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25 Jan
2012


U2 have just released the documentary, From The Sky Down on DVD, Blu-Ray and video download with bonus interviews and performances. The film documents the history of the band up through the making of the pivotal 1991 album, Achtung Baby.

Early in 2011, the band returned to Hansa Studio in Berlin to discuss the making of Achtung Baby with Academy Award winning director Davis Guggenheim (It Might Get Loud, Waiting for Superman, An Inconvenient Truth).

Originally screened as part of BBC’s Imagine Series across the UK last October, the film was also the first ever documentary to open the prestigious Toronto International Film Festival.

Twenty Years after the release of U2′s Achtung Baby, Guggenheim charts the path toward this groundbreaking album. Guggenheim uses animation and unseen footage from Berlin and Dublin alongside conversation to reveal what is now a key chapter in U2′s career.

“In the terrain of rock bands – implosion or explosion is seemingly inevitable. U2 has defied the gravitational pull towards destruction…this band has endured and thrived. From The Sky Down asks the question why,” says Guggenheim.

The trailer for From The Sky Down can be seen here: http://youtu.be/TQ0Zhqb8Qgw.

Wanna win the DVD? Just email us tapcontests@gmail.com (with the subject: FROM THE SKY DOWN GIVEAWAY!) with your name and we’ll email you back if you win! (Winner must have a US mailing address). Good luck!

05 Jan
2012


U2 are set to release the documentary From The Sky Down on DVD, Blu-Ray and video download on January 24th, 2012 with bonus performances and interviews. The film documents the making of the band’s landmark 1991 album Achtung Baby.

Early in 2011, the band returned to Hansa Studio in Berlin to discuss the making of Achtung Baby with Academy Award winning director Davis Guggenheim (It Might Get Loud, Waiting for Superman, An Inconvenient Truth).

Originally screened as part of BBC’s Imagine Series across the UK last October, the film was also the first ever documentary to open the prestigious Toronto International Film Festival.

Twenty Years after the release of U2′s Achtung Baby, Guggenheim charts the path toward this groundbreaking album. Guggenheim uses animation and unseen footage from Berlin and Dublin alongside conversation to reveal what is now a key chapter in U2′s career.

“In the terrain of rock bands – implosion or explosion is seemingly inevitable. U2 has defied the gravitational pull towards destruction…this band has endured and thrived. From The Sky Down asks the question why,” says Guggenheim.

The trailer for From The Sky Down can be seen here: http://youtu.be/TQ0Zhqb8Qgw

Pre-order From The Sky Down on DVD or Blu-Ray

04 Dec
2011


U2′s Achtung Baby ranks among our top ten albums of all time (we don’t remember the rest but we’re sure that there’s some Foo Fighters and Nirvana in there. Oh and the Pulp Fiction and O Brother Where Art Thou? soundtracks). Recently, a deluxe edition was released of Achtung Baby to commemorate its 20th anniversary. The deluxe 2 CD set of Achtung Baby contains the reissue of the original album and a disc of b-sides and rarities. We’re giving this away to ONE lucky reader!

Just email us tapcontests@gmail.com (with the subject: U2 ACHTUNG BABY DELUXE!) with your name and your favorite U2 song. We’ll email you back if you win! (Winner must have a US mailing address). Good luck!

Track listing is as follows:
CD DISC 1 – ACHTUNG BABY ALBUM
1. ZOO STATION 4:36
2. EVEN BETTER THAN THE REAL THING 3:41
3. ONE 4:36
4. UNTIL THE END OF THE WORLD 4:39
5. WHO’S GONNA RIDE YOUR WILD HORSES 5:16
6. SO CRUEL 5:49
7. THE FLY 4:29
8. MYSTERIOUS WAYS 4:04
9. TRYIN’ TO THROW YOUR ARMS AROUND THE WORLD 3:53
10. ULTRA VIOLET (LIGHT MY WAY) 5:31
11. ACROBAT 4:30
12. LOVE IS BLINDNESS 4:23

CD DISC 2 – B SIDES AND BONUS TRACKS
1. LADY WITH THE SPINNING HEAD (UV1) 3:57
2. BLOW YOUR HOUSE DOWN 3:30
3. SALOMÉ 4:35
4. EVEN BETTER THAN THE REAL THING 3:41
5. SATELLITE OF LOVE 4:03
6. WHO’S GONNA RIDE YOUR WILD HORSES (TEMPLE BAR REMIX) 4:52
7. PAINT IT BLACK 3:25
8. EVEN BETTER THAN THE REAL THING (FISH OUT OF WATER REMIX) 4:08
9. MYSTERIOUS WAYS (THE PERFECTO MIX) 7:11
10. NIGHT AND DAY (STEEL STRING REMIX) 6:59
11. THE LOUNGE FLY MIX 6:30
12. FORTUNATE SON 2:43
13. ALEX DESCENDS INTO HELL FOR A BOTTLE OF MILK/KOROVA 1 3:39
14. WHERE DID IT ALL GO WRONG? 3:59

