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2021-03-01: A Closer Look at U2’s Video Refresh

We have all been enjoying those new uploads to U2’s YouTube channel. Each week since September, there’s been one or two new videos uploaded, featuring songs that were previously available, as well as new content which has never been posted to U2’s account before. Here at U2Songs, we have been covering the uploads as they happen on our social media accounts, and also are keeping a list of...

2021-02-26: Larry Mullen on “Shut Up And Rock”

There is new music released today featuring a member of U2.

Alice Cooper’s new album, Detroit Stories came out today and Larry Mullen plays on one track a song called “Shut Up And Rock.” It is the only song on the album that features Larry Mullen, as opposed to Alice Cooper’s early album, Paranormal where Larry Mullen featured on nine tracks in 2017. Advance press for that earlier album...

2021-02-12: U2’s Sweetest Things: A Countdown

Airing today is a new countdown special on U2 X-Radio, titled U2’s Sweetest Things. The countdown, for Valentine’s Day was announced January 27 and allowed U2 fans to vote for their favourite “love songs.” Today the results of that poll are aired on the station. The program is also hosted by fans with recordings of fans introducing the tracks being used. Advertising for the show reads,...

2021-02-02: Bono to Participate in Fauci Documentary

National Geographic Documentary Films announced a new documentary about Dr. Anthony Fauci, M.D., the top infectious disease expert in the USA. The film is being put together by directors John Hoffman and Janet Tobias. The film titled Fauci will take a look into the career and personal life of Fauci.

The film will feature a number of interviews including President George W. Bush, Bill...

2021-01-01: 2020 In Review

Each year we like to take a look back at the year before, and this year is no different. We’ll take a look at U2’s physical and digital releases, then we will go through the new material we have heard on the U2 X-Radio station this year, and then look at U2’s YouTube channel refresh. Finally we’ll look at a few new additions to our own site.

2020 was a special one for the team here at...

2020-12-23: U2 at the Apollo: A Look Back

In 2018 U2 took a small break from their Experience + Innocence tour and did a one night only special show at the Apollo for SiriusXM radio. With yesterday’s announcement that the fan club gift from U2.Com next year will be from that performance, we’ve taken a little look back at this special show.

The Apollo Theater, is a 1506 capacity venue in Harlem. It is a registered New York City...

2020-12-21: Bono to Appear in Sing 2

It was formally announced today that Bono has joined the cast of the movie Sing 2. But leaks about the movie have been around for a while now, as the release of the film was initially due December 25, 2020, and then pushed back to July 2, 2021, but due to COVID-19 schedule changes, has now been pushed back to December 22, 2021 instead. The film is by Illumination Entertainment, the company...

2020-12-18: Holiday Offerings on SiriusXM

Next week there will be some new holiday-themed content debuting on U2 X-Radio, available on SiriusXM to subscribers of the station.

Up first is the Holiday Selection Box. This program will air at 9pm ET on Monday, December 21, and will be repeated through the week.

The program is a Holiday playlist curated by Adam Clayton. And he promises to share his, and U2’s holiday favourites...

2020-12-15: Adam Clayton Answers Questions About A New Album

In an interview with Eric Bureau in Le Parisien published today, Adam Clayton spoke about the 20th Anniversary of All That You Can’t Leave Behind as well as other topics such as returning to Paris after the attacks at the Bataclan. The full article can be viewed in French at the Le Parisian site, and is published in the physical copy of the news paper today.

Of note, Adam was asked in the...

2020-12-13: Boy at 40: Edge and Adam Clayton

For the 40th anniversary of the album Boy U2 reissued the album on limited white vinyl for the recent Black Friday Record Store Day Event. The release uses the 2008 master of the album, and is packaged with a lyric insert, and a double sided poster. The booklet from the previous 2008 issues is not included.

A few notes on the release for those still looking for a copy:

  • Stores were...

2020-12-12: Upcoming Specials on RTE

Update: December 13, 2020:

RTÉ is now airing a commercial for The Late Late Show which confirm Bono and The Edge’s performance. The ad announces, “Join us this Friday night for a very special Late Late Show“ and announces the guests including Glen Hansard, Finbar Furey, and “a cast of stars”. Bono and The Edge are seen in studio performing “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)” so it appears...

2020-12-11: Daddy’s Gonna Pay For a New Remix

One of the regular shows on U2 X-Radio is “Guests Play U2” where someone invited by the band plays their favourite U2 songs, and add stories about the band. Today’s guest was Butch Vig, record producer, and musician with Garbage. Vig tells the story of being approached by U2 in the early 1990s to remix a few U2 tracks. And then he played “Dirty Day (Bitter Kiss Remix)” and said he wasn’t...