Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Bono Says Goodbye to Peru

Bono and Ali said goodbye to Peru  thanking for their stay and shaking fans´hands. At the airport they showed a t-shirt with Peru logo and Bono showed their love to the country by touching his chest in loving gesture.
Yesterday Bono and Ali visited the National Reserve of Tambopata in Madre de Dios (Mother of God), this place has a rich biodiversity and is the home of species in danger of extinction such as eagles, river wolves  and guacamayos.Last October Mick Jagger visited the place and said that he was going to start a crusade to help save the Amazonia. 

More pics here

Monday, February 27, 2012

Bono & Family in Machu Picchu

Tras visita, Bono quedó impresionado con Machu Picchu

After reportedly being seen in Panama, Bono and his family are having holidays in Peru.

"Gracias, muchas gracias amigos (Thank you very much friends). I am here with my "familia" (family) to discover this beautiful country for the first time. I am very excited, but I am here with the family so I hope you understand I can’t say hello to everybody. For the next time. Thank you," said Bono.

The U2 frontman entered said new world wonder this afternoon using an alternative route known as ‘Tercera Curva’ to avoid the impressive number of journalists and fans waiting for him at the main entrance.
After his visit, the Irish icon noted that didn’t expect Machu Picchu to be like that and that he would love to come back.
“I love Machu Picchu,” Bono told Andina news agency.
Bono visited many places such as the Intihuatana, the Temple of the Three Windows, the Sacred Rock and the Temple of the Sun.

The rock legend arrived at the citadel at 13:27 hours (18:27 GMT) in a private bus. Nearly one hundred people, mostly tourists, where waiting for him with video recorders and cameras.
After waiting for five minutes, the tour guide and a member of Bono’s security team got out of the vehicle and said that Bono will not enter the citadel as long as there are so many people.

Líder de U2 ingresa a Machu Picchu por una vía alterna

Friday, February 24, 2012

Judge to rule on Clayton disclosure

A HIGH Court judge is to clarify what documents related to U2 guitarist Adam Clayton’s expenses must be disclosed for the musician’s action against a bank and firm of accountants over alleged failure to detect an alleged €4.8 million misappropriation from his bank accounts.
Mr Clayton is suing Bank of Ireland Private Banking Ltd and Gaby Smyth Co, chartered accountants, Merrion Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4, arising from claims his former personal assistant, Carol Hawkins, misappropriated sums over a period of five years to November 2009.
Mr Clayton, Danesmoate Demesne, Kellystown Road, Rathfarnham, Dublin, is seeking €4.38 million damages from the bank and €4.8 million damages from the accountants for alleged negligence and breach of contract. The claims are denied.
He claims his accountants had assured him in September 2008 the sum allegedly misappropriated was about €13,585 when at that stage it was about €4.4 million.
Mr Clayton has brought separate proceedings against Ms Hawkins.
Eamon Marray, for Mr Clayton, said the level of discovery being sought by the accountants went “far beyond” what was required.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

"The Break" Edge´s Homeless Documentary

THE BREAK is the personal vision of U2's world-renowned guitarist, The Edge, who believes that everyone deserves a chance at a decent life--especially youth who are living without a home or support system through no fault of their own. Scored by The Edge and produced by Gigantic! Productions, the multi-award winning team behind such acclaimed documentaries about youth in crisis as Gone Too FarTrue Life: I'm Deaf and I'm Addicted to Crystal Meth, this documentary is an exciting and emotional voyage through unexplored territory. THE BREAK takes viewers on an inspirational journey like no other--all by offering young people a chance and someone to believe in them.

 The Break follows homeless advocate Anne Mahlum as she helps three homeless youths turn their lives around. Edge is credited with the original music of the series.
The documentary will premiere March 2nd at 8:00 pm ET (7:00 pm CT)on MTV.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Anton Corbijn´s "Inside out"

Anton Corbijn's prolific work has shaped the image of artists such as Joy Division, U2, Nirvana, Metalica, Depeche Mode or R.E.M. But what drives the photographer, filmmaker and video artist who has been hidden from the public for so long?

INSIDE OUT explores Corbijn's persona, uncovering his motivation and inherent conflict as an artist, between audience's admiration and personal loneliness and the unique iconography he created. With critical and insightful interviews of artists like Bono, George Clooney, but most of all Corbijn himself, we follow him to his current and childhood homes and his places of work, studio and film set to reveal the portrait of one of the most significant artists of post-modern pop culture.


Monday, February 13, 2012

Edun Spring 2012 show

Ali and Helena Christensen 

Fashionistas shivered visibly on Sunday in a makeshift event space along the blustery Hudson River, where the Edun fashion label, founded by U2's Bono and wife Ali Hewson, was displaying its Fall 2012 collection. But the models wore bright, African prints that made one feel, at least momentarily, in a much warmer clime.
Among the most striking fashions: A graphic zebra print in a shoulder dress, draped prettily over one shoulder, or a silk safari print shirt dress, or a springbok (gazelle) silk twist dress, or an electric blue leopard-mix print dress.
Zebra, leopard, safari, springbok: The images don't seem particularly suited for fall or winter on a cold city sidewalk. But Edun designer Sharon Wauchob explained that she was trying to marry the African roots of the collection with an edgy, urban, even punkish feel.
"I was trying to show the modernity of Africa, connected to an urban environment," she said backstage. Or, as the program noted: "The Edun girl ... has taken her punk rock roots on safari."
One way to achieve her desired effect, Wauchob said, was to provide body-hugging shapes for her colorful prints. Another means of contrast was in Wauchob's outerwear, which was often oversized and boxy — a big charcoal wool jacket, for example, over a silk zebra-print jumpsuit, or a very chunky two-tone turtleneck sweater, shown over a lacquer-printed kilt skirt.
Edun was founded by Bono and his wife in 2005 to "bring about positive change through its trading relationship with Africa," according to the label. Of the 37 outfits displayed for the Fall/Winter 2012 women's collection, 29 of them included garments that will be produced in Africa.
Hewson was in the front row on Sunday, along with Julian Lennon and iconic model Helena Christensen.
And though the shivering in the audience produced some concern for the coatless (mostly) models, they actually were the lucky ones: They dressed backstage in deliciously toasty heated tents.
More pictures here.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Irish Hospice Foundation

The website for the Irish Hospice Foundation crashed last night when Victoria Beckham tweeted a link to the charity after receiving a gift from Bono for baby Harper of a book he did in aid of the charity in 2003.

Victoria Beckham tweeted: “Thanks Bono and Ali for Harper's supercool Peter and the Wolf book!” The fashion designer then gave a link to the book cover and tweeted a link to the Irish Hospice Foundation website to her two and a half million Twitter followers. The Irish Hospice Foundation tweeted the designer “We hope you and David enjoy reading it to Harper.”

Caroline Lynch of the Irish Hospice Foundation confirmed that after the fashion designer tweeted the link and it was retweeted on Twitter, the charity’s website crashed under the high volume of traffic from people trying to get onto the site and find out about the book. “The site went down from the number of people who were trying to get on and make enquiries.” she said.

The book produced in 2003 by Bono and Gavin Friday contains 64 pages of Bono's original paintings and illustrations from his daughters Jordan and Eve. Since 2003, Peter and the Wolf has raised €993,006 for the hospice foundation. The charity is hoping the Beckham tweet will help them to raise the additional €7000 needed to bring them over the €1 million mark.

For details of the book conact: 01 679 31 88 or email to place an order.
- reporters