Another Time, Another U2 Request

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I’m late to the party on the #U2Request hashtag, but for good reason. When it first started showing up on Twitter, the tour hadn’t even been announced yet and we had more pressing things to worry about (like Bono’s broken bones) – so I thought, why bother? But now that he’s walking around Dublin like the superman he is and we all have our tickets in hand, there’s no reason to hold back – we’re all requesting, and we’re looking good doing it. As you may have noticed, there’s a movement among users of the #U2Request hashtag to get the…
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Reports: U2 Video Shoot This Week in Belfast

Although the band isn’t present, there’s reportedly been a U2 video shoot happening this week in Belfast. We were tipped Monday by @U2 reader John B. that the shoot was underway at Colin Glen Forest Park southwest of the city. A passerby reported seeing a “helium inflatable light-up balloon [that] looked like the moon.”
By Wednesday, the video shoot had moved into Belfast city, where it continued on Thursday. The production turned one part of the city into …read more

Source:: http://www.atu2.com/news/reports-u2-video-shoot-this-week-in-belfast.html

      

New Book Features Essays From the 2013 U2 Conference

We’d be remiss if we didn’t let you know about a new book coming out at the end of this month featuring essays drawn from selected presentations that were part of the 2013 U2 Conference.
It’s called U2 Above, Across, And Beyond: Interdisciplinary Assessments, and it’s the first in a series of books on rock and pop music from Lexington Books called “For The Record.” You can probably guess that we have several @U2 staffers involved. …read more

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Iris VS. Sometimes: Who Ya Got?

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My U2 buddy Jim started a Face Book war this past Monday with his claim that U2’s Sometimes You Can’t Make it on Your Own, Bono’s ode to his father, is “More personal” than Iris, Bono’s ode to his mother. Like all U2 songs, you have to delve deeper and go beyond just the lyrics that Bono wrote or the music that the band plays in order to make an educated decision about such matters, you need to get to the emotion and sentiment behind such complex issues. Is there anything more complex than the family dynamic? If you think there…
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Iris VS. Sometimes: Who Ya Got?

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My U2 buddy Jim started a Face Book war this past Monday with his claim that U2’s Sometimes You Can’t Make it on Your Own, Bono’s ode to his father, is “More personal” than Iris, Bono’s ode to his mother. Like all U2 songs, you have to delve deeper and go beyond just the lyrics that Bono wrote or the music that the band plays in order to make an educated decision about such matters, you need to get to the emotion and sentiment behind such complex issues. Is there anything more complex than the family dynamic? If you think there…
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Iris VS. Sometimes: Who Ya Got?

U2 RADiO
My U2 buddy Jim started a Face Book war this past Monday with his claim that U2’s Sometimes You Can’t Make it on Your Own, Bono’s ode to his father, is “More personal” than Iris, Bono’s ode to his mother. Like all U2 songs, you have to delve deeper and go beyond just the lyrics that Bono wrote or the music that the band plays in order to make an educated decision about such matters, you need to get to the emotion and sentiment behind such complex issues. Is there anything more complex than the family dynamic? If you think there…
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Poll Results: U2 Fans Love Songs of Innocence

U2’s latest album, Songs Of Innocence, is a big hit with fans.
A week after the album’s surprise release, we posted a new poll question on our home page asking fans to rate the album on a scale of 1-5, with five being best. The question stayed online for a little more than a month and had 8,801 total votes (an all-time record). …read more

Source:: http://www.atu2.com/news/poll-results-u2-fans-love-songs-of-innocence.html

      

Book Review: U2: Revolution

The latest addition to the coffee-table category of books about U2 is Mat Snow’s U2: Revolution, a vibrantly illustrated jaunt from the 1970s to the early months of 2014. Bruce Springsteen contributed his speech inducting U2 into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2005 for the book’s introduction, and two gatefold timelines further enhance the book. One gives a brief chronology of each band member’s life; the other presents landmark moments in U2′ …read more

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Why U2? #42 – Love

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In the debate about who the greatest band of all time is, one widely-held opinion (other than U2, which we all know to be the correct answer to that question ;P) is that The Beatles belong at the top of the rock n roll heap. I’m not here today to argue one way or the other, but I think that John, Paul, George, and Ringo at least belong in the conversation. I mainly bring The Beatles up today because I find it interesting that one of the lessons that their music tried to teach us is on display and even…
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Why U2? #42 – Love

U2 RADiO
In the debate about who the greatest band of all time is, one widely-held opinion (other than U2, which we all know to be the correct answer to that question ;P) is that The Beatles belong at the top of the rock n roll heap. I’m not here today to argue one way or the other, but I think that John, Paul, George, and Ringo at least belong in the conversation. I mainly bring The Beatles up today because I find it interesting that one of the lessons that their music tried to teach us is on display and even…
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