Hear U2 Mash Up Simon & Garfunkel’s “The Boxer” With “Bad” In Japan To Honor Slain Humanitarian

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U2Early during U2’s second night at Saitama Super Arena outside Tokyo Thursday (Dec. 5), the band broke with its established set list to cover Simon & Garfunkel’s 1969 classic song “The Boxer” in honor of slain Japanese humanitarian Dr. Tetsu Nakamura. Nakamura was gunned down in Nangarhar province, Afghanistan the day prior after dedicating more … More »

U2 – “Ahimsa” (Feat. A. R. Rahman)

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U2 have released a new song called “Ahimsa.” It’s a collaboration with the Indian musician A. R. Rahman. The track is named after ahimsa, a doctrine commonly translated as “do no harm” and a respect for all living things. It’s the band’s first material since 2017’s Songs Of Experience. They’ve spent most of … More »

Watch George Clanton & Kero Kero Bonito Cover Creed’s “With Arms Wide Open”

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George ClantonGeorge Clanton, the vaporwave don who used to record as Mirror Kisses, has already loudly expressed his love for 311 this year, first by wearing their T-shirt at his 100% ElectroniCON event and then by teaming up with Nick Hexum himself on a pair of new tracks. Last night in Florida, … More »

SHAED’s “Trampoline” Is The Latest Pop Hit Smuggled Through Rock Radio

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SHAEDBecause my car is not new or fancy enough to display song titles and artist names when I listen to the radio, I sometimes find myself Shazam-ing while driving. Most recently, while blaring my local Top 40 station, I encountered a minimalist electronic pop song accented with finger snaps, sighing background harmonies, occasional outbursts of … More »

Fans Discover 40-Year-Old U2 Bootleg, Oldest Known Recording Of The Band

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U2-1979Back in August of 1979, U2 were still pretty far away from the superstars they eventually became. They were just another punk band playing gigs around Dublin. Their debut album Boy was still over a year away; their very first EP Three was just about to be recorded. To know much about that part of … More »

The Simple Pleasures And Complicated Backstory Of Kim Petras

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Kim PetrasThe rush that comes with a perfect pop song is elusive but unmistakable. “Pop music” can mean many things, but there’s a certain kind of monster jam that scans as POP MUSIC in neon lights, the kind that sends euphoria coursing through your nervous system and launches your body onto the dance floor. More »

U2’s The Edge Loses 14-Year Battle To Build 5 Mansions On Malibu Hillside

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A plan by U2 guitarist the Edge to build a cluster of mansions on a ridgeline above Malibu appears to be dead after California’s highest court declined to consider his last-ditch appeal. More »

Watch Bono & The Edge Play Christmas Songs While Busking To Benefit The Homeless

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Christmas Eve buskSince 2009, an assortment of famous Irish musicians have spent their Christmas Eve busking in support of The Simon Community, an organization that provides support for the homeless in Ireland. As Rolling Stone and The Guardian point out, the tradition continued in 2018, with U2’s Bono and the Edge … More »

Watch Bono & Pharrell Sing “Stayin’ Alive” On Jimmy Kimmel’s (RED) Show

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Bono-and-PharrellOnce a year, Jimmy Kimmel Live dedicates one big all-star holiday show to raising money (RED), Bono’s charity that works to increase AIDS awareness. Lots of famous people always show up, and one of those famous people is always Bono. This year, the famous people involved included Channing Tatum, Mila Kunis, Chris Rock, … More »

While You Were Laughing At Mariah Carey She Was Making Yet Another Dope Album

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Mariah CareyDo you remember what you were doing the night of December 31, 2016? Just after midnight, I was at home watching Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve With Ryan Seacrest, still smarting from Ohio State’s brutal loss to Clemson in the College Football Playoff, when onto my screen bounded Mariah Carey, apropos of nothing. Carey … More »