Bono (Musician)

  • Blogs

    March 5, 2013

    The ten traits of the perfect frontperson

    The best frontmen and women all have something in common. Whether it's their ability to connect with a crowd or the swagger with which they carry themselves, their fashion sense, the intrigue that surrounds them or their reckless disregard for their own well being, they all have that ineffable "it" ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 26, 2012

    Getting stoned with comedian/musician Chella Negro

    After years of performing her soul-folk songs around the Denver music scene, Chella Negro hooked up with this town's blossoming comedy community when she joined the all-female sketch group LadyFace. Proudly public about her affection for ganja, Negro was the ideal candidate for our Getting Stoned ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 11, 2012

    Bono's Italian Takeout is quick, easy and veggie-friendly

    With holiday preparations filling the calendar, who has time to sit in a restaurant and linger over a meal? For that matter, who has time to cook a meal? Right now, takeout is looking pretty good -- and there are several good reasons to try Bono's Italian Takeout. The takeout/lunch menu at this fami ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2012

    Why do musicians endorse candidates?

    There's probably a certain amount of sincerity involved when a famous musician endorses a political candidate. But even the most un-cynical, democracy-loving patriot will have to admit that there's a hell of a lot more to the rock star/candidate public union than just fiscal policy. Endorsing a poli ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2012

    Why the Obama campaign might want to rethink continuing to use U2's "City of Blinding Lights"

    There's no question that the President -- in town this evening to debate Mitt Romney -- is a huge music fan. From quoting Sam Cooke during his '08 acceptance speech to randomly singing Al Green verses during a fundraiser to citing Stevie Wonder as being responsible for his marriage, Obama is far and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2012

    Five acts with more taxing problems than you

    See Also: • Tax Evasion: How to live like a rock star -- and pay taxes like one, too. As the saying goes: There are only two things that are certain and unavoidable in this life -- death and taxes. And while both might be causing folks to lose sleep these days (you didn't forget tax time is upon ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 9, 2012

    U2's The Joshua Tree turns 25

    It's difficult to imagine, but U2 used to be cool. Not just cool, but one of the most innovative, inspiring and mysterious bands of their generation. The group challenged the sounds, look and emotional resonance of rock music, forever redirecting the cultural stream for good or ill. Today, while man ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2011

    Barry Fey on that time that he held a gun to Axl Rose's head and how the business has changed

    ​For years, Barry Fey says, music fans have been needling him to write a book. "You know, people have been saying 'When's the book? When's the book?' for fifteen years," Fey notes. "It was daily, wherever I would go out... 'When's the book? Come on, you've got to write a book!'" Well, he final ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2011

    U2's Achtung Baby turns twenty Saturday

    ​ While U2 frontman Bono said "The Fly," the first single from Achtung Baby, was "the sound of four men chopping down The Joshua Tree," it could easily be applied to the entire album, which was released on November 19, 1991. Achtung Baby is a document of the band, almost on the verge of breaki ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 20, 2011

    Doomsday countdown, day four: Project Icarus and the asteroid that didn't destroy earth -- yet

    Jerry Bruckheimer's prophesy was by far the most entertaining.​Every sensible person knows that when Earth is eventually destroyed, it will be by a huge asteroid like the one that killed all the dinosaurs. We learned this mostly from Jerry Bruckheimer, but Jerry Bruckheimer probably learned it ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2011

    Doomsday countdown, day three: The Amazing Criswell and the Denver goo

    The Amazing Criswell: As much credibility as anyone else, really.​Call it an unlucky guess: In March 1963, the Amazing Criswell, born Jeron Criswell Konig and otherwise known as Jeron Criswell King, predicted that John F. Kennedy would not run for re-election because something would happen to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 17, 2011

