Watch U2 Perform “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For” and Discuss Manchester Bombing on Kimmel

U2, who are currently on a world tour celebrating the 30th anniversary of the release of their seminal album The Joshua Tree, appeared on Jimmy Kimmel…
Winston Cook-Wilson / May 24, 2017

Watch U2 Perform “Mothers of the Disappeared” With Eddie Vedder and Mumford and Sons

U2 is in the thick of their 30th anniversary tour for their seminal album The Joshua Tree. On a stop last night in Seattle, Bono and…
Winston Cook-Wilson / May 15, 2017

Watch U2 Play “Red Hill Mining Town” for the First Time Ever at Joshua Tree Tour Opener

U2 just released a new mix of The Joshua Tree track "Red Hill Mining Town" for the album’s 30th anniversary, and they played the song…
Peter Helman / May 13, 2017

The 79 Best Alternative Rock Songs of 1997

At 1997, rock radio was as optimistic as the U.S. president, who’d just been inaugurated for his second term. From angsty grunge and trendy Brit…
SPIN Staff / April 25, 2017

U2 Release Brassy New Version of Joshua Tree’s “Red Hill Mining Town”

This morning, U2 premiered an unearthed version of The Joshua Tree backtrack (and highlight) "Red Hill Mining Town" on Irish radio. The "2017" version of the song—which…
Winston Cook-Wilson / April 17, 2017

Kendrick Lamar and U2’s “XXX.” Is Actually Good

When the tracklist for Kendrick Lamar's DAMN. was first announced earlier this week, the most surprising reveal was the involvement of U2. Now that it's here we can…
Ian Servantes / April 14, 2017

Kendrick Lamar’s New Album DAMN. Features U2 and Rihanna

Last week, Kendrick Lamar formally announced a new album, the proper studio follow-up to 2015's To Pimp a Butterfly. This morning, he shared the album's title,…
Jeremy Gordon / April 11, 2017

Can U2 Save Bonnaroo From Declining Attendance?

When U2 announced its 2017 tour celebrating the 30th anniversary of The Joshua Tree, the itinerary revealed that the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival had landed the Irish band’s first-ever…
Dave Brooks, Billboard / April 6, 2017

U2: Glory Days

Colin Irwin's feature on U2's album The Joshua Tree first ran in the June 1987 issue of Spin. In honor of the album's 30th anniversary, we're republishing…
Colin Irwin / March 9, 2017

U2 Announce 30th Anniversary Edition of The Joshua Tree

U2's landmark 1987 album The Joshua Tree turns 30 today, and the band has just announced a set of deluxe reissues. They come in several formats, the most…
Anna Gaca / March 9, 2017

Review: U2 – Pop

This review first ran in the April 1997 issue of Spin. To mark the 20th anniversary of U2's Pop—originally released March 3, 1997—we're republishing it here.
James Hunter / March 3, 2017

U2 Sued for Allegedly Stealing From British Guitarist Paul Rose on Achtung Baby’s “The Fly”

Prodigious British guitarist Paul Rose can shred, but it seems like that's no longer enough for him. He is now seeking royalties for a 26-year-old U2…
Winston Cook-Wilson / February 28, 2017

Why Is Bono Meeting With Mike Pence?

Irish rockers U2 have had their share of presidential milestones, most recently scoring Obama's walk-out music for the President's farewell address. And, while they do…
Dale Eisinger / February 19, 2017

Reevaluating Every Time Beyoncé Lost in a Major Category at the Grammys

In retrospect, there was a sense of finality when Beyoncé read her acceptance speech for Best Urban Contemporary Album at last night's Grammys. Recited from a…
Brian Josephs / February 13, 2017

President Obama Walked Out to U2’s “City of Blinding Lights” for His Farewell Address

The eight years of President Barack Obama's term in office comes to a close next week. Tonight, he delivered his final address to the country…
Nadya Agrawal / January 10, 2017
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