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Chelsea Clinton

U2 Will Get Searched Before Concert

8/1/2015 8:32 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0801-chelsea-clinton-splash-01Chelsea Clinton got wanded just like everyone else at the U2 concert in NYC.

The daughter of presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and hubby Marc Mezvinsky showed up Friday night at Madison Square Garden, and she flashed a faint smile as guards looked for contraband.

It's even more amusing because Chelsea was also there with Eve Hewson, Bono's daughter.

Everyone's created equal at U2 concerts.

U2 Tour Manager

Dies in L.A. Hotel Room

5/27/2015 8:46 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF


U2's longtime tour manager died early Wednesday morning in Los Angeles ... just as the band kicked off a week-long string of concerts in the city.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... Dennis Sheehan was found unconscious in his room at the Sunset Marquis Hotel. We're told paramedics were called to Sheehan's hotel room around 5:30 AM for a reported cardiac arrest. He was pronounced dead on the scene.

Sheehan -- who was in his late 60s -- has been U2's tour manager for more than 30 years.

His death came just hours after the curtain went down on U2's first of 5 concerts at the Forum in L.A.

Sheehan's been all over the rock n' roll scene since the '70s. In addition to U2 ... he worked with rock legends like Led Zeppelin, Iggy Pop, Patti Smith and Lou Reed.

The Edge

Too Close to the Edge

Big Fall

5/15/2015 6:48 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

The Edge still can't find what he's looking for ... in this case, the rest of the stage.

U2 opened up its "Innocence + Experience" world tour Thursday in Vancouver. As the band played its iconic hit, "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For" ... Edge went flying offstage.

After the show he posted he was fine, writing, "Didn't see the edge, I'm ok!! #U2ieTour." Looks like his arm is badly scraped.

The band is already operating at less than 100% -- Bono suffered a terrible bike accident in NYC last November that required two surgeries. 


The Edge on New U2 Music -- We're Tryin'

11/22/2010 11:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
U2's The Edge tells us he and the band are still hard at work ... but insists it's "hard to tell" when the band is set to drop their long-awaited, super-hyped up new album.

New U2 Album

For months, U2 fans have been waiting for the release of a new album reportedly produced by Danger Mouse.

But this weekend in NY, we asked the always friendly rocker when the band would be dropping some new stuff -- and dude didn't sound too optimistic.

Tiger Woods -- Distracted Husband

12/18/2009 8:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
So we've gotten to the bottom of the picture we posted earlier today -- showing Tiger Woods with a woman at a U2 concert in October. The good news -- Tiger was with wife, Elin Nordegren. The bad news, while she was smiling away, he was texting someone.

Tiger Woods -- Distracted Husband

Wonder who was on the receiving end?

Tiger Woods All Up In Tony Romo's Box

12/17/2009 2:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Super secret party guy Tiger Woods didn't just sneak away to hang out with cocktail waitresses -- he also came out of his cave to watch one of the biggest bands in the world ... from the vantage point of an NFL superstar's box seats.

TMZ has obtained photos of Tiger and Tony Romo hanging out in the quarterback's box at Cowboys Stadium during a U2 concert back in October.

The blonde woman next to Tiger doesn't appear to be his wife, Elin Nordegren -- which begs the question, do you think she knew where he was that night?


Bono Removes His Shades, Shirt Too

9/2/2009 5:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
While vacationing in St. Barts on Wednesday, Bono did the unthinkable and took off ... his shades!!!!


With his eyes and moobs exposed, the 49-year-old is almost unrecognizable.

Eddie Vedder

Can't Find a Better

Karaoke Man

2/6/2009 7:39 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
When most people sing karaoke, it sounds worse than a Jessica Simpson concert -- but Eddie Vedder from Pearl Jam doing it to "Where the Streets Have No Name" in an Arizona bar ain't half bad.


Criss Angel's New Friend


11/1/2007 9:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
He's already allegebedded Cameron Diaz and Britney Spears, but Criss Angel's got a new wingman in the most unlikely of people -- U2 frontman Bono!

