Posts tagged U2
[Listen] Snow Patrol - "Mysterious Ways" U2 Cover

We seriously can't complain at the amount of leaks that have come ahead of this compilations release. THe comp I'm talking abut is the one put together by Q to celebrate the 20th anniversary of U2's Achtung Baby. Following the magazine's release comes another leak, this time it's from a band not too far away from U2's roots over in Northern Ireland, Snow Patrol. Taking on "Mysterious Ways" they've stepped away from the upbeat and funky sound of the original Snow Patrol turn it into a slow building track full of throbbing gentle guitar lines before a final crescendo in the final moments. A very nice rendition of the track indeed. Check it out for yourself and if you've missed the other previews from the likes on NIN, Jack White and Garbage don't fret, we've got you covered right here.

AHK-toong BAY-bi Covered is available now with this months Q Magazine.

Snow Patrol - Mysterious Ways (U2 Cover) by Snow Patrol

[Stream] Nine Inch Nails, Garbage, Depeche Mode and The Killers Cover U2

A nice treat for those of you just waking up. We've already previewed several tracks that have appeared online ahead of the Q magazine compilation that'll be released with their December issue. Jack White's was especially awesome but today come 4 more. One from Nine Inch Nails, one from Depeche Mode, another from Garbage and finally one from Brandon Flowers and co aka The Killers.

Check them out below and if you missed Jack's "Love Is Blindness" cover or Damien Rice's "One" they're over here. The 4 new covers are below via CoS. Garbage take on "Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses", The Killers do "Ultraviolet (Light My Way)", Depeche Mode tackle "So Cruel" and Nine Inch Nails do a rousing rendition of "Zoo Station". Happy listening.

Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses - Garbage by u2m


Nine Inch Nails – "Zoo Station"

Depeche Mode – "So Cruel"

The Killers – "Ultraviolet (Light My Way)"

[Listen] Damien Rice - "One" (U2 Cover)

We've already heard the brilliant cover from Jack White of U2's "Love is Blindness" in which Jack put his own twist in the Achtung Baby track and today you have another U2 cover to wrap your ears around. Taken from the Q magazine cover compilation that's due out in December, Damien Rice has put his delicate touch onto the track, "One".  Check it out below via our buddies at Antiquiet and look out for more tracks surfacing in the coming month before the full compilation indeed does appear.

Damien Rice - One by @U2Argentina

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[Listen] Jack White - "Love is Blindness" (U2 Cover)

As we mentioned last month UK music magazine Q have put together a compilation album to celebrate the anniversary of U2's Achtung Baby turning 20. Today, Radio 2 premiered Jack White's take on the track "Love is Blindness" and damn you got to love Jack and the way he attacks this full frontal with his plastic guitars and old school methods. He makes the 20 year old track his own and adds in his signature guitar tone whilst leaving in tact enough of Bono and Co's original to make you realise it was once, and always will be a U2 track. Check it out below and peep the full cover album's track-listing after the jump.


AHK-toong BAY-bi Covered Tracklist:

01. Nine Inch Nails – Zoo Station
02. U2 (Jacques Lu Cont Mix) – Even Better Than The Real Thing
03. Damien Rice – One
04. Patti Smith – Until The End Of The World
05. Garbage – Who’s Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses
06. Depeche Mode – So Cruel
07. Snow Patrol – Mysterious Ways
08. The Fray – Trying To Throw Your Arms Around The World
09. Gavin Friday – The Fly
10. The Killers – Ultraviolet (Light My Way)
11. Glasvegas – Acrobat
12. Jack White – Love Is Blindness

ReviewsSheyJack White, U2
[News] Jack White, Depeche Mode, Patti Smith & Damien Rice Contribute To U2 Covers Album

Soon, U2's Achtung Baby album will turn 20 years of age. To celebrate, Q Magazine has put together a covers album which will contain covers from some of  the music worlds biggest talents. The talented man that is Jack White is set to cover “Love Is Blindness”, Damien Rice will tackle "One", Depeche Mode will cover “So Cruel” and Patti Smith takes on “Until the End of the World”. News broke yesterday (via Rolling Stone) as Bono was Speaking at the Toronto International Film Festival.

Why was Bono at the Toronto International Film Festival I hear you ask, well, U2 are premiering a new Davis Guggenheim-directed film about the band titled From the Sky Down. No concrete news as to when the album will see the light of day but the good folks over at Slicing Up Eyeballs have suggested that it could be released when the 20 Years of Achtung Baby Box Set hits stores which for us in the UK is on October 31st (Nov 1st for the US). When a date arrives we'll let you know for certain.

[Listen] U2 - "Sunday Bloody Sunday" (Live from Auckland) Feat. Jay-Z

It isn't a RSD exclusive but its still pretty dope. U2 recently released a limited edition album exclusively to their fan club subscribers which features 15 collaborations with various artists spanning over three decades. The album features artists like Johnny Cash, Green Day, Mick Jagger, Mary J Blige, BB King, Jay-Z and more. Check out one of the two track featuring Jigga from this limited collectors release which is a live version of U2's classic "Sunday Bloody Sunday" live from their co-headlining tour last year. Jay-Z is also featured on another track on the compilation which a studio version of  the Haiti dedication they performed at the "Hope For Haiti" broadcast along side Rihanna titled "Stranded (Haiti Mon Amour)."

U2 - "Sunday Bloody Sunday" (Live from Auckland) Feat. Jay-Z by Some Kind of Awesome

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[News] Glastonbury 2011 Line-up Revealed

It's almost Festival season which is my favourite time of year. Who doesn't love a weekend in some fields somewhere in some country with a bunch of friends maybe a few drinks and the key ingredient, good music. Glastonbury has always been a landmark in the calendar for any festival goer and this year the rumours had been rife for months about the headliners and confirmation came months ago. Yesterday however the announcement of a crazy number of bands playing across the weekend at Worthy Farm were released. You can see them all in the poster above. Being Glastonbury their will be god knows how many more still left to be announced but to whet the appetite just a little the likes of QOTSA,  The Chemical Brothers, Lykke Li, Biffy Clyro, Crystal Castles, Gruff Rhys, U2, Coldplay, Beyonce, Tame Impala, Yuck, The Vaccines and Warpaint just to name a handful.

To get a grasp on the days the bands are playing and a better feel of how the weekend will unfold, head on over to the official Glastonbury site. The size of this festival is unfathomable and the bands that have graced its iconic Pyramid stage will go down in. If you ever get a chance to go to this festival in your lifetime. It needs to be done.