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Prepare Your iCloud: U2’s Next Album is Already 70 Percent Complete

Will it be as self-proclaimed “punk rock” as the iCloud method? Only time will tell.

7 hours ago

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U2 Become Eligible for 2015 GRAMMYs by Releasing Limited-Edition ‘Songs of Innocence’ Vinyl

The vinyl creeps in just in time for the GRAMMY deadline of Sept. 30.

09/30/2014

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U2 Reveal Official Album Cover to ‘Songs of Innocence’

As the band explains on their website, the photograph on the cover is the band’s drummer “protecting his 18-year-old son.”

09/26/2014

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Yes, We Like Your New Direction: 10 Artistic ‘Left Turns’ That Worked Out

In some cases these albums actually helped create new paths for the artist going forward; at other times they were more of an interesting diversion. But in all cases, these ten albums stand the test of time and are satisfying listens no matter what the context.

09/25/2014

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Bono: ‘No One Has Deleted More U2 Songs in the Last Five Years Than the Members of U2′

“And people feel like, ‘Not them again!’ But it is us again, and we’ve brought the tunes and we can play ‘em.”

09/19/2014

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U2 is Working on Another Surprise Project With Apple

U2 giving away their album for free via iTunes isn’t the only surprise project the band has in store for fans. It’s not even the only surprise project they have in the works with Apple.

09/19/2014

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Bono Calls U2’s Surprise iTunes Album Release ‘Punk Rock': ‘Annoy People and Get in Their Faces’

Just to be clear, Bono knows how invasive it was to drop his surprise album in your iCloud — but that was the point. In an interview this morning, the U2 frontman opened up about the band’s release method.

09/18/2014

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Bono, Liam Neeson Have Been Screenwriting a Film Together

If you wake up with an unexpected movie on your iCloud over the next few weeks, you’ll know who’s to blame.

09/17/2014

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Sharon Osbourne Says U2 Gave Away ‘Mediocre Music’ for Free Because ‘No One Wants to Buy It’

The always outspoken Osbourne matriarch is not impressed by U2’s move, in case you were wondering.

09/17/2014

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Watch Fall Out Boy Help You Delete the New U2 Album

The band will take the problem off your hands. Literally.

09/17/2014

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Watch U2 Make ‘Songs of Innocence’ in Behind-the-Scenes Footage

“These songs were always destined,” Bono said in voiceover narration.

09/15/2014

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How to Download and Delete the New U2 Album

Even though the album is free on iTunes, many users found U2’s surprise release difficult to access. Here’s how to get it (and get rid of it).

09/10/2014

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U2’s New Album Won’t Be Considered for GRAMMYs, Billboard Albums Chart — Yet

The RIAA have not yet made a statement on if they will certify the U2 album with gold or platinum status that includes the free downloads of this album.

09/10/2014

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U2 Release New Album ‘Songs of Innocence’ for Free on iTunes

Apple’s big day was complemented by a big release from one of the biggest bands in the world.

09/09/2014

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U2 Denies Report Their New Album Will Help Launch iPhone 6

The band has let it be known that they’re not springing their 13th album as part of the upcoming Apple campaign for the next iPhone.

09/04/2014

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U2 Album Still Rumored for 2014, Featuring Multiple Big-Name Producers

Will they or won’t they release an album this year? That’s the question U2’s fans have been asking for months.

08/19/2014

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