U2 and the late David Bowie are among the nominees for this year's Q Awards, presented by the British music magazine.

Bono and company received nominations in two categories: Best Live Act and Best Act in the World Today.

Bowie, meanwhile, earned a nod in the Best Album category for Blackstar, which was released two days before the music icon died this past January.

Other Q Awards nominees include Coldplay, Beyonce and Muse.

The 2016 Q Awards will be held November 2 in London. Visit QtheMusic.com for the full list of nominees and to vote for your favorites.

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Check out Adam Clayton's interview on St. Patrick's University's pop-up station: Walk in My Shoes Radio. Adam appears around the 1:08:50 mark in the 2 hour radio show and talks for about 10 minutes. The radio station in Dublin will only be in existence until this Friday, the 14th!

Clayton discussed his passion for running (as opposed to using treadmills), as well as his thoughts on mental wellness and his history with substances:

"There is nothing that I miss about drugs and alcohol that a sober life hasn't given me ten fold. I love my life now."

Regarding new album plans, Adam dropped a few hints at what is happening in the studio. He said:

"We've been working on a record and we've been humming and hawing on whether it's finished or not. We've decided it's not finished -- we're going to work up until Christmas. I wish we were a little bit more definite about our scheduling because people have been expecting it. But it'll be out next year -- maybe March/April. That's the plan, but I'm not confirming it."

Adam was also no fan of Donald Trump when he said:

"He seems to be a very strange man."

Watch these 2 short video clips of Adam talking with Mr. McDermott on RTÉ's 2FM with regard to the Walk in My Shoes charity in helping to raise mental health awareness in children at St. Patrick University Hospital in Dublin, Ireland.

Adam Clayton chats to Eoghan about Walk in My Shoes:

Adam Clayton on Donald Trump:

Bono blasts Republican nominee for trying to "run off with the American dream"

By Jon Blistein, Rolling Stone

U2 mocked Donald Trump and his proposed border wall before performing "Bullet the Blue Sky" at a concert in San Francisco on Wednesday.

The new bit called "Liberty..." found Bono condescending to clips of the Republican nominee touting his vast wealth and plans to build a great wall on the Mexican border. "Now candidate, you understand it's not just Mexican people who are going to have a problem with this wall of yours," Bono said. "It's everyone who loves the idea of America."


As one of the biggest bands on the planet, you'd expect U2 to celebrate 40 years in the business in typical rock star fashion.

Irish Independent

But the Dublin four-piece settled for cake and balloons as they celebrated 40 years in music on Sunday.

In a mock video that the band shared on Facebook, all four members can be seen sitting in silence at the get-together. The quietness is only broken by the sound of The Edge blowing a streamer and Bono popping a balloon.

The video has been watched over one million times as fans toast the band's milestone.

They formed on September 25, 1976 after a young Larry Mullen Jnr posted an advertisement for members to join his band on a noticeboard at Dublin's Mount Temple school.

It read: "Drummer seeks musicians to form band" and Adam Clayton, Paul Hewson (Bono) and Dave Evans (The Edge) all replied and in a career that's spanned four decades, U2 have gone on to become one of the biggest bands in the world.

Bono spins Republican's gloomy rhetoric into optimistic message at Las Vegas concert

By Daniel Kreps, Rolling Stone

Days after Bono labeled Donald Trump as "potentially the worst idea that ever happened to America," U2 spun the Republican nominee's gloomy rhetoric into an optimistic message during their performance of "Desire" Friday at the iHeartRadio Festival in Las Vegas.

Juxtaposing footage of a Trump's pandering plea to black voters with Las Vegas' dice-rolling reputation, Bono asked the crowd, "Are you ready to gamble your car?" before sampling the Trump sound bite "What do you have to lose?" The singer then asks the crowd "Are you ready to gamble the American Dream," which was followed by video of Trump's assertion that "the American Dream is dead."

"The American Dream is alive," Bono then shouted to the crowd before returning to "Desire."


"We remember that peace is not just the absence of violence. Peace is love organized," Bono says from the Vegas stage. "So get out and vote, whoever you're voting for."

By Katie Atkinson, Billboard

When U2 hit the stage as the final act of the iHeartRadio Music Festival on Friday night, they kicked right into the 1988 Rattle and Hum single "Desire" -- perfectly fitting the show's Las Vegas venue with its themes of bright lights and big money. And sure enough, Sin City imagery like showgirls, slot machines and poker tables flashed above the legendary Irish rockers to drive the point home.

But as the song continued, and its lyrical message became clearer, another theme emerged: the American presidential election and rocky cultural climate -- a theme also addressed by fellow iHeartRadio Fest performer Drake earlier in the evening.

"She's the dollars, she's my protection/ Yeah, she's the promise in the year of election," Bono sang, as the imagery suddenly shifted to a massive American flag. Then Donald Trump appeared onscreen timed with the lyrics "Like a preacher stealin' hearts at a travellin' show/ For love or money, money, money, money, money, money..." as fake dollars rained over the T-Mobile Arena crowd and Bono repeated the M-word seemingly 100 times.


The international donor conference hopes to raise $13 billion (U.S.) to replenish the Global Fund for the fight against AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria.

By The Canadian Press

MONTREAL--Canada is a leader when it comes to collaborating on global issues, rock star Bono said Saturday during his keynote address at a Montreal conference to fundraise for AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis.

"It's just great to see Canada leading on this," he said. "You've always been ahead of the curve in realizing we can do more if the international community works together and subsuming your ego into the grand plan."

Bono was joined onstage by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates on the second and final day of an international donor conference that hoped to raise US$13 billion to replenish the Global Fund for the fight against the three major infectious diseases.


'Ink, Icons, Identity' suggests rock band often provides messages for 'love, loss and life,' says exhibit curator

By David Crumpler, The Florida Times-Union/Jacksonville.com

The idea for the U2 Tattoo Project, which can be seen in exhibit form starting Monday at the University of North Florida's Gallery of Art, came together last year.

It was mid-May. Beth Nabi and her friend Chris LeClere were at the first of two concerts launching U2's Innocence + Experience Tour in Vancouver.

Nabi had encouraged LeClere to join her to experience the thrill of seeing the celebrated Irish rock band perform live.

He turned out to be the right choice for a traveling companion.

Nabi is an assistant professor of graphic design and digital media at UNF and a longtime U2 fan. LeClere is a photographer and visual anthropologist.

She had given presentations about the band's "visual identity" -- images associated with U2 such as the Joshua Tree, the photo of a disturbed looking Dublin boy on the cover of the "War" album and the "Zoo baby" drawing from the album "Zooropa."

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