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July 17, 2004 | From wire reports
An unfinished copy of U2's upcoming CD disappeared while the band was posing for the album cover, in a studio outside Nice, France, raising fears it will be pirated on the Internet ahead of its fall release date. About 20 people who were at Tuesday's photo shoot were questioned by police, who said later it was unclear whether the CD's disappearance was accidental or theft.
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October 14, 2003 | Randy Lewis
U2's follow-up to the Grammy-winning "All That You Can't Leave Behind" album three years ago is "nearly finished," singer Bono told a gathering in Dublin recently. "We're in the home straight.... It's filled with big tunes and it's driven by a guitar player who is sick of the sight of me shaking hands with dodgy politicians."
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November 14, 2001 | ROBERT HILBURN, TIMES POP MUSIC CRITIC
"Growing up in Ireland, I was not fond of flags," Bono said Monday during U2's emotionally charged concert at Staples Center. "Until a few weeks ago, I wouldn't have felt the way I do about that flag either." The singer was staring at a U.S. flag draped over a drum kit, adding that he has long been suspicious of patriotism because of Northern Ireland's history of killings in the name of God and country. But the terrorist attacks of Sept.
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November 5, 1998 | ROBERT HILBURN, TIMES POP MUSIC CRITIC
"This is just the end of something for U2," Bono announced at the final stop on the group's 1989 tour in Dublin. "It's no big deal, it's just that we have to go away and dream it all up again." As it turned out, going away did prove to be a big deal. When U2 resurfaced in late 1991, the quartet had a new sound and a new approach to live shows.
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June 6, 1997 | STEVE HOCHMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
At a time of uncertainty and flux in pop music, nothing seemed more certain this year than an album and stadium tour by U2. The Irish quartet is one of the most respected rock groups of the last two decades--a Grammy-winning band with multiplatinum albums and two successful stadium tours behind it. U2, the industry thinking went, was immune to the cultural and market changes that left albums last year from such other top rock attractions as Pearl Jam and R.E.M.
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February 25, 1997 | JERRY CROWE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
If it seems that U2 is "Pop"-ing up all over the place these days, that's good news to Island Records. Along with the Irish rock group's management team, the record company has been working behind the scenes for months trying to guarantee maximum media exposure in anticipation of the release next Tuesday of the band's new album, "Pop."
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August 27, 1996 | ROBERT HILBURN and JERRY CROWE, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
U2's next album, which record retailers were counting on this fall to help boost holiday sales, won't be released until early next year, it was learned Monday. Though neither U2 nor Island Records had announced a formal release date, published reports have indicated that the album was anticipated as early as October or November. This gave retailers hopes of a major rock 'n' roll sales sweepstakes this fall--with albums coming from four of the best-selling and most respected bands in rock: U2, R.
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September 12, 1993 | ROBERT HILBURN, Robert Hilburn is The Times' pop music critic.
"Let's see what's on TV tonight," Bono says, pausing on stage at the microphone after finishing an acoustic version of Lou Reed's "Satellite of Love" during the opening night of U2's four sold-out concerts at historic 72,000-seat Wembley Stadium. Bono picks up a remote control and points it at a battery of video monitors, some as big as a movie screen, at the rear of the massive stage--just as he had done night after night during the Irish band's U.S. tour last year. In the U.S.
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July 15, 1993 | CHUCK PHILIPS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
U2's new "Zooropa" album will enter the U.S. sales charts Saturday at No. 1 after selling more than 377,000 copies--the biggest first-week sales of the year. The Dublin rock band's collection knocks Barbra Streisand's "Back to Broadway" album out of the top spot, outselling it by more than 267,000 copies. The "Zooropa" total is the fifth highest first-week figure since the New York research firm SoundScan began monitoring record sales in May, 1991.
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October 16, 1992 | MIKE BOEHM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Irish band U2 will end its North American tour with a show at Anaheim Stadium on Nov. 14--the first rock concert at the stadium in more than five years. Tickets go on sale Saturday at 9 a.m., by phone, at Ticketmaster outlets at Music Plus and Tower Records stores, and at Gate 3 at Anaheim Stadium. Numbered wristbands will be issued at 8 a.m. at all outlets, with no lining up permitted before 7 a.m. The numbers for phone orders are (714) 740-2000 and (213) 480-3232.
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