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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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Pete Seeger Duets With Bruce Springsteen

January 28, 2014

Two days before President Obama's first inauguration in January of 2009, John Mellencamp, Garth Brooks, Stevie Wonder, Shakira, U2, Beyonce, Sheryl Crow and many others staged an all-star concert on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. The penultimate performance...

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U2's Oscar Nom: 'Beyond Our Wildest Dreams'

January 17, 2014

It's been nearly five years since U2 released No Line on the Horizon, their last proper studio album — but the band has resurged in the last several months thanks in part to their song "Ordinary Love" from the film Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom....

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Watch Bono and Amy Poehler Kiss

January 12, 2014

Bono maybe got a little more than he bargained for when he gave Amy Poehler a neck massage during the Best Actress in a TV Series, Musical or Comedy honor at the Golden Globes Awards tonight. See the Hottest Live Photos From the Golden Globe Awards Red...

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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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New U2 Song to Debut During Super Bowl

January 23, 2014

U2's new song, "Invisible," will premiere during this year's Super Bowl in a commercial that will launch the band's new partnership with (RED) and Bank of America. The new agreement will reportedly raise over $10 million to fight AIDS. Find Out Where...

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Hear This Year's Oscar-Nominated Songs

January 16, 2014

Update 1/30: The Academy has pulled the nomination for "Alone Yet Not Alone" because it felt the song's composer was improperly influencing voters. It has chosen not to replace the song with another song, so there are only four nominees this year. Late...

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U2 Play Surprise Haiti Benefit Show

January 12, 2014

U2 performed together live for the first time in years on Saturday night when they appeared together at a benefit for Haiti in Beverly Hills, Billboard reports. The band took the event's 300 guests by surprise with their three-song set at Sean Penn's...

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U2 Pick Up Sonny Bono Visionary Award for 'Mandela' Track

December 30, 2013

U2 will engage in some Bono-on-Bono action this weekend when all four members accept the Sonny Bono Visionary Award at the Palm Springs International Film Festival on Saturday. Previous recipients include filmmakers Quentin Tarantino, Baz...

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U2 Drop a Thumping Mix of 'Ordinary Love'

December 16, 2013

U2 contributed "Ordinary Love" to Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom and last week walked away with a Golden Globe nomination for it, but Danger Mouse's film-ready mix is not the only version of the song the band has commissioned. Adele collaborator Paul Epworth...

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"Ordinary Love"

December 2, 2013

U2's return starts like funky church–synth-choir hosanna and the gentle hammering of electric piano – and rolls with steady, compelling restraint. Bono fires a few bolts of falsetto in the chorus, and the Edge's terse guitar break suggests...

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Weekend Rock Question: What Is U2's Best Album?

December 27, 2013

There's been no official announcement, but it seems almost certain that U2 will release their long-awaited 13th studio album sometime in 2014, possibly as early as April. They've been recording with producer Danger Mouse for a couple of years, and it...

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Can '12 Years' Sweep the Golden Globes?

December 12, 2013

American Hustle and 12 Years a Slave lead the Golden Globes field with seven nominations each for the 71st annual awards, including nods for best picture in their respective categories, Best Musical or Comedy and Best Drama. The Hollywood Foreign Press...

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