Monthly Archives: November 2011

Like A Video: Welcome to Zoo TV, Y’all!

[Ed. note: This is the 4th in a series of essays by the @U2 staff about U2-related visuals and videos. Some essays may be informational and educational, while others may be more personal.]
The Zoo TV tour was the ultimate video, a two-and-a-half hour … Continue reading »

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20 Years of Achtung Baby: 5 Questions with Catherine Owens

Catherine Owens is probably most well known to U2 fans as the director of U23D. She also painted many of the Trabants used on the Zoo TV tour set. What you may not know is how her decades-long friendship and working relationship with the band has help… Continue reading »

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Confirmed: From The Sky Down coming to DVD/Blu-ray

As we (and others) have reported already, From The Sky Down is getting its own DVD and Blu-Ray release in the next couple months. The documentary about the making of Achtung Baby has already appeared on a variety of TV and cable stations, and was also… Continue reading »

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Bono and Chris Martin honor Anton Corbijn

Bono was in Amsterdam this afternoon, where he and Chris Martin honored photographer Anton Corbijn, who received a lifetime achievement award from a Dutch culture funding organization. 
Bono and Chris Martin performed with the Metropole Orchestra… Continue reading »

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Column: off the record…, vol. 11-490

It’s a shame November has only 30 days. With so much Achtung Baby anniversary coverage, we could use an extra day or two. We’ve had some amazing interviews, and we are so thankful to everyone who took the time to share their insights with us. I… Continue reading »

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U2′s Tower Studio Probably Won’t Be Built

Remember that “U2 Tower” idea that was floated almost a decade ago? It’s pretty much now officially dead, at least in its original form. The Dublin Docklands Authority has given away the land where the tower would’ve been built as part of a debt settl… Continue reading »

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20 Years of Achtung Baby: Bill Flanagan On His Favorite U2 Album

Bill Flanagan is an MTV Networks executive, author of the novel Evening’s Empire and U2 At The End Of The World. He is … heck, need I say more? Introducing Bill Flanagan to U2 fans is a bit like asking them, “Have you heard the album U2 made ri… Continue reading »

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Bono on Two More Shows

@U2 reader Libby tipped us off that Bono will indeed appear on two more shows in honor of World AIDS Day, Dec. 1.
He’ll start his morning with Alicia Keys on ABC’s Good Morning America, then sit for an afternoon interview (presumably alone) on NBC’s T… Continue reading »

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Bono Doing Live YouTube Panel for World AIDS Day

Bono will take part in a live, online panel to mark World AIDS Day next Thursday, December 1st. The panel is called The Beginning Of The End Of AIDS, and will include former Presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton, along with Alicia Keys and others… Continue reading »

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U2 Lists: Top 10 Achtung Baby Images

[Ed. note: This is the 32nd in a "U2 Lists" series, where @U2 staffers pick a topic and share their personal rankings on something U2-related.]
 
Achtung Baby gave us songs, sounds and noises we had never heard before from U2. But the change… Continue reading »

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