***Official U2 Appreciation Thread***

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  • thefixer9thefixer9 Posts: 9,376
    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110617/ap_ ... evelopment

    A story about a Edge side project.
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  • normnorm I'm always home. I'm uncool.Posts: 31,112
    U2 is planning to re-issue both Achtung Baby and Zooropa later this year, according to the new issue of Rolling Stone magazine (with Katy Perry on the cover). Author Brian Hiatt writes that the two albums are "likely" to be released separately along with a deluxe box set that will include both albums and additional audio/video from the Zoo TV era. Says U2 manager Paul McGuinness:

    "There will be multiple formats. If you pile a lot of extra material and packaging and design work into a super-duper box set, there are people who will pay quite a lot for it, so you can budget it at a very high level and pump up the value."

    Last month in Winnipeg, U2 simultaneously rehearsed for its Glastonbury performance and shot an Achtung Baby documentary with direct Davis Guggenheim. The Rolling Stone article mentions the documentary, but doesn't specifically say that it will be part of the Achtung Baby/Zooropa package.

    Rolling Stone also reports that U2 is working on an app "for the iPad and other tablets that could be involved with the releases."

    The article says the re-issued albums will be released "this fall," but gives no specific date.

    http://www.atu2.com/news/u2s-achtung-ba ... stone.html
  • Newch91Newch91 Posts: 17,560
    norm wrote:
    U2 is planning to re-issue both Achtung Baby and Zooropa later this year, according to the new issue of Rolling Stone magazine (with Katy Perry on the cover). Author Brian Hiatt writes that the two albums are "likely" to be released separately along with a deluxe box set that will include both albums and additional audio/video from the Zoo TV era. Says U2 manager Paul McGuinness:

    "There will be multiple formats. If you pile a lot of extra material and packaging and design work into a super-duper box set, there are people who will pay quite a lot for it, so you can budget it at a very high level and pump up the value."

    Last month in Winnipeg, U2 simultaneously rehearsed for its Glastonbury performance and shot an Achtung Baby documentary with direct Davis Guggenheim. The Rolling Stone article mentions the documentary, but doesn't specifically say that it will be part of the Achtung Baby/Zooropa package.

    Rolling Stone also reports that U2 is working on an app "for the iPad and other tablets that could be involved with the releases."

    The article says the re-issued albums will be released "this fall," but gives no specific date.

    http://www.atu2.com/news/u2s-achtung-ba ... stone.html
    Hmm... :think:
    :mrgreen:
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  • rick1zoo2rick1zoo2 between a rock and a dumb placePosts: 12,612
    norm wrote:
    Says U2 manager Paul McGuinness:

    "There will be multiple formats. If you pile a lot of extra material and packaging and design work into a super-duper box set, there are people who will pay quite a lot for it, so you can budget it at a very high level and pump up the value."

    great. sounds expensive.
  • kenny olavkenny olav Posts: 3,312
    The claw thing is too much.
  • thefixer9thefixer9 Posts: 9,376
    kenny olav wrote:
    The claw thing is too much.

    Or not enough.
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  • Newch91Newch91 Posts: 17,560
    "Stay" could quite possibly be their most underrated song.
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  • thefixer9thefixer9 Posts: 9,376
    Newch91 wrote:
    "Stay" could quite possibly be their most underrated song.

    Have not heard that one.
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  • Newch91Newch91 Posts: 17,560
    For the people that criticize Bono:

    http://www.savethechildren.org.uk/en/15918.htm
    Bono at Glastonbury
    Tax campaigners are planning protests against Bono at Glastonbury tonight. Here Save the Children's chief executive Justin Forsyth thanks Bono for his contribution to fighting poverty.

    Friday 24 June 2011

    When U2 take the stage at Glastonbury this Friday some will be protesting against Bono and the band's decision to run a part of their business affairs from Holland.

    The protesters are part of a rich tradition of campaigning at Glastonbury. The festival supported Jubilee 2000 and Make Poverty History along with international activists like Graca Machel, Desmond Tutu, Bono and Youssou n'Dour, and these campaigns achieved great things with the help of the tens of thousands of music fans. Glastonbury-goers should feel proud that their support has given 46 million more African kids the chance to go to school, amongst many other achievements.

    Tax is a critical issue in the fight against poverty and it is vital individuals and companies pay tax. But whatever you think about U2's tax decisions, and they would argue that the nature of their business is global and they pay many different kinds of taxes all over the world, this issue shouldn't overshadow Bono's contribution to fighting poverty.

