March 9, 1987: U2 Release ‘The Joshua Tree’

Once the embers of 1984’s The Unforgettable Fire subsided, U2 decided to go on a different kind of tour. (No, not that Amnesty International tour in 1986 with Sting.) This tour delved into the band’s wonder with America, and it gave birth to one of music’s biggest albums ever.

U2 Tops 2018 Highest-Paid Musicians List

Despite the recent news that Bono’s foray into the world of fashion has led to a massive $86.4 million loss since 2004, he and his U2 bandmates have proven their money-making power when out on the road.

November 18, 1991: U2 Release 'Achtung Baby'

After the monumental success of The Joshua Tree and its subsequent tour, there was definitely a sense of “Now what?” with U2.  The band, perhaps, didn’t know themselves, which made sense why Bono said at a show in Dublin on December 30th, 1989 that, “We just have to go away and dream it all up again.”

VIDEO FLASHBACK: Larry Mullen Jr., Bono on ‘Letterman’

U2’s Larry Mullen Jr., who celebrates a birthday today (October 31), often doesn’t get a lot of attention, but considering he’s the one who started U2 back in 1976 by posting a notice on the bulletin board of Mount Temple Comprehensive School, he certainly deserves a lot more.

4 Incredible Band Origin Stories

On this day in 1976, the band that would eventually become U2 formed in one of the most quaint and simple ways imaginable.  In fact, many other bands in rock history formed in similarly simple ways.  Here's a look back at four incredible band origin stories.

7 Incredible Live Bono Moments

Bono is always an interesting hot-button discussion for any group of music fans, but even the harshest critics have to admit that live, there’s no touching the U2 frontman. 

March 9, 1987: U2 Release ‘The Joshua Tree’

Once the embers of 1984’s The Unforgettable Fire subsided, U2 decided to go on a different kind of tour. (No, not that Amnesty International tour in 1986 with Sting.) This tour delved into the band’s wonder with America, and it gave birth to one of music’s biggest albums ever.

7 Fantastic Johnny Cash Rock Covers

The legendary Johnny Cash would have turned 86 today (February 26), and in a career that spanned six decades, there was one thing he could do better than nearly anyone else:  Cover a song and make it his own.

Another GRAMMY Telecast, Another Snub For Rock Fans

Considering how rock/metal artists and their awards categories have been treated in recent history during GRAMMY telecasts, you’d think we would be used to being treated like the proverbial red-headed stepchild by now.  However, the 60th GRAMMY Awards telecast has taken things another major step further.

U2 Booked For GRAMMY Performance

Among the predominantly pop, hip-hop and R&B artists (and Broadway icon Patti LuPone) tapped to perform at the 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards, there’s finally a rock band set to…well…rock the crowd at New York City’s Madison Square Garden.

PLAYLIST: Best Side A/Track 1s

Led Zeppelin’s self-titled debut album was released 49 years ago today (January 12.)  Besides being one of the best albums of all time, Led Zeppelin also has one of the best opening tracks of all time, too.

7 Must-Own Rock/Alt. Reissues of 2017

In 2017, there certainly wasn’t a shortage of great reissues and box sets up for grabs.  As we wind down 2017 and head into the New Year, here are the seven reissues/box sets from this year that we think are must-owns.

4 Band Origin Stories

Today (December 11) is Nikki Sixx's birthday, and to celebrate, we thought we'd look back on some of the pivotal moments in rock history that lead to the creation of Motley Crue and some of the biggest bands ever.  Enjoy!

November 18, 1991: U2 Release 'Achtung Baby'

After the monumental success of The Joshua Tree and its subsequent tour, there was definitely a sense of “Now what?” with U2.  The band, perhaps, didn’t know themselves, which made sense why Bono said at a show in Dublin on December 30th, 1989 that, “We just have to go away and dream it all up again.”