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WATCH: Bono dedicates new song to Italians under coronavirus quarantine

Mar 18, 2020 - 10:11 PM

U2's frontman performs 'Let Your Love Be Known' on St. Patrick's Day

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 11: The musician and social activist Bono meets with António Guterres, the Secretary-General of the United Nations (UN), February 11, 2020 in New York City. Bono was at the UN for the 'Drive for Five' initiative which seeks to highlight the importance of education for girls. Spencer Platt/Getty Images/AFP

[OPINION] Running to stand still: On U2 fans and the war on drugs

Jan 08, 2020 - 12:04 PM

Don't U2 fans who support the drug war know that many of U2’s socio-political songs espouse empathy, mercy, and compassion?

In God's country: This week's outlook

Dec 17, 2019 - 6:36 PM

The Philippines’ biggest court verdict this year is set to be promulgated on Thursday, when a Quezon City court is scheduled to decide on the worst case of media killings in the country’s history

Politics in U2 songs, a primer

Dec 13, 2019 - 8:24 AM

We dissect the meanings behind some of the songs U2 performed in Manila

U2 IN MANILA. The band's political stands – for some reason – confuse some 'fans.' Rappler photo

IN PHOTOS: U2 rocks Manila

Dec 12, 2019 - 5:38 PM

‘It has been a long, long road that has brought us to Manila,' U2 frontman Bono tells tens of thousands of fans at their first-ever Philippine concert. Here are some photos of the historic event.

The Joshua Tree Tour of band U2 at the Philippine Arena on December 11, 2019. Photo by Mia Gonzalez/Rappler

U2 plays 'Heroes' for volunteers, journalists: 'We salute you, truth-tellers'

Dec 12, 2019 - 12:19 PM

U2's frontman Bono recognizes Red Cross volunteers and journalists before launching into a cover of the David Bowie classic

SALUTE. U2 plays at the Philippine Arena on December 11. Rappler photo

Angry, happy: Fans react to Bono's politics during U2's Manila concert

Dec 12, 2019 - 11:06 AM

For some reason, some fans are still confused by U2's political activism

LISTEN: U2’s Philippine concert setlist

Dec 12, 2019 - 9:12 AM

The Irish rockers performed a set including their entire 'Joshua Tree' album at their first Philippine concert on December 11

TONIGHT WE CAN BE AS ONE. U2 opens their Philippine concert with 'Sunday Bloody Sunday.' Photo by Dino Testa/Rappler

U2 dedicates 'Ultra Violet' to Maria Ressa, PH women

Dec 11, 2019 - 11:36 PM

(UPDATED) Images of the Rappler CEO and other Filipinas like Cory Aquino, Lea Salonga, and Lidy Nacpil are projected on screen as the band performs 'Ultra Violet'

HERSTORY. U2 pays tribute to 'women who light up history' as they play their song 'Ultra Violet.' Photo by Dino Testa/Rappler

In Duterte-land, U2’s Bono touches on the taboo

Dec 11, 2019 - 5:12 PM

’You don’t compromise on human rights,’ he wants to tell the President

LOOK: Angel Locsin meets U2 frontman Bono

Dec 11, 2019 - 3:05 PM

Angel also gets a signed souvenir from the Irish rock star

Here's where U2 actually went after landing in Manila

Dec 11, 2019 - 11:07 AM

No, Bono was not singing with a busker on Bonifacio High Street

IN THE PHILIPPINES. U2 frontman Bono speaks to the media during a signing ceremony in Manila on December 10, 2019. Photo by Maria Tan / AFP

U2's Bono to Duterte: 'You can't compromise on human rights'

Dec 10, 2019 - 4:40 PM

'The safety of journalists is very important, and I think a democracy requires a free press,' says U2 lead singer Bono

BONO'S MESSAGE TO DUTERTE. U2 lead singer Bono speaks to the media during a signing ceremony in Manila on December 10, 2019. Photo by Maria Tan / AFP

Fil-Am poet Bino Realuyo's work to be featured in U2's first Philippine concert

Dec 10, 2019 - 2:52 PM

The poet says there is 'poetic justice' in his inclusion in the band's first-ever concert in the Philippines

U2. The band performs their Joshua Tree tour in Singapore. The Irish rockers are now in Manila to play their first ever Philippine show. Photo by Rupert Ambil/Rappler

U2's Bono launches blood delivery by drone service in PH

Dec 10, 2019 - 1:59 PM

(UPDATED) Zipline, of which U2 frontman Bono is a board member, will partner with the Philippine Red Cross to deliver blood and medical products by drone in the Philippines by 2020

