September 23, 1987 |
U2's Bono Hewson went down in concert over the weekend, but the Irish band's lead singer isn't out. Hewson sprained his shoulder before a capacity crowd at Washington's RFK Stadium, a hospital spokeswoman said. Hewson hurt himself when he slipped on a wet stage, ending the concert three songs shorter than usual. The singer--whose picture graces this week's cover of "Rolling Stone" magazine--was admitted to Washington Hospital Center at 11:32 p.m.
June 18, 1987 |
Anti-apartheid activism has replaced anti-nuke consciousness as the cause of choice for rock musicians. In 1986, Little Steven Van Zandt, Bruce Springsteen, U2's Bono Hewson and others recorded "Sun City." This year, such events abound. Paul Simon's "Graceland" Tour, wrapping in New York July 2, will donate proceeds from its Madison Square Garden concert to Children of Apartheid and the United Negro College Fund. In Los Angeles on Sept.
February 26, 1990 |
U2 Singer Advocates Human Rights: Bono Hewson, lead singer of U2, makes a plea to promote human rights on a public service announcement airing at the end of Fox's "21 Jump Street" tonight at 9 p.m. The announcement will encourage viewers to call Amnesty International for more information on human rights activities. The U2 hit "With or Without You" will be part of the spot. The "21 Jump Street" episode deals with the civil war in El Salvador.
April 22, 1987 |
Bob Dylan joined U2 on stage Monday night at the Los Angeles Sports Arena to share lead vocals with the Irish band's Bono Hewson on two Dylan songs: "I Shall Be Released" (which they dedicated to Amnesty International) and "Knockin' on Heaven's Door." Though they didn't join the band on stage, other rock notables in attendance over the first three nights of the band's five-night engagement: Bruce Springsteen, Madonna, Rod Stewart, Robbie Robertson and "Little Steven" Van Zandt.
May 3, 1987
The worse poison is ignorance, and Dennis Hunt showed his when he asked Bret Michaels if glam-band Poison's wearing of make-up leads some to think they are gay (Faces, April 26). This is no different than asking Bono Hewson if U2's growing wealth leads some to believe they are Jewish, or asking Los Lobos if their Mexican heritage causes the mistaken impression that they are lazy drunks. Michaels compounded the slander by defending his band as "real men" who dislike the association with "being women."