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U2’s Second Bite at the Apple

Speaking via Billboard, Bono revealed they are working on a new interactive digital music file format which will encourage fans to buy albums again.

"I think it’s going to get very exciting for the music business," he said, adding that the project will be "an audiovisual interactive format for music that can’t be pirated and will bring back album artwork in the most powerful way, where you can play with the lyrics and get behind the songs when you’re sitting on the subway with your iPad or on these big flat screens. You can see photography like you’ve never seen it before."

According to TIME magazine, Bono hopes that less well-known artists and others in the industry who can’t make money from live performance in the way that U2 does will benefit.

- See more at: http://www.independent.ie/entertainment/music/music-news/u2-have-another-new-album-and-project-with-apple-in-the-works-30599894.html#sthash.N9XEwxfu.dpuf

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U2 Community Expands

We have something brand new for our U2TOURFANS social media properties coming very soon. Be sure to be following our Facebook page for more information. 

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Who the F is U2 ?

Some snotty nose kid from St Louis just screamed out “Who the F is U2” because on they are over packed can not handle another download, iPhone they just auto downloaded the complete album.

The boys from Dublin released their album to Apple and they pushed it right out the door to over 500 million iTunes customers free of charge.

Apple fans that had carefully curated their music collections were confused and dismayed when U2 appeared, in poltergeist-like fashion, in their libraries.

The Guardian released this little gem for those that could care less about U2

  1. Make it the basis of an ice bucket-style charity challenge, in which you film yourself having the songs unceremoniously dumped into your ears, to raise awareness of whatever Bono is bleating about at the moment.
  2. Section off a room in your house and pipe the album into it, which you can probably do nowadays via Wi-Fi or something, on a continuous 24-hour-a-day loop. You can then use this as a sort of “sonic naughty step” for your children.
  3. When you are feeling low or uninspired, simply take a moment to look at the Songs of Innocence icon and its play count of zero, and remind yourself that things could always be worse.
  4.  Use it as a legal justification to mercilessly troll Bono across all major social media platforms. He may not want to receive your annoying, offensive material, but, hey, he started it.
  5. Use one of the standout songs, assuming there is one, as a custom ringtone for incoming calls from anyone you don’t like.
  6. Use it as a conversation starter with other iPhone 6 owners in social situations. If you have both heard it, you should be able to get a good half an hour to an hour about how ghastly it is and how it actually sounds nothing at all like Kraftwerk.
  7. Suggest to Apple that if it can do this with a U2 album, then it should be able to provide exclusive access to things we actually need, such as Candy Crush Saga ripoffs and promotional codes for Millie’s Cookies.
  8. See if you can, via a Twitter campaign, persuade one of the other mobile phone giants to attempt a similar endeavour with someone actually half-decent.
  9. Have the compositional notes to all the songs printed on rice paper, and then track down Apple CEO Tim Cook so you can literally forcefeed Songs of Innocence back to him.
  10. Listen to it all the way through, several times, before forming a … Ha ha ha! Only kidding!

Meantime hard core fans are screaming when is the tour going to start ? Ah can’t please everyone.

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Songs Of Innocence (Behind the Scenes)

In the two minute clip, Bono opens up with some rather prophetic statements about the band’s new work. “These songs were always destined,” he’s heard to remark as they tune up instruments. “But rather than it being paint by number where it’s very disciplined and prescribed. I always think of the zen artists – they spend all their time mixing the ink.

And it’s those last few minutes where those gestures are recorded. That’s the way all our albums go.”



The video depicts the band’s tight space, playing with hard guitar lines, different vocal styles and discussing how imagination and art work together.

And even though the studio looks like a rather poorly lit place, rest-assured Bono doesn’t lose his sunglasses.

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