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2016

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See Bono Talk U2's 'Bullet the Blue Sky' Origins

May 20, 2016

Throughout U2's career, they've been human rights activists, both through music and deed. Among their many charitable works, they've been involved in the ONE campaign, which fights extreme poverty, and RED, which provides help for AIDS drugs in Africa....

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Flashback: U2 Close Out PopMart Tour in South Africa

May 19, 2016

Eleven months after kicking off their PopMart tour with a disastrous Las Vegas gig marred by false starts and mixed reviews, U2 wrapped up the global odyssey at Johannesburg Stadium in South Africa in front of nearly 65,000 screaming fans. By this...

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Watch U2 Stand Resilient With Paris in Concert Film Trailer

May 13, 2016

"You want us to be afraid?" Bono roars from Paris' AccorHotels Arena stage in the new teaser-trailer of U2's new Hamish Hamilton-directed concert film Innocence and Experience – Live in Paris.  The U2 singer movingly...

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Watch U2's the Edge Perform Sistine Chapel Concert

May 2, 2016

U2's The Edge became the first artist to ever stage a contemporary music concert inside Vatican City's historic Sistine Chapel Friday when the guitarist played a short acoustic set as part of a conference on regenerative medicines. The Edge, who called...

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Bono to U.S. Senate: Send Comedians to Fight Extremism

April 12, 2016

Bono suggested the United States deploy comedians Amy Schumer, Chris Rock and Sacha Baron Cohen to fight violent extremism during a Senate subcommittee hearing, Reuters reports. The hearing specifically dealt with the "causes and consequences...

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U2 to Receive iHeartRadio Innovator Award

March 25, 2016

The iHeartRadio Music Awards will honor U2 for their contributions to the music industry and social causes with a 2016 iHeartRadio Innovator Award during the awards show, which will be broadcast live in April. "U2 is a band of activists, not only...

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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...

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Watch Bono Dedicate 'Eclipsed' Performance to Abducted Girls

May 2, 2016

U2's Bono made a surprise appearance during the curtain call of the Broadway show Eclipsed Saturday to help the cast, including actress Lupita Nyong'o, dedicate that day's performance to the still-missing 219 Nigerian schoolgirls abducted by...

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Bono, Nile Rodgers Thrill With U2 Hits at Benefit Concert

April 30, 2016

Bono surprised a New York audience Friday night when he jumped off the stage at the Hammerstein Ballroom midway into "Mysterious Ways." It was the last song in a short set of U2 tunes that the singer was performing with Nile Rodgers and Chic at the We...

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Watch Bono, the Edge Receive iHeartRadio Innovator Award

April 4, 2016

U2 received iHeartRadio's Innovator Award at a Los Angeles ceremony Sunday night. "Innovation, I think it's something about searching out the future before it's arrived," Bono said during his and the Edge's acceptance speech. "[It's] making 'what might...

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Edge: U2 Have '50 Ideas' for Next Album

March 29, 2016

A year and a half after U2 surprised listeners with the release of their 13th LP, Songs of Innocence, the band is working on its follow-up album. "It's really hard to say at this point when it will be done," the Edge tells Rolling Stone. "We're definitely...

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See U2's the Edge 'Geek Out' About New Custom Guitar

March 24, 2016

"I try to avoid 'guitar geek' stuff," the Edge tells Rolling Stone earnestly. "But now that I've begun letting my inner geek come out, I have to say, I love all this shit. I'm fascinated by the science of it all." It's late March, and the...

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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.

2015

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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