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What are the odds Bono could be Pope?

With stunning news out of Rome this morning that Pope Benedict XVI is resigning, the oddsmakers are already taking wages on who the next Pope will be. Paddy Power, a bookmaker in Ireland, has issued a list of potential candidates. Concluding the list is Bono, with a 1000 to 1 odds against him! The world […]

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Bono praises Cohen's "Hallelujah"

Bono says that Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” is the “most perfect song in the world.” In The Holy or the Broken: Leonard Cohen, Jeff Buckley, and the Unlikely Ascent of “Hallelujah,” a recent book by Alan Light, Bono lauds the song that first appeared on Cohen’s album Various Positions in 1984. The tune has been wildly popular, being covered […]

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Coldplay on Bono, Bono on Bruce Cockburn

Here’s a couple of quick news items. Some of you (like me) probably hit, or will hit, a Coldplay concert. In a recent interview, Lead singer Chris Martin kidded about Bono creating havoc with their gear at a show. He quickly added, “We’re joking, by the way. They’re [U2] the best band on the planet.”  Here is […]

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