I was in a cab late yesterday afternoon when I checked my phone and saw the news that Nelson Mandela died. My cab driver was from Africa, and when I told him that Mandala had passed he let out a heartbreaking sound. Words could not convey his emotions. Though news of his death was not a surprise it still hit hard. Losing a man that had such an impact on his country, and every lover of peace and justice throughout the world, brings on a wave of various emotions.
The GRAMMY Hall of Fame was established in 1973 to honor recordings of lasting qualitative or historical significance that are at least 25 years old. According to GRAMMY.org, inductees are selected by a “special member committee of eminent and knowledgeable professionals from all branches of the recording arts.”
Bono and The Edge were in attendance this past weekend in New York at an AIDS charity auction and took the stage with Nile Rodgers and his band Chic at an afterparty to perform one […]
Check out the footage of the U2 singer going in on what Nile Rodgers called the “most influential song of his career.”
The band’s first new song in three years is featured in the upcoming Nelson Mandela biopic, Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom, and the lyric video, which premiered today (Nov. 21) on Facebook, honors the man with a little harmless vandalism.
Their June 5, 1983 concert at the Red Rocks amphitheater in Colorado would prove an important step in taking them from their underground roots and their Springsteen-ian ambitions. They filmed the show for a live “home video” (as they were called in those pre-DVD days), Live At Red Rocks; two of the songs from that would also be used for the Under A Blood Red Sky EP (which also included performances recorded in Boston and Germany).
It’s a pretty big deal when big-name artists collaborate with each other. Audiences go nuts when a guest artist jumps on stage to join the main act or is featured on an album. Sometimes the […]
Billboard reports that the band is looking to release their new album in April with plans to announce the official date in a commercial at this year’s Super Bowl, which will air February 2.
In his eulogy, Bono recalls the first time he met Reed, on the Amnesty International Conspiracy of Hope tour in 1986. He writes of how he and Reed bonded over poetry, specifically James Joyce. The two would go on form a friendship that involved swapping short-stories by Delmore Schwartz and poems by Seamus Heaney.
I caught the Black Crowes’ XRT show at the Riv this past Friday with my friend, Sean. We’ve been concert buddies for as long as we’ve been friends – 20 or so years. Our concert […]