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U2's influence on iPod ads

In a recent issue of the SF Weekly, blogger Sean Highkin discusses U2’s influence on the iPod silhouette ads: …from day one, the iPod hasn’t had any serious competition as the best digital music player on the market. But specs and aesthetics aside, the iPod’s rise to ubiquity was crucially aided by those brilliant black-silhouettes-with-white-earbuds […]

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Bono's Burger

This week’s edition of Entertainment Weekly features a piece called “Dining With The Stars”. It features 11 celebrity-owned restaurants in the greater New York City and Los Angeles areas. It states “think star maps …for your stomach.”   Of interest to us here is the eatery that has been given the honor of the “Best […]

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U2 and Harry Potter

Our earlier blog post showed band members in movie roles in U2 themed movie posters. Now the roles are reversed. Nextmovie.com took 9 classic album covers and put the actors from Harry Potter in character on them. Two classic U2 albums made this list. I was going to post the images , but I thought […]

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U2360 Mayhem in Montreal

One of our @U2 staffers braved the elements and the logistical challenges at the U2360 show in Montreal last night. His first-hand account of what transpired both before the show in the General Admission line, as well as afterwards when 80,000 fans were trying to leave the Hippodrome concert location can be summed up in […]

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U2's Top 10 Best Tunes

Irish Central has attempted to compile a list of their top 10 U2 songs. As self proclaimed U2 aficionados , they’ve admitted many gems have been omitted. With 12 studio albums and over 150 million albums sold worldwide, there are so many songs that could have made the cut. Take a look at their list […]

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Breaking Up Is Hard To Do

NPR Music’s All Songs Considered crew recently remembered some of the bands they’ve broken up with over the years and why. They narrowed their picks to the following four categories: bands you swore off entirely and never looked back; bands you simply grew away from with age; bands you no longer follow, but you still […]

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Gavin Friday Releases Solo Album On Good Friday

On Good Friday, April 22, 2011, Gavin Friday, U2’s long time friend and former Virgin Prunes singer, will release his first solo album in 16 years titled catholic. Note his spelling with a small c which as an adjective is defined as “of broad or liberal scope”, “including all humankind, universal.” Produced by Ken Thomas […]

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