Rock News: Dublin to honor U2
There's been a lot of talk about this band,
maybe a little too much talk. This band is not a rebel band this band is
U2 will receive the key's to the City of
Dublin Ireland in early 2000. The award is being given to the pop band
in recognition of their contribution to their home town. Dublin's Mayor
Freehill stated that "Despite their international success, they continue
to live, record and plan their world-class campaigns here, U2 placed Dublin
on the map as an attractive destination for many young music lovers who
would never have visited Ireland otherwise. The band are always quick to
support the city's charities and cultural initiatives."
The band will be given the "Freedom of
Dublin" award sometime in the new year. U2 has used their fame to not only
promote their home town, but in support of many causes involving human
rights. Lead singer Bono has had major involvement in NetAid and Jubilee
2000, using his fame to help rally support to United Nations initiatives
to aid world wide poverty and to convince the worlds leading nations to
write off the debt of the third world.
U2 is currently hard at work on their next
studio album. According to reports the next cd will be a return to the
bands earlier style, which relied heavily on the bass and guitar to drive
the sound of their music.
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