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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 lose Oscar to a cartoon

U2 once again lost at the Oscars. U2’s Golden Globe winning “Ordinary Love” was nominated for Best Original Song from Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom. The song was inspired by Nelson Mandela, taken right from his letters to his wife. Unfortunately, U2 lost to “Let it Go” from the Disney cartoon Frozen. Not sure how an important song…

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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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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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‘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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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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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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Unforgettable Fire – my U2 A to Z

Technically it’s The Unforgettable Fire, but I always refer to it as Unforgettable Fire – and for the rest of this post I’ll just use UF. UF  has always been one of my favorite U2 songs. It is also one of my favorite U2 albums, and it is a great video. I love when Larry looks up and flashes…

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First U2 show – my U2 A to Z

my 1st U2 show My musical journey on the road with U2 started 21 years ago today in Hampton, Virginia. It was Saturday March 7, 1992, and I was 19. My first U2 show was the fifth of the ZooTv Tour. On the morning of March 7th, my best friend Cindy and I drove four…