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Premature Evaluation: Kendrick Lamar DAMN.

What a marvelous, unprecedented all-time flex: Kendrick Lamar got Bono on a song and barely used him. He completely defused the phrase "featuring U2." Earlier…
Tom Breihan | April 14, 2017 - 2:29 pm

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Rattle & Humble: Will Kendrick Lamar & U2’s “XXX” Be The Most Self-Righteous Song Of All Time?

Imagine the hubris. We can argue all day about the relative merits of U2's last 20 or so years of recorded music, but U2 remain…
Tom Breihan | April 11, 2017 - 3:31 pm

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U2’s The Joshua Tree Is 30: We Ranked Its Tracks Worst To Best

The Joshua Tree was the first time that U2 had truly looked outward, across the world. The four men -- always the four of them,…
Ryan Leas | March 9, 2017 - 9:23 am

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Watch Miranda Lambert Cover U2’s “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For” At Faster Horses Festival

Miranda Lambert played hit after hit during her Faster Horses headlining set Saturday night (July 22), but decided to end her show with a chart-topper…
Taylor Weatherby / Billboard | July 23, 2017 - 1:42 pm

Watch U2 Cover Oasis’ “Don’t Look Back In Anger” With Noel Gallagher

Since the tragic bombing in Manchester, Oasis' "Don't Look Back In Anger" has become an unofficial anthem for the city. Last month, Coldplay covered it
Peter Helman | July 9, 2017 - 11:48 am

Canada Turns 150: U2 Perform On Parliament Hill, Grimes May Eat Spaghetti

Today is 7/1, aka the Canadian version of the Fourth Of July, aka Canada's 150th birthday. Happy birthday, Canada! You're old! When asked by Billboard
Peter Helman | July 1, 2017 - 4:54 pm

U2 Return To The Joshua Tree In Trump’s America

The justification for U2’s current tour — in which they play their classic breakthrough album The Joshua Tree in its entirety — is that the…
Ryan Leas | June 30, 2017 - 12:47 pm

Adam Clayton Thanks U2 Bandmates For Helping Him Through Addiction In MusiCares Acceptance Speech

In a frank and heartfelt speech, U2 bassist Adam Clayton thanked his bandmates of four decades for their support during his treatment and recovery for…
Jocelyn Noveck/AP | June 27, 2017 - 10:45 am

Watch U2 Cover Leonard Cohen In Toronto

U2 are celebrating the 30th anniversary of their landmark album The Joshua Tree by touring internationally this summer. The band performed in Toronto on Friday,…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | June 26, 2017 - 1:09 pm

Watch Father John Misty Cover A Bit Of U2’s “Beautiful Day” If You Want

Today, infinite content creator Father John Misty posted a short video on Twitter of him and his band covering a bit of U2's "Beautiful Day"
James Rettig | June 20, 2017 - 1:11 pm

Bonnaroo’s Attendance Bounced Back From Last Year’s Record Low

After a big attendance drop in 2016, last weekend's (June 8-11) Bonnaroo has made up for lost ground with more than 65,000 fans each day…
Dave Brooks / Billboard | June 12, 2017 - 6:58 pm

Beck Will Open For U2 On Joshua Tree Shows This Fall

U2 have been busy touring in celebration of the 30th anniversary of their 1987 classic The Joshua Tree, and they've just announced that another big…
Peter Helman | June 11, 2017 - 12:46 pm

Bono-roo: U2 Make Their First US Festival Headline Appearance

U2 turned their first headlining appearance at a US music festival into Bono-roo.
Kristin M. Hall / Associated Press | June 10, 2017 - 12:09 pm

Hear A New Ep Of U Talkin’ U2 To Me?

Podcasts about music tend to be pretty uneven and largely inessential. That's primarily because licensing fees make it prohibitively expensive to include actual music in…
Michael Nelson | June 6, 2017 - 11:17 am

Watch U2 Take Over Jimmy Kimmel Live & Play Two Songs

Right now, U2 have taken their classic album The Joshua Tree out on tour, celebrating its 30th anniversary by playing it in full every night.
Tom Breihan | May 24, 2017 - 9:19 am

Watch Ryan Adams Cover Soundgarden’s “Black Hole Sun” In Tribute To Chris Cornell

Ryan Adams honored Chris Cornell by covering Soundgarden's "Black Hole Sun" during his concert in Auckland, New Zealand last night. Similarly, Metallica's Robert Trujillo incorporated…
Peter Helman | May 21, 2017 - 5:21 pm

Watch Eddie Vedder And Mumford & Sons Join U2 In Seattle

Last night, U2 made the second stop of their Joshua Tree 30th anniversary tour in Seattle and they brought out some special guests to help…
James Rettig | May 15, 2017 - 10:10 am

Watch U2 Play “Red Hill Mining Town” For The First Time Ever At Joshua Tree Tour Opener

U2 just released a new mix of The Joshua Tree track "Red Hill Mining Town" for the album's 30th anniversary, and they played the song…
Peter Helman | May 13, 2017 - 10:31 am
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