Nelson Mandela's death on Dec. 5 inspired a number of heartfelt reactions from members of the rock community. While many lamented the loss of an inspiring figure and world leader, others felt Mandela's passing on a more personal level -- including U2 frontman Bono, who was fortunate enough to count the legendary activist among his friends.
Though he's been known more in the last two decades for his trademark "Fly" sunglasses, the most distinct look of Bono's early days was his '80s mullet. Much like the rockers of his day, his hair was rather poofy up front, but part of what made the U2 singer's "Sho-Long" distinctive was his ability to grow out his hair in back and have it curl back toward his neck and shoulders.
Thirty two categories worth of Big Daddy Awards nominees were announced this week, for the virtual awards show that serves as a fundraiser and public service announcement for prostate awareness. Gene Simmons, Bono and Jon Bon Jovi are just a few of the rockers nominated for awards like the "Do Gooder Big Daddy" and the "All Time Reality TV Big Daddy."
The initial public offering of Facebook on Friday (May 18) may not have been as successful as many had expected. But even if it had done better than closing at only 23 cents more than the opening price, it would not have put Bono up with Paul McCartney in the exclusive Billionaire Rockers Club as had been initially believed.
We didn't think of this one until just recently, but apparently Robin Williams has been dealing with being mistaken as Bono for quite awhile. It only happens when people have taken "a lot of medication" or are "completely s---faced," insists the comedian, but we fall into neither category right now and we can't but help notice his remarkable resemblance to the the U2 singer.