Lucian Grainge Honored In London
November 4, 2008 at 5:11 AM (PT)
Music stars including U2 have given their boss -- music executive LUCIAN GRAINGE -- a taste of rock glory by honouring him with a top award, reports THE BBC. GRAINGE, head of UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP INTERNATIONAL, was praised by his artists as he collected the MUSIC INDUSTRY TRUST AWARD in LONDON.
U2's lead singer BONO described GRAINGE as a "great" label boss. "He's great because he's ready to take on the world for BRITISH music, and IRISH music for that matter." Bono said. GRAINGE let the band "be ourselves", and would "never try to interfere with us, never try to step on our toes", BONO added. "I'm pleased that tonight I can be the front for the industry and our company and our artists as well."
As well as honoring GRAINGE, the night raised more than £568,000 money for two charities, the Brit performing arts school and NORDOFF-ROBBINS Music Therapy.