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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

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Bono Reacts After U2's Tour Manager Was Found Dead in Hotel Room

May 27, 2015 18:42:59 GMT

and his bandmates are mourning the loss of their manager. Dennis Sheehan who had managed the band's tour for more than 30 years was found unconscious in his room at the Sunset Marquis Hotel in Los Angeles in early Wednesday morning, May 27.

Video: Bono Spoofs Bike Accident With Jimmy Fallon, Busks With U2 in Subway Station

May 09, 2015 17:53:51 GMT

returned to "" on Friday night, May 8. The Irish rocker spoofed his bike accident in November, which caused the cancellation of his week-long residency with on the late-night show. He teamed up with to recreate the accident, but with an added twist.

Bono Still Can't Play Guitar Five Months After Cycling Accident

April 30, 2015 11:24:39 GMT

More than five months after suffering injury due to cycling accident, still cannot play guitar. He said in an interview with The New York Times, though he has returned performing on stage, he is still unable to bend two of his fingers after the unfortunate.

Bono Says He May Never Play Guitar Again After Bike Accident

January 02, 2015 15:56:43 GMT

is worried that he may not be able to play guitar again after he injured himself in a bike crash at Central Park in November. "Recovery has been more difficult than I thought... As I write this, it is not clear that I will ever play guitar again," he wrote in a lengthy message on 's official website. "The band have reminded me that neither they nor Western civilization are depending on this."

Bono Spotted Sporting Arm Cast as He Celebrates Christmas With Friends

December 25, 2014 03:34:28 GMT

is still recovering from his injuries following a nasty bicycle accident but it apparently doesn't dampen his spirit to enjoy the holiday season. The Irish rocker was spotted heading out for a Christmas celebration with friends on Wednesday, December 24, showing a cast on his left arm for the first time.

Bono, Shia LaBeouf, Robin Thicke Make It Onto GQ's List of 'Least Influential People'

November 25, 2014 06:11:43 GMT

GQ magazine released their annual list of "Least Influential People" on Monday, November 24. This year's list features and , , , and CNN in addition to popular names in politics such as President Obama and Sarah Palin.

Matt Damon, Ben Affleck and More Stars Appear in Bono's Powerful Ebola PSA

November 20, 2014 03:57:46 GMT

The One Campaign, co-founded by 's frontman , released on its website on Wednesday, November 19 a powerful PSA about the growing Ebola crisis starring celebrities including Bono himself, and . In the chilling PSA, the stars appear completely silent as they stare into the camera.

Bono Requires Intensive Therapy After Bike Accident

November 20, 2014 02:51:06 GMT

suffers from serious injuries following a "high energy bicycle accident" over the weekend at the Central Park. On Wednesday, November 19, his doctor revealed the extent of Bono's injuries which included multiple fractures on his arm and face, adding that he would need intensive therapy.

Jimmy Fallon Transforms Into Bono, Performs U2's 'Desire' on 'Tonight Show'

November 19, 2014 03:17:10 GMT

found a way to keep 's fans entertained after the band delayed their week-long residency on "". During the Monday, November 17 episode of the late-night show, the host transformed himself into frontman and covered a song from the Irish group's catalog.

U2's 'Tonight Show' Residency Postponed as Bono Needs Surgery due to Cycling Accident

November 17, 2014 04:29:19 GMT

was forced to postpone their residency on "" after frontman had a cycling accident in New York. The band's Adam Clayton, and Larry Mullen Jr. announced the unfortunate news in a statement posted on their website on Sunday, November 16.

Bono Opens Up About Mid-Air Learjet Mishap, Worries About Cows With Sore Heads

November 15, 2014 05:23:15 GMT

has opened up about the incident he and his bandmates had when they were traveling to Germany earlier this week. The Irish rockers were flying in a private plane from Dublin to Berlin to attend the 2014 Bambi Awards when the rear door of the aircraft fell off at about 15,000 feet above the German countryside.

Bono's Plane Avoids Accident as Door Falls Off Mid-Air

November 13, 2014 09:22:34 GMT

avoided a plane disaster in a recent flight to Germany. According to Daily Mail, the tailgate of the Learjet 60 D-CGEO carrying the member and his four friends became detached on German coast during a two-hour flight from Dublin, Ireland to Berlin on Wednesday, November 12.

Bono Defends Spotify, Wants Record Labels to Be More 'Transparent'

November 08, 2014 05:06:45 GMT

After removed her music from Spotify and later accused it of not fairly compensating artists, came to the streaming service's defence. The frontman also called out record labels and even said that Spotify and other similar platforms actually helped musicians get their music heard.

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.

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