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Is Bono going into politics? Not really, but former British Prime Minister Tony Blair thinks he would be great in the job!

In his new memoir, A Journey, Blair writes that Bono “could have been a president or prime minister standing on his head. He had an absolutely natural gift for politicking, was great with people, very smart and an inspirational speaker . . . motivated by an abundant desire to keep on improving, never really content or relaxed.”

Bono has been heavily involved in political, social and international causes over the course of his career — focusing mostly on hunger, AIDS and poverty in Africa + other parts of the Third World.

U2 guitarist The Edge told us that U2’s successes as a band and activists have allowed Bono to be an effective lobbyist for change: “I’m just really proud, I suppose, of him, and proud of the fact that our band — and our work — has created this environment where it’s possible for him to walk into some of these corridors of power and actually get people to take him seriously.”

Do you think Bono would be a good politician? Could he make a good Prime Minister?

Are there any rock stars out there you’d like to see run for office?

Kim 😉

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Bono’s daughter, Eve Hewson, has her eyes set on becoming a movie star!

Apparently, the 19-year-old will appear in the upcoming film, This Must Be The Place, with Sean Penn and Frances McDormand. She’s going to portray a goth-punk music fan who’s close friends with Penn, who plays a middle-aged rock star. Penn’s character becomes focused on chasing after a Nazi criminal who had tormented his father in a concentration camp.

Shooting of This Must Be The Place gets underway this month in Ireland and the U.S.

It’s not her first time acting, Hewson appeared in the 2008 indie drama The 27 Club.

She kinda looks like Julia Roberts’ niece Emma Roberts, don’t you think?

Kim 😉

U2 is back!!
 
After Bono injured his back last May and underwent emergency surgery, many of their world tour dates had to be cancelled… Turin was the lucky city for U2’s first comeback concert date on August 6th & fans were not disapointed!! Bono was back with full force and U2 even treated fans to three new songs!
 
Among the new tracks was a song called “Glastonbury,” (written for their planned headlining appearance at the Glastonbury Festival in late June, which was then among those dates canceled/postponed). The other two included an acoustic ballad “North Star” and a four-minute, unfinished live intro piece called “Return Of The Stingray Guitar.” 

Watch clips from U2’s comeback performance, including part of “Return of the Stingray Guitar”: http://www.u2.com/news/title/great-to-be-back 

Watch the band perform “Glastonbury”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wmQ1wNSxbtA  

Pretty cool!
 
Kim 😉

I was scared this would happen when I heard the news last week that Bono had injured his back during a rehersal for U2’s World Tour and was rushed to the hospital for surgery… The kickoff date was postponed at that time and speculations that the rest of the tour would be affected floated around… Well, they are no longer speculations…

Let’s hear it all together: ”NOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!

YESSSS… sorry to be the barer of bad news, but Bono requires a “minimum” of eight weeks to recuperate, so U2 has now OFFICIALLY cancelled their Canadian Tour… If you feel relieved as you were smart enough to buy tickets to see them in the States, well… those dates are cancelled too! The whole North American tour is now on the backburner until sometime in 2011.

I guess fronting the most massive tour in recent history truly is backbreaking labour…

Kim 😉


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