Songs of Innocence: 3 Years Later

I love writing about U2 album anniversaries, and Songs of Innocence is no exception. Three years after U2’s surprise release of the long-awaited record fans have come to abbreviate as SOI (and as Ken Wong tweeted today, “Oddly the same day we learned about the existence of petty bitching about getting something for free”), what […]

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U2 Rose Bowl Reflections

One week after attending both U2 Rose Bowl shows (or LA shows, or Pasadena shows…whatever you prefer) – when the band has already been to two other cities and done a major TV appearance – why am I just now doing a write-up? Truthfully, because it took a solid week to recuperate. From Friday afternoon […]

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U2 Joshua Tree Tour Questions

A wise man once sang, “We thought we had the answers; it was the questions we had wrong.” This prompts me to ask, What are your questions as we enter the final waiting phase before tour liftoff? Mine include: Will Bono’s hair be closer to the color of an eggplant or a pumpkin? (Because the ladies are rooting […]

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Happy Record Store Day!

Some of us plan on visiting our local record store this weekend while others have no local record store to visit. Fortunately, we can all hear U2’s contribution to Record Store Day, the remixed Red Hill Mining Town with new Bono vocals, thanks to the magic of the Internet (and, in a late-breaking twist, Spotify). […]

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U2 Joshua Tree Anniversary Tour Rumors

There’s palpable excitement in the world of U2 right now, what with all the rumors, rumors of rumors and rumors of rumors of rumors – all of which could possibly be clarified in a press conference on January 9th, according to U2 Chile (which is yet another rumor). As a proud resident of Southern California, at least […]

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Thank You, Achtung Baby!

Someday I’ll write my full U2 story, as some of you have done so beautifully – but for right now, I’ll just write the part that involves Achtung Baby. Not just because it’s the 25th anniversary of this incredible album, but also because it’s the most important part of my U2 story. It’s the part […]

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