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How's Bono's Recovery Coming?

December 5th, 2014 2:15pm EST
The Edge Updates Fans On Bono's Recovery
U2 guitarist The Edge, updated fans with some not-so-good news about frontman Bono's health status.

Bono was injured in a bicycle accident in November. His injuries were rather serious, requiring a five hour survery for the singer.

Said The Edge, "He acutally showed us an X-Ray a couple of days later, and it looked like a miniature of the Eiffel Tower was in his elbow. And then the same had to happen with a fracture of his pinky; the joint there was totally messed up, so that needed a bone graft. And the most vulnerable was actually his upper back, the scapula, because they couldn’t put a...
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Kanye West, U2 Perform At World AIDS Day Concert

December 2nd, 2014 12:14pm EST
Springsteen, Chris Martin Perform With U2 At World AIDS Day Conc
Bruce Springsteen and Coldplay frontman Chris Martin filled in for Bono at a U2 concert in New York on World AIDS Day on Monday. Kanye West and Carrie Underwood also performed at the free event in Times Square.

Bono was unable to perform because he's still recovering after falling off his bicycle in Central Park last month.

Springsteen and Martin (who wore a t-shirt with the word "Substitu2" on it) made their debut with U2, calling themselves: "U2 Minus 1."

Martin sang "Beautiful Day" and "With or Without You," while Springsteen belted out "Where the Streets Have No Name" and "I Still Ha...
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Bono Apologizes For Apologizing

November 29th, 2014 11:13am EST
U2 Drummer Doesn't Give A S**t About Online Critics
U2 is getting a bit tired of the drama surrounding the release of its latest album on iTunes, insisting they won't "lose sleep" over it.

In September the band released "Songs of Innocence" for free to iTunes users, but many music lovers were irritated that the album was automatically downloaded to their playlists without their permission. Bono later apologized for the stunt during a question and answer session with fans on Facebook.

Now Bono has issued an "apology for the apology" and drummer Larry Mullen, Jr. insisting he doesn't "give a s**t" about the band's online critics.

Bono tol...
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Bono's Arm Was Injured Pretty Severely In Bicycle Crash

November 19th, 2014 8:48am EST
Bono
Bono had major reconstructive surgery on his arm following his bike accident in New York City on Sunday. Doctors wound up inserting 18 metal screws and three plates into the U2 frontman's fractured arm.

The singer was involved in a high-speed bicycle crash and was rushed to New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center where he underwent five hours of surgery to fix his upper arm, according to Rollingstone.com.

Doctor Dean Lorich told the website, "The bone of his humerus (upper arm) was driven though his skin and the bone was in six different pieces. He was taken emergently (sic) to...
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One Direction Leads Albums To Check Out

November 18th, 2014 9:30am EST
One Direction Leads Albums To Check Out: This Week in Music
While the music industry definitely isn’t trying to “shake off” the success of Taylor Swift’s monstrous 1989 album which keeps on going and going like the Energizer Bunny, they are trying to release more high profile albums during November to get people buying albums. This week, it’s possible that Swift has met her match with beloved boy band One Direction, who surpassed the half-million mark with two out of three of their previous albums. Whether Four will receive the same reception only time can tell, but it’s certainly the biggest album to watch this week.

1) One Direction, Four (Col...
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Tailgate On Bono's Airplane Detaches Mid-Flight

November 13th, 2014 10:55am EST
Bono's Airplane Lands Safely After Door Detaches Mid-Flight
While singer Bono was flying from Dublin, Ireland, to Berlin, Germany, on Wednesday, the rear door on his private jet fell off. According to the Irish Daily Mail, the Learjet was crossing into Germany when the tailgate detached.

