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Posts Tagged ‘U2’

The Last Word:
Irish American Agitation in the Age of Trump

U2, Aodhán Ó Ríordáin, and the Irish trying to save America. ℘℘℘ In autumn 2017, U2 released their 14th studio album, Songs of Experience. Critical reception on the album was mixed – was it a superstar older rock band’s attempt at political relevance, or a late-career classic infused with the urgency of Brexit, Trump, andRead more..

Bono Named Among Glamour’s Women of the Year

U2 lead and lifelong humanitarian Bono was named among Glamour magazine’s ten Women of the Year in November, breaking a 26-year-long precedent of honoring, naturally, women. The magazine wrote that, while for years the Women of the Year advisory board, which is made up of past winners and Glamour editors, “put the kibosh on namingRead more..

Weekly Comment:
What Do You Get When You
Cross a Ukulele with U2?
Something Magnificent

Some puns are born great (Daddy tomato is walking. Baby tomato can’t walk so fast. Daddy tomato turns to baby tomato, squishes him, says “catch up!”), some puns achieve greatness (What’s Forrest Gump’s password? 1forrest1), others have greatness thrust upon them (That time when you’re walking down the sidewalk and someone says “That’s where GlenRead more..

U2 Win Big at Grammys

U2 was the big winner at the 48th Annual Grammy Awards, held February 8, 2006. The Irish supergroup won all five awards for which they were nominated, including Album of the Year for How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb. In winning five awards the band edged out favorites Mariah Carey. whose comeback album The EmancipationRead more..

When Bono Met Jenna

Last May, a horde of celebrities showed up at Madison Square Garden in New York to enjoy a spectacular U2 concert (part of their Vertigo tour). Prior to launching into the song “Miracle Drag,” Bono gave a shout out to one of Irish America’s previous Top 100 honorees, Dr. Kevin Cahill, infectious-disease specialist and formerRead more..

U2 Prepares to Drop “Bomb”

After recording, and then misplacing (the demo disappeared during a photo shoot) their long-awaited new album How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb, U2 are finally delivering the goods. The band releases the record on November 23 and is reportedly collaborating with director Jim Sheridan on videos for the new songs. Four years have passed sinceRead more..

Bono Honored by MLK Center

Bono, lead singer for the musical U2, humanitarian and activist, received one of The King Center’s highest honors during its annual Salute To Greatness Awards Dinner on January 17. “We are fortunate this year to honor Bono for exemplifying many of the qualities that my husband, Martin, indicated were imperative to moving our society intoRead more..

Bono Portrait Unveiled

Bono looked admiringly at the soft white portrait painted by one of today’s greatest Irish painters, Louis le Brocquy, an artist whom Bono has admired since he was 13, at an unveiling at the National Gallery of Ireland in Dublin. The U2 frontman described le Brocquy as “one of the grandmasters of European painting.” TheRead more..

Bono Nominated for Nobel

He’s been nominated for Oscars, was recently awarded the French Legion d’Honneur, and won dozens of Grammies and other prestigious music awards. So it really isn’t a big deal that U2 lead singer Bono has now been nominated for a little thing called the Nobel Peace Prize, is it? Think again. “It’s just a hugeRead more..

First Word: The Hands That Built America

“Oh my love, it’s a long way we’ve come.” – U2, “The Hands That Built America” ℘℘℘ I’m glad I read Pete Hamill’s book Forever before I saw the movie Gangs of New York. While I enjoyed the movie, the real story of the Five Points and the beginnings of New York City, which reallyRead more..