Category Archives: U2

Bono, the Red Campaign, and Advanced Capitalism

By now everyone has heard about Bono’s latest “Red Campaign” to raise awareness and money for AIDs relief in Africa. It’s been everywhere — in the news, and more importantly, on Oprah (if you haven’t heard about it yet, then … Continue reading

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New U2 “Best Of” Album Coming

According to cmj.com, U2 will be releasing a “Best Of” album this November 21st. Proceeds from the album will go to Music Rising, a campaign created by U2 guitarist the Edge that aims to raise money to replace musical instruments … Continue reading

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30th Anniversary of U2’s First Meeting

According to Neil McCormick’s book Killing Bono: I Was Bono’s Doppelganger (MTV, 2004; Buy from Amazon.ca | Buy from Amazon.com) today is the 30th anniversary of the first meeting of the guys that would eventually form the band U2. Paul … Continue reading

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theotherblog on U2’s War

There is an interesting post on U2’s third album, War (1983; Buy from Amazon.ca | Buy from Amazon.com) over at theotherblog. If you are a U2 fan, it’s worth a gander. Tags: Popular Culture, U2, War

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New U2 Single Released!

I mentioned the rumours that U2 was heading into the studio this fall here. As it turns out they released a new single already! Check it out here. (HT Looking Closer) Tags: News, Popular Culture, U2, Bono, New single

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Need ONE Shirt?

Bono is one of a number of celebrities who are getting behind a new “ONE” t-shirt. Proceeds from the sale of the shirts will benefit the battle against AIDS, extreme poverty, and bring fair trade to the country of Lesotho … Continue reading

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U2 by U2

Since I am on this U2 kick, I figured I would highlight a forthcoming book release. It will be released on September 26, 2006. U2 and Neil McCormick, U2 by U2 (HarperEntertainment, 2006). Pre-order from Amazon.ca | Amazon.com Here is … Continue reading

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Addendum to U2 Spiritually Significant Songs: The First Time

I was chatting with a Ken Ristau today and he wondered why “The First Time” (Lyrics; from Zooropa 1993; Buy from Amazon.ca | Amazon.com) wasn’t on my list of spiritually significant U2 songs. I was dumbfounded since we were talking … Continue reading

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My Top 10 12 Spiritually Significant U2 Songs

I’ve been on a bit of a U2 kick lately (what else is new, you may ask!). Here’s a cute story to illustrate: the other day my family and I went to pick up my oldest daughter from summer camp. … Continue reading

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Bono Interview by Bill Hybels

If you are a U2 fan, you may also be interested in my recent post, “My Top 10 12 Spiritually Significant U2 Songs.” I was lucky enough to catch the interview with Bono Friday (11 August 2006) at the Willow … Continue reading

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