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The incredible life of Melinda Gates - one of the world's richest and most powerful women

She heads a foundation with a $40 billion endowment. Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Melinda Gates is one of the most powerful women in the world, according to Forbes. She could be worth $73 billion if she and Bill Gates split their fortune equally in the divorce. Gates will continue in her role as co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. See more stories on Insider's business page. Melinda Gates is the fifth most powerful woman in the world, ...
Tags: Personal Finance, Education, Microsoft, Obama, Bono, Life, Finance, Stanford, Africa, Time, US, Careers, America, Trends, Features, United States

The incredible life and career rise of Melinda Gates - one of the world's richest and most powerful women

She heads a foundation with a $40 billion endowment. Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Melinda Gates is one of the most powerful women in the world, according to Forbes. She could be worth $73 billion if she and Bill Gates split their fortune equally in the divorce. Gates will continue in her role as co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. See more stories on Insider's business page. Melinda Gates is the fifth most powerful woman in the world, ...
Tags: Science, News, Microsoft, Obama, Bono, Life, Stanford, Africa, Time, US, America, Trends, Features, United States, U2, Aol

Record Store Day Gets in a Black Friday Groove With Aimee Mann, John Prine, U2, the Weeknd, Drive-By Truckers and More

Record Store Day’s little-sis adjunct, the Black Friday edition, typically only includes about a third the amount of titles as the main event in April. But since the said big kahuna got put off and split between three “RSD Drops” weekends in August, September and October, this weekend’s Black Friday spinoff doesn’t feel so minimal […]
Tags: News, U2, Record Store Day, Resonance Records, John Prine, Rolling Stones, Bill Evans, Sonny Rollins, Aimee Mann, Drive-By Truckers, Fountains Of Wayne, Aimee Mann John Prine

All That You Can’t Leave Behind Turns 20

Many great artists reach this point. It arrives a decade or two or three into their career. They’ve made their classic albums. They've risen from scrappy origins to become world-conquering icons. They've challenged their fanbase, bobbed and weaved and ventured out to sea. And eventually things start to fold back around. It's the end of … More »
Tags: Music, U2, The Anniversary

We’ve Got A File On You: Danielle Haim

We’ve Got A File On You features interviews in which artists share the stories behind the extracurricular activities that dot their careers: acting gigs, guest appearances, random internet ephemera, etc. More »
Tags: Music, Jimmy Fallon, Bono, U2, Charli Xcx, Paul Thomas Anderson, Funny Or Die, Saturday Night Live, Prince, Fred Armisen, Stevie Nicks, Haim, Jenny Lewis, Brandon Flowers, Vampire Weekend, Thundercat

Record Store Day’s Black Friday Will Bring LPs From Aimee Mann, U2, The Weeknd… and a CD and Cassette by Pop Smoke

Record stores will not be dark on Black Friday this year — at least not the thousand-plus in the U.S. that have been participating in Record Store Day release events this fall and will do so again the day after Thanksgiving. It will mark the fourth month in a row for a Record Store Day […]
Tags: News, U2, Record Store Day, The Weeknd, John Prine, Aimee Mann, Pop Smoke

U2 Announce All That You Can’t Leave Behind Deluxe Box Set

All That You Can't Leave Behind -- the 2000 album on which U2 ended their 1990s dalliances with irony and electronics, revamped the earnest arena rock that made them stars, and "reapplied for the job of best band in the world" -- is nearing its 20th anniversary. To celebrate this particular beautiful day, next month … More »
Tags: Music, News, U2

U2 Readies ‘All That You Can’t Leave Behind’ Boxed Set for 20th Anniversary

In another example of anniversary commemoration designed to make everyone feel old, U2’s “All That You Can’t Leave Behind” — an album that many still think of as prime “late-period U2” — is turning 20 on Oct. 30, and the occasion will be marked that day by the release of a boxed set celebrating a […]
Tags: News, U2, Anton Corbijn