    Bono's critics should not forget one very simple fact: the U2 frontman has been the lead player for over 20 years in getting the fight against poverty pushed to the top of the political agenda. In fact, I'll go further: the world would be a worse place without Bono and his campaigning.

    Not that long that long ago the rich and powerful didn't even listen to our arguments. Cancel third world debt? Impossible. Universal access to HIV treatment. A pipe dream. Free education and health care for the poorest. You're joking.

    Although there is still terrible poverty and injustice, the bigger picture is that in the last 20 years unbelievable progress has been made in saving mums and children's lives, getting children into school and improving their life chances. Debt has been cancelled, aid quality and quantity increased, though not enough, and some trade rules changed. And these policy changes have helped African citizens help themselves deliver life-saving and life-changing results. Bono has been instrumental in making these changes happen.

    He has made fighting poverty his life mission, with a unique style of campaigning which brings together unlikely combinations of politicians, from left and right, harnessing the power of music, celebrities and academics.

    Working with Tony Blair and Gordon Brown during Make Poverty History I saw Bono's persuasive powers in action. At key moments in the negotiations he pushed President Bush and other leaders to go further than they wanted. Just before the Gleneagles G8 in 2005 he came into No10, met with the key negotiators from each country, and after laying out the hard facts gave them a stirring talk, asking them how they will want to be seen by their grandchildren in years to come - as leaders who changed the world or who missed an historic opportunity.

    He combines the charisma of a rock star with the technical ability of a policy wonk. The man who sings anthems to stadiums can also argue the intricacies of debt relief with an IMF economist. He has been a at the forefront of the campaign whose idealism and vision captured the hearts of millions

    Bono's work is as relevant as ever. This week he was in Washington DC fighting to stop cuts to malaria and AIDS programmes, continuing to push for aid, even as some rich countries try to retreat from their moral obligations to the world's poorest. He has long championed the cause of Aung San Suu Kyi and she thanks him and U2 fans for this on his recent tour. He has recruited hundreds of thousands of people to fight for cheap vaccines that will save millions of children's lives from preventable illnesses like diarrhoea and pneumonia. He has also campaigned against corruption in the oil and gas sector that deprives Africans of development funds. He lives and breathes the cause of justice.

    Standing up for aid and development takes guts, especially in these tough times. Bono is in the vanguard in that battle. Let's not forget that.
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  • PoncierPoncier Posts: 8,136
    norm wrote:
    speaking of bad...got up at 4 in the morning to watch this

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2zIW8qDPhos
    I remember spending the entire day watching Live Aid (being on the opposite coast from you fortunately didn't have to rise at 4AM)

    I also witnessed this in person:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EvGpWksgEI8
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  • normnorm I'm always home. I'm uncool.Posts: 31,112
    The Edge: U2, Bono have not evaded taxes

    The recent letter to the editor entitled, "Senator Cardin's affection for Bono's foundation is indefensible," (July 7) by Simon Moroney contains so many inaccuracies that it is pointless to attempt to correct them all.

    But the most serious inaccuracy is the totally false and possibly libelous accusation that U2 and Bono have, by moving a part of their business activities to Holland, been involved in tax evasion.

    For the record U2 and the individual band members have a totally clean record with every jurisdiction to which they are required to pay tax and have never been and will never be involved in tax evasion.

    Contrary to what Mr. Moroney writes, Ireland is, thankfully, not bankrupt.

    Had he bothered to contact the Irish Ministry of Finance, as did Spin magazine journalist Steve Kandrell for his March 25th 2009 feature on U2, he would have discovered that they have no problem with U2 basing some of their business activities in Holland.

    "People complained at the time," says Owen Durgan of the Ministry of Finance. "But we have companies moving here from the rest of the EU, so it all evens out. We wouldn't make an issue of it."

    Furthermore, since he is a federal worker, it might interest Mr. Moroney to know that U2 and its members have paid many, many millions of dollars in taxes to the United States Internal Revenue Service over the years.

    I hope that his fears of an Obama tax increase affecting him personally turn out to be as unfounded as his statements about U2's tax affairs and Bono's ONE campaign.

    The Edge

    The writer is a member of the band U2.

    http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/opinio ... 4714.story
  • Newch91Newch91 Posts: 17,560
    Gotta love The Edge. Thanks for posting norm! Finally, someone who actually knows about U2's business shuts everyone who has criticized them for the tax move.
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  • thefixer9thefixer9 Posts: 9,376
    Newch91 wrote:
    Gotta love The Edge. Thanks for posting norm! Finally, someone who actually knows about U2's business shuts everyone who has criticized them for the tax move.

