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Bono

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Bono was born Paul David Hewson in Dublin, Ireland on May 10, 1960, to Iris (Rankin) and Brendan Robert Hewson. He has been the lead singer of the rock band U2 since 1976. U2 has won 22 Grammy Awards to date, and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2005. Lauded by fans and critics as an outstanding performer and songwriter, Bono has also been praised by world leaders as an accomplished activist due to his powers of persuasion and knowledge of the issues. He travels extensively to give speeches and lobby politicians. Bono's career as a socially conscious musician has been shaped by childhood experiences in Ireland as well as volunteer work in Africa and South America. He married his childhood sweetheart Ali Hewson in 1982, and actress Eve Hewson is among their children. An accomplished activist in her own right, Ali Hewson once declined an invitation to run for President of Ireland because her husband "would not move to a smaller house". They live in Dublin with their four children: Jordan, Memphis Eve, Elijah Bob Patricius Guggi Q and John Abraham.Bono was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2003 for his successful efforts to relieve third world debt and promote AIDS awareness in Africa. He received the rank of Chevalier dans I'Ordre de la Legion d'Honneur (Knight in the Order of the Legion of Honor) from French President Jacques Chirac on February 28, 2003.  See full bio on IMDb »

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Bono -- Shady Passover Celebration in the Holy Land

Bono
Shady Passover Celebration in the Holy Land

U2 singer Bono celebrated Passover like a good little goy ... passing through Tel Aviv today while sporting his trademark space goggles.It's a beautiful day ... for unleavened bread. READ MORE >

Maria Shriver & Bono -- Positive Vibes

Maria Shriver & Bono
Positive Vibes

Maria Shriver found the perfect counterbalance to all the negative in her life -- a lunch date with rock music's super do-gooder Bono. Maria and the U2 front man weren't hiding from cameras either… READ MORE >

- 1955 days ago
Bulletin: Bono Removes His Shades, Shirt Too

Bulletin:
Bono Removes His Shades, Shirt Too

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. READ MORE >

- 2586 days ago
Bono, Jovi and Bill -- Who's the Bigger Rockstar!?

Bono, Jovi and Bill
Who's the Bigger Rockstar!?

It was an aging rock star convention last night as Bono, former President Bill Clinton and Jon Bon Jovi joined forces at a charity event in NYC.Fun fact: While 48-year-old Bono has over 20 Grammy… READ MORE >

- 2719 days ago
Bono -- Still Hasn't Found What He's Looking For

Bono
Still Hasn't Found What He's Looking For

While topless on the beach in St. Barts, Bono was caught searching everywhere for ... ... his misplaced colored sunglasses.  READ MORE >

- 2733 days ago
Bono Backs Cow-Cleaving Brit for Prez!

Bono
Backs Cow-Cleaving Brit for Prez!

Oprah is crazy for Obama, Madonna's mad for Hillary, but what about global do-gooder Bono? TMZ discovered that he's backing another horse entirely! We solicited the opinion of the U2 frontman on… READ MORE >

- 3148 days ago
Criss Angel's New Friend -- Bono?!

Criss Angel's New Friend
Bono?!

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! > <a… READ MORE >

- 3257 days ago
Why U2 Hasn't Made a New Album in Years

Why U2
Hasn't Made a New Album In Years

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… READ MORE >

- 3288 days ago
Naughty & Nice 2006

Naughty & Nice
2006

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- 3568 days ago
U2 and Green Day Take Shot At Bush Administration

U2 and Green Day Take Shot At Bush Administration

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… READ MORE >

- 3620 days ago

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