July 31st, 2006

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I was listening to Pop this afternoon and The Playboy Mansion came on, and I was wondering about its lack of live performances. Does anyone know if they ever sound checked or rehearsed this song, and for some reason found that it wouldn't work in a live setting? Or is it just because of how slow the song is?
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U2 and Leonard Cohen

I have no idea if anyone has posted these here before, but I just came across some stills of U2 (well, mostly Bono and The Edge) and Leonard Cohen in Leonard Cohen: I'm Your Man. I didn't even know anything about this movie/documentary until recently, and I'm a film nut, so... I apologize if this is old news to people.



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And if anyone is interested, here's the website for the film: http://www.leonardcohenimyourman.com/

It has a trailer that features Bono and The Edge.

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Bono crowned 'most influential'

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/5232572.stm

Bono crowned 'most influential'

U2 frontman Bono has topped a survey of the most influential pop stars of the last 25 years, commissioned to mark music channel MTV's quarter-centenary.

Michael Jackson and Madonna come second and third in the poll, celebrated in an artwork that places the top 15 stars on the balcony of Buckingham Palace.

More than 4,000 people took part in the Rock Royalty survey.

MTV celebrates its 25th anniversary on 1 August with a day of special events and commemorative programming.

The 12 other celebrities featured in the MTV artwork are as follows: Kurt Cobain, Prince, Eminem, Kylie Minogue, Snoop Dogg, Justin Timberlake, Sir Elton John, Beyonce Knowles, Robbie Williams, Pete Doherty, Christina Aguilera and Britney Spears.

Humorous

Jackson is featured near the centre of the image dangling a baby over the balcony - a reference to the time he dangled a baby from a Berlin hotel window in November 2002.

Sir Elton is shown wearing one of his flamboyant party wigs, while Bono is depicted making a peace sign.

Gwen Stefani, Adam Ant, Pink and the Spice Girls made the top 25 but are not featured in the humorous collage.

Launched on 1 August 1981, MTV currently broadcasts to 1.3 billion people in 179 countries via 78 different channels.


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