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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'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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U2 Detail 19-City World Tour

December 3, 2014

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 the road in support of Songs of Innocence next year when they embark on the...

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...

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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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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...

Feature

Is U2 the Longest-Running Band on the Planet?

November 4, 2014

U2 are one of rock & roll's greatest success stories for their artistry, but also for their marathon endurance. Friendship, health and serendipity have kept founding members Bono, the Edge, Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen Jr. together since 1978....

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Florida Georgia Line Score First Number One Album

October 23, 2014

Album sales are down 14 percent and track sales are down 13 percent but who cares because FIVE MORE DAYS UNTIL TAYLOR SWIFT! A MONTH OF SPUTTERING COUNTRY BLOCKBUSTERS: The good news for Florida Georgia Line is the country duo's first-ever Number...

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U2 Take On the World: Inside Rolling Stone's New Issue

October 23, 2014

U2, the biggest band left on Earth, make their latest appearance on the cover of Rolling Stone in our new issue, hitting stands Friday. In the cover feature, senior writer Brian Hiatt trails the band to Dublin and the French Riviera, where he shares...

Video

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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U2 Booked for Weeklong 'Tonight Show' Residency

November 4, 2014

The late night music wars are on. Just days after it was revealed that Metallica would spend five nights performing on the last week of The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson, and less than a month after Foo Fighters enjoyed an all-star weeklong...

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18 Things You Learn Hanging Out With U2

October 30, 2014

What's left to learn about U2 in 2014? Plenty, as it turns out – especially if you get a few days worth of intimate access to the band in three different countries. Here's the best of what didn't fit into the cover story, from the making...

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U2's 12 Greatest Soundtrack Songs

October 23, 2014

U2 have always made what you might call "cinematic" music. Think of the dramatic soundscapes that build and build before opening up into grand, valley-filling, 360-degree-spinning hooks ("Bad," "Where the Streets Have No Name"), or the moody, montage-ready...

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Why Are the Black Keys Pissed at U2?

October 17, 2014

Add the Black Keys drummer Patrick Carney to the parade of artists critical of U2's Songs of Innocence release after Apple dropped the Irish rockers' new LP into roughly 500 million iTunes libraries for free. Speaking to the Seattle...

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