01 Dec
2011

U2 frontman Bono stopped by The Daily Show with Jon Stewart to discuss World Aid’s Day. Watch the interview below:

14 Oct
2011

Twenty years ago, Bono described Achtung Baby as “the sound of four men chopping down The Joshua Tree” while Jon Pareles of The New York Times wrote that “stripped-down and defying its old formulas, U2 has given itself a fighting chance for the 1990′s.” The album won a Grammy® Award for Best Rock Performance and became one of the most significant records of the nineties and of U2’s career.

To mark twenty years since its 1991 release, an anniversary edition of U2’s Achtung Baby is due on November 1, 2011, in the United States (internationally, October 31, 2011).

Recorded over six months at Hansa Studio in Berlin and Windmill Lane in Dublin, Achtung Baby is U2’s seventh studio album. Produced by longtime U2 collaborators, Daniel Lanois and Brian Eno with Steve Lillywhite, Achtung Baby was engineered by Flood and led by “The Fly.” The album spawned four other singles: “Mysterious Ways,” “One,” “Even Better Than The Real Thing” and “Who’s Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses.”

The Achtung Baby archives have unearthed some previously unreleased songs from the recording sessions. With a raft of unreleased material, video, remixes, b-sides and documentary footage discovered, a full album of demo and early versions of the final 1991 tracklisting has also been revealed. Five physical editions including vinyl, CD, DVD and digital options will be made available. Full details of all formats are at achtungbaby.u2.com.

Earlier this year U2 returned to Hansa Studio in Berlin to discuss Achtung Baby in From The Sky Down, directed by Academy Award®-winning director Davis Guggenheim (Waiting for Superman, An Inconvenient Truth). The film has been selected to open the Toronto International Film Festival on September 8 and will be included in the anniversary edition. A trailer for the film can be see here: http://youtu.be/mKDbHa7PANA

www.u2.com

28 Jul
2011

Today marks the premiere of the new video “Rise Above 1” by Reeve Carney featuring Bono and The Edge. Directed by Aaron Platt & Joseph Toma and shot in New York City, the video includes a look into the making of the Broadway musical SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark, including Reeve Carney training for his roles as Peter Parker/Spider-Man.

The single, produced by Alex Da Kid is available on the album, Music From SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark out now on Interscope.

22 Jul
2011

U2 played their first concert at the New Meadowlands Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ this Wednesday. The band was set to help open the stadium last year but dates had to be rescheduled after Bono’s back surgery. This time, nothing could keep him and the band away from rocking out in front of 80,000 fans. Our photographer Phil DeSimone (FromThePhotoPit.com) was there to get some really cool shots of the band. Check them out below and be sure to go to to see more U2 tour dates.

19 Jul
2011

U2 frontman Bono and guitarist Edge stopped by the Late Show with David Letterman last night and performed “Stuck In A Moment.”

Check out the video below:

In case the above doesn’t work for you.

25 Jun
2011

U2 headlined the Glastonbury Festival last night. If you weren’t there or you lived outside the BBC broadcasting zone, you couldn’t see it.. until it wound up online.

Watch the full set below (thanks http://totallyfuzzy.blogspot.com)

26 May
2011

From the upcoming Broadway show SPIDER-MAN Turn Off the Dark comes “Rise Above 1” performed by Spider-Man himself, Reeve Carney, featuring U2’s Bono and The Edge. Reeve performed the single last night on the American Idol Finale, alongside Bono and The Edge.

“Rise Above 1” is the first single from Music From SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark, which will feature 14 new songs co-written by Bono and The Edge for the Broadway production. Songs are performed by the cast including Reeve Carney in the role of Peter Parker/Spider-Man, Jennifer Damiano in the role of Mary Jane, T.V. Carpio as Arachne and Patrick Page as the Green Goblin, with contributions from Bono and The Edge and music performed by the production’s twenty member strong orchestra.

Pick up “Rise Above 1” on iTunes now! SPIDER-MAN Turn Off the Dark will officially open on Broadway on June 14th with Music From SPIDER-MAN Turn Off The Dark swinging into stores the same day. For more info and the latest news, be sure to check out the official site.