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U2 Win Golden Globe for “Ordinary Love”

Last night U2 received a Golden Globe for Best Original Song for “Ordinary Love” from Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom. They beat out Coldplay for ”Atlas” from The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Robert Lopez for ”Let It Go” from Frozen, Justin Timberlake for “Please Mr. Kennedy” from Inside Llewyn Davis and Taylor Swift for “Sweeter Than Fiction” from One Chance. All four members of U2 were present…

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more changes for U2 as 2013 comes to an end

The past two months have been quite busy in the U2 world, after not much going on since the 360 Tour ended over two years ago. First, we got the news that U2′s fifth member Paul McGuinness will no longer be their manager – U2 will now be managed by Live Nation, more specifically Guy…

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“Do They Know It’s Christmas?”

Band Aid’s “Do They Know It’s Christmas?” will always be my favorite Christmas song. I even loved it before I knew who U2 were. I remember watching the making of it on MTV when I was 12, then watching the Live Aid concert the following summer. Now when I hear it (and better yet watch…

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My Top 10 Favorite U2 Lyrics

U2 has such amazing lyrics. In fact, that is why I love them so much (that and Larry of course). As I started to list my favorites, I realized I was listing entire stanzas from about half of U2′s songs. So I went back and just listed my absolute favorites, and only one liners. Over the…

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Best and Worst U2 Album Covers

Someone suggested I rank U2′s album covers, which seems less controversial than eras and band members, so that is what I am going to do today. I’ll save eras and band members for next week because it has been a long week, and I don’t think I have enough fight left in me. Here is…

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From the LA Times, U2 talks about New Album due in April

U2 talks of new album in the works, Nelson Mandela U2 looks to Nelson Mandela for inspiration for its ‘Ordinary Love’ on the soundtrack of ‘Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom,’ and the collision of youth and hard-earned wisdom on its upcoming album. U2′s band members are Adam Clayton, left, the Edge, Larry Mullen Jr. and…

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My Favorite U2 Tours

Since I ranked my favorite U2 albums and songs, I thought I would continue my ranking with tours, eras, lyrics and whatever else I can think of. Today’s post is about my favorite U2 tours, those that I have attended – ZooTv, PopMart, Elevation, Vertigo and 360. I thought about ranking all 75 shows I…

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U2′s Ordinary Love nominated for Golden Globe (and gets a remix)

For the fifth time, U2 has been nominated by the Hollywood Foreign Press for a Golden Globe for Best Original Song for “Ordinary Love” from Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom. Others in the category are Coldplay for “Atlas” from The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, Robert Lopez for “Let It Go” from Frozen, Justin Timberlake for “Please Mr. Kennedy” from Inside Llewyn Davis and Taylor Swift for “Sweeter…

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My Favorite U2 Albums

The other day I saw a tweet by U2Start.com about ranking every U2 album by ranking every U2 song. I thought it might be fun and wanted to share my results. First I want to rank every U2 album in the order of which I like them and then see if the math supports it after…

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‘Thank You’ Paul McGuinness from Larry, Bono, Edge and Adam

About a month ago, the New York Times reported that Live Nation was in negotiations to buy U2′s management company Principle Management, run by Paul McGuinness, and Madonna’s management company Maverick, run by Guy Oseary, for $30 million. Oseary “would take over the day-to-day management of U2,” and McGuinness “would become Principle’s chairman.” Yesterday U2.com confirmed this on its site…

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Bono Remembers Nelson Mandela

Bono Honors The Man Who Could Not Cry Humor, humility and the ability to compromise were the marks of the man By BonoDec. 05, 2013  http://world.time.com/2013/12/05/bono-the-man-who-could-not-cry/ As an activist I have pretty much been doing what Nelson Mandela tells me since I was a teenager. He has been a forceful presence in my life going back to 1979,…

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The Joshua Tree Inducted to Grammy Hall of Fame

GRAMMY Hall Of Fame Class Of 2014 THE HALL ADDS 27 NEW RECORDINGS, INCLUDING SELECTIONS BY MILES DAVIS, GEORGE HARRISON, ROBERT JOHNSON, DOLLY PARTON, RUN-D.M.C., AND U2 U2 The Joshua Tree December 03, 2013 — 6:00 am PST GRAMMY.com Continuing the tradition of preserving and celebrating great recordings, The Recording Academy has announced the newest additions…

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U2 BROTHR, a great guy and now a great documentary

Do you know Mark Baker? Maybe you know him as U2 BROTHR? How about that guy at the U2 show in the GA line and on the front rail at the stage in the mirrorball hardhat wearing his ‘U2BROTHR’ license plate? Yes, that’s Mark Barker, aka U2BROTHR, aka Mirroball Man (at least that’s what I…

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Happy 25th Anniversary Rattle and Hum

Most people honor the anniversary of U2′s Rattle and Hum album, but I have always honored the anniversary of Rattle and Hum the movie, which premiered in the U.S. on November 4, 1988. Maybe because that is the vivid memory in my head. I don’t remember buying the album (uh tape), but I remember going…

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Happy Birthday Larry! it’s all about drums!

To most people today is Halloween, to me it is Larry Mullen Jr’s birthday. Not only is today Larry Mullen Jr’s 52nd birthday, but it is also the 12th anniversary of the night Larry and I shared a drink – the second Elevation Providence show on Larry’s 40th birthday 10.31.01 – my all-time favorite concert…

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My U2 A to Z Blogging Challenge Recap

I love blogging the A to Z Blog Challenge - blogging everyday in April, except Sundays, on a specific theme. I loved doing it last year, and I enjoyed it even more this year. I think I enjoy the challenge so much because I am one who likes to to lists things, rank my favorites. This year’s theme,…

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ZooTv – my U2 A to Z

The ZooTv Tour was my first U2 tour. U2 announced they would be touring America in the Spring of 1992, in support of their Achtung Baby album. I was a sophomore in college, so I could now go to concerts! I had a subscription toPropaganda, U2’s fan magazine, which gave me an opportunity to buy tickets to one or two…