U2101: Iris (Hold Me Close)

I think that one of the most tragic stories I’ve ever heard is the one about Bono’s mother, Iris, suffering an aneurysm at her own father’s funeral when Bono was fourteen, then dying a few days later. It’s so incredibly unlikely and filled with pathos that if I didn’t know it to be true, I’d think it was a story made up by a writer – it’s one of those cases of truth being stranger than fiction. Of course, this event had a long-lasting and palpable effect on Bono, and it’s one of most often written topics in all of…

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Column: off the record …, vol. 15-664

off the record, from @U2

Madonna has announced her new tour and like U2’s it will be an arena tour. The tour starts in North America in August, before moving to Europe. This will be the first time she has gone out on tour since her manager Guy Oseary was announced as U2’s new manager. In the past he has been very visible at Madonna shows,

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U2’s One Direction!

One Direction fans, lend me your ears….em…wait, what? On 2nd thought. U2’s upcoming tour took a back seat this week in the music world due to the news of teeny bopper sensation, Zayn Malik (yes, I had to Google him) of One Direction leaving the band. Within minutes, 99 % of the world under the age of 20, began to cry its collective eyes out on social media, which would be a typical response, I mean it’s not as if the kids are in class or working a job. Even ISIS I think took a moment of silence. However, things…

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Know Your Bonoisms, Part 24: Bono the Broheim

It’s been awhile since I’ve done a Bonoism, and it’s high time I did one about Bono just being a dude (or…bloak? Or is that just an English thing?) When he’s not lobbying for better retroviral drugs in Africa, gravely injuring himself or attending a seemingly endless string of weddings and funerals all over Europe, Bono is a guy, bottom line. A man’s man. A broheim. Sure he is – Bono, he’s just like us (well, like you if you’re a guy – since I’m a girl). Examples: He cringes at his daughter’s sex scenes! As does Melanie Griffith, who’s…

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No Dublin Dates Yet? Here’s Why.

Do you hold on to those precious pre-sale codes waiting for Dublin dates to be announced or do you use them before all shows announced are sold out? That is the $64,000 question. You want me to speculate why U2 hasn’t announced any dates for Dublin, the mecca of all thing U2? Ok, I will. It’s simple, U2 hates Dublin. Dublin is nothing but a constant reminder to U2 that life growing up in Dublin for them, sucked. That’s the constant theme throughout SOI, isn’t it? Iris dying, growing up on Cedarwood Road, which was a war zone in Bono’s…

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