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2020-08-03: U2 X-Radio Launches “The Rocky O’Riordan Show” Tomorrow

A new show is debuting on U2 X-Radio tomorrow. It is the first new weekly show to debut since the first week of launch for the station. The show, called “The Rocky O’Riordan” show will feature Caitlín “Cait” O’Riordan as a host. Rocky is the name she uses on social media such as Twitter and Instagram if you are looking for her.

O’Riordan is an amazing bass player and has played with the...

2020-07-31: New Anniversary Edition of Eno’s Book “A Year With Swollen Appendices”

In 1996, A Year With Swollen Appendices was published by Brian Eno. The book was a diary that Eno had kept throughout 1994 and 1995. During that time, Eno was working with U2 on the Passengers project, Original Soundtracks No 1. The book contained diary entries about Eno’s daily activities as well as essays about music, events and more.

Eno’s work with U2 is featured throughout the book,...

2020-07-30: Rumour: U2 to Release ATYCLB Box This Fall

We are happy to share that we have been told that All That You Can’t Leave Behind is getting a special reissue, likely this October. The release will be a box set including rare tracks, live material, and the album. As this has not yet been announced by U2 or their label, it should be considered a rumour at this time until it is officially announced, but this has reached us via previously...

2020-07-23: News Bits: Annie Ross, Jack Charlton and Q Magazine

Annie Ross passed away at the age of 89 this week. Ross rose to fame as a jazz singer in the 1950s and moved into acting later in her career. In 1993 she played an aging jazz singer in Robert Altman’s Short Cuts and one of the songs she sang in the film was written by Bono and The Edge, “Conversation On a Barstool.”

Hal Willner wrote the liner notes to the Short Cuts soundtrack, a...

2020-07-17: Larry Mullen Contributes to #DrumForNHS Auction

U2 have taken part in a number of auctions over the last few months, with benefits going to various healthcare related charities. Larry Mullen is taking part in another one of these, the Drumathon 2020 Charity Auction, with proceeds from the auction going to the NHS (National Health Services).

In this case, his contribution is a set of signed drum sticks. While that may not be that...

2020-07-14: Upcoming Books and other News Bits

There are a few new books about U2 on the horizon. These are due out in the coming months and can be pre-ordered now.


Cover of U2: Every Album, Every Song

In November, U2: Every Album, Every Song by author Eoghan Lyng is being published by Sonicbond. The book is due on November 27, and will be 176 pages in length. Lyng is a music writer who currently calls Dublin home. The description...

2020-07-07: Other Voices on U2 X-Radio

Not only are U2 getting a lot of play on U2 X-Radio, they’ve also shared a lot of songs that are not their own on the station. This includes covers of their music, music they have been inspired by, and some tracks that seem a bit more random. The first music heard on the station was “Star-Spangled Banner” by Jimi Hendrix, which hearkens back to an era when radio and television stations...

2020-07-06: 1000 Songs In: What has Been Played on U2 X-Radio

Since the launch of the U2 X-Radio station, just over 1000 U2 tracks have now been played on this new station. We figured it was a good time to take a look to see what has been played to date so far. This includes only U2 tracks, and doesn’t include solo tracks like Bono’s version of “Miserere” or tracks played on the radio by other artists. For the sake of this analysis everything that is...

2020-07-03: Discotheque Debuts / Call Adam Clayton and Texts from The Edge

Paul Oakenfold’s contribution to #U2XRadio aired tonight for the first time. The show is called “Discothèque” and is a one hour continuous mix by Oakenfold of U2 and other artists. It features remixed tracks throughout. As a continuous mix, track titles are not available from SiriusXM for the tracks, so we’ll have to hope Oakenfold will share the title as he often does with his own mixes...

2020-07-02: The First 24-Hours on U2 X-Radio

Wow! What a fun 24 hours since the U2 X-Radio station launched on SiriusXM. We know that a number of you have been listening along, but how many have heard the entire first day of the station? Want to know what happened when you were in bed? Well we’re here to break things down for you. If you haven’t been listening, you might want to check our discography entry for the station for some...

2020-07-01: U2 X-Radio Launch and U2’s Mixtape

U2’s new Radio Station on SiriusXM launched today at 3pm ET. The station is available to subscribers in the United States and Canada, and U2.Com has announced that they will be announcing further plans to bring some of this content to the rest of the world.

The first show was “U2’s Mixtape” which launched with Bono’s voice counting down from 10 at the start of the hour. The first track...

2020-06-30: U2 X-Radio Starting July 1

Note: This article contains information about a story that is breaking, and we are actively updating the content as new material appears.

U2 X-Radio is coming to SiriusXM tomorrow on channel 32. This morning, the station went live with some advertising for the upcoming station including a short jingle by the band, and soundbites from The Edge, Adam Clayton and Bono. The station will launch...