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Paul David Hewson (born 10 May 1960), most commonly known by his stage name Bono (/ˈbɒnoʊ/ BON-oh), is an Irish singer, musician, and humanitarian best known for being the main vocalist of the Dublin-based rock band U2. Bono was born and raised in Dublin, Ireland, and attended Mount Temple Comprehensive School where he met his future wife, Alison Stewart, and the future members of U2. Bono writes almost all U2 lyrics, often using political, social, and religious themes. During their early years, Bono's lyrics contributed to U2's rebellious and spiritual tone. As the band matured, his lyrics became inspired more by personal experiences shared with members of U2. Outside the band, he has collaborated and recorded with numerous artists, is managing director and a managing partner of Elevation Partners, and has refurbished and owns The Clarence Hotel in Dublin with The Edge. Bono is also widely known for his activism concerning Africa, for which he co-founded DATA, EDUN, the ONE Campaign and Product Red. He has organised and played in several benefit concerts and has met with influential politicians. Bono has been praised and criticised for his activism and involvement with U2. He has

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 >

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

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 >

- 2379 days ago
Bono Backs Cow-Cleaving Brit for Prez!

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 >

- 2794 days ago
Criss Angel's New Friend -- Bono?!

Criss Angel's New Friend

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 >

- 2904 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 >

- 2934 days ago
Naughty & Nice 2006

Naughty & Nice

After everything that went down in Hollywood this year, Santa had to stock up on coal, however, not everyone who made the pages of TMZ is in St. Nick's doghouse. Here are the images of the… READ MORE >

- 3214 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 >

- 3266 days ago
O & Bono's Shopping Spree

O & Bono's
Shopping Spree

When Oprah Winfrey and Bono team up, you just know it's for something big.The two celeb humanitarians hit up Michigan Avenue in Chicago and zipped in and out of stores selling Product (RED)… READ MORE >

- 3287 days ago
Evans Quits, Inaba Hooks Up on 'Dancing'

Evans Quits,
Inaba Hooks Up on 'Dancing'

It keeps getting more interesting on "Dancing With The Stars." Yesterday, contestant Sara Evans announced that she quit the hit ABC show and has filed for divorce from her husband. Citing the need… READ MORE >

- 3288 days ago
U2's Irish Tower

Irish Tower

Bono and the boys are finally getting the ivory tower they deserve. The Irish rock band is teaming up with Dublin, Ireland's Docklands Development Authority to create the U2 Tower. The 450 foot… READ MORE >

- 3294 days ago

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