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20 Years of Achtung Baby: Bill Flanagan On His Favorite U2 Album

Bill Flanagan is an MTV Networks executive, author of the novel Evening’s Empire and U2 At The End Of The World. He is … heck, need I say more? Introducing Bill Flanagan to U2 fans is a bit like asking them, “Have you heard the album U2 made ri… Continue reading »

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Happy 20th Anniversary, Achtung Baby!

Twenty years ago today (and tomorrow), U2 released Achtung Baby to a largely unsuspecting world that may have expected the band to continue to build on what it had accomplished with the The Joshua Tree and Rattle And Hum. That obviously wasn’t the cas… Continue reading »

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20 Years of Achtung Baby: Why Achtung Baby Is U2′s Greatest Album

The Joshua Tree is an amazing album, the record many U2 fans and music critics call the band’s best. It’s tough to argue against that claim. In fact, I think the opening three tracks stack up against any three tracks from any other album in history. A… Continue reading »

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20 Years of Achtung Baby: Why Achtung Baby Is Not U2′s Greatest Album

The famous quote from Bono about Achtung Baby chopping down The Joshua Tree is an accurate one — I’m just not in the camp that believes it was necessarily a good thing.
I’ll fully admit to being dazzled by Achtung when it first came out. It was just … Continue reading »

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What if … U2 never discovered irony?

[Editor’s note: This is the first in an occasional new series that looks at some aspect of U2′s history and asks the question, “What if that happened differently?” Future essays in the series will be published as @U2 staffers are inspired to ask, “Wha… Continue reading »

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Vintage U2

With over 6,000 items in our news archives, it’s a safe bet you haven’t read all of them! This month we start our look at 1987 with some more selections from Propaganda.
The Return Of Steve Lillywhite
“The great thing about U2 is the togethe… Continue reading »

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July Forum Recap

Our forum kept rolling in July with another strong month of contributions from our members. With the 360 tour winding down, it was put forward by one of our members that this tour was better than the Zoo TV tour. It didn’t take long for that assertion… Continue reading »

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U2 Lists: Top 10 Places U2 Fans Must Visit In The USA

[Ed. note: This is the 28th in a "U2 Lists" series, where @U2 staffers pick a topic and share their personal rankings on something U2-related.]
Top 10 Places U2 Fans Must Visit In The USA
In the 30-plus years U2 have traveled across the United St… Continue reading »

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Like a Song: Walk On (A Tribute To Heroes version)

[Ed. note: This is the 58th 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.]
I’m not a religious person but sometimes a song – or a single performance – will mak… Continue reading »

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