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Watch U2 Play “Lucifer’s Hands” Live For The First Time, “One” Dedicated To Arcade Fire

During their second show at Montreal’s Bell Centre last night, U2 played “Lucifer’s Hands,” one of the new songs included as bonus tracks on the Songs Of Innocence deluxe edition, live for the first time. The band also dedicated a performance of their Achtung Baby track “One” — which turned into a massive crowd singalong… More »

By: Peter Helman / June 14, 2015 - 10:40 am

Bono Impersonator Gets To Sing Onstage With U2

UPDATE: An attendee tells us the iPhone was part of the show. Fake Bono was directed by Bono to hold the phone, and it was broadcast on a venue screen that’s not visible in this video. As commenter Matthew points out, it’s still tacky, but not this guy’s fault. Mea culpa! More »

By: James Rettig / May 27, 2015 - 6:55 pm

Watch The Edge Explain His Fall Offstage On CBS Sunday Morning

U2 gave CBS Sunday Morning a look behind-the-scenes at their Innocence + Experience Tour, taking them under the stage to show off their impressively vast collection of guitars, and above to look at the massive LED screen that takes over the middle of the arena crowd. They also sit down for an interview, where The… More »

By: James Rettig / May 24, 2015 - 5:05 pm

Watch Overzealous Fan Play Live Rarity “In God’s Country” With U2 In Phoenix

U2 are already breaking out some deep cuts on their Innocence + Experience Tour, which kicked off a little over a week ago. Last night, during their first of two shows in Phoenix, they tried out The Joshua Tree’s “In God’s Country” after a fan requested it before the show. The track hasn’t been i… More »

By: James Rettig / May 23, 2015 - 1:12 pm

Watch U2 Play “When Love Comes To Town” For The First Time In 22 Years In Tribute To B.B. King

U2 stopped playing their Rattle And Hum B.B. King collaboration “When Love Comes To Town” live in 1993, but King took up the mantle and had been playing the song occasionally at his shows since. Last night, in honor of the late blues legend, the band played the song for the first time in 22… More »

By: James Rettig / May 16, 2015 - 12:01 pm

Watch The Edge Fall Off The Edge Of The Stage At U2’s Innocence & Experience Tour Opener

U2 kicked off their Innocence + Experience world tour in Vancouver last night, and from the looks of this video, James Murphy isn’t the only one who’s losing his edge. U2’s longtime guitarist David Howell Evans — known to most everyone as The Edge — missed, uh, the edge of the stage last night. You… More »

By: Caitlin White / May 15, 2015 - 10:25 am

Watch Highlights From The Tonight Show’s All-U2 Episode

Last night’s episode of Jimmy Fallon was dedicated to all things U2, after they had to cancel their scheduled week-long residency last year in the wake of Bono’s bicycle accident. We already knew pretty much everything that was going to go down since they did most of it in public — U2 did two sketches:… More »

By: James Rettig / May 9, 2015 - 10:34 am

U2 Busked In The NYC Subway Last Night

U2 will make their rescheduled Tonight Show appearance this Friday and, since the show isn’t taping that day, the band has been getting segments ready over the past few days for the episode, which will be entirely dedicated to them. (They’re making up for a whole week that they lost after Bono’s injury.) They were… More »

By: James Rettig / May 5, 2015 - 9:37 am

Bono Recreated His Bike Accident With Jimmy Fallon For Tonight Show Sketch

Bono suffered a serious hand injury in a Central Park bike crash last year, one that he’s still struggling with as U2 prepare to launch their world tour in support of Songs Of Innocence. The accident forced U2 to postpone a planned weeklong residency at The Tonight Show, but they’ll finally be making their retur… More »

By: Chris DeVille / May 4, 2015 - 11:43 am

U2 Have Rescheduled Their Cancelled Tonight Show Visit For Next Week

U2 are getting ready to embark on a worldwide tour in a few weeks, but they’re tying off some loose ends stateside first. Back in November, the band was scheduled to do a week-long residency on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon in support of Songs Of Innocence, but it was cancelled after Bono got… More »

