10/17/2014 8:01 PM ET |
Filed under: Bono
Besides being the lead singer of U2 and forcing his band's music onto your iPhones, Bono is perhaps best known for his trademark shades, which he seems to be wearing 24/7!
Seriously! Whether it's day or night, inside or outside, he's ALWAYS wearing a pair of sunglasses!
But if you think Bono is just wearing them because they make him look super awesome, then you're dead wrong! In fact, he recently revealed that he wears them constantly because
U2 is too good to the world!
Not only have the musicians premiered their new song Invisible as a Super Bowl XLVIII ad, but they have also teamed up with Bono's foundation Red and Bank of America to donate $1 to the Global Fund for each iTunes download within 24 hours.
Oh and did we mention the download is free for the day too??!
The fundraiser is just one step the foundation is taking to FINALLY put a stop to AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria.
Now THAT is true rock n' roll!
Ch-ch-check out the jam's debut (above)!!!
And CLICK HERE to get the tune in its full, FREE glory!
With technology being as badass as it is these days, pretty much NOBODY on the planet should be without clean water! Matt Damon ESPECIALLY feels this way, hilariously talking about taking a "toilet strike" a few months ago to raise awareness for his humanitarian effort, Water.org. Basically he won't be going to the bathroom until everyone on the planet has clean water!
Then, amazingly, other celebrities joined his pledge to not expel their bodily waste until the issue was resolved — including Jason Bateman, Jessica Biel and Josh Gad!
Now, EVEN MORE are joining (above)! This time Olivia Wilde, Richard Branson, and Bono join up!
The PSA couldn't get funnier, even with the alarming REAL statistics thrown in: 780 million people (1 in 9) lack access to safe water.
This is a real cause that demands real attention. There's no reason why we can't have a laugh while helping the world!
Bono and his wife, Ali Hewson, were on vacation when things went from relaxing to awful suuuuper fast!
They were quad biking when Ali had an accident — something that happens all too often on those things. She flew off the bike and broke some ribs, and was immediately taken to the hospital by helicopter.
Bono is known for ALWAYS wearing sunglasses, almost more than he is for being U2's lead singer! LOLz!
It turns out that the sunglasses aren't just a fashion statement.
His good friend Julian Lennon said that Bono wears the glasses because his eyes are
We couldn't think of a better recipient ourselves!
Legendary boxer Muhammad Ali is joining Bono, Nelson Mandela and President Jimmy Carter as a winner of Philadelphia's Liberty Medal.
Looks like being pissed off at the world helped…
Sean Penn just raised $2 million for Haiti while at the Cannes Film Festival!
This comes right on the heels of Penn yelling at the world for abandoning Haiti after their 2010 earthquake, and it seems like Penn's and Paul Haggis' idea to fundraise at the even more than paid off.
The event was the first ever for the festival since 1996, and was the first time that three separate charities banded together to help one cause.
The last time the festival did anything like this came in the form of benefit screenings!
The main breadwinner for the charities was the auction. It included a three day trip to Haiti WITH Sean Penn (each of the three bidders who won promised over $128k each!), a Bono guitar, a lunch date with a Victoria's Secret Angel, and VIP access to their 2012 fashion show!
So fab! We're glad that Sean witness that while some people may have forgotten, not everyone in the world has!
Raising awareness again will certainly help people come back around!
[Image via WENN.]