Rock & Roll Hall of Fame plans massive U2 celebration – News


By Troy L. Smith,

CLEVELAND, Ohio – In honor of U2’s 40th anniversary as a band, Bono, The Edge and company are taking over the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Well, sort of.

The museum will host a special U2 celebration the weekend of Sept. 24-25. The event is been dubbed the social media friend “#U240Cleveland.”

Bono and his bandmates won’t be on hand (Well, at least we assume they won’t). But the Rock Hall is partnering with fan club @U2 to present two days of activities and events dedicated to the legendary act, which was inducted into the museum in 2005.

The Rock Hall says it plans to release full details for the weekend in the coming weeks. In case you need a reminder of just how iconic U2 is, the band has 22 Grammys, and is one of the highest selling music acts and highest grossing tour artists of all time.

But don’t worry. You still have time to catch up on some of your favorite U2 jams.

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U2101 – I’ll Go Crazy If I Don’t Go Crazy Tonight

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about “Stand Up Comedy”, a song that contains some lyrics that I referred to as “sloganeering”. Well, another song that fits the same mold, and also happens to be from the same album, is this week’s topic. Despite its similarities to “Stand Up Comedy”, “I’ll Go Crazy If I Don’t Go Crazy Tonight” (hereafter shortened to simply “Crazy Tonight”) turned out quite a bit better than the former song, and is possibly the best song on No Line on the Horizon. Over the past few albums, U2 has written and recorded some of […]

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‘There is no end to grief’: Bono leaves tribute with his own heartfelt song lyrics written in a note to Nice victims after he had to be rescued by anti-terrorist police during massacre – News


By Abe Hawken for MailOnline

Rock star Bono today left flowers and an emotional message at the scene where Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel killed 84 people after driving a 19-tonne lorry down the famous Nice promenade.

The U2 lead singer, 56, was caught up in the terror attack and had to be rescued from a nearby restaurant by anti-terrorist police.

And he today wrote a poignant message saying that ‘there is no end to grief’ – lyrics used on the band’s track California (There Is No End To Love).

The signer-songwriter was on the terrace of ‘La Petite Maison’, close to where the Bouhlel, 31, drove his hired lorry into crowds enjoying a firework display while celebrating Bastille Day.

After the atrocity, Bono tweeted a message of support to the victims of the massacre and he was today photographed laying flowers to pay his respects.

A minute’s silence was today held on the Promenade des Anglais, the famous seafront where helpless revellers – including 10 children – were hit by the terrorist’s lorry.

The famous singer-songwriter laid flowers and wrote a poignant message on a piece of card.

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Nice lorry attack: U2’s Bono ‘caught up in Bastille Day terror atrocity’ – News

Bono was dining in a restaurant near the scene of the horrific Bastille Day lorry massacre in Nice at the time of the attack, it has been reported.

by Sebastian Mann, Evening Standard

The U2 singer was apparently caught up in the panic as the terror unfolded on the Promenade des Anglais on Thursday evening.

La Petite Maison restaurant owner Anne-Laure Rubi told French newspaper Le Parisien the 56-year-old was dining on the terrace near the seafront when the attack happened.

She said: “Suddenly I saw people running, without shouting. It was a silent panic. It was shocking.”

Ms Rubi added Bono had been sat with friends in the upmarket French restaurant.

Customers took cover inside, before the premises were evacuated by the police. On Sunday the restaurant was closed and nobody was available for comment.

La Petite Maison is near where the cargo truck came to a halt after Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel drove through crowds, mowing down pedestrians. He was shot dead by police.

After the attack, U2 posted on their Twitter account: “Love is bigger than anything in its way – Bono, Edge, Adam, Larry.”

Bono was not available for comment.

Additional reporting by PA

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U2101 – Wake Up Dead Man

“Wake Up Dead Man” started its life during the recording sessions for Achtung Baby, as a germ of a lyrical idea that Bono sang during the chorus of what would later become “Blow Your House Down”. It seems that the band liked the idea enough to further work on it during the sessions for Zooropa, because the title is one of those hidden in the cover art for that album. What is unknown is how much the song changed during the Zooropa sessions. Did it remain true to its origins as part of what we now know as “Blow Your […]

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