I hope that all of you in the States had a happy Thanksgiving this past week. If you are not in America, I hope that your week was pleasant and happy. I’ve been writing these U2101 articles for a while now, and to be honest, I’ve started having a bit of trouble coming up with […] …read moreRead More
For the third year in a row, Bono appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live in support of the (RED) Shopathon.
As co-founder of (RED) in the fight against AIDS, Bono shared a duet of the Bee Gees’ “Stayin’ Alive” with Pharrell Williams and finished the show with an all-star singalong of “We’re Going to Hell” with Jimmy, Kristen Bell, Channing Tatum, Mila Kunis, Brad Paisley, Zoe Saldana, and Chris Rock.
Bono also revealed in an interview with Kimmel that he will be writing a song with Lady Gaga for the winner of the (RED) fundraising contest.
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It is no secret that Bono has a charity-minded disposition. Over the years, he and the band that he fronts have dedicated their talents to no shortage of philanthropic causes, from several iterations of Band-Aid’s “Do They Know it’s Christmas,” right up to Street Lights’ cover of Simon and Garfunkel’s “Homeward Bound,” a new release […] …read moreRead More
U2 singer records Simon & Garfunkel track with Saint Sister and others for McVerry Trust
by Ed Power, The Irish Times
Bono took time out from preparing for U2’s 3Arena show last Friday to contribute to a charity cover of Simon & Garfunkel’s Homeward Bound that is now storming the Irish charts.
The Street Lights version of the 1966 single, in aid of the Peter McVerry Trust, Simon Community Ireland and Focus Ireland, was released at 9am today. By lunchtime it had soared to number two on iTunes.
Alongside the U2 singer it features Snow Patrol’s Gary Lightbody, Conor O’Brien of Villagers, Cathy Davey, Saint Sister and David Geraghty of Bell X1, with arrangements by Colm Mac Con Iomaire, formerly of The Frames, and backing vocals by the High Hopes Choir (whose members are former homeless people). The song was assembled at Camden Studios in Dublin by the producer the arranger Cian Boylan.
Bono delivered his line from his home in Dalkey, several hours before he took to the stage for the third of U2’s four homecoming gigs.
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