News featuring U2

The following news stories mention U2. Stories are compiled from a hand-picked selection of popular music news sites based in Great Britain, Europe and the United States. Updated less than 11 hours ago.

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  • Here's Why Bono Is Always Wearing Sunglasses

    If you've ever made fun of Bono for wearing sunglasses all of the time, then get ready to feel guilty: the U2 frontman has explained that he wears shades because he has glaucoma. Speaking with BBC One's The Graham Norton Show, the Irish arena-filler said, "This is a good place to explain to people that I've had glaucoma for the last 20 years." He added, "I have good treatments and I am going to be fine." He also joked, "You're not going to get this out of your head now and you will be saying, 'Ah, poor old blind Bono.'" Advanced glaucoma can cause blindness, but it...Read More

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  • Bono: Ive had glaucoma for past 20 years

    U2 frontman says his trademark dark glasses are due to chronic ocular condition that can make eyes more sensitive to light

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  • Patrick Carney Slams U2 Over Album Stunt

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  • Beefs 2014: the Black Keys' Patrick Carney Slams U2 over Free Distribution Scheme

    U2 rubbed a lot of people the wrong way with their sneaky scheme to forcibly distribute Songs of Innocence to iTunes users. Now, Black Keys drummer Patrick Carney has become the latest person to speak out against U2's distribution model and what it means for the music industry. Speaking with the Seattle Times [via Billboard], Carney said that, by sharing the album for free, U2 "devalued their music completely." Even worse, this could hurt other musicians, since this "sends a huge mixed message to bands... that are just struggling to get by. I think that they were...Read More

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