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  1. From the album: U2 ie PHX 2015

    © Rocío Preciado

  2. PSN

    The End

    From the album: U2 i+e Rogers Arena

    © All rights reserved - NVI Photography

  3. jadmix

    BONOPOLY

    From the album: picpics

    A game I have invented, based on a popular property board game with a similar name. Bonopoly, where the streets have no name.
  4. gary-paul

    U2 x 4

    From the album: U2 & Me.......

    various photos from meeting U2

    © Gary Paul

  5. febottini

    Where's Bono? (Merged)

    http://youtu.be/ovLblErZ7KE
  6. Wouldn't it be fantastic if she did?!? She's amazing. She's earned it. Like U2 she's post-punk without being confined by it: she takes pain and anger and makes intimacy and love. U2, please make it happen!
  7. U2 are planning an arena tour next year, frontman Bono has confirmed. The Dublin rockers are excited about going out on the road to promote new album 'Songs of Innocence' but do not want to play vast outdoor spaces this time around. Bono told Absolute Radio's Christian O'Connell: "We're gonna be touring. We're gonna start next year. We're gonna try and play the O2 and places like that, more indoors that outdoors this time, but we'll see where it takes us. "It's exciting. We'll be coming your way and these songs are the songs that, I think... I think they will play themselves." The 54-year-old rocker - who has daughters Jordan, 25, and Memphis, 23, and sons Elijah, 15, and John, 13, with wife Ali - admitted it takes a lot for the group to tour these days and they will only do so if they are truly proud of their new material. He said: "Only if the songs are great can you bear leaving home. We all have families and mates and... so you know, you're looking for 11 great reasons to leave home and I think we've got them. "You know what it's like now, it's like a whole city goes on the road with us. Our kids go out on the road, they get excited about it. It's like... yeah, it's kind of a whole... Dublin goes on the road." From: Irish Examiner
  8. febottini

    Bono and Malala

    From the album: U2 - 2013

    The Ambassador of Conscience Award 2013 in Dublin
  9. From the album: Lance A Schart

    The first time I met Bono, outside HQ on a "dirty day in Dublin Town", December 1999.

    © Lance A Schart

  10. From the album: Lance A Schart

    Bono hugging my wife at HQ, the day he lost his laptop while recording The Million Dollar Hotel soundtrack.

    © Lance A Schart

  11. electricco

    Killiney 92'

    From the album: MyU2Collections

    Killiney Hill Killiney Bay ... 1992
  12. Anjana

    Is Bono songwriting?

    From the album: Song Trek

    despite the advance of technology, the star travellers had never encountered a life form like Bono

    © image from google, photoshopped by Bones

  13. The Cannes Lions Festival is a ‘creative conference’ which brings together heavy hitters in the worlds of advertising and branding. Terry Savage, Chairman of the festival, said, “Bono has used his celebrity status to successfully establish a global brand, through which he has built unique relationships with other such brands, to raise awareness and funds for the fight against AIDS and achieve greater good for humankind.” Accepting his award, the U2 frontman (54) took part in a 45 minute interview with Apple Senior Vice President of Design Jonathan Ive, discussing the impact and success of (RED). Speaking from the stage, Bono urged brands to create “big marketing campaigns” to help (RED) eradicate AIDS and appealed for their help in determining an AIDS free-future. Co-founded by Bono and Bobby Shriver in 2006, (RED) is a creative fusion of branding, activism and philanthropy that has generated almost €200 million for the fight against AIDS in Africa. (RED) joins forces with some of the world’s most recognisable brands, such as Coco Cola, Starbucks and Bank of America, which contribute up to 50% of profits from (RED) branded goods and services to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS TB and Malaria for HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment services Apple is (RED)’s largest corporate contributor; the record-breaking (RED) Design Auction curated by Jonathan Ive and Marc Newson in 2013 raising €10 million alone. Bono remarked to the audience "Apple is so f***ing annoyingly quiet about the fact they've raised $75M for (RED).” Thanks largely to the work of (RED), The Global Fund has been able to support more than 40 million people, offering prevention, treatment, counselling, HIV testing and care services. From: Independent.ie
  14. gary-paul

    More for my collection

    From the album: U2 & Me.......

