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The Unforgettable Gig: When U2 rocked the King's Hall

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 18:56:46 GMT

The Irish foursome had played the city several times during the early 1980s with their albums Boy and War - and 1984's The Unforgettable Fire had achieved critical and commercial success. However the Joshua Tree album, inspired in part by the band's journey into the soul of America, elevated them to a different music stratosphere, with the album going on to sell over 25 million copies worldwide.

Full Record Store Day release list announced; includes vinyl from The ...

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 22:26:29 GMT

With Record Store Day taking place Saturday, April 22, the complete official list of special releases has been unveiled. As usual, it's stacked with exclusive vinyl from a wide variety of artists, including The Doors , Fleetwood Mac , Rush and U2 .

Michael Jackson 'tried to spy on U2'

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 11:12:37 GMT

The music icon apparently became obsessed with the Irish rock group following the success of their 1988 album 'The Joshua Tree' and so he attempted to send a private film crew to Dublin to tape U2 in the studio in order to uncover their secrets. But Michael's plan was uncovered by U2's manager Paul McGuinness, who considered it to be a bit "creepy".

U2 On 'The Joshua Tree,' A Lasting Ode To A Divided America

Mon, 20 Mar 2017 09:16:43 GMT

Bono, Adam Clayton, Larry Mullen Jr. and The Edge will take U2's The Joshua Tree on the road this summer for the album's 30th anniversary. Courtesy of the artist hide caption Bono, Adam Clayton, Larry Mullen Jr. and The Edge will take U2's The Joshua Tree on the road this summer for the album's 30th anniversary.

March 17 in Music History: Grateful Dead release their debut, Ray Davies receives his CBE

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 17:02:29 GMT

The 23-room, 10,000 square foot home on 13.8 acres of land is expanded to 17,552 square feet of living space before the King moves in a few weeks later. The original building had at one time been used as a place of worship by the Graceland Christian Church and was named after the builder's daughter, Grace Toof.

Foreign aid groups brace for disappointment in upcoming federal budget

Fri, 17 Mar 2017 08:38:28 GMT

Irish rock star Bono may be a self-declared fan of Justin Trudeau's feminist foreign aid approach, but now his international organization says it is disappointed by the absence of new money to fund it. A spokeswoman for the ONE Campaign, the global anti-poverty organization that the U2 singer co-founded, tells The Canadian Press that the organization continues to welcome the prime minister's international leadership in putting women and girls at the centre of Canada's aid strategy.

Think Twice Before You Wish Someone Happy St. Patrick's Day

Wed, 15 Mar 2017 10:07:31 GMT

Bar managers know what Oscar Wilde's alter ego, Algernon Moncrieff, meant when he said, "If one plays good music, people don't listen and if one plays bad music people don't talk."

U2's Adam Clayton To Receive MusiCares Addiction Recovery Award

Tue, 14 Mar 2017 23:55:16 GMT

Bassist Adam Clayton of U2 performs onstage at the 2016 iHeartRadio Music Festival at T-Mobile Arena on Sept. 23, 2016 in Las Vegas.

A Dozen Irish Ideas for St. Patrick's Day Food and Drink in Denver

Tue, 14 Mar 2017 19:37:39 GMT

Dublin natives Frank and Jim McLoughlin own four establishments in metro Denver that help keep Irish pub culture alive in this city. Since opening the Irish Snug on East Colfax Avenue in 2003, the brothers have added McLoughlin's , Maggie Smith's and Slattery's to their roster.

U2's 'Pop': A Reimagining of the Album 20 Years Later

Tue, 14 Mar 2017 15:03:44 GMT

U2 are going all out to celebrate the 30th anniversary of The Joshua Tree this year, complete with a new super-deluxe box set and a stadium tour where they'll play the 1987 LP straight through. Lost in all the hubbub is another major U2 milestone.

Bono and daughter Jordan Hewson join The Obamas for upscale dinner in New York

Mon, 13 Mar 2017 11:29:54 GMT

Bono made it a family affair as he brought his daughter Jordan Hewson for an exclusive lunch with former US President Barack Obama and his wife and Michelle. Former President Barack Obama accompanied by former first lady Michelle Obama waves as they leave the National Gallery of Art in Washington, Sunday, March 5, 2017.

Building The Sound They Would Have To Later Chop Down

Sun, 12 Mar 2017 17:38:59 GMT

Thirty years ago, March 9, 1987, U2 released The Joshua Tree [YouTube Playlist, mostly lyric videos, ~50m] and changed their lives and the world forever. The first single from the album was released March 16, 1987.

In God's country, with U2

Sun, 12 Mar 2017 09:34:25 GMT

In the lonesome vastness of the American Southwest, the sky pours from some unseen spout overhead, spilling out the bluest blue toward the horizon. The scrubland country to the sides is different shades of white sand and tan, dotted with sickly green shrubs gasping for moisture, and rust-colored mountains and cliffs in the distance.

What Are Barack Obama and Bono Talking About?

Sat, 11 Mar 2017 13:00:37 GMT

Although Barack Obama is known for being only former president who could name four Jay Z albums, he's still notably well-versed in the Caucasian canon. He's invited Bob Dylan to the White House, sincerely included Coldplay in a playlist of his favorite songs, and is apparently up for hanging out with Bono even after being relieved of his diplomatic duties: On Friday, Barack and Michelle were photographed as they went to Manhattan's Upland to dine with the U2 singer.

The Obamas Dressed to the Nines for N.Y.C. Power Lunch

Sat, 11 Mar 2017 08:41:30 GMT

Barack and Michelle Obama were spotted out and about in New York City on Friday afternoon following a lunch date with U2 frontman and activist Bono , and the couple looked as fashion-forward as ever. Women's History Month offers an opportunity to honor the impact made by ladies past and present.

Barack & Michelle Obama Give Us The Feels During NYC Visit

Sat, 11 Mar 2017 04:09:35 GMT

WATCH: The Obamas in NYC this afternoon. Source tells me Mrs. Obama will be in NYC all weekend.

Obamas have lunch with Bono

Fri, 10 Mar 2017 23:33:14 GMT

The ex-commander and chief and wife Michelle dined Friday with the U2 frontman at Upland, a restaurant with "California-inspired cuisine," TMZ reported.