Why Marc Bolan was 'the perfect pop star', by Elton John, U2 and more

The T Rex singer captivated generations with his strutting music and hyper-sexual charisma. As a tribute album is released, stars explain why he is glam’s greatest icon In early 1971, a nine-year-old called David Evans was sitting at home in the suburbs of Dublin watching Top of the Pops. He was already a Beatles fan, but, by his own admission, he was completely unprepared for what was about to happen on screen.“It was kind of challenging,” says Evans – better known as U2’s guitarist the Edge – ...
Tags: Music, Celebrity, Culture, Pop and rock, U2, Elton John, Rex, Evans, Dublin, Kesha, Marc Bolan, David Evans, Devendra Banhart, Elton John U2, Hot Love

Comcast-Backed Sky Arts Channel to Go Free-To-Air in U.K. From September

Comcast-backed specialty channel Sky Arts is set to go free-to-air from September, after years of speculation around the delivery of the U.K. arts offering. “It is really timely in a way, particularly because the arts and culture sector is in crisis in many ways,” Philip Edgar-Jones, director of Sky Arts, told Variety. “Theaters are facing […]
Tags: News, Global, Comcast, U2, Sky Arts, Paul Mescal, Comcast Backed Sky Arts Channel, Philip Edgar Jones, Variety Theaters

St. Vincent & U2 Both Felt Compelled To Cover “Stairway To Heaven”

For whatever reason, both St. Vincent and U2 posted covers of Led Zeppelin's so-iconic-it's-cliché "Stairway To Heaven" yesterday. It's like the inverse of that scene from Wayne's World where Mike Meyers is forbidden from playing the song's intro riff in a guitar shop -- just an abundance of "Stairway," more "Stairway" than anyone needs. More »
Tags: Music, Bono, U2, St. Vincent, Led Zeppelin, The Edge, Wayne, Zeppelin, Mike Meyers, Stairway

Camila Cabello, Chris Martin, Khalid, Tove Lo, & More Cover U2’s “Beautiful Day” For The Class Of 2020

During Sunday's virtual graduation ceremony that was put on by the Obamas, Bono introduced a cover of U2's "Beautiful Day" that was organized by Finneas O'Connell, brother to Billie Eilish. The cover included contributions from Coldplay's Chris Martin, Camila Cabello, Ty Dolla $ign, Cynthia Erivo, Khalid, Leon Bridges, Noah Cyrus, and Ben … More »
Tags: Music, News, Bono, U2, Chris Martin, Coldplay, Ty Dolla $ign, Tove Lo, Leon Bridges, Ben, Connell, Khalid, Cynthia Erivo, Billie Eilish, Ben Platt, Camila Cabello

Madonna, U2 Manager Guy Oseary No Longer Running Maverick; What Does it Mean for the Collective?

Guy Oseary has “stepped down” from the day-to-day running Maverick, the management collective he founded in 2014. “I’m ready for my new chapter and welcome the opportunity to have more time to focus on management of Madonna and U2 while furthering my passion for identifying and incubating revolutionary businesses,” said Oseary in a statement, first […]
Tags: News, U2, Madonna, Live Nation, Ashton Kutcher, Guy Oseary, Michael Rapino, Oseary, Lil Nas X

U2's 40 greatest songs – ranked!

As Bono turns 60, we look back at how the Irish greats turned scratchy post-punk into a stadium-filling proposition – and continue to move with the times Bafflingly left off Pop – it was released on the B-side of Staring at the Sun – North and South of the River is audibly better than swathes of that album: a low-key excursion into something resembling trip-hop, replete with breakbeat and lo-fi orchestral samples and particularly yearning Bono vocal. Continue reading...
Tags: Music, Bono, Culture, Pop and rock, U2