    Doomsday countdown, day one: The many apocalyptic predictions of Harold Camping

    This dude just looks like a charlatan, doesn't he?​If the world had a nickel for every time the world was supposed to end, let's just say the world would have a whole boatload of nickels -- but as not-at-all-unusual as it may be for the various pseudo-prophets and charlatans of history to pred ... More >>

  • News

    October 13, 2011
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    October 13, 2011

    Jesus vs. Bono documentary looks at last non-pocalypse in time for next apocalypse

    When Christ failed to make a second earthly appearance on May 21, 2011, it probably came as a surprise to few -- would-be prophet Harold Camping, the Biblical number-cruncher who predicted that date as the day of the Rapture, had been wrong about the world ending before, after all. But while nobody ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2011

    Five musicals based on weirdly tragic true stories

    You sure about this, guys?​Although the musical -- one of the sillier holdouts from an era when theater was more, you know, theatrical -- is mostly exploited these days for its camp potential (see: The Book of Mormon), it's still not quite dead as a study of human emotion, either. And although ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2011

    The rapture didn't happen on Saturday, but a documentary about it got filmed

    There was none of this.​Despite the predictions of doomsayer Harold Camping, the Lord apparently did not see fit to visit destruction upon the earth Saturday, which passed somewhat unremarkably except that it was a particularly beautiful day. (Personally, I went to an apocalypse barbecue and a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 22, 2011

    U2 Denver, 360° Tour at Invesco Field, 5/21/11

    Photos by Aaron Thackeray U2 360° TOUR With The Fray 05.21.11 | Invesco Field View U2 at Invesco Field slideshow Say what you will about U2. Name another band that can fill a stadium these days... Time's up. Drawing a blank? That's because there aren't any -- certainly not any from this era. That ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2011

    Jesus vs. Bono: Who would win? The founder of PeaceJam intends to find out

    Pictured here without cross.​Come Saturday, Colorado's poised to have more incoming messiahs than anybody ever asked for, including the evangelicals; besides being the scheduled day of Jesus' second coming according to Biblical number-cruncher Harold Camping, it's also the day Bono comes to De ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2011

    Spiderman the musical and other things Bono can't save

    Spiderman: Much better at saving the world than Bono.​Bono recently took time out of his busy touring schedule to save his investment opportunity, Spiderman: Turn Off the Dark -- a Broadway musical boasting tunes written by the investor himself, daredevil scenes of amazing acrobatics and, acco ... More >>

  • Music

    December 9, 2010
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    October 4, 2010

    The Fray tapped to warm up for U2 at Invesco Field next spring

    ​Grammy nominations? Platinum status? Selling out Red Rocks? It's difficult to imagine any single event surpassing those sorts of mile markers in your career. Unless, of course, said event involves warming up for U2. In your hometown. Now that's beyond difficult. That's inconceivable. But tha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 13, 2010

    U2 reschedules its prevously postponed Denver date, Rihanna cancels show this Thursday

    ​A few weeks before U2 was slated to come to the States for another leg of its 360° tour, Bono injured his back while preparing for the dates and had to have emergency surgery, which resulted in the postponement of a number of US dates, including the June 12 show at Invesco Field. Live Nati ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2010

    Under a Blood Red Sky to help soften the blow of U2's postponment

    Bummed out that Bono and his U2 compadres won't be at Invesco this weekend? Yeah? So are we. Luckily, we have Under a Blood Red Sky, Denver's trusty rusty U2 tribute band, which has pulled together a gig this weekend at the Hard Rock Cafe this weekend to help us forget that we're now going to have ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 25, 2010

    U2's Denver date postponed, along with the rest of the North American tour

    ​ File this one under: Worst. News. Ever. Well, unless you don't count yourself as a fan of U2, that is. We've just learned that one of the most highly anticipated concerts of the summer, due at Invesco field on Saturday, June 12, has been postponed until sometime in 2011. Although Bono's sur ... More >>

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    March 11, 2010
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    January 7, 2010
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    September 9, 2009

