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What Happened with U2, @U2, and Me

I was afraid this question was coming. “Can you put in words why U2 lost their glow?” Jesse Jackson asked me that while we were recording an episode of his Bruce Springsteen podcast, Set Lusting Bruce. Mind you, I’d never met or spoken with Jesse before and we were literally 20-30 minutes into our first […]

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It was 33 years ago today (My first U2 concert)

April 24, 1985 — 33 years ago today I saw my first U2 concert at the Spectrum in Philly. The story begins a couple months earlier, on a Saturday morning when tickets for U2’s April 22 show in Philly went on sale. I couldn’t get to the mall early enough to line up for tickets, […]

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My U2 Liberation

Today, U2 fans around the world — including many of my dear friends and @U2 staffers — went to great lengths to track down U2’s latest Record Store Day release. It’s a vinyl version of “Lights Of Home,” one of the new tracks on last year’s album, Songs Of Experience. From what I can tell, […]

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Two Weeks with U2’s Songs Of Experience

It’s been about two weeks since U2 released its latest album, Songs Of Experience. Our crew at atu2.com has already published a group album review — something I declined to take part in because the deadline was way too soon for me to have anything intelligent to say about it. I did take part in […]

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Checking off a mini-bucket list item in California

You may know how much I love U2’s song, “California.” It’s easily my favorite from Songs Of Innocence and ranks really highly for me among U2’s entire catalog. The reason is simple: It does a great job of capturing the vibe of the southern California coast that I experienced and loved for four years while […]

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