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Vintage U2

@U2, May 18, 2013
By: Rashas


With over 7,000 items in our news archives, it's a safe bet you haven't read all of them! This month we start our look at 1989.

The group that were once, by their own admission, the "world's worst covers band," now inspire a thousand cover versions by garage combos across the globe, while the fab four themselves, collectively and individually, continue to expand the limits of their own musical ambitions by collaborating and conspiring with the greats of rock 'n' roll past and present and by covering whatever -- or whoever -- takes their fancy.

The Edge in Russia, Propaganda

The Edge was one of a number of Western rock artists to visit Moscow on behalf of the campaigning environmental organisation Greenpeace. The occasion was the launch of an album of songs aimed at raising funds and awareness in the fight against global destruction. "Russia was a both a lot freer in some areas and restricted in others than I thought," Edge comments.

Adam Talks, Propaganda

"What's happened in the Irish music scene since we started out is great. There is an infrastructure and there are Irish bands producing records all the time. It just wasn't so when we started out and it's very satisfying, much more so than maybe a lot of the other stuff people feel we ought to be pleased about. The fact that there's a real industry and people don't have to go away to England -- that's exciting."

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