    getting my books (3) signed

    © gary Paul

  15. Bono and the Edge will contribute a handful of songs to Once director John Carney's upcoming film, Sing Street, which takes place in Dublin in the 1980s and tells the story of a teenager who starts a band after switching from private to public school. "[T]hey already have been extremely helpful in discussing the musical aspect of the film and what the sound is going to be like," Carney tells Rolling Stone. "It's going to be set in the Eighties; obviously U2 were extremely prolific then, so they'll bring that, and they’ve just been great sounding boards. Bono has been very helpful with character and story as I've sort of pitched the project to him over the last few months." While Bono has helped Carney flesh out Sing Street's story, the director noted that the singer wasn't exactly pulling from his own experiences of forming U2 while still in high school. Still, Carney praised Bono's knack for story, which he believes comes not just from a love of film, but from his storied music career as well. "I think a lot of musicians know about story, because I think a gig is a story," Carney said. "And I think that an album is a story, and most people that write albums have some sense of a three act structure. So he's been very helpful with how much music he's done, but also I think he watches movies closely. He's been helpful with beginning with a strong opening scene and character development. He's just generally a guy that knows his movies." Carney added that Bono and the Edge won't appear in the movie itself, and while their official role or level of involvement remains to be seen, the director said they will likely serve as some sort of executive musical producers, and pen two or three tracks for the film. U2 certainly know a thing or two about writing for movies too: The band scored their second Oscar nod for Best Original Song last year for "Ordinary Love" from Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom. Rolling Stone
  16. Bono will receive the first Cannes LionHeart Award, from Cannes Lions Intenational Festival of Creativity, for his work on (RED). “Bono has used his celebrity status to successfully establish a global brand, through which he has built unique relationships with other such brands, to raise awareness and funds for the fight against AIDS and achieve greater good for humankind,” says Terry Savage, Chairman of Lions Festivals. “We are delighted and privileged that Bono will share his inspirational story with our Cannes Lions delegates and we look forward to presenting him with the first Cannes LionHeart in recognition of his achievements.” Bono will be presented with the Cannes LionHeart on 21 June. Besides, Bono will join Jonathan Ive, Apple designer, in a conversation to discuss the success of (RED) and it’s collaboration with global partners. More info: Cannes Lion
  17. sebcossart

    BONO STREET ART

    From the album: PAINTING

    my new painting in progress, a street art

    © ARTKOS

  18. You can hear the exclusive premiere of the studio demo version of Roy Orbinson's "She's A Mystery To Me" featuring Bono, who co-wrote the song with The Edge. This track is part of the upcoming deluxe reissue of "Mystery Girl" album. You can find more info and listen to the song here: http://www.guitaraficionado.com/hear-exclusive-roy-orbison-song-shes-mystery-to-me-bono.html
  19. Bono, Edge, Paul Simon and Paul McGuinness have gathered to pay a tribute to Seamus Heaney, the famous poet who died last year. A 16m sq work, titled “Out of the Marvellous”, which was commissioned by Amnesty International and part funded by the rockstars, will hang from the ceiling of Dublin Airport's terminal 2. He was a great supporter of the human rights organization for more than 30 years. Bono said Seamus should be an inspiration to people on their travels. “With my life, I pass through a lot of airports. Seamus' poems are my companion on every journey... they come with me wherever I go. Now, when any of us travel - be it leaving our home, or our visitors returning to their own homes, Seamus will be there to bid us all farewell." Edge also said he was an inspiration to the band. "Seamus Heaney was an inspiration to our band - as well as to politicians, artists, dreamers and all in between, from every corner of the world. I love the idea that the words of this great poet - and Sis' beautiful tapestry - will send travellers from Ireland and beyond safely on their way 'out of the marvellous." More info: Belfast Telegraph
  20. Popodiah

