Tune in to WBWC 88.3fm The Sting today to hear Todd Richards and Mary Cipriani host the 2007 U2 Marathon, back by popular demand.
In this 20th anniversary year of The Joshua Tree they will bring you 18 hours of U2 music featuring rare tracks, classic cuts, and a preview of the new 3-D film U23D. Fans take note, a representative from 3Ality will be joining the show at 1pm to discuss their U23D project.
Bono applauds U.S. President Bush’s AIDS proposal says USA Today, which is all very nice, but what we really want to know is what the band is up to musically. Well fret no more, because the same interview reveals the boys are in the studio in Fez, Morocco, recording for their new album.
As atu2.com reported last week, Daniel Lanois was recently spotted hanging out with the band in a Dublin studio. We can confirm this and add the news that Lanois is not alone… his old friend ‘Ben O’Rian’ has come along for the ride. Allegedly.
Meanwhile, Fez-based blog ‘The View from Fez’ is trying to catch up with Bono.
JoBlog.com interviews U2 3D director Catherine Owens who says:
“It was a very definite decision to shoot in South America. Bono felt that the South American audience had a passion that matched his Irish passion. They felt they would get a result that they wouldn’t get in other places.”
So there you have it, fans, the South Americans and the Irish are kindred spirits. What are the Italians going to think of that? (‘la gente italiana e quella irlandese hanno lo spirito vicino’ – Bono, 1985.)
More important than U2’s special relationship with their fans, however is the bond between the band members themselves:
“They have a very strong relationship. They have their own language on stage and so the only direction was that they should be a little more conscious of their own language between the groups, which they already had on stage. Some of the other cuts you will see in the final film are really incredible. There are moments between them that are very physical and tender. They are four people together for so long, who are like family – you want to kill them, you love them – so there is that kind of tenderness between them.”