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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...

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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...

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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,...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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 U2.com, 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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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...

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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...

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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...

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Burn One With Bob Marley on This Week's Everything Index

November 19, 2014

It's time once again for another installment of Rolling Stone's "Everything Index," where we rank the week's pop-culture power players, some of whom aren't even engaged to Charles Manson. Yes, one week after Kim Kardashian's bottom topped our rankings...

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U2 to Release 11 Short Films Inspired by New Album

November 18, 2014

U2 have tapped 11 urban artists to create a collection of new short films to accompany their latest album, Songs of Innocence. The aptly named Films of Innocence sees release on December 9th and is available to pre-order now on...

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U2, 'Tonight Show' Call on Fans for Lip Sync Challenge

November 13, 2014

You too could sing along with U2 during the band's stint on The Tonight Show next week, with host Jimmy Fallon calling on fans to submit videos of themselves lip-syncing "The Miracle (of Joey Ramone)," from the band's latest record, Songs of Innocence....

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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...

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Watch Carrie Underwood Perform With the Edge

December 2, 2014

Carrie Underwood took part in U2's surprise World AIDS Day (RED) performance in New York's Times Square Monday night. The singer was personally invited by the iconic group's lead singer, Bono, to take part in the event and was joined on stage by...

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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...

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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...

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Bono Injury Causes U2 'Fallon' Postponement

November 17, 2014

U2 was forced to postpone their upcoming, weeklong residency on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon after Bono underwent surgery for a cycling injury. "It looks like we will have to do our Tonight Show residency another time - we're one...

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5 Things We Learned at MTV's Wild European Music Awards

November 10, 2014

To celebrate the 20th anniversary of MTV's European Music Awards, this year's ceremony – held last night at Glasgow, Scotland's SSE Hydro Arena – had a time-travel theme. At one surreal moment, this involved hostess Nicki Minaj calling...

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