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2020-05-31: Site Updates: Lyrics Refresh Part I

While we have a bit of quiet time between tours and between albums, we’re taking the time to work on the site you are visiting. Some updates are part of the master plan that we have been following for years. Others are a fresh coat of paint and some new functionality as we discover ourselves what this site we have built can really do. One of our oldest sections is the lyrics archive, started...

2020-05-20: A.R. Rahman Releases New Version of “Ahimsa”

A.R. Rahman, who worked with U2 on a new song “Ahimsa” late last year, has now released his own version of the song. The song, and accompanying video were uploaded to YouTube today, May 20, 2020, as it turned Midnight in India.


VIDEO: “Ahimsa Live” by A.R. Rahman, U2, AR Ameen and Various Artists

The song sees Rahman using the music from the original song, and being joined by a number...

2020-05-11: 60 Songs That Saved Bono: A Closer Look

Yesterday Bono posted the second of two playlists that he developed for his 60th birthday celebration. Yesterday’s list was titled “60 Songs That Saved My Life” and came with a hand drawn cover image that read “These Songs Saved My Life” and was signed Bono, May 2020.

On the list was 60 songs. Or 59, or even 58 depending on where you lived and how you were accessing the list of songs....

2020-05-10: Bono and The Edge: A Clockwork Orange Score

The members of U2 have worked on many solo projects, with Bono and The Edge particularly active in projects outside the band. Back in 1989 they worked on one project together, one that there is little information about, the stage production, “A Clockwork Orange 2004.” The production was put together by the Royal Shakespeare Company and debuted on stage in London in 1990. The Edge and Bono...

2020-05-10: 60 Things I’ve Learnt from Bono

To add to today’s trend of lists, and in no particular order, here’s a bit of advice passed down throughout the years, through direct quotes, lyrics, or takeaways from conversations or speeches.

Some of the following might even contradict each other, but you’d hope there is some contradiction inside 60 years of figuring out the world.

Add your own Bono wisdom if you’d like!

1. Don’t...

2020-05-10: Birthday Playlists and Sharing a Birthday

It’s Bono’s 60th birthday. But it is also my own. I’m lucky, I get to call Bono my cosmic twin. His words, not mine. And right on time this morning, Bono had a special gift ready for me, and for all of us, his own playlist of “60 Songs that Saved His Life.”

“These are some of the songs that saved my life…the ones I couldn’t have lived without…the ones that got me from there to here, zero to...

2020-05-09: New Single with Bono Released to Streaming Services

A new single by Bono has been issued to streaming services. A one track single featuring Bono, Zucchero and Pavarotti is now available on streaming services worldwide. The recording is a live version of the song “Miserere”. The song was released yesterday, and is credited to Bono, Luciano Pavarotti, and Zucchero. The song is now available on Spotify, Qobuz, Tidal, YouTube Music and other...

2020-05-08: Bono’s “Full Irish” Playlist and RTE Interview

Today Bono put together and shared a playlist of forty songs by Irish artists. The playlist was shared via YouTube, and was put together as part of a celebration of his 60th birthday which is happening on Sunday. The playlist is available now on YouTube.

The playlist itself says “With the world in lockdown, Bono’s been at home and tuning in to some of the inspirational Irish musicians...

2020-05-07: Irish Artists Covering U2 in Isolation

A number of Irish artists have been covering U2 of late as they take to social media to perform songs while in isolation. We’ve been sharing some of these on our social media but here’s a collection of performances for those who might not have seen them in our original posts. The videos of each performance are embedded below, we hope they work for you, but if not, you should be able to find...

2020-05-07: Bono and Adam contribute items, including lyrics to “One” to Coronavirus Auction

Originally published May 6, 2020, and now updated with information about Adam Clayton’s contributions.

Bono has contributed a hand written sheet of lyrics to the U2 song “One” and a Montblanc M (RED) Pen to a celebrity auction. The lot can be seen at the auction page. The lyrics are newly written out on May 1, 2020 and are signed with Bono’s name and the date “May day 20/20” and feature...

2020-05-01: “Let Your Love Be Known” for World Central Kitchen Fundraiser

“Let Your Love Be Known,” the song that Bono wrote, and shared online on March 17 is making yet another appearance. This time as part of a Salesforce commercial. The song appearing in the commercial is the version done by will.i.am and featuring Jennifer Hudson. The 30 second commercial asks for people to contribute $10 to the World Central Kitchen to provide families in need, and Salesforce...

2020-04-27: U2 and Elton John together on “AngelHeaded Hipster” Album

U2 will appear on the new album AngelHeaded Hipster which celebrates the music of T. Rex and Marc Bolan. U2 will be contributing a cover of “Bang A Gong (Get It On)” and Elton John will be featuring on the track on piano. Trombone Shorty was also present at the recording sessions for the track back in September 2017 in New Orleans. Although he didn’t play on the original recording of the...