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Bono Says He Almost Died: 'People Have These Extinction Events In Their Lives'

Bono is on the cover of Rolling Stone‘s brand new issue.

In the interview, the 57-year-old entertainer revealed he had a near-death experience.

When asked what happened and if he would talk about it, Bono said, “Well, I mean, I don’t want to.”

“It’s just a thing that . . . people have these extinction events in their lives; it could be psychological or it could be physical. And, yes, it was physical for me, but I think I have spared myself all that soap opera. Especially with this kind of celebrity obsession with the minutiae of peoples’ lives – I have got out of that. I want to speak about the issue in a way that lets people fill in the blanks of what they have been through, you know?” Bono said. “It’s one thing if you were talking about it in a place of record like Rolling Stone, but by the time it gets to your local tabloid it is just awful. It becomes the question that everyone is asking.”

He also added the experience factored into his album Songs of Experience.

FYI: Bono is wearing Oliver Peoples sunglasses.

For more from Bono, visit RollingStone.com.

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U2 Notches Eighth No. 1 Album on the Billboard 200 With 'Songs of Experience'!

U2 stay winning!

The legendary rock group just notched the eighth No. 1 album of their career on the Billboard 200 this week with their newest release, Songs of Experience.

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The album moved 186,000 equivalent album units – 180,000 of those were through traditional album sales, according to Billboard. It’s also the biggest week for a rock album in 2017! The band last hit No. 1 with 2009′s No Line on the Horizon.

U2 is now the only group to have earned No. 1 albums in the ’80s, ’90s, ’00s and ’10s. Congratulations!

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Bono, Chris Martin & Sean Penn Take Part in Duet During Jimmy Kimmel's Special Star-Studded (RED) Episode!

Jimmy Kimmel once again teamed up with Bono and his (RED) foundation for their annual (RED) episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live last night (November 29), and you can watch all the videos here!

For the third year in a row, the 49-year-old comedian hosted the holiday-themed benefit episode in an effort to raise awareness and money to help the fight against AIDS in honor of World AIDS Day on December 1.

U2‘s Bono delivered a smoky rendition of the Frank Sinatra classic “One for My Baby” with help from Coldplay‘s Chris Martin and Sean Penn.

Kristin Bell, Ashton Kutcher, Bryan Cranston, Rita Wilson, Sean “Diddy” Combs, DJ Khaled also all participated in various interviews, a (RED) Shopathon, and even a cute sing-along called “We’re Going to Hell” urging people to donate to the cause – Watch all the clips below!


Bono and Chris Martin Sing ‘One for My Baby’ with Sean Penn Cameo

Click inside to watch the rest of the videos from Jimmy Kimmel Live’s (RED) episode…More Here! »

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Saoirse Ronan to Host 'SNL' with U2 as Musical Guest!

Saoirse Ronan is set to host the next new episode of Saturday Night Live!

The 23-year-old two-time Oscar-nominated actress will host the NBC sketch comedy show on December 2 with U2 as the musical guest.

This will be Saoirse‘s first time hosting the show.

Saoirse is currently getting Oscar buzz for her work in the new movie Lady Bird, which is currently playing in limited release. The film will expand nationwide over Thanksgiving weekend and we suggest you go see it. Rotten Tomatoes has given it a rare 100% fresh rating!

Jared Leto & Penelope Cruz Hit the Carpet at the Los 40 Music Awards!

Jared Leto showed off his signature style at the Los 40 Music Awards!

The 45-year-old actor and musician hit the red carpet with his band Thirty Seconds to Mars on Friday night (November 10) at WiZink Center in Madrid, Spain.

They were also joined at the event by U2‘s Bono and Adam Clayton as well as Penelope Cruz.

During the show, Jared and Thirty Seconds to Mars took to the stage for a performance.

After the event, Jared took to his Instagram to thank the award show for having them.

“Thank you @los40spain! We can’t wait to come back and play again next year..Who’s coming to the shows? #WALKONWATER,” Jared captioned the pic.

FYI: Penelope is wearing Balmain.

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