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Musical mysteries: the unlikely album cover stars who became modern pop enigmas
As the old man on Led Zeppelin’s fourth album artwork is identified, we take a look at albums that are as famous for the faces on their sleeves as their music

Dorian Lynskey

12, Nov, 2023 @10:00 AM

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U2 change lyrics to Pride to honour ‘beautiful kids’ killed at Israeli music festival
During Las Vegas show, Bono says ‘in the light of what’s happened in Israel and Gaza, a song about non-violence seems somewhat ridiculous’

Janine Israel

10, Oct, 2023 @1:35 AM

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Don’t play the hits! Rarities are one of the great joys of live music
From the National to U2 and Taylor Swift, artists are digging beyond their best-known songs to affirm the connection they share with their loyal fans

Laura Snapes

03, Oct, 2023 @9:23 AM

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U2 review – an utterly astonishing, admirably raw Vegas extravaganza
Playing Achtung Baby interspersed with other hits, the band use slick LED displays to eye-popping effect while remaining unpredictable

Alexis Petridis

30, Sep, 2023 @8:43 AM

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AngelHeaded Hipster: The Songs of Marc Bolan & T Rex review – grizzled rockers pay tribute
This behind-the-scenes look at a tribute album to the glam rock pioneer only finds its groove when Bolan himself lights up the screen

Andrew Pulver

14, Sep, 2023 @12:00 PM

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‘We only agreed to do it if they shook hands’: Bono on the gig that helped end the Troubles
From Neil Hannon to Bertie Ahern, musicians, politicians and PR gurus recall the crucial part that a 1998 gig played in Northern Ireland’s peace process

Lee Campbell

15, Apr, 2023 @10:55 AM

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Bono finally admits to liking Abba. It’s a sure sign of maturity | Barbara Ellen
The days of having ‘cool’ musical taste are over. Owning up to guilty listening pleasures is a joy in itself

Barbara Ellen

18, Mar, 2023 @6:30 PM

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Bono says pressure to look ‘macho’ made him hide his love of Abba
U2 singer recalls growing up with Swedish pop group’s music in 1970s Dublin, during BBC session with The Edge

Kevin Rawlinson and agency

16, Mar, 2023 @5:53 PM

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U2 Songs of Surrender review | Alexis Petridis's album of the week
In a typically grand gesture, 40 songs are picked by the band for muted acoustic treatments, with varying degrees of success

Alexis Petridis

16, Mar, 2023 @12:00 PM

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On my radar: The Edge’s cultural highlights
The U2 guitarist on the scientific theory that connects us all, drawing on walls and the resurgence of Irish folk music

Kathryn Bromwich

04, Mar, 2023 @3:00 PM

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Kiss the Future review – Bono and U2 keep hope alive in Sarajevo
Nenad Cicin-Sain’s documentary tells the story of a maverick film-maker who, with extraordinary persistence, induced the Irish rockers to keep the spotlight firmly on the Bosnian war

Peter Bradshaw

19, Feb, 2023 @8:45 PM

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Borat targets Trump, Ye and antisemitism at Kennedy Center Honors
Sacha Baron Cohen skit receives mixed response at ceremony for lifetime achievements in the arts

David Smith in Washington

05, Dec, 2022 @9:47 AM

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