04:32 PM EDT 07/28/2014
Originally posted 01/10/2008 09:20AM
Just hours after President Nicolas Sarkozy told the world of his romance with ex-supermodel Carla Bruni, France's first couple had Bono over to private dinner at the Élysées Palace Tuesday night. Upon leaving, the singer was accompanied into the Palace's courtyard by a liveried footman, who placed a parting gift of state – a large flat blue package tied with ribbon – into the trunk of his chauffeured Mercedes.
– Peter Mikelbank
Originally posted 10/26/2007 07:25AM
"Don't tell the band I'm here. I'm supposed to be recording an album. They support our cause, but they wish I would stick to singing rather than talking. And they also say Sammy Hagar to me a lot. And Phil Collins. They tell me Genesis became more popular [with] him."
– Humanitarian (and, for now, U2 frontman) Bono, who was honored Thursday night at the Black Ball in New York City, a benefit for Keep a Child Alive
(Anne Marie Cruz)
Originally posted 03/29/2007 01:35PM
Arise, Bono! The U2 frontman was named an honorary knight of the British Empire at a Dublin ceremony on Thursday – though because he is not a British citizen, the Irish rock star must forego the customary title "Sir."
Originally posted 12/23/2006 02:15PM
The accolades keep coming for U2 frontman Bono, who is being awarded an honorary British knighthood, according to the British Embassy in Dublin.
Originally posted 05/29/2006 08:00AM
The annual Monaco Grand Prix Ball turned even grander just before midnight on Saturday when surprise guest Bono popped in to join the event's ball host Wyclef Jean for an impassioned duet of "Redemption Song."
Originally posted 02/21/2006 08:00AM
Music stars did major bits for charity over the holiday weekend, with Bono donating one of his guitars to benefit Brazil's Zero Hunger campaign, while Celine Dion and Elton John dueted for the first time ever at a Las Vegas benefit to help the victims of Hurricane Katrina – an event that also brought out Jerry Seinfeld.
Originally posted 12/20/2005 06:00AM
"I refuse to be anything other than what I am. I literally get into the clothes at the end of the bed. If somebody doesn't take them off and wash them, things would probably get a bit high."– Rock star-humanitarian Bono, Time's Person of the Year, proving he's just a regular guy
Originally posted 12/19/2005 08:00AM
Time magazine named Bono and Bill and Melinda Gates its "Persons of the Year," citing the U2 rocker's and the Microsoft founder and his wife's charitable work and activism aimed at reducing global poverty and improving world health.
Originally posted 10/20/2005 08:00AM
Prior to a U2 concert at Washington's MCI Center on Wednesday night, Irish rocker Bono joined President Bush at the Oval Office in the White House for lunch and a discussion about world poverty, the Associated Press reports.
Originally posted 07/03/2005 09:00AM
Live 8 is over, calls for an end to poverty in Africa have been expressed and more than 1 million fans in industrialized nations around the world have been entertained by 10 free concerts.
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