As the classic rockumentary U2: Rattle and Hum proves, the Irish rock group know how to put on a good show. The film follows Bono, Adam Clayton, Larry Mullen, Jr and the Edge on their North American tour in the fall of 1987.
Fans can relive the live show as well as classic U2 moments including performances with Bob Dylan, B.B. King and an epic live rendition of "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For" with a gospel choir.
As famous as U2 are for their live shows, they've become equally notable for their charitable givings. Bono helped create (RED), the organization that has raised over $200 million to help fight HIV/AIDS in Africa while the group will donate $7.2 million to Irish music education by 2015.
Like the foursome, other musicians have also matched their love of music with their love of giving.
Check out our list of rock's most charitable acts and some of their biggest accomplishments. Stay up late to catch the famous music doc U2: Rattle and Hum, Monday night, July 8 on Fuse at 2:30a/1:30c! Use the Channel Finder to find Fuse in your area.
- Supported 17 charities and foundations, according to according to celebrity philanthropy database LookToTheStars.com.
- In 1999, created the Bama Works Fund of Dave Matthews Band to support charitable programs primarily in Virginia, but also takes action on a national and international scale. The fund has awarded more than 800 grants, totaling more than $15 million, benefiting hundreds of organizations.
- Pledged $1 million to Hurricane Sandy relief, including donating 100% of proceeds of their 2012 tour-opening show.
- Supported 36 charities and foundations, according to LookToTheStars.com.
- Donated proceeds to 2007 single "Sing," featuring Madonna, Shakira, Fergie and 20 other female acts, to Treatment Action Campaign, an organization that provides support in Africa's struggle against HIV and AIDS.
- Helped launch the Circle, a network of 150+ businesswomen and celebs, who have raised more than $1.72 million for women’s projects around the world.
- Named the No. 1 Most Charitable Star of 2012.
- Created the Make Yourself Foundation in 2003 that has raised more than $1.6 million (from the band donating a portion of proceeds from touring, royalties, memorabilia and more) to 40+ organizations.
- Donated $100,000 to Red Cross relief efforts from the 2004 tsunami in Asia.
- Supported three other charities and foundations, in addition to Make Yourself Foundation, according to LookToTheStars.com.
- Supported 12 charities and foundations, according to LookToTheStars.com.
- Raised $3 million from a New York concert for poverty-fighting Robin Hood Foundation.
- Donates $2 from each ticket sold from most concerts to non-profit support organization Vitalogy Foundation.
- They've inspired their fans with the Wishlist Foundation—a fan organization dedicated to supporting the band's philanthropic efforts that has raised more than half million dollars since its 2004 creation.
- Established the Elton John AIDS Foundation that has raised more than $300 million and funds 55 programs around the world.
- His Oscar viewing party raises millions of dollars annually, including $6 million last year.
- Lent song "Don't Let the Sun Go Down on Me" to the Songs for Japan charity compilation that raised more than $10 million for Japanese earthquake victims.
- Named the No. 2 Most Charitable Star of 2012.
- Supported 46 other charities and foundations, according to LookToTheStars.com.
- Supported 25 charities and foundations, according to LookToTheStars.com.
- In 2006, co-founded non-profit Raising Malawi to provide support for the country's one million orphans, vulnerable children and caregivers.
- Lent song "Miles Away" to the Songs for Japan charity compilation that raised more than $10 million for Japanese earthquake victims.
- Put up a personal painting for auction with the $7.2 million raised donated to charity.
- Supported 17 charities and foundations, according to LookToTheStars.com.
- Pledged to donate $7.2 million over four years to music education in Ireland by 2015.
- Bono is a co-creator of (RED), that has raised more than $200 million to support HIV/AIDS grants in the fight against AIDS in Africa.
- Named No. 1 CharityBuzz Celebrity Auction of 2012 with the winning bid of $212,000 (for VIP U2 seats, meeting Bono and taking home his signed guitar) benefitting Happy Hearts Fund, J/P Haitian Relief Organization and Artists for Peace and Justice.
- Lent song "Walk On" for the Songs for Japan charity compilation that raised more than $10 million for Japanese earthquake victims.
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