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U2 to Release New Music on Black Friday

U2 will release their first new music since 2009's 'No Line on the Horizon' as part of Black Friday's Record Store Day on Nov. 29.

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25 Years Ago: U2 Debut ‘Rattle and Hum’ Film

During the last week of October 1988, U2‘s anticipated concert movie ‘Rattle and Hum’ was released in their native Ireland. It would premiere in the U.S. on Nov. 4. The feature-length film, which was preceded by a double album, captured the band on tour across America during their breakthrough run for 1987’s ‘The Joshua Tree.’

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U2 Unveil New Song ‘Ordinary Love’

U2 have been taking their time putting together the follow-up to their most recent studio LP, but thanks to the upcoming film 'Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom,' fans starved for new music have been blessed with a long-awaited appetizer.

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25 Years Ago: U2 Cover Dylan and the Beatles on ‘Rattle and Hum’

A hybrid project that boasted gutsy live reworkings of tracks from their smash album 'The Joshua Tree,' cover songs honoring Bob Dylan and the Beatles and nine new cuts, U2's 'Rattle and Hum' tried to be everything to everybody. It didn't quite get there.

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Bono’s Daughter Stars in Acclaimed New Movie

There's lots of buzz over the movie 'Enough Said' right now -- partly because it stars the late James Gandolfini in his last big role. And partly because of who plays his daughter -- Eve Hewson, whose real-life father is even more famous: Bono.

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Bono of U2 Passes Paul McCartney as Richest Musician in the World

Paul McCartney has been known for some time as the richest musician in the world, holding a fortune just over $1 billion. As a member of one of the biggest musical groups in history, it isn't hard to believe that is possible. With Facebook starting public trading of stock in the company, a savvy investment has a new rock star owning that title.

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U2, Bon Jovi + More Among Music’s Top Money Makers in 2012

U2, Bon Jovi, Journey, the Beatles, Bob Seger and Elton John are among those classic rockers who have been named among the highest-grossing acts by Billboard magazine on its 2012 Music’s Top 40 Money Makers list.

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U2, Bon Jovi, Roger Waters Among Top Tours of 2011

As 2011 draws to a close, Billboard has released its list of the year’s top-grossing tours — and while veteran acts didn’t dominate the box office as heavily as they have in recent years, plenty of classic rockers spent the year playing to sold out arenas.

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The Killers, Depeche Mode and Others Cover U2′s Entire ‘Achtung Baby’ Album

To mark the 20th anniversary of U2‘s ‘Achtung Baby,’ The Killers, Depeche Mode, The Fray and other notable artists have contributed to a start-to-finish reinterpretation of the classic album.

‘AHK-toong BAY-bi Covered,’ also featuring a remix of U2′s original version of ‘Even Better Than the Real Thing,’ will be included in Q magazine‘s 25th anniversary issue, which hits newsstands October 26.

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U2 Leads 2011 Worldwide Tour Grosses

Classic rock artists may not get much love on top 40 radio anymore, but that doesn't mean no one's listening to their music. Quite the contrary.

According to Pollstar's mid-year report of worldwide concert grosses, some of the most popular tours of 2011 are being led by older rock acts.

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U2 Plans Deluxe Reissues of ‘Achtung Baby’ and ‘Zooropa’

Believe it or not, it’s been 20 years since U2 released its landmark album ‘Achtung Baby’ — and the band is preparing to celebrate with a newly expanded version.

The band isn’t stopping its vault-purging there, either – Rolling Stone reports that there are also plans for a deluxe edition of U2′s ‘Achtung’ follow-up, ‘Zooropa,’ all part of a wider campaign that will see the songs repackaged in a number of formats.

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