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2020-09-21: The Blackout Test Pressed

On Saturday April 6, 2019, Third Man Records celebrated their 10th anniversary with a party. The event itself saw a number of bands performing on two stages. Included with the Ultra Ticket to the event, was a swag bag, which included a limited 7-inch single (2 variants) from the Raconteurs, a collection of Third Man post cards, and a special test pressing from the Third Man Records vault....

2020-09-16: U2 Charts in Six Decades: 70s, 80s, 90s, 00s, 10s and 20s!

U2 reached the charts in Ireland last week with the release of “11 O’Clock Tick Tock“. The track charted on the strength of the sales of the vinyl 12-inch on the Irish Recorded Music Association (IRMA) Singles Chart, reaching #69 on the chart. It isn’t the highest placement that U2 has ever reached on that chart, but was a strong showing for a limited release like the Record Day Single, sold...

2020-09-10: All That You Can’t Leave Behind 20th Anniversary Release

The new All That You Can’t Leave Behind 20th anniversary edition is being released on October 30, 2020. Listings have been showing up on Amazon and other sites, and it is now available to pre-order in some digital store fronts. Although there hasn’t been an official announcement, these listings give us a picture of what is being released, including a stand alone 2-disc vinyl set, a stand...

2020-09-04: U2 X-Radio Countdown

U2 are running a show called “The 100 Most Desired U2 Songs” today, and throughout Labour Day weekend on U2 X-Radio, on SiriusXM. The songs are being counted down from 100 to 1, with introductions from Rocky O’Riordan, Dan Hegarty, Gavin Friday and a number of fans, some of whom have done a “Desire” segment in the past, and others who are being heard for the first time on the station. The...

2020-09-01: Rumour: U2 to Release ATYCLB Box This Fall

Update 2020-09-01:

Anton Corbijn has discussed the upcoming box set in a recent interview with the Gagosian Quarterly. He is asked about Bono, “You have a long-standing working relationship with U2 as well; what’s going on now, and what’s your favorite thing about Bono?” Corbijn replies, “He is a very positive person. He is also far more creative than people realize. I just did a...

2020-08-31: U2 Toast Van Morrison at 75

Today is Van Morrison’s 75th birthday, and there are celebrations going on throughout Ireland to mark the musician reaching three-quarters of a century. U2 got into the celebrations themselves including an hour long program on U2 X-Radio, on SiriusXM. On the program, Bono, Adam Clayton and The Edge all spoke, and the station played songs from Van Morrison for an hour. Initial promotion for...

2020-08-27: New U2 X-Radio Shows: 11 O’Clock, Van Morrison and More

UPDATE: 08-28: It appears that the free stream that was working when this article was written has now ended.

There’s a bunch of new content coming up soon on U2 X-Radio over the next couple of weeks. And right now the station is in free preview mode, which means some listeners internationally have been able to listen in right now! (More on that at the end.)

On Saturday at 12 noon ET, a...

2020-08-23: Record Store Day Questions and Answers

U2 is releasing a special 40th anniversary version of “11 O’Clock Tick Tock” on August 29. We’ve seen quite a few questions about the upcoming release, and now that stores have started to receive their stock, it’s time to sit and answer a few questions.

The following questions will be answered below:

  • What is U2 releasing?
  • What tracks are on the single?
  • What else do I need to know...

2020-08-21: December 1979: U2 Take On London

“Father, I need a lend of 500 pounds, because we’re gonna go over to London and we’re gonna score ourselves a record deal. And when we get our record deal we’re not going to stay in London, we’re not going to go to New York City. We’re gonna stay and base our crew in Dublin, cause these people, this is our tribe. But I still need a lend of 500 pounds. What do you say?”

Bono told that story...

2020-08-11: Gavin Friday Presents Friday, and U2 Song Debut

A new show has just been announced for U2 X-Radio. The show will be a monthly show, called “Gavin Friday Presents” which will air Fridays at 11pm ET, or 8pm Pacific.” Even more exciting, it will have the debut of a brand new U2 song!

The show was announced today on U2’s SiriusXM Channel. Also announced, Gavin Friday will be getting the world premiere of a new U2 song, and Friday night he...

2020-08-10: Bono Contributes Lyrics to COVID-19 Auction, and U2’s Contributions During COVID

Bono has contributed another item for another auction for COVID-19 relief efforts. This time the auction is benefiting MusicCares, the charitable foundation of the Recording Academy in the USA. The auction is being held to help music industry professionals, currently suffering due to the stoppage of live performances in light of the virus.

Bono is contributing a set of handwritten lyrics...

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...