Daily U2 News Digest for 2008-12-19

generic (feed #9) 10:56pm U2 stock buyback puts cloud over music mega-deals – Times of the Internet
generic (feed #9) 1:11am Boxed set focuses on U2 at Red Rocks – 2TheAdvocate
generic (feed #9) 1:40am Arts, Briefly After Delay, U2 on the Horizon – New York Times
generic (feed #9) 5:24am U2 stock buyback puts cloud over music mega-deals – AFP
generic (feed #9) 6:38am Learn More About iPod – ScienceBlog.com
generic (feed #9) 7:01am Jeremy Piven, Meryl Streep, Kate Winslet – International Herald Tribune
generic (feed #9) 8:04am U2 announce album date – TeleText
generic (feed #9) 8:10am New U2 album soon – Examiner.com
generic (feed #9) 8:20am New album from U2 is on the horizon – The Associated Press
generic (feed #9) 8:55am Kim Kardashian' wishes you a Happy New Year, U2 sets album release … – The Plain Dealer – cleveland.com
generic (feed #9) 9:25am U2 Announces Release Date Of New Album “No Line On The Horizon” – AHN

U2 album re-release dates

U2tour.de has pried some information from the German branch of Universal, concerning release dates for various remastered albums.

The upcoming release dates are:

6th june: Boy, October
20th june: War, Under a blood red sky

Keep in mind that these are release dates for Germany, where CDs in general are released on Friday. U2tour.de speculate this could mean 9th/23rd june for the UK, and 10th/24th for the US.

All albums will be released in the following formats:
Single-cd-version, double-cd-deluxe-version, vinyl.

There will also be another DVD, ‘Live at Red Rocks” which is slated some time in July.

Drop it like it’s hot, U2 history on eBay

Want to own a piece of U2 history? Well, you can. A seller called ‘bruegel2004’ has put up this intriguing item for auction on eBay.

Item description:

Your chance to own U2’s first ever stage backdrop, measuring 260cm X 260cm hand painted ‘BOY’ on canvas. This backdrop has featured in all the band’s early appearences ie. Old Grey Whistle Test and Live At Red Rocks. There are a couple of small holes due to the canvas folding during storage but generally in very good condition and has been well cared for. Your chance to purchase a genuine piece of rock memorabilia.

You’re going to have to dig deep for this one. The starting bid is GBP 1,500.00.