U2tour.de has pictures of some cool Best of promo gear: t-shirt, Zippos, calendar, post-its, mouse pad and leather jacket.
Month: November 2002
Salon’s Sexy Mofo
Salon’s looking for the world’s sexiest man, and its readers were loud and clear in their choice: Russell Crowe, “The thinking woman’s bastard.” Salon’s staff, however, would rather take a Mick than go down under. One voting staff member put it like this:
“With his purposeful profile — strong Irish nose and chin — his meaty thighs, and his hymn-like devotion to love (‘Love is the temple, love the higher law/ I seek to enter, and you make me crawl’), U2’s lead singer and passionate advocate for global causes is the type of man who can take you higher (‘El-e-va-tion!’). He obviously relishes the carnal as much as the celestial.”
Meaty thighs. Hee.
25 Years revisited
We received a second translation of Bono’s French article. Interestingly, in effort to bring back some of Bono’s original writing, the author has partly translated this word for word, and partly replaced it with previous quotes of Bono’s. (updated again on Dec 1st)
The Geek Squad
The Geek Squad is a 24 Hour Computer Support Task Force. They worked on the Elevation tour, and they want you to know it. This is the space where we’d crack a joke about it, but it’s Fridayevening and it’s been a long and tiring week. Have a good weekend. (via Bart)
U2 Rawk Top 90
And in further inconsequential
European news, U2 made it to #3 in Dutch radio station 3FM’s Top 90 of the 90’s, by listener’s choice. It’s a rock infested list, with the first dance track (Faithless’ brilliant “Insomnia”) only coming in at #15. U2 find themselves surrounded by Pearl Jam, Guns ‘n’ Roses, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Live and god, how guitarbased can a list possibly get?
25 ans d’engagement par Bono
Bono’s written an article for VSD magazine in France. It’s in French. If you can’t read French, you could Babelfish it, but that just makes it worse. Ah well, we’re sure someone will eventually come up with a translation. Scans of the article: 1, 2.
update: translation by Michelle…
Edge gets Framed
Edge talks about new Irish bands in the latest Hot Press:
Hot Press: Are any new Irish bands floating your boat at the moment?
Edge: “At the Hot Press Awards there were a couple of bands that I thought were really exciting. You’ll have to help me with the names. I’ve just got a bad memory for names. I haven’t heard any of them on record. One of them reminded me of the early punk days – Undertones, Stiff Little Fingers, that sort of vibe. Real raw stuff, real vitality.”
Hot Press: I wasn’t actually there this year, but I think you’re probably talking about the Revs.
Edge: “Yeah! They were one of the bands. There was another one that was even more interesting though. I can’t remember what they were called but they had a real vibe, a real charisma about them [The band in question was The Frames – OT(the interviewer)]. I think Kila have got something on the traditional front. I haven’t seen them live but I hear that’s quite an experience. I’ve got a couple of their records though.”
Bono and Bruce photos
U2France.com has some pictures of Bono and Bruce together on stage in Miami.
Rumour: Bono was in a Burbank, CA recording studio yesterday to record a song with Dr. Dre for the halftime Superbowl show. Allegedly.
U2Star‘s video of the week is currently the short flick, Sightings of Bono, done by (the now seemingly defunct) Allirelandmusic. We previously reported on this as being underwhelming, but you can be the judge.