By: James Rettig / May 1, 2015 - 6:44 pm

Russian Legislator Says U2 Album Is Gay, Illegal

It’s hard to imagine anyone finding the present-day version of U2 to be subversive or dangerous in any way, but Russia is a different place. Specifically, The Guardian reports that one Russian legislator, the right-wing Duma deputy Alexander Starovoitov, has asked Russia’s attorney general to investigate Apple for distributing U2’s album Songs Of Innocence to… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 30, 2015 - 12:28 pm

Bono Grappling With Hand Injuries, Working With Lamb’s Andy Barlow, Dying Hair Blonde

U2 are currently getting ready for their upcoming Innocence And Experience tour, and The New York Times caught up with them during their month-long rehearsals in Vancouver to reflect on their past year. They talk a lot about the struggles they had with constructing Songs Of Innocence, and there’s a lot of hand-wringing over the… More »

By: James Rettig / April 30, 2015 - 9:57 am

The 9 Most Expensive Record Store Day 2015 Flips On eBay

Another Record Store Day has come and gone, and now we get to sit back and watch the lucky few who managed to snag exclusive releases turn them around on eBay for much more than they originally paid. We looked at auctions that had at least one bid — meaning that they will more tha… More »

By: James Rettig / April 20, 2015 - 5:23 pm

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

There were plenty of good videos this week, but none of them came close to touching another video, albeit one that wasn’t officially a music video. Kanye West’s performance of “All Day” at the Brit Awards would’ve been a thing of beauty even without the fucking flamethrowers: A goddam Boot Camp Clik video, staged i… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 27, 2015 - 5:18 pm

U2 Accounted For Nearly 1/4 Of All Listeners On iOS Devices Last Month

A new study has found that U2 accounted for almost one-fourth of listeners on iOS devices last month. The Irish rock band leads the pack with 23% of Apple customers listening to at least one U2 song in January. After a large gap, Taylor Swift comes in at number two with 11% and Katy Perry… More »

By: James Rettig / February 24, 2015 - 7:42 pm

U2 – “Every Breaking Wave” Video

U2 are pushing “Every Breaking Wave” as single from Songs Of Innocence. The song got a radio-friendly treatment recently, and Belfast-born director Aoife McArdle made a 13-minute short film based on the song. Now McArdle’s film has been pared down to a proper music video. Here’s a quick synopsis from YouTube:… More »

By: Chris DeVille / February 23, 2015 - 1:52 pm

U2 – “Every Breaking Wave” (New Version)

U2 have released a radio-ready version of the second Songs Of Innocence single “Every Breaking Wave.” Compared to the album version, it’s stripped down and, as @U2 points out, closer to the version that the band played at shows during the Songs Of Innocence promotional tour last year. The track is impacting radio this week. More »

By: James Rettig / January 25, 2015 - 10:52 am

Bono Reviews His Year A To Z, Shares X-Ray Of His Titanium Elbow

Bono has had a roller coaster ride of a year between the (however troubled) release of Songs Of Innocence and the bicycle injury that left him largely incapacitated. He used some of his time recovering from the accident to write a massive blog post looking back on what happened to him this year in a… More »

By: James Rettig / January 2, 2015 - 8:54 am

U2 – “The Miracle (Of Joey Ramone)” Oliver Jeffers Street Art Video (Stereogum Premiere)

U2’s Songs Of Innocence opener “The Miracle Of Joey Ramone” already got one video that was basically a full-length version of the band’s colorful Apple ad. Now, as part of the Films Of Innocence project, here’s another clip for the song by Belfast native and Brooklyn resident Oliver Jeffers. In keeping with the Films OfMore »

By: Chris DeVille / December 8, 2014 - 11:03 am

2015 Grammy Nominees Announced

UPDATE: Read our breakdown of the nominations here.


The Academy Of Recording Arts And Sciences has been announcing Grammy nominations one-by-one this morning on CBS This Morning. Irritatingly, we won’t learn the nominees for the most important award, Album Of The Year, until tonight; the Academy is announcing them a… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 5, 2014 - 9:02 am
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