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In the early '80s, U2, from Ireland, and the Alarm, from Wales, were peers: Two bands who came out of punk rock but who quickly learned how to write enormous stadium-shaking inspirational singalongs.…   Read Story »
Next week, Abrams Books will release Lori Majewski and Jonathan Bernstein's Mad World: An Oral History Of New Wave Artists And Songs That Defined The 1980s. The book features interviews with 35…   Read Story »
UPDATE 3/10/14: A U2 spokesperson now tells the Guardian, "U2's album is planned for this year, is still on track and touring plans haven't been confirmed yet." U2 spent the first two months of…   Read Story »
This year's Academy Awards ceremony is unusually relevant to us Stereogum types: Not only is the Arcade Fire up for Best Score (for the Her score, composed by Will Butler and Owen Pallett), but…   Read Story »
On February 24, 2004, music fans worldwide participated in a coordinated act of civil disobedience. Dubbed Grey Tuesday, the digital demonstration was this simple: Hundreds of websites posted a free…   Read Story »
Last night was the night Jimmy Fallon finally wrested control of The Tonight Show from Jay Leno's fierce, demonic clutches. And Fallon's first musical guest on the show was a big one: U2, there to…   Read Story »
On Super Bowl Sunday U2 released "Invisible," a song from their Danger Mouse-produced 13th studio album. It is not the first single, but "a sneak preview — to remind people we exist," according to…   Read Story »
We, as a society, have finally shaken off the grim specter of Jay Leno, who hosted his last Tonight Show last week. Jimmy Fallon will take over the institution and move it back to its original home…   Read Story »
"Invisible," a track from U2's Danger Mouse-produced 13th studio LP, wasn't expected to be revealed until a Super Bowl commercial tonight, but it looks like it's available a little early. "Invisible"…   Read Story »
U2 are set to return this spring with a new as-yet-untitled Danger Mouse-produced album, though the only song we've heard from those sessions is the Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom soundtrack song…   Read Story »