U2

A rock nyc Christmas Playlist # 15 – U2’s “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)” Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | December 17, 2020

Bono’s despair builds and builds till he riffs on “baby, please come home” to the fade out.

Weekly New Music Quickie: 10-30-20 – 11-5-20

By Iman Lababedi | October 31, 2020

a very fast and refreshing drop

The Gigantic List Published By Rolling Stone: The 500 Greatest Albums Of All Time

By Alyson Camus | September 23, 2020

Was this list really worth the effort?

Bono Posts A New Song, ‘Let Your Love Be Known,’ For The Italians Who Inspired It

By Alyson Camus | March 18, 2020

the resilience of Italians who continue to sing ‘across rooftops’ as ‘an act of resistance’:

Be Here Now: New Albums 12-20-19 – 12-26-19

By Iman Lababedi | December 24, 2019

a mystical spirituality

The Most Googled Artists From 2004 To 2019

By Alyson Camus | April 29, 2019

Lady Gaga is the all-time winner with 31 months at the top

rock nyc’s Tenth Anniversary Celebration: U2 In Berlin July 18th, 2009 Photographed by Larry M Miller

By Larry M. Miller | February 12, 2019

This is the stadium that was opened by Adolf Hitler during the 1936 Summer Olympic

iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE Live, 2015 & 2018… limited edition double CD set

By admin | November 22, 2018

this one-off special release has been produced by the band especially for subscribers.

U2’s “Experience And Innocence” Tour At Madison Square Garden, Monday, June 25th, 2018 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | June 26, 2018

If they are such good Christians why don’t they act that way?

Live Through This: rock nyc’s Top Concert Picks 6-25-18 – 7-1-18

By Iman Lababedi | June 24, 2018

leaning very heavily on Experience

L.A. BURNING, WEST COAST CONCERT PICKS, MAY 14TH TO 20TH

By Alyson Camus | May 13, 2018

Peter Hook & The Light are at the Wiltern on Friday

US Top 10 Albums Through December 7th, 2017

By Iman Lababedi | December 11, 2017

Not to be trusted

Be Here Now: New Albums Reviewed 12-1-17 – 12-7-17

By Iman Lababedi | December 6, 2017

U2 make no concessions to haters such as me

The Early Bird: Top New Releases Reviewed 12-1-17 – 12-6-17

By Iman Lababedi | December 1, 2017

We are in the mood for earnestness

The Re-Edition Compulsive Theory

By Dorothy P. | September 10, 2017

have chosen this year to commemorate the 15th anniversary of “Turn one the Bright Lights”

U2 At Metlife, Wednesday, June 28th, 2017, Reviewed, Second Take

By Iman Lababedi | June 30, 2017

Missing a piece of the set

U2 At MetLife, Wednesday, June 28th, 2017, Reviewed

By Ken Davis | June 29, 2017

Stark Western landscapes

These Days: Wednesday, June 28th, 2017

By Iman Lababedi | June 28, 2017

One of the best stadium bands ever

L.A. Burning: West Coast Concert Picks, May 15th To May 21th, 2017

By Alyson Camus | May 13, 2017

Yes, Conor Oberst will play an acoustic mini-set at Amoeba

Bono Thanks Pence For Support Combatting AIDS In Africa

By Alyson Camus | February 20, 2017

‘That’s how we know you, and we really appreciate that.’

How Do You Get Great Seats To Your Favorite Musicians? You Don’t

By Iman Lababedi | January 12, 2017

Go Platinum

Here Is The Password For U2 Presale On Thursday 1-12-17 At Noon For June 28th Gig At MetLife

By Iman Lababedi | January 11, 2017

Yeah, you owe me

U2 Tickets Go On Sale For Their 2017 Tour… Is It Worth The Energy?

By Alyson Camus | January 9, 2017

getting tickets will probably be more epic than their show itself.

radio rock nyc

By Iman Lababedi | January 9, 2017

let’s stay true

When Bono Talks About Trump…

By Alyson Camus | September 22, 2016

Donald Trump is potentially the worst idea

Bono Wanted U2 Concerts To Be Broadcasted To The International Space Station

By Alyson Camus | August 27, 2016

Abedin was puzzled by this request

U2 To Break Up, Bono And The Edge To Continue Working Together

By Iman Lababedi | April 1, 2016

Please God don’t let them reform.

