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by Elizabeth Logan, Glamour

At this year's Glamour Women of the Year Awards, U2 (or, as Amy Poehler called it, "ooh-too") frontman Bono received our first-ever Man of the Year honor, which he recognized is "a bit ridiculous." But he took that ridiculous moment to address some absolutely un-ridiculous topics: the role men have played in creating sexism, the role they must play in its dismantling, and the many women who have inspired him to be a better ally to women and, therefore, a better man. And yes, he read some mean tweets.

In her introduction, Amy Poehler (whom Bono called, "your Poehlerness") compared Bono to the supermoon: a light in the darkness and a man she could point to as a role model for her two young boys. Here is Bono's acceptance speech in full. They're aptly--and, rightfully--addressed to women and men alike, especially to those who, like Bono, enjoy power and privilege. Watch the video and read the complete transcript below.

Check out a couple of video clips we found of Adam and The Edge at the Q Awards in London from Wednesday.

The Edge and Adam Clayton talked about playing out live, other bands and even mentioned a sneaky new way of releasing the new album in an interview after the Q Awards show ended:

Here's one more video clip of The Edge and Adam discussing their history with live music venues and Les Paul guitars:

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U2 have picked up two prizes at this year's Q Awards - the most out of any act nominated.

Story by UTV Ireland Staff, Dublin

The Irish rockers were awarded the Best Live gong at The Roundhouse in London on Wednesday, as well as the band's guitarist The Edge picking up the Gibson Les Paul award.

Elsewhere, The 1975 beat the likes of Coldplay, Bastille and the late David Bowie as they took the prize for Best Album.

Bowie was posthumously honoured with the nomination for his final album Blackstar, but the accolade went to The 1975's record I Like It When You Sleep, For You Are So Beautiful Yet So Unaware Of It.

The band, who missed out on the three other awards for which they were nominated, were unable to attend the ceremony due to being on tour, and instead sent a thank-you video message.

Singer-songwriter James Bay took the gong for Best Solo act, fending off competition from the likes of Noel Gallagher and Mercury Prize winner Skepta, and newcomer Jack Garratt walked away with the Breakthrough Act award.

It was a strong night for rock groups Muse and Bastille, as they won the Best Act in the World Today and Best Track awards respectively.

Glamour magazine has been criticised for naming U2 frontman Bono on its annual Women of the Year list.

BBC News

The magazine said he was the first man to be included on the list because of his campaigning for women's rights.

Bono said he was "sure he didn't deserve it" but the battle for gender equality couldn't be won "unless men lead it along with women".

He is on a list that also includes Gwen Stefani, actress and campaigner Zendaya and Olympic gymnast Simone Biles.

Bono said he was "grateful" for the honour and said men were "largely responsible for the problem, so we have to be involved in the solutions".

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From Left: Sue Lowe, Alicia Lowe, A'Driane Nieves, Jane Maynard, Bono, Diana Lamon,
Mazelle Etessami, and Carrie Cohen
Photo by © Sam Jones

He's one of the most outspoken and effective advocates for women and girls I know.... As an activist, he's using those skills to get the world talking about the fact that ending extreme poverty begins with empowering women and girls." --Melinda Gates, philanthropist and 2013 Woman of the Year

By Christiane Amanpour

When humanitarian and rock icon Bono learned that he was being honored by Glamour as the first-ever Man of the Year, he called his wife of 34 years, Ali Hewson, to give her the news. "I asked did she think I deserved it. She wasn't sure," Bono tells me with a laugh. "She said I've work to do!"

U2's front man has no doubts. "I'm sure I don't deserve it," he says. "But I'm grateful for this award as a chance to say the battle for gender equality can't be won unless men lead it along with women. We're largely responsible for the problem, so we have to be involved in the solutions."

I'm on Glamour's side: I think Bono is the perfect choice for this first-time honor because, now 56, he's been trying to do good for as long as he's been making music. I first met Bono, born Paul David Hewson, in Sarajevo over New Year's 1996, shortly after peace accords ended the Bosnian civil war that November. It was the first time in four years that the guns were silent and the people of that beautiful city could celebrate by taking to the concert halls and cafés. I got pulled into a crowded car one night, heading for a party, and there was Bono. Our two-decade humanitarian friendship was launched.

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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 QtheMusic.com for the full list of nominees and to vote for your favorites.

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Original article: http://www.classichitsandoldies.com/v2/76474/

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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.

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By Troy L. Smith, cleveland.com

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.

© 2016 Advance Ohio All rights reserved

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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.

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"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.

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