The magician and the rocker were caught partying together at PURE Nightclub at a pre-Halloween costume bash, though neither of them wore anything out of the ordinary ... well, not for them.

UFC fighter Quinton "Rampage" Jackson was hanging with Angel as well.

Why U2

Hasn't Made a New Album In Years

10/1/2007 4:17 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
TMZ caught up with half of U2 over the weekend, and we may have gotten the scoop as to why the band hasn't produced a new album since 2004's "How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb." Bono's terse but perfectly rational answer: "Edge has got to restring his guitars."

Judging from the rather giddy laughter that followed his answer, it's also possible that Bono was just joking, or speaking some wink-winky language only understood by Irish musicians.

As ever, The Edge -- David Howell Evans himself -- who joined Bono at the Clinton Global Initiative event, had very little to say about the matter.

And the MTV Nominees Are...

8/7/2007 3:47 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
MTV AwardsAh, the Music Video Awards ... the one time each year when MTV actually bothers to play videos.

MTV just released its list of 2007 nominees, and there are few surprises. Proving that what goes around comes around, Justin Timberlake and bootylicious Beyonce lead the VMA pack with seven nominations each. Also up for multiple nominations: Kanye West, Rihanna and rehabbing whiner, Amy Winehouse.

U2 and Green Day were nominated for Best Collaboration for "The Saints Are Coming," to benefit Hurricane Katrina victims. And Linkin Park -- remember them? -- picked up three nominations for Best Group, Director and Editing.

Biggest shocker? A Best Video nod for French electro duo Justice -- does the TRL tween set even know who the hell they are? Parlez vous Francais?

U2 and Green Day Take Shot At Bush Administration

11/3/2006 1:05 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

While Bono has received accolades from Republican (and Democrats, but that's expected) for his in depth knowledge of economics and world heath affairs, gained by first hand, on the ground experience as well as some obvious studying up on the issues. Politicians of all stripes are more than happy to get photo ops with a rock star, but it's easier for them when the rock star is informed to the level of St. Bono. And, there's no question that Bono's Bible approach to the poverty and AIDS issues made it easier to gain access to certain Republicans on Capitol Hill. Some say there is another reason Bono has been embraced by the White House and other national Republicans: his refusal to speak out on the Iraq war.

Green Day and U2

Indeed, Bono has had to address some behind the scenes sneers and snickering from the rock elite on his decision to stay silent on the issue. The singer has basically admitted to not talking about Iraq so he can continue to remain "non-partisan" in order to continue to lobby DC on behalf of "the world's poor." By any measure, he's been successful in the latter and for the most part, outside of a fund raising concert for Iraqi civilian refugees, has steered clear of the issue. He's had unprecedented access (for a rock star) to the President and gained quite a few fans in the White House. But, that cozy relationship may become a bit strained when the folks at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue see the video for U2's and Green Day's new take on the Skids' "The Saints Are Coming", which is part of a fund raising effort for the Gulf Coast region still recovering from the effects of Hurricane Katrina.

During the video, now circulating on YouTube, the bands overlay images of both concert footage and scenes from New Orleans with some CNN-style news tickers announcing a imaginary headline saying "US Iraq Troops Redeployed to New Orleans." The obvious faux news ticker is being seen by some as a slam at not only the Administration's response to Katrina, but to the war in Iraq. Is there a suggestion here that had more of the troops been home they could have been used to rescue Katrina victims much sooner than they were?

I don't think the message is quite that literal. My guess is that what the bands, via this video, are trying to say is that if we can spend billions in "rebuilding" Iraq, the U.S. could have found the money and resources to get those people out earlier and bulk up the rebuilding effort, which in places like the 9th Ward of New Orleans is amazingly still lacking. Either interpretation is certain to rankle Bush loyalists who no doubt would rather have these guys just shut up and sing. Of course, with the way things are going these days some issues kind of speak for themselves - so the politicos might be quite happy with changing to the subject from actual reality to the machinations of rock stars.

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