The Joshua Tree Gets Its US National Recording Registry Essay

The United States’ Library of Congress’ entered U2’s The Joshua Tree in its National Recording Registry in 2013. Each entry in the registry has an accompanying essay (or will eventually have one) and now, five years later, The Joshua Tree‘s entry is complete thanks to Stephen Catanzarite. Catanzarite is a familiar name to many U2 fans for his insightful […]

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Bono Begins the Epilogue to The Devil’s Music

Writing about Bono is how Randall J. Stephens began the epilogue to his new book The Devil’s Music: How Christians Inspired, Condemned, and Embraced Rock ‘N’ Roll (Harvard University Press, 2018). After five chapters tracing the history from the 1950s forward of the dynamic, complicated relationship between American conservative Christians and rock ‘n’ roll, Stephens wrote in […]

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Bono’s poem for Billy Graham: On his “lyric voice”

With the passing of the Rev. Billy Graham today at the age of 99, it seems appropriate to share again Bono’s poem he wrote about Graham when he visited him and his family on March 11, 2002. (The poem and photographs are on display at The Billy Graham Library, which has posted its official obituary […]

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Ultra violet #18-3838 will light our way in 2018

It’s probably also a number Edge assigned to a demo now locked deep below Dublin, but Ultra Violet #18-3838 is the color company Pantone’s choice for its Color of Year 2018. And boy, don’t we need it? If 2017 is leaving you feeling like … I don’t know … like … checking out … then here’s […]

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See Catherine Owens and her new LED exhibit in NYC

U2 fans living in NYC — or just visiting for the holidays — can see Sliver, the latest art installation by Catherine Owens, running until December 16th, 2017, at Kustera Projects Red Hook, 57 Wolcott Street, Brooklyn. Gallery hours: Weds.-Fri. 11am–5pm; Sat. 12-6pm (and by appointment). Owens will be at the gallery to discuss her work on Saturdays […]

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An Evening with Bill Carter

The United Music Museum in Austin, Texas will host its inaugural event, “The Power of Music in conflict,” next month at the Google Fiber Space located at 201 Colorado Street. Documentarian/humanitarian/author Bill Carter will be the featured guest. He’ll share a screening of his film Miss Sarajevo, tell the story of his time in the Bosnian War and explain how […]

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Want to see Bono’s Super Bowl jacket?

Couldn’t make it to Cleveland for #U240? Good news: there’s still a chance to see Bono’s 2002 Super Bowl jacket. It’s now being shown at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. as part of the “Louder Than Words: Rock, Power and Politics” exhibit. On display through the end of July, the collection also features iconic guitars from […]

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These U2 college classes would be a Beautiful Day in school

Imagine being able to take a college course on U2. Some fortunate students at Colorado State University – Pueblo don’t have to, because in this Spring 2017 term they are taking U2: Mediated Discourse and Invention from Professor Sam Lovato in CSU-P’s Mass Communications Department & Center for New Media. The course description is: This offering […]

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