This 1979 issue of London-based Record Mirror has been one of my U2 holy grails since learning of its existence. I’d never actually seen the cover, though, and it has never turned up in searches for U2 magazines (my collectible of choice, as vinyl, sunglasses, guitars and inflatable lemons can get pricey). I was on eBay recently chasing something else entirely, and an unfamiliar thumbnail popped into the list. I realized what it was and it spiked a feeling not unlike finally seeing a ticket become available on TicketMaster after hours of unsuccessful refreshing—a lot of disbelief followed by frenzied scrambling for my credit card.
I was curious what non-fans and U2 laymen think of the album art for U2’s “Songs Of Innocence.” My fanatic... more
“Songs Of Innocence” is U2’s most reflexive album to date. It reveals their influences, their innocences, and their loss of... more
(Update, 5/10/13: While at the U2 Conference last month, I learned that the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has... more
Fifty-two years ago, Paul David Hewson was born to sing for us. By the time he reached his 18th birthday,... more
I get asked a lot if I've met Bono. Surely someone who's devoted 20 years of her life and a... more
U2’s The Joshua Tree was released 25 years ago today: March 9, 1987. It's not my favorite U2 album; it's... more