ChatGPT: Rock Critic

By Iman Lababedi | April 18, 2023

There is no credible evidence to suggest that Bono, the lead singer of the band U2, is gay.

A.I. Reimagines Famous Rock Stars As Toddlers

By Alyson Camus | January 14, 2023

baby Elvis has to be the cutest ever

L.A. Burning, West Coast Concert Picks, November 7th To 13th

By Alyson Camus | November 6, 2022

Butch Walker is at the Teragram Ballroom

Bono On The Late Show With Stephen Colbert at The Ed Sullivan Theatre, Thursday, November 3rd, 2022

By Iman Lababedi | November 4, 2022

giving hope in a dramatic and beautiful vision of the unfinished work of greatness that is the US

The Queen Is Dead. How Do You Feel?

By Alyson Camus | September 9, 2022

so far, no statement from Morrissey!

The Musical Tastes Of Our Ex-Presidents

By Alyson Camus | November 10, 2020

‘Gregg Allman and the Allman Brothers just about put me in the White House’

Bono Posts A New Song, ‘Let Your Love Be Known,’ For The Italians Who Inspired It

By Alyson Camus | March 18, 2020

the resilience of Italians who continue to sing ‘across rooftops’ as ‘an act of resistance’:

Bono Thanks Pence For Support Combatting AIDS In Africa

By Alyson Camus | February 20, 2017

‘That’s how we know you, and we really appreciate that.’

When Bono Talks About Trump…

By Alyson Camus | September 22, 2016

Donald Trump is potentially the worst idea

Bono Wanted U2 Concerts To Be Broadcasted To The International Space Station

By Alyson Camus | August 27, 2016

Abedin was puzzled by this request

Eagles of Death Metal To Join U2 Next Week In Paris

By Alyson Camus | December 5, 2015

Basically, Bono went out of his way to help the members of EODM, offering them their private plane, buying them new phones because their own phones had been left in the venue.

Bono And Yoko Celebrate Lennon’s Green Card Day At Ellis Island

By Alyson Camus | July 31, 2015

‘He didn’t sail across the Atlantic in an ocean liner or a yellow submarine. He didn’t come in on a third-class ticket looking for a job in Hell’s Kitchen. He didn’t climb up out of steerage with all his potatoes in a single suitcase. But John Lennon was an immigrant all the same.’

U2 Defend Their Tax Arrangements Once Again

By Alyson Camus | May 17, 2015

‘And we pay a fortune in tax. Just so people know, we pay a fortune in tax; and we’re happy to pay a fortune in tax, people should. But that doesn’t mean, because you’re good at philanthropy and because I’m an activist, people think you should be stupid in business and I don’t run with that.’

Bono’s Contemptible Success

By Iman Lababedi | January 9, 2015

With U2’s first top 30 single since, ahem, 1991, with “Every breaking Wave” –surely one of the seven signs the world has come to an end, rock nyc is taking a moratorium on being mean to Bono till his hand is fully (or as fully as it is gonna be) healed.

The Megalomania Of Bono

By Nikki Vee | January 8, 2015

He’s often said he doesn’t deserve the life he has and he is forever grateful for it. I’ve seen 26 shows and EVERY SINGLE TIME he’s thanked the fans for giving the band a great life. Bono knows and admits his megalomania. Without it, there is no U2.

Some Of The Best Music Quotes Of 2014

By Alyson Camus | January 6, 2015

I have more, the ultra narcissist over-the-top one: ‘My greatest pain in life is that I will never be able to see myself perform live’, the confessional ones, ‘Sometimes people write novels and they just be so wordy and so self-absorbed. I am not a fan of books. I would never want a book’s autograph. I am a proud non-reader of books’

Bob Mould And Margaret Cho Are Busking In San Francisco To Help The Homeless

By Alyson Camus | November 28, 2014

Comedian Margaret Cho is taking action, she will be busking all over San Francisco in the following weeks as part of a campaign to feed the homeless, and on Wednesday, she got some help from Bob Mould!

