Tuesday, 31 January 2012

From The Sky Down with behind the scenes on iTunes

Who has access to iTunes you can buy a special version of "From The Sky Down ." Buying the Apple player, comes with the documentary and other behind the scenes cut from the film sold on DVD / Blu-ray.

You can purchase by clicking HERE.


Source: u2br

The Edge, the band's high-tech, participate in WholeWorldBand

The site Hotpress reported that  Edge will participate in the application wholeworld Band , which allows users to create music with other musicians and music fans around the world, both in audio and video.

According to the site, a series of important artists such as The Edge, Ron Wood (Rolling Stones) and Gavin Friday are currently creating performances for WholeWorldBand and will be sending or collaborating on new tracks existing in the near future.

The proposed WholeWorldBand (Full Band in the World, in translation) is to get musicians and music fans around the world to contribute and combine a series of performances on video or audio, including his own, from the application library, to create your own line-up of favorite bands.

Monday, 30 January 2012

40th anniversary of "Bloody Sunday"


"Bloody Sunday" is the term used to describe a massacre in Derry, Northern Ireland, in which 14 protesters were killed and 26 wounded, occurred on January 30 1972, when the 1st Battalion of the Parachute Regiment of the British army broke up a peaceful demonstration for civil rights and against the government of Northern Ireland. Of the fourteen deaths, six were minors, and one was wounded and died months after the incident. All five victims were unarmed and were shot at them from behind. The demonstrators were protesting against the policy of the Irish government summarily arresting people suspected of terrorist acts. This policy was directed against the Irish Republican Army, the IRA, an underground organization fighting for the separation of Northern Ireland from Great Britain and later union with the Republic of Ireland.


After "Bloody Sunday", the IRA has won a huge number of volunteers, giving even greater force to this guerrilla group. In memory of that day, was made the song Sunday Bloody Sunday! in 1983, the Irish band U2.


Two investigations were conducted by the British Government. The Widgery Tribunal, held in the aftermath of the event, largely exonerate the British soldiers and officials from liability, but was criticized by many as a "whitening" of the incident, including the former chief of staff Tony Blair, Jonathan Powell. The Saville Inquiry, established in 1998 to analyze the events again (chaired by Lord Saville of Newdigate), is expected to report in late 2009.
The Irish Republican Army (IRA) started its campaign against Northern Ireland being a part of the UK for two years prior to Bloody Sunday, but perceptions of the day boosted the status of recruitment and the organization greatly.
Bloody Sunday remains among the most important events of the Troubles in Northern Ireland, mainly due to the fact that it was carried out by the army.

                                

Source: Wikipédia

Sunday, 29 January 2012

Bono appears on video of the 10th anniversary of the Global Fund

The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria is completing 10 years, and Bono could not fail to give a few words. Check this out!

                        

In January 2012, the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria celebrates the end of its first decade and look to the next. The Global Fund has contributed to significant improvements in health and development in the last decade: In ten years, millions of people received treatment for AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria, that otherwise would have died.

U2 concert is elected the best of Super Bowl

Another prize for the huge list that U2 already has. This time, the show held at halftime of Super Bowl was elected the best of all has been made. It was in 2002, with all the sadness of 9 / 11 U2 was able to bring emotion and message of peace on two songs. First the band played the album The MLK Unforgattable Fire (1984) and last played, which in my opinion is the best song of all time, Where the streets have no name. The most exciting was that the band was behind a curtain where the names of the victims of the attacks were shown.

           

The vote of the best shows at halftime of Super Bowl was made by site nbcnewyork.com.

Saturday, 28 January 2012

Blame it on Bono: Wenders has U2 to thank for Oscar-nominated 3-D dance doc

It was Wim Wenders’ eureka moment: sitting in a theater in 2007, he slipped on a pair of black plastic 3-D specs and settled back to watch his buddy Bono in the giant screen concert film, U2 3D. And suddenly, everything became clear – he knew how to make his long-discussed documentary about internationally renowned choreographer Pina Bausch.
 “I had been debating with Pina for 20 years about this film, and stalling for time, and hesitating,” explains Wenders . ”I just didn’t know how to do it. I had huge reservations about filming dance, not because of the beauty of dance -- but because I felt my craft was inadequate. The tools couldn’t really do justice to the life experience.... And so, for twenty years, Pina and I had this running gag going. Each time we’d meet she’d ask, `Well, do you know now?’

Friday, 27 January 2012

Pitt credits U2's Bono with helping his philanthropy

Brad Pitt has credited Bono with giving him humanitarian advice which helped him become the man he is today.

