The Music Mix Music news, reviews, albums, concerts, and downloads

Tag: U2 (1-10 of 39)

U2 adds more dates to upcoming tour

u2.jpg

Not everyone wants U2 music automatically downloaded to their Apple device, but it looks like a lot of people do want to see the Irish band in concert: U2 just added 16 dates to their upcoming iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE Tour.

The additional shows will take place in Montreal, Chicago, Boston, New York, Amsterdam, Stockholm, Berlin, and Paris—all cities that already had at least two tour dates.

“We are going to try to have a completely different feeling from night one to night two,” Bono said in a statement, “and have some fun playing with the idea of innocence and experience.” READ FULL STORY

Sans Bono, U2 rises to the occasion for World AIDS Day

This Frankenstein’s monster of a benefit show shouldn’t have worked.

As part of World AIDS Day, U2 announced a surprise show yesterday afternoon: Times Square, 7:30 p.m., to be broadcast on YouTube and ESPN’s Monday Night Countdown. The Irish rock royalty—the same guys who implanted their most recent record into millions of iTunes libraries back in September—know high-stakes spotlights well, but Monday evening they were without iconic frontman Bono, who was injured last month in a bicycle accident.

Instead, U2 and Bono’s charity organization (RED) moved forward with an assemblage of top-notch artists that few would have envisioned sharing a bill, much less a stage. Dubbing themselves “U2 Minus 1,” the band invited Coldplay’s Chris Martin and Bruce Springsteen to fill Bono’s shoes, and recruited Carrie Underwood and Kanye West to give solo performances. Despite drearily persistent rain, the show didn’t disappoint. READ FULL STORY

Door falls off Bono's private plane mid-flight

A plane Bono was flying on Wednesday lost a door during flight to Berlin. Everyone on the private jet, Bono included, is fine.

“There can be many reasons for this incident,” Germout Freitag, an official from the German Federal Bureau of Aircraft Accident Investigation told ABC News. “Either something broke on the door or the door wasn’t closed properly. Those are the usual problems that occur.”
READ FULL STORY

Bono says glaucoma is the real reason he's always wearing shades

Bono is rarely, if ever, seen without his trademark sunglasses, but the U2 frontman hasn’t worn them to make a fashion statement or define his look—he has been treating his glaucoma.

READ FULL STORY

U2's new music video is basically the expanded version of that Apple ad

u2.jpg

You know that incessant Apple commercial starring U2 that you haven’t been able to get off your TV? The song’s called “The Miracle (Of Joey Ramone),” and U2 just released a music video for it. That’s right: The video clip that you’ve probably seen more times than any music video since MTV still played the things wasn’t the actual music video.

The “Miracle (of Joey Ramone)” video is just the latest U2 stunt in which the band blurs the line between promotion and performance, like that notorious U2 iPod that came loaded with their discography 10 years ago. That’s because the video is essentially the same Apple ad, but branded as a new music video. The color palette is different, but this expanded version shows Bono and co. dancing against the same plain background, with images of Joey Ramone superimposed on them. Sort of like how you can’t listen to Songs of Innocence without at some point recalling how it emerged from a corporate deal with Apple, you can’t watch this video without recalling that a nearly identical version of it was an actual commercial for the company.

Watch the video below.

Bono on U2's 'Songs of Innocence' auto-download: 'I'm sorry about that'

When U2’s latest album, Songs of Innocence, automatically showed up on thousands of peoples’ iTunes accounts, many were mad. Mad enough that Apple eventually had to make an entire website to help users easily remove the album from their Apple devices.

A month later, U2 is still getting backlash for the move and got a chance to respond in a Facebook interview where someone asked, “Can you please never release an album on iTunes that automatically downloads to peoples’ playlists ever again? It’s really rude.” READ FULL STORY

Apple launches website to help users delete U2 album from their iTunes

u2.jpg

If you have an iTunes account, you also have U2’s latest album, Songs of Innocence, in your music library—whether you like it or not.

Apple held an event last week where the company announced their new iPhone models and the upcoming iWatch, and where U2 showed up to debut their new surprise album. Turns out, Apple fans didn’t just get some cool news about gadgets that day: Anyone with an Apple ID got U2’s album automatically added to their device. And some people are not happy about that.

READ FULL STORY

Love it or loathe it? Two EW critics debate U2's new album 'Songs of Innocence'

u2

Yesterday, U2—easily the biggest rock band left on the planet—surprised everyone when they released their long-in-gestation new album for free.

Songs of Innocence was made available to everybody with an iTunes account, which allows most everybody who listens to digital music to hear it; a physical version will be out on October 14, at which point it will be eligible to chart.

After a solid 12 hours of digesting the record — their first since 2010’s generally disappointing No Line on the Horizon — EW music experts Kyle Anderson and Miles Raymer fired up their e-mail machines, and their critical judgment.  READ FULL STORY

U2 release new album 'Songs of Innocence' for free on iTunes

U2-iTunes-02.jpg

U2 will release their 13th album as a free download for iTunes subscribers, the band announced at today’s massive Apple event, where the Cupertino tech giant revealed its new iPhone models and Apple Watch. Actually, they already released it.

Apple CEO Tim Cook closed out the company’s annual mobile product unveiling by introducing a live performance by the Irish rockers and revealing that Songs of Innocence is now available on the iTunes Store as a free download to anyone with an account on the service. With an estimated 500 million users already signed up, it could quite easily become U2’s biggest record to date.

 

Eat the Beat: The tastiest songs about food

With the release of her new album Food last week, singer and Le Cordon Bleu-certified chef Kelis has gone from “Milkshake” to full-on smorgasbord — tracks on the album include “Jerk Ribs,” “Cobbler” “Friday Fish Fry,” and “Biscuits n’ Gravy.”

But she’s hardly the first artist to find her muse on a menu. Place your order below—and stream our full food playlist (minus a few songs that weren’t available on Spotify; apologies to fans of both Pumpkins and egg-based condiments): READ FULL STORY

Latest Videos in Music

Advertisement

From Our Partners

TV Recaps

Powered by WordPress.com VIP