    Grooms Cake

    From the album: Popodiah's U2 Pics

    This is a photo of the groom's cake my wife surprised me with at our wedding on 10/7/13. The first album I ever bought was The Joshua Tree, back in the summer of 1988 (still my all time favorite album, One Tree Hill's still my all time favorite song). Printed on a sheet of fondant is the setlist of the concert they played in Belgium on The Joshua Tree Tour on my birthday. The cake was made by Patisserie Angelica in Sebastapool, California. I was even more surprised than I was when U2 busted out Electric Co, An Cat Dubh, Gloria & The Ocean on the Vertigo tour!
  21. Two of the world’s foremost design pioneers, Sir Jonathan Ive, KBE, and Marc Newson, CBE, have collaborated with musician and philanthropist Bono to organize a (RED) Auction celebrating the very best of design and innovation. Jony and Marc have spent the past year and a half curating the collection, which comprises objects from disciplines as diverse as space travel and lighting design to contemporary art and rare automobiles, all unified and distinguished by their excellence and innovation. Proceeds from the 23 November 2013 sale at Sotheby’s New York will benefit the Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. 
 Sir Jonathan Ive, Senior Vice President of Design at Apple, said, “It's been a fantastic honor to curate this collection of objects with Marc for the auction at Sotheby's. Each piece represents the value of thoughtful design. What we create for each other is not only a comment on our culture but of course in many ways defines it. (RED) is making a difference in the lives of millions of people and we're humbled to make this contribution to such an important and worthy cause." "It's been a thrilling journey for Jony and me to curate this collection of pieces that celebrate extraordinary design that we love, that transcends all boundaries of time and place. These objects were each conceived to resolve a singularly focused challenge, yet have subsequently achieved a cultural significance that's above and beyond their initial functionality. Each object and the process of creating it conveys a rich set of human values, so it seems fitting that they should be auctioned with a different sense of human value in mind, to raise as much as possible to help people's lives today," said Marc Newson. “We'd like to thank our partners for their sincere generosity and for giving so gladly and willingly.” The auction will feature icons of design selected by Jony and Marc, works that were personally customized by the pair and, finally, two new and unique items created by Ive and Newson specifically for this special benefit event. Leading the auction are the two items designed in their entirety by Jony and Marc – a unique Leica Digital Rangefinder Camera, which is, in and of itself, a feat of extraordinary engineering, and a unique aluminum desk produced by Neal Feay Studios. Joining these editions labeled 01/01 and specifically produced for the (RED) Auction are: a Steinway & Sons Parlor Grand Piano and a 2012 Range Rover, both customized by Jony and Marc; a unique version of Hermès’ iconic Cavale saddle created in red leather with custom red stitching; a one-of-a-kind pair of classic Apple EarPods in solid rose gold; a Russian cosmonaut suit; a pair of Damien Hirst ‘Spin Chairs’ designed by Jasper Morrison; a custom Jaeger-LeCoultre Atmos “561” Clock with unique red accents created for the auction; and a Dom Pérignon Œnothèque 1966 Magnum with custom red foil label, red ice bucket cooler and limited edition protective case. Bono said, “When you think of Jony and Marc, you think of design which is both iconic and sublime. Those two words can be applied to the unique collection of objects on the auction block this November. Each bang of that hammer will be raising critical dollars to fight AIDS…by getting medication to mothers with HIV which means they will not pass the virus on to their newborns.” The more than 40 auction items have been captured by renowned photographer and filmmaker Andrew Zuckerman for a limited-edition auction catalogue designed by designer and illustrator Richard Allan. The publication features introductory essays by actor, poet and author Stephen Fry and Bono, as well as commentary from Jony and Marc. The November 23 event follows the original (RED) auction held at Sotheby’s New York in February 2008, the most significant charity auction ever held, which raised over $40 million to fight AIDS in Africa. 
Organized by Bono and Damien Hirst, the auction included works donated by Banksy, Anish Kapoor, Marc Quinn, Georg Baselitz and Howard Hodgkin, among others, and set records for 17 artists. Oliver Barker, Deputy Chairman of Sotheby’s Europe and the auctioneer for both the 2008 and upcoming (RED) auction, said, “The (RED) sale of 2008 provided the benchmark for auctions of this nature and once again we will be presenting a unique collaboration; this time with the dream-team of Sir Jonathan Ive and Marc Newson. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to acquire objects of singular design excellence and innovation, and simultaneously raise much needed funds for the fight against AIDS.” Highlights from the sale will travel to London and Hong Kong in advance of the sale before the entire collection goes on public exhibition in New York beginning 18 November. Learn more about the second (RED) Auction through our Twitter hashtag #REDatSothebys. Additional highlights and details to be revealed over the next several months. From: (RED) More information: Sotheby´s Photos by Andrew Zuckerman
  22. Forbes has posted a big interview with Bono and Bill Gates. The article is about their humanitarian work, ONE, RED, AIDS, Africa... It´s already online in the site but it will be also available in the issue of the magazine on December 2. It´s quite big so I thought it was better not to post it here, just the link. However, the last question is very interesting because Bono mentions U2. So here it is: Forbes: Last question. There’s a lot of pressure on you guys, as people expect big things. Do your amazing first acts create self-imposed pressure for your second acts? Bono: I haven’t left my day job yet, though there’s always this possibility when U2 puts out an album that no one will be there to buy it. And according to my band, if I keep doing these type of events, that’s going to be closer than we thought. I have a tricky one, you know, because I have to balance being an artist, which is my gift, and being this salesperson. In U2, I sell melodies, I sell songs. Here I try to sell ideas, but I have to believe in them, and then I’m a pretty good salesman. There is a huge pressure in not wanting to screw up the position that you’ve been put in. I do feel that, and I know that everyone in ONE feels that and everyone in RED feels that, because we’re serving. Though Nelson Mandela asked us to serve and Desmond Tutu threatened us on a regular basis that if we stop serving we wouldn’t go to heaven, the pressure is internal, as Bill says. In this kind of work you do see people crack under that because these are matters of life and death a lot of the time. So it’s lucky that we get to, Bill and myself, drink heavily. That’s a joke. But we actually do have a lot of fun doing this. It’s very exciting to see the progress that’s been made in the last ten years. And you get to hang out with Warren Buffett, who is a comedian. You can read the full article here. Photo: Glen Davis
  23. gary-paul

