Two days after U2 opened their European summer tour, on August 6 at Olympic Stadium in Turin, Italy, the band's singer, Bono, sat in his home near Nice, France -- his back to the early-afternoon sun and Mediterranean sea breezes pouring through the open windows -- and spoke excitedly and gratefully of his life over the previous few months: the moment he felt something go very wrong in his back, while in training for a North American tour; his emergency operation on May 21 in Munich for a herniated disk in his spine; the six weeks he spent in a hospital bed; and his entrance on stage in Turin, to the furious-guitar strains of "Return of the Sting Ray Guitar," one of the many new songs U2 have been writing and recording in recent months.
An alien with a lemon-shaped head and a jazz-themed encounter with a UFO at the Glastonbury Festival are among hundreds of UFO sightings detailed in the latest batch of documents released Monday by the UK's Ministry of Defence.
Now in its 37th year, the Glastonbury festival has built a reputation as the mother of all music festivals, with the biggest names in rock music gladly accepting invitations to play the Pyramid stage year after year. Yet for all their combined wealth and fame, it is festival's organizer who remains the true star of Glastonbury.
Arabella Churchill - Winston's granddaughter - has been at the heart of the Glastonbury Festival since its inception. As co-founder, organizer and guiding light since 1971, she knows Glastonbury and Michael Eavis as well as anyone. Here she talks to CNN about her long-standing associations with him and the festival.