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Red Hot at 30: how compilations used big music stars to combat Aids
Over three decades, artists like David Bowie, Madonna and George Michael all gave their names, and music, to a project that aimed to shine a light for those who needed it most

Jim Farber

25, Sep, 2020 @7:25 AM

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Why Marc Bolan was 'the perfect pop star', by Elton John, U2 and more
The T Rex singer captivated generations with his strutting music and hyper-sexual charisma. As a tribute album is released, stars explain why he is glam’s greatest icon

Alexis Petridis

04, Sep, 2020 @5:00 AM

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U2's 40 greatest songs – ranked!
As Bono turns 60, we look back at how the Irish greats turned scratchy post-punk into a stadium-filling proposition – and continue to move with the times

Alexis Petridis

21, May, 2020 @11:05 AM

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Amy Winehouse's stilettos in Island Records auction for coronavirus
Handwritten lyrics by Bono, Annie Lennox and Portishead’s Beth Gibbons will also come under the hammer

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

14, May, 2020 @10:38 AM

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Bono helps Ireland’s search for coronavirus medical supplies
U2 singer lobbies South Korean president and corporate bosses to secure equipment

Rory Carroll Ireland correspondent

13, Apr, 2020 @1:18 PM

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'Sing across rooftops': Bono writes coronavirus song dedicated to Italy
Let Your Love Be Known, the U2 frontman’s first new music since 2017, was a St Patrick’s Day gift to quarantined Italians singing to each other from balconies

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

18, Mar, 2020 @8:30 AM

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U2 review – who knew stadium rock didn't need constant reinvention?
Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane
World’s biggest band bring Joshua Tree tour to Australia for first time, but the music shines brighter without added spectacle

Ben Smee

13, Nov, 2019 @3:14 AM

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Australian U2 fans find what they’re looking for at conference to mark Joshua Tree tour
Film director Richard Lowenstein, academics and fans to attend Sydney edition of the U2 Conference – with or without the band

Stephanie Convery

14, Oct, 2019 @3:02 AM

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The 50 best songs about Europe – ranked!
Brexit is delayed – so voyager avec nous on a trans-European tour of music, from Paris to Berlin via Finistère. Tout le monde à bord!

Michael Hann

11, Apr, 2019 @12:13 PM

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There is nothing cool about loving U2. That’s why I love them | James Colley
To expose yourself as a fan is akin to saying ‘I love to do my taxes’. It’s not evil - just a little sad

James Colley

25, Feb, 2019 @1:59 AM

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‘I have a carpet Take That stood on’: meet the ultimate superfans
From the academic who has seen U2 73 times to the Bros fan who had Matt Goss’s autograph tattooed on her leg, some fans just don’t know when to stop …

Interviews by Michael Hann

13, Feb, 2019 @7:23 AM

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Pious plonker or just misunderstood: why we should all lay off Bono
It’s easy to stick the boot in to the U2 frontman’s grating form of activism but at his core isn’t he just trying to do the right thing?

Michael Hann

28, Dec, 2018 @1:59 PM

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