U2 WALK ON TRL

This in today: The video for “Walk On” (as shot in Brasil… or as it turns out, London) is premiering on MTV’s Total Request Live TODAY at 4:00 pm EST.

Missed it? No worries, U2star.com have it captured in Windows Media format.

Lully from Brasil wrote in to say the video aired by MTV today was shot entirely in London and was directed by by Liz Friedlander. An oddly understated (‘we are a no frills band, no REALLY!) affair for such an epic song. Phaser tells us the video was shot on the Thursday and Friday after the Astoria show (according to someone on the PA hiring company).

We like Jeff’s comments: They butchered Walk On! Damnit, they cut out part of the guitar solo, one of the major hooks of the tune. I will proceed to fume and bitch and moan and rant and rave. Then I’ll watch the video 17 more times because I love the band so much.

ALWAYS IN FOR FREE PORTER

One of U2’s classiest covers can be downloaded for free from Amazon.com: Cole Porter’s Night and Day.

Alternatively, buy the great Red Hot and Blue album this song was featured on.

Or start shopping in the new U2.com shop. Which, thank heavens, is outside their main frameset. (It would be nice if they set up a European branch… so we don’t have to pay $15.00 on top of a 12.99 t-shirt. We ordered… but had to cancel. We’ll make an exception if they release Unforgettable Fire t-shirts…)

YOU SPIN ME ROUND

U2 Guatamala have scans of the recent Spin cover and article on U2. And we were also pointed to a Sunday Times article we’d missed. Check the cute picture: “We’ve never been cool, we’re hot. Irish people are Italians who can’t dress, Jamaicans who can’t dance.” Adam makes the most poignant remark: “I’m not sure you ever get to be an ex-rock star. You can get to be a fading star. That might be a tragedy, but you never get to be an ex.”