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Famous as :


Birth Name :

Paul David Hewson

Birth Date :

May 10, 1960

Birth Place :

Dublin, Ireland

Spouse :

Alison "Ali" Stewart (since 21-Aug-82)

Claim to fame :

Lead singer of rock band U2

Latest News

Bono Says He Wears Sunglasses Due to Glaucoma

October 17, 2014 22:40:47 GMT

reveals the real reason of his ever-present sunglasses, and turns out it's not because of a rock star affectation. During a visit to "The Graham Norton Show", the frontman says he is suffering from glaucoma that makes his eyes sensitive to light. If not treated properly, it can lead to blindness.

Bono Says U2 Is Not Advocating Free Music With Free New Album

September 30, 2014 08:12:45 GMT

's decision to make their newest album "" available for free download on iTunes has sparked criticism. Many music industry insiders are accusing the band of undermining up and coming artists by supporting free music.

Bono Working With Apple on New Music Format That Will Save Music Industry

September 19, 2014 06:35:32 GMT

teams up with Apple to save the music industry. The frontman reveals in an interview with Time that he and the company are creating a new music format that will help prevent piracy and declining sales figures.

Bono Celebrates Birthday With Pharrell Williams, Jared Leto

May 16, 2014 06:22:54 GMT

Many stars gathered at a party to celebrate 's birthday recently. Bono, who turned 54 on May 10, was joined by celebrity friends such as and in a bash which took place at manager Guy Oseary's house in Los Angeles. Bono's daughter Jordan, who coincidentally shares the same birthday with the singer, celebrated her 25th birthday alongside her father.

Video: Bono and Glen Hansard Sing Christmas Songs on Dublin Street for Charity

December 27, 2013 08:38:33 GMT

On Christmas Eve, dropped a special present for the crowd on Grafton Street in Dublin, Ireland. The frontman and fellow Irish musician Glen Hansard joined forces to serenade the lucky people with some Christmas tunes.

Bono and Charlize Theron Pay Respects at Nelson Mandela Memorial

December 11, 2013 03:53:01 GMT

and were among tens of thousands of people who attended Nelson Mandela memorial on Tuesday, December 10. Attended by more than 60 heads of state, the event which celebrated the life of the South African statesman was held at FNB Stadium in Johannesburg.

Mick Jagger, Bono and More Talk About Legendary Studio in 'Muscle Shoals' New Trailer

August 17, 2013 04:42:57 GMT

"", a music documentary from Greg "Freddy" Camalier, tells a story of one legendary recording studio of the same name that has lured many famous names in music industry. Located in a small town alongside the Tennessee River in Alabama, the studio has been the place where many chart-topping classic hits have been produced.

Bono to Make $1.5 Billion in Facebook Investment

May 18, 2012 18:54:19 GMT

is hooked deep into the stock market launch of Facebook. After putting in about $176 million since 2009, the frontman reportedly owns 2.3 percent of the shares of the social network, which could be worth more than $1.5 billion.

Lady GaGa, The Edge, Bono and Usher to Perform for Bill Clinton's Foundation

September 13, 2011 15:55:19 GMT

This year's bash for Bill Clinton's foundation would be supported by such artists as , , and 's and . Each of these "socially responsible" artists would perform at an event taking place Saturday, October 15 at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles.

U2 Singer Bono in Good Health Despite Rumors of Heart Scare

August 22, 2011 04:20:57 GMT

Contrary to swirling rumors, is in good health. While confirming that the lead singer of did go to Princess Grace Memorial Hospital while vacationing in Monaco recently, a spokeswoman shot down reports that the rocker has been rushed to the hospital after complaining of chest pains.

Smiling Maria Shriver Enjoys Lunch Date With Bono

May 27, 2011 09:09:03 GMT

Maria Shriver might have found some comfort from close friend after news broke that her estranged husband has fathered a child with their longtime housekeeper. On Thursday, May 26, the 55-year-old went on a lunch date with the frontman at The Ivy restaurant in Santa Monica, California.

Report: Lady GaGa, U2, Beyonce and More on 'Idol' Finale

May 25, 2011 15:06:41 GMT

"" is not getting enough of . The controversial singer who had mentored the Top 4 this season reportedly has been invited to perform at the May 25 live finale, and so has 's and , , , , as well the surviving members of .

Pixies Urged to Record by Bono

May 03, 2011 11:08:00 GMT

Pixies' last record, "Trompe le Monde", was released in 1991 and the band split two years later. They reunited for a series of concerts in 2004 but have yet to release a new album.

U2 on Track to Break Highest Grossing Tour Ever Record

April 09, 2011 06:13:16 GMT

Irish rockers are on track to dethrone and land the title for the highest grossing tour ever. The Rolling Stones are currently the kings of the live circuit - their "" trek brought in over $558 million between 2005 and 2007.

Jamie Kennedy Suing Yoostar for Unpaid Appearance

December 21, 2010 05:04:51 GMT

Actor has launched legal action against the bosses of a social media company over allegations they failed to honor an agreement worth $250,000. The "" star is suing Yoostar Entertainment over claims company executives hired him to make a string of personal appearances to promote the brand, which uses a new technology to allow users to insert themselves into TV and movie scenes.

