NY street named U2 Way
NEW YORK - This street does have a name - U2 Way.
Part of Manhattan's West 53rd Street was temporarily renamed after the veteran Irish rockers Tuesday.
Scores of fans cheered from behind barricades as Mayor Michael Bloomberg and City Council Speaker Christine Quinn presented the band's four members with street signs bearing the name.
Frontman Bono said U2 was honored to join Manhattan's musical map, which also features Duke Ellington Boulevard and Joey Ramone Place.
The name change coincides with the release of U2's latest CD, 'No Line on the Horizon.' It also celebrates the group's weeklong gig on CBS' 'Late Show With David Letterman.'
Bon Jovi book coming out in fall
NEW YORK - Bon Jovi is ready to spill.
The multiplatinum rockers are marking their 25th anniversary with 'Bon Jovi: When We Were Beautiful,' an 'insider portrait' that includes previously unpublished photographs and text by the band members.
'The book offers unprecedented insights into the members' lives on stage, on the road, and at home, as well as intimate reflections on the highs and lows of their 25 years together,' according to a statement issued Tuesday by publisher HarperCollins.
The book comes out in the fall, when a documentary of the same name is released.
Spinal Tap to reunite on tour
WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. - The amps won't be turned up to 11 for Spinal Tap's reunion tour.
Michael McKean, Christopher Guest and Harry Shearer - the actors who portrayed the faux heavy metal rock band in the 1984 mockumentary 'This is Spinal Tap' - are leaving their wigs and costumes in their closets for the 'Unwigged and Unplugged' tour.
'When we were doing the Tap show, it was 90 minutes to 120 minutes of really, really hard work and running up and down the rafters, and we had big special effects, and we played electric instruments, and we had wigs, and we got very sweaty,' said McKean, who played lead singer David St. Hubbins. 'This is none of that.'
Tickets go on sale Friday for the 30-city tour, which begins April 17 in Vancouver, British Columbia.