@U2 have an interesting review of the Boston DVD, including a breakdown of the different shows that were spliced together in the making of the concert you see (in other words, if you believed that it was all one night, I’ve got a bridge to sell you). We must say, however, that we, the U2log.com staff, respectfully disagree with the reviewer’s opinion of live shows vs. video shows — we’ve seen something like two dozen Elevation shows amongst us, and a DVD definitely ain’t better than the real thing. It’s all about atmosphere, baby.
Month: November 2001
Bluffer’s guide to Edge’s hair
BBC Top of the Pops gives us a quick run down of U2s albums, including the ‘Edge Hair Report’:
Best not buy
U2OUTLOUD.com is offering downloads of BEST BUY’S promo cd: Beautiful Day, I will follow and Gone.
A bit Rich
Richard Patrick, of the band ‘Filter’ writes about U2 in his latest diary entry (27/11) on the band’s official website: I just bought an old favorite record of mine that I’ve been missing for awhile called The Unforgettable Fire by U2 which came out in 1984.
Prick up your ears
ShowBiz Ireland reports on Uncle Bono advising the Stereophonics:
“If you’re going out for dinner four times a week, and you look around the table and everybody’s on your payroll, then you’ve probably become a prick.”
U2LA.com has posted 2 mp3s of U2 performing the acoustic In God’s Country and I Shall Be Released from the 11/23/01 Phoenix, Arizona show.
No doubt about that
Gwen thingy of No Doubt writes about being on the road with U2 in her on line journal:
Make Thursday a Friday night
Irish readers of U2log.com, trust us on this one. If you want to have a really good night out and find out who put the horn on MacPhisto… come down to Vicar Street in Dublin this Thursday evening to see Gavin Friday and the Friday/Seezer Ensemble play ‘Is that all there is’, a unique retrospective of their work 1989 – 2001. You can buy tickets on the door, or order from Ticketmaster.ie. And don’t forget to come say hello to your U2log.com editor at table 7.
Italian Music Awards
U2 have won two prizes at the second edition of the Italian Music Awards: Best Group and Best Album.
U2tours.com have audio of fan Scott Peretta’s moment with U2 on stage in Oakland, playing guitar on A Sort of Homecoming. Scott surprised the band with the song, launching into it before they could object.