When Was The Last Time Music Blew Your Mind Away?

By Alyson Camus | December 8, 2015

When was the last time I was left speechless after a show? When was the last time I said it was mind blowing? I am not sure…

Will Eagles of Death Metal Finally Appear On Stage With U2 In Paris?

By Alyson Camus | December 7, 2015

‘Some people have been saying that Eagles of Death Metal will appear on stage with U2 tonight. This is not the case. We have another surprise guest planned for tonight’s show’

More Reactions From Musicians After The Tragedy In Paris

By Alyson Camus | November 24, 2015

‘Those people are so dumb. What for? Do you think it’s gonna be a heroic thing to kill innocent people? Assholes. Cowards.’

Bono And Yoko Celebrate Lennon’s Green Card Day At Ellis Island

By Alyson Camus | July 31, 2015

‘He didn’t sail across the Atlantic in an ocean liner or a yellow submarine. He didn’t come in on a third-class ticket looking for a job in Hell’s Kitchen. He didn’t climb up out of steerage with all his potatoes in a single suitcase. But John Lennon was an immigrant all the same.’

U2 At Madison Square Garden, Sunday, July 26th, 2015, Review

By Iman Lababedi | July 27, 2015

As for U2, they are going through the motions and letting the stage do their work for them and even so, when the song and the sound come together, tonight “I Will Follow”, “Sunday Bloody Sunday”, “Pride In The Name Of Love” and “Elevation”, they absolutely justify Tomas’ deep affection.

That Was The Week That Was: July 20th, 2015

By Iman Lababedi | July 27, 2015

Given the choice between giving U2 the benefit of the doubt, and just about anybody else the benefit of the doubt, I would undoubtedly go with anybody else… which doesn’t mean I’m right. For the eight nights at Madison Garden, still in mid-residency, U2 did many things better than they have before but is it enough? Meanwhile, Young Fathers were enough.

U2 At Madison Square Garden, Saturday, July 18th, 2015, Reviewed

By Ken Davis | July 20, 2015

The set combined a fair number of songs from the new album, Song s of Innocence, with a nice mix of hits and obscurities. Among the latter were the first live version of “October” in about 25 years, played on the small stage with only Edge on keyboards.

U2’s Setlist For This Weekend’s 7-18 – 7-19 2015 Shows At MSG

By Iman Lababedi | July 20, 2015

Ben Ratliff in the New York Times claimed “Bono delivered speeches, interior dialogues and eventually pitches for his anti-poverty and AIDS prevention organizations, ONE and (RED). But the concert was an achievement, integrated and sure-footed”

Let’s Active: rock nyc Concert Picks Week Of July 20th, 2015

By Iman Lababedi | July 18, 2015

The most anticipated concert of the year, even if, like me, you haven’t enjoyed much of anything they’ve recorded since 2000, even if that, seeing them in the relatively small confines of MSG is an honor. The last time I saw them at this venue,October 2001, the encore. “One” was accompanied by “a backdrop that scrolled the names of all the victims of the Sept 11 attacks, including lists of NYPD and NYFD casualties” (as Ben Walden put it). I’m going on Sunday and I can’t wait.

Another Study Showing The Decline Of The Music Industry

By Alyson Camus | July 6, 2015

But you know how bands always say they have to tour to compensate the fact they are not selling albums anymore? As you can see on this graph, the compensation is barely achieved. If you compare bands’ album revenue in the 80’s, today’s successful bands can hardly compensate by touring.

Why The Stones Will Always Be Cooler Than U2

By Alyson Camus | May 24, 2015

We’re on the verge of irrelevance. You have to make stuff relevant to you and where you’re at, make an honest account of what you’re going through. If that’s relevant to other people, great. But we don’t know.’ So why do U2 now think they could be relevant with this new music? Looking at their recent setlists they play a lot of these innocent songs, while the Stones play ‘Sticky Fingers’!

