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  1. YOU WANT ANSWERS? I WANT THE TRUTH!  YOU CAN'T HANDLE THE TRUTH!  The truth is, I have all the U2 questions that fans want to ask the band.  They're posted at U2radio.com.


    How can you find time to do that? lol

    You got so much creativity.


    Actually it was not today, but it was last Friday.

    Joe, who lives in the U.S., asked me to join to his class and explain a little bit about Brazil to his students.

    Tech is great!! Via skype I could talk to him and be in contact with americans students.

    And all of this because we met each other through U2 and Zootopia.

    It was amazing!!

    really cool fernanda


    how did it go?



    It was very nice.


    Joe said my English was good.


    And the kids asked me some funny questions. I enjoyed a lot!

  3. Actually it was not today, but it was last Friday.

    Joe, who lives in the U.S., asked me to join to his class and explain a little bit about Brazil to his students.

    Tech is great!! Via skype I could talk to him and be in contact with americans students.

    And all of this because we met each other through U2 and Zootopia.

    It was amazing!!

  4. Ryan Tedder talks about his work in the U2's next album:


    As for U2, he says he’s worked on their long-delayed 13th album as a late addition in a production capacity. He’s not writing with them. “Bono is without question the single-greatest modern-day lyricist out there,” he says. “I hear it on the new stuff too — just phenomenal. When I started OneRepublic, U2 were up there as a frame of reference. I use Bono’s lyrics as a how-to guide for being the lead singer in a band. I have the utmost respect for their fans and I would never in a million years try to capitulate to where modern radio is at.”



    The full article - London Evening Standard

  5. OK, more than a week after the panic. It's been very quite since. Bono's in Dingle, Edge and Larry in London.... The album is in...... And where's Adam? OK official statement of the band within a week?


    The official statement was reported in The Guardian and Hot Press. It's all we got.


    "A spokesperson for the band has dispelled claims that the album will be delayed until 2015: U2’s album is planned for this year, is still on track and touring plans haven’t been confirmed yet.” 


    It's an interesting reading.

    There are a lot of trash and ridiculous articles around there but I thought this is nice. It's really a new world and we (U2) have to think that our relationship with music is different now, specially among young people.

    However I don't think they have to change their style... only to adapt a little bit more. And for me it's also a management issue, not only about music indeed. I know there are a lot of pressure to be always the best band in the world but first they must be happy with their work (that's the most important thing) and then be 'relevant' - using this famous word - to us, loyal fans. Of course it's wonderful to be the greatest band in the world with a tour like 360 but you don't need to be huge like that every time. 3 millions of legal downloads is bad... come on!

    I agree this new album is like a test and they don't want to make any mistake. I like what it's written about Larry too, he's the one who tries to keep feet in the ground, more realistic.

    I think they just need to listen to their hearts.

  7. A spokesperson for U2 could not be contacted last night.  I love this !!!


    Sorry, but in this case I think they're right. This is a tabloid.



    Today from Hot Press:


    U2 deny album delay and split reports


    U2 have officially denied reports that they’ve pushed back the release of their new album to 2015 and claims that surfaced in certain tabloids that they’re on the verge of splitting.


    There’s been no big statement, just the relaying by a spokesperson to Hot Press that, “The U2 album is planned for this year. It’s still on track and touring plans haven’t been confirmed yet.”


    More: http://www.hotpress.com/news/11218941.html



    Someone is playing with us....


    U2 album still 'planned for this year'

    Amid rumours that the band have halted work on the new album, a spokesperson has confirmed that U2 are on schedule for the 2014 follow up to No Line on the Horizon




     Without a Band/O'Seary statement...right now the situation is even more confusing.



    "Everything we know is wrong"  :unsure:

  9. Brian sorry to read that.

    I understand the anger of those who DONT WANT to wait (but probably will), I understand the anger of those who WONT wait (anymore), but most of all I understand those who CANNOT wait. Thats probably the most sad side of the story.

    Lets hope there might something turn out of U2 for you in a sudden or unexpected way against those rumours, any way, take care!


    And you brought it down to the point... most of all u2.com is one of the worst sources for news in the net. Nowadays it should be the number one source, with the management providing some official kind of statement.


    We all know that we should believe in the news that are only on U2.com. The thing is... U2.com never said anything about new album's date. But U2 members talked to Rolling Stone, Billboard... generally with the all press. That's the problem because we believed in them and it seems they changed their minds. So I don't blame U2.com. If it was not official they shouldn't have talked to the press about it. Sorry guys - I love U2 more than myself - but I think they made a mistake and that's why we're all disappointed now. In a few words, I see a "communication problem" here.


    It seems it's true.


    Photo of U2 studio from Paul Epworth



    I am really tired of those nonesaying "hints" in photos anymore.... really tired, I am afraid I start to loose faith in the whole thing.



    When I saw this photo I felt some relief but then I found out that Larry was spotted in a restaurant in NYC last night and we know Bono was in Dublin yesterday for the European People's Party. So they're not actually in the studio right now.


    Is Paul Epworth working alone or only with Edge? It's hard to know without an official statement. But I think if they're not together at this moment, Billboard should be right... we won't get a new album so soon.  :(

  11. That is true and I understand that the longer you've been an artist, the harder it can be to come up with new ideas.  But to let go of the excitement that the fans have right now is in bad form, especially with the teasing of 2 albums and first it was last year, then this Spring, then this Summer, now next year. 


    And all the publicity with Ordinary Love and Invisible... Golden Globes, Superbowl, Jimmy Fallon, Oscar. It'd be perfect to take advantage of all these things to promote the new album and tour this year.

    But just like Mac said every week we got a different news so it's been hard to understand what's really going on with U2 right now.

