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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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Take @U2′s ‘Which Member of U2 are you?’ Quiz

You’ve seen those quizzes online, right? You know, the ones that let you answer questions to find out things like What Star Wars Character Are You?, What Justin Bieber Song Are You? and so forth.
There are several websites offering these quizzes regul… Continue reading »

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The Joshua Tree Added To US National Recording Registry

U2′s The Joshua Tree, their fifth studio and still best-selling album, has been added to the U.S. Library of Congress National Recording Registry.
According to the BBC, the album is one of 25 recordings added this year to the archive; some of the reco… Continue reading »

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12th Annual AWF Build A Well For Bono’s Birthday Kicks Off

With 40 days to go before Bono’s 54th birthday on May 10, the African Well Fund has kicked off its annual “Build A Well” campaign. According to the AWF site, this year’s “Invisible”-inspired theme, “there is no them, there’s only us” will “benefit a c… Continue reading »

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Column: off the record…, vol. 14-612

I have been reminiscing about the days before the 24-hour news cycle and social media-driven rumors after reading two promising reports this week that U2 are back in the studio and planning their next tour. I’m encouraged that we might have a releas… Continue reading »

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Like A Video: Beautiful Day (Under the Brooklyn Bridge)

[Ed. note: This is the 24th 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.]
I can tell you exactly where I was the night U2 filmed a surp… Continue reading »

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Report: U2 Recording at The Church Studios in London

U2 has reportedly been working on its new album at The Church Studios in north London, according to a report from Ham & High Broadway, a small newspaper covering that area.
The article says the band members have been spotted dining in the area “ov… Continue reading »

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