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It Looks Like U2 Is Making A Comeback in 2016

1/5/2016 9:48am EST
U2 Working On A New Album For 2016 Titled 'Songs Of Experience'
It looks as if 2016 will be U2's comeback year!

After the disastrous release of their free album to Apple in 2014 titled "Songs of Innocence," which was given as a free download to over half a billion downloads recorded, the band has gone back to basics for their upcoming album.

In a recent interview with Q Magazine, as reported by Billboard, Bono and The Edge confirmed they’re hard at work on a new album and that the new tunes will drop just before the end of 2016, titled "Songs of Experience."

The Edge revealed to Q Magazine that the band is stripping down once again and looking to tak...

Bono And Friends Busk In Dublin

12/27/2015 9:55am EST
Why Was U2's Bono Busking For Money In Dublin?
Lead singer of U2, Bono, was seen on Christmas Eve busking for money in the streets of Dublin, Ireland, which led fans to wonder if the U2 superstar was in financial trouble?

No way!

The singer participated in an annual busking tradition in Dublin on Christmas Eve to support The Simon Community, a local homeless charity, according to Rolling Stone.

Bono was joined by Hozier, Irish singer-songwriter Glen Hansard and Kodaline.

The group worked the huge crowd on Dublin’s Grafton Street.

They sang their versions of U2’s iconic “Every Breaking Wave” and “When Love Comes to Town.”

The group...

U2 Honors Victims Of Paris Terrorist Attacks

11/15/2015 8:40am EST
Bono: This Is The First Direct Hit On Music In The War On Terror
Irish rockers U2 honored the victims of the Paris attacks after visiting the Bataclan Theatre, where the worst of the incidents took place after gunman opened fire on innocent concertgoers.

After announcing their remaining concerts in Paris would be canceled in wake of the Paris attacks, Bono and fellow U2 bandmates Adam Clayton, Larry Mullen Jr. and The Edge remained in the City of Light and spent a moment of silence to reflect on those who lost their lives, according to E!.

The four musicians laid bouquets of flowers at a memorial on the pavement near the theater.

Within the theater, s...

Celebrity Gossip: U2 In Danger Following Paris Attacks, Scott Disick Leaves Rehab Early, More

11/14/2015 12:05pm EST
Rumor Patrol: U2 In Danger After Paris Attacks, Jill Duggar Jeal
You can't go one week without hearing a ridiculous story involving some of your favorite celebrities. Thankfully, the Starpulse Rumor Patrol is here to sort out what's real and what's fake.

U2 In Danger After Paris Attacks: U2 was to perform in concert in Paris the night of the deadly attacks across the city on Nov, 13 that left more than 100 people dead. The band was in danger after being near the areas where the attacks had taken place, rehearsing for their show and an upcoming HBO special.

Verdict: True! Although the group was nearby the place of attack, the band was safely sequester...

U2 Cancels Saturday Show In Paris

11/14/2015 7:59am EST
U2 Cancels Saturday Show In Paris: 'Our Hearts Go Out To All The
U2 was scheduled to perform a concert in Paris tonight, but due to the terrorist attacks in the city on Friday, the Irish band has canceled the performance.

Dozens of people died in the attacks, including approximately 80 concertgoers who were attending an Eagles of Death Metal performance at the Bataclan music venue. Latest estimates claim at least 128 were killed in several coordinated attacks, but that number is expected to grow.

U2 posted the following statement on their website:

As a result of the ongoing state of emergency across France, the U2 Paris concert scheduled for 14th Nove...

Bono: 'We've Lost A Family Member'

5/27/2015 4:30pm EDT
U2's Longtime Tour Manager Dennis Sheehan Found Dead In Los Ange
Dennis Sheehan, the longtime tour manager for legendary band U2, was found dead Wednesday morning in his hotel room in West Hollywood.

Arthur Fogel, the CEO of Live Nation, who has worked on tours with U2 and many other big acts, confirmed the death in a statement.

"With profound sadness we confirm that Dennis Sheehan, U2's longstanding tour manager and dear friend to us all, has passed away overnight," Fogel said. "Our hearrfelt sympathy is with his wonderful family."

U2's lead singer Bono, put out a statement on

"We've lost a family member, we're still taking it in. He wasn'...

