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2018-10-22: The History Mix: Other Voices

Yesterday it was revealed in a Q Magazine article that both Haim and Kendrick Lamar will be featured on the new U2 album Songs of Experience when it is released on December 1, 2017. As you’ll see below, we expect there may be other voices on the album as well. We’ve wanted to take a look back at other voices on U2 albums for a while, and now seems like a good time to do just that.

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2017-10-21: “Songs of Experience” Feature in the New Q Magazine

Thanks to Alan Ivory we can reveal some information about the new album from the upcoming issue of Q Magazine, which is featuring a four page preview of U2’s new album Songs of Experience.

Special guests on the album will include Kendrick Lamar and Haim. Lamar will be the “cracked preacher” doing the introduction to “American Soul” and Haim will be part of the chorus on “The Lights Of...

2017-10-21: Songs of Experience Details

As expected, details of U2’s new release Songs of Experience, were communicated to select retailers yesterday and some details about the different formats that will be available have started to become known. At this time it looks like there will be four formats which will be available to purchase in physical formats. A more formal announcement of the album is still expected, and could happen...

2017-10-20: More Filming as U2 Visits São Paulo

U2 is currently in São Paulo for four concerts, the first of which was held last night. The band has also been making some stops and doing some filming. According to O Estado de São Paulo the band has been seen filming in two locations in the city.

The first location planned was the top of the Italy Building (Edifício Itália) on Wednesday, October 18. This filming was for TV Globo’s...

2017-10-19: U2 Filming South American shows for The Joshua Tree 2017 Tour

Over the past few months we’ve heard bits and pieces about the filming of The Joshua Tree 2017 tour, as the tour has wound through Europe, North America and now the Mexico and South American legs. Back on September 22 we revealed that long time collaborator Anton Corbijn would be filming this tour for release. It makes sense as Corbijn was connected to the original album, photographing the...

2017-10-18: Songs of Experience Updates: October 18

There has been a lot of activity on the Songs of Experience front in the past few weeks. We will try to tie together what we know here. This is mostly a summary of earlier news, and we will link to the original information when we have an earlier post.

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Bono, The Edge and Adam Clayton have been doing a lot of promotional interviews since “You’re The Best Thing About Me” has...

2017-10-18: Revelations about Songs of Experience on “Written in My Soul”

Bono was interviewed on Bill Flanagan’s show “Written in My Soul” which airs on Sirius XM radio (satellite radio.) We’ve put together some notes about this interview which originally aired on October 18, 2017, but was recorded just as “The Blackout” was released, on Labour Day in the Sirius XM studios in New York City. The interview opens with a discussion of “You’re The Best Thing About Me”,...

2017-10-11: Songs of Experience Track List

Bono was on Australian radio today talking about the new album and during that conversation, mentioned the song “Landlady” as being on the new album. The song was mentioned before, but not in the most recent round of interviews. To date, we’ve not heard him mention that song title since the album was completed.

We have been keeping track of the songs that U2 have mentioned since the...

2017-10-10: The Joshua Tree Tour Poetry

U2 is using poetry on their latest tour, The Joshua Tree 2017, to add an element to the production while attendees wait. Before and after the opening acts appear on stage, the lights are lit and we see projections of words on the screen to the right of the screen. The inclusion of these poems were tipped ahead of the show when news that Parliament of Canada’s Poet Laureate George Elliott...

2017-10-09: The Luminous Icons of Ultra Violet: Leg Four

The fourth leg of The Joshua Tree 2017 has started, and like the three legs before it, “Ultra Violet” is featured in the show, and accompanying the song is a visual story titled “HerStory.”

You can find information on the first three legs at the following links:

The visual piece that accompanies the song...

2017-10-08: U2 to Participate in Record Store Day Black Friday Event

U2 and the people behind Record Store Day seem to like working together. When U2 has had a release to promote in the last few years, they’ve often tied into either the November Black Friday event, or the Spring Record Store Day. It is not a surprise then that they would be looking at tying into this event again this year with a new songs and a new album to promote.

At a record label event...

2017-10-08: #Zero: A first look at Neil McCormick’s new book

Neil McCormick’s newest book, #Zero, tells the autobiographic tale of a fictional popstar: Zero.

#ZERO


Zero is the latest craze. Young, sexy, smart and brilliant, a 24-7 #genius and multi-hyphenated (singer-songwriter-rapper-producer) next level superstar for the digital generation. According to his publicist at least.

He’s also an obnoxious, narcissistic, insecure, hyperactive,...