Monthly Archives: October 2013

‘Magic and Loss’

‘Turning pain into beauty is the mark of a great artist.’ The band have paid tribute to the great Lou Reed.

U2 issuing single for Record Store Day


Ordinary Love, the song U2 wrote for the new Nelson Mandela
biopic, will be released as a 10-inch single for Record Store Day on
Nov. 29. It will be backed by a second new song, Breathe.

The band announced the limited-edition release on its website Wednesday.

According to the group’s website, the band wrote Ordinary Love at the request of Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom producer Harvey Weinstein. Part of the song is featured in a recently released trailer for the film. Breathe, the single’s B-side, also has a Mandela connection, according to the site.

Artwork for the Ordinary Love record sleeve was designed by Irish artist and illustrator Oliver Jeffers, who also has directed a lyric video for Ordinary Love that will be posted in November.

U2 has been in the studio recently working on an album the band hopes to release in 2014.


Ordinary Love on Vinyl

Ordinary Love, written for the movie Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom, is set for release in a limited edition vinyl format.

Bono and buddies live it up

Photo: Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images North America

My Deep Throat in U2 tells me Bono and the Simon Carmody Community had a small party last weekend in a secret location in Dublin. Where the streets have no name? No – up in Killiney, sillies, on the Friday. Presumably the band were toasting the near-completion of their taxing, if long-awaited, new album.

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Mac Pro Customized by Jony Ive Expected to Sell for up to $60,000 at Bono’s (RED) Auction

AuctionImage via Sotheby’s


Apple’s senior VP of design Jony Ive is preparing to auction off a customized version of Apple’s Mac Pro tower for charity next month.

Along with industrial designer Marc Newson, Ive has created a special iteration of the powerhouse computer that will be sold at Bono’s (RED) auction at Sotheby’s to benefit the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.

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