December 21, 2008

U2 News


Bono has been awarded the "Man Of Peace" prize by the Nobel peace laureates for his work in tackling African debt, poverty and disease. Meanwhile, according to the Wall Street Journal (citing regulatory filings and sources) the band have moved to sell 1.6 million shares in Live Nation for $19 million as part of their $25 million 12-year deal with the promoter they signed in March.

U2 have announced that their 12th studio album, No Line On The Horizon, will be released on March 3rd via Interscope. The band were recently in London shooting a video for the first single.

(taken from the 80's Nut Newsletter)

7 comments:

bob_vinyl said...

March 3rd, huh? I wonder how fantastic the new record will be. It's almost inconceivable that they'll release a stinker (I say almost, because of Zooropa, which just shows they can make mistakes).

Starrlight said...

It's up for pre-order on Amazon as well. 5 different versions including a vinyl set.

bob_vinyl said...

Thanks for the tip. I just pre-ordered the vinyl.

Starrlight said...

No problemo. I am bouncing back and forth on which to order. Bomb was just eh for me. I liked individual songs but the entire thing just didn't gel for me.

And Zooropa a mistake? I completely agree. To me it is one of their weakest outside of a few songs. Everyone slams POP and love Zooropa and for me it is exactly the opposite.

bob_vinyl said...

Yeah, I think after Achtung, everyone was afraid to say anything bad about U2, but the album was experimentation gone wrong. "Stay" was a good song and it seems to me there was another on there that I could stomach, but overall, it was terrible. I guess Pop took the heat for it though, which isn't fair because it's a really good album with at least a handful of downright great songs. It also had the cold Euro-pop image still, but it's a pretty intimate album.

I liked the last two albums, because I enjoyed hearing them get back to being a rock band. Neither is perfect, but both rank high with me.

They keep re-inventing themselves, so I wonder where this one will go. I'd really be shocked if they goofed.

Starrlight said...

Yeah Gone is one of my all time favorite U2 songs although Bono sure was not feeling so perky on that puppy. Oh and Staring At The Sun is right on up there for me as well.

Stay is the best song on Zoo although I have to say I love Lemon. Bono singing in his "fat black woman voice" just slays me. Numb was good too. Other than that, not so much. Babyface had potential but kinda went nowhere.

Starrlight said...

I should add that All That You Can't Leave Behind I LOVE. It is one of my favorite of their albums. Bomb had some really great songs, City of Blinding Lights being my favorite but it just didn't mesh for me.

It was one hell of a tour though. They were awesome. Hard to believe that was 4 years ago!

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