Bono Whispers “The Darkest Midnight”

That’s a traditional Irish carol Bono is whispering on Michael W. Smith’s new Christmas album. “The Darkest Midnight” is from a collection called the Kilmore Carols, from the village of Kilmore in County Wexford. The song’s official title is “On Christ’s Nativity,” and while versions of the poem differ, it typically runs many verses long. Bono speaks […]

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“North Star” Jack Heaslip Writes In New Book

The first thank you in the notes for Songs of Innocence is “to Jack Heaslip, our North Star.” We don’t hear much from Heaslip, but he’s been a constant presence in U2’s life since meeting the boys when they were high schoolers at Mount Temple Comprehensive School and he was working there as a guidance counselor and […]

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What do smart college students listen to? U2!

A music news website, Consequence Of Sound, has just reported on a study involving colleges and universities. In the article “Smart people listen to Radiohead and dumb people listen to Beyoncé, according to study,” Alex Young reviews the data gleaned by the “Music That Makes You Dumb” project in which SAT scores from 1,352 institutions of […]

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Bono turns up on old Orbison demo

Roy Orbison’s Mystery Girl is being rereleased with bonus material in celebration of the album’s 25th anniversary. Orbison died of a heart attack just days after finishing studio work on this highly-praised record, so the celebration is even more meaningful. One of the anniversary package’s bonus features includes a previously unreleased demo of Orbison working on […]

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