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2020-03-26: Edge appears on 5 Seconds of Summer’s song, “Best Years”

Tomorrow, March 27, 2020, see the band 5 Seconds of Summer releasing their new album CALM and it can now be revealed that The Edge from U2 is adding his guitar to the new song, “Best Years”. We previously shared that the Edge would be on the album.

The song is track seven on the new album, runs 3:10 in length, and is one of the songs that was composed with producer Ryan Tedder, who has...

2020-03-25: Bono Participates in Alicia Keys Audiobook, “More Myself”

Alicia Keys has written a book, and the audiobook version will feature some special guests, including some musical vignettes according to a new report from Rolling Stone.

Bono is one of the guests who will be contributing to the audiobook version of More Myself: A Journey. The book is being released on Tuesday, March 31st, with the book being released by Flatiron Books, and the audiobook...

2020-03-24: will.i.am and Jennifer Hudson and Yoshiki join Bono for a new version of “Let Your Love Be Known”

will.i.am has posted a new version of the song that Bono shared a few nights ago titled “Let Your Love Be Known.” The song features Bono’s original contributions, but adds additional lyrics sung by will.i.am and Jennifer Hudson, and piano by Yoshiki. The original version had featured piano by one of Bono’s sons, which can still be heard in the new mix. The new lyrics of the song are...

2020-03-21: Rattle and Hum Outtakes and Other Videos

Phil Joanou, an American filmmaker, has worked extensively with U2 throughout their career. It was Joanou that directed U2’s Rattle and Hum and later featured U2 in his own film, Entropy. He also worked with U2 on videos for “One,” “Who’s Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses,” “If God Will Send His Angels,” “Sometimes You Can’t Make it on Your Own” and “All Because of You.”

Over the past few...

2020-03-20: #LoveU2

We are all facing enormous uncertainty right now. These days we can’t go out and do the things we normally would. So what can we do? Bono suggested we let our love be known in a new song, “Let Your Love Be Known“.

It’s because we are all U2 fans that we are here. I think it is safe to say we love U2. So we’d like to suggest showing the world our love for U2.

We want to see photos of...

2020-03-17: Bono shares a new song, “Let Your Love Be Known”

On St. Patrick’s Day 2020, as the world was in the midst of worries about the Corona virus, Bono posted a video to Instagram singing a new song. He introduces the song by saying, “Little postcards from bubblin’ Dublin on St Patrick’s Day, a little tune, made up here about an hour ago. I think it’s called ‘Let Your Love Be Known.’” The text posted with the video says “For the Italians who...

2020-03-17: Adam Clayton helps celebrate David Gray’s “White Ladder”

Adam Clayton is one of many artists who have recently joined together to celebrate the 20th anniversary of David Gray’s White Ladder. The album by Gray was first released in November 1998 on his own label, but failed to chart, or make much of a dent in the music scene in the UK. It was later picked up and re-released on May 1, 2000 by ATO Records, and this is the anniversary being...

2020-03-04: Upcoming Reissues and Other Solo Bits

A number of reissues of older material are coming up in the next couple of months. We’re always happy to point such things out here, but there is no known new content among the first four titles listed below. It is however, an opportunity to own some older material in a new format.


March 13, 2020
Sun City – Artists Against Apartheid
Original Release Discography Entry
12-Inch LP
Although...

2020-02-27: Bono Appearing in Boomtown Rats Documentary

Bono has done a recent interview for the Boomtown Rats documentary Citizens of Boomtown which is premiering at the Dublin Film Festival, in Cineworld on Parnell Street in Dublin on March 3. Other artists appearing in the documentary include Sinead O’Connor, Dave Stewart, Sting and Jools Holland.

Hotpress is offering a chance to win tickets if you are in Dublin.

The documentary looks at...

2020-02-25: Edge and 5 Seconds of Summer in March

5 Seconds of Summer (5SOS) are releasing a new album called CALM and they have revealed that the album will feature contributions by The Edge and Tom Morello of Rage Against the Machine. The album is being released on March 27, 2020. The band worked with Ryan Tedder on a number of tracks on the album. Tedder has worked on U2’s most recent albums Songs of Experience and Songs of Innocence.

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2020-02-24: U2 at the Dandelion: An Interview with John Fisher

The Dandelion Market was a popular market for buying and selling used and new goods in the 1970s in Dublin, in a building that was the old Taylor-Keith bottling plant, now a car park through the week. In 1979, two enterprising guys by the name of John Fisher and Eoin O’Shea set up a stall called Sticky Fingers selling badges and other punk merchandise, and as a way to get more traffic to...

2020-02-23: U2 Appears in Hot Press Readers Poll 2020

Hot Press has recently held their Readers poll, asking not only about the year just passed but also readers favourite artists, songs and music of the past decade. Over 26,000 people participated in voting in the poll. The results were published in the latest issue of the magazine which was released on store shelves on February 18. Hozier, named artist of the decade in the poll features on...