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2008-08-01 21:00:25

By Jeff Miers Now, he's the butt of jokes, the guy every late-night comedian and radio blabbermouth will point to when they need a cheap laugh at the expense of liberal "save the world" types. Back then, he was a spotty Irish kid just out of his teens, whose heart was threatening to burst wide open, and whose passion ran an arm's length ahead of his abilities. Is there any real connection, any true continuity, between the singer who called himself Bono Vox in 1980, and the grizzled...

2008-08-01 18:00:22

By Jeff Miers, The Buffalo News, N.Y. Aug. 1--Now, he's the butt of jokes, the guy every late-night comedian and radio blabbermouth will point to when they need a cheap laugh at the expense of liberal "save the world" types. Back then, he was a spotty Irish kid just out of his teens, whose heart was threatening to burst wide open, and whose passion ran an arm's length ahead of his abilities. Is there any real connection, any true continuity, between the singer who called himself Bono Vox...

2008-07-27 03:00:27

By Curtis Ross, Tampa Tribune, Fla. Jul. 27--U2's first three albums get a sonic-buffing on reissues that landed in stores Tuesday. "The Joshua Tree," from 1987, solidified the band's superstar status, and was reissued in a remastered, deluxe edition last year. "Boy" (1980), "October" (1981) and "War" (1983) track U2's growth from wide-eyed parochial schoolboys to wiser but idealistic world citizens. "Boy" was a striking debut. The band turned the angular guitars of Television and the...

2008-07-26 21:00:25

By Curtis Ross, Tampa Tribune, Fla. Jul. 26--TAMPA -- U2's first three albums get a sonic-buffing on reissues that landed in stores Tuesday. "The Joshua Tree," from 1987, solidified the band's superstar status, and was reissued in a remastered, deluxe edition last year. "Boy" (1980), "October" (1981) and "War" (1983) track U2's growth from wide-eyed parochial schoolboys to wiser but idealistic world citizens. "Boy" was a striking debut. The band turned the angular guitars of...

2006-03-09 13:16:41

LONDON (Reuters) - Irish rock band U2 has postponed the Asia-Pacific leg of its sold-out world tour due to a family illness, the group's promoter said on Thursday. "This action is unavoidable due to the illness of an immediate family member of one of the band," tour promoter Arthur Fogel said in a statement on the band's Web site (http://www.u2.com/news). "Any fan of U2 will realize that this decision has not been taken lightly. We will announce further details as soon as we have...

2006-03-08 23:50:42

LONDON (Reuters) - Irish rock band U2 have postponed the Asia-Pacific leg of their sold-out world tour due to a family illness, their promoter said on Thursday. "This action is unavoidable due to the illness of an immediate family member of one of the band," tour promoter Arthur Fogel said in a statement on the band's Web site (http://www.u2.com/news). "Any fan of U2 will realize that this decision has not been taken lightly. We will announce further details as soon as we have...

2006-03-08 23:04:32

LONDON (Reuters) - Irish rock band U2 have postponed the Asia-Pacific leg of their sold-out world tour due to a family illness, their promoter said on Thursday. "This action is unavoidable due to the illness of an immediate family member of one of the band," tour promoter Arthur Fogel said in a statement on the band's Web site (http://www.u2.com/news). "Any fan of U2 will realize that this decision has not been taken lightly. We will announce further details as soon as we have...

2006-03-08 22:07:37

LONDON (Reuters) - Irish rock band U2 have canceled the final 10 dates of their sell-out world tour due to a family illness, their promoter said on Thursday. The group pulled out of shows in New Zealand, Australia, Japan and Hawaii due to start later this month as part of their Vertigo '06 tour. "This action is unavoidable due to the illness of an immediate family member of one of the band," tour promoter Arthur Fogel said in a statement on the band's Web site (www.u2.com/news)....

2006-02-26 20:41:36

SANTIAGO, Chile (Reuters) - Irish rock band U2 received Amnesty International's annual Ambassadors of Conscience award on Sunday in Chile's national stadium, which was once a notorious detention center for political prisoners. Chilean President-elect Michelle Bachelet, herself a political prisoner in the 1970s, presented the award to U2 at a backstage ceremony prior to the band playing a concert. Amnesty said it was recognizing band members Bono, the Edge, Adam Clayton and Larry...

2005-08-14 16:04:39

LISBON (Reuters) - Portugal awarded Irish rockers U2 the country's Order of Liberty on Sunday to honor the band's humanitarian efforts. President Jorge Sampaio awarded the Dublin four -- lead singer Bono, guitarist The Edge, bassist Adam Clayton and drummer Larry Mullen Jr. -- the order at the presidential palace a few hours before a concert in Lisbon. Bono urged Portuguese to help Africa, saying it was unacceptable for children to go hungry and 3,000 a day died from malaria, Lusa...


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jument
  • A beast of burden; also, a beast in general.
'Jument' ultimately comes from the Latin 'jugum,' yoke.
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