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U2 DVD set is for completists only

This two-DVD set is a repackage of DVDs that have been released in the past—2008’s “The Rebirth of Cool: U2 in the Third Millennium” and “Achtung Baby: A Classic Album Under Review” from 2006.

Live Aid: 25 years ago today

It’s been a quarter-century since Boomtown Rats singer Bob Geldof put together what has been, in hindsight, the most extensive multi-continental benefit concert to date, Live Aid.

Absolute Radio to broadcast Live Aid documentary

Absolute Radio will broadcast a documentary about the 25th anniversary of Live Aid next week. The documentary will be aired in two parts. The first will be broadcast on Monday, July 12th at 10 p.m. BST (5 p.m. Eastern) and part two can be heard the following night at the same time.

U2: What almost became the forgettable 'Fire' Part 4

The Unforgettable Fire reached the stores in the first week of October 1984, six weeks into the band’s latest world tour. Gigs sold out weeks in advance of the shows, let alone the album, and the single was already nestled high in the Top 20 as the main attraction came crashing in, topping the chart in the U.K., hitting the Top 10 again in the United States.

U2: What almost became the forgettable ‘Fire’ Part 3

After three albums all carved in a similar rocking vein, the band members knew that they were in danger of falling into a simple parody routine, becoming fatally stereotyped as a band that could do nothing more than churn out an endless stream of strident guitar rockers. Just as Brian Eno had swerved away from the preconceptions of his “rock” audience, U2 believed themselves capable of making music that would display them in a completely new light. Eno obviously agreed with them.