    Great Sand Dunes kicks Red Rocks' ass

    A few years back, visitors to Red Rocks had the opportunity to sign a petition suggesting that the famed amphitheater represent Colorado in the U.S. Mint's state quarters program. Unfortunately, the campaign didn't succeed -- the winning design features a fairly generic mountain backdrop -- and a n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2008

    Kanye West, N.E.R.D. and Wyclef Jean Reportedly Slated for DNC Events

    According reports filed by NME and the Washington Post, Kanye West is reportedly in talks with AT&T to perform at a party being thrown on behalf of Bono's One Campaign, a non-partisan organization whose primary mission is to raise public awareness in the areas of global poverty, hunger and disease. ... More >>

  • News

    June 26, 2008

    Letters to the Editor

    Letters from the week of 6/26/2008

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2008

    Sheehan Needs to Mind His P's and 'Ques

    This week's print edition includes a few letters about Jason Sheehan -- one taking issue with his very existence, another with his recent review of Bono's Pit Bar-B-Q (shown here). It wasn't the only letter we received on that subject; the following was too long for the paper, but it fits just fine ... More >>

  • Music

    June 19, 2008


    Wednesday, June 18, Toad Tavern, 303-795-6877.

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2008
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    June 5, 2008

    U25: A Look Back at U2's Legendary Red Rocks Show Twenty Five Years Later

    Photo by G. Wigler Twenty-five years ago today, on a unseasonably dreary June day presumably a lot like the one we're experiencing right now in the Mile High City, a marginally known band from Ireland played a now legendary set at Red Rocks. The gig essentially turned Bono and his mates into bona fi ... More >>

  • Dining

    May 29, 2008

    Bono’s Pit Bar-B-Q

    I love barbecue. But not here.

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2008

    Get a 'Cue, Bono's

    I can be bought for an easy smile and a pint of sweet tea. When someone has their grill going in my neighborhood, I will sometimes sit out on my porch just to smell the air. My wife has often told me that I’ve never met a barbecue restaurant I didn’t like, and I have to correct her: Truth is, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 5, 2008

    45 Second Reviews

    Helio Sequence Keep Your Eyes Ahead Sup Pop 02:00-02:45 of “Lately” I remember this band sounding totally different. It seems like they used to be sort of electro-pop. Now they sound like U2. I guess they’re just copying U2 in reverse historical order. Anyone remember Pop? Man, that record wo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 20, 2007

    Top Music Turkeys and Other Assorted Goodies

    Here's a selection of the best of last week's music blogging from around the Village Voice media empire: Hip-hop needs more pie charts, as this post proves elegantly as it breaks down the latest offerings from Jay Z, Kanye and Wu-Tang visually. An explication of rock and roll more pure than “Jim ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 25, 2007

    Seeing (RED)

    Mod Livin' offers some cherry furniture for a good cause.

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    August 22, 2007
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    June 7, 2007
  • Music

    April 19, 2007

    Thank God for Astronauts

    Bring Us Meat
    Needlepoint Records

  • Music

    February 23, 2006

    Left Out in the Coldplay

    Fiona Apple and Chris Martin have their games down Cold.

  • Music

    February 16, 2006


    Sunday, February 19, Pepsi Center, 303-830-8497.

  • Music

    April 14, 2005


    Wednesday, April 20, and Thursday, April 21, Pepsi Center, 303-830-8497.

  • Music

    November 25, 2004


    How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb (Interscope)

  • Culture

    December 6, 2001

    Hunger Strike

    Can a non-9/11 benefit album make any noise?

  • Music

    December 7, 2000


    All That You Can¹t Leave Behind (Interscope)

  • Music

    July 15, 1999

    Better Living Through Chemistry

    The Chemical Brothers try to move beyond the hype.

  • Music

    May 8, 1997

    Flop Mart

    U2 brings its carnival to Denver--and Denver shrugs.

  • Music

    December 20, 1995
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