Yesterday we learned the full tracklist of Q magazine’s upcoming full-album tribute to U2’s 20-year-old ‘Achtung Baby,’ and now we have our first taste of ‘AHK-toong BAY-bi Covered’: guitar slayer Jack White’s bluesy rumble through the album-closing ‘Love is Blindness.’
U2 has revealed the full tracklist for Q magazine’s ‘AHK-toong BAY-bi Covered’ tribute album, which will feature Depeche Mode, Nine Inch Nails, Jack White, Garbage, The Killers, Patti Smith, Damien Rice, Gavin Friday, Snow Patrol, Glasvegas and U2 itself (in remixed form).
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Peter Hook this morning called New Order’s surprise decision to reunite without him ‘very sad,’ saying ‘the other three’ didn’t tell him they’d decided to play two October concerts — and that, ultimately, ‘everyone knows New Order without Peter Hook is like Queen without Freddie Mercury, U2 without The Edge, Sooty without Sweep!’
Directed by Oscar winner Davis Guggenheim, the U2 documentary ‘From the Sky Down’ — about the making of ‘Achtung Baby’ — will premiere Oct. 29 on Showtime in advance of its appearance on the expanded reissue of the Irish band’s 1991 album.
Members of Depeche Mode and Glasvegas each have revealed that their bands have recorded new U2 covers that appear to be connected to the Irish megaband’s 20th anniversary reissue of ‘Achtung Baby,’ which arrives in November in a variety of formats including a $660 ‘uber deluxe’ edition stuffed with CDs, DVDs, vinyl and more.
U2 will mark the 20th anniversary of ‘Achtung Baby’ with massive 6CD/4DVD box set featuring remastered editions of the 1991 album and its 1993 follow-up ‘Zooropa,’ five 7-inch singles, ‘re-workings of previously unheard material, a new documentary and a pair of Bono’s ‘Fly’ sunglasses.
Although they’d hinted they had something special up their sleeves for their debut slot at the venerable Glastonbury festival, U2 instead played what was mostly a truncated and rearranged version of their current 360° Tour set last night. See it here in HD.
Greeting the crowd with ‘Hello Glasto… fancy seeing me here,’ Morrissey took to the main stage at Glastonbury tonight to perform a 16-song set that mixed songs old and brand-new, with a generous heaping of classics from The Smiths thrown in.
U2 finally is set to release its long-expected reissue of 1991’s ‘Achtung Baby’ later this year paired with a re-released edition of the band’s 1993 companion album ‘Zooropa’ in a combined ZOO TV-era box set, Rolling Stone reports.
Martin Hannett help craft the sound of a generation, most notably through his sparse, reverb-heavy production of Joy Division — plus work with other acts from Manchester and beyond, including landmark tracks by OMD, U2 and New Order, as well as the debut single by The Stone Roses.
The lineup for the 2011 installment of the venerable Glastonbury Festival was unveiled today, and, in addition to expected headliner U2, the massive fest also will feature sets by Morrissey, Big Audio Dynamite, Primal Scream, Hothouse Flowers, Robyn Hitchcock, Suzanne Vega, Billy Bragg and Nick Lowe.
At tonight’s U2 concert in Sao Paulo, Brazil, fans were treated to the first performance of “Zooropa” since 1993; it’s only the fourth time the band has ever performed the song live. Watch it right here.