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U2 Recruit Broken Fingaz Crew For Animated Video for “Get Out Of Your Own Way”

posted by Oscar January 18, 2018

U2 have shared their new music video for their Songs of Experience single, “Get Out Of Your Own Way.” For the visual, the Irish band connected with Israeli graffiti collective Broken Fingaz Crew to direct, who approached U2 with this animated visual concept.

The provocative artists from Haifa were granted full creative control. Broken Fingaz Crew said the following about their mission statement for the  “Get Out Of Your Own Way” video:

“The video addresses the current political situation: 2017 for us was the year fascists worldwide felt confident enough to raise their heads again, encouraged by Trump and other world leaders, who use people’s fear to build more walls and segregation.

The song is both a personal letter and a clarion cry to the global situation, and in the same way, we’ve combined our psychedelic pop style with political imagery; shot entirely analogue, using paper cut and stop motion animation techniques in collaboration with Adam Albo, who edited the video.”

Check it out above. Continue Reading

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U2 feat. Kendrick Lamar – “Get Out of Your Own Way”

posted by Oscar November 1, 2017

After appearing on the Compton rapper’s “XXX” off his 2017 album DAMN., U2 has recruited Kendrick Lamar for their latest song “Get Out of Your Own Way.” The song is the latest release from U2’s 14th studio album, Songs of Experience, due our December 1st, 2017 via Interscope Records in the U.S. and on Universal Canada on CD, vinyl, digital download and across streaming platforms.

Not only are they offering us a new tune, but accompanying that new track is the band’s announcement eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE Tour of North America slated for 2018. The tour will kick off on May 2 in Tulsa, OK, and will proceed to cities like Chicago, Nashville, Montreal, and Philadelphia.

To get fans hyped up for what’s to come, the band have also detailed their new album. Bono and crew have revealed the tracklist for their new album along with its album cover art. See all that after the tour dates listed below. Continue Reading

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Video: U2 – “You’re The Best Thing About Me”

posted by Oscar September 27, 2017

U2 have released their video for “You’re The Best Thing About Me,” the first single from their forthcoming 14th album, Songs of Experience. set for release later this year.

The visual was directed by Jonas Åkerlund and it sees the members of the band taking the majesty of New York City where they celebrate the city and the ideas that America represents. Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton, and Larry Mullen Jr. hit the streets of NYC  on foot and a double-decker bus, performing that track and embracing fans along the way.

Shot earlier this month while the band were on tour, and what is perhaps the best part about it is seeing the group perform as One World Trade Center sits in the backdrop and the Tribute in Light behind them illuminates the skies.

Songs of Experience is due out for release later this year. Check out the video for the lead single above.

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Video: U2 Play “You’re The Best Thing About Me” and “Bullet In The Sky” on ‘Fallon’

posted by Oscar September 9, 2017

U2 helped close out the week as the musical guests of Friday’s episode of The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon. The band played their new single “You’re the Best Thing About Me” and their Joshua Tree standout, “Bullet the Blue Sky.”

For the latter, lead singer Bono updated the song to take a knock at Trump, now singing “Ground shakes but the children can’t weep/Vaporized in a single tweet.” U2 have even gone on to include the updated lyrics on their band website.

See the new song played live above, and check out “Bullet the Blue Sky” below. Continue Reading

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U2 – “You’re The Best Thing About Me”

posted by Oscar September 6, 2017

U2 have dropped the first single from their forthcoming 14th studio album, Songs of Experience, and it’s titled “You’re The Best Thing About Me.”

The band have also announced that the song will get its live debut tomorrow night on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. Check it out below with its lyric video. Continue Reading

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Video: U2 and Noel Gallagher Perform “Don’t Look Back In Anger” in London

posted by Oscar July 9, 2017

U2 is currently on their Joshua Tree tour across the pond and during their stop in London they shared the stage with Noel Gallagher for a special live collaboration. Bono, The Edge and crew performed a rendition of Gallagher’s old band Oasis’ “Don’t Look Back In Anger.”

The performance was a tribute to the people affected by the bombing at Ariana Grande’s Manchester concert back in May, with Noel crying out “For the people in Manchester!”

Check out the performance above.

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Kendrick Lamar Announces New Album ‘DAMN.’ and it feat. U2 and Rihanna

posted by Oscar April 11, 2017

Kendrick Lamar has revealed today the name of his forthcoming album and it’s titled: DAMN. The King of Compton let the Hip Hop world know on comeback track “The Heart Part 4” that “Y’all got till April 7 to get y’all shit together” and on that day he announced the April 14 release date for the album (via Aftermath/Interscope/Top Dawg).

