U2 announce “The Virtual Road” livestream series

Concerts from 2001, 1983, 1997 and 2015 will each be up for 48 hours only.

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U2 101: How Boy and Three revealed an early and vivid portrait of the band

We’ve launched a new yearlong project on U2, starting with their post-punk origins.

10 Essential ’90s Movie Soundtracks

Looking back at a soundtrack renaissance.

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Shut Up and Play the Hits: On Setlists and Song Retirement

Some songs live a second life, while some are never to be heard from again.

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The Top 100 Post-Punk Albums

100 albums that transformed punk into a dark, experimental art form.

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Greatest Hits: The best U2 songs

A career-spanning look at the Irish rock heroes’ greatest moments.

Watch Nick Cave, Bono, Sinead O’Connor pay tribute to Shane MacGowan

A long list of fellow legends pay tribute to the Irish musical icon.

U2 share new single “American Soul,” featuring Kendrick Lamar

New track is essentially an alternate version of “XXX.”

A brief history of out-of-touch musicians

When rock stars lose the plot.

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U2 announces The Joshua Tree Super Deluxe Box Set

Box set features a live show at Madison Square Garden, plus three discs worth of rarities.

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Fight the power: The Top 50 protest songs

As we face a not-so-peaceful transition of power, we assemble our songs of protest.

U2, The Weeknd, Chance the Rapper top Bonnaroo 2017 lineup

The xx, Car Seat Headrest, Major Lazer, Crystal Castles and more also performing.

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U2 announces The Joshua Tree 30th anniversary tour

Band to perform their classic album in its entirety.

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Left of the Dial, Top of the Charts: A new column on alt-rock radio

Nirvana’s ascent, and the Red Hot Chili Peppers bringing us all down.

10 Essential Albums produced by Brian Eno

Green worlds and oblique strategies.

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Treble Roundtable: Musical Disagreements

We talk about our musical disagreements with friends, spouses and colleagues.

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10 Essential Dublin Albums

A jaunt through the musical exports of The Fair City.

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Beyonce, Ryan Adams on list of 2015 Grammy Awards nominees

Haim, U2, Beck also make this year’s nominees, which continue to roll out.


U2 announce world tour

44 shows in 19 cities.

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New Releases: 9/30

Prince is back in the saddle and U2 is now Grammy eligible in 2015.