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Week In Review: February 24, 2020

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5 Seconds Of Summer’s (5SOS) New Album Will Feature The Edge

5 Seconds Of Summer revealed that their new album, Calm, will feature two of rock's heavy hitters: The Edge and Tom Morello of Rage Against The Machine. The album will be released on March 27, 2020 and will be followed by a tour beginning in May. No word yet on which track(s) will include The Edge.

U2.com Exclusive Interview For One Night Only: Turning E+I Into A DVD

There is new exclusive content on U2.com, available with your fan club subscription. The site interviewed the director of U2 EXPERIENCE + INNOCENCE – LIVE IN BERLIN, Matt Maskem. Matt talks about his history filming the band Prodigy in the 90s and continuing to direct music DVDs for MTV. He gives great insight on the practical and artistic challenges of capturing the concert's magic moments in film. 

Windmill Lane Launches New Visitor Center

Windmill Lane Recording Studios is perhaps best known for being where U2 have recorded some or all of seven albums, including The Joshua Tree. Add it to your bullet list: it just announced it will be opening its doors for a new "visitor experience." From The Irish Times, "The tour gives visitors an insight into the creation and production of some of the albums and songs of the past 40 years, through a mix of technology, audio-visual media and storytelling. They can also observe the music recording and production process."

Hot Press Reader’s Poll Results

Hot Press reported the results of its Reader's Poll for 2019 and for the 2010s decade. U2 finished well in both categories. 

For 2019:

Number 1: Best Musician- The Edge

Number 1: Best Live Act- U2

Number 2: Best Songwriter- Bono/U2

Number 3: Best Male- Bono

For the 2010s:

Number 1: Irish Album Of The Decade- Songs of Innocence

Number 4: Track of the Decade- "Every Breaking Wave"

 

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