the organization’s work, and paid tribute to the true heroes of the fight–those living with AIDS/HIV.