    More expectations, more disappointments. That's what I learnt.

  12. Bono: "The Irish people bailed the Irish people out".

    The U2 frontman has been addressing delegates at the European People's Party congress in Dublin


    Bono has told delegates at the EPP Congress in Dublin that the Irish people, and not the Troika, bailed-out the country.
    In an address to delegates from the European People’s Party at the Convention Centre in Dublin, the rock star said that the Irish people wite themselves into every story and praised the European project, declaring: “I love Europe.”
    But he said that it was not the Troika that instigated the economic recovery, saying: “I think it was despite the Troika. The Irish people bailed the Irish people out”.
    "Though he added: "Capitalism can be a great thing, I should know."
    He reserved praise for European leaders and also mentioned the Labour party and President Michael D Higgins, saying that “real leadership has cost them real votes”.
    He praised the “modesty” of Taoiseach Enda Kenny and joked: “I find it hard to tell the Taoiseach to his face of my gratitude, as he has told me to mine that he prefers Bruce Springsteen to U2.”
    The singer, whose real name is Paul Hewson, praised the Irish people for their strong support for overseas aid despite the crisis and hit out “extremist nationalism” describing it as an “equal opportunity hate – the victim is Europe”.
    He also said that a financial transaction tax, the so-called Robin Hood tax, was a good idea and part of European values, urging that it be implemented.
  13. No U2 Album, Tour until 2015


    The media blitz U2 has enjoyed during the first two months of 2014 has been virtually unrivaled - unless you're maybe Pharrell Williams and his Vivienne Westwood hat. Since mid-January, the band has performed at the Golden Globes, the premiere of "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" and the March 2 Academy Awards; appeared on the cover of The Hollywood Reporter; and starred in a Super Bowl commercial funded by Bank of America and (RED) that debuted the track "Invisible."


    Such momentum certainly signaled a proper return to music and touring was in the cards for U2 in 2014. The group had been diligently working with producer Danger Mouse (aka Brian Burton) on an album still described as "unfinished" in mid-February to The Hollywood Reporter. Billboard has confirmed with multiple sources, however, that the album has now been pushed back until 2015, with the band recently scheduling additional sessions with producers Ryan Tedder and Paul Epworth. (Danger Mouse remains onboard as the project's central producer.) "It seems to be taking longer for them to finish an album as they get older, but the great thing about U2 is that the whole of a record is always better than the sum of its parts," says a source close to the project. "That magic that the band always seems to capture ... they have yet to capture it."
    While an Interscope representative maintains that with a release date never announced the album shouldn't be considered delayed, Billboard has learned that a tour initially on track for a mid-March announcement and September start date, booked by Live Nation's Global Touring division, will now begin in summer 2015. Delays are nothing new in the world of U2 - the band's 360° Tour, itself set back with postponements related to the making of 2009's No Line on the Horizon, went on to become the highest-grossing tour of all time, with more than $737 million in receipts from three legs in 2010 and 2011, according to Billboard Boxscore. Live Nation, which declined to comment for this story, would of course always love to have U2 dates on the books for any given year. But at best, the band would only have been on the road in the fourth quarter, and any dates that would have happened in 2014 will be made up next year. (Live Nation Entertainment had a record year in 2013, even without top-grossers U2 or Madonna on the road, reporting a whopping 19 percent increase in concert attendance and total revenue up 11 percent to $6.4 billion.)
    No one has struggled more with U2's living legacy than Bono himself, who's spoken about the next album (U2's 13th) and its many challenges in recent years. At a September 2011 press conference at the Toronto Film Festival, Bono, 53, feared the band was "really close to the edge of relevance," noting "there's a giant chasm between the very good and the great, and U2 right now has a danger of surrendering to the very good." He reiterated those sentiments to The Hollywood Reporter in February when he noted that "to be relevant is a lot harder than to be successful." Such remarks were no doubt prompted in part by 2009 album No Line on the Horizon's disappointing sales figures, which at 1.1 million units in the United States were a third of 2004's How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb (3.3 million) and a fourth of 2000's All That You Can't Leave Behind (4.4 million), according to Nielsen SoundScan.
    And U2's first two new tracks since No Line on the Horizon, though never officially touted as singles, have both gotten off to relatively quiet starts. "Ordinary Love," the Oscar-nominated song composed for Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, has sold 115,000 copies, peaking at No. 99 on the Billboard Hot 100 and No. 45 on the Digital Songs chart for the week ending March 2. "Invisible," initially launched through the Super Bowl, was downloaded for free 3 million times globally as part of a 24-hour campaign with iTunes, (RED) and Bank of America, thus making those downloads ineligible for Billboard's charts. The song has since started picking up steam at radio, peaking at No. 28 on the Alternative airplay chart and No. 15 on Rock Songs, with sales of 64,000 copies to date.
    Teaming with current hitmakers like Tedder and Epworth, both key players in Adele's best-selling 21, would appear to be U2's play to take a step back from the "edge of relevance," as Bono said. As does tapping Guy Oseary to take the day-to-day reins of management while longtime manager Paul McGuinness goes into semi-retirement. (Live Nation acquired Oseary's Maverick Entertainment and McGuinness' Principle Management in November for a reported $30 million.)
    Tedder, a previous U2 tourmate with his band OneRepublic, told Billboard in October that the current success of his group's spiritually minded "Counting Stars" was in line with the thoughts Bono shared with him about U2's approach to songwriting. "He said, 'I feel a responsibility to actually write and sing about things that have a level of human gravity to them,'" Tedder recalled, adding, "I have a feeling I'll be around [bono] a lot more in the coming years."  
    From: Billboard
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