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Bono finally admits to liking Abba. It’s a sure sign of maturity | Barbara Ellen
The days of having ‘cool’ musical taste are over. Owning up to guilty listening pleasures is a joy in itself

Barbara Ellen

18, Mar, 2023 @6:30 PM

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Bono says pressure to look ‘macho’ made him hide his love of Abba
U2 singer recalls growing up with Swedish pop group’s music in 1970s Dublin, during BBC session with The Edge

Kevin Rawlinson and agency

16, Mar, 2023 @5:53 PM

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U2 Songs of Surrender review | Alexis Petridis's album of the week
In a typically grand gesture, 40 songs are picked by the band for muted acoustic treatments, with varying degrees of success

Alexis Petridis

16, Mar, 2023 @12:00 PM

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On my radar: The Edge’s cultural highlights
The U2 guitarist on the scientific theory that connects us all, drawing on walls and the resurgence of Irish folk music

Kathryn Bromwich

04, Mar, 2023 @3:00 PM

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Kiss the Future review – Bono and U2 keep hope alive in Sarajevo
Nenad Cicin-Sain’s documentary tells the story of a maverick film-maker who, with extraordinary persistence, induced the Irish rockers to keep the spotlight firmly on the Bosnian war

Peter Bradshaw

19, Feb, 2023 @8:45 PM

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Borat targets Trump, Ye and antisemitism at Kennedy Center Honors
Sacha Baron Cohen skit receives mixed response at ceremony for lifetime achievements in the arts

David Smith in Washington

05, Dec, 2022 @9:47 AM

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Bono review – U2 frontman’s pared back ‘solo in Soho’ show is a triumph
Forsaking the stadium for the Palladium, Bono’s intimate show retraced his past to prove that his unforgettable fire still burns

Jonathan Freedland

17, Nov, 2022 @12:20 AM

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Surrender: 40 Songs, One Story by Bono review – from Boy to Mandela
In his long but fascinating memoir, the self-confessed ‘speechifying’ U2 frontman isn’t shy of exploring the roots of his pomposity, faith and ‘white saviour’ activism

Kitty Empire

06, Nov, 2022 @7:01 AM

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Surrender: 40 Songs, One Story by Bono review – a rattling good yarn
The U2 frontman’s autobiography is bracingly self-aware, albeit stuffed full of famous names

Dorian Lynskey

29, Oct, 2022 @6:30 AM

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‘She was never spoken of again’: Bono recounts his mother’s death in new memoir
In an extract published in the New Yorker, the U2 frontman details the loss that spurred him to music

Janine Israel

20, Sep, 2022 @4:57 AM

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Kennedy Center Honors 2022: George Clooney, U2 and Gladys Knight among honourees
Christian pop singer Amy Grant and Cuban-American composer Tania León also recognised for prestigious yearly award

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

22, Jul, 2022 @9:41 AM

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Bono tells of his secret half-brother and of family forgiveness
The U2 singer, interviewed on Desert Island Discs, describes his regrets about his teenage behaviour and explains his mocked ‘poem’ about Ukraine

Vanessa Thorpe

26, Jun, 2022 @9:00 AM

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