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2022-05-16: Bono participates in celebration of Naomi Judd

Last night CMT aired Naomi Judd: A River of Time. Bono read from the lyrics of The Judds’ “Guardian Angels” during the broadcast.

2022-05-13: Bono to participate in Naomi Judd Tribute

Bono will participate in a tribute to Naomi Judd on Sunday. The memorial, Naomi Judd: A River of Time Celebration will air at 6pm ET on CMT on May 15. (A second airing will happen at 10pm the same day).

The tribute, hosted by Robin Roberts will include performances by Brandi Carlile, Emmylou Harris, Little Big Town, The Gaithers, Ashley McBryde and Allison Russell.

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2022-05-12: New 1978 Playlist from Bono

Bono has shared a new playlist of songs focused on the year 1978. The list titled “Fifteen 45’s from 1978” was published via YouTube on May 13, 2022. The playlist can be heard here. The songs on the list are as follows:

  • “Out of Control” – U2
  • “Glad to See You Go” – Ramones
  • “Hong Kong Garden” – Siouxsie and the Banshees
  • “Heart of Glass” – Blondie
  • “David Watts” – The Jam
  • ...

2022-05-10: Bono’s Autobiography Announced: Surrender

Bono’s autobiography has been officially announced. We’ve been sharing rumours shared with us about it for a couple of years now, but it’s official now, and it has a release date: November 1, 2022.

The book is called Surrender: 40 Songs, One Story and it will be published worldwide. A website for the upcoming book has been set up at surrendermemoir.com with all the information about the...

2022-05-08: Bono and The Edge Perform in a Kyiv Metro Station

Bono and The Edge performed in Kyiv, Ukraine today.

2022-04-22: A Celebration of U2’s Record Store Days

Record Store Day is being held on Saturday, April 23 this year. The event was first held in 2008, and has grown to include two annual events, the main Record Store Day in April, and a second event on Black Friday in November. The event was started to bring attention to the independent record store, and to get customers into these locations through a series of limited releases only released...

2022-04-16: A 40 Year Celebration

“A Celebration” is 40 years old this year. Originally released on March 22, 1982, one week from today U2 are releasing a special Record Store Day release to commemorate the anniversary. The song was U2’s eighth single, released between the albums of October and War. The lyrics of the song deal with the difficulty of wanting to celebrate life in the shadow of the atomic bomb. The band were...

2022-04-12: Revisiting the Past

With the rumours that U2 are putting together an album of reworked older songs for this November, the team here at U2Songs.com put together some of our own thoughts about this album and what songs we might have an interest in hearing. There are already a few amazing examples of what the band is capable of when they revisit older songs. Bono’s version of “Stay (Faraway, So Close!) with Craig...

2022-04-07: Celebrating 27 Years

April 7, 1995 – it was 27 years ago. It was a Friday. U2 had been releasing albums for just 15 years. Bill Clinton was President of the USA. eBay didn’t exist. The DVD was still being developed. U2 was getting the Passengers project ready to go. And I was taking Computer Science 2772 at Mount Allison University and I had a final project due for Dr. Art Miller.

“Pick a topic and build a...

2022-04-06: Remembering Hal Willner

U2 paid tribute to Hal Willner after his death in 2020 from Covid. The Edge called him a “close friend” and “one of the greatest music men of all time.” Bono called him “an extraordinary man, what a gigantic soul.” Willner was born on April 6, 1956 and passed away on April 7, 2020, the day after his 64th birthday. A memorial is being held this week in New York for Willner to mark both his...

2022-04-02: Songs of Surrender

PLEASE NOTE THIS ARTICLE CONTAINS RUMOURS FOR NOT-YET-ANNOUNCED PROJECTS. While we endeavor to confirm the details, and do not print items until we have feedback from multiple sources, it is possible that these things may change between now and the eventual announcement.

We are being told that U2 have delivered a full album of newly recorded versions of old U2 songs to Universal Music. The...

2022-03-31: Fulbright Prize Awarded Tonight

The J. William Fulbright Prize for International Understanding is awarded annually to those chosen by the Fulbright Association. They are chosen for their contributions to bringing nations together, allowing cultures to understand each other, and bringing people together. The first award was given to Nelson Mandela in 1993.

Tonight Bono is being awarded the award at a ceremony in...