TIME ILLUSTRATED

Time magazine does the ubiquitous debt relief/Bono article which is all fine and dandy, but we would like to draw attention to their, frankly scary, Bono illustration. Congratulations are in order for U2.com for winning the ‘Online Pioneer’ prize at…

JUMP START

France’s Independent Film Channel aired ‘One Dollar Diary’ last night, a ‘making of the Million Dollar Hotel’ special. In it, Bono, Daniel Lanois and the MDH Band play a song called ‘Jump Start My Heart’ which we are now able…

HE NEEDS TO DO HIS

Which, apparently, is ‘work’. Salon sketchily reports on the recording of What’s going on, with a mood piece on the role of the hardest working man in music, who, according to Leigh Blake, who initiated the project, is ‘the real…

LYRICALLY SPEAKING

www.Womanfish.com is featuring some (rather blurry) pictures of rare handwritten lyrics to very early U2 songs: Concentration Cramp, Cartoon World and Shadows and Tall Trees.

COVER UP

The people at Sonikwire pointed us to their site which promotes a U2 tribute CD called Even better than the real thing, to be released on October, 7. Mp3 samples are available.

LONDON TOWN – COUNTY MEAH

Mike Vaney is featuring some lovely shots taken at Earl’s Court and Slane Castle on his This Burning Desire website.

NEW-RELEASE ROUNDUP

The swag just keeps coming. U2SwissHome give us the tracklists for all of the new European ‘Walk On’ singles, as well as the European ELEVATION LIVE DVD. (We presume it’ll keep the same content in other territories). ‘Walk On’ gets…

A LOVE SUPREME

And in ‘vaguely related’ news, today is the 75th anniversary of jazz man John Coltrane‘s birth. [NY Times link, registration required]: Musicians far removed from [ Coltrane ] stylistically and likely to define their own music in the most secular…

TRIBUTE TO HEROES

Thanks to ‘Bonojunkie’ for sending us this link: America: A Tribute the Heroes, real video of U2’s performance of Peace on Earth, Walk On and One, and the All Star Tribute of What’s going on, while U2outloud.com have mp3s. RealVideo…

WHAT’S GOIN’ ON

The Bono-organized AIDS/WTC Disaster benefit single, the remake of Marvin Gaye’s “What’s Goin’ On” featuring such artists as Britney Spears, N’Sync, Alicia Keys, Destiny’s Child, Nelly, Ja Rule, Fred Durst, Eve, Gwen Stefani, Michael Stipe, ?uestlove, Nelly Furtado, The Backstreet…