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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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Bono, don’t be ashamed of U2, they put on a great show | Rebecca Nicholson
For razzle-dazzle they can’t be beaten and we could all do with more of it these days

Rebecca Nicholson

22, Jan, 2022 @3:00 PM

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What links Scarlett Johansson to the football fan with the flare up his bum?
Take a trip down the rabbit hole, passing a porcupine punk rocker, Diego Maradona and a Booker winner

Larry Ryan

22, Jan, 2022 @1:00 PM

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Can’t stand U2? Nor can Bono
The singer has announced that he hates the band’s name, most of their songs, and the sound of his own voice. Is this just an attempt to win new fans?

19, Jan, 2022 @2:17 PM

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Red Hot at 30: how compilations used big music stars to combat Aids
Over three decades, artists like David Bowie, Madonna and George Michael all gave their names, and music, to a project that aimed to shine a light for those who needed it most

Jim Farber

25, Sep, 2020 @7:25 AM

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Why Marc Bolan was 'the perfect pop star', by Elton John, U2 and more
The T Rex singer captivated generations with his strutting music and hyper-sexual charisma. As a tribute album is released, stars explain why he is glam’s greatest icon

Alexis Petridis

04, Sep, 2020 @5:00 AM

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U2's 40 greatest songs – ranked!
As Bono turns 60, we look back at how the Irish greats turned scratchy post-punk into a stadium-filling proposition – and continue to move with the times

Alexis Petridis

21, May, 2020 @11:05 AM

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Amy Winehouse's stilettos in Island Records auction for coronavirus
Handwritten lyrics by Bono, Annie Lennox and Portishead’s Beth Gibbons will also come under the hammer

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

14, May, 2020 @10:38 AM

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Bono helps Ireland’s search for coronavirus medical supplies
U2 singer lobbies South Korean president and corporate bosses to secure equipment

Rory Carroll Ireland correspondent

13, Apr, 2020 @1:18 PM

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'Sing across rooftops': Bono writes coronavirus song dedicated to Italy
Let Your Love Be Known, the U2 frontman’s first new music since 2017, was a St Patrick’s Day gift to quarantined Italians singing to each other from balconies

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

18, Mar, 2020 @8:30 AM

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U2 review – who knew stadium rock didn't need constant reinvention?
Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane
World’s biggest band bring Joshua Tree tour to Australia for first time, but the music shines brighter without added spectacle

Ben Smee

13, Nov, 2019 @3:14 AM

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Australian U2 fans find what they’re looking for at conference to mark Joshua Tree tour
Film director Richard Lowenstein, academics and fans to attend Sydney edition of the U2 Conference – with or without the band

Stephanie Convery

14, Oct, 2019 @3:02 AM

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