With over 7,000 items in our news archives, it's a safe bet you haven't read all of them! This month we finish our look at 1988, ending with an amusing item from The National Enquirer.
The Band To Weaken Its Vision?, The L.A. Times
If U2 has an artistic Achilles' heel, it may be its eagerness to live up to what it sees as the idealism and integrity of rock's finest moments. The danger is that the band may look to critics as the arbiter of rock 'n' roll honor and begin second-guessing itself in view of the sharp critical disagreement over the band's latest step.
I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For, Hot Press
Bono: I think that when people look back on U2 they'll realise that we pointed out the contradictions; that the leather jacket does not equal rebellion, that smashing a hotel room is something the system wants, even encourages. Again, smashing a guitar is only an endorsement of its in-built obsolescence. Destroying your own guitar just means you'll have to buy another one. There's nothing rebellious about that.
Surprise! Red-Hot Rockers U2 Really Are Squares!, National Enquirer
In an age of bad-boy rock bands, supergroup U2 is almost too good to be true -- the members condemn drugs, rarely drink, wave off groupies, read the Bible backstage...and frequently bring their wives and mothers along on tour!