The New U2 Song “Soon”

Here's the new U2 song: "Soon" … [Read more...]

Get on your boots.

This June, as I get in line for my second encounter with the U2360 tour, fans will be enjoying the DVD of their Rose Bowl show. Here's the trailer... … [Read more...]

Remake and Hum

The prolific French director Patrice Leconte made a wonderful movie called Man on the Train several years ago about a professor and a bank robber who trade lives for a day.A Canadian remake is now underway starring Donald Sutherland and...wait...really? … [Read more...]

World Cup 2010

I've never been a soccer fan.But this preview just might make me one... … [Read more...]

“A Long Obedience in the Same Direction.”

It's a Nietzsche quote. The essential thing 'in heaven and earth' is . . . that there should be long obedience in the same direction; there thereby results, and has always resulted in the long run, something which has made life worth living. It's the title of a Eugene Peterson book on "the Psalms of Ascents".And if Bono gets his way... … [Read more...]

Will U2′s “Songs of Ascent” Blast Off in June?

Members of U2 are talking again. … [Read more...]

Is U2 stealing the title of their next album from another singer?

In short, it appears so.Bono has declared that U2's next album is called Songs of Ascent.With that in mind, it's worth taking note of this: http://bit.ly/1735Tl"Every artist is a cannibal, every poet is a thief," Bono once sang. And it's true. No harm done here. U2's been paraphrasing and expanding on the Psalms their entire career. Why stop now? … [Read more...]

Browser: Zbignew Priesner. Jeff Buckley. Bruce Cockburn’s “Slice O Life.” Bob Dylan. U2. Tauntaun. Tom Hanks.

1. Start your day with a quick dose of Zbignew Priesner, my favorite film music composer. Here's a track from A Short Film About Killing, from Kieslowski's Decalogue.2. Another random musical surprise: M. Ward links to a recorded telephone conversation with Jeff Buckley, who sings Bob Dylan's "I Shall Be Released" over the phone at about the 4-minute mark.3. The Matthews House Project has a long, in-depth look at the amazing Bruce Cockburn and his new double-live solo CD Slice O … [Read more...]

Browser: U2 speaks. Filmmakers & Critics Pick Favorites. Buddy Miller.

Here's one of the best U2 interviews I've seen, filmed in Fez.It's not a very *professional* interview -- the interviewer asks redundant questions and keeps getting interrupted. But the band seems relaxed, in good humor, and full of surprising answers. You'll find out who Larry Mullen Jr.'s favorite band (besides U2) really is. And you'll find out what "Get On Your Boots" really about. Biggest surprise: The call to prayer begins in the town behind them, and the band chooses to stop the … [Read more...]

U2 Medium, Rare + Lillywhite!

UPDATE: Here's Steve Lillywhite talking about No Line on the Horizon at NPR.If you're a U2 fan, you're in for a treat. Fan club members will receive a two-disc set of rarities called U2:Medium, Rare and Remastered.Here's the track listing: … [Read more...]


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