BECAUSE WE’RE LIVING IN A MATERIAL WORLD

Madonna (a quite well known British singer) has announced that tickets to her Earls Court Drowned gig will cost up to 85 quid. (in her home town and all!). But it’s OK, a spokeswoman tells NME. U2 were expensive too….

LARRY CROFT

More news and full tracklisting of the Tomb Raider soundtrack. Opening track, Elevation (Tomb Raider mix), will be soundtrack only, says TRMovie.com.

I’M WALKING HERE! I’M WALKING HERE!

Wondering what the tune is U2 are weaving into ‘New York’ since the last few gigs and why Bono’s donning the aul’ Stetson? It’s the theme from John Schlesinger’s Oscar Winnign film ‘Midnight Cowboy’, a great flick about Joe, a…

ELECTIONEERING

Just a reminder to say that the final U2.com poll has now opened. Vote for your favorite track off POP. At the moment, this reporter is saddened to say that two of the most traditional tracks — ‘Gone’ and ‘Please’…

STAY Thanks to Jose from

STAY Thanks to Jose from Spain for pointing us towards this copy of ‘Stay’ as performed in San Jose. Henry Wagner has some great black and whites taken in Portland. (San Jose pictures to follow).

TO TALK LIKE THIS, AND ACT LIKE THAT

The Globe and Mail writes about the many faces of the modern protest song and manages a token sneer at “the benefit-mongering ways of Mr. Rainforest (Sting), Mr. World Hunger (Phil Collins) and Mr. Everything (Bono), with their self-serving overtones…

YOU GIVE U2 A BAD NAME

Q4Music are running a feature on Celebrity Record Collections, and Jon Bon Jovi sounds off on ACHTUNG BABY. Because we all value his opinion so highly, here’s what he’s got to say: “I envy Bono as a vocalist – he…

FLYING HIGH

www.Womanfish.com have mp3s of Kite and other songs as performed live in San Jose. Also… pictures from San Jose by the Sand’s family.

SHORT BUT SWEET NEWS

Fans at the show in San Jose report the band performed ‘Kite’ as the fifth song in the set and later did ‘Stay’. (This the first time ever the band have performed anything off ‘Zooropa’ on American soil. As we…

PLAY WITH BONO

No, not in that way, silly! [ via U2vl.org ]