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U2, Everly Brothers Enter National Recording Registry

April 2, 2014

The Library of Congress' National Recording Registry has unveiled its latest crop of inductions. Among the 25 eclectic recordings deemed "culturally, historically or aesthetically significant" are U2's landmark LP The Joshua Tree, the Everly Brothers'...

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The Best St. Patrick's Day Song of All Time

March 17, 2014

The Irish have put up with a lot of bullshit over the years. There's England. The Troubles. The kittening of the Celtic Tiger. Enya. It's not been an easy history. And black people, those living in mostly white countries anyway, they've put up with a...

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U2 Rep Denies Album Delays

March 10, 2014

A rep for U2 says that contrary to recent reports, the group is still intending on releasing a new album this year. Last week, Billboard ran a lengthy article claiming that the group had booked new sessions with producers Paul Epworth and Ryan Tedder...

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'Frozen' Track 'Let It Go' Wins Oscars' Best Song

March 2, 2014

"Let It Go," from the animated film Frozen won the award for Best Original Song at the 86th Academy Awards Sunday night, beating out competition from U2's "Ordinary Love," Pharrell's "Happy" and Karen O's "The Moon Song." Steven Price's score...

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Watch U2 Go 'Invisible' on Jimmy Fallon's First 'Tonight Show'

February 18, 2014

As if Jimmy Fallon's too-close-for-comfort impressions of Bruce Springsteen and Neil Young  on Late Night didn't reveal the talk-show host's undying love of music, the new Tonight Show host kicked off his run with a typically loud hour...

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U2 Eye Summer Release for New Album

February 13, 2014

U2 explained in a recent interview that the recording of "Ordinary Love," their soundtrack contribution for Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, greatly slowed down the recording of their next album, which now has a tentative summer release date. "We were on...

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U2 Show What's 'Invisible' in New Clip

February 12, 2014

In more than three decades of U2 videos, none have captured the sheer glee of a fan's face the way their latest, "Invisible," honed in on the select few who got to catch Bono for a short crowdsurfing sequence during the Edge's solo. One woman just holds...

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Pharrell to Perform at Oscars

February 4, 2014

Pharrell Williams will perform his Academy Award-nominated song "Happy" during this year's Oscars, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The producer/singer/rapper's cut for Despicable Me 2 will compete for Best Original Song against U2's "Ordinary Love"...

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Bono Reveals Tantalizing Details About New U2 LP

February 3, 2014

Even though U2's upcoming album isn't finished yet — more on that in a bit — the band's charitable opening salvo "Invisible" has allowed Bono to share nuggets of info about the album and the band's current state of mind. The...

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U2 Talk Super Bowl Ad, New Track 'Invisible'

January 31, 2014

One week after announcing the release of new song "Invisible" during Sunday's Super Bowl, U2 opened up about the song, the accompanying commercial for Bank of America and the band's partnership with non-profit organization (RED). Readers' Poll: The 10...

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Questlove Plays a Corpse on 'Law & Order'

March 20, 2014

Some people dream of Grammys, of touring the world, of playing music for millions on the Tonight Show – but when you're Questlove and those wishes are reality, it's time to start crossing off the more peculiar items on your bucket list. Wednesday...

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U2 Delay New Album, Tour to 2015

March 7, 2014

U2 are reportedly delaying the release of their next album until 2015 so they can schedule new recording sessions with producers Ryan Tedder and Paul Epworth, according to Billboard. There were reports in 2013 that the album would come out last...

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U2 Open Up About New Album After Rooftop 'Tonight Show' Gig

February 18, 2014

"I wanna be in that band!" U2's Bono shouts with delight as he stares at the screen. The singer, gripping a beer and dancing to the music, is crammed with the rest of the group – guitarist The Edge, bassist Adam Clayton and drummer Larry Mullen...

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Jimmy Fallon Is Right at Home on 'The Tonight Show'

February 18, 2014

Other than a revamped studio, a Spike Lee-directed opening sequence and a jazzy, funkified new theme song, the debut episode of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon bore a striking resemblance to its recently concluded Late Night incarnation. And why...

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U2, Karen O to Perform at Oscars

February 13, 2014

U2 will give "Ordinary Love," their song for the movie Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, its live debut at the Oscars in March, according to Deadline. The tune is up for Best Original Song, with the group saying in a statement that the nomination was "beyond...

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U2, Gaga, Timberlake Set for Fallon's 'Tonight Show'

February 10, 2014

Lady Gaga, Tim McGraw, Arcade Fire and Justin Timberlake will join U2 as The Tonight Show's opening week musical guests when Jimmy Fallon takes over on February 17th. He's also lined up a formidable list of actors and comedians...

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U2 Download Raised Over $3 Million for AIDS Fight

February 4, 2014

Over the course of 36 hours, U2 helped raise over $3 million for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria by releasing their new song "Invisible" for free. The period began on Super Bowl Sunday and for each download, Bank...

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U2 Give Away 'Invisible' to Help Fight AIDS

February 2, 2014

Today, U2 made their new song "Invisible" available as a free download on iTunes. But, in a way, the song is even better than free: Bank of America has promised to give one dollar for each download of the track — which Bono has called a "sneak preview"...

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Best Original Song Candidate Has Nomination Pulled

January 30, 2014

Nestled among tracks from U2, Pharrell, Karen O and a monster Disney ballad was a peculiar addition to the nominees for Best Original Song at this year's Oscars: "Alone Yet Not Alone," the theme song to a Christian film of the same name, sung by evangelical...

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