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  • Big Country

    Overlooked Big Country album gets magnificent makeover

    Sometimes life throws so many curveballs at you at once that your head starts spinning and you don’t know which direction is up. Big Country frontman Stuart Adamson knew that better than most. “I need a guidebook, get me a map!” he sang on the group’s overlooked 1995 album Why the Long Face. “Not...
  • U2 announces invitation-only show for SiriusXM subscribers at legendary Apollo Theater in New York

    U2 announces invitation-only show for SiriusXM subscribers at legendary Apollo Theater in New York

    On June 11, 2018, U2 will perform at the Apollo Theater in New York's Harlem neighborhood for the first time. The invitation-only show, which is open to SiriusXM subscribers, will air on SiriusXM's channel 30, on SiriusXM.com and through the SiriusXM app that can be used on smartphones and other...
  • New Kendrick Lamar album release date and contributors confirmed including U2

    New Kendrick Lamar album release date and contributors confirmed including U2

    In late March, Kendrick Lamar announced that his highly anticipated fourth studio album and follow-up to his critically acclaimed To Pimp a Butterfly might be released on April 7. But now it appears that the release date has been pushed back a week. As Pitchfork pointed out, the pre-order for the...
  • U2's 'Pop' turns 20 years old in 2017

    U2's 'Pop' turns 20 years old in 2017

    While the world was celebrating the 30 year anniversary of U2's The Joshua Tree and how it propelled the rock band into superstardom, the 20 year anniversary of another one of their albums passed without much notice. 1997's Pop expanded on their developing 90's sound but took on a more electronic...
  • U2's 'The Joshua Tree' turns 30 years old ahead of 2017 tour

    U2's 'The Joshua Tree' turns 30 years old ahead of 2017 tour

    It's been 30 years since U2 solidified themselves as one of the best acts in the world. Following The Unforgettable Fire, the band was still developing their songwriting style and sound and it was The Joshua Tree, released March 9, 1987, that catapulted the group into superstardom worldwide. The...
  • Top 5 best U2 songs from 'The Joshua Tree'

    Top 5 best U2 songs from 'The Joshua Tree'

    Close to 30 years ago (March 9), U2 released what is now known as their best commercial album of their career. The Joshua Tree, an album themed on America, solidified the band's place in rock music as they have now gone on to be the best touring act of all time. Their signature song, "With or...
  • Top 5 best U2 songs from 'How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb'

    Top 5 best U2 songs from 'How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb'

    In 2004, U2 released one of their most successful albums in their later years. How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb fit into the mainstream scene at the time with the single “Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own” being alongside the likes of Kelly Clarkson, Green Day, Simple Plan, Avril Lavigne...
  • Songwriter Buzz Cason back with rock-tinged "Passion"

    Songwriter Buzz Cason back with rock-tinged "Passion"

    Singer-songwriter Buzz Cason is best-known for the hits he penned for other people:  His “Everlasting Love” and “Soldier of Love” were famously covered by such diverse artists as Roberta Knight, U2, Gloria Estefan, The Beatles, Marshall Crenshaw, and Pearl Jam.  In the early days, the ex-Casuals...
  • Top 5 best U2 songs from 'Songs of Innocence'

    Top 5 best U2 songs from 'Songs of Innocence'

    In 2014, legendary rock band U2 released their surprise album Songs of Innocence for free via the iTunes cloud and Apple pushed it to every user. While it may have caused some backlash, forcing Apple to release a link that would delete it from the cloud, it was a new way of delivering music without...
  • U2 adds final 2017 U.S. summer tour date in Louisville, Kentucky

    U2 adds final 2017 U.S. summer tour date in Louisville, Kentucky

    U2 have extended their 2017 North American stadium tour schedule. The legendary Irish rockers have added a final show to the U.S. leg of The Joshua Tree Tour, which will take place June 16 in Louisville, Kentucky, at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium. The Rock and Roll Hall of Famers made the...
  • AC/DC bagpipe: Watch a Spanish bagpipe troupe rock a version of AC/DC's 'Thunderstruck'

