Inela Nogic was just 17 when she participated in the Miss Besieged Sarajevo pageant. She became an iconic figure due in part to the song “Miss Saraajevo,” which also used her picture on the single sleeve. In a recent interview in The Washington Post, Nogic talks about how she became an “accidental icon.” Nogic’s magical [...]
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I was pleasantly surprised last night as I attended a press screening of The Lady, and counted multiple references to U2. The film chronicles the life of Nobel Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi and her amazing marriage to her British husband in light of the separation she endured from her family during years of house [...]
Yesterday’s announcement of the final votes for the U2.com fan club gift U22 was both surprising and enlightening. U2.com reported that “tens of thousands of votes” were cast for this year’s subscribers gift. Over the three months of voting, U2.com asked a handful of guest contributors to offer their list of 22 songs they’d like [...]
As part of the promotion for the upcoming DVD releases of From The Sky Down, U2 has posted two video clips from the documentary: Bono doing a solo acoustic version of “So Cruel” and The Edge doing a solo acoustic version of “Love Is Blindness.” I’ll shutup now and let you enjoy them both.
“Never has a band been more mockable, never has a band been more successful…” In a recent Slate article, Eric Hynes presents a comprehensive argument as to the lasting impact of their music. In the era of 99 cent downloads, U2 continues to conceive of albums as long-form journeys, with individual songs—like chapters in a [...]
For those who ordered the Über Deluxe box set (and for those who wished they did), feast your eyes on the grand unveiling of the full box, courtesy of ampvisual: You can read more about the original design of Achtung Baby in the (Ăhk-tŏŏng Bāy-bi) Covered article in Issue 15 from Propaganda.
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