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U2 Hopes To Release New Album In Early 2014

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U2 are hoping to finish their new album later this year, with the goal of releasing it in early 2014. Bass player Adam Clayton revealed in a radio interview that the band are really trying to finish the project soon, and spoke a little about the sound of the album.

Taylor Swift Somehow Earned More Than Lady Gaga, U2, And Adele In 2011

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Ever wonder would it would feel like to have your entire cranium implode, just like the guy in Scanners?  Well, if so, you’re in luck today.  Simply read the following sentence three times: in 2011, Taylor Swift earned more money on tour than U2, Lady Gaga or Adele.  If your head is still attached to your neck, I think I typed something wrong.

U2 To Release 20th Anniversary Edition of 'Achtung Baby' This Year

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Hey, gang, remember when U2 wasn’t embarrassing to watch?  No?  All you have to do is hop in the Wayback Machine and crank it back 20 years or so and viola—you’re in Achtung Baby territory, the last perfect album the band ever released (and now, fanboys and fangirls, I’m not saying every album since then has sucked, just that they never...

U2 Confirmed To Play Glastonbury 2011

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It's official: U2 have confirmed they will play at this year's Glastonbury Festival. In a video speech at the 2011 NME awards in London, BBC News reports that The Edge announced that the band would headline the Pyramid Stage on June 24, which is a Friday night. U2 were set to play last year's festival, but plans were shelved when Bono injured his back....

New U2 Album to get May Release?

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Despite No Line on the Horizon being mediocre and Bono being Bono, there are still plenty of U2 fans begging for a new album from the group. While we know that they've been hard at work in the recording studio, no official release date was set for the follow up to Horizon. However, while it certainly isn't official, it looks like NME may have an idea of when the album will...

U2's Spider-Man Musical Pushed Back To February

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Because no one saw this coming—despite the fact that the show has now come alive a la Christine and is actively trying to kill its participants—Billboard has announced that the disastrous  Spider-Man Broadway musical with tunes by U2 will be delaying its opening night from January 11th to February 7th.

U2's Spider-Man Musical Is Now Giving People Concussions

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Look, Broadway, this isn’t even fun anymore—I mean, sure, at first it was a blast to make fun of anyone whose hubris allowed them to think that a $60 million Broadway musical about Spider-Man with songs written by U2 was anything but a really, really terrible idea, but this has gone too far.  Yeah, it was fun when we all heard that the show was halted five times during...

U2's Spider-Man Musical Starts Off With A Stumble (Or Five)

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Despite the fact that the$60 million production of the U2-penned Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark Broadway musical seemed destined to fail (mainly because it was a $60 million production of a U2-penned Spider-Man  Broadway musical),the premier of it’s first preview show last night was—gasp!—a bit of a disaster, according to Billboard, in that “the production was halted five...

U2 To Release Rock Album With Danger Mouse, 'Club' Album With Will.i.am...

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As we reported earlier this week, the indestructible juggernaut that is U2 is already planning to release a new album in early 2011, despite the overwhelming not gooditude of last year’s No Line on the Horizon (aka No Editor in the Studio).  What we didn’t know at the time is that the upcoming release is only the first of—sweet, sweet Jesus—three new albums that Bono...

U2 Set To Release New Album In Early 2011

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Well, another year, another tour, it could only mean one thing: another late-period album of new music by U2, according to Spinner.  U2 fans, prepare to ramp up your unhealthy levels of denial to staggering heights, if the last few U2 discs are any metric of how far the band has fallen in the past ten years (they are, and the less said about No Line on the Horizon, the better).

U2 Attempts to Rebound From Injury Plagued Season

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In sports, a seemingly minor injury can have a lasting impact on the player's productivity for seasons after it occurs. But in music, there are only a few rare cases where an injury, outside of drugs and death, has caused a band to breakup or a career to end. U2 should be optimistic after Bono's back injury forced the Irish legends to cancel their American tour and Glastonbury...

Muse Could Be the Biggest Band in the World!

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Don't be shocked when you hear that Muse could (should) be the world's biggest band. They're awesome. Today, Yahoo reminds us that the band has been opening for U2 over the past year, and given their tour hiatus, might just take over their position as the headliners. But here's the thing -- Muse and U2, totally different. Yes, both appeal to the masses but the times are changing. Bono just...

Listen: U2 Perform Another New Song On European Tour

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U2 fans in Europe catching the quartet on the latest leg of their 360 tour have been treated to a handful of new songs. The band played a slow-tempo number titled "Every Breaking Wave" in Helsinki on Saturday. Watch a video of U2 performing "Every Breaking Wave" below!

U2 Announces Rescheduled North American Tour Dates

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With Bono on the mend, the U2 360° Tour dates in the US, which were postponed due to the singer's emergency back surgery, have all been rescheduled for Spring/Summer 2011. They should call the new shows Return of the Claw, a nod to the obscenely massive stage design accompanying U2 on their trek around the world on the 360° Tour. The North American tour...

U2's Adam Clayton Sues The Band's Financial Controller

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Well, the hits just keep on coming for obscure Irish rock act U2 – it seems like pretending to carry the weight of the world on your shoulders isn’t always enough to deflect bad luck.  In the wake of a massive tour postponement due to frontman Bono’s emergency back surgery (insert your own ‘he’s-carrying-the-weight-and-pain-of-the-world-and-it-hurt-his-back’ dig here), Spinner...

Bono's Bad Back Means No North American Tour for Interpol

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Who would have thought that one bad back would throw everything askew? Bono's back is causing some major trouble for the super-sexy NYC band Interpol. A few days ago, we told you guys that U2 was forced to cancel their Glastonbury gig, plus their 16-date U.S. tour due to Bono's recent emergency surgery. Consequence of Sound tells that Interpol, being U2's support throughout the tour, has also...

Gorillaz To Replace U2 At Glastonbury

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Due to Bono’s back surgery last week — you don’t think it gets any easier to carry the weight of the world and that ego once you’re over the hill, do you? — U2 has been forced to postpone or cancel several upcoming gigs, including a headlining slot in England’s Glastonbury festival.  Glastonbury’s response?  Replace one increasingly cartoonish band with a...