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Superb doc reveals the true arc of U2's early years

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 05:51:34 GMT

U2 will take to the stage in front of 80,000 people in Croke Park this Saturday night but watching U2 Agus an Arc was another reminder that this is one band who, right from the very start, always played in front of huge crowds. In their own heads at least.

photoA day in photos

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 14:29:09 GMT

Cyclists use a bike lane built in parallel with another lane for the disabled in Soi Prachabordi in Pak Kred district, Nonthaburi province. Members of the press pack a press conference of the Office of the Attorney-General at the Government Complex to detail the process after disgraced former monk Nen Kham arrives in Bangkok from the United States.

Guns Na Roses and U2 have the top-grossing worldwide tours of 2017 so far

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 05:25:38 GMT

Now that we've reached the mid-point of the year, Pollstar has counted up the money and listed the artists who pulled in the most on the road worldwide so far in 2017. Topping the tally are Guns N' Roses , who grossed $151.5 million on their Not in This Lifetime tour, which features the return of founding members Slash and Duff McKagan .

U2 urges end to lawsuit claiming it stole 'Achtung Baby' song

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 01:07:49 GMT

REUTERS: Irish rock group U2 asked a U.S. judge on Tuesday to dismiss a lawsuit by a British songwriter and guitarist who claimed that the band lifted large parts of one of his works for a song on its 1991 blockbuster album "Achtung Baby." In a filing with the U.S. District Court in Manhattan, U2 said ordinary listeners would find that its song "The Fly" and Paul Rose's 1989 instrumental "Nae Slappin" sound "nothing alike," and no reasonable jury could find them substantially similar.

U2's 'The Joshua Tree Tour 2017': $123 Million Earned

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 04:04:38 GMT

Adam Clayton, Bono, Larry Mullen Jr., and The Edge of U2 perform in concert during The Joshua Tree Tour 2017 at NRG Stadium on May 24, 2017 in Houston, Texas. U2 earns the top ranking on the most recent tally of Hot Tours with Roger Waters following at No.

Today in History: July 13

Fri, 14 Jul 2017 03:33:42 GMT

British and Irish singers perform on stage at the Live Aid concert at Wembley Stadium, London, England, July 13, 1985. From left are George Michael of Wham!, Bob Geldolf, Bono of U2, Freddie Mercury of Queen, Andrew Ridgley of Wham! and Howard Jones.

Live Aid was 32 years ago today . . .

Thu, 13 Jul 2017 23:28:47 GMT

Many will have their own personal highlights, from U2 stealing the Saturday afternoon, Elvis Costello's mic breaking down, Status Quo's rousing opening song, and the playing of The Cars Take You Home to heart-wrenching news footage of the dying peoples of Eritrea and Ethiopia. Like countless other TV and radio stations around the world, RT broadcast the live feeds from both the London and Philadelphia.concerts and anchored their own coverage of what was a truly global event.

The Killers' Brandon Flowers on Band Shake-Ups and a Crucial Assist From Bono

Thu, 13 Jul 2017 19:16:07 GMT

At the age of 36, Brandon Flowers admits that he's already thinking about his legacy. "It's not something we talk about a lot," says the Killers frontman as he sits on a couch in New York's Soho Grand Hotel.

How U2 Fell in Love With Nashville and Influenced Today's Country Music

Thu, 13 Jul 2017 14:48:41 GMT

A few hours before U2 took the stage at Bonnaroo last month in Manchester, Tennessee, to perform their first-ever headlining U.S. festival show, a stop on their Joshua Tree 30th anniversary tour, the Gibson Guitar Corporation of nearby Nashville took the opportunity to honor the band's guitarist the Edge with the Les Paul Spirit Award. "[Les Paul said he] was always after that sound that had never been heard before," the guitarist said in a brief acceptance speech backstage.

U2 The Joshua Tree Tour 2017 Surpasses 2.4 Million Tickets Sold; Upcoming Dates

Thu, 06 Jul 2017 15:01:46 GMT

Having played to more than one million fans, the first North American leg of U2's The Joshua Tree Tour 2017 came to a triumphant close July 1st at the FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland. With ticket sales surpassing 2.4 million across North and South America, the UK and Europe, and Mexico, The Joshua Tree Tour 2017 has reaffirmed its standing as the most commercially and critically successful tour of the year.

U2 wish list: How about tours devoted to other albums?

Thu, 06 Jul 2017 10:18:44 GMT

While U2 has partially tied its desire to honor "The Joshua Tree" to the current political climate in the U.K. and the U.S. , for fans, it still amounts to getting to hear an album embedded in many listeners' psyches played live. Chances are U2 won't do another "in its entirety" tour.

Liam Gallagher blasts Noel's friends U2 as 'beige'

Wed, 05 Jul 2017 13:40:14 GMT

The 44-year-old rock 'n' roll star is not a fan of Bono and co, and his dislike of their music seems to have increased since his estranged older brother Noel Gallagher became their support act for their 'Joshua Tree Tour' this summer. When asked by a fan on Twitter if he would be heading to Twickenham Stadium in London this weekend to watch U2 and Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds in action, Liam launched into one of his trademark tirades.

Armed gardai for U2 and Coldplay Croker gigs in wake of terror attacks in Britain

Wed, 05 Jul 2017 07:04:32 GMT

Adam Clayton and The Edge perform during U2's 360 Degrees World Tour at Croke Park on July 25, 2009. Photo by Neil Lupin/Redferns) THE Garda Armed Support Unit will patrol the Coldplay and U2 concerts at Croke Park in the wake of the recent terrorist attacks in Britain.

Drake, U2 Help Ring In Canada's 150th Anniversary

Tue, 04 Jul 2017 00:46:24 GMT

Bono and The Edge of U2 on stage prior to meeting the Prince of Wales during Canada Day Celebrations on Parliament Hill, Ottawa. Drake made a surprise visit to Toronto's Nathan Phillips Square at City Hall Sunday night to help celebrate Canada's 150th birthday, the day after the official Canada Day annual holiday.

Chainsmokers in studio with U2 as bromance continues

Mon, 03 Jul 2017 18:32:13 GMT

Grammy-winning dance act The Chainsmokers have told RT Entertainment they have been in the studio with U2 but do not know if their collaboration will see the light of day. U2 frontman Bono has already made a surprise special guest appearance the duo's debut album Memories... Do Not Open - contributing the spoken word intro to the track Honest - and The Chainsmokers have been offering their input to U2's new music.

Canada Reveals Two New Astronauts During 150th Anniversary Celebration

Mon, 03 Jul 2017 16:13:37 GMT

Canada revealed its two new astronauts on Saturday , as part of the nation's celebrations of its 150th anniversary. Lt. Colonel Joshua Kutryk of the Royal Canadian Air Force and Jenni Sidey, an engineer and lecturer at the University of Cambridge in the UK, were introduced by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau as Canada's fourth astronaut class.

Cleveland crowd carries Bono, U2 through epic stadium show

Sun, 02 Jul 2017 06:39:05 GMT

After 40 years as a band, numerous tours and countless accolades, it's a bit of an understatement to say U2 knows how to start a show. To kick off the band's "The Joshua Tree 2017 Tour" stop at FirstEnergy Stadium Saturday night, Larry Mullen Jr. casually strolled out to his drum set.