Monday, March 12, 2012 2:23PM - By Travis Woods
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.
Thursday, August 4, 2011 4:29PM - By Travis Woods
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 achieved Achtung’s level of perfection again, ok?). And it seems that U2 would like to help remind everyone of how awesome the record is, with a 20th Anniversary boxset.
Thursday, February 24, 2011 10:47AM - By Jeffrey Hyatt
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. Their much anticipated show this year will be the band’s debut at the festival at Worthy Farm in Pilton, Somerset. Coldplay and Beyonce have already been announced as the other two headliners.
Tuesday, February 8, 2011 12:44PM - By Travis Woods
Proving that their festival headliners can be just as underwhelming and obvious as we Yanks and our desert fests, NME reports that U2 and Beyonce are set to headline this year’s Glastonbury festival with Coldplay in England.
Tuesday, February 1, 2011 10:03AM - By Joseph Oliveto
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 hit shelves…
Friday, December 17, 2010 12:03PM - By Travis Woods
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.
Monday, December 6, 2010 2:19PM - By Travis Woods
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 its preview premiere, with the actors literally left dangling from the ceiling when harnesses broke down and stopped working, but jeez—someone’s gonna lose an arm before this thing finally collapses under its own weight.
Monday, November 29, 2010 11:08AM - By Travis Woods
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 times, mostly to resolve technical issues with the show’s flying sequences.”
Thursday, October 21, 2010 10:38AM - By Travis Woods
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 and Co. have planned for our poor, defenseless and Joshua Tree-missing ears.