Further to those rumours, as previously reported, regarding U2 performing at the NFL kickoff party in Times Square. It appears U2 will not be making an appearance. Instead we’ll have to make do with some Bad Medicine.
Despite a published report in the New York Post, sources tell LAUNCH that U2 is not now, nor has the band ever been, involved in the planning of NFL Kickoff.
Producer, engineer, drummer Chris Vrenna talks about remixing U2 (amongst other things) at Apple.com in ‘The Confessions of an audio-addicted Tweaker’:
“When Vrenna was asked to remix some music for the
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The NYPost says the city of New York is planning a Times Square party on September 5 to kick off the NFL season. “Sources said U2, which played at this year’s Super Bowl, has already been lined up, and other top rock stars are expected, including Jon Bon Jovi.”
The official NFL press release does not mention U2 at all. Bon Jovi are headlining. [via atu2.com]
DVD.net.au, a website dedicated to new and upcoming DVD’s, has U2’s Best Of 1990-2000 DVD listed for a December 2 release.
U2achtung reports on a copy of U2’s new single ‘Electric Storm’ which (by way of a birthday present) has allegedly ended up in the hands of a BBC DJ. Island records have informed the BBC they will not be allowed to play the track.
The single will be released to radio on September 16 and be released October 21. The second new track on the ‘Best of’ compilation will be ‘The hands that built America’.
BobGeldom.com, a fan run site, is trying to get ‘Live Aid’ released on DVD. You can support the effort here.
Yes, it’s another spine tingling poll at Rolling Stone. ‘What’s the best live band on the planet.’ Choose between Dave Matthews Band, Bruce Springsteen, U2 and Pearl Jam. It appears ‘the planet’ means USA and Ireland.
Our correspondent in Dublin reports that after another all nighter studio session till Sunday morning, all of the band have now left Dublin for a month long holiday.
More news from the studio in Dublin: On Friday, Bono – on his way to the airport – told fans that work on the “Best Of” compilation was completed that day at 6 AM.