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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 as part of tonight's AMore »

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

Wayne Coyne Reviews 2014: The Flaming Lips Leader On U2, Taylor Swift, Iggy Azalea, And What’s Next With Miley Cyrus

Wayne Coyne has never been shy about his opinions. Known in recent years for giving freewheeling, often hilarious interviews, he's also made some comments that have understandably pissed people off -- particularly this past spring, when there were a whole bunch of headlines about the Flaming Lips' falling out with drummer Kliph Scurlock and the… More »

By: Ryan Leas / December 4, 2014 - 2:12 pm

The Edge Details Bono’s Bike Injuries, Doesn’t Want More U2 Minus 1

Later this month, U2 were scheduled to play L.A. radio station KROQ's Almost Acoustic Christmas show, and it would've been a rare thing to see the band share a stage with a ton of other bands. It won't happen now because of Bono's recent bicycling injury. And during a call to KROQ's morning show today,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 3, 2014 - 3:01 pm

U2 Announce 2015 Innocence + Experience Tour

U2's new album Songs Of Innocence was a crushing disappointment, at least for some of us. (Rolling Stone would disagree.) But even for those of us who have been left unmoved by U2's recent music, the band's live show is a thing to witness. Only Bruce Springsteen can claim to put on transcendent stadium-level live… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 3, 2014 - 9:35 am

Watch Kanye West, U2 With Bruce Springsteen & Chris Martin Live From Times Square For World AIDS Day

U2 were planning a surprise concert in Times Square tonight for World AIDS Day, but Bono's bike accident put the event in jeopardy. Now it seems the concert is happening after all (official title: "A (RED) THANK YOU -- Presented by (BANK OF AMERICA)RED"), and the circumstances have led to a lineup that's arguably more… More »

By: Chris DeVille / December 1, 2014 - 2:52 pm

Bono’s Bike Injury Is Severe, Will Require Intensive Therapy

Bono was injured while riding his bike in Central Park over the weekend, and his injuries seem to be pretty severe. Rolling Stone reports that the U2 singer was in surgery for five hours following the accident and that he suffered a "'facial fracture involving the orbit of his eye,' three separate fractures of hi… More »

By: James Rettig / November 19, 2014 - 8:54 am

Watch Jimmy Fallon Impersonate Bono, Play “Desire” With The Roots In U2’s Absence

Last Sunday, U2 announced that they would be unable to able to play a weeklong residency on The Tonight Show after Bono suffered a cycling accident in New York's Central Park. The Tonight Show has yet to announce when the residency will be rescheduled, but that uncertainty didn't prevent Jimmy Fallon from impersonating Bono. Fallo… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / November 18, 2014 - 11:05 am

U2 To Release Films Of Innocence, With Videos For All 11 Songs Of Innocence Tracks

As the fan site @U2 reports, U2 have a new version of their recent Songs Of Innocence album about to come out. Films Of Innocence includes videos for every one of the 11 tracks on Songs Of Innocence, and it'll be for sale at iTunes next month. I had a joke all loaded up about… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 18, 2014 - 9:15 am

Bono’s In Surgery Following Cycling Accident, U2’s Tonight Show Residency Canceled

U2 were scheduled to begin a weeklong residency on The Tonight Show this Monday 11/17, but that's been scrapped due to a bicycle accident Bono suffered today that required surgery. As Pitchfork points out, the band posted a note on its official site announcing that "a cycling spill" in Central Park left Bono's arm i… More »

By: Chris DeVille / November 16, 2014 - 10:01 pm

Foo Fighters’ Taylor Hawkins Says U2’s New Album “Sounds Like A Fart”

In the months since U2 slipped Songs Of Innocence into everyone's iTunes library without asking, many musicians have taken aim at Bono and company, a list that includes Tyler, The Creator, Trent Reznor, Patrick Carney, and Nick Mason. That list grew one longer over the weekend when Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins told Australia's TheMore »

By: Chris DeVille / November 10, 2014 - 12:50 pm

Watch Nicki Minaj Debut “Bed Of Lies,” Rap About Scotland At MTV EMAs

Nicki Minaj hosted the MTV Europe Music Awards last night and debuted a new track from The Pinkprint called "Bed Of Lies." The song features and was co-written by Skylar Grey, who is probably best known for having a hand in the Eminem/Rihanna collab "Love The Way You Lie" and singing on Fort Minor's "Where'd… More »

By: James Rettig / November 10, 2014 - 9:43 am

Bono Backs Off Songs Of Innocence Apology, Defends Spotify

After U2 suffered massive backlash for sliding Songs Of Innocence into everyone's iTunes library without permission, Bono apologized for the stunt in a Facebook Q&A. His comments to journalist David Carr at Dublin's Web Summit tech conference this week were far less apologetic. He even called the album's surprise free iTunes release "one of the… More »

By: Chris DeVille / November 7, 2014 - 11:26 am

U2 Are Doing A Whole Week On The Tonight Show

U2 are the latest band to participate in a week-long residency for a late-night show. Foo Fighters kicked off the trend on Letterman in October, and Metallica announced last week that they will take over The Late Late Show at the end of the month. Jimmy Fallon… More »

By: James Rettig / November 4, 2014 - 9:22 am

Pink Floyd’s Nick Mason Also Thinks U2 Devalued Music

Pink Floyd's Nick Mason is the latest person to weigh in on U2's Apple stunt for Songs Of Innocence. Like Patrick Carney and Trent Reznor before him, Mason also believes that U2 devalued music by forcing their album onto everyone. In a new interview with Rolling Stone about the upcoming new Pink Floyd album, the… More »

By: James Rettig / November 2, 2014 - 2:05 pm
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