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U2 and the late David Bowie are among the nominees for this year's Q Awards, presented by the British music magazine.

Bono and company received nominations in two categories: Best Live Act and Best Act in the World Today.

Bowie, meanwhile, earned a nod in the Best Album category for Blackstar, which was released two days before the music icon died this past January.

Other Q Awards nominees include Coldplay, Beyonce and Muse.

The 2016 Q Awards will be held November 2 in London. Visit for the full list of nominees and to vote for your favorites.

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As one of the biggest bands on the planet, you'd expect U2 to celebrate 40 years in the business in typical rock star fashion.

Irish Independent

But the Dublin four-piece settled for cake and balloons as they celebrated 40 years in music on Sunday.

In a mock video that the band shared on Facebook, all four members can be seen sitting in silence at the get-together. The quietness is only broken by the sound of The Edge blowing a streamer and Bono popping a balloon.

The video has been watched over one million times as fans toast the band's milestone.

They formed on September 25, 1976 after a young Larry Mullen Jnr posted an advertisement for members to join his band on a noticeboard at Dublin's Mount Temple school.

It read: "Drummer seeks musicians to form band" and Adam Clayton, Paul Hewson (Bono) and Dave Evans (The Edge) all replied and in a career that's spanned four decades, U2 have gone on to become one of the biggest bands in the world.


By Troy L. Smith,

CLEVELAND, Ohio - In honor of U2's 40th anniversary as a band, Bono, The Edge and company are taking over the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Well, sort of.

The museum will host a special U2 celebration the weekend of Sept. 24-25. The event is been dubbed the social media friend "#U240Cleveland."

Bono and his bandmates won't be on hand (Well, at least we assume they won't). But the Rock Hall is partnering with fan club @U2 to present two days of activities and events dedicated to the legendary act, which was inducted into the museum in 2005.

The Rock Hall says it plans to release full details for the weekend in the coming weeks. In case you need a reminder of just how iconic U2 is, the band has 22 Grammys, and is one of the highest selling music acts and highest grossing tour artists of all time.

But don't worry. You still have time to catch up on some of your favorite U2 jams.

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Yesterday was the one year anniversary of Dennis Sheehan's sudden death. U2's tour manager died 2 weeks after the launch of U2's Innocence + Experience tour in Los Angeles. All four band members of U2 took a private helicopter to Dungarvan, Ireland, and made a surprise visit to Sheehan's family, and later took photographs with some of the townspeople. Above is a photo from U2's Twitter account. Below are photos of U2 at Downey's Bar with fans.



"We want to dedicate this award to artists from around the world who are innovating in very difficult circumstances," guitarist says

By Kory Grow, Rolling Stone

U2 received iHeartRadio's Innovator Award at a Los Angeles ceremony Sunday night. "Innovation, I think it's something about searching out the future before it's arrived," Bono said during his and the Edge's acceptance speech. "[It's] making 'what might be' the 'what is.'"

Pharrell Williams presented the singer and guitarist with the trophy, saying, "These guys have literally, literally, literally changed the world, and they speak up for the voiceless and they tell the truth, no matter the cost." He cited their work with Amnesty International and Bono's One Foundation and the band's work with (Red) as examples. Bono responded to the compliments by calling Williams the "essence of rock & roll," as well as a "miracle man" and "risk taker." Williams received the same award in 2014; Justin Timberlake accepted it last year.


Adam Clayton was on TodayFM, an Irish radio station with Paul McLoone and Alison Curtis, broadcasting live at The Choice Music Awards from Vicar Street in Dublin. Listen to what Adam had to say about the forthcoming U2 album, Songs of Experience!


U2 have joined the tributes pouring in for David Bowie as they pay respects to one of their biggest influences.

by Sasha Brady, Irish Independent

U2 posted a message on tweet saying 'Planet Earth is blue" upon hearing the news of the iconic singer's death on Sunday evening at 69.

Bowie - known for his hits like Changes, Ashes To Ashes and Starman - left a legacy created by pioneering musicianship and ground-breaking lyrics dating back almost half a century.

The Irish megastars have have always been open about the influence Bowie had on their music and career.


Other winners at the event held at the Stage Theater in Berlin, Germany are actress Uma Thurman and former F1 driver Michael Schumacher.

by AceShowbiz,

Ariana Grande was among the winners at the 66th Bambi Awards. The singer took home the Best Newcomer trophy during the ceremony held on Thursday, November 13 at the Stage Theater in Berlin, Germany.

Grande, who rose to fame for playing Cat Valentine on Nickelodeon's "Victorious" and its spin-off "Sam & Cat", already has released two albums. Both peaked at No. 1 on Billboard 200. This year, she dominated the singles charts with her hits "Problems", "Break Free" and "Bang-Bang".

"Ariana Grande is a young singer with a powerful voice who knows how to combine pop, soul, hip-hop and electronic music to form an irresistible dance sound. Her hits set new records on iTunes, her concerts sell out and she has millions of fans on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Her unmistakeable voice and unusual range spanning five octaves make her one of the exceptional talents of our time," the Bambi jury explained why the pint-sized diva deserved the award.

Another international star who won a Bambi in music field was U2. The Irish rockers were the winners in the Music International category. "U2 create rock music with attitude and poetic texts that Bono, their charismatic singer, verbalises with his unique voice. Guitarist The Edge, bassist Adam Clayton and drummer Larry Mullen, Jr. provide the unmistakeable U2 sound of strong rhythms and melodies," the jury said of the group's win.


U2 are to perform at the MTV Europe Music Awards (EMA) in Glasgow.

by BBC News,

The Irish supergroup are among a number of big names who will take to the stage at the SSE Hydro on Sunday night.

This will be U2's fourth MTV EMA performance after Rotterdam in 1997, Stockholm in 2000 and from Berlin's Brandenburg Gate in 2009.

The Glasgow awards show is being hosted by rapper Nicki Minaj, who will also perform. Other acts include DJ Calvin Harris, Ariana Grande and Ed Sheeran.

It is estimated that the show will generate up to £10m for the city's economy.

U2, Alex Ebert Win Big at Golden Globes

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By Phil Gallo, Billboard, Los Angeles

U2 and Alex Ebert of Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes took home the music awards at the 71st annual Golden Globes Sunday night, while HBO's film on Liberace continued to add trophies to its mantle.

U2's "Ordinary Love" from "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom" received the Best Original Song trophy, besting recordings from Coldplay, Taylor Swift and others. The band had won once before, in 2003 for "The Hands That Built America," from Martin Scorsese's "Gangs Of New York."

U2 guitarist The Edge said the band started working for Nelson Mandela and the anti-Apartheid movement when they were teenagers in the late 1970s. "It has taken 35 years to write this song," he said.

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