03:06 PM EDT 05/29/2015
Originally posted 06/03/2008 11:00AM
If Bono has his way, there would be two U.S.A.s.
The U2 frontman says the second U.S.A. – a United States of Africa – could help end the strife which afflict much of the continent, according to Agence France-Presse, citing a special Africa edition of Japan's Asahi Shimbun newspaper that Bono guest-edited over the weekend.
"[It] would be the dream," said the singer. "I think a kind of broader African identity is going to be very important to deal with tribal tensions."
Though a United States of Africa may seem more "poetic" and symbolic than a legitimate solution to conflict, Bono says the American USA is an inspiration that has proven otherwise.
Originally posted 05/11/2008 03:00PM
Even by Monaco standards, it wasn't your ordinary dinner party for 12 on Friday night – though there was cake and champagne.
To celebrate his 48th birthday, U2 frontman Bono held a small dinner party at Sass' Café in Monaco. On the guest list: Brad Pitt, Monaco's Prince Albert II and The Edge.
"It was really quite a surprise," the café's maitre de tells PEOPLE. "It wasn't organized in advance. We only got called on it that afternoon."
Originally posted 02/15/2008 11:50AM
The stars came out on Valentine's night to spread the love – and the cash – for Bono's (RED) charity, and raised more than $42 million in an art auction to benefit the Global Fund of the United Nations Foundation, which works to fight AIDS in Africa.
"Tonight we're taking it to a whole new level," the U2 frontman told PEOPLE. "We have people giving all of their work away … This is a pretty big night."
The event, at Sotheby's on New York's Upper East Side, brought out everyone from Martha Stewart to Russell Simmons, Ed Burns and Christy Turlington.
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 12/19/2005 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.
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