Ozzy Osbourne: 'That Bono Pisses Me Off!'

By Alyson Camus | November 22, 2014

I liked some of their earlier stuff, but to be perfectly honest, that Bono pisses me off. He’s made his name out of working with and talking about starving people in Africa. I don’t particularly like what he does. It’s phony

U2' Bono Takes The Defense Of Spotify

By Alyson Camus | November 9, 2014

‘When people pick on Spotify: Spotify are giving up 70 percent of all their revenues to rights owners. It’s just that people don’t know where the money is because the record labels haven’t been transparent.

Bono's Next Plan: He Is Gonna Save The Music Industry

By Alyson Camus | September 19, 2014

Not only U2 has received the big bucks from Apple – reportedly $100 million, and if you don’t call this prostitution I don’t know what it is – to release their album and deliver it for free in every iTunes account of the planet, but there are about to make some big announcement?

Jesus Christ Sue Perstar

By Iman Lababedi | August 2, 2014

In the lawsuit, webber aka the Really Useful Group said “We have no option but to proceed with legl action to recover costs associated with the project”. Personally, I would enjoy this story a whole lot more if we could find some way to involve Bono, but unfortunately, appearances notwithstanding, Bono is too old for the title role.

Bono Mad At Apple And Calling The Company A Religious Cult

By Alyson Camus | June 27, 2014

The concept, founded by Bono, is just self-promotion, buy any (RED) product and a certain percentage goes to Bono’s Global Fund to fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, meaning that not a penny comes out of Bono’s pocket. And that’s his genius, he passes for a humanitarian without giving away his money

Bono and the Edge working on new musical.. not kiddin'

By Helen Bach | May 30, 2014

It seems to me that no band is content with just being a band. Between the endorsements and the promotion and the ‘branching out’ its a never ending cash cow, at least in this case Bono is not trying to act or direct, just scoring the music.

rock nyc's Naughty And Nice List

By Iman Lababedi | December 25, 2013

Santa is looking over my shoulder and tutting or nodding his head in appreciation because, just before he flys off to give all the good girls and boys gifts, he is picking up our list to help with some of the more famous among us and rock nyc is here to help…

That Was The Week Of 12-2-13 That Was

By Iman Lababedi | December 10, 2013

An Upper Middle Class lawyer who used “terrorist” tactics to further his Anti-Apartheid cause, got nabbed, got jailed again when the racist couldn’t make it stick. Married three times. You know, a normal guy with a 27 year interruption for jail. On the plus side of the ledger, he saved South Africa from the disastrous fate of the countries surrounding him; whether that is enough to forgive him for being buddies with Bono is for others to decide.

Spiderman Turn Off The Dark To Close January 3rd, 2014

By Iman Lababedi | November 22, 2013

The worst named musical in history, Spiderman: Turn Off The Dark, a counter-intuitive nonsense name for one of the worst shows in Broadway history, is being put out of its bone breaking, ear numbing, wildly terrible misery on January 3th 2014

Alice Cooper To Broadway's Spiderman?

By Iman Lababedi | October 9, 2013

Did I mention that with the exemption of the circe-y flying stunts bits, the entire thing is a disaster? The music on the top of the list will turn you deaf; in a career of terrible songwriting, Bono and the Edge reach the bottom of the barrel on this atrocious piece of music.

The Global Citizens Festival With Stevie Wonder, the Great Lawn, Central Park, Saturday, September 28th, 2013, Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | September 29, 2013

On a glorious Saturday afternoon drifting into Saturday evening, 60,000 New Yorkers became “Global Citizens”. Well helping the poor is one thing and music is something else entirely and I for one, actually, will be happy to dismiss the entire enterprise for you.

Bono And U2 And Irish Taxes

By Iman Lababedi | September 27, 2013

This is not to excuse Bono for being a tax cheat, this has more to do with how to explain how Capitalism stopped functioning.