U2 Rocks Sarajevo

It was the fulfillment of a promise made two years ago. Back in 1995, Bono visited Sarajevo just weeks after the Bosnian war ended, and pledged to return with the band. Tuesday night at Kosevo stadium, he kept his word. An estimated 50,000 people from all over the war-ravaged country paid $18–with all profits going […]

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U2 Launches Microsoft Web Site

MSN (the Microsoft Network) and U2 have announced the launch of the Irish band’s first official Web site, http://www.U2popmart.msn.com. The site will bow this Friday with “Pop Invasion,” a live one-hour Webcast where U2 fans can hear a live interview with the band while viewing digital photos. The continuously updated site, which is produced by […]

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U2: A Year in Pop

HOLLYWOOD (Variety)–ABC joins U2’s project mesh with a low-key infomercial to launch PopMart, the Irish band’s world tour that kicks off Friday in Las Vegas. The bulk of the show is essentially a study of the premise that U2 rose to the top of the rock world and, in the nineties, has effectively reinvented itself […]

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U2 Explains Its New Sound

Pop, U2’s long-awaited next album–and the band’s first in almost four years–guarantees a new sound. Lead singer and songwriter Bono, his trademark long hair now closely shorn, reveals to the L.A. Times that the album is actually a melding of two distinct musical directions. “We liked the tendency in England toward pop songwriting in the [traditional] way […]

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