    :thumbup:
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  • Newch91Newch91 Posts: 17,560
    Bono and Edge will be on Letterman on Monday.
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  • thefixer9thefixer9 Posts: 9,376
    Newch91 wrote:
    Bono and Edge will be on Letterman on Monday.

    Being interviewed?
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  • Newch91Newch91 Posts: 17,560
    thefixer9 wrote:
    Newch91 wrote:
    Bono and Edge will be on Letterman on Monday.

    Being interviewed?
    Yep. They don't know about performing, yet.
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  • thefixer9thefixer9 Posts: 9,376
    Newch91 wrote:
    thefixer9 wrote:
    Newch91 wrote:
    Bono and Edge will be on Letterman on Monday.

    Being interviewed?
    Yep. They don't know about performing, yet.

    Ok, sweet! Thanks for letting me know Chris! :mrgreen:
    Tres Mts- 3/16/2011
    Eddie Vedder- 7/16/11
    Brad- 4/21/12 (RSD Performance), 4/27/12, 8/10/12
    Flight To Mars- 5/23/12
    RNDM- 11/27/12

    PEARL JAM- 12/6/13 I have finally seen Pearl Jam live!
  • Newch91Newch91 Posts: 17,560
    No problem.
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    "Becoming a Bruce fan is like hitting puberty as a musical fan. It's inevitable." - dcfaithful
  • PoncierPoncier Posts: 8,136
    Must be promoting Spiderman Turn off the Safety. :mrgreen:
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  • thefixer9thefixer9 Posts: 9,376
    Poncier wrote:
    Must be promoting Spiderman Turn off the Safety. :mrgreen:

    :lol: :mrgreen:
    Tres Mts- 3/16/2011
    Eddie Vedder- 7/16/11
    Brad- 4/21/12 (RSD Performance), 4/27/12, 8/10/12
    Flight To Mars- 5/23/12
    RNDM- 11/27/12

    PEARL JAM- 12/6/13 I have finally seen Pearl Jam live!
  • normnorm I'm always home. I'm uncool.Posts: 31,112
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  • Newch91Newch91 Posts: 17,560
    norm wrote:
    scaled.php?tn=0&server=738&filename=5og7.jpg&xsize=480&ysize=480
    :lol: Nice. I might watch it online tomorrow morning.
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  • rick1zoo2rick1zoo2 between a rock and a dumb placePosts: 12,612
    it's definitely worth watching. Good interview, great song.
  • washedinblack91washedinblack91 Posts: 3,044
    i can't believe i missed it!!! i totally forgot it was on :( how can i watch it?
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  • Newch91Newch91 Posts: 17,560
    i can't believe i missed it!!! i totally forgot it was on :( how can i watch it?
    http://www.cbs.com/late_night/late_show ... GEc3Ek3qhU
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  • washedinblack91washedinblack91 Posts: 3,044
    Newch91 wrote:
    i can't believe i missed it!!! i totally forgot it was on :( how can i watch it?
    http://www.cbs.com/late_night/late_show ... GEc3Ek3qhU
    THANKS! :D
    PJ: 9/29/04, 5/12/06, 5/13/06, 6/22/08, 6/24/08, 6/25/08, 6/27/08, 6/30/08, 10/30/09, 10/31/09, 5/18/10, 5/20/10, 5/21/10, 9/3/11, 9/4/11, 10/18/13, 8/7/16
    eV: 8/4/08, 8/5/08, 6/21/11
    SG: 10/4/08<-- MET STONE!!!
  • Black DiamondBlack Diamond Posts: 25,087
    Going tonight! :D
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  • g under pg under p Surfing The far side of THE Sombrero GalaxyPosts: 17,343
    One of my top 5 favorite U2 songs EVER....Drowning Man

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L0ildQ6MXdQ

    Peace
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  • Newch91Newch91 Posts: 17,560
    g under p wrote:
    One of my top 5 favorite U2 songs EVER....Drowning Man

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L0ildQ6MXdQ

    Peace
    Very underrated. Time to break that one out!
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    "Becoming a Bruce fan is like hitting puberty as a musical fan. It's inevitable." - dcfaithful
  • Newch91Newch91 Posts: 17,560
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