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See Bono Grab a Star in U2's New 'Song for Someone' Video

August 27, 2015

Bono sings U2's "Song for Someone" from a vantage point in the clouds in the new video for the group's latest Songs of Innocence single. As a man trips and falls on the earth below, the frontman croons words of support, reaching into the night sky to grab...

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Flashback: U2 Soundcheck Super Rarity 'Acrobat' in 1992

August 25, 2015

In August of 1992, U2 set up at shop at Pennsylvania's Hersheypark Stadium as they prepared for the Outside Broadcast leg of their Zoo TV tour. It was their first time bringing the show to stadiums, and they needed to test out the newly expanded...

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Watch Bruce Springsteen Crash In-Law's New Jersey Show

August 3, 2015

One day after commanding the stage with U2 at Madison Square Garden, Bruce Springsteen made a lower-key guest appearance on Saturday: assisting his brother-in-law Michael Scialfa's band, Timepiece, during a private party at the Wonder Bar in Asbury...

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Watch the Edge, Adam Clayton Perform With U2 Cover Band

July 30, 2015

U2 have spent the past couple of months bringing special guests - an Elvis impersonator, a Canadian U2 cover band, Lady Gaga - onto the stage at their own shows. But on Wednesday night, they brought the act to a higher level when The Edge...

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U2 Play 'Two Hearts Beat as One' For First Time in 26 Years

July 28, 2015

Ever since they soundchecked it in Chicago a month ago, U2 fans have been waiting for the moment when they'd finally break out "Two Hearts Beat as One," a War classic they hadn't played since Dublin's Point Debut in December 1989. On Monday...

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Fallon Explains U2 Stage Cameo: 'It Almost Didn't Happen'

July 24, 2015

U2 recruited Jimmy Fallon and the Roots for surprise cameos for their Wednesday night show at New York's Madison Square Garden. "It was an unbelievable experience," the Tonight Show host enthused during Thursday's episode. "I'll never forget...

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Watch U2 Perform 'October' for First Time in 26 Years

July 19, 2015

U2 kicked off their eight-night stand at New York's Madison Square Garden Saturday night, and midway through the show they gave the hardcore fans in attendance a little gift by breaking out the title track to their 1981 LP October. It was the...

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Watch U2 Play Two Songs With Young Audience Member

July 8, 2015

One night after bringing an entire U2 tribute band onstage to perform "Desire," Bono plucked a young woman named Stephanie from the audience at Toronto's Air Canada Center Tuesday night and let her play acoustic guitar on "Angel of Harlem." It's...

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Watch U2 Perform 'Desire' With Local Tribute Act

July 7, 2015

U2 fans saw double during the band's concert in Toronto Monday night, when the Irish rock outfit brought out local tribute act Acrobat for a spirited performance of the Rattle and Hum hit, "Desire." A fan-shot video captured the performance, which...

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Watch U2 Debut 'The Crystal Ballroom' Live

June 30, 2015

U2 were about halfway through their fourth consecutive concert at Chicago's United Center when Bono announced they were going to perform a song they'd never done before. "There's a bunch of people that have been on the road since we started this tour,"...

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Summer Live Preview: Superstar Shows Help Revive Industry

June 5, 2015

Nothing like U2, Madonna, the Rolling Stones, the Who and Taylor Swift to make the concert business forget that in 2014, revenues dipped and ticket sales dropped from 40 million to 38 million. All those sure-thing music superstars are on the road...

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Watch Bruce Springsteen's Surprise Performance With U2

August 1, 2015

The first clue came during the end of "Beautiful Day" when Bono sang a few lines of "Hungry Heart." It lasted no more than six seconds, but it seemed to confirm rumors that had been flying around for weeks that Bruce Springsteen was going to...

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U2 to Air 'Innocence' Show, Behind-the-Scenes Doc on HBO

July 30, 2015

Two new U2 films, a behind-the-scenes documentary and a live concert, will air on HBO this fall. The doc, premiering November 7th, will focus on how the group's current Innocence + Experience tour came together, while the concert film will be shot at...

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Watch Lady Gaga Make Surprise Appearance With U2 at MSG

July 27, 2015

U2's ongoing Innocence + Experience Tour has featured unannounced guest appearances by everyone from Jimmy Fallon and the Roots to an Elvis impersonator and U2 cover band. But Sunday night at Madison Square Garden, the biggest star...

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Watch Jimmy Fallon, the Roots' Surprise Appearance With U2

July 23, 2015

A few hours before U2 took the stage for their third night at Madison Square Garden, the band's longtime producer Steve Lillywhite sent fans into a tizzy with a single Tweet: "Was at U2 soundcheck today," he wrote, "and all I can say is, everyone...

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Watch Woody Harrelson in U2's New 'Song for Someone' Video

July 10, 2015

U2 have released the nine-minute short film "Song for Someone" starring Woody Harrelson as a man getting released from a prison. He meets up with his daughter (played byHarrelson's real-life daughter Zoe) in the parking lot and they drive off. Very...

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How a U2 Tribute Band Got Onstage With the Real Thing

July 7, 2015

As we reported earlier, Bono invited the Toronto U2 tribute band Acrobat onstage Monday night to perform "Desire" during a show at the Air Canada Center. Acrobat frontman Gabriel Pate gave us all the details on meeting Bono, getting onstage and dueling...

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Bono, Edge Break Down U2's 'Cedarwood Road'

June 30, 2015

Bono and the Edge broke down U2's songwriting process and recalled the rough North Dublin roots that inspired the Songs of Innocence cut, "Cedarwood Road," in a revealing interview for Song Exploder. The song gets its name and story from the street...

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Watch U2 Play 'Gloria' for First Time In 10 Years

June 29, 2015

U2 played the third show of their five-night run at Chicago's United Center Sunday night, and for the second song of the evening, they dug out "Gloria" from their 1981 LP October. "We're a band from the north side of Dublin called U2," Bono told...

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Watch Bono Bring Elvis Impersonator Onstage After Glitch

June 4, 2015

U2 wrapped up their five-night stand at L.A.'s Forum Wednesday night with a show heavy on their new material, including the live debut of "Volcano," an acoustic rendition of "Ordinary Love" and the first performance of "The Troubles" since opening...

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