In a candid new interview with The Hollywood Reporter, the movie star admits he "sought out" the U2 singer after a visit to Morocco made him realise just how severe poverty was in certain areas of Africa.
The life-changing trip forced Pitt to "get off the couch" and join Bono and the other celebrities who attempt to make a difference in the world.

He says, "I sat down with him a few times and got involved in some of the stuff he was doing."

And Pitt reveals it was shortly after that he met his current partner Angelina Jolie on the set of Mr & Mrs Smith.

He adds, "That may have been one of the things that brought us together. Certainly, I've met very few people more dedicated than she is.

"She is always studying issues, daily. She has such compassion for the people she works with."

Friday, 20 January 2012

Announced the tracks from the "U22"

After the vote and hopes, the list of songs that will be on the album "U22" were announced by the band's official website:

        

1. Bad 
2. Where The Streets Have No Name
3. Magnificent
4. One
5. Ultraviolet
6. Even Better Than The Real Thing
7. With Or Without You
8. Beautiful Day
9. City Of Blinding Lights
10. The Unforgettable Fire
11. I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
12. All I Want Is You/Love Rescue Me  
13. Moment Of Surrender 
14. Until The End Of The World 
15. The Fly
16. One Tree Hill 
17. Stay (Faraway, So Close)
18. Walk On
19. Zooropa
20. Elevation
21. Out Of Control
22. Mysterious Ways


The sequence of the songs may not be exactly the one shown above, the site says, and there is no release date yet, but certainly in the coming weeks we will have more information.

Wednesday, 18 January 2012

Music of U2 in court

The producers of "Spider-Man," whose soundtrack is composed by Bono and The Edge of U2, are suing the former musical director, Julie Taymor, who accuse the show have created a "madman."

Michael Cohl and Jeremiah Harris claim that Taymor declined to make changes when things started to go wrong, forcing the actors to do many stunts, some of which resulted in serious accidents.

Taymor, who left the show on Broadway in March, had already sued the production due to royalties that allegedly had not been paid.

Tough at first, "Spider-Man" turned out to be the Broadway show ticket revenue more in one week: two million and 300 thousand euros, only nine performances.


Tuesday, 17 January 2012

Bono performs in African festival amid terrorist threats

Bono, lead singer of U2, stood in the Desert Festival in Timbuktu, Mali. However, terrorist threats have kept the public away from the musical event.
According to the Daily Telegraph, Bono appeared at the opening night of the festival.

The fame of the rocker was not enough to revive the event, which was an important festival for World Music, attracting thousands of spectators. This year, approximately 300 paying visitors attended.

Saturday, 14 January 2012

Antonio Fins: U2 Bono's quote on Santorum cautions about typecasting

A quote from US lead singer Bono about Rick Santorum is sure to run some heads, and debunk some myth-making.

Now that Rick Santorum has emerged from obscurity to spotlight, it's time for everyone to dig back to learn more -- if not dig up dirt -- on the latest shooting star in the Republican presidential primary.

Friday, 13 January 2012

Second part of interview with U2.Com:''New Music''will shock people

Second part of our exclusive interview with Bono and Edge, where they talk about how the music scene is changing, give some hints about what is happening in the studio amazed at U2360 º recall and reflect on last play at Glastonbury.

"I will never forget walking to the sound of 'Space Oddity' by David Bowie every night in our space station ... and then take off!"

2011 also saw the death of Steve Jobs, was not a musician but someone who helped make the music for everyone.

Thursday, 12 January 2012

What few people know: U2 almost ended by creating "Achtung Baby"!

Of course you know Achtung Baby. Well, at least I presume so. If you do not know is living on Saturn because he walked in the last thirty years or, worse, are too lazy to get out of his "musical comfort zone" and explore one of the most impressive records in the history of contemporary music.

But there is a review of the record that I write here. My business is to tell the stories that few people know about this work. Although he had not yet entered the journalistic field - at that time in the early 90s, I was just a dentist - my enthusiasm for music led me to follow as closely as possible what happened. And this included - and it includes - to understand the reasons why the band to record some discs. And the story behind the recording of Achtung Baby is one of the most fascinating ...
Rarely seen and heard a group dive into a process of reinvention and emerge with a work so powerful, but that all happened, so many were the mishaps that journey that almost cost the end of the band. If this had happened, the reason would be the same as always: to such "artistic differences".

Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Congressional delegation visits Africa

At ONE, we have learned that there is no substitute for seeing firsthand the progress occurring in Africa in the fight against extreme poverty and deadly diseases. So we were excited that a distinguished Congressional delegation (CODEL) visited Ghana and other African countries this week to see the progress being made thanks to smart, effective U.S. investments and the hard work of Africans on the ground. The delegation included U.S. Senators Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina), John Thune (R-South Dakota), John Barrasso (R-Wyoming), Mike Johanns (R-Nebraska), Kay Hagan (D-North Carolina), Richard Burr (R-North Carolina), and Representative Kay Granger (R-Texas).
According to Senator Graham’s office, the delegation assessed “the impact of U.S. sponsored counter-terrorism programs and projects relating to health, economic development, and strengthened trade relationships with African nations.”

Tuesday, 10 January 2012

Melbourne group Temper Trap inspires U2's Bono

BONO has cited Melbourne band the Temper Trap as an inspiration on the new U2 album.

Temper TrapTalking on the U2.com site to fans, Bono said the band was working on three albums with different musical directions.
"Something really exciting is that finally the rock band is melting into clubland and experimenting with sounds that are not normally deemed authentic for the rock band - synthesizers, experimental sounds - which you can hear in an album by the Temper Trap," Bono said. "That's exciting, a new hybrid."

The Temper Trap, whose hit Sweet Disposition was compared with the sounds of U2, has been recording its second album, due for release mid-year, in LA and London.

Source: Herald Sun

Monday, 9 January 2012

Tribute to U2 big show at the Hard Rock Cafe

They spent a few minutes to 23:00 when "Beautiful Day" began a wonderful musical evening at the Hard Rock Cafe Lisbon. Despite the many similarities to the super-media Irish band, 2U were to assume the responsibility to interpret the greatest successes of the group led by Bono. And early on we saw that all the hard work had to be successfully accomplished.

Bono and the Edge talk U2.Com:''We are working on three albums''

To start off the year 2012, published U2.com subscribers an exclusive interview with Bono and Edge! They paint a picture in the music scene in 2011 and the stakes for this year.

But best of all is the end! Bono confirms that they are still working on three albums, including "Songs of Ascent" - given as 'dead' last year.

Click "Read More" to read the full story, livrevente translated into Portuguese.

'The most interesting things will end up being those who have a certain duality, a certain internal argument going on inside you that is certainly what is happening with Bon Iver, with Florence and the Machine and The Black Keys.'

Saturday, 7 January 2012

[NEW VIDEO] DVD U2 360º AT AZTECA STADIUM NIGHT II (COMPLETE SHOW)

Well, friends. Now put my video of the U2 concert on 14 May 2011 in multicam, Mexico. But I ask for excuses if it is not already in good quality, because I just picked up youtube videos and edited. I swear I looked for the best possible and that's what I found. I tried my best and I hope that my project please all of you, my only intention is to bring happiness to fans of U2. Do not sell this show for several reasons: I do not have authorization from the images, for each video I downloaded to compose this montage was without the consent of their owners. I hope you accept it if a video that appears in this edition is yours, do not use it for anything else. Well that's it. Hope you like it, enjoy, and especially comment. A big hug to all and good show.

               

U2 and the Rolling Stones moved to the Netherlands for tax reasons

World-renowned artists such as U2 and the Rolling Stones moved in recent years substantial parts of its assets to the Netherlands for tax reasons.

The sale of 56 per cent stake in Jeronimo Martins by its principal shareholder is a Dutch subsidiary, announced this week, brought to public debate the question of Portuguese companies who move to the Netherlands.

Friday, 6 January 2012

Below the Paradise there is another paradise.

I just wonder how these guys did it. Lots of envy.


             

U2’s Bono & The Edge Celebrate Record-Breaking Sales for "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark"

The Broadway musical Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark brought in some big bucks over the Christmas holiday, shattering the record for the highest single-week gross of any show in Broadway history with a total gross of $2,941,790.20. U2’s Bono and The Edge, who wrote the music for the show, were excited to hear the news. “What a fantastic bit of news to kick off 2012,” Bono and The Edge said in a joint statement. “It just goes to show that you can't keep a good superhero down. We are raising our glasses to our indefatigable cast and crew, and the theatre-goers who watch them every night.  Broadway is a very special place, we love being a small part of it.”

Monday, 2 January 2012

Sunday, 1 January 2012

Bono is almost arrested by police in Dublin

Bono was doing his festive busking to raise funds for the homeless when a Dublin police tried to stop it. The U2 leader reddened by the police officer did not recognize the person most emblematic of his country. The problem was solved once and Bono even found it funny. An announcement of the One Campaign was banned from British television in October for claiming breach of public law.