Author Archive | Kelly

Bono and Kylie: meow!

(from the Sydney Morning Herald, photo by Ken McKay, Rex Features.) U2 frontman Bono showed his support for Kylie Minogue last night by singing a duet with the Australian pop singer in Sydney. The duo sang Minogue’s hit, Kids, which the singer originally recorded with Brit Robbie Williams, before 10,000 people at the Sydney Entertainment […]

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Book Report

U2 by U2 debuted at #7 on the New York Times bestseller list (hardcover nonfiction), and this week it’s at #10. Entertainment Weekly reports that with its $39.95 price tag, the U2 by U2 is the most expensive book the top 10 has seen in two years. Not too shabby!

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Larry Mullen Jr. Facts!

This list of Chuck Norris-style facts is making the rounds and was sent to me by @U2’s Marylinn Maione. The following facts were edited by me–I thought they were funniest. Note: if one of you came up with this, good job, and if you know who wrote this, could you send that person my way? […]

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Someone Tell Sam Jackson He's My Bro

Over on Youtube you can find a parody of “Sometimes You Can’t Make It On Your Own” called, well, see the title of this post. The sound on my computer doesn’t work, but I had big laughs watching this as a silent movie. I can only imagine how much better it might be with sound. […]

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American Idol must have found some kind of loophole…

Mary J. Blige performed an abbreviated version of “One” with 3rd place contestant Elliott Yamin last night. They omitted the second verse. This was the first time I’ve heard a U2 song on American Idol, not that I watch it obsessively or anything like that. The performance was 10% Yamin, 90% Blige. And, you know, […]

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Urgent Bulletin!

Bono, seen in Dublin yesterday, has short hair. I consider this news. And now, for the first time in the history of U2, Larry has the longest hair of any of them.

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U2 Tour of Tiny Towns

Are you a Midwesterner without the time, money, or inclination to visit Ireland, but you still want to get a taste of U2 tourism? Look no further: it’s the U2 Tour of Tiny Towns. Begin your trip in Clayton, Illinois, population 904, in west-central Illinois. Actor John Anderson, who had a recurring role on TV’s […]

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Contains unprecedented U2/"yaw" connection

For U2 completists only, Ford has named their new vehicle THE EDGE. Please note the attractive (?) toffee color and Edgeworthy laptop compartment, and get a load of the press release’s descriptions of The Edge: Edge will deliver performance, quietness… We expect Edge to make waves in the hot crossover market this year. It was […]

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Bono: shrinking violet

from Slate.com–snippet from a Jody Rosen review of Mary J. Blige’s new album, The Breakthrough. …Toward the end of the album, Blige encounters a heretofore immovable object: Bono. In a live recording from the Hurricane Katrina relief telecast, she joins U2, one of the few acts in the world with a comparable mastery of the […]

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