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Dave Urbanski, The Blaze

For the last several Christmas Eves, U2′s Bono has appeared on the streets of Dublin to "busk" (i.e., sing/perform in exchange for donations) on behalf of a charity that helps the homeless.

This Christmas Eve was no different, as a wild crowd gathered around Bono and Irish songwriter Glen Hansard -- who plays for The Frames and The Swell Season and starred in the 2007 film "Once," winning an Oscar for Best Original Song ("Falling Slowly") -- while the pair prepared to sing and play without amplification.

No worries. The rowdy group erupted, drowning out Bono's voice on the chorus to "Merry Xmas Everybody," a 1973 song by the English group Slade. The mood was electric.

U2 Post Paul Epworth Version of 'Ordinary Love'

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Adele collaborator adds thumping beat to rockers' Mandela tribute

By Eric R. Danton, Rolling Stone

U2 contributed "Ordinary Love" to Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom and last week walked away with a Golden Globe nomination for it, but Danger Mouse's film-ready mix is not the only version of the song the band has commissioned. Adele collaborator Paul Epworth underpins the tune with a thumping beat in his take on "Ordinary Love," which U2 posted on Soundcloud.

"We think Paul Epworth's mix is a very soulful, uplifting one and we hope our audience will agree," Bono said in a statement on Soundcloud. "Nelson Mandela's life and times meant more to me than I can ever tell you, I would need a hundred songs to do that. . . but this complicated little love song to Winnie and South Africa is the one that landed on our lap."

How to Create a U2 Bingo Card

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There's no doubt that with all of the mobile bingo sites and social bingo apps there has been more and more people glued to their phones - but there's nothing more fun than sitting around with friends and having a cheeky natter or gossip whilst playing some great bingo games. It's also a great money saver too and adds a great social element into things so you can have a catch up all at the same time. You can even have a cheeky glass of plonk if you fancy!

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