Monthly Archives: February 2012

Corbijn, McGrath Choose Achtung Baby Redesign Contest Winners

U2 fans around the world have been trying to win an actual Trabant as part of a recent contest that involved submitting photos for an imagined redesign of the Achtung Baby album cover. Talenthouse, the folks organizing the contest in conjunction with … Continue reading »

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Column: off the record…, vol. 12-503

It was five leap years ago when Zoo TV began its broadcast in Lakeland, Fla. In 1992, it served as a reflection of society, unreliable transportation, and a way for an Irish rock band to sell its wares to the masses. The Zoo TV platform far surpassed… Continue reading »

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Like A Video: All Because Of You

[Ed. note: This is the 7th 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.]
While there is absolutely no doubt that U2′s heart belongs to … Continue reading »

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Bono on Vacation in Peru

While fans have spotted U2′s gear being moved out of the Hanover Quay studios, and other fans say that the band has been at Hanover in recent days, one thing’s for sure: Bono is currently on vacation in Peru with the Hewson clan.
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Bono to Appear on K’Naan’s Next Album

Bono will appear on K’Naan’s upcoming album, Country, God Or The Girl. HipHopDX says it’ll be released on May 1st, but there’s no information about what song(s) will involve Bono. Keith Richards, will.i.am and others are also listed as guests.
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The Edge’s Homeless Youth Documentary To Air on MTV

The Edge is credited as conceiving a new documentary about homeless children in America that will air on MTV next month. The Break follows homeless advocate Anne Mahlum as she helps three homeless youths turn their lives around.
The documentary will p… Continue reading »

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Column: off the record…, vol. 12-502

Have you lost your U2 mojo? Are you ill? Have you gone away to dream it all up again?These are all questions I’ve received from @U2 readers in the past year, since I’ve been less active on the site. The short answer is no, no and no.Now f… 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.
Band of Holy Joy, NME
Bono: ”Since I was 17 I’ve been in this band and it so happens that most of my frie… Continue reading »

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U2 Lists: Top 10 Career-Defining Moments

[Ed. note: This is the 35th in a "U2 Lists" series, where @U2 staffers pick a topic and share their personal rankings on something U2-related.]
Most successful bands at some point have a moment in their career when they ask, “What’s next? Where d… Continue reading »

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Poll Results: U2 Fans Not Optimistic About a New U2 Album This Year

U2 fans aren’t very optimistic that U2 will release a new studio album in 2012. In response to our poll question that ran for about three weeks in January, a little more than one-third of fans who voted said “Yes” or “Probably,” while the other two-th… Continue reading »

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