A source told the publication, "He was extremely lucky, the plane could have gone down. About an hour into the journey they heard a big thud coming from the rear of the plane. They were startled for a bit, but they continued on and made the descent into Berlin airport. When they landed they were horrified to learn that the compartment at the rear of the plane had c...
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MTV EMAs 2014 Winners & Highlights

November 10th, 2014 9:06am EST
One Direction, Ariana Grande Score Top Awards At MTV EMAs, See F
Music stars came out in full force at the MTV European Music Awards (EMAs) in Glasgow, Scotland, on Sunday night.

Nicki Minaj hosted the event (and won an award for Best Hip Hop), and Ariana Grande opened the show. Grande also picked up the ceremony's first award for Best Song ("Problem"). She also scooped up a trophy for Best Female.

The biggest winner of the night was One Direction, who scored three trophies: Best Live, Biggest Fans and and Best Pop. The British band accepted their awards via satellite because they were in London preparing for a performance on "The X Factor" U.K., the s...
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Florida Georgia Line Captures Their First No. 1 Spot On Billboard 200

October 23rd, 2014 8:33am EDT
Florida Georgia Line Captures Their First No. 1 Spot On Billboar
For a third week, country rules the top spot of the Billboard 200. Last week it was Jason Aldean’s Old Boots, New Dirt (who settles for #2 this week). This week’s honors go to Florida Georgia Line who sells a strong 197,000 copies of Anything Goes. Anything Goes is the sole album to sell more than 100,000 copies this week and outpaced the second place album by more than 100,000 copies. Guess Tyler and Brian have something to celebrate – as if they weren’t celebrating already.

Even though the numbers continue to stink, there are plenty of new albums being dropped by many notable artis...
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5 Takeaways From U2's 'Songs Of Innocence'

October 20th, 2014 7:30pm EDT
5 Takeaways From U2's 'Songs Of Innocence'
Anytime a certain Dublin band named U2 releases a new album, well, it’s “kind of a big deal.” The release of Songs of Innocence, the band’s first new album in five years, is a big deal, but not necessarily in the same way as previous efforts from the collective. It could be argued Bono and company have even had some missteps along the way, which has hindered their latest LP. After listening and analyzing the release process of Songs of Innocence, here are five takeaways.

1) Imposing a free album on everyone is probably a BAD idea…

Most people like free things, particularly if there w...
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U2's Bono Reveals Why He Always Wears Sunglasses

October 18th, 2014 10:37am EDT
Bono
U2 frontman Bono has a signature look - he always wears sunglasses. But it's not because he's too cool for school. The star has been suffering from glaucoma for over 20 years.

The rock star revealed the news during an interview on "The Graham Norton Show." "I have good treatments, and I am going to be fine," he assured viewers.

Glaucoma can damage the eye's optic nerve and in some cases result in vision loss and blindness. Early detection and treatment can protect a sufferer from serious vision loss.

The band made headlines earlier this month after releasing its latest album for free o...
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Jason Aldean Tops The Billboard 200: This Week in Music

October 16th, 2014 12:33pm EDT
Jason Aldean
For country musician Jason Aldean, it is certainly a “beautiful day.” Why – well Aldean topped the Billboard 200 selling a robust 278,000 copies of his latest album, Old Boots, New Dirt. With so many new releases bowing yet so few managing to sell remarkably, Aldean can definitely consider himself one of the biggest successes of the year after week one. Aldean isn’t “Burning It Down,” he’s lighting it up…something like that!

But of course, there’s a down side to everything. After building up Aldean as Billboard Chart royalty, it must be noted that even his large sales are downscaled f...
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Bono 'Sorry' For Forcing Free Album On iTunes Users

October 15th, 2014 10:44am EDT
Bono 'Sorry' For Forcing Free Album On iTunes Users
U2 frontman Bono has apologized to fans who automatically received the group's latest album for free on iTunes, saying the band "might have gotten carried away" with the promotion.

Last month, U2's "Songs of Innocence" was installed on nearly 500 million users' music libraries without their consent to coincide with the release of the iPhone 6. Those who aren't fans of the band were stuck with the album with no way to remove it from their cloud music library. Apple finally made a webpage with a button to delete the album.