    Blah Blah Blah

    From the album: U2 & Me.......

    talking away about.....

    © Gary Paul

  24. gary-paul

    lol-ing with Bono

    From the album: U2 & Me.......

    I can't actually remember what we were laughing about.....

    © Gary Paul

  25. After helping to found MTV, Tom Freston reigned as C.E.O. of Viacom. But it was never his natural habitat. Bono recalls how he cheered when Freston (V.F.’s Man in Kabul) left, in 2006—then promptly recruited him to become chairman of One and (Red), organizations fighting extreme poverty and AIDS in Africa. Was I the only person in the world who punched the air when Tom Freston was forced out of One Astor Plaza, headquarters of Viacom? I should have been sobbing, like most of the hundreds of colleagues and staff who worked for him. His exit was not good for the audiovisual music business (i.e., MTV) or for the other Viacom companies, which would cry for imaginative leadership as they faced a life without the Walt Disney of Pop Culture. But I punched the air because I had sensed for some time that this magnificent man, this satellite cowboy, this pioneer of communications, had long since been ready to ride off into a much more satisfying sunset than nail-biting box-office returns and Nielsen ratings. Tom Freston’s world has never been just the Northern Hemisphere, the safety of the corporate office or multiplex. This man has been on a magic-carpet ride since his early 20s, his intellectual curiosity leading him everywhere he wanted to go but shouldn’t. He had lived in India and Afghanistan for years, making and losing his first fortune, before he joined the start-up that became MTV. For some time I had wanted—needed—his brain to go to work for the poorest of the poor. One and (Red), the organizations I helped set up, were blessed with influence and access, part of a movement helping to generate billions of dollars for vaccines, ARVs, bed nets, schools, wells, food security, etc. But what did I know about building organizations of hundreds of people in seven cities? “Are you asking will I come work for you?,” Tom said when I began the campaign of recruitment harassment. “No! We all want to go work for you,” I replied. “Your genius is not just innovative thinking but innovative leadership and the structures that are necessary for creative people to succeed.” Tom was already up to his knees in some of these issues, quietly supporting an orphanage in Burma and many other good works. Before he gave me an answer he asked to go to Washington, D.C. I think he wanted to discover the quality of the people in our U.S. headquarters and assess how lawmakers felt about them. After three days, he called me from his hotel, mildly traumatized by the scale, the stakes, and the jeopardy involved in organizations trying to change bad policy and protect good policy by appealing to both sides of a very fractious political aisle, not to mention corporate America and the public. “In all my years of traveling through Afghanistan and Iran,” he exclaimed, “hell, I’ve never felt like emptying a whole mini-bar. I’m lying here on my bed staring at the ceiling thinking, this is some mad hill to climb. I want to help you people climb it.” They say a genius record producer is the guy in the room when someone writes their best song. I disagree. It’s being in the room and showing them how. When Tom Freston walks through the door, somehow everybody else gets a whole lot better. Vanity Fair