Monthly Archives: August 2013

Rumor: Steve Lillywhite Says U2 Album Won’t Be Out Until 2014

More rumors about U2′s album plans, these from @U2 reader Gary Paul, who met up Thursday in Dublin with Steve Lillywhite (who’s there to work on his RTE TV show, The Hit). Paul tweeted about the brief conversation yesterday, saying “DEFINITELY NOT thi… Continue reading »

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Bono on Seamus Heaney: ‘His Words Will Be Around Forever’

Bono has paid tribute to Irish poet Seamus Heaney, who died today at the age of 74. In comments posted on U2.com, Bono says he’s been giving out Heaney’s books of poetry to the dignitaries that he’s visited this week in Africa. Here’s some of what Bon… Continue reading »

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Now Hiring: @U2 Forum Moderator(s)

With fans expecting a new U2 album and tour in the next several months, activity in the @U2 Forum is on the rise … and is probably only going to keep rising through the album announcement (whenever it happens) and tour (whenever it happens).
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Column: off the record…, vol. 13-581

Yaaawn. I was hoping I’d be the bearer of good news, but there is NOTHING going on in U2 land this week other than rumors that raise our hopes, then get refuted, just like that. The wheels have been turning behind the scenes here at @U2, however, as … Continue reading »

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Column: off the record…, vol. 13-581

Yaaawn. I was hoping I’d be the bearer of good news, but there is NOTHING going on in U2 land this week other than rumors that raise our hopes, then get refuted, just like that. The wheels have been turning behind the scenes here at @U2, however, as … Continue reading »

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U2 Lists: Top 5 Lyrical ‘Home’ Runs

[Ed. note: This is the 52nd in a "U2 Lists" series, where @U2 staffers pick a topic and share their personal rankings on something U2-related.]
When a band has a catalog as large as U2′s, it’s easy to start identifying patterns in their lyrics. The us… Continue reading »

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RUMOR: Universal Italy Says No U2 Album in 2013

More rumors to share, this one coming from the Italian fan site U2place, which is reporting that a source at Universal Music Italy says there won’t be a U2 album this year. The original article is in Italian, but the Google translate into English is p… Continue reading »

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RUMORS: U2′s Album & French Concert Plans

I would suggest taking this with the proverbial grain of salt, but since it’s coming from a traditional media outlet, we’ll pass this rumor along.
An article from Nice-Matin, a French news outlet, mentions these three rumors:

U2′s new album will be o… Continue reading »

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Column: off the record…, vol. 13-580

It’s a pretty slow news period, the calm before the storm. The interviews, quotes and appearances have all but vanished. I suspect (hope!) this is because the band is truly focused on prepping the release of the album. I’ve found that when I’m gettin… Continue reading »

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Like A Song: Heartland

[Ed. note: This is the 79th 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.]
Anyone who has had the chance to know me probably knows I love to travel. I live for it. In betw… Continue reading »

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