With posts to his social accounts, Kendrick not only unveiled the cover art but also the tracklist, which shows that there are only two featured acts on the record. Rihanna will appear on “Loyalty” and, extremely surprisingly, U2 features on a song called “XXX.” This follows last week’s update with the album’s credits which showed that Mike WiLL Made-It, BADBADNOTGOOD, the Alchemist, DJ Dahi, “J. Blake,” Sounwave, and Kaytranada are among the other contributors.

The countdown to April 14th just got us more anxious with these details, and Friday couldn’t come any faster! See the tracklist below. Continue Reading

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Bonnaroo 2017 Lineup Announced feat. U2, Chance The Rapper, The Weeknd, RHCP

posted by Oscar January 11, 2017

The lineup for Bonnaroo 2017 has been revealed and it features U2, Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Weeknd, and Chance The Rapper all getting top billing.

Taking place June 8-11 in Manchester, TN will also see performances from Lorde, Travis Scott, Cage The Elephant, Future Islands, Milky Chance, Royal Blood, Gallant, D.R.A.M., Flatbush Zombies, Margo Price, Francis and the Lights, Noname, The Orwells, Kevin Abstract, and White Reaper. See the lineup in full on the poster above and here.

Tickets are on sale now.

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KROQ’s Almost Acoustic Christmas 2014 Lineup feat. System of a Down, Smashing Pumpkins, U2

posted by Oscar November 11, 2014

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Without a doubt, one of the best shows towards the end of each year is KROQ’s annual “Almost Acoustic Christmas” and 2014 is no different. The iconic LA-area radio station pulled out the big guns and enlisted a star-studded collection of bands including U2, Smashing Pumpkins, Weezer and a reunion of System of a Down (!!!).

Some of the other bands playing the mini-fest include Linkin Park, Rise Against, Imagine Dragons, Fall Out Boy, Bush, Royal Blood, Vance Joy, Walk the Moon, Tears for Fears, Modest Mouse, Interpol, Alt-J, and Incubus.

The concert will be held at the Forum in Inglewood, California on December 13th and 14th. Tickets for both nights go on sale Friday, November 14th at 12:00pm PT. Prices range from $75.00 – $150.00. Go to KROQ’s website for more info.

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U2 Releases New Album, ‘Songs Of Innocence’ For Free on iTunes

posted by Oscar September 10, 2014

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U2 pulled a fast one on us by going Beyonce on the world with the sudden release of their latest album, Songs Of Innocence. The album was announced and downloadable during the presentation of Apple’s new iPhone 6 and Watch. It will be available for free exclusively via Apple until October 13; track list after the jump.

Bono told Rolling Stone: 

“We wanted to make a very personal album. Let’s try to figure out why we wanted to be in a band, the relationships around the band, our friendships, our lovers, our family. The whole album is first journeys — first journeys geographically, spiritually, sexually. And that’s hard. But we went there.”

Download Songs Of Innocence. Continue Reading

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Video: Pharrell, Karen O + Ezra Koenig, U2 Live at ‘the Oscars’)

posted by Oscar March 3, 2014

This year’s Academy Awards, more commonly known as the Oscars, celebrated its 86th ceremony held to honor the best of all those involved in every important facet of the film industry in 2013. This year was a particularly different edition of the Oscars as it featured several POD-favorites like the Arcade Fire up for Best Score for the Her score (eventually lost to Gravity) and Pharrell and Karen O were nominated for Best Song (for “Happy” from Despicable Me 2 and “The Moon Song” from Her, respectively; eventually losing to “The Moon Song”). Not only that, but all the nominees in the Best Song category performed throughout the night.

Above you can see Pharrell performing a good rendition of his track and even got to dance with the likes of Lupita Nyong’o (who won Best Supporting Actress) and Amy Adams (Oscar-nominated). Hit the jump to see Karen O (Yeah Yeah Yeahs) and Ezra Koenig (Vampire Weekend) perform “The Moon Song” and U2 performing “Ordinary Love.” Continue Reading

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The Killers Covers U2’s “With Or Without You” Live

posted by Oscar November 19, 2012

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Over the weekend, The Killers performed in London’s O2 arena. Perhaps one of the greatest moments of the night was when the Las Vegas band performed a song from a famous band from that side of the pond.

Check out The Killers’ live rendition of U2’s “With Or Without You.”