Amy Winehouse's stilettos in Island Records auction for coronavirus

Handwritten lyrics by Bono, Annie Lennox and Portishead’s Beth Gibbons will also come under the hammerA pair of stilettos worn by Amy Winehouse and handwritten lyrics by Bono are among the most eye-catching items in an auction being run by Island Records. The auction is to aid charities amid the coronavirus outbreak.Funds raised by the One Love Covid-19 Relief Auction – named after a song by one of the label’s most famous signings, Bob Marley – will go to NHS Charities Together in the UK and Fee...
Tags: Music, UK, Bono, US, UK News, Culture, Charities, NHS, U2, Amy Winehouse, Bob Marley, Nick Drake, Annie Lennox, Portishead, Feeding America, Island Records

Bono Celebrates 60th Birthday With 60-Song Playlist, Writes ‘Fan Letters’ to David Bowie, Billie Eilish, Kraftwerk

Bono celebrated his 60th birthday Sunday by posting a playlist of what he described as “60 Songs That Saved My Life,” with the promise to write a “fan letter” to all 60 artists. He posted the first six of these 60 mash notes on the U2 website, kicking off with his praise for Billie Eilish, […]
Tags: News, Bono, Daft Punk, U2, David Bowie, Kraftwerk, Luciano Pavarotti, Billie Eilish, David Bowie Billie Eilish Kraftwerk

Bono Shares “60 Songs That Saved My Life” For His 60th Birthday

Bono is 60 today -- happy birthday, Bono -- and the U2 frontman has shared a playlist of "60 Songs That Saved My Life" for the special occasion. More »
Tags: Music, News, Bono, U2, Bono Shares

T. Rex Tribute, Featuring U2 and Elton John and Helmed by Hal Willner, Coming in September

“AngelHeaded Hipster,” a long-percolating tribute album to Marc Bolan and T. Rex — featuring U2, Elton John, Nick Cave, Joan Jett, Lucinda Williams and Father John Misty, and which is a companion to a forthcoming documentary film on the legendary rocker — is due on Sept. 4. The first track from the album, Cave’s take on Bolan’s […]
Tags: News, U2, Elton John, T. Rex, Marc Bolan, John Misty, Bolan, Hal Willner, Elton John Nick Cave Joan Jett Lucinda Williams

Lady Gaga, U2, Rihanna Among Music’s Philanthropic Heroes During Coronavirus Pandemic

With the coronavirus pandemic effectively slowing the music industry to a halt, countless musicians have attempted to entertain their fans by hosting live-streamed concerts, participating in virtual rap battles and even dropping surprise singles. However, some are taking it the extra mile by using their influence to raise money for those especially affected by the […]
Tags: News, Rihanna, U2, Dolly Parton, Elton John, Bruno Mars, Lady Gaga, Pink, Meek Mill, Cardi B, Shawn 'Jay-Z' Carter, Lady Gaga U2 Rihanna

Bono Shares New Song Inspired By Quarantined Italians

This St. Patrick's Day has been quite a bit less festive than usual thanks to various levels of quarantine around the world, a preventative measure to slow the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. However, Irish musicians are still finding ways to celebrate via the internet despite COVID-19. As I write, the Celtic punk band Dropkick … More »
Tags: Video, Music, Bono, U2, Dropkick, COVID

SiriusXM to Broadcast Exclusive Concerts by U2, Lady Gaga, Billie Eilish on New Channel (EXCLUSIVE)

SiriusXM pulls out all the stops for its subscriber-only concerts, and today the network announced that it will broadcast some of its biggest of the past decade — including performances by Paul McCartney, Garth Brooks, Bruce Springsteen, U2, Lady Gaga and Billie Eilish — on a dedicated limited-time channel, SiriusXM’s Superstar Concert Series, starting March […]
Tags: News, U2, Lady Gaga, Billie Eilish, SiriusXM, Lady Gaga Billie Eilish, Paul McCartney Garth Brooks Bruce Springsteen

