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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Bono’

Kanye West Surprises Crowd At A (RED) Charity Concert In New York

Kanye West headlined a surprise concert at the heart of New York to mark the World AIDS day. West performed along with other big-name stars like U2, Bruce Springsteen, and Carrie Underwood at the (RED) charity event that was streamed live all over YouTube. Fans present at Times Square cheered as U2’s Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen, Jr. introduced “ …

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Taylor Swift’s Faulty Math Gets Smacked Down by Spotify

Taylor Swift is a big name. Her name is bigger than “Spotify.” So when Taylor Swift pulls her music from Spotify, writes an op-ed piece in a major newspaper, talks to news outlets like Yahoo Music, and generally uses her name and clout to press her side of an argument, she is going to get more press. The problem is, …

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Bono Shuts Down Taylor Swift Over Spotify

During the Web Summit Conference in Dublin last week, U2 front man Bono shared a stage with House of Cards producer Dana Brunetti and Soundcloud founder and CEO Eric Wahlflors. The segment of the conference was entitled “Movies & Music in the 21st Century.” The trio spoke with David Carr of the New York Times about “music and movies in …

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Bono on U2 / iTunes Album Giveaway: “Oops”

Bono has finally spoken out about the marketing stunt turned PR nightmare that involved giving away his band’s new album to every iTunes user, with the help of Apple. “Oops,” said Bono in reply to a question in a Facebook chat. “Can you please never release an album on iTunes that automatically downloads to peoples playlists ever again? It’s really …

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Steven Spielberg Ousts Oprah as Influential Celeb

Steven Spielberg has ousted Oprah Winfrey as the most influential celebrity in the U.S., according to an annual study conducted by Forbes magazine. It seems it was the film Lincoln that gave Spielberg the edge over Oprah. Earning him 12 Oscar nominations as well as $275 million at the box office in the U.S., it also brought in $93 million …

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Emily Greenberg Buffett Marries; Bono Sings

Emily Greenbery Buffett, Warren Buffett’s granddaughter, was married on Friday evening in Omaha Nebraska. The wedding was held at Lauritzen Garden, according to Omaha.com. Almost 300 people were in attendance for the ceremony and Warren as well as his three children were among the attendants. The head singer from the band U2 was there and sang a song to the …

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Jelly, Biz Stone’s Mysterious Startup, Reveals Bono, Al Gore, and More as Investors

On April 1st, Twitter co-founder Biz Stone confirmed that he was working on a new startup called Jelly. He was kind of forced into revealing his hand, after news of the project leaked in late March. When Stone announced the company, he said that he was going to wait to share much of the details, since “news of Jelly emerged …

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Bono: The World’s Richest Rock Star With Facebook IPO?

Bono could become the world’s richest rock musician once opening day of the Facebook IPO is closed. According to MTV News, the tech savvy rocker owns 2.3% of Facebook through his investment group, Elevation Partners. Bono bought the shares back in 2009, shelling up $90 million. A wise investment. His share could be worth over $1.5 billion after today. Going …

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Facebook IPO Will Make Bono Richest Rockstar In The Galaxy

It’s expected that Facebook’s IPO is going to make a lot of people rich and richer whenever those shares hit the stock market. One person who will fall into the latter category is U2 frontman Bono, whose stocks in Facebook are about to propel him atop the heap of richest rockstars in the world. Bono, who’s also recognized for his …

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