Oprah Wanted Bono to Make Good TV for OWN

December 21, 2010 04:45:34 GMT

Media mogul recently invited rocker to join the ranks of celebrity presenters on her new network - because she was convinced his philanthropy work would make for good TV.

Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj, MCR, Bono to Ring In New Year With Carson Daly

December 16, 2010 04:23:39 GMT

After "'s New Year's Rockin' Eve with " revealed its crowded line-up, now it's "NBC's New Year's Eve with Carson Daly" that announces its also-star-studded musical guests. , and are booked for the annual gig.

Bono Calling for More Help on World AIDS Day

December 01, 2010 07:33:41 GMT

kicked off World AIDS Day in Australia on Wednesday, December 1 by calling on people to demand their country's government officials provide more financial help to fight the disease during the global recession.

Bono Credits Australia's Leaders for Supporting Foreign Aid Pledge

November 29, 2010 05:04:32 GMT

Rocker has taken his philanthropy Down Under - the frontman has met with Australian government officials to discuss how the country can help developing nations. The singer has long backed charity campaigns to help reduce HIV and poverty in impoverished countries, and flew to Australia last week to discuss how its government can aid the world's poor.

Bono 'Back in Form' After Spinal Surgery, Working on U2's New Album

October 26, 2010 05:05:49 GMT

rocker has assured fans that frontman has fully recovered from spinal surgery - insisting the singer is in "great shape". A back injury forced the Irish rock star to undergo the procedure last summer, prompting U2 to postpone dates on its U.S. tour.

Melanie C Takes a Jab at Reality Shows

October 23, 2010 03:12:21 GMT

Former star has criticized TV singing contests for encouraging fame hungry wannabes instead of nurturing raw talent. The singer rose to global superstardom alongside , , Melanie Brown and with the girl group in the 1990s.

Swizz Beatz Sued for $1.5 Million in Royalty Lawsuit

October 23, 2010 03:01:24 GMT

' husband is facing a lawsuit from a songwriter who alleges the producer failed to credit him on a track he worked on for rapper . Antwann Frost filed suit this week claiming he and Swizz Beatz co-produced a track called "My Drink 'n My 2 Step" in 2007 for the hip-hop star's third album "".

Bun B to Teach at Houston's Rice University

October 22, 2010 09:02:00 GMT

Rap veteran is turning teacher to school university students in his native Texas about hip-hop and religion. The legend will take charge of a course at Houston's Rice University next spring, and he's already got an action plan in place should wannabe rappers try to slip him their demo tapes during class.

U2 Working With Danger Mouse in 2011 Album

October 22, 2010 08:57:46 GMT

have recruited star Danger Mouse to produce their next album. Frontman tells fans the new release could be out early in 2011, because "it's just happening so easily".

Bono to Lauch African-Themed Clothing Range With Louis Vuitton

October 08, 2010 04:55:49 GMT

frontman is teaming up with luxury fashion label Louis Vuitton to launch an African-themed clothing range. The Irish rocker and his wife Ali Hewson set up Edun in 2005 to stimulate business in Africa, but the ethical fashion firm plunged into the red in 2009, with debts up 90 per cent from 2008, according to official documents obtained by British newspaper The Sun in August this year.

Bono Defends His Organization for Spending More Money on Wages Than Good Causes

September 24, 2010 02:56:05 GMT

A representative for 's Aids charity has spoken out after the organization came under fire for spending more money on wages than on good causes. The rocker has thrown himself into humanitarian work over the last few years and set up the ONE campaign to help fight the Aids epidemic and combat global poverty.

Tony Blair: Bono Will Make Good President

September 03, 2010 03:32:35 GMT

Former British prime minister Tony Blair is convinced Irish rocker could be running the world if he hadn't shunned politics for a career in rock music. The frontman has spent years wading into political debates and has used his star status to secure meetings with a variety of influential public figures, including Blair, former U.S. president George W. Bush, and most recently enjoying afternoon tea with Russian leader Dmitry Medvedev.

Video: Bono Having Tea and Conversation With Russian Leader

August 25, 2010 08:03:42 GMT

took a break from 's world tour duties on Tuesday, August 24 to take tea with Russian leader Dimitry Medvedev. The rocker was invited to join the President at his holiday estate near the Black Sea resort of Sochi.

Bono's Clothing Company Suffers Financial Blow

August 23, 2010 06:55:13 GMT

frontman and his wife suffered a financial blow in 2009 as their clothing company racked up $9 million in losses. The rocker and his wife Ali Hewson set up Edun in 2005 to stimulate business in Africa but accounts filed for the ethical fashion firm show it plunged into the red last year.

Bono Smoking Again During Back Surgery Recovery

August 17, 2010 09:48:43 GMT

rocker was left frustrated with his lack of willpower while recovering from emergency back surgery earlier this year - he took up smoking again to deal with his boredom. The Irish band had to postpone the North American trek of its world tour and scrap its headlining slot at Britain's Glastonbury festival in June after Bono was admitted to hospital for the operation in May.

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