Cops were reportedly called to a ranch in La Quinta, California where U2 star Bono staged a surprise performance during the Coachella music festival on Saturday (13Apr13) due to overcrowding. Organisers of the Rolling Stone/Patron bash failed to rece…Read More
Phil Ramone, the Grammy Award-winning engineer and producer who paired Dublin singer Bono with Frank Sinatra for an album of duets has died at the age of 72. Ramone made an art out of the Duets concept, pairing Sinatra with Bono, Tony Bennett with Pa…Read More
‘There’s always more to Herbert’s songs than you first hear,’ says Bono, who duets with Herbert Grönemeyer on ‘I Walk’
By Neil McCormick
Herbert Grönemeyer is Germany’s biggest music star. No sniggering at the back. In our Anglo-American culture, Germany occupies its own niche in pop’s deepest circle of hell, where you will find such rare German exports as Boney M, Nena, Milli Vanilli and the cartoonish techno outfit Scooter.
But Grönemeyer is a singer-songwriter of the highest order, a deep lyricist and richly melodic composer with a gruff, grown-up voice and vigorous stage presence, whose thoughtful songs deal with the real stuff of life. At 56, he regularly sells out stadiums, commanding his devoted audience with a lot of energy and humour, and interspersing his own, often darkly intense songs with brash, soulful cover versions. He’s been making albums since 1979, outsold Michael Jackson’s Thriller in Germany in 1984, and made the biggest-selling German album of all time, Mensch, in 2002.
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By CHARLES MCGRATH
Reeve Carney, center, in a promotion for “Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark.” Photo: Chad Batka for The New York Times Glen Berger, the Off-Broadway playwright whose plum assignment to collaborate with Bono and the Edge of U2 on a …
by Brian Boyd THE PEOPLE BEHIND the new James Bond film were desperate to break a miserable chart record and get this current 007 theme song to number one in the singles chart — something that’s never happened before despite flinging some of the bigg…Read More