LAUNCH. (L-R) US Ambassador Sung Kim, Philippine Red Cross chairman Richard Gordon, Zipline CEO Keller Rinaudo, and U2 frontman Bono. Photo by Maria TAN / AFP

What to expect from U2's 2019 Philippine concert

Dec 07, 2019 - 5:48 PM

Setlist, stage design, and more

PHILIPPINE-BOUND. The Irish rockers wave to the crowd at their Singapore show. They are set to make their Philippine debut at the Philippine Arena on December 11. Photo by Rupert Ambil/Rappler

Catch Rico Blanco, Raymund Marasigan, Barbie Almalbis in one gig

Nov 19, 2019 - 3:48 PM

The exclusive ‘Prelude to U2’ concert is happening on November 25, with Buddy Zabala, Francis Reyes, and Japs Sergio also in the line-up

U2 announces first ever India concert

Sep 18, 2019 - 2:47 PM

The Irish rock band are taking their Joshua Tree Tour all over Asia

U2. The Irish rock band is bringing their Joshua Tree tour to Asia. Photo from Facebook.com/u2

Ticket prices, purchase details: U2 in Manila

Aug 29, 2019 - 10:06 AM

The ticket prices range from P2,499 all the way up to P20,499

FINALLY, MANILA. The iconic rock band finally makes a stop in Manila. Image from the U2 Twitter account

U2 is coming to the Philippines in December

Jul 31, 2019 - 8:48 AM

Ticket prices start at P2,499

FINALLY, MANILA. The iconic rock band finally makes a stop in Manila. Image from the U2 Twitter account

Berita selebriti hari ini: Senin, 18 September 2017

Sep 18, 2017 - 4:30 PM

Rangkuman berita seputar selebriti dan dunia hiburan yang tidak boleh Anda lewatkan

Protests over St Louis police shooting turn violent for third day

Sep 18, 2017 - 7:41 AM

(UPDATED) St. Louis remains on edge after at-times violent protests over the acquittal of a former police officer in the shooting death of a black man

FRONT LINE. Police confront demonstrators who were protesting the acquittal of former St. Louis police officer Jason Stockley on September 16, 2017 in St. Louis, Missouri. Scott Olson/Getty Images/AFP

Berita selebriti hari ini: Rabu, 5 Juli 2017

Jul 05, 2017 - 10:47 AM

Rangkuman berita seputar selebriti dan dunia hiburan yang tidak boleh Anda lewatkan

WATCH: Harry Styles cuts short set as music world mourns Manchester

May 25, 2017 - 12:28 PM

U2 and Miley Cyrus also dedicate songs to the victims of the attack

Berita selebriti hari ini: Rabu, 1 Maret 2017

Mar 01, 2017 - 10:38 AM

Rangkuman berita seputar selebriti dan dunia hiburan yang tidak boleh Anda lewatkan

Eagles of Death Metal on stage in Paris almost a month after attacks

Dec 08, 2015 - 11:01 AM

The group joins U2 for their concert at the AccorHotels Arena

U2's Bono writes Paris attacks song ahead of French gigs

Dec 07, 2015 - 12:26 AM

The song Streets of Surrender also touches on the refugee crisis with a lyric mentioning the Syrian boy whose photo went viral

Eagles of Death Metal to join U2 in emotional Paris return – report

Dec 05, 2015 - 10:34 AM

Eagles of Death Metal will be back on a Paris stage this time with U2

BACK ON STAGE. Eagles of Death Metal joins U2 at a Paris concert on Sunday, December 6. File photos by Hugo Marie/EPA, Henning Kaiser/EPA

U2 reschedule Paris concerts delayed by attacks

Nov 24, 2015 - 10:18 AM

U2 s new show dates include a performance to be broadcast on HBO

TRIBUTE. Bono and David Howell Evans of U2 lay flowers lay flowers at a tribute to the victims of the Paris terror attacks, outside the Bataclan theatre in Paris on November 14. The band has rescheduled their two cancelled shows following the attacks. Photo by Malte Christians/EPA

Teror Paris guncang industri musik internasional

Nov 15, 2015 - 12:14 PM

Para personil band Eagles of Death Metal selamat dan telah kembali ke Amerika Serikat

Polisi berjaga di depan tempat konser Bataclan di Paris, Perancis, pada 14 November 2015, sehari setelah terjadi penembakan terhadap penonton pertunjukan musik band Eagles of Death Metal. Foto oleh Uwe Anspach/EPA

Music world in shock over Paris concert massacre

Nov 15, 2015 - 10:46 AM

It s very upsetting These are our people This could be me at a show says U2 frontman Bono of the tragedy

U2 cancel Paris concert after attacks

Nov 14, 2015 - 1:34 PM

U2 Foo Fighters and Coldplay concerts in light of the events in Paris

CANCELED CONCERT. U2 cancels their November 14 Paris concert after the attacks on the city. In the photo, frontmant Paul David Hewson 'Bono' performs on stage during the 'Innoncence + Experience' tour at Sant Jordi sports palace in Barcelona on October 2015. File photo by Toni Albir/EPA

Zuckerberg, Gates make bid for universal Internet access

Sep 27, 2015 - 12:13 AM

The pledge is part of a United Nations effort to eradicate extreme poverty by 2030 Other supporters include Wikipedia s Jimmy Wales and U2 frontman Bono

TITANS. Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg and Microsoft's Bill Gates. Photos from respective Facebook pages.