U2 was interviewed on Facebook on Tuesday to celebrate the physical ...
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Florida Georgia Line Leads Albums To Check Out: This Week In Music

October 14th, 2014 9:48am EDT
2014 Billboard Music Awards - Arrivals MGM Grand Garden Arena, M
October continues to be the ideal month for musicians to drop their albums – well at least from their perspective. This week’s crop of releases, dropping Tuesday, October 14, don’t quite have the ‘oomph’ of the last couple of weeks, but there’s still at least a potential surefire hit. Normally, U2 would be a sure bet, but you have to question how much an album issued for free will sell. Florida Georgia Line seems to be the favorites this week.

1) Florida Georgia Line, Anything Goes (Republic Nashville)

With bro-country a popular trend, Florida Georgia Line’s sophomore album Anything...
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9 Rock Bands That Still Have Their Original Members

October 11th, 2014 1:00pm EDT
U2
It is a true musical rarity when a band can withstand the pressures of touring, internal struggles and outside pressures and stay an entity for an extended period of time. Only a handful of bands can say that they are still as tight of a unit many years after their humble beginnings until today. Many have replaced members but find that their sound just can't be replicated with anyone else, and so back to their original lineup they go.

1. ZZ Top

It was way back in 1969 when the bearded front men of Billy Gibbons and Dusty Hill burst onto the music scene as ZZ Top, along with beardless dr...
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Apple Creates Special Way For U2 Haters To Delete Free U2 Album

September 16th, 2014 9:34pm EDT
Apple Creates Special Way For U2 Haters To Delete Free U2 Album
Apple has created a special removal tool for iTunes and iPhone users who don't want to keep U2's latest album, "Songs Of Innocence," which the company released for free to all of its users when they announced the release of the iPhone 6 last week.

Following the release of the latest version of the iPhone, U2 took the stage to play songs from the new album and announce that the entire LP was being given away for free to all Apple users and that the album was already in their cloud.

Unfortunately, for those who aren't fans of the band, they were stuck with the album and no way to remove it ...
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U2 Releases Surprise New Album During Apple iPhone 6 Event, Gives It Away For Free To 500 Million iTunes Customers

September 9th, 2014 5:31pm EDT
U2 Releases Surprise New Album During Apple iPhone 6 Event, Give
The hotly anticipated announcement and launch of Apple's new iPhone 6 came with a huge surprise on Tuesday -- the release of U2's 13th studio album, "Songs of Innocence."

The band appeared at the launch event for the new phones, the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus, along with the new Apple Watch, and to close things out they performed new single "The Miracle (of Joey Ramone).

Following the debut of the new single, the band announced that the new album is available for free on iTunes to all 500 million Apple customers!

It's no secret that the band had the album in the works, but the releas...
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12 Greatest Opening Lines in Rock Music Ever!

March 27th, 2014 2:00pm EDT
12 Greatest Opening Lines in Rock Music Ever!
Even if you are not a big fan of rock and roll music, there are some opening lines to songs that grab your attention and keep it. Some of the greatest rock bands in the world have crafted masterpieces, but their opening lines leave a little something to be desired. The following list is purely subjective, but it bears the question, what do you think is the best opening line in rock and roll?

1. "It was 1989 my thoughts were short my hair was long, caught somewhere between a boy and man. She was seventeen but she was far from in-between, it was summertime iin Northern Michigan."

Kid Rock...
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Reactions: 86th Academy Awards Recognize Music In A Big Way

March 4th, 2014 3:30pm EST
Jared Leto, Pink and Idina Menzel
The Academy Awards was filled with a lot of predictability ultimately, but there were some interesting moments as well. For the music world itself, there was plenty to rejoice about. Jared Leto, who’s been more associated as the front man of 30 Seconds To Mars as opposed to acting as of late, won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for an exceptional role in Dallas Buyers Club. 20 Feet From Stardom (Morgan Neville, Gil Friesen and Caitrin Rogers), a brilliant documentary that focuses the attention on the background singers as opposed to the star, won deservingly for Best Document...
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8 Best Moments From The 86th Academy Awards

March 3rd, 2014 7:00pm EST
8 Best Moments From The 86th Academy Awards
Oscars 2014 will forever be known as the year of good vibes, from Ellen DeGeneres' "killing them with kindness" opening monologue to the group victory win for "12 Years A Slave." While the amazing moments that happened were too many to count, here are some of the highlights of the evening (with a few "did that really happen?") events as well!

