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Bono: Pressure to Be Macho Kept Him Quiet About Abba

The Edge owns up to liking the Bee Gees, as well

(Newser) - Since his youth in Dublin, Bono has hidden something from the world: his affection for the music of Abba. He just wasn't brave enough to announce it. Macho factors were involved, he confessed on a BBC Radio show ; his peers were into punk at the time, not Swedish pop....

Ex-Beatle's New Title: 'Sir Ringo'
Ex-Beatle's New
Title: 'Sir Ringo'

Ex-Beatle's New Title: 'Sir Ringo'

Ringo Starr, Bee Gee Barry Gibb to be knighted by the queen

(Newser) - A Beatle and a Bee Gee are among the celebrated citizens who've been selected for knighthood and other awards given in the name of Britain's monarch. Britain's Cabinet Office publishes a list of people receiving honors for merit, service, or bravery twice a year: just before New...

Barry Gibb Reveals Childhood Sexual Abuse Attempt

The Bee Gees singer says he has never spoken of the incident at age 4

(Newser) - The last surviving member of '70s disco legends the Bee Gees has revealed for the first time that he was the victim of a sexual abuse attempt as a child. Speaking to the Radio Times ahead of his performance Sunday at the Glastonbury Festival in England, Barry Gibb says...

Bee Gees' Robin Gibb Dead at 62

Singer had battled colon, liver cancer

(Newser) - The Bee Gees' Robin Gibb lost his battle with cancer today. He was 62. In a statement, his family announced his death "with great sadness." Though the singer had recently made what seemed like a miraculous recovery , Rolling Stone reports that Gibb fought both colon and liver cancer...

Robin Gibb's Own Music Woke Him From Coma

Doctors 'confounded' by recovery

(Newser) - As Robin Gibb lay in a coma, his family played Bee Gees music in his hospital room—and noticed Gibb trying to mouth the lyrics of his old songs, his family tells ITV . But it was ultimately his most recent composition, a classical piece titled "The Titanic Requiem,"...

Bee Gees' Robin Gibb Awakes From Coma

Gibb fell into coma battling cancer-related pneumonia

(Newser) - Bee Gees singer Robin Gibb has awoken after falling into a coma after contracting pneumonia in his battle with liver and and colon cancer more than a week ago, reports the BBC . Gibb's wife Dwina says she was playing Roy Orbison's "Crying" in an effort to revive...

Robin Gibb in Coma: Reports

Bee Gees singer near death, says the Sun

(Newser) - Robin Gibb of the Bee Gees missed the London premiere of his Titanic Requiem this week, notes AP , and British media reports say they know why: He's near death in the hospital. The Press Association and the Sun tabloid say Gibb's family is at his bedside. If the...

Bee Gees' Robin Gibb Has Liver Cancer

Pain forces singer to cancel appearances

(Newser) - Robin Gibb, one of two surviving Bee Gees, is battling liver cancer. The 61-year-old singer has appeared increasingly frail in recent months. Brother Barry, 65, traveled from the US to Britain to be by Gibb's side after he was hospitalized with intense abdominal pain last week. He was released...

Born in the USA Tops Gitmo Torture Charts

Boss' anthem among tunes favored by US interrogators for disorienting prisoners

(Newser) - The music played at high volume for hours on end by US interrogators to torture prisoners held at Guantanamo Bay spanned all genres. But the military overseers did have a few favorite songs, including:
  • Born in the USA, by Bruce Springsteen
  • American Pie, by Don McLean
  • Staying Alive, by the

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