Monday, September 30, 2013

U2.COM : 'Beethoven With A Backbeat'

'Beethoven with a backbeat... the true disciple of Sir Duke... who raises our hopes when he raises his voice... the man with an understatement for a last name... and here he is...Stevie Wonder.'

In New York at the Global Citizen Festival, which featured Kings of Leon, Alicia Keys and John Meyer,  Bono was up on stage  to salute Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and then back onstage to welcome 'the master blaster'.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

U2.COM : Malala Yousafzai, Harry Belafonte: Ambassadors Of Conscience

Salil Shetti Head of Amnesty International, Edge, Malala Yousafzai, Bono and Colm O'Gorman of Amnesty Ireland, at tonight's ceremony. 

Bono and Edge were in Dublin tonight as Pakistani schoolgirl and education rights campaigner Malala Yousafzai and American singer and social justice activist Harry Belafonte received Amnesty International's Ambassador of Conscience Award for 2013. 

Malala, 16, is an advocate for equal access to education. Her 2009 diary for the BBC detailed her frustrations with the Taliban's edict to shut down all girls' schools in her native Pakistan.  In 2012 she was shot and severely wounded in an attack claimed by the Pakistani Taliban. 

After the presentation from Bono, accompanied by Azar Nafisi, author of 'Reading Lolita in Tehran' she said: 'I am truly honoured to receive this award and would like to take the opportunity to remind everyone that there are many millions of children like me across the world who fight every single day for their right to go to school. I hope that by working together we will one day realise our dream of education for every child, in every corner of the world.' 

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

NEW YORK — The design and music worlds are coming together to help fight AIDS in Africa.

Apple Inc. chief designer Jonathan Ive and industrial designer Marc Newson are collaborating with rocker Bono. They're producing 40 original designs to benefit The Global Fund.

The event is called the (RED) auction. It's scheduled for Nov. 23 at Sotheby's New York.

The highlights include a Leica (LY'-kuh) digital rangefinder camera and a Neal Feay (fay) Studios aluminum desk.

Other items include a customized white and red Steinway parlor grand piano and a 2012 Range Rover.

There's also a one-of-a kind pair of Apple EarPods in solid rose gold.

Sotheby's will exhibit the items from Nov. 18-22.

Bono founded the (RED) charity in 2006 to raise funds to fight AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria.

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Adam Clayton weds his Brazilian girlfriend in Dublin sunshine

U2’s Adam Clayton left the bachelor life behind this morning when he married Brazilian model girlfriend, Mariana de Carvalho, in a low key ceremony.

The 53-year-old bassist proposed to Mariana at Carnival in Brazil earlier this year and the couple were expected to wed in the south of France.
However they stole a march on everyone by tying the knot this morning in Dublin.
“Adam is delighted to confirm that he married Mariana de Carvalho today in Dublin," a publicist said this afternoon.
There was no sign of Bono, or drummer Larry Mullen at their nuptials which took place at a top secret location in Dublin city-centre at 11am this morning.
However the Edge, accompanied by his wife Morleigh Steinberg, did attend congratulating the couple after they took their vows.
The couple had been dating for four years.
On Monday, they attended the funeral of poets laureate Seamus Heaney together in Donnybrook Church.
Adam, 53, proposed to former model Mariana, earlier this year at the Carnival in Brazil.
Adam from Malahide, was once engaged to supermodel Naomi Campbell for a few brief months in 1994 but their relationship ended that same year.
In 2006, he was again engaged to Suzie Smith, a former assistant to band manger Paul McGuinness, but they split up in February 2007.
It is not known where the couple plan to honeymoon.
The couple are celebrating at a reception for 150 guests at a secret location.