update: one of our readers suggests this may be a fake item. She writes: “I’ve
watched U2 auctions on eBay for years, and this particular seller has had
many many U2 autographed items I thought were of dubious authenticity. Their
forgeries have even been getting better recently, looking more like U2’s
actual signatures (they used to be pretty bad).”
With Bono relocated to Africa you’d almost forget that it’s all about guitars, baby. And now you can own one, signed and looking all patriotic – if you’re American, that is. Currently on auction at E-Bay, this item’s now priced at US $580.00.
NPR’s Bob Edwards talks with Bono on the phone (and for once he’s given ample time on air) on the results of effective aid. Keep listening to hear a real world example of the dilemmas faced by HIV+ people in Africa. What would you do? (8 mins, real audio)
atU2.com reports that U2’s new ‘Best of’ UK release is listed for a November 11, 2002 release, and seems to cover 11 years as it’s called “Best of 1990-2001”.
update: Universal Austria have told U2tour.de U2 will release a ‘Best of’ DVD on October 14th 2002, with all the videos from the CD.
John Daly would like to know what you think of his In God’s Country remix (mp3).
New York City rock station KROCK 92.3 recently announced its listener-voted list of The 92 Greatest Bands Of All Time. U2 are number 17, behind such luminaries as… Incubus. *nervous cough*
Hope you’re not tired of reading about foreign aid yet, since there’s not much else to link right now. The New York Times gives a good rundown of the facts and figures involved in the foreign aid crisis, if you want to know the numbers Bono’s been spouting at anyone who’ll listen… courtesy of YouTwo.net.
Anthony DeCurtis at Rolling Stone has written the first non-puffy piece about Bono’s trip to Africa that we’ve seen, with some interesting points and some new info…
I’m sorry for ranting, but if you were here, you’d be ranting too. That’s Bono, talking to CNN from South Africa this time. CNN are hosting a short transcript of the chat. Scroll down the page to get to it.
Mosy on down to the Remix Pages (check under Battlemixes) for a Daft Punk Vs U2 – With Or Without Da Funk by DJ EZG & DJ008. It’s a sit file, you’ll need to rename it to .mp3. We’re not exactly shaking in our boots.
U2tour.de are offering U2’s Numb video… in Lego. You have to see it to believe it. The 2.7mb avi file required a DivX player.