Dhani Harrison, Son of George, to Release First Solo Album | Variety

Never too late for as long as it is good. The teaser betrays it is so


Dhani Harrison

JULY 21, 2017 | 04:00AM PT

Dhani Harrison will release his first solo album, titled “IN///PARALLEL,” on October 6 through BMG. The musician and songwriter had previously performed with the band thenewno2. He has also collaborated with with the likes of Wu-Tang Clan’s RZA, Regina Spektor, Pearl Jam, and Prince, among others.

The son of George Harrison, Dhani inducted ELO into the Rock n Roll Hall Of Fame in April — his father and ELO’s Jeff Lynne collaborated on several projects, including the Traveling Wilburys.

Harrison has spent the last four years working on music for film and television. He was a composer on “Beautiful Creatures” and “Learning to Drive,” in addition to scoring “The Divide,” “Outsiders,” and Amazon’s, “Good Girls Revolt.”

BMG is home to a diverse music roster that includes Blink-182, Nickelback, and Blondie.

Watch a teaser for the album below:


U2 singer Bono talks development aid with French president Macron | ABS-CBN News


PARIS – Irish rock star Bono, founder of the ONE campaign against poverty and disease, met on Monday with French President Emmanuel Macron, who stressed his wish to increase development aid, according to the U2 frontman.

“I never had many conversations quite like that, a president very open to finding new, innovative ways to solve the problems affecting the world’s poor,” Bono told reporters after the meeting at the French presidential palace.

“We talked about the refugee crisis and how most Europeans now understand that what happens in Africa matters to them,” the Irish singer and humanitarian added.

Macron “reconfirmed” his commitment to increase development aid to 0.55 percent of GDP by 2022, the singer told journalists, a move he described as “really important for all our campaigners”.

The French government has decided to cut its aid development budget for 2017 as part of wider cost-cutting measures, a move which has been criticized by Bono’s ONE group.

Bono also met with French first lady Brigitte Macron, a former teacher, discussing “how to deal with 30 million girls not going to school”.

The U2 singer is no stranger to the Elysee Palace having already met Macron’s predecessors Jacques Chirac, Nicolas Sarkozy and Francois Hollande.

Emmanuel Macron will continue meeting on Wednesday with Barbadian singer-songwriter Rihanna, ambassador for the Global Partnership for Education, to discuss France’s funding of international education after she brought up the matter on Twitter last month.