    AC/DC bagpipe: Watch a Spanish bagpipe troupe rock a version of AC/DC's 'Thunderstruck'

    For those about to, uh, bagpipe, we salute you. Seriously, this is pretty cool. Recently, a Spanish bagpipe troupe shot to thrill when they delivered an energetic arrangement of AC/DC’s “Thunderstruck” at the culmination of Spain’s Three King’s festival. As the Daily Mail reported, the group—who go...
  • U2 adds second nights in Los Angeles, Chicago and East Rutherford, New Jersey

    U2 adds second nights in Los Angeles, Chicago and East Rutherford, New Jersey

    U2 fans in the U.S. will get a few more opportunities to catch the legendary Irish rockers live this summer. The Rock and Roll Hall of Famers have extended the North American leg of their hugely anticipated 2017 summer stadium tour with second and final nights in Los Angeles, Chicago and East...
  • U2 adds 2017 summer world tour dates in Europe

    U2 adds 2017 summer world tour dates in Europe

    U2 continues to expand their hugely anticipated 2017 world tour. The legendary Irish rockers have added second shows in London, Rome, Paris and Amsterdam due to overwhelming popular demand. The 2005 Rock and Roll Hall of Famer inductees posted the news on Jan. 16 via their official U2 website. The...
  • U2 bringing ‘The Joshua Tree’ anniversary tour To Dallas in 2017

    U2 bringing ‘The Joshua Tree’ anniversary tour To Dallas in 2017

    U2 announced this week that they are hitting the road and the tour sounds like one that old-school U2 fans have been waiting on for a long time. The tour is called The Joshua Tree Tour 2017 and Live Nation reported that U2 will hit Dallas on the tour for a big show at AT&T Stadium on May 2...
  • Bonnaroo's 2017 lineup includes U2, Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Weeknd, and Chance The Rapper

    Bonnaroo announces 2017 lineup starring U2, Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Weeknd, and Chance The Rapper

    Another day, another major music festival lineup announcement. On Wednesday morning it was the highly anticipated lineup announcement for Bonnaroo, which will be returning to The Farm in Manchester, TN in 2017 on June 8-11 for its sixteenth year. Leading the way on the lineup poster are U2, who as...
  • Five things to know about U2's 2017 'Joshua Tree' anniversary tour

    Five things to know about U2's 2017 'Joshua Tree' anniversary tour

    On Jan. 9, U2 announced that they will embark on a stadium tour across North America and Europe beginning May 12 in Vancouver, British Columbia. The legendary rock band also revealed they will headline Bonnaroo in a first ever appearance at the festival. The tour is to commemorate the 30 year...
  • U2 announce 30th anniversary 'Joshua Tree' tour

    U2 announce 30th anniversary 'Joshua Tree' tour

    Irish rock group U2 have finally announced the 2017 tour that they have been hinting at for months, revealing details that it will be taking place at stadiums across North America and Europe over the summer. Opening acts include Mumford and Sons, The Lumineers, and OneRepublic, all of whom are stars...
  • U2 wishes fans a Happy Christmas.

    Watch: U2 teases 2017 plans in Facebook Christmas video to fans

    U2 recently released a Christmas video message to their fans that teased some exciting news for 2017. After wishing everyone a “Happy Christmas,” Bono reveals that U2’s second installment of the band’s homage to poet William Blake, Songs of Experience, will be out in 2017. The singer also announced...
  • U2 expected to headline Bonnaroo, according to Billboard report

    U2 expected to headline Bonnaroo, according to Billboard report

    For a couple of months now, fan chat boards on Reddit, Facebook, and Inforoo have been floating the rumor that rock titans U2 will be the anchor headliner for the 2017 edition of the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival. Now those fans have some high level semi-confirmation for those rumors from...
  • The xx will release their highly-anticipated third studio album I See You on Jan. 13. 

    The 10 albums we're most excited for in 2017

    2016 may have been a tough year for the music world, but it's miraculously produced some incredible releases. In 2017, we’re hoping for a lot less hate, zero deaths of music legends and even more good music. Whereas several high-profile LPs already have official release dates, many are still being...
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