‘Our North Star': Tribute to Rev. Jack Heaslip

It’s a sad week for the U2 family, and we mourn together with them in the loss of a very significant member. Although Reverend Jack Heaslip was highly influential and well known in the band’s tightknit community, many people have not heard of him.

Jack was there from the beginning. Way back at Mount Temple Comprehensive, a nondenominational “experimental” high school in Dublin, he was both counselor and teacher, and an especially important mentor for the boys who would come to be known as U2.

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A Week of U2?

168 hours straight! All U2 & nothing but U2, could you listen for 168 hours straight? Before you rip out your abacus to do the math, that’s 7 days and 7 nights of nothing but U2. If your answer is yes, it doesn’t make you more of a fan, it just simply means that you are completely………INSANE! That’s right, a certified nut. I mean, seriously, how long must we sing these songs? A podcaster, Jessy Carey did just that. In an attempt to raise money for building a well in developing nations, Jesse listened to 168 straight hours of Nickleback….

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Report: iOS Listeners Like U2

Yes, the “I don’t want free music from U2″ haters are still out there, but according to a report from the Kantar Group research firm, U2 topped the list of artists listened to by iOS device users in January.

The study found that U2 accounted for 23 percent of all music listened to on iOS devices in January. More users listened to U2 than Taylor Swift (in second place at 11 percent) and Katy Perry (third at 8 percent) combined.

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New ‘Every Breaking Wave’ Video Premieres

U2 releases shorter version of Aoife McArdle’s mini-film.

U2 has premiered a new promo video for its current single, “Every Breaking Wave.” It’s actually a shortened version of the powerful Aoife McArdle-directed mini-film that was released about 10 days ago. The video has been released on YouTube and Vevo today, and we have it embedded below.

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Why U2? #52 – Their Future

I started writing these Why U2? articles a year ago this week, and in that time we’ve covered a lot of reasons that U2 is more than just my favorite band. They represent a way of life for me, and for many of you, I’m sure. Everything we’ve discussed, from their sense of humor to their music to their ethics has one thing in common – it’s all already happened. The most wonderful thing about U2, though – unlike virtually any other band that one might mention in the “greatest band of all time” conversation, like The Beatles, Led Zeppelin,…

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