1. Ellen DeGeneres As Hostess With The Mostess

This was Ellen's second time hosting the biggest awards show of the year. The first time in 2007, she brought a new energy to the tired format and was well-received by critics and celebrities in attenda...
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Oscars Performers To Include P!nk, Bette Midler, Pharrell & More

February 22nd, 2014 4:00pm EST
Oscars Performers To Include P!nk, Bette Midler, Pharrell & More
The list of performers who will take the stage at the 86th annual Academy Awards in Hollywood on March 2 has grown - P!nk was just invited to join the festivities.

Producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron said in a statement: "We are very excited to welcome Pink to the Oscar stage for the very first time. She is regarded as one of the greatest voices in pop music and one of the best performers of her generation, and we are thrilled to have her join us for a highly anticipated moment on the broadcast."

P!nk, 34, shared the news on Twitter on Friday, writing: "Big news!!! I'd like to thank @The...
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U2's New Album Inspired By Neu!

February 5th, 2014 6:31pm EST
U2's New Album Inspired By Neu!
U2's 13th studio album was inspired by krautrockers Neu!. The Irish band unleashed their latest single Invisible during the commercials for the Super Bowl and The Edge has revealed the band listened to a lot of German electronica which inspired them when they first started jamming in the 1970s.

The guitarist told BBC Radio 2: "For us it's been about turning to music that has inspired us in the first place, it's raw and definitely guitar driven and we've been influenced by German music of that era, the krautrock Can and Neu!, the authentic and original electronica that kick-started so many ...
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U2 Debuts New Single 'Invisible' During Super Bowl

February 3rd, 2014 8:11pm EST
U2
U2 is hoping to have their 13th studio album out sometime this summer, and during Super Bowl XLVIII on Sunday night the band gave fans a free preview of the album via new track "Invisible."

The song, which lead singer Bono says won't be the first single released for the album, was released as a free download on iTunes until 11:59 p.m. Monday night.

The band partnered with (RED) and Bank of America, and for every download, $1 will be donated (with a $2 million max) to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS by the financial giant.

"Invisible" was produced by Danger Mouse.

"We have another song we'...
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The 5 Best And 5 Worst Super Bowl Halftime Shows Ever

January 29th, 2014 3:03pm EST
Bruno Mars
Bruno Mars will have the honor of entertaining Super Bowl halftime audiences that don't switch over to the Puppy Bowl this weekend. The history of the halftime show is a surprising display of ups-and-downs, from mind-blowing performances to corny overproduced ego trips. Here are some of the best and worst Super Bowl halftime shows:

Best: Michael Jackson, Super Bowl XXVII

The halftime show was hurting. Two years prior, the New Kids on the Block performance was pre-empted by coverage on Desert Storm and their performance was edited down and shown after the game. Then, FOX swooped in and sco...
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Amy Adams, Sandra Bullock, Bono Take Over The Palm Springs Film Festival

January 6th, 2014 8:41am EST
Amy Adams
A plethora of celebrities attended the 25th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival over the weekend. Stars including Sandra Bullock, Julia Roberts and Matthew McConaughey picked up awards for their acting work.

"American Hustle" co-stars Amy Adams, Bradley Cooper and Jeremy Renner as well as director David O. Russell accepted an ensemble performance award.

Tom Hanks won the Chairman's Award for "Captain Phillips" and "Saving Mr. Banks."

