Videos for all of the Songs Of Innocence tracks can be watched online for ONE DAY ONLY before being made available for purchase:
My favourite is Sleep Like A Baby Tonight...
January 3rd, 2015
December 8th, 2014
December 3rd, 2014
Innocence + Experience Tour @ 05:06 pm
If anyone hasn't seen the news elsewhere...
The 2015 tour has been announced. See U2.com article here, plus the tour page and FAQs.
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
Bono's extensive injuries revealed @ 07:28 am
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...
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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
October 26th, 2014
September 29th, 2014
September 27th, 2014
Larry Mullen Jr hugging things! @ 07:23 pm
I'm currently feelin: amused
OMG... I thought #PhotoshopRF on Twitter was funny, but then someone invented #larrymullenjrhuggingthings (inspired by the new album cover). Brilliant!
There are loads of others, and no doubt more to come!
September 22nd, 2014
Radio interviews @ 08:06 pm
Recent radio interviews by members of U2, if you haven't heard them...
Perros de la Calle (Metro 95.1), Buenos Aires
Terry DiMonte (CHOM), Montreal
Kevin & Bean (KROQ), Pasadena
Jo Whiley (BBC Radio 2), London
Marty Lennartz (WXRT), Chicago
Kevin Klein (LIVE 105), San Francisco
The Morning Show (SWR 3), Baden-Baden
GregR (107.7 The End), Seattle
Bret Saunders (KBCO), Denver
Dave Fanning (RTÉ 2fm), Dublin (extra clips here)
Christian O'Connell (Absolute Radio), London
Sheila & Marconi (KINK), Portland
Pamella Renha (Rádio Cidade), Rio de Janeiro
Renee Richardson (KFOG), San Francisco
Jayn (Alice 97.3), San Francisco
Pierre Robert (WMMR), Philadelphia
Chris Herrmann (107.1 The Peak), White Plains NY
David Dye (WXPN), Philadelphia
Alan Cross (102.1 The Edge), Toronto
Julia Bamberg (Radio ffn), Hanover
Joe Donnelly (TXFM), Dublin
Bono & Edge:
Lauren Laverne (BBC 6 Music), London
Christian O'Connell (Absolute Radio), London
Bono & Larry:
Rod Ryan (iHeartRadio), Miami
Edge & Adam:
Gerry Kelly (BBC Radio Ulster), Belfast
Ian Dempsey (Today FM), Dublin
Jim Nugent (FM104), Dublin
Pedro 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?
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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
Album release! @ 08:27 pm
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
Song Of The Day @ 07:31 pm
Sad news 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.
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July 4th, 2014
Russian song @ 11:26 pm
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.
June 15th, 2014
Ordinary Love article @ 03:58 pm
I really like this article about how Ordinary Love could be interpreted as a great gay anthem. Funnily enough I thought the other new U2 song this year, Invisible, sounded like a great asexual anthem! Seems Bono hasn't lost his touch for writing lyrics that resonate with people in many different ways, perhaps unintentionally. :)
March 2nd, 2014
February 25th, 2014
February 22nd, 2014
Looking for a quote about The Fly @ 04:24 pm
Another random question...
I've been trying to find a ZooTV-era Bono quote I remember reading years ago - not sure if it was in a book or on a website. The interviewer asked him something about the Fly character, and Bono replied something like "Motherfucker! You stay away from him! He's an oil slick!" I've looked through all my books and tried Googling for magazine interviews, but I can't find it anywhere, and I'm reasonably sure I didn't imagine the whole thing. Does anyone else remember this?? Any idea where I might have seen it?
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