U2 answered our questions on Facebook and someone told the band to never release an automatically downloaded free album on iTunes ever again. Bono responded by saying, “Oops. I’m sorry about that.” Then he added, “I had this beautiful idea. We got carried away with ourselves. Artists are prone to that kind of thing. Drop of megalomania, touch of generosity, dash of self-promotion, and deep fear that these songs that we poured our life into over the last few years mightn’t be heard.” He concluded by saying, “There’s a lot of noise out there. I guess we got a little noisy ourselves to get through it.”
And they got through it by taking over our iTunes. I liked the idea of a free album at first, but every time one of their songs from Songs of Innocence comes on, I can’t hit FF fast enough. It was nice listening to it the first time around, but then it was like not another one of their songs on my iPhone, bloody iPhone. I guess you can say his beautiful idea is like one of the songs off of Zooropa. You know, Lemon.
Bono was on The Late Show tonight and David Letterman asked him meeting the late Sonny Bono. So the U2 singer told him about the time the two of them were riding in an elevator and when Cher’s ex-husband exited he said to him, “BTW it’s Bo-no, not Ba-no.” and the doors closed. I wonder what the humanitarian would’ve said to the politician if the doors didn’t shut?
Seriously that story is all types of awesome in so many ways! It is such a shame that we lost Sonny Bono as early as we did because there was so much he could’ve given us.
When I saw this picture of the U2 singer performing at Anaheim, I thought it proved his is Bono fide rocker. I think the picture just oozes coolness naturally. Seriously don’t you just love that photograph?
They tried to capture the rocker look for Tom Cruise in this promo shot for Rock of Ages, but it looks faked. Maybe Bono can show him how it is done!
Christina Aguilera was suppose to tour this summer, but yesterday her people announced that she has cancelled it. According to Reuters they said that it was due to her working on her album that comes out next month and her upcoming movie Burlesque that is out in November and she felt she needed more time to rehearse. They concluded by saying that she will announce new dates later on this year. My personal translation of the cancellation, tickets weren’t selling so that is why they cancelled the tour and that they are trying to find another name to add to the bill to help sales. I could be wrong.
While Christina needs more time to rehearse, Bono needs more time to recuperate after his emergency back surgery last week and U2 was forced to cancel their North American. U2’s website says the dates will be rescheduled for 2011.
Personal note: To my friends Joele and Matt, I am so sorry U2 cancelled I know you guys were really looking forward to seeing them…:(
U2 announced on their site that Bono underwent emergency back surgery after suffering an injury while rehearsing for their upcoming tour dates.
Bono has today undergone emergency back surgery for an injury sustained during tour preparation training. He was admitted to a specialist neuro surgery unit in a Munich hospital, and is under the care of neuro surgeon Prof. Dr. Jorg Tonn and Dr Muller Wohlfahrt. Bono will spend the next few days there, before returning home to recuperate.
Once his condition has been assessed further, a statement will be made regarding the impact on forthcoming tour dates.
So far they announced that their June 3rd will be rescheduled.
No word how the 50 year old singer injured his back, but I am picturing he either did it bending over to pick something up or having sex with his wife. Chances are it wasn’t either and it was something boring, but I will keep picturing my scenarios.
BTW I still can’t believe Glee called U2’s hit One that came out in 1991 Classic Rock. I am sorry, but songs under 20 years old are not Classic Rock.
U2 is beginning a week of performances on CBS’s David Letterman tonight, but before they even played their first note Letterman put them to work. NY was hit by a late snow storm yesterday and the late night host made them shovel his sidewalk. If I were U2, I tell him another 2 word phrase that has U in it…FU!
Hey you U2 fans Get On Your Boots because they will be spending a whole week performing on CBS’s The Late Show with David Letterman starting on March 2nd. The week is corresponding with the release of their delayed 12th album, No Line on the Horizon that comes out on March 3rd.
I really hope U2 asks Joaquin Phoenix to do a song with them! How hot would that be?
The long awaited U2’s album No Line on the Horizon finally got a release date after many delays. Their 12th studio album will be released on March 3. After almost 5 years of waiting since their last one, U2 fans have found what they are looking for in 2009! Hopefully it won’t disappoint!