Irish rock band U2 picked up the Sonny Bono Award For "Ordinary Love," a song used in "Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom." Singer Bono used the even...
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5 Christmas Songs To Get You In The Holiday Spirit

November 30th, 2013 4:00pm EST
5 Christmas Songs To Get In The Holiday Mood
It’s that time of year again. With a mere four weeks to go before the big day what better way to get in the mood then listening to some classic Christmas songs. Well admittedly, if you’ve gone shopping in any store or mall, you’ve been hearing these songs since November 1… And I’m not sure that The Dollar Tree ever actually takes down their Christmas decorations.

As a teenager my favorite Christmas album was The Beach Boys Christmas Album. The local country station would play a marathon of Christmas songs starting on like December 23 and go through all of Christmas day. Over the years sinc...
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'Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark' To End Broadway Run In January

November 19th, 2013 5:01pm EST
Spider-Man Turn Off The Dark ending on Broadway
Broadway's superhero musical "Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark" is set to end its run early next year.

The production, which is the most expensive stage production ever at $75 million and features music from U2's Bono and The Edge, became one of the Great White Way's biggest earning shows after a very troubled start.

The play saw a big fall in earnings over the fall and prducers have decided to pull the plug after two years. It's not over though -- they'll merely be packing up the show and taking it to Las Vegas.

"Economically we have a greater opportunity in the Las Vegas market," producer...
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10 Popular Music Songs Penned By Other Artists

November 17th, 2013 1:08pm EST
Rihanna
The music industry is one business where it is common for music artists to either meet up and share musical talents or acknowledge the song writing skills of other music artists musically.  Check our following ten popular song picks penned by other music artists.

Singer Rihanna’s hit single “Diamonds” owes it’s “Alternative” flavored leanings to singer-songwriter Sia who penned the track for the singer’s Unapologetic studio music release.  Sia, on her part, is also best known for her co-writing and vocal contribution to DJ David Guetta’s “Titanium” hit single.

If the track “Lovesong”...
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Arcade Fire, 'Reflektor' Review: Uninteresting And Too Long Are A Few Words To Describe

October 29th, 2013 9:15pm EDT
Arcade Fire Reflektor
Words are hard. They’re hard to come up with to start this review off. Halfway through listening to the new Arcade Fire album, Reflektor, I found myself wishing I hadn’t set out to do a review on it. It’s not as if I needed to, I just like to keep busy and keep up with new music. I’ve been sitting here trying to figure out what to say, how to sum up how I feel about the album overall. I’ve thrown out a few tweets about it, but even 140 characters is hard to limit myself. This is a super self-indulgent, bloated, boring, pointless, wandering album. I could probably go grab a thesaurus and fin...
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U2's Adam Clayton Marries Brazilian Model Mariana Teixeira

September 4th, 2013 11:54am EDT
Adam Clayton
On Wednesday, U2 bassist Adam Clayton married his model girlfriend Mariana Teixeira in a small ceremony in Dublin, Ireland.

The couple, dating for four years, had been expected to marry in France but decided to tie the knot at a registry office closer to home instead.

The Edge and his wife Morleigh Steinberg attended and congratulated the couple after they took their vows.

The 53 year old, who was once engaged to supermodel Naomi Campbell, proposed to Teixeira in her native Brazil earlier this year and the pair will be celebrating the wedding with a three-day reception for more than 15...
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The Best And Worst Super Bowl Halftime Shows Ever

January 28th, 2013 4:07pm EST
Beyonce
Beyonce will have the honor of entertaining Super Bowl halftime audiences that don't switch over to the Puppy Bowl this weekend (they have hedgehog cheerleaders now!). The history of the halftime show is a surprising display of ups-and-downs, from mind-blowing performances to corny overproduced ego trips. Here are some of the best and worst Super Bowl halftime shows:

Best: Michael Jackson, Super Bowl XXVII

The halftime show was hurting. Two years prior, the New Kids on the Block performance was pre-empted by coverage on Desert Storm and their performance was edited down and shown after th...
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