Archive | Bono

Bono Begins the Epilogue to The Devil’s Music

Writing about Bono is how Randall J. Stephens began the epilogue to his new book The Devil’s Music: How Christians Inspired, Condemned, and Embraced Rock ‘N’ Roll (Harvard University Press, 2018). After five chapters tracing the history from the 1950s forward of the dynamic, complicated relationship between American conservative Christians and rock ‘n’ roll, Stephens wrote in […]

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Bono’s poem for Billy Graham: On his “lyric voice”

With the passing of the Rev. Billy Graham today at the age of 99, it seems appropriate to share again Bono’s poem he wrote about Graham when he visited him and his family on March 11, 2002. (The poem and photographs are on display at The Billy Graham Library, which has posted its official obituary […]

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Want to see Bono’s Super Bowl jacket?

Couldn’t make it to Cleveland for #U240? Good news: there’s still a chance to see Bono’s 2002 Super Bowl jacket. It’s now being shown at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. as part of the “Louder Than Words: Rock, Power and Politics” exhibit. On display through the end of July, the collection also features iconic guitars from […]

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Video (Exclusive): Bono recalls the big idea in “Sunday Bloody Sunday” as being “a bit of a trip”

At the center of the Louder Than Words: Rock, Power and Politics special exhibit currently showing at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio, is U2 and its long-standing interest in using the power of rock to change the world. The exhibit greets visitors with a video of Bono talking about his motivation for […]

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Apple Dropped the Bono Icon in iTunes

You probably heard about the new Apple Music service announced this week, but you probably didn’t hear about one tragic (for U2 fans) change that came along with the new iTunes software and everything else: The Bono “All Artists” icon has been removed from iTunes!!! ACK! Have a look below at the old and new […]

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Bono Whispers “The Darkest Midnight”

That’s a traditional Irish carol Bono is whispering on Michael W. Smith’s new Christmas album. “The Darkest Midnight” is from a collection called the Kilmore Carols, from the village of Kilmore in County Wexford. The song’s official title is “On Christ’s Nativity,” and while versions of the poem differ, it typically runs many verses long. Bono speaks […]

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