U2 Defend Their Tax Arrangements Once Again

By Alyson Camus | May 17, 2015

‘And we pay a fortune in tax. Just so people know, we pay a fortune in tax; and we’re happy to pay a fortune in tax, people should. But that doesn’t mean, because you’re good at philanthropy and because I’m an activist, people think you should be stupid in business and I don’t run with that.’

U2 Setlist For Second Vancouver Night 2015: Different But Not Entirely

By Iman Lababedi | May 16, 2015

The setlist hits me as better despite a surfeit from the current one. Both “Mysterious Ways” and “Better Than The Real Thing” remain, plus they finally roll out “One” (if missing one night since 2010 can be defined as finally).

U2 Opened Their Tour In Vancouver Yesterday, Here Is Their (First) Setlist 2015

By Iman Lababedi | May 15, 2015

Er, I love U2 live even if I can’t much take em on record but really… to evoke his childhood this way is to provoke nausea in most people. I get it though, it is like Smallville and wee little Bono is the Superboy dreaming of saving the world.

The Megalomania Of Bono

By Nikki Vee | January 8, 2015

He’s often said he doesn’t deserve the life he has and he is forever grateful for it. I’ve seen 26 shows and EVERY SINGLE TIME he’s thanked the fans for giving the band a great life. Bono knows and admits his megalomania. Without it, there is no U2.

U2 Causes Disruption In The Streets Of Belfast While Shooting New Video

By Alyson Camus | December 22, 2014

The band was filming the upcoming clip in Belfast last Wednesday and Thursday, and the residents have already labeled it as ‘disruptive’ and in ‘poor taste’… The Belfast telegraph reports that the filming was causing a lot of trouble

Bob Lefsetz Gets It Wrong Again

By Iman Lababedi | December 10, 2014

Is Bob Lefsetz as good as he thinks he is? I dunno, man, he is a bit of a twit. In the past two weeks he made demonstrably wrong claims. It is as though he makes the axiom, the axiom is right, and he ignores it when it doesn’t suit his purposes.

U2 Want Fifty Bucks For Their Presale Code At MSG

By Iman Lababedi | December 3, 2014

It is just bad news, it’s just nasty stuff, forcing people who can’t afford it to dig deeper is U2’s MO, they always do it and now they’ve done it again. Hell, even Taylor Swift gave the presale codes free to her fanbase, don’t U2 have enough money where they are forcing us to dig even deeper; U2 have only one thing to tell us: shut up and pay me. Innocence postponed.

U2 Minus One At Times Square For World Aids Day, Monday, December 1st, 2014, Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | December 1, 2014

Let’s give Bruce Springsteen this much at least: given the opportunity to release his inner Bono, to go to that place where low culture reaches high, he didn’t falter.

Ozzy Osbourne: 'That Bono Pisses Me Off!'

By Alyson Camus | November 22, 2014

I liked some of their earlier stuff, but to be perfectly honest, that Bono pisses me off. He’s made his name out of working with and talking about starving people in Africa. I don’t particularly like what he does. It’s phony

Medium Cool: The Week In Talk Show Guests 11-17-14

By Iman Lababedi | November 16, 2014

U2 are gonna spend the week on Jimmy Fallon, pushing the product no doubt. An album Songs Of Innocence, that is probably the best of the century and still not that great. In Rolling Stone, U2 make the case that they work and rework songs (deep into the ground) because they care so much. Unfortunately, any spontaneity whatsoever is completely destroyed by the years and years of work. Still, five days on Fallon, some of it should be worth the while.

U2' Bono Takes The Defense Of Spotify

By Alyson Camus | November 9, 2014

‘When people pick on Spotify: Spotify are giving up 70 percent of all their revenues to rights owners. It’s just that people don’t know where the money is because the record labels haven’t been transparent.

U2 Speaks, But Not To Us

By Alyson Camus | November 1, 2014

‘I think it goes in cycles, honestly, and I think that we’ve just been through a particularly low cycle point for guitar-based music, and electronic dance music has been kind of the focus’, he declared. ‘But I think it’s about doing something fresh and novel