Inside U2's Innocence Spectacle: Backstage With Bono & Edge

May 21, 2015

It's about 25 hours before U2 kick off their Innocence + Experience tour at Vancouver's Rogers Arena and Bono is sitting on a plush couch in a backstage lounge near the Edge. He's fiddling with a laptop and looking at a CDR recorded at a recent tour rehearsal....

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U2 Honor B.B. King, Mock the Edge's Fall at Second Show

May 16, 2015

U2's Innocence + Experience tour nearly came to an extremely premature end at the end of opening night when the Edge took a nasty tumble into the audience, and on the second consecutive show at Vancouver's Rogers Arena Bono joined the many people...


U2: Trying to Throw Their Arms Around the World

May 15, 2015

This is the big sound," says the Edge. He rattles a basement rehearsal space with three monster chords from a vintage Epiphone Casino guitar, dunked in distortion so ferocious that his black baseball cap seems in danger of flying off. Bono is right beside...


Flashback: U2 Play the Final Encore of 360° World Tour

May 14, 2015

U2 are just hours away from kicking off their long-awaited Innocence + Experience world tour at Vancouver's Rogers Arena. It's been nearly four years since the band last played a regular show, which took place in front of 66,000 fans at a festival...


Watch U2 Busk in Subway, Ride Bikes on 'Tonight Show'

May 9, 2015

U2 finally made their long-awaited visit to The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, an appearance that was delayed six months as Bono recovered from a major cycling accident. "I had the humerus bone sticking out of the leather jacket,"...


U2 Prep Unique Sound System for Upcoming Tour

April 30, 2015

As Bono continues to recover from his injuries following a bike accident last year, U2 are gearing up for an unique arena tour set to kick off May 14th at Vancouver's Rogers Arena. The group will be splitting each concert into two...


Flashback: Davy Jones Sings 'Daydream Believer' at a U2 Show

March 31, 2015

U2's 1997 PopMart stadium tour got off to an extremely rocky start. In a decision they now admit was absolute madness, they booked the thing long before their new album Pop was complete. When the sessions lasted far longer than expected they had little...


U2's Last Word on 'Innocence' iTunes Release

February 26, 2015

"It'll be a battle to be match fit for May 14th," Bono confesses, referring to the opening date in Vancouver of U2's impending tour. Asked to describe the state of his health after the bicycle accident in New York last November that left him with...


You Can Now Buy Kurt Cobain's Credit Card

February 18, 2015

Pay to play: Kurt Cobain's personal Seafirst BankCard Visa and "King of Clubs, Slot Club" card holder are headed to auction. The Nirvana frontman signed the card in blue ballpoint pen and apparently wrote what appears to be a phone number on the...


Bono: 'I May Never Play Guitar Again'

January 2, 2015

U2 frontman Bono posted a 6,000-word A to Z summation of 2014 on, revealing that the massive bike injury he suffered last year may prevent him from ever playing guitar again. "Recovery has been more difficult than I thought,"...

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U2 Reinvent the Arena Show at Triumphant Tour Opener

May 15, 2015

It was about 10 minutes past 8:00 p.m. when the lights dimmed at Vancouver's Rogers Arena and "Beat on the Brat" by the Ramones began blaring out of U2's massive sound system, kicking off the group's long-awaited Innocence + Experience Tour. As the band...


U2 Preview 'Innocence and Experience' Tour in New Video

May 12, 2015

With U2 kicking off a North American tour this week, the group has released a short video offering a glimpse of what fans can expect. The 45-second clip opens with an illustration of the staging, shots of the band backstage and the Edge warming up. But...


U2 Reschedule 'Tonight Show' Appearance

May 2, 2015

U2 will guest on The Tonight Show on May 8th, nearly six months after a major bicycle accident forced Bono to cancel the band's weeklong residency on Jimmy Fallon's late night program. "You heard that right! U2 will be back on the show next...


Tool on U2 Vinyl Mishap: 'Nice Freakin' Try'

April 22, 2015

This past Record Store Day was once again packed with unique, limited edition releases, but one of the stranger collectibles happened entirely by accident: Some pressings of U2's Songs of Innocence deluxe vinyl edition, released in celebration of...


Record Store Day 2015: Foo Fighters, Paul McCartney, U2

March 10, 2015

With Record Store Day a little over a month away, its organizers have released "The List" – a collection of all the rare, curious and limited-edition items that will be available in independent music shops. Foo Fighters, Johnny Cash, Paul McCartney,...


U2 Relive Northern Ireland's Violent Past in New Video

February 23, 2015

The video for U2's new Songs of Innocence single, "Every Breaking Wave," dramatizes the wave of violence that swept Northern Ireland in the Eighties. Belfast-born filmmaker Aoife McArdle made the clip using footage from her 13-minute short film, Every...


Nick Mason: Apple Got Off 'Scot-Free' With U2 Backlash

January 15, 2015

Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason thinks that Apple "got off scot-free" following the mixed response to the way the tech giant distributed U2's latest album, Songs of Innocence. Speaking with the British edition of GQ, Mason...



Watch U2's Haunting 'Sleep Like a Baby Tonight' Video

December 8, 2014

Update: The "Sleep Like a Baby Tonight" music video is now available only on the Films of Innocence DVD. The ninth cut on Song of Innocence, "Sleep Like a Baby Tonight" is a somber highlight, telling the story of someone whose "purple robes are folded...


U2 Detail 19-City World Tour

December 3, 2014

UPDATE 2: U2 have added an eighth show at Madison Square Garden for July 31st. UPDATE: U2 have added a series of dates to their upcoming Innocence + Experience Tour. Tickets for the new, bolded dates below go on sale December 15th. U2 will hit...


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, though he compared the...