Daily U2 News Digest for 2008-12-18

generic (feed #9) 7:27pm Microsoft settles with mouse maker – CNET News
generic (feed #9) 12:15am For U2, Live Nation Deal Rocks – Wall Street Journal
generic (feed #9) 1:09am Science news straight from the source – ScienceBlog.com
generic (feed #9) 2:03am Live Nation to lose $19 million in U2 stock deal: paper – Reuters India
generic (feed #9) 5:18am Inside The U2 Studio – U2 France
generic (feed #9) 5:18am U2 join War Child’s Heroes project – U2 France
generic (feed #9) 5:18am Live Nation takes $19 mln hit on U2 buyback deal – Reuters
generic (feed #9) 5:36am U2 payout leaves Live Nation $19m down – This is Money
generic (feed #9) 6:01am Live Nation takes $19 mln hit on U2 buyback deal – Reuters
generic (feed #9) 6:36am The Joshua Tree – hotpress.com (subscription)
generic (feed #9) 6:36am U2 Live at Croke Park – hotpress.com (subscription)
generic (feed #9) 7:25am U2 – U2 TO SELL LIVE NATION SHARES – Contactmusic.com
generic (feed #9) 12:33pm What The U2 Loss Means To Live Nation – Forbes
generic (feed #9) 2:10pm Live Nation: U2 Sells, Iommi Sues – ChartAttack
generic (feed #9) 2:59pm The Bono Put – Wall Street Journal Blogs
generic (feed #9) 4:31pm U2 to release new album in March – United Press International
generic (feed #9) 4:54pm New U2 on the Horizon – E! Online

Rock promoter’s archives sold online

Wolfgang’s Vault is ‘the world’s most exceptional collection of poster art, vintage t-shirts, concert photos, concert tickets and other rock music memorabilia.’

The Vault contains the private collection of American rock promoter Bill Graham (born Wolfgang Grajonza), who died in a helicopter crash in 1991.

A Minneapolis entrepreneur named Bill Sagan bought the collection two and a half years ago, paying the then owners, Clear Channel, the sum of $5 million. Neither buyer nor seller were aware at the time that the archives contain rare rock recordings.

Graham counted U2 among his clients and his role in helping the band break America has been well documented. The collection features various posters, t-shirts and photographs of the band, which can be acquired through Wolgangsvault.com at elevated prices.