Wednesday, October 09, 2002
Bono and Chris Tucker's trip to Africa earlier this year is the subject of tonight's MTV Diary, which airs at 10 PM ET/PT. Bono, Tucker and U.S. Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill visited several African nations this past May to get a first-hand look at how the continent is dealing with the AIDS epidemic, and how U.S. aid is being utilized. They were also accompanied by two college students. The show follows their journey.
A Baltimore Sun review of the show says, "you'll be impressed with how much information, context, point of view and compassion can be packed into 60 enlightened minutes of non-fiction television."
posted by Michael Ball 9:56 AM
Thursday, October 03, 2002
BONO NAMED MOST POWERFUL MAN IN ROCK
Bono is rated the most powerful man in music, according to a poll of top industry executives to be published next week by Q mangazine, Reuters reports. Bono topped the list due to his heavily involvement with issues such as AIDS research and Third World debt relief. Placing second behind Bono, Doug Morris, head of Universal, which owns Interscope Records, U2's label.
posted by Michael Ball 11:20 AM
Wednesday, October 02, 2002
U2 BY MAIL
The Irish Postal System has announced it will begin taking orders for their Irish Rock Stars stamp set on October 10. The stamps honor U2, Van Morrison, guitarist Rory Gallagher, and Phil Lynott, lead singer of Thin Lizzy. @U2 reports that international orders will be accepted online or by mail.
posted by Michael Ball 8:23 AM
RAMONES TRIBUTE PUSHED BACK
Release of the Ramones tribue, "We're a Happy Family," has been pushed back to Dec. 24. The album includes U2's cover of "Beat on the Brat."
posted by Michael Ball 8:20 AM
U2 GETS 4 NODS FOR MTV EUROPE AWARS
U2 was nominated for four MTV Europe Music Awards this week. The groups was nominated for Best Group, Best Rock act, Best Live Act, and the Web Award (for U2.com).
The 2002 MTV Europe Music Awards will be held in Barcelona, Spain, on November 14.
posted by Michael Ball 8:19 AM
Saturday, September 28, 2002
JOSHUA TREE TAKES ROOT AT NO. 4 ON RS TOP 100
The Johsua Tree was named the No. 4 greatest album of all time as six U2 albums placed on Rolling Stone magazine's Readers 100 great records of all time. More than 23,000 RS readers voted for their top 10 albums. The votes were tabulated to for the final results. Here are the six U2 albums chosen, their standing on the list, and the "essential track" picked by RS for each. (Beatles' "Revolver" was No. 1)
4. Joshua Tree - "Running to Stand Still."
10. Achutng Baby - "One"
15. All That You Can't Leave Behind - "Elevation"
49. War - "Sunday Bloody Sunday"
53. The Unforgettable Fire - "Pride"
70. Zooropa - "The Wanderer"
posted by Michael Ball 5:41 PM
TOO SEXY FOR HIS ....?
Bono was named the No. 17 sexiest artist on VH1's countdown of the 100 Sexiest Artists of all time.
posted by Michael Ball 1:11 AM
Thursday, September 19, 2002
U2 LIVE GET UPDATE IN 2003
An updated edition of U2 Live: A Concert Documentary is to be published next year, Hot Press reports. The authoritative guide to U2's concert history was originally written by Pimm De La Para, who died earlier this year. The book will be updated by Caroline van Oosten de Boer, who wrote a book about Gavin Friday, and possibly other writers as well. The book is published by Omnibus Press.
posted by Michael Ball 3:10 PM
ELECTRICAL STORM MAKES CHART DEBUT
"Electrical Storm" debuted on this weeks' Billboard Hot 100 singles chart at No. 77
posted by Michael Ball 3:07 PM
Tuesday, September 17, 2002
ROCK HALL TO SHOWCASE U2
The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports today that the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame will open a special U2 exhibit in January or February of 2003. The hall says it has already secured about 25 pieces of clothing, dating back to Red Rocks, and some instruments. The rock museum hopes to also exhibit some of Bono's handwritten lyrics. U2 is eligible for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004, 25 years after the release of the U23 EP.
posted by Michael Ball 7:24 PM
LIKE A ROLLING STONE
Bono joined the Rolling Stones on stage Monday night in Chicago to lend his vocals to the Stones' "It's Only Rock and Roll." A Rolling Stone fan site, cited by @U2, has a picture of Bono on stage with Mick Jagger.
posted by Michael Ball 7:18 PM
BACK TO THE TOP
U2 is set to appear on the BBC's "Top of the Pops" this weekend, on Friday and Sunday, and is expected to perform their new single, "Electrical Storm," which hit U.S. radio at the end of August. The video is now airing on MTV and VH1. For U.S. cable or satellite viewers, the show airs on Monday and Friday at 6:30 p.m., with repeats throughout Friday, on BBC America.
posted by Michael Ball 7:15 PM
Monday, September 09, 2002
RAMONES TRIBUTE PUSHED BACK
The release date of the Ramones tribute album, "We're a Happy Family," has been pushed back one week to Nov. 12. The album features Ramones songs performed by U2, Garbage, KISS, Metallica and others.
posted by Michael Ball 10:39 PM