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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 Hits the Town in L.A. After U2 Concert Cancellation in St. Louis

Bono
Hits the Town in L.A. After U2 Cancellation in St. Louis

Bono hit up a super-popular L.A. restaurant Saturday night after his band bailed in St. Louis. The U2 frontman caused a paparazzi meltdown at Craig's in WeHo and was happy enough to reminisce… READ MORE >

U2 Cancels St. Louis Show Due to Violent Protests

U2
Cancels St. Louis Concert Due to Safety Concerns

U2 is pulling the plug on its concert tonight in St. Louis because police have their hands full dealing with ongoing protests of a not guilty verdict in a police involved shooting… READ MORE >

- 31 days ago
U2 Takes Over Famous Pizza Joint in NYC!!!

U2
We2 Love Ray's Pizza!!!

U2 just gave a famous NYC pizza place an endorsement that's worth a million bucks. Bono, The Edge and Adam Clayton hit up Famous Ray's Pizza Wednesday night as our photog watched them… READ MORE >

- 40 days ago
Obamas Power Lunch with Bono in NYC (PHOTO GALLERY)

Barack & Michelle Obama
Found What We're Looking For ... Power Lunch with Bono

The Obamas take the prize for most powerful power lunch of the day. Michelle and Barack Obama broke bread with Bono Friday at Upland in NYC. The former first couple did about a 90 minute sesh with… READ MORE >

- 221 days ago
U2 Sued by Songwriter, Claims They Stole 'The Fly' (AUDIO)

U2 Sued
You Jacked 'The Fly' That's Gonna Cost Ya $5M!!

U2's "The Fly" is a total rip-off from a British songwriter ... according to the songwriter who's finally getting around to suing them for the 1991 hit. Paul Rose -- a writer and guitarist with 12… READ MORE >

- 231 days ago
Bono Thanks Mike Pence For AIDS Relief Support (PHOTO)

Bono
Thanks Mike Pence For AIDS Relief Support

Bono gave kudos to Vice President Mike Pence for his supporting a cause close to the singer's heart ... AIDS relief. The Veep was in Germany Saturday talking about global threats and met up with… READ MORE >

- 240 days ago
Bono -- Draft Chris Rock to Fight ISIS!! And That's Not Weirdest Part of Senate Speech (VIDEO)

Bono
Draft Chris Rock to Fight ISIS! (And That's Not Weirdest Part of Senate Speech)

Bono's plan to defeat ISIS requires killing the terrorists ... with laughter, provided by A-list comedians like Amy Schumer and Chris Rock. Check out this clip of U2's frontman addressing the… READ MORE >

- 552 days ago
Eagles of Death Metal -- Rockin' Paris Again ... Thanks to U2

Eagles of Death Metal
Rockin' Paris Again ... Thanks to U2

Bono and U2 shared the spotlight in Paris with Eagles of Death Metal ... whose concert turned into a bloodbath during the Paris terror attacks. U2 was performing its own show -- which was… READ MORE >

- 680 days ago
Penelope Cruz -- Sorry, U2 ... It's My Stage Now! (PHOTOS)

Penelope Cruz
Sorry, U2 ... It's My Stage Now!

Penelope Cruz is still hot enough to get U2 to play an entire concert ... JUST FOR HER -- at least that's what 24,000 people must have thought was happening in Barcelona. Bono and co. played to a… READ MORE >

- 732 days ago
Jimmy Fallon -- Sings Lead with U2 ... Beat It Bono! (VIDEO)

Jimmy Fallon
Sings Lead with U2 ... Beat It Bono!

Jimmy Fallon jumped onstage with U2 -- injured finger and all -- and absolutely stole the show ... for at least one song of the Madison Square Garden gig.  Fallon started out by busting on… READ MORE >

- 817 days ago
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