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U2 support World AIDS day with help from Springsteen and Martin

Written by admin on December 2, 2014 – 3:44 pm -

Bruce Springsteen and Coldplay’s Chris Martin filled in for Bono to front U2’s World AIDS Day gig in New York City’s Times Square on Monday.

The event was opened by former President Bill Clinton, who highlighted the impact of the bipartisan drugs-for-AIDS bill, and read out an email he had received from Bono earlier in the day:

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Bono receives France’s highest cultural award

Written by admin on July 17, 2013 – 7:06 pm -

Bono has received France’s Commander of the Order of Arts and Letters for his work as a musician and anti-poverty activist. He was presented with the award by French Culture Minister Aurelie Filippetti during a ceremony in Paris.

Filippetti said in a statement:

“Beyond notes and beyond words, you committed yourself and dedicated your fame and career to wage some of the greatest wars of our time. Not for charity’s sake but in the name of justice.”

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