Songs That Make A Statement With 'Names' & Lyrics

5/10/2015 1:00pm EDT
25 Songs All About 'Names'
What’s in a N-A-M-E – “That is the question!” Within the 25 songs on this random playlist comprised of songs featuring name in their title, the simple, everyday word takes on numerous meanings and interpretations. Maybe it’s the disappointment of not knowing a person’s name, the arrogance of ensuring everybody knows THE NAME (aka cockiness), or more thoughtful ideas such as escapism. Regardless, after diving in to this list, you’ll know every single one of these songs and artists’ names!

1) Shawn Mendes, “I Don’t Even Know Your Name” (Handwritten, 2015)

This girl that Shawn Mendes is...

Happy Birthday!

5/10/2015 7:00am EDT
Happy Birthday to:

U2 singer Bono (1960)

SwimmerMissy Franklin (1995)

Actress Halston Sage (1993)

Actress Lauren Potter (1990)

Actress Lindsey Shaw (1989)

Actress Odette Yustman (1985)

"Kenan and Kel" star Kenan Thompson (1978)

Actress Andrea Anders (1975)

Actress Leslie Stefanson (1971)

Actor Dallas Roberts (1970)

Actress Gina Philips (1970)

Actress Sally Phillips (1970)

Actor Erik Palladino (1968)

Rapper Young MC (1967)

Canadian supermodel Linda Evangelista (1965)

Actress Emmanuelle Devos (1964)

Sex Pistols bassist Sid Vicious (1957; d. 1979)

Traffic guitarist Dave Mason...

Songs Of Beauty To Enjoy

4/25/2015 4:30pm EDT
15 Truly 'Beautiful' Songs
Music causes folks to experience all sorts of emotions: happiness, sadness, jubilance, anger or otherwise. Illustrious beauty characterizes some songs, giving those “goosies” which Jennifer Lopez references on American Idol. Those that aren’t characterized by beauty or their ugliness just MIGHT have some form of the word beautiful or a synonym within their title – hint, hint, HINT!

Yes, this epic list features songs of true beauty – at least in regards to song title. Some songs are considered classics, others contemporary gems, and others are, well otherwise! Regardless of the charact...

Bono Is Struggling To Recover From Bike Injury

1/2/2015 5:13pm EST
Bono Fears He May Never Play The Guitar Again
Singer Bono is afraid that he will never play the guitar again as a result of an injury he sustained following a bicycle accident in New York City in November.

The U2 frontman fell off his bike in Central Park and suffered multiple fractures and breaks to his left arm, elbow, finger and eye socket. He was forced to undergo an operation in which three metal plates and 18 screws were inserted into his arm.

On New Year's Day, Bono wrote a lengthy note to his fans on his band's official website, titled "LITTLE BOOK OF A BIG YEAR: Bono's A to Z of 2014." The letter is an A to Z round-up of th...

How's Bono's Recovery Coming?

12/5/2014 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...

Kanye West, U2 Perform At World AIDS Day Concert

12/2/2014 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...

Bono Apologizes For Apologizing

11/29/2014 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...

Bono's Arm Was Injured Pretty Severely In Bicycle Crash

11/19/2014 8:48am EST
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

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...

One Direction Leads Albums To Check Out

11/18/2014 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...

Tailgate On Bono's Airplane Detaches Mid-Flight

11/13/2014 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...

MTV EMAs 2014 Winners & Highlights

11/10/2014 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...

Florida Georgia Line Captures Their First No. 1 Spot On Billboard 200

10/23/2014 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...

5 Takeaways From U2's 'Songs Of Innocence'

10/20/2014 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...

U2's Bono Reveals Why He Always Wears Sunglasses

10/18/2014 10:37am EDT
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...

Jason Aldean Tops The Billboard 200: This Week in Music

10/16/2014 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...

Bono 'Sorry' For Forcing Free Album On iTunes Users

10/15/2014 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 ...

Florida Georgia Line Leads Albums To Check Out: This Week In Music

10/14/2014 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...

9 Rock Bands That Still Have Their Original Members

10/11/2014 1:00pm EDT
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...

Apple Creates Special Way For U2 Haters To Delete Free U2 Album

9/16/2014 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 ...

U2 Releases Surprise New Album During Apple iPhone 6 Event, Gives It Away For Free To 500 Million iTunes Customers

9/9/2014 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...

12 Greatest Opening Lines in Rock Music Ever!

3/27/2014 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...

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

3/4/2014 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...

8 Best Moments From The 86th Academy Awards

3/3/2014 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...

Oscars Performers To Include P!nk, Bette Midler, Pharrell & More

2/22/2014 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...