A new album from U2 will reportedly hit shelves some time next year, according to the Irish band's U.K. label, Mercury Records. The disc will arrive five years after after 'No Line on the Horizon,' which has been certified platinum in the United States and was nominated for the Best Rock Album Grammy at the 52nd annual Grammy Awards but ultimately lost to Green Day's '21st Century Breakdown.'
Let's offer a big happy birthday to U2 singer Bono and wife Ali Hewson's daughter Eve. She celebrated turning 21 Saturday in Las Vegas with a big night out with her parents that included dinner at Tao Las Vegas, a couple of magnums of Dom Perignon champagne delivered to a private table at 10ak at the Mirage -- and Bono and Ali slipping the DJ there a CD of them singing Lady Gaga's 'Telephone' to accompany the champagne as Dad got on the mic to wish his daughter a special one.
Now here's a roller coaster of a day: an American family vacationing in Ireland recently suffered a terrible scare when they realized they'd lost a bag containing their passports -- and then they were elated to discover that it had been found by U2 guitarist the Edge, who had it delivered to them ... with an autographed CD.
U2 have experienced mass success that only a few bands could ever dream of matching, let alone exceeding. The Irish rockers embarked on the most successful world tour in history from 2009 to 2011, performing 110 shows across five continents during their U2 360° run. U2 showed their appreciation to fans by letting members of U2.com decide the final tracklisting for their new live album, 'U22.'
U2 singer Bono paid musical tribute to the late mother of guitarist the Edge on Saturday during a funeral service at the Presbyterian Church in Dublin, Ireland. Gwenda Evans was in her late 70s when she passed away last Monday (June 11) at St. Francis Hospice after battling an unspecified illness. It's not known what Bono performed, but he was spotted leaving the church carrying a guitar case.
Democracy icon Aung San Suu Kyi, who was recently freed after nearly 15 years of house arrest and allowed to collect her 1991 Nobel Peace Prize in person, is having a pretty good week -- and it's set to continue today (June 18), when she flies to Dublin on Bono's private jet for an all-star Amnesty International concert.