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U2 Album Slated for Early 2014 Release


The musicians of U2 preserve their fresh rock style despite their veteran status in the music biz.

U2 is readying a new album for tentative release in April, Billboard has learned, and is shopping for brand partners to announce the new project via a Super Bowl commercial.

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U2 frontman Bono helped convince Facebook to pick Dublin for its European HQ


By Martin Bryant

One thing that comes up frequently whenever you talk to people in Ireland is the level of influence that U2 frontman Bono has. Indeed, it turns out that he played a pivotal role in Facebook choosing the country’s capital city as its HQ for Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

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BONO ON LOU REED: ‘POP’S TRULY GREAT POKER FACE’


(Lou Reed photograph by Man Alive! and used via Creative Commons licensing.)

By: Matt McGee

Bono has written an essay in remembrance of Lou Reed, who died on October 27th of liver disease at the age of 71. In the essay, Bono calls Reed “a still figure in the eye of a metallic hurricane” and “pop’s truly great poker face.” He also talks about times when U2’s path crossed with The Velvet Underground:

Lou was born out of two influences that can’t be underestimated. One: the talents of his bandmates in the Velvet Underground, who then influenced pretty much every group that had a foot in the Seventies. (Witness our own “Running to Stand Still” for red-handed proof.) U2 were beyond ourselves with delight when the Velvets re-formed to play some select dates in the early Nineties, including some with us.

The full essay is available on RollingStone.com and will appear in the new issue of the print magazine, dated November 21, 2013.

“Turning pain into beauty is the mark of a great artist”

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Five things U2 needs to do to return to form


BY JANE STEVENSON There’s big news for U2 fans in the form of a new single, a ballad called Ordinary Love, for Idris Elba’s new film, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, about South African president Nelson Mandela.

You can hear part of it in the trailer for the movie, but the song in its entirey will be actually be released to the public on Nov. 29 as part of Record Store Day’s Back to Black Friday event as a limited edition 10-inch vinyl with a b-side that’s a new version of Breathe, from U2’s last album, 2009’s No Line On The Horizon.

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U2 to release two brand new songs on Record Store Day’s Black Friday


by John Balfe

The U2 juggernaut appears to be kicking back into full steam. Last week we brought you news of the first original U2 song to be released in three years and now it’s been confirmed that Bono and the boys will release it and another new song as part of Record Store Day’s Black Friday on November 29th.

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