New book shows the art of U2’s touring

Diana Scrimgeour’s authorized book on U2 SHOW: The Art of Touring is out on Riverhead Books on October 21st. Scrimgeour, a photojournalist, traveled with U2’s Elevation tour observing and documenting the story behind the show to produce what sounds like…

Ready to Explode

Whose atomic tracklist beat the others? That’s the question that goes unanswered in Paul Rees’ interview with U2 in the November issue of Q Magazine. The interview features new photographs by Anton Corbijn and a track-by-track guide to how to…

The Straw Poll Quartet

The October issue of Q Magazine is oozing U2. In addition to Edge’s postcard and the article that reveals many details about U2’s new album, the band are highlighted in a feature about great songwriters. Read the full article in…

Doppelg

Fresh on UK bookstore shelves today is Neil McCormick’s I Was Bono’s Doppelg

Amazon lists updated ‘Complete Guide’

Amazon.com are now listing the updated version of the Bill Graham book ‘Complete Guide to the Music of U2’, costing a mere $6.95. We will be featuring an interview with the current author (um, that would be me) in the…

Order Uncut Legends special online

If you hadn’t been able to pick up a copy of the Uncut Magazine Legends U2 special from your newsagent, you can now order it online from mags-uk.com for

U2’s new album “full of big ideas”

Journalist Neil McCormick reports on the first full playback of the new U2 album in today’s Telegraph. (reg.req) He writes: “It is a big album, full of big ideas, delivered with beginner’s energy and veteran’s craft.” We’re looking forward to…

How Bono staged the Hume and Trimble handshake

A new unauthorised biography of David Trimble details how Bono got the Northern Irish Unionist leader to shake hands with his political opposite John Hume. Initially contacted by the SDLP to lend support to Hume and the 1998 ‘Vote Yes’…

New book ‘Crank it up’ includes U2 chapter

Clive Young, senior editor of Pro Sound News, has written a book about concert engineers. ‘Crank it up: Live Sound Secrets of the Top Tour Engineers’ will be published in May 2004, by Backbeat Books. One of the chapters covers…