In our forum last night, member “Hwy 190” shared the photo above that shows what clearly looks like a clean saw cut to the fallen Joshua tree — i.e., the actual tree from the inner cover of U2’s album. The forum member lives in the California desert and says s/he’s been visiting the site of […]
Here’s a great way to learn about U2 and many of the other great rock acts of all time in Jason Hanley’s new book, Music Lab: We Rock! This “Fun Family Guide for Exploring Rock Music History” has 52 labs — one for each week of the year — and concludes, most appropriately, with U2. Each lab, […]
You really haven’t lived until you’ve seen Junior, a French Bulldog, singing along in the car to “With Or Without You.” Just like we all do. Thanks to @2PugsinaPod for pointing us toward the video (from the dog with its own Twitter account). The internet is the best.
If you’re interested in some last minute gift ideas for that special musician and/or U2 fan in your life, you might want to consider this. Christie’s is including one of Bono’s custom Gretsch Irish Falcons in a London auction on December 16. This is the iconic green hollow body guitar that Bono has used on […]
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 […]
This is really cool. U2 fans from around the world have shared brief video messages to let Bono know that they’re (we’re) thinking about him, praying for him, and hoping he recovers fully and quickly from that awful bike accident last month. @U2 was one of many fan sites around the world to help spread […]
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 […]
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 […]
Thanks to @U2 reader Nick Kawaler for sharing these Songs Of Innocence-themed iPhone wallpapers with us, and inviting us to share them with you. The first one might work best as your lock screen image, but feel free to download any/all of them and test to your heart’s content.
Bono recently met one of the all-time great chess masters in Dublin, Garry Kasparov, and talks about the visit in a letter that was posted today on Kasparov’s election website. Election? Yep. He’s running for President of FIDE, the World Chess Federation. And in the letter, Bono expresses his support for Kasparov to get the […]