Monthly Archives: December 2013

U2 to Get ‘Visionary’ Award at Palm Springs Film Festival

The Palm Springs (Calif.) International Film Festival will honor U2 with its Sonny Bono Visionary Award during its annual award gala this Saturday evening (January 4) at the Palm Springs Convention Center. The festival itself runs from Jan. 3-13.
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Column: off the record…, vol. 13-599

I hope everyone had a great Christmas and is looking forward to the New Year. I certainly am.
This time last year, I thought that 2013 was going to be a very busy one for the typical U2 fan, with the expected release of a new album and the prospects … Continue reading »

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U2 releases new ‘Ordinary Love’ video

Here’s a late Christmas/holiday present from our favorite foursome: U2 has released a new video for “Ordinary Love.” The band paid a visit to the studios of Oliver Jeffers and Mac Premo a couple weeks ago (presumably while they were in New York doing … Continue reading »

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U2 to return to ‘Spiritual Home’ at Island Records

It seems that after a break of 7 years U2 will be returning to their original record label Island Records, leaving Mercury Records.
Reports from the NME suggest that a source close to the band states that U2 are ‘going back to their spiritual home’ fo… Continue reading »

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U2 to return to ‘Spirtual Home’ at Island Records

It seems that after a break of 7 years U2 will be returning to their original record label Island Records, leaving Mercury Records.
Reports from the NME suggest that a source close to the band states that U2 are ‘going back to their spiritual home’ fo… Continue reading »

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Like A Video: One

[Ed. note: This is the 21st 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.]
For this month’s “Like A Video,” I’m going to talk about one … Continue reading »

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Christmas Eve tradition: Bono Busks in Dublin for 5th Straight Year

The Christmas Eve tradition continued today as Bono and friends busked again for charity on the streets of Dublin. According to @U2 reader Harry Kantas (see his tweet below), Bono joined in for two songs this year: a cover of Slade’s “Merry Xmas Every… Continue reading »

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Column: off the record…, vol. 13-598

Many U2 fans got a surprise when a second version of “Ordinary Love” produced by Paul Epworth appeared on soundcloud.com. Epworth is a British music producer and musician. He first came to my attention through his remix work under the name “Phones.” … Continue reading »

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‘Ordinary Love’ Nominated for Critics’ Choice Award

In addition to its Golden Globe Awards nomination, U2′s “Ordinary Love” has also been nominated in the Best Song category at the 19th annual Critics’ Choice Awards.
The competition in this category is similar to the Golden Globes and includes Coldplay… Continue reading »

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U2 Getting More Social with Official Page on Google+

U2 fans have been wishing for years that the band would get more visible and active on social media, and that appears to be happening under the new management of Guy Oseary.
The latest example? U2 now has an official page on Google+. Looking at the co… Continue reading »

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