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With over 7,000 items in our news archives, it's a safe bet you haven't read all of them! This month we continue our look at 1987.

At Home in Dublin, The Los Angeles Times

Bruce Springsteen helped reintroduce the term hero to rock, and he made it possible for fans to put their faith in a rock star again. U2, after years of underdog status, is now going to be tested -- to see whether it can maintain its ideals and art in the face of enormous acceptance.

Band on the Run, Time magazine 

There were other ties, ones that stayed strong beneath the surface tension. "The thing that has kept us going," Mullen says now, "is the fact that we are friends. This whole band is based on our friendship. If it had originally been based on our music, we would have failed."

Ireland's U2 Rekindles the Power of Rock, Boston Globe

Adam: "I think it's good that people have an alternative to Bon Jovi or whatever. There's so many records -- and so many acts -- that get that kind of exposure. But to be honest, if there's a choice between Phil Collins and U2, then at least U2 has a chance of changing things. That's all you can ever hope for." 

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