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Former president and musician meet to discuss commitment to saving lives

Sat, 27 May 2017 07:46:53 GMT

The former president and rocker met on the Bush ranch to discuss their commitment to saving lives, according to George W. Bush's Instagram . Bush posted on his account that Bono, lead singer of the Irish rock band U2, stopped by on Friday to discuss the work of several organizations the two were involved in, such as The Bush Center, OneCampaign, and pepfar.

Pirates star Bardem goes overboard about Bono

Sat, 27 May 2017 03:35:40 GMT

Pirates of the Caribbean star Javier Bardem has gone overboard about his bromance with U2 frontman Bono, telling RT: "I adore him." The latest update from the mutual infatuation society follows Bono's recent interview with Esquire , where he told the magazine that he had been a fan of the Spanish star since the 1992 movie Jamn Jamn and that they became friends "in the '00s" "He'd come to U2 shows, scare our audience with his air guitar, then steal the hearts of our womenfolk," Bono recounted.

U2's The Edge Will Be Honored with Les Paul Spirit Award at Bonnaroo

Fri, 26 May 2017 02:31:42 GMT

The Les Paul Foundation, whose mission is to honor and share the life, spirit and legacy of Les Paul through the generations has announced GRAMMY Award winning artist, U2's The Edge to be honored with the second annual Les Paul Spirit Award at this year's Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival. The award will be presented to The Edge on Friday, June 9th, 2017, the same day Les Paul would have turned 102 years old.

Exit U2 In revisiting The Joshua Tree, the Dubliners return home

Thu, 25 May 2017 21:50:31 GMT

Released March 9, 1987, The Joshua Tree topped U.S. charts, sent "With or Without You" and "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For" to the same spot, and eventually sold at least 10 million copies here and triple that worldwide. The tour comprised 111 shows in three legs over nine months.

This legendary guitar was made entirely with wood from the...

Thu, 25 May 2017 17:21:04 GMT

No electric guitar is more iconic than the Fender Stratocaster. Buddy Holly played one.

U2 pushes a message of unity at dazzling Texas tour debut in Houston

Thu, 25 May 2017 14:57:08 GMT

If you go to see concerts very often, you've probably gotten used to the "anniversary tour" concept: Just in the past month alone, both Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers and the Damned played shows in Austin to celebrate their 40th year as a band. The highest-profile such tour this year comes from U2, which played Houston's NRG Stadium on Wednesday night for the first of two Texas shows on "The Joshua Tree Tour 2017," marking 30 years since the release of the group's first No.

U2: The Joshua Tree Tour 2017 Lights up NRG Stadium

Thu, 25 May 2017 12:34:33 GMT

Sandra is from Mexico and Donald is from Scotland, both reside in San Antonio and came to Houston for the concert The Joshua Tree tour stage set contains the largest un-obscured and highest resolution LED video screen, almost 8K, ever used in a rock show Houston was the fifth stop on this current 18-city North American tour of the award winning ... (more)

The Skids celebrate 40 years of 'getting up there and doing it' with show at Manchester Ritz

Thu, 25 May 2017 10:15:05 GMT

RICHARD Jobson recalls writing the words for The Skids' mighty pop anthem, The Saints are Coming, in Dunfermline Library during his school dinner hour. Revived a decade ago by U2 and Green Day as a chart-topping Hurricane Katrina benefit single - Jobson was invited to the Abbey Road studios to see the song re-worked by Bono, The Edge and Green Day leader Billie Joe Armstrong.

U2 finds renewed fire playing songs that defined the group

Thu, 25 May 2017 05:41:21 GMT

On Wednesday night iconic Irish rock act U2 returned to Houston bringing their highly successful tour performing their landmark 1987 album "The Joshua Tree" in its entirety for nostalgia-primed crowds at NRG Stadium. On Wednesday night iconic Irish rock act U2 returned to Houston bringing their highly successful tour performing their landmark 1987 album "The Joshua Tree" in its entirety for nostalgia-primed crowds at Visitors to NRG Stadium go through security before entering the facility to see the band U2, Wednesday, May 24, 2017, in Houston.

U2 Appears On 'Jimmy Kimmel Live'

Wed, 24 May 2017 15:52:42 GMT

Last night's episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live featured U2 as guests. The band sat for an interview with host Jimmy Kimmel and performed a pair of songs during their appearance.

U2 Salute Manchester's 'Undefeatable Spirit,' Perform 'Still Haven't...

Wed, 24 May 2017 11:12:33 GMT

David Howell Evans aka The Edge and Bono of U2 perform onstage during the 2016 iHeartRadio Music Festival - Night 1 held at T-Mobile Arena on Sept. 23, 2016 in Las Vegas.

Introduces the U2 iPod

Wed, 24 May 2017 02:06:26 GMT

SAN JOSE, California-October 26, 2004-AppleA today introduced the iPodA U2 Special Edition as part of a partnership between Apple, U2 and Universal Music Group to create innovative new products together for the new digital music era. The new U2 iPod holds up to 5,000 songs and features a gorgeous black enclosure with a red Click Wheel and custom engraving of U2 band member signatures.

Introduces the New U2 iPod

Wed, 24 May 2017 02:06:25 GMT

CUPERTINO, California-June 6, 2006-AppleA today introduced the new iPodA U2 Special Edition as part of a continued partnership between Apple, U2 and Universal Music Group . The new U2 iPod is based on the fifth generation 30GB iPod and holds up to 7,500 songs, 25,000 photos or over 75 hours of video and features a distinctive, all-black stainless steel enclosure, red Click Wheel and custom engraving of U2 band member signatures.

30 Years on, U2's 'The Joshua Tree' Still Draws Fans to the Edge of Death Valley

Tue, 23 May 2017 21:06:05 GMT

On the inside cover of "The Joshua Tree," the members of U2 stare grimly into the camera, a lone Joshua tree looming behind them. The story goes that it was Dutch photographer and filmmaker Anton Corbijn who spotted the tree while motoring along Highway 190 with the band out of Death Valley National Park.

Review: U2 The Joshua Tree 30th Anniversary Tour @ Rose Bowl, May 20, 2017

Tue, 23 May 2017 02:50:21 GMT

Along U2 's The Joshua Tree 30th anniversary tour, with twenty-one North American dates, including a headlining of Bonnaroo, it figures that the Rose Bowl shows in particular would promise to be special. Besides newer tackily branded barns like Levi's or AT&T or Papa John's Stadiums simply lacking the soul of the near-100-year-old local venue, the Rose Bowl is essentially the home venue to the iconic imagery of the album.

Reflecting on 35 years of U2 fandom

Mon, 22 May 2017 22:19:31 GMT

The earth shifted and it had nothing to do with the fact that this was Los Angeles where seismic shaking is as familiar as sunshine and struggling screenwriters. It was March 27, 1982.

U2 curfew: A fruitless idea

Mon, 22 May 2017 20:07:09 GMT

Member of the band U2, Bono in concert during their world tour of the Joshua Tree at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif., on Wednesday, May 17, 2017. When U2 blew an hour past Santa Clara's 10 p.m. curfew at Levi's Stadium, Vice Mayor Dominic Caserta spoke mournfully about the promoters' attitude toward city regulation.