This happened Wednesday night at our 20th anniversary party in New York City:
That’s Adam and The Edge performing on the Cutting Room stage with Unforgettable Fire, the tribute band who was our special guest for the evening. It was a complete surprise to all of us with @U2, a complete surprise to Unforgettable Fire and a complete surprise to the Cutting Room, too.
Bono and Edge unveiled a tapestry in honor of John Lennon Wednesday at a ceremony on Ellis Island, in the presence of Yoko Ono and Amnesty International Secretary General Salil Shetty.
The tapestry was commissioned by Art for Amnesty founder Bill Shipsey to thank Yoko for giving Amnesty International the rights to record cover versions of John Lennon’
The year was 1788. Artist William Blake was still grieving the loss of his beloved brother Robert, who had passed away several months prior. He was searching for an inventive way to share his personal poetry that was less laborious than the method he employed for his day job as an engraver for various London publishers.
One night, his late brother visited him in a dream, offering precise instructions on how to create a new way of presenting the work via copperplate.
U2 crew member Jake Berry promised fans a treat during New York #6 — i.e., Monday night’s show — and that came in the form of U2 playing a rarity that hadn’t been performed since the Lovetown tour in December 1989, and hasn’t been a regular part of U2’s live set list since the Unforgettable Fire tour. Another track from Songs Of Innocence reappeared Monday for the first time in over a month. But there were some struggles, as well, especially at the end of the show.
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Just a few nights after Jimmy Fallon and The Roots stole the show with a guest appearance on U2’s e-stage, another special guest did it Sunday night at the fifth of eight shows at Madison Square Garden. But unlike Fallon, who hid behind a sign last week, this special guest — none other than Lady Gaga! — had very little of anything to hide behind. And if you don’t know what that’s a reference to, just watch the video below.
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