U2: Bono falls down a flight of stars at Chicago show this week
Bono had a bit of a scare Tuesday night when he fell down a set of stairs during U2's show at the United Center in Chicago.
It happened during "Lights of Home," the third song of the night, as he was saying, "Show us your lights." He was following his band mates across a walkway, but when he approached the stairs that lead down to the alternate stage, he went flying. And, true to form, while laying on his back, he started singing as if nothing happened.
In 2015, during the opening night of their Innocence & Experience tour, The Edge walked right off the same walkway as he made his way to the B-stage during "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For."
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MICHAEL JACKSON: 2-hour special airs on ABC tonight
Michael Jackson is the subject of a two-hour ABC special airing tonight (Thursday). And his estate is clearly unhappy with it.
The Last Days of Michael Jackson combines never-before-seen footage from interviews the King of Pop did with the network's Barbara Walters and Diane Sawyer, plus conversations with friends and associates.
One of the new conversations is with Derek "Cooley" Jackson, one of the dancers who taught Jackson how to moonwalk.
Much of the focus is on the stress that weighed on Michael as he planned and rehearsed for his This Is It world tour. ABC probes the substance problems that were about to derail it, culminating in his Propofol-related death on June 25th, 2009. (BroadwayWorld.com)
But the Jackson estate calls the program "another crass and unauthorized attempt to exploit the life, music and image of Michael Jackson without respect for Michael's legacy, intellectual property rights or his children." In a statement issued today (Wednesday), it accuses the network of violating its intellectual property rights by using "music and other intellectual property owned by the estate such as photos, logos, artwork...without having licensed the rights to any such material."
THE BEATLES: Yellow graphic novel is coming in August
The Beatles' film Yellow Submarine has been turned into a graphic novel.
The Apple-approved book -- due out August 28th -- was created by artist Bill Morrison (The Simpsons). It follows the Fab Four as they head to Pepperland to help free Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band and overthrow the Blue Meanies who have taken over. Check out a trailer for the book on YouTube.
The film will be shown in theaters for its 50th anniversary on July 8th.