Monthly Archives: December 2011

Poll Results: ‘Ultraviolet’ is Favorite Song from Achtung Baby

As part of our celebration of Achtung Baby’s 20th anniversary in November, we asked a couple poll questions on our home page about that album — the first of which invited our readers to choose a favorite song from Achtung Baby. A whopping 5,255 votes… Continue reading »

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Like A Video: Beautiful Day

[Ed. note: This is the 5th 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.]
It’s my personal theme song. It clings to my soul. It makes me… Continue reading »

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Column: off the record…, vol. 11-494

Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, Happy Kwanzaa and Happy Holidays to everyone! Santa was very good to me this Christmas. I received a few new U2 books that I hadn’t seen before, as well as a promissory note from my kids for From The Sky Down on Blu-r… Continue reading »

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Bono’s (Not So) Silent Night In Dublin

Bono and friends Glen Hansard, Mundy, Declan O’Rourke and Liam O’Maonlai went busking on Grafton Street earlier today on behalf of two homeless charities: Simon Community and the Peter McVerry Trust. Because of the large crowd and safety concerns, eve… Continue reading »

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A Conversation with Catherine Owens

As part of our celebration of the 20th anniversary of Achtung Baby, we published a Q-&-A with Catherine Owens, who directed U23D, the groundbreaking live concert 3-D film that U2 released in 2008 following the Vertigo tour. She continues to work w… Continue reading »

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U2 Lists: 12 Months Of U2 Soundbytes

[Ed. note: This is the 33rd in a "U2 Lists" series, where @U2 staffers pick a topic and share their personal rankings on something U2-related.]
Most of the time, we just want the U2 guys to sing or play guitar or hit drums. But they talk, too, an… Continue reading »

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Vintage U2

With over 7,000 items in our news archives, it’s a safe bet you haven’t read all of them! This month we continue our look at 1987.
At Home in Dublin, The Los Angeles Times
Bruce Springsteen helped reintroduce the term hero to rock, and he ma… Continue reading »

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Column: off the record…, vol. 11-493

Only a few more weeks to go until the new year arrives, the prophetic 2012. I wonder what Bono thinks will happen next year, not only with U2, but with the world in general.
Since philosophizing is one of his qualities when it comes to talking, I’m s… Continue reading »

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Bono on Stage in Dublin with Imelda May

Bono made a surprise appearance last night to sing a couple songs with Irish singer Imelda May during her concert at the O2 (formerly Point Depot) in Dublin. They sang U2′s “Desire” and then did a cover of “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home),” the Darl… Continue reading »

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Like A Song: Near The Island

[Ed. note: This is the 62nd in a series of personal essays by the @U2 staff about songs and/or albums that have had great meaning or impact in our lives.]
“One of these things is not like the other. One of these things doesn’t belong.&rdqu… Continue reading »

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