Bono Remembers David Bowie: 'He Is My Idea of a Rock Star'

January 27, 2016

In our new David Bowie memorial issue, out January 29th, various artists pay tribute to the late singer, songwriter and pop innovator. In this exclusive recollection, Bono reflects on the way Bowie helped him find "doors into ... other worlds." I've...


45 Most Anticipated Albums of 2016

January 6, 2016

From this month's return of David Bowie to the much-delayed return of Frank Ocean, 2016 promises to be full of big albums and big names. Here are the 45 records we're most eager to blast on our stereos this year.



Watch Bono, Hozier, Glen Hansard Busk on Dublin Street

December 26, 2015

An annual Christmas Eve tradition finds Bono and some musical friends busking on Dublin, Ireland's Grafton Street to raise money for a local charity, and while the U2 singer's 2014 was nixed by his bicycle accident, a mended Bono was back at...


Eagles of Death Metal Return to Bataclan, Thank U2

December 8, 2015

Eagles of Death Metal returned to Bataclan in Paris less than one month after gunmen interrupted the band's show at the venue as part of a series of terrorist attacks around the French capital, The New York Times reports. Frontman...

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U2 Help Paris Heal at Inspiring Return Show

December 7, 2015

It's been three weeks since the terrorist attacks killed 130 in Paris, but the city is still grieving. You feel it everywhere: in the kindness of taxi drivers, the forgiving nods of usually surly waiters, the quick smiles of people you bump into on the...


Bono on Paris: Peace Is a 'Messy Business' But 'Can Be Done'

December 2, 2015

In the aftermath of the November 13th terror attacks in Paris, U2 were forced to postpone their November 14th and 15th concerts in the French city. Those shows were rescheduled for December 6th and 7th – the latter...


Bono Sings With Miley Cyrus at Stirring World AIDS Day Show

December 2, 2015

Just three nights after she brought her whacked-out Dead Petz project to a nearby New York stage, a somewhat more subdued Miley Cyrus had a very different message at Carnegie Hall last night. "I just turned 23," Cyrus beamed. "And I know I will live...


Watch Pearl Jam Cover U2's 'A Sort of Homecoming'

November 29, 2015

Pearl Jam wrapped up their tour of South America and Mexico Saturday night, a nine-show trek where every concert clocked in at over three hours and the set list was packed with the band's biggest hits, fan favorites and surprise covers. Previous...


Hear Amy Lee's Haunting Cover of U2's 'With or Without You'

November 17, 2015

Evanescence's Amy Lee turns U2's anthemic, arena rock ballad "With or Without You" into a haunting, minimalist rock tune in the latest installment of her covers series. Lee's take on the U2 classic follows her inaugural cover of Portishead's "It's...


U2 Cancel Paris Show, HBO Special Following Terrorist Attack

November 13, 2015

In light of the horrific terrorist attacks in Paris that have claimed the lives of more than 150 people, U2 have postponed Saturday's show scheduled to be filmed for an upcoming HBO special as part of their European tour. "We watched...


Watch U2 Perform 'People Have the Power' With Patti Smith

October 30, 2015

Many shows on U2's ongoing Innocence + Experience Tour have kicked off with Patti Smith's "People Have the Power" blasting out over the PA system as the lights dimmed. But on Thursday night at London's 02 Arena, the high priestess of punk herself...


Flashback: U2 Play a Forgotten Science Fiction Tune in 1979

December 15, 2015

By October of 1979, the four members of U2 had been gigging around Ireland for three solid years, and they were finally starting to get some recognition. Their debut EP had just landed in record store bins, and it got them enough buzz to land on the cover...


Watch U2 Welcome Eagles of Death Metal Onstage in Paris

December 7, 2015

Less than a month after terrorists attacked their concert in Paris, Eagles of Death Metal got back onstage in the French capital at U2's show. "They were robbed of their stage three weeks ago, so we'd like to offer them ours tonight," Bono told...


Watch U2 Perform in Paris With Patti Smith

December 7, 2015

U2 were "thinking about some special guests" for their return to Paris less than a month after their concerts in the French capital were postponed by the terror attacks. At Sunday night's show at AccorHotels Arena, the band were joined...


Watch Bono Joke About Bike Injury on 'Kimmel'

December 2, 2015

With its special Tuesday episode, Jimmy Kimmel Live! helped launch (RED) Shopathon, which is raising money for the battle against AIDS by offering celebrity experiences to winning donors through the Omaze platform. U2 frontman/(RED) co-founder...


Bono to Auction Off Bike Ride for (RED) Campaign

November 30, 2015

One year after Bono was seriously injured from a bike accident in New York City's Central Park, the U2 frontman is auctioning off a bike ride to a donor as part of Shopathon, a campaign for his organization (RED), which raises money to battle...


U2 Reschedule Postponed Paris Shows, Promise Their 'Best'

November 23, 2015

In a heartfelt statement on their website, U2 have promised to "put on [their] best" during two rescheduled Paris shows: Sunday, December 6th and Monday, December 7th at Bercy's Accorhotels Arena. The concerts, previously planned for November 14th and...


Bono on Paris Attack: 'This Could Be Me or You at a Show'

November 14, 2015

U2 were rehearsing at the AccorHotels Arena in Paris Friday night, less than three miles away from the Bataclan concert hall where the Eagles of Death Metal were playing, when they got word of the terrorist attack on the city. "Our security...


U2's Larry Mullen: Streaming Services Must Pay Artists More

November 8, 2015

U2 were among the first mainstream artists to embrace the digital realm as the music industry slowly shifted from physical copies to mp3s, with the band's longstanding relationship with Apple resulting in the surprise release of...


Watch Noel Gallagher Join U2 Onstage

October 27, 2015

U2 took the stage for the second of six sold-out shows at London's O2 Arena Monday night, and the band had a surprise at the ready as Noel Gallagher joined them on the encore to assist on "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For." "We'd like...