U2

'I was on magic mushrooms at Bono's house once' - Robbie Williams

Self-hatred. That's the trait Robbie Williams most deplores in himself. The pop star loved by millions upon millions of fans around the world proves …

Robbie Williams

U2's New No. 1 Album Makes Them The Only Band To Achieve This Feat

Irish rock outfit U2 is in charge of the Billboard 200 this week with their new album <i>Songs of Experience</i>, which debuts at No. 1 with relative ease. The record, which serves as a follow-up to 2014’s <i>Songs of Innocence</i>, is their eighth to make it to the top of the important chart here in the States. …

Barbra Streisand

U2 are ready to drop another album but do we need it?

“Democracy is but a blip in history,” Bono told Rolling Stone recently, “and it requires a lot of focus and concentration to keep it intact.” Of …

Wiz Khalifa

U2 on 2017's 'Swing to Extremism' and Why Unity Is As Important As Resistance

“Fifteen seconds!”<p>As a stagehand warns him that it’s almost showtime, Bono methodically taps on the side of a megaphone painted in the stars and …

Music

Listen to U2 cover Marvin Gaye’s ‘What’s Going On’

The band recently took part in a Spotify Singles live session<p>U2 have released a cover of the Marvin Gaye classic ‘What’s Going On’ – check out the …

Marvin Gaye

Watch Alice Cooper's Creepy 'The Sound of A' Video

Fans apply singer's signature goth-glam makeup in clip for 'Paranormal' single<p>Alice Cooper fans dress up like the shock rocker in the minimalist …

Music

All 218 U2 Songs, Ranked From Worst to Best

On the occasion of the release of U2’s 14th studio album, <i>Songs of Experience</i>, it is worth noting how remarkable it actually is that this band has …

Sinead O'Connor

U2's Fave Albums of 2017 Are Almost the Same As Everyone Else's

The lesson: in 2017, there wasn't a single consensus but some music was so good everyone liked it.<p>2017, like every year since about 2014, has been A Year. Like everyone else, I started it out fresh-faced, renewed, and hopeful. It was going to be good—or at least <i>better</i>. And now, here I am at the end …

Music

Letter from U2 calls for Freedom of City awarded to Aung San Suu Kyi be withdrawn

U2 has called on Dublin City Council to rescind the Freedom of the City it awarded to Myanmar’s leader Aung San Suu Kyi over her response to the …

Asia

Dean Lorich, Doctor Who Treated Bono, Found Dead With Knife In Chest

A highly-acclaimed trauma surgeon, who treated legendary U2 lead vocalist Bono when he had a terrible bicycle accident, was found dead in his New …

Crime

U2 Interview: Bono & The Edge On 'Songs Of Experience'

At a certain point in a lengthy career, it must become damn near impossible for bands to make a new album. Sure, that’s what they set out to do, …

Noel Gallagher

Yes, the CIA Flew U-2 Spy Planes From Aircraft Carriers

<b>By Steve Weintz</b><p>On May 1, 1960, the Soviet Union shot down a CIA U-2 spy plane and captured its pilot, Francis Gary Powers. It was an international …

Military History

Bono reveals his favourite albums of 2017 and songwriting process with ‘righteous’ Kendrick Lamar

Bono also praised Arcade Fire for their 'audacity'<p>Bono and The Edge of U2 have spoken about their favourite and most inspirational new artists as …

Arcade Fire

U2 relight their unforgettable fire

Bono works in mysterious ways. But you have to admire him, however pompously evangelical and self-rewardingly messianic he gets on occasion, for …

Kendrick Lamar

U2 Release “Songs of Experience”

U2 has followed up their 2014 album <i>Songs of Innocence</i> with <i>Songs of Experience</i>. Like its predecessor, the group’s 14th album looks back on the band’s …

Bass Guitar

Post-Sand Hook Measures Aren't Responsible For Dropping Crime Rates

I still remember the absolute horror of watching the news when the story broke of a shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School. I was sitting there, …

Gun Control

On Miami Dolphins’ Voting Mission, Roger Goodell’s New Deal, Bono Talks Football and More

A few things you should know this week...<p><b>• Surprise! Registering to vote is controversial.</b> The Dolphins announced late in the week that all 75 …

NFL

U2 Hit No. 1 For The Eighth Time With Their Latest Album

Irish rock powerhouses U2 are back at No. 1 in America with their latest album <i>Songs of Experience</i>, which has started its run on the Billboard 200 in front of all other new offerings with relative ease. The new collection kicks off with 186,000 equivalent copies, and of that, almost all (180,000, to …

Billboard Charts

Bono says he takes tax probe 'incredibly seriously'

U2 frontman named in Paradise Papers detailing offshore tax arrangements<p>U2 frontman Bono says he takes the investigation into his business …

Paradise Papers

How Area 51 became the center of alien conspiracy theories

Area 51 has been the focal point of alien conspiracy theories in America for decades. The remote military base in the Nevada desert has a lot of …

UFOs

U2 Scores Another Top 10 Album As Sam Smith Returns To No. 1 In the U.K.

After stepping aside to allow others to spend some time at No. 1, British crooner Sam Smith is back in charge of the chart in the U.K. with his most recent album <i>The Thrill of It All</i>, which has just collected its second turn at the top. The record became his second to own the ranking when it debuted …

Celebrity News

One U-2 squadron wants to be the Silicon Valley of the Air Force

BEALE AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. — The U-2 is one of the Air Force’s oldest aircraft, having been flown since the 1950s, but Beale Air Force Base’s 99th …

Military

Inside MusiCares' Mission To Help Artists Win the Battle Against Substance Abuse: 'We're in the Business of Recovery'

On Nov. 15, 21-year-old Lil Peep -- a fast-rising rap artist and one of the most popular acts on SoundCloud -- was found dead in his hotel room in …

Ozzy Osbourne

BBC - 6 reasons why Adam Clayton should be your favourite member of U2

6 reasons why Adam Clayton should be your favourite member of U2<p>1. He's a self taught musician<p>2. He's responsible for the music in Mission: Impossible<p>3. He's been candid about his battle with addiction<p>4. He'll take a bullet for his friends (literally)<p>5. He’s outspoken in being open about mental …

These are the 10 biggest music tours of the year, according to StubHub

Bruno Mars sold more concert tickets this year than anyone else in the United States, according to a report from StubHub exclusively provided to INSIDER.<p>U2 came in second, and had the highest-selling individual concert on the list. Lady Gaga is the only woman represented.<p>The data here looks at the …

Tom Petty

U2 firms’ contrasting fortunes in 2016

Two firms owned by the members of U2 had contrasting fortunes last year, according to new accounts, writes <b>Gordon Deegan</b>.<p>New abridged accounts filed …

News (Ireland)

Disney Legal’s Pro Bono Adoption Program Helps Create 'Forever Families'

On November 17, 2017, more than 32 Disney lawyers, paralegals and administrators were part of some real-life magic at the Edmund D. Edelman …

Immigration

Achtung, Baby – U2 tease 2018 UK tour dates

U2 have teased that they’ll soon be announcing details of UK tour dates for 2018.<p><b>Buy now</b>: U2’s ‘Songs Of Experience’ on vinyl<p>The band, who recently …

U2 put on a show on Berlin’s U2 line as Bono and The Edge take subway ride

U2’s Bono and The Edge have taken a trip on the Berlin subway line that shares the band’s name and played a short concert on an underground …

News (Ireland)

Bono, The Edge in impromptu gig in Berlin

U2 played an impromptu concert at a Berlin train station after taking a ride on the U2 train line in the German capital, public transport company BVG …

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