Ken Ehrlich on 40 Years of Grammys: ‘When They Weren’t Calling Me A–hole, They Called Me the Energizer Bunny’

To shake Ken Ehrlich’s hand is to know that you are no more than two degrees of separation from just about any living pop, rock, R&B, country, hip-hop or gospel musician of note — and more than a few who are no longer with us. They, or at least someone close to them, have all […]
Tags: Bruce Springsteen, News, Bono, Awards, U2, Alicia Keys, Dolly Parton, Paul Mccartney, Grammys, LL Cool J, Neil Portnow, Brandi Carlile, Ken Ehrlich, Energizer Bunny, Deborah Dugan

Watch U2 Debut “Ahimsa” With A.R. Rahman, Play “Desire” And “One” With Noel Gallagher In Mumbai

Last month, U2 released the new single "Ahimsa," a collaboration with the great Bollywood composer A.R. Rahman. The song's title is named after the doctrine of doing no harm and respecting all living things. Last night, U2, on the final date of their long global Joshua Tree anniversary tour, came to Mumbai's D.Y. More »
Tags: Video, Music, U2, Noel Gallagher, Mumbai, Rahman, Joshua Tree, Ahimsa, A. R. Rahman, Rahman Play

U2 Drop New Song, ‘Ahimsa,’ Ahead of First Concert in India

After a flurry of rumors on Thursday, U2 dropped their first single in two years: “Ahimsa,” a collaboration with Oscar- and Grammy-winning Indian musician AR Rahman, ahead of the group’s first-ever visit to the country next month. Rahman has a vast track record of film soundtracks and is best known for his work on the […]
Tags: News, India, U2, Oscar, Rahman, Ahimsa

U2 – “Ahimsa” (Feat. A. R. Rahman)

U2 have released a new song called "Ahimsa." It's a collaboration with the Indian musician A. R. Rahman. The track is named after ahimsa, a doctrine commonly translated as "do no harm" and a respect for all living things. It's the band's first material since 2017's Songs Of Experience. They've spent most of … More »
Tags: Music, U2, Rahman, Ahimsa, A. R. Rahman

Record Store Day Black Friday Promises 177 Titles, Including Paul McCartney, Cardi B, Lizzo

Record Store Day’s slate of exclusive Black Friday titles has been announced, to the tune of 177 new releases — almost all of them on vinyl only, although a few CDs, cassettes or books figure into the mix. As usual for the post-Thanksgiving LP-fest, the lineup consists of about half the number of releases that […]
Tags: News, U2, Paul Mccartney, Madonna, Record Store Day, Cardi B, Lizzo, Record Store Day Black, Paul McCartney Cardi B Lizzo

U2’s ‘Joshua Tree’ Anniversary Tour to Resume in Australia, New Zealand and Asia

If you’re kicking yourself that you missed U2’s 30th anniversary “Joshua Tree” in 2017, you have another shot at it after all… if you can get to, or are in, Asia. The band is going to bring its California desert-inspired music and imagery across the ocean, beginning November 8 in New Zealand (full dates below). […]
Tags: Asia, News, U2

Talk Time “Year of self”

TALK TIME releases EP ‘Year of Self’. The debut single helped the band solidify a base. It was premiered by Nic Harcourt (KCRW, 885fm), receiving spins on (ALT 98.7) and LA’s (KROQ). It also topped the Hype Machine charts and clocked over 300k streams. It all began when the East LA based act captured the attention of music producer Math Bishop (U2, Two Door Cinema Club, The Killers). If you’re fan of Wilco, War On Drugs, and Bon Iver then it’s worth checking them out. You can see them perform a...
Tags: Music, La, U2, Bon Iver, Buzz Artists, Two Door Cinema Club, KROQ, Los Angels, Hype Machine, East LA, The Killers, Talk Time, Talk Time KROQ, Talk Time Year To Self, Nic Harcourt KCRW, Math Bishop U2 Two Door Cinema Club