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Bono's Cameo on Arcade Fire Special

It’s almost like Bono’s making a point of catching up with U2′s former Vertigo tour opening acts this week. After he appeared on David Letterman’s show with Kings of Leon Thursday, he surprised everyone by popping up on a trippy-weird-random Arcade Fire TV special that aired immediately after the season premiere of SNL (where they [...]

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U2's Best Guitar Songs

Gibson has named 10 Great U2 Guitar Songs in a recent feature. Predictably, “Mysterious Ways” and “With Or Without You” made the cut, but the rest of the selections are painfully mainstream. On my personal list, I would have included “The Fly,” “All I Want Is You” and “The Electric Co.” What would have made [...]

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Seeing U2 on the Big Screen (Again)

I got word a few days ago that a local cinema would be showing Rattle and Hum for five straight days this month. This is a theater known for cult classics and themed sing-a-longs so it didn’t surprise me they were playing it, but I was impressed it would be shown that many times (most [...]

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A New Book from Bill Carter

Bill Carter, author of Fools Rush In and Red Summer, returns this fall with a new book, Boom, Bust, Boom: A Story About Copper, the Metal That Runs the World. This new non-fiction work will be released on Oct. 16 and is available for pre-order at Amazon.com. Carter will appear on CBS This Morning that [...]

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Be in the Know About the Seattle Show

For all those who are traveling to the June 4 Seattle show next week, there are a few housekeeping items you should be aware of: Ticketmaster sent messages indicating the GA entrance has changed. In case you bought your tickets from a broker or another fan, you may not have this information, so I’ll re-post [...]

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Pop Culture Throws Wrench in U2 Diet

I may have mentioned this before, but if I haven’t—whenever the U2 tour makes its way back to my continent, I start a self-imposed diet from listening to them until the last few weeks before the shows. Why on earth do I do this? Because just hearing one note of any of their songs sends [...]

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