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The Edge Helps Launch New Music Rising at Tulane Website

The Edge appeared via video Tuesday during the launch of Music Rising at Tulane, a new website that helps preserve the musical traditions of the Gulf Coast area and educate the public about them, too. In a news release announcing Tuesday’s event, Edge… Continue reading »

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Bono and Edge take part in tribute to Seamus Heaney

Bono, The Edge, Paul Simon and Paul McGuinness have helped pay tribute to Seamus Heaney, the Nobel Prize-winning Irish poet who died last year.
A tapestry titled “Out Of The Marvelous” was commissioned by Amnesty International and partially funded by … Continue reading »

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U2 Lists: Top 10 U2 DVD Easter Eggs

[Ed. note: This is the 57th in a "U2 Lists" series, where @U2 staffers pick a topic and share their personal rankings on something U2-related.]
It’s Easter (well, a few days late), when thoughts usually turn to chocolate and that holiday favorite, the… Continue reading »

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VIDEO: U2 Pays Tribute to Mike Peters & The Alarm

U2 will show up this week in a pre-taped BBC Radio Wales special in honor of the 30th anniversary of The Alarm’s album, Declaration. If you follow us on Twitter, you may have seen some of the tweets back on April 11 about U2′s brief video that was pla… Continue reading »

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Poll Results: Most Fans Say U2 Has 2 Albums Left Max

U2 fans aren’t optimistic about the band having many more studio albums left in their career.
In a recent @U2 survey, almost 76 percent of fans said they think U2 will release two more studio albums or less. Almost 40 percent said there’ll be only one… Continue reading »

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Column: off the record…, vol. 14-615

Is anyone else out there as happy as I am that Record Store Day is still a thing? That there are still stores open to host and participate?I go every year, and yesterday was no exception. Though I was disappointed not to see a U2 item in the mix, I d… Continue reading »

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Column: off the record…, vol. 14-614

Dear Diary,
Just as people are debating U2’s relevancy in today’s music scene, I have been struggling with a similar issue as a fan. I’ve been around this block as a fan for a quarter-century now. I’ve gone through the typical… Continue reading »

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Like A Song: Grace

[Ed. note: This is the 84th 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.]
Grace, she’s got the walk
I’ve always been ungraceful.
Ballet lessons? After clomping arou… Continue reading »

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Achtoon Baby: Li’l U2 in … Bono Needs an Intervention

Prince? Bruce Springsteen? David Bowie (not pictured)? How and why are those three music legends getting featured here?
Well, if you heard the recent gossip about Bono having a case of writer’s block (see here), that should serve as your entry clue. @… Continue reading »

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Column: off the record…, vol. 14-613

I learned something new last week. Well, I learn a lot of new things every week, but here’s one from last week that’s specifically relevant to this column:
It’s really hard to write one of those personality quizzes that are so popular now!
I’m talkin… Continue reading »

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