Tag Archives: october

U2 Lists: Top 10 Career-Defining Moments

[Ed. note: This is the 35th in a "U2 Lists" series, where @U2 staffers pick a topic and share their personal rankings on something U2-related.]
Most successful bands at some point have a moment in their career when they ask, “What’s next? Where d… Continue reading »

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Poll Results: ‘Gloria’ is favorite song from October album

The results are in, and “Gloria” is U2 fans’ most popular song from the October album. As part of our celebration of October’s 30th anniversary last month, we asked U2 fans to choose their favorite song from that album. And, with barely more than 2,40… Continue reading »

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@U2 Originals: October 2011

Here at @U2, one of the things we’re most proud of is the original content we provide, created exclusively by our staff. In case you missed any of it in October, the highlights are posted here:
Kelley Eskridge kicked off the month by revealing … Continue reading »

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October Forum Review

As we wrap up our month of paying homage to the band’s second album, there’s been plenty of other material discussed on the forum. Before I get to that, you can check out the October thread to keep the spirit of the celebration going. Here’s a brief g… Continue reading »

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Column: off the record…, vol. 11-486

I’d like to begin this week by extending a huge THANK YOU to all of our readers for your kind words about our 30 Years of October coverage this month. We’d also like to thank everyone we interviewed for their generosity in speaking with u… Continue reading »

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30 Years of October: Danielle Rhéaume On Returning Bono’s Lost Lyrics

The October we know is not what U2 planned to make. Because Bono lost a briefcase of material in March 1981, when leaving Portland, Ore., U2 made “a completely different album from the one we were preparing for,” says Bono. The contents of the now fam… Continue reading »

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Like A Video: U2′s October interview

[Ed. note: This is the 3rd 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.]
October is a wonderful month. It’s a month of contrasts and co… Continue reading »

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30 Years Of October: At The Crossroads with Steve Lillywhite

To really understand October, @U2 went to one of the experts. Producer Steve Lillywhite kindly spoke with @U2 by phone to reminisce about U2’s sophomore effort and to shed some light on what makes October so special. He began by recalling Dublin… Continue reading »

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30 Years of October: October Releases Through The Years

“There’s one band standing between you and assembly-line rock. U2.”
That was the tag line used to announce the release of the October album in Billboard magazine. The album promised a bang, but did not really deliver in North America. It spent 15 week… Continue reading »

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U2 Lists: Top 9 Live October Songs

[Ed. note: This is the 31st in a "U2 Lists" series, where @U2 staffers pick a topic and share their personal rankings on something U2-related.]
I love that @U2 has chosen to mark the 30th anniversary of the October album. It sits (sadly, in my op… Continue reading »

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