U2101 – Springhill Mining Disaster

When it was decided in the early part of 1987 that U2 would not be performing their song “Red Hill Mining Town” live in concert, I imagine that the members of U2 were of the collective opinion that they wanted to do something else to show their solidarity with the mining communities of the UK. […] …read more

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U2101 – Heartland

Even though The Joshua Tree is U2’s best-selling album, there are some songs – outtakes and the like – which are connected to this record but are still slightly obscure. One such example is the “One Tree Hill Reprise”, which will be released in about three months on the thirtieth anniversary edition of The Joshua […] …read more

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ICYMI: U2’s Facebook Live Q&A

I’m on an island at a busy intersection – which (fact alert!) happens to be the only U2 lyric to contain the word “busy.” Like you, I have places to be and jobs to do – and yet, we all strive to stay plugged in to all things U2. If today’s Facebook Live Q&A was […] …read more

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U2101 Like a Song

Even though “Sunday Bloody Sunday” is frequently cited as the first time U2 made a political statement, I have fond feelings for another song – from the same album as “Sunday Bloody Sunday” – that I feel could tie with that other more famous piece for that title. I’m talking about “Like a Song”, one […] …read more

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