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2021-09-25: U245: Forty Five Years of U2 with Ivan McCormick

DRUMMER SEEKS MUSICIANS TO FORM BAND

It was September 25, 1976 that a group of students from a Dublin school, Mount Temple, gathered together at 60 Rosemount Avenue in Dublin to form a band. Today is the 45th anniversary of that day, the day that U2 first came together. The kids were brought together by a note posted by drummer Larry Mullen on the school bulletin board earlier in the...

2021-09-14: “Gloria” for Record Store Day Black Friday

It will be a 40th anniversary edition of “Gloria” on 12-Inch Vinyl for Record Store Day’s Black Friday event this year. The release was announced on September 14, 2021.

The vinyl will be pressed on yellow vinyl. The USA site for Record Store Day lists this at 7000 copies, which is just slightly less than the copies pressed of “Fire” for the Spring event (“Fire” was listed at 7500 copies)...

2021-07-30: Sing 2 Updates

Last week a new teaser short was released for Sing 2. The film features Bono as Clay Calloway, a reclusive retired rock star. The new trailer doesn’t include any new footage of Bono speaking, but we do see his character, the lion, Clay Calloway in a few spots. You can watch it below. We’ve also been keeping tabs on a few other Sing 2 related bits which we share below.

On Sunday in a...

2021-07-27: Rumours: Achtung Baby at 30

Achtung Baby turns 30 this year. Originally released on November 18, 1991, the album is a favourite of many U2 fans and it is hard to find a corner of the internet where people aren’t looking at the anniversary and wondering how U2 might mark it.

We have been told that the band has recently started to put together their plans to mark the anniversary. Over the last month they’ve been...

2021-07-06: Inhaler Release Album, “It Won’t Always Be Like This”

“Breathe in. Exhale. Thank you.”

Discovering new bands and new music can come in many different ways. There’s your favourite streaming platform and its personalised discovery algorithm, there’s the radio, and then there’s going out to gigs and discovering new bands for yourself. Inhaler is a young band that sort of hits a U2 fan’s “algorithm”. Bono’s son, Eli, is the lead...

2021-06-24: “Sing 2” Trailer Released, Bono Revealed

Sing 2 is an upcoming animated film by Illumination, and Bono will appear as the character Clay Calloway in the film when the movie debuts on December 22, 2021. He will star alongside Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Scarlett Johansson and others in the sequel to the 2016 film Sing. Writer / director Garth Jennings returns for the sequel. A soundtrack album will be released on...

2021-06-21: Ahimsa Film Update

To celebrate the recent 150th anniversary of Gandhi’s birth, director Ramesh Sharma filmed Ahimsa: Gandhi The Power and the Powerless. The documentary film looks at the message of Gandhi, and how that message has spread over time, including his influence on later leaders such as Martin Luther King Jr., Nelson Mandela and the Dalai Lama. And the film features the track “Ahmisa,” recorded by...

2021-06-14: Adam Clayton on What’s Coming Next

To celebrate Record Store Day, SiriusXM aired a Record Store Day Special with Rocky O’Riordan on U2 X-Radio. Rocky’s second guest pn the special was none other than Adam Clayton, and Rocky spent time discussing the Record Store Day release, “Fire” with Adam, including that well discussed photo from 1979 that appeared on the back cover. But we got some news about the future projects of the...

2021-06-12: Record Store Day, Noel Gallagher with Bono, and The Edge Sparkles

Today Ciara’s Pink Sparkle Pod featured The Edge as a special guest. Ciara who runs the podcast is a first cousin to The Edge, and they discuss their family, advocacy work for Mencap, and much more. It’s a great podcast. The Edge does speak briefly about what the band has been up to, and explains that keeping the band together hasn’t always been easy for 40 years, “Doesn’t mean its always...

2021-06-09: Bono and The Edge To Perform at Euro 2020 Kickoff

Update: June 10

Original Story: June 9

On Friday, moments before the kick off of the first UEFA Euro 2020 tournament game between Turkey and Italy, Bono and The Edge will be part of a virtual performance filmed for the opening ceremony. In the film, they will join DJ Martin Garrix to perform “We Are the People.” The song, the official song of the tournament, was released last month....

2021-06-08: Apple Launches Lossless Streaming

In the early hours of June 8, Apple rolled out their new lossless program on Apple Music. Although Apple Music has been around for a while, the tracks you would hear through the streaming service were the equivalent of a 256kbps compressed file. Until now. Now true lossless files are being offered instead, meaning you can now stream at CD quality or above. Other services such as Tidal,...

2021-06-03: New Pressing of “All That You Can’t Leave Behind” on Black Vinyl in June

One for the collector who has to have everything? Or maybe you missed the album on vinyl last year? On June 25, 2021 there will be a new pressing of All That You Can’t Leave Behind released on vinyl in Europe. This vinyl pressing is being called the “20th Anniversary Lifetime Vinyl” and will be a 2-LP set, similar to last year’s release. Unlike the pressing last Fall, which was limited in...