Thursday, October 18, 2012

K'Naan ft. Bono - Bulletproof Pride [audio]

New Music: K’naan f/ Bono – ‘Bulletproof Pride’

K’naan duets with the legendary Bono on the powerful anthem “Bulletproof Pride.” The Somali-Canadian rapper and U2 frontman first performed the song live a year ago at former President Clinton’s “Decade of Difference” concert, while the studio version appears on K’naan’s new album Country, God or the Girl, available Tuesday.
“Bono heard the song and totally fell in love,” said K’naan, who had the daunting task of being asked to write Bono’s lyrics.
“He’s very much a mentor,” he shared. “He’ll text me about normal situations in my life. As busy as he is, he makes himself available to the people he cares about or the music he cares about.”
In addition to Bono, Country, God or the Girl includes collaborations with Keith Richards, Nas, Nelly Furtado, and

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Friday, October 12, 2012

U2.COM : 'Great Things Happen...'

Bono has been visiting European leaders with Bill Gates this week, on the campaign trail with ONE.

'Sometimes great things happen when nobody’s looking.' he said this afternoon, after meeting with the UK’s Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg and Business Minister Jo Swinson. 'That’s what happened today. Nick Clegg and Jo Swinson have thrown Britain’s weight behind strong EU transparency laws, at least matching the new US legislation. This legislation says – let the daylight in. Transparency is the best vaccine against corruption.'

Campaigners have been lobbying for an EU-wide law requiring oil, gas and mining companies to publish what they pay to governments around the world.  ONE is part of a coalition of 650 civil society organisations  calling for greater transparency in the sector. Over 160,000  European ONE members  signed the petition calling on European leaders to deliver strong laws - following a successful campaign by ONE members in the US to pass a similar law.

Nick Clegg, the UK's Deputy Prime Minister said, 'It is time to end the injustice where ordinary people are silent witnesses, left to suffer without basic services, as the profits from their countries’ assets are hidden and plundered by corrupt regimes.'

As Bill Gates explains on his blog, 'I've been travelling in Europe this week with Bono. The two of us are meeting with government leaders to encourage them to renew their commitments to fund development assistance programmes that help the world's poorest.'

Many European leaders have expressed support including European Commission President BarrosoEuropean Parliament President Schulz and, pictured above, French leader President Hollande.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

U2.COM : Sweetest Thing

Three striking new women's T-shirt designs now available in our shop.

Taking a set of classic U2 singles titles, the team at streetwear label Buddhistpunk have come up with a series of very cool designs.

Take a browse in our store.