Check out the footage of the U2 singer going in on what Nile Rodgers called the “most influential song of his career.”
The band’s first new song in three years is featured in the upcoming Nelson Mandela biopic, Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom, and the lyric video, which premiered today (Nov. 21) on Facebook, honors the man with a little harmless vandalism.
Their June 5, 1983 concert at the Red Rocks amphitheater in Colorado would prove an important step in taking them from their underground roots and their Springsteen-ian ambitions. They filmed the show for a live “home video” (as they were called in those pre-DVD days), Live At Red Rocks; two of the songs from that would also be used for the Under A Blood Red Sky EP (which also included performances recorded in Boston and Germany).
Billboard reports that the band is looking to release their new album in April with plans to announce the official date in a commercial at this year’s Super Bowl, which will air February 2.
In his eulogy, Bono recalls the first time he met Reed, on the Amnesty International Conspiracy of Hope tour in 1986. He writes of how he and Reed bonded over poetry, specifically James Joyce. The two would go on form a friendship that involved swapping short-stories by Delmore Schwartz and poems by Seamus Heaney.
U2 will release the song as a limited edition 10″ single.
Brian Eno’s famous quote about the Velvet Underground is stitched into the band’s legacy: “The first Velvet Underground album only sold 10,000 copies, but everyone who bought it formed a band.” Whether or not that […]
U2 has a brand new song–their first in three years–but it wasn’t written for their long awaited follow-up to 2009′s ‘No Line On The Horizon.’
A sprinkle of international alternative rock, seasoned metal, and grown-up pop-punk all smooshed together into one savory dish. It’s kind of like if U2, Metallica, and Green Day randomly decided to tour together. But that […]
Beginning in 1986, the Human Rights Concerts toured the globe to raise funds and awareness of Amnesty International. Acts like Bruce Springsteen, Sting, U2, Peter Gabriel, Led Zeppelin’s Robert Plant and Jimmy Page and more took the stage to perform for a cause.