WATCH: Bruce Springsteen surprises crowd, sings with U2 at NYC show

Aug 02, 2015 - 9:15 PM

The Boss joins U2 in a surprise performance at the group s last Madison Square Garden show

Screengrab from YouTube

WATCH: Jimmy Fallon joins Bono onstage at a U2 concert

Jul 23, 2015 - 9:09 PM

The Roots also perform with U2 and Jimmy onstage

BONO AND JIMMY. The comedian and host shared the stage with U2 and the 'Late Night Starring Jimmy Fallon' house band, The Roots. Screengrab from Instagram/u2radio

U2 tour manager Dennis Sheehan dies in Los Angeles hotel

May 28, 2015 - 11:22 AM

We ve lost a family member we re still taking it in says U2 frontman Bono in a statement

WATCH: U2 performs at New York subway in disguise

May 12, 2015 - 12:35 PM

Jimmy Fallon s in on the joke – watch the video to hear the play I Still Haven t Found What I m Looking For and Desire for surprised New Yorkers

MRT hike, Aquino on Purisima, Vatican on PH | The wRap

Jan 05, 2015 - 7:31 PM

Protesters to Supreme Court: Block MRT fare hike President Aquino defends police chief Purisima The Vatican says the Philippines is part of the Church’s ‘great frontier’

Bono says may never play guitar again after bike fall

Jan 02, 2015 - 10:26 PM

I broke my hand my shoulder my elbow and my face but the real injury this year was to my Irish pride as it was discovered that under my tracksuit I was wearing yellow and black Lycra cycling shorts

Bono 'dressed as Hasidic Jew' during bike crash: Edge

Dec 06, 2014 - 11:36 AM

The Edge sounded serious but the radio hosts laughed and did not follow up to ask if he was joking

U2 to return to road 4 years after record tour

Dec 04, 2014 - 11:32 AM

The Irish superstars announce shows in 19 cities starting with Vancouver s Rogers Arena on May 14 15

Bono gets 5-hour surgery after bicycle accident

Nov 20, 2014 - 11:44 AM

It is unclear how the accident will affect U2 s future concert plans

Take two from U2 with film version of album

Nov 19, 2014 - 11:23 AM

Films of Innocence features motion pictures by 11 artists known for work in city spaces

Bono's jet loses door above Berlin

Nov 14, 2014 - 2:24 PM

The plane lands safely and no one was hurt

BONO. Though the door of the private jet he was in did fall off while the plane was in the air,  nobody was hurt. File photo by Paul Faith/AFP

Bono reveals glaucoma forces him to wear sunglasses

Oct 17, 2014 - 8:53 PM

Commentators have long assumed Bono s trademark shades oversize and in different tints are part of his rock star image

GLAUCOMA. U2 frontman Bono reveals he's been living with the condition -- which is caused by increased pressure in the eyeball causing gradual loss of sight -- for around two decades. Photo from AFP

Rappler Newscast | October 15, 2014

Oct 15, 2014 - 7:21 PM

Vice President Binay blames the President’s allies for attacks against him The kin of a slain transgender woman demands justice Ebola cases could rise to 10 000 a week

Bono apologizes for free U2 album on iTunes accounts

Oct 15, 2014 - 4:53 PM

People with the album can now remove the album from their iTunes accounts with the click of an on screen icon

SURPRISE PARTNERS. Apple CEO Tim Cook (L) greets the crowd with U2 singer Bono (2nd R) as The Edge (2nd L) and Larry Mullen Jr look on during an Apple special event at the Flint Center for the Performing Arts on September 9, 2014 in Cupertino, California. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images/AFP

U2 go from rock legends to accused spammers

Oct 12, 2014 - 2:27 PM

As the band s album Songs of Innocence goes on sale this month they also face backlash with some accusing the Irish group of turning music into spam

Apple Watch, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus (TechRap)

Sep 16, 2014 - 4:27 PM

Apple reveals iPhone 6 iPhone 6 plus and the Apple Watch but competitors Samsung and other companies come up with quick and witty comebacks