2010 – U2’s new producer… Over the past six years, producer Brian “Danger Mouse” Burton has compiled one of the most impressive lists of collaborators in recent music history. From Gorillaz to the Black Keys and Beck to his bands with Cee-Lo (Gnarls Barkley), the Shins’ James Mercer (Broken Bells) and members of Blur and […]
2010 – U2 tops the US money makers in 2009 on This Day in Rock Music History! These numbers are based on touring, record sales and royalties. U2 – $109m (£71m) Bruce Springsteen – $58m (£38m) Madonna – $47m (£31m) AC/DC – $44m (£29m) Coldplay – $27m (£18m)
2010 – Quick Hits: Coldplay, U2, Rob Zombie/Alice Cooper, Justin Bieber, Billy Corgan, Deftones, STP February 22, 2010 Coldplay Chris Martin says Coldplay will release their next studio album by the end of 2010. In a video interview with Globo.com, Martin says he hopes the band’s next record will be out “hopefully this Christmas.” Coldplay […]
2009 – U2 went to No.1 on the US album chart with ‘No Line on the Horizon’, the bands twelfth studio album.
2009 – U2 started a two week run at No.1 on the UK album chart with their twelfth studio album ‘No Line on the Horizon’.
2009 – To celebrate the release of U2’s twelfth studio album and their appearance every night for a week on The Late Show with David Letterman, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg temporarily renamed part of 53rd street in Midtown Manhattan U2 Way.
2007 – Bono and The Edge from U2 made a surprise appearance at a charity gig, playing four songs before 250 people. The London gig at the Union Chapel was held as part of the Mencap’s Little Noise Sessions.
2007 – U2 singer Bono accepted an honorary knighthood at a ceremony in Dublin. Fellow band members The Edge and Adam Clayton joined the frontman’s wife and four children at the British ambassador David Reddaway’s official residence. The rock star and campaigner, 46, was not entitled to be called “Sir” because he is not a […]
2006 – it was reported that U2 singer Bono was to given an honorary knighthood in recognition of his outstanding contribution to music and humanitarian work.
2006 – a line from U2’s 1992 hit ‘One’ was voted the UK’s favourite song lyric after in a poll of 13,000 people by music channel VH1. The line “One life, with each other, sisters, brothers” came top. The Smiths lyric “So you go, and you stand on your own, and you leave on your […]
2006 – U2’s The Edge donated his favourite guitar a 1975 Gibson Les Paul to a charity he co-founded to replace instruments lost or destroyed when Hurricane Katrina hit the US.
2005 – U2 had the top-grossing tour of 2005, according to an end-of-year chart compiled by US magazine Billboard. More than three million people watched the band’s sell-out 90-date Vertigo tour which grossed $260m (£146.6m). The Eagles, took $117m (£66m) from 77 shows and Neil Diamond grossed more than $71m (£40m). Kenny Chesney was fourth […]