Slane on a TV near you

U2swisshome.com reports: The 50-minute Slane TV special will be shown on the Swiss music channel Viva-Swizz on November 11 at 8 p.m. CET. German TV Sat 1 will broadcast the show in December.

… and this just in: Italian TV, Rai 2, will broadcast the show on Friday, November 1st at 11 pm CET.

RTE (Network) 2 in Ireland will show it this Saturday at 8:55 pm, under the name U2’s Beautiful Day at Slane.

CBS is said to air the Slane concert on Thanksgiving night, Nov. 28th.

And in the UK, viewers can expect the show on S4C and CH4 on Friday 8 november 12.35 am GMT.

U2.com to launch “Zoo Radio”

From U2.com today: “Soon to be launched on u2.com and Radio Free Virgin is Zoo Radio, featuring the band’s favourite record picks plus commentary from Adam on his chosen tracks. In addition to U2’s personal playlists Zoo Radio will feature songs selected by Noel Gallagher, Flood, JJ72 and Gavin Friday.”

We found out that contributors were asked to supply a list of “inspirational” songs for this feature on U2.com. Adam’s supposed to have named “Ms Dynamite” as one of his choices. One of the tracks on the list Friday handed in is a song called “Sad”. He described it to us as “the only Virgin Prunes/U2 collaboration” from 1978. Never officially recorded, BOTH bands would play it live and would then join each other on stage. Friday thinks some bootleg tapes should exist of it.

Friday also informed us of another vaguely Prunes/U2 related recording. Apparently, during the Joshua Tree sessions, Brian Eno, Gavin Friday and Guggi recorded a drunken ditty of a song called “Caiseal na Muic” (Pig’s Fort) to a backing tape of what was later to become “One Tree Hill”…

We would pay solid gold to hear that one.

Rock Legend Stamps


We received our ordered copies of the Irish Rock Legends stamps. Click to enlarge. Interestingly, it looks like the designers of the stamps used U2’s current trademark Eurostile font for the names of all the bands on the stamps.

Icelandic TV shows Slane

A 50 minute show, “U2 Live at Slane Castle” was broadcast on Icelandic TV last night, according to a fan on a U2 mailing list. Nine songs were included: Elevation, Beautiful Day, Stuck in a moment, Angel of Harlem, Out of Control, Where the Streets Have No Name, Pride, One, Walk on. Between songs, Bono was shown talking to himself in the mirror in his dressing room. It looked like the footage was a mix of the two Slane shows. (info via mailing list)