Top

2014

News

Sing Bono's Band Aid 30 Lyrics to Help Fight Ebola

December 9, 2014

The organizers behind Band Aid 30 – the latest incarnation of Bob Geldof's charitably minded supergroup Band Aid – have issued an "Ice Bucket Challenge"–style viral video call to action to music fans. Using a free iOS app called WholeWorldBand,...

News

U2's the Edge Offers Bono Progress Report

December 3, 2014

In November, U2 frontman Bono suffered extensive injuries that required a five-hour surgery following a serious cycling spill. "He's doing OK," guitarist-bandmate the Edge told KROQ, according to Radio.com, though he compared the...

News

Read Bono's World AIDS Day Email to Bill Clinton

December 1, 2014

While Bono recovered from a recent bike accident, U2 played their previously booked World AIDS Day gig with Chris Martin and Bruce Springsteen filling the singer's shoes. Still, the frontman and activist made his presence known,...

News

U2's New Singers: Bruce Springsteen, Chris Martin

December 1, 2014

All four members of U2 were originally scheduled to perform at the World AIDS Day (RED) performance Monday night in Times Square. But with lead singer Bono still recovering from serious injuries suffered from a bike accident last month, the...

News

Bono Defends Spotify: 'Let's Experiment'

November 7, 2014

The same week that Taylor Swift pulled her music from Spotify and called the music-streaming service a "grand experiment," Bono has voiced his support of the service using the same word as Swift. "It's an experimental period," the U2 frontman said at...

News

After 'Innocence': U2 Look Ahead to Tour, New Album

September 26, 2014

In late 2010, U2 began recording a new album with producer Brian "Danger Mouse" Burton during downtime from their 360° world tour. They had little idea they were kicking off a four-year process, far and away the longest they'd ever spent on a single...

News

U2 Talk 'Zen Artists,' Discipline in Behind-the-Scenes Video

September 11, 2014

It's been a busy week for U2: Nearly 48 hours ago, the band surprised half a billion iTunes users when their 13th LP Songs of Innocence suddenly appeared in their music libraries, and on Thursday, Bono and the gang provided a behind-the-scenes...

News

Bono Talks 'Songs of Innocence', New Music in Letter to Fans

September 10, 2014

Soon after shocking the music world by dropping a new U2 album for free on iTunes, Bono penned a long, personal message to fans about Songs of Innocence on the band's official website. "Remember us? Pleased to announce myself, Edge, Adam and Larry have...

News

Exclusive: Bono Reveals Secrets of U2's Surprise Album

September 9, 2014

U2 surprised the world today by releasing Songs of Innocence, their first album in five years, as a gift from Apple, available for free immediately to anyone with iTunes. The band made the announcement with Apple CEO Tim Cook at a Cupertino press conference...

News

Bono Crowdsources New Ideas to Help Promote AIDS Awareness Charity

June 24, 2014

Bono playfully gibed Apple for their long-standing partnership with the U2 frontman's global nonprofit, (RED), during his presentation at Cannes Lions, Billboard reports. Readers' Poll: The 10 Greatest U2 Albums Specifically, Bono leveled his "criticism"...

Live Review

Bruce Springsteen Fills Bono's Shoes in Times Square

December 1, 2014

For the thousands of people crammed into the center of Times Square on a rainy Monday evening, it must have seemed like a surreal dream inspired by a night gorging on junk food, Born to Run and The Joshua Tree. U2's the Edge, Adam Clayton and Larry...

News

Bono's Doctor Details Horrific Injuries After Bike Accident

November 19, 2014

Three days after U2 revealed that lead singer Bono injured his arm in a "cycling spill" requiring surgery, the grim details of the singer's accident and prognosis have been disclosed to Rolling Stone. While riding his bike...

News

Bono Apologizes for Forcing U2's New LP on iTunes Users

October 15, 2014

Bono has officially apologized for his part in making U2's new album, Songs of Innocence, a compulsory free download on iTunes. In a Facebook Q&A dubbed #U2NoFilter, the singer answered a "question" requesting that the band never repeat the album...

News

U2 Reveal Intimate Cover Image for 'Songs of Innocence'

September 26, 2014

U2 have unveiled the intimate cover image for their new LP, Songs of Innocence, which will be released in physical form on October 13th. The black-and-white photo, shot by Glen Luchford, shows drummer Larry Mullen Jr. shielding his...

News

U2's Surprise iTunes Strategy: the Industry Reacts

September 12, 2014

U2's deal to release its new album Songs of Innocence for free via iTunes is not without precedent, but in combining Beyoncé's surprise-album strategy with Jay Z's corporate partnership with Samsung for 2013's Magna Carta......

News

How Lykke Li Wound Up on U2's Secret Album

September 11, 2014

"Most things in life come as a surprise," Lykke Li says the day after U2 surprised the world with their new record, Songs of Innocence. The Swedish-born singer is the lilting voice sublimely singing "Little by little..." amid the swirling strings...

Feature

U2's 'Songs of Innocence': A Track-by-Track Guide

September 9, 2014

U2 took the stage at Apple's product-launch press conference in Cupertino today and surprise-released their new album Songs of Innocence with a mere five seconds of warning. The album, which was delivered free to all of Apple's iTunes users (a half...

News

U2's 'Bad' Break: 12 Minutes at Live Aid That Made the Band's Career

July 10, 2014

U2 formed in Dublin as teenagers in 1976. Between 1980 and 1985, they released four albums (Boy, October, War and The Unforgettable Fire). On July 13th, 1985, seemingly every major rock act on Earth played the Live Aid concert for African famine...

News

Bono, The Edge Collaborating With ‘Once’ Director on New Project

June 11, 2014

Bono and the Edge will contribute a handful of songs to Once director John Carney's upcoming film, Sing Street, which takes place in Dublin in the 1980s and tells the story of a teenager who starts a band after switching from private to public school. "[T]hey...

Loading...
x