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U2 to Release New Music on Black Friday

U2 will release their first new music since 2009's 'No Line on the Horizon' as part of Black Friday's Record Store Day on Nov. 29.

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25 Years Ago: U2 Debut ‘Rattle and Hum’ Film

During the last week of October 1988, U2‘s anticipated concert movie ‘Rattle and Hum’ was released in their native Ireland. It would premiere in the U.S. on Nov. 4. The feature-length film, which was preceded by a double album, captured the band on tour across America during their breakthrough run for 1987’s ‘The Joshua Tree.’

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U2 Unveil New Song ‘Ordinary Love’

U2 have been taking their time putting together the follow-up to their most recent studio LP, but thanks to the upcoming film 'Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom,' fans starved for new music have been blessed with a long-awaited appetizer.

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25 Years Ago: U2 Cover Dylan and the Beatles on ‘Rattle and Hum’

A hybrid project that boasted gutsy live reworkings of tracks from their smash album 'The Joshua Tree,' cover songs honoring Bob Dylan and the Beatles and nine new cuts, U2's 'Rattle and Hum' tried to be everything to everybody. It didn't quite get there.

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30 Years Ago: U2′s ‘Under A Blood Red Sky’ Red Rocks Show Takes Place

30 years ago, on the night of June 5, 1983, a half-capacity crowd risked inclement weather to congregate at scenic Red Rocks Amphitheatre, situated outside Denver, Colorado, and witness, unbeknownst to them, one of the critical events in the inexorable rise to stardom undertaken by Irish rockers U2. The event was later immortalized on the seminal live album, ‘Under a Blood Red Sky.’

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Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King [VIDEO]

April 4th 1968, "They took your life but they couldn't take your pride!" In the name of love, what more in the name of love? Always admired the fact Bono sang sweetly of Dr. King.

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The Killers, Depeche Mode and Others Cover U2′s Entire ‘Achtung Baby’ Album

To mark the 20th anniversary of U2‘s ‘Achtung Baby,’ The Killers, Depeche Mode, The Fray and other notable artists have contributed to a start-to-finish reinterpretation of the classic album.

‘AHK-toong BAY-bi Covered,’ also featuring a remix of U2′s original version of ‘Even Better Than the Real Thing,’ will be included in Q magazine‘s 25th anniversary issue, which hits newsstands October 26.

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Sweaty Tracy Morgan Sings U2′s ‘With or Without You’ at Fashion’s Night Out [VIDEO]

This would never happen under Liz Lemon’s watch: ’30 Rock’ actor Tracy Morgan attended a karaoke party hosted by Valentino during Fashion’s Night Out, where he performed a heartfelt rendition of U2′s ‘With or Without You’ while sporting a sweat-soaked t-shirt.

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U2′s Bono Goes to Hospital for Routine Checkup, Not Chest Pains

Last year, Bono‘s emergency back surgery in Germany had the U2 fan base worried about his welfare.

There was an entirely different kind of concern for Bono over the weekend, when reports circulated that he was treated for chest pains last week at a hospital in Monaco. U2 fans can rest easy, though: It was just a routine checkup, according to a spokeswoman for the 51-year-old singer.

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Boyce Avenue Covers U2′s ‘With or Without You’ [VIDEO]

If you've never heard of Boyce Avenue, then you are definitely missing out. This YouTube sensation sticks to a pretty simple formula - take a song everyone loves and perform it acoustically. Pretty simple, right? Not necessarily. If you've spent any time on YouTube then you know that terrible renditions of popular songs are a dime a dozen. What sets Boyce Avenue apart is the fact that they actually sound good. Well, they aren't actually good. they are great. Check it out.

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U2 Leads 2011 Worldwide Tour Grosses
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U2 Leads 2011 Worldwide Tour Grosses

Classic rock artists may not get much love on top 40 radio anymore, but that doesn't mean no one's listening to their music. Quite the contrary.

According to Pollstar's mid-year report of worldwide concert grosses, some of the most popular tours of 2011 are being led by older rock acts.

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Bono Brings Blind Guitarist From Crowd Onstage at U2 Concert [VIDEO]

Adam Bevell is a huge U2 fan. He's been to a dozen of the Irish band's concerts, and danced with his wife to U2 favorite 'All I Want Is You' during their wedding.

The 32-year old father of four is also blind. At the U2 concert in Nashville, Tennessee he attended last Saturday he held up a sign advertising his services as a "blind guitar player."

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