October 14th, 2016
One @ 02:31 am
Hello! I got one tattooed on my leg. My first tattoo. I love it so much:( Read more...Collapse )
October 2nd, 2016
I'm currently feelin:
Anyone still out there?
If you haven't seen it already, @U2 recently published an interview
with Ivan McCormick (brother of Neil), who attended the original rehearsal in Larry's kitchen 40 years ago. I am really tickled by the scan of Ivan's diary from the month in question, where he just wrote "Watched TV. Joined a pop group with friends. Had a rehearsal, great
" - so funny how he could have had no idea what a significant moment in history it would turn out to be! Just a passing reference amongst the mundane and juvenile activities of a typical schoolkid. :)
May 12th, 2015
Heart goes out to Larry. It's never easy...
May 7th, 2015
This pic is the header of a Boston.com article
on the dangers of treadmills.
January 3rd, 2015
Bono's New Year message
, if you missed it. A mostly enjoyable, occasionally rather saddening read.
December 8th, 2014
Videos for all of the Songs Of Innocence tracks can be watched online for ONE DAY ONLY before being made available for purchase:http://www.u2.com/news/title/ghosts-of-love
My favourite is Sleep Like A Baby Tonight...
December 3rd, 2014
If anyone hasn't seen the news elsewhere...
The 2015 tour has been announced. See U2.com article here
, plus the tour page
Presales are TOMORROW for long-time subscribers and FRIDAY for recent subscribers. Public sales are on MONDAY.
There is also a radio interview with Edge here
, discussing Bono's injuries as well as the tour announcement.
November 19th, 2014
We all heard he "injured his arm" in a bicycling crash per the band's statement, but the truth of it is far more grisly and serious. Statement under cut for the easily squicked. Send him prayers, good vibes or whatever you believe in for healing quickly and without complication...( omgCollapse )
note bene I'm an EMT so I can unfortunately picture exactly what all that looked like and how much freaking pain he had to have been in :(
November 16th, 2014
Reposting with new link... may not stay up
October 26th, 2014
Bono and Edge chat and perform on The Late Late Show in Ireland.
September 29th, 2014
Was thinking It would been great if U2 would have put out Songs of Innocence/Experience as a double album so it would more like a journey of songs from Innocence to Experience.
What do you think of this idea?
September 27th, 2014
I'm currently feelin:
September 22nd, 2014
Recent radio interviews by members of U2, if you haven't heard them...
Adam:Perros de la Calle (Metro 95.1), Buenos AiresTerry DiMonte (CHOM), Montreal
Bono:Kevin & Bean (KROQ), PasadenaJo Whiley (BBC Radio 2), LondonMarty Lennartz (WXRT), ChicagoKevin Klein (LIVE 105), San FranciscoThe Morning Show (SWR 3), Baden-BadenGregR (107.7 The End), SeattleBret Saunders (KBCO), DenverDave Fanning (RTÉ 2fm), Dublin
(extra clips here
)Christian O'Connell (Absolute Radio), LondonSheila & Marconi (KINK), PortlandPamella Renha (Rádio Cidade), Rio de Janeiro Renee Richardson (KFOG), San FranciscoJayn (Alice 97.3), San FranciscoPierre Robert (WMMR), PhiladelphiaChris Herrmann (107.1 The Peak), White Plains NYDavid Dye (WXPN), Philadelphia
Edge:Alan Cross (102.1 The Edge), TorontoJulia Bamberg (Radio ffn), HanoverJoe Donnelly (TXFM), Dublin
Bono & Edge:Lauren Laverne (BBC 6 Music), LondonChristian O'Connell (Absolute Radio), London
Bono & Larry:Rod Ryan (iHeartRadio), Miami
Edge & Adam:Gerry Kelly (BBC Radio Ulster), Belfast
Full band:Ian Dempsey (Today FM), DublinJim Nugent (FM104), DublinPedro Ribeiro (Rádio Comercial), Lisbon
September 21st, 2014
Now that the new album's been out for almost a fortnight, does anyone want to have a go at ranking the tracks in order of preference, with your favourite song at the top?( Spoiler cut in case anyone is waiting for the physical release!Collapse )
September 16th, 2014
September 10th, 2014
Rowan @ 11:12 pm
The new album made me think of Rowan, who was a huge U2 fan and a part of this community. She died in 2012. I met her once when I flew to England to see a U2 concert at Wembely. She also went to the same concert but we didn't meet there.
She loved U2 so much and it was great meeting her and talking to her about the band.
I wish so much she was here with us now and could listen to the album. Maybe she is listening to it somewhere.
September 9th, 2014
Surprise... the new U2 album is here! You can download it RIGHT NOW, FOR FREE if you have iTunes installed. Go to U2.com for the link you need, plus details of the physical release next month.
July 12th, 2014
today that Tommy Ramone, the last of the original Ramones has died. U2 are longtime fans
of the punk pioneers, and while I was thinking about that, I realised this great track had never been featured on Song Of The Day
... so here it is!Beat On The Brat
In February 2002, U2 won Best Live Act at the annual NME Awards
, also known as the Brat Awards (as opposed to the Brit Awards
). For their acceptance speech video, they performed the appropriately-titled Beat On The Brat
from the Ramones' eponymous 1976 debut album. (Adam wasn't there, so his technician Stuart Morgan played bass while standing behind a cardboard cutout of him, LOL!) Their cover was released a year later on the compilation album We're A Happy Family: A Tribute To Ramones
, raising money for the Lymphoma Research Foundation.( Read more...Collapse )
July 4th, 2014
I would like to find out the name of the Russian song that the Zoo Baby sings just before Daddy's Gonna Pay For Your Crashed Car on the 1993 tour. I've seen a few people stating that's it's called 'Le Rocher sur la Volga' or 'The Cliff', from the album Lenin's Favourite Songs
, and it is certainly true that the introductory fanfare (which also precedes the track on Zooropa
) is from that song - you can hear it on YouTube
. However, I'm not entirely convinced that the vocal is from the same song? It's hard to tell because I don't speak Russian, but I've listened a bunch of times and I just don't hear any part where the melody or lyrics seem to match.
Can anyone confirm that 'The Cliff' is indeed being sung on the Sydney video
, or suggest what else it could be? It would be very useful if any Russian-speaking fans are able to transcribe the words they hear.