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Video (Exclusive): Bono recalls the big idea in “Sunday Bloody Sunday” as being “a bit of a trip”

At the center of the Louder Than Words: Rock, Power and Politics special exhibit currently showing at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio, is U2 and its long-standing interest in using the power of rock to change the world. The exhibit greets visitors with a video of Bono talking about his motivation for […]

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If you’ll be in Dublin next week for the U2 shows and are looking to enhance your U2 experience, I know you’ve got a lot of choices for what to do, but may I suggest putting these on your itinerary? 1. Visit The Little Museum of Dublin. Take the highly entertaining and informative 20-30 minute […]

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U2’s History of Activism in New Book

The World and U2: One Band’s Remaking of Global Activism presents and examines the band’s evolution as activists, its influence on activism, and the critiques that have emerged in response to U2’s work. It’s by Alan McPherson, professor of International and Area Studies at the University of Oklahoma. I’ve read it and it strikes me as […]

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Steve Lillywhite Remembers Windmill Lane

As fans say goodbye to the original Windmill Lane Studios, which is being demolished this week to make way for new developments, U2’s first producer Steve Lillywhite, who recorded U2’s first three albums there, shared his farewell too, as told to @U2 a few days ago: Windmill Lane was an average rock studio at best, […]

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