Monthly Archives: February 2013

Trust, Trumpet Solos and Long-lost Interns: Remembering War 30 Years Later with Steve Lillywhite

It’s been 30 years since U2′s War drummed its way into the world, but just five since Steve Lillywhite spoke to @U2 about the album. For this reason, he was nervous that some of the new content would be redundant for fans. After I assured him… Continue reading »

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U2 Conference: U2 Publicist Brian O’Neal Added to Program

More news about the upcoming U2 Conference: We’ve just added Brian O’Neal to the mainstream/popular session track that @U2 is putting together!
O’Neal’s in a unique position to talk about the changes that U2 went through in the 1990s because he was th… Continue reading »

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Like A Video: New Year’s Day

[Ed. note: This is the 15th 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.]
When the video for U2′s “New Year’s Day” made its debut in ea… Continue reading »

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30 Years of War: 5 Questions with Steve Wickham

It wasn’t the first time U2 brought in someone else to play in the studio with them*, but it was the most noticeable at the time.
Just about eight seconds into “Sunday Bloody Sunday,” the opening track on War — the album that first lifted U2 to the t… Continue reading »

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Column: off the record…, vol. 13-555

#U2War30 is one of the main U2-related Twitter hashtags at the moment as U2 fans have been celebrating War’s 30th anniversary. It’s been fun trying to find new ways to cover this album and the connection fans have with it. We have some fantastic War-… Continue reading »

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30 Years of War: War Releases Through the Years

U2 released War and Under A Blood Red Sky in 1983. It is difficult to believe it has been 30 years since I became hooked on Under A Blood Red Sky. It still feels like yesterday. I didn’t start collecting U2 until later in life, so I discovered the col… Continue reading »

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U2 Conference: ‘Unforgettable Fire’ Band Joins Program & Plays Post-Party

NYC-Based Tribute Band to Discuss U2′s Sound During Conference Session This is gonna be cool: In conjunction with the U2 Conference, we’re excited to announce that Unforgettable Fire — one of the longest-running and most well-loved U2 tribute bands an… Continue reading »

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Bono to Attend ‘Power of Love’ Gala in April

Bono is confirmed to attend the 17th annual Power of Love gala in Las Vegas in April. Never heard of it? From the website: “It’s an annual celebration of life that was created to raise money for Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health’s prog… Continue reading »

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U2 Lists: Top 9 Memories of War

[Ed. note: This is the 47th in a "U2 Lists" series, where @U2 staffers pick a topic and share their personal rankings on something U2-related.]
The War album is celebrating its 30th birthday this month — a significant milestone on the U2 timelin… Continue reading »

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Adam: New U2 Album Finished By End of Year

In the course of talking to the press about Tuesday’s Walk In My Shoes event in Dublin, Adam Clayton also spoke briefly about U2′s album plans. According to the Irish Independent, Clayton said U2 is working on the new album now:
“We’re in the middle o… Continue reading »

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