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2020-11-23: Larry Mullen in New Documentary and other Docs

Today in the UK and Ireland the new documentary Finding Jack Charlton will be released on DVD, Blu-Ray, and via home streaming options such as Amazon and Apple TV. Jack Charlton was the manager of the Irish Republic’s national football team in the 1980s and 1990s. The refrain of Larry Mullen’s “Put ‘Em Under Pressure,” the anthem for Irelands World Cup team in 1990 was “We’re all part of...

2020-11-22: Boy for Black Friday, Newly Discovered Show, and More

On Friday, November 27, the annual Record Store Day Black Friday event happens. This year, U2 is participating with the release of a special white vinyl version of their 1980 album Boy. The white vinyl release is limited to 10,000 copies, and is being advertised as a 40th anniversary release. At 10,000 copies, this is a bigger run of albums than U2’s usual for these Record Store Day events....

2020-11-17: U2 On Track: A Book by Eoghan Lyng

Sonicbond’s On Track series offers a song by song analysis of the work of major Rock bands. U2 On Track a new book by Eoghan Lyng is the latest addition to the series. Eoghan is an Irish music and film writer, and was kind enough to sit down with us for a quick chat before U2 On Track hits shelves everywhere!


Cover of U2 On Track: Every Album, Every Song

Eoghan! Before we start, how...

2020-11-16: Larry Mullen to Appear on New Alice Cooper Album

Alice Cooper is releasing a new album in 2021, and once again Larry Mullen is involved. The album Detroit Stories will be released on February 26, 2021. The first single, a cover of Lou Reed’s “Rock ‘N’ Roll” came out on Friday, but is NOT a song that features Larry Mullen.

The album will be released on earMusic, and sees Alice Cooper going back to visit the Detroit sound that helped...

2020-11-06: Howie B. Talks Original Soundtracks 1

Today was the 25th anniversary of the release of the Passengers album, Original Soundtracks 1 and to celebrate the 1995 album released by U2 with Brian Eno and other guests, we asked readers over on Twitter if they would be interested in a follow up to the album. Howie B, the Scottish DJ and producer who worked on the album put his hand up to say he would love to do a second part, and took...

2020-10-30: U2 Trilogy EP

For those waking up looking around at the 20th Anniversary Edition versions of All That You Can’t Leave Behind online, you’ll notice that most streaming services are missing three tracks. This includes two of the four new remixes, as well as one additional previous released track.

These tracks are also being withheld from being purchased separate on digital stores.

They will show up on...

2020-10-28: All That You Can’t Leave Behind Promo Shifts into High Gear

U2’s release of All That You Can’t Leave Behind happens on Friday for the album’s 20th anniversary. There are a number of things planned to promote this release and we’re hopefully going to be able to keep a running list of things to watch out for here:

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2020-10-25: Red Hot + Reissued

UPDATE: October 25, 2020:

The Red Hot and Blue album will be reissued on double vinyl on December 4, 2020. The record will contain the UPC 192641529528, and will be issued by the Red Hot Organization.

ORIGINAL STORY:

30 years ago U2 gave us a first preview of a new direction with the release of “Night and Day” on the compilation Red, Hot and Blue. The album was released on September...

2020-10-23: Adam Clayton Appears on Virgin Radio and More ATYCLB News

First up, U2’s released two new tracks from the 20th anniversary release of All That You Can’t Leave Behind to digital storefronts and streaming services today. You can now listen to “Elevation” and “Kite” live from the Boston performance that is being included in the box set. These have been newly remastered under the direction of The Edge for this new release. The physical set will be out...

2020-10-20: Woody Harrelson Talks Pop

On October 12, SiriusXM aired a real treat for fans of the album Pop. They had an hour long special, the first of two, which looks at the album song by song. The program is a conversation between The Edge and Woody Harrelson, an American actor who has been nominated for numerous Academy Awards and Golden Globe Awards, and who also featured in U2’s video for “Song for Someone” in 2015. The...

2020-10-19: Site Update: Lyrics Refresh Part 2

Back in May we announced we were working on the site, specifically on the lyrics section. We had incorporated word maps of lyrics for the pages that don’t have associated images, and we had added an option to listen to each song from official sources if one was available.

We are happy to announce that today we are launching the second phase of our lyric refresh. We have more to do but we...

2020-10-18: Windmill Lane: A Documentary

Windmill Lane is a name familiar to most U2 fans. The recording studio in Dublin was originally opened in 1978 and was the site of many of U2’s recording sessions, including the ones that lead to the album Boy 40 years ago.

The studio is now the focus of a new documentary called Windmill Lane. The documentary is making the rounds of various Irish film festivals currently, and we had the...