A virtual plethora of U2 news blowing about today. First off, at a charity auction benefiting the Make A Wish foundation, The Edge and Gangs Of New York star Leonardo Di Caprio engaged in a bidding war to fulfill the dreams of a 4-year old girl with cancer, with the rocker finally prevailing with a bid of approximately $85,000. Then, at the Dublin, Ireland, premiere of Gangs Of New York, Bono and The Edge rocked an acoustic rendition of their soundtrack number, "The Hands That Built America."
Lastly, anyone visiting the Rock 'N' Roll Hall Of Fame in scenic Cleveland after February 8 will be treated to a number of new U2 exhibition items, including a series of photos chronicling the band by quintessential '80s band photographer Anton Corbijn. Also featured at the museum will be the cowboy hat worn by Bono on the cover of Rattle and Hum, the first band T-shirt made by drummer Larry Mullen, Jr. and a trophy the quartet won in a 1978 Battle of the Bands event, amongst many other relics. The photos will be up through May, while the entire exhibition will last until September.