U2 has a brand new song–their first in three years–but it wasn’t written for their long awaited follow-up to 2009’s ‘No Line On The Horizon.’
U2 have been working on their 13th studio album, which could see its release by the end of the year. Will they delve into their past to forge into the future? Here are five directions the new U2 album could be going.
U2 are finally wrapping up their new album in New York, which has been in the works since their 2009-2011 world tour. It will be their first studio release since 2009’s No Line On The Horizon.
In an effort to end the water crisis that is affecting millions of people, 780,000,000 to be exact, Olivia Wilde, Bono and Richard Branson have joined in Matt Damon’s “toilet strike.”
Bono appeared on CBS This Morning Thursday (May 16) to talk to host Charlie Rose about activism and music. Bono’s appearance comes on the heels of a new biography, The Frontman: Bono (In the Name of Power) that denounces the U2 frontman’s anti-poverty campaigning (among other things).
For over five decades, legendary music producer Quincy Jones has lent his talents to some of the most notable songs and albums in history. To recognize his 80th birthday, Jones was honored by many of those he influenced in the first of four birthday celebrations taking place this summer.
With OneRepublic’s new album, Native (out today), leader Ryan Tedder wanted to show a more personal side of the band. He wanted each song to sound like it was straight from the heart, but written specifically for the fans. It’s a songwriting outline Tedder says he stole from U2.
The TED Conference will be sharing some ideas worth spreading from a pair of rock’n’roll greats in 2013.
U2 has always made it worth their fans’ while (and money) to join their fanclub. Last year, they offered a 2 CD box set of live tracks from their recent U2360 tour, called U22, exclusively to fan club members. This year, they’re offering even more performances from that tour, on a single 15-track CD called Edge’s Picks. As the name suggests, the tracklist was selected by U2 guitarist The Edge.
When it comes to making that really big money, it literally pays to sing for classic rock acts like the Rolling Stones, U2 and the Rolling Stones. But nothing generates more money that once singing for the Beatles, that’s for sure.