U2tour.de has pictures of some cool Best of promo gear: t-shirt, Zippos, calendar, post-its, mouse pad and leather jacket.
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.
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)
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?
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.”
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.