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    Thu, 29 Mar 2007 11:57:41

    Bono Becomes a Knight - But please, don't call him "Sir Bono"

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    • Bono - CUPERTINO, CA - SEPTEMBER 09: Apple CEO Tim Cook (L) greets the crowd with U2 singer Bono (R) as The Edge looks on during an Apple special event at the Flint Center for the Performing Arts on September 9, 2014 in Cupertino, California. Apple unveiled the Apple Watch wearable tech and two new iPhones, the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.
    • Bono - CUPERTINO, CA - SEPTEMBER 09: Apple CEO Tim Cook (L) greets the crowd with U2 singer Bono (2nd R) as The Edge (2nd L) and Larry Mullen Jr look on during an Apple special event at the Flint Center for the Performing Arts on September 9, 2014 in Cupertino, California. Apple unveiled the Apple Watch wearable tech and two new iPhones, the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.
    • Bono - CUPERTINO, CA - SEPTEMBER 09: Apple CEO Tim Cook (L) announces the free download of the new U2 album on iTunes as members of U2 The Edge (2nd L), Larry Mullen Jr (C), Adam Clayton (2nd R) and Bono as and look on during an Apple special event at the Flint Center for the Performing Arts on September 9, 2014 in Cupertino, California. Apple unveiled the Apple Watch wearable tech and two new iPhones, the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.

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    Paul Hewson, better known as the U2 frontman and political activist Bono, became a knight of the British empire today—an honor he now shares will such fellow knightly rock stars as Paul McCartney, Elton John, and Mick Jagger.

    Officially, Bono's new honorary title is Knight Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire. He cannot, however, be addressed as "Sir Bono"—the "sir" title is reserved for British citizens, and Bono is Irish.

    After receiving the honor in an informal ceremony in Dublin, Bono told reporters, "You have permission to call me anything you want—except sir, all right? Lord of lords, your demigodness, that'll do."

    —The ARTISTdirect Staff
    03.29.07



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