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U2's Bono Serenades Catherine Zeta-Jones
by Scott Colothan on 3/15/2005 More News Articles...

U2U2’s Bono celebrated being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of fame by serenading Hollywood superstar Catherine Zeta-Jones.

While U2 were performing live at the bash in New York when to everyone’s surprise Bono went into the audience and sang to Zeta-Jones, reports

Bruce Springsteen handed the award to Bono at the extravagant ceremony which took place yesterday (March 14).

Springsteen said about the Irish rockers: "This was a band that wanted to lay claim to this world and the next one, too."

As the BBC reports, he went on to poke fun at Bono saying he was the man who “single-handedly pioneered the Irish mullet”, and complimented him saying he is “one of the best and most endearingly messianic complexes in rock 'n' roll”. 

He went on to say that U2 were the only band from the last 20 years who he could name all members of. Springsteen went on to perform a duet with the band.

Also inducted at the ceremony, which was celebrating its 50th year, were The Pretenders, The O’Jays, Percy Sledge and Buddy Guy

The Pretenders’ Chrisie Hynde paid tribute to the two band guitarists who died from drug overdoses. She said: "We are a tribute band. We're paying tribute to James Honeyman-Scott and Pete Farndon, without whom we would not have been here."

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