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VASSY talks 'Concrete Heart,' electronic music, technology, Pink Special

Multi-platinum dance recording artist VASSY chatted with Digital Journal about her latest chart-topping single "Concrete Heart," and the impact of technology on electronic dance music.

Bono says 'back to full voice', U2 tour will resume

Berlin - U2 frontman Bono has said he will be "back to full voice" for the rest of a European tour after the Irish rock band was forced to cancel a gig in Berlin when they were only a few songs in.

Review: U2 brings 'Experience + Innocence' to Madison Square Garden in NY Special

New York - On July 1, 2018, Rock and Roll Hall of Famers U2 headlined the "World's Most Famous Arena" Madison Square Garden in New York, for a good turnout.

Mysterious Ways? Spain to probe U2 ticket sellout

Madrid - The Spanish government said Friday it had ordered police to investigate why tickets for two upcoming U2 concerts in Madrid sold out almost instantly, forcing fans to pay inflated prices on resale sites.

Review: Marty Stuart travels 'way out west' on new album

'Way Out West', Marty Stuart and his Fabulous Superlatives' brand new long-playing release, is out now. It consists of 13 original tracks and two covers and pays tribute to the state of California.

Taylor Swift calls for copyright law reform

A group of artists, including Taylor Swift, U2, Sir Elton John, and Sir Paul McCartney, have joined a campaign to get online copyright laws reformed.

Emotion and defiance as Eagles of Death Metal go back on stage in Paris

Paris - Eagles of Death Metal, the American rock band who survived a jihadist attack on their concert in Paris last month, made an emotional return to the stage in the French capital night alongside U2.

Mystery mounts over Eagles of Death Metal return to Paris

Paris - Will they or won't they? Music fans were left guessing over whether the Eagles of Death Metal, who survived a jihadist attack on their concert in Paris last month, would make an emotional return to the stage alongside U2 Monday.

U2 cancel Paris concert after attacks

Los Angeles - Irish rock band U2 canceled a Paris concert planned for Saturday following a series of attacks in the French capital which killed more than 120 people.

'Possible gunman' shut down U2 concert in Stockholm: Police

Stockholm - A U2 concert at Stockholm's Globe Arena was cancelled Sunday evening after a gunman was believed to be in the crowd, according to police and media reports.

Interview: Adam Zwig tells us all about his first live album Special

The American musician has made six studio albums to date and is now entering previously uncharted waters with "Live At The Wiltern Theatre." Digital Journal spoke to him.

Interview with The Stereophonics' bass player Richard Jones Special

Digital Journal gets the lowdown on the Welsh/English quartet's new album "Keep the Village Alive" from one of its founding members.

Review: U2 amazing at Madison Square Garden in New York Special

New York - On July 19, acclaimed rock band U2 headlined Madison Square Garden in New York as part of their "Innocence + Experience" tour.

All This Noise: Interview with an emerging pop/rock duo Special

London - This talented twosome have attracted attention with their assured-sounding first single "Seven Billion Like You." Digital Journal found out more.

U2 cancels week-long Jimmy Fallon appearance after Bono hurts arm

U2 is a man down, and an important one, after Bono had a cycling accident and injured his arm. The Irish band made it to New York, Bono had his fall in Central Park, but the group had to cancel an appearance on 'The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.'

U2 singer Bono has harrowing flight as door detaches from plane

The singer for the Irish band U2 is lucky that things ended well after a door in the rear compartment of the private jet he was riding across Europe in fell off. He lost his luggage in the mishap but is happy that is all he lost.

Review: Stereo MCs Collected

The popular English pop/dance/acid jazz/hip hop outfit, best known for their '90s hit "Connected," have released a comprehensive new retrospective. Digital Journal gave it a listen.

Review: INXS celebrate their legacy with 'All The Voices', a 10 LP boxset

The legendary Australian rockers are to re-release all their original albums, painstakingly remastered and repackaged, on vinyl and on CD.

CIA tweets 'It was us' on Norway's 1950s UFO sightings

Apparently back in the 1950s there was a spate of UFO sightings in the skies above Norway. Finally, 60 years later, an explanation has been offered by the CIA on Twitter.

Review: A mixed bag at Daniel Lanois tribute concert Special

Toronto - Celebrities gathered in Toronto on Tuesday night to pay tribute to the music and career of Daniel Lanois. While there were beautiful sounds, there were also two clearly competing visions of musicality at work.

Two producers, one concert, many surprises Special

Toronto - Hal Willner is known for his creative music explorations, both on albums and live onstage. Having produced concerts honoring Neil Young, Harry Smith, and Leonard Cohen, Willner now turns his sights to award-winning musician/producer Daniel Lanois.

Howie B's 'Down With The Dawn' a portrait of loss and life Special

Scottish DJ/producer Howie B. is perhaps best-known for his work with U2, Bjork, Tricky, and Ry Cooder. But he's also a gifted artist in his own right. His latest album offers a wide range of sounds, and references deeply personal experiences.

Re-Discovering The Magic Of Roy Orbison's 'Mystery Girl' Special

Roy Orbison’s 'Mystery Girl' was released two months after the legendary singer’s sudden passing. Now the 1989 album has been re-issued with new material. For the Orbison sons, the re-release is truly a family affair.

Op-Ed: US Secretary of Defense attempts to curb spending over protests

Washington - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is recommending a reduction in troop numbers and cuts to specific weapons programs in an attempt to rein in the bloated budget. Senators plan to fight the proposals while the national debt is constantly rising.

Leonard Cohen biography offers art and heart Special

Music journalist Sylvie Simmons interviewed a wide range of people to complete her exhaustive biography on Canadian music icon Leonard Cohen. It was a project done, as she says, with "diligence and heart."

Rock 'n' roll greats salute BB King in new documentary Special

Toronto - BB King: The Life of Riley makes its North American premiere June 14th as part of the North by Northeast music festival in Toronto. Director Jon Brewer says King’s life was a story begging to be told.

U2's new album will be out by end of the year

U2's as-yet-untitled album will likely be released by the end of 2013, according to an interview with band bassist Adam Clayton.

Review: Who the F**k is Arthur Fogel?

Toronto - Arthur Fogel isn't a well-known figure. But if you’ve ever been to a live concert by Madonna, U2, Lady Gaga, or The Police, you’ll have felt his influence. Now, a new documentary traces the Canadian music promoter’s rise to superstar status.

2Cellos offer fresh takes on old favorites Special

2Cellos - classical musicians Luka Sulic and Stjepan Hauser - came to the public' attention with their vibrant, cellos-only cover version of Michael Jackson's "Smooth Criminal" in 2011.

Irish Post Punk Gets Its Time To Shine Special

There’s more to Irish rock than U2, as a new compilation proves. Strange Passion, released this summer, showcases the vital post punk Irish music scene, offering contemporary sounds and a peek into a world that hasn’t been celebrated until now.
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"It was a joy to share a stage with BB King," says Bono in the documentary. "He's a lesson in grace."
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Howie B has happy memories of working with U2 on their 1997 album, 'Pop'. It marked a distinct departure from the super-band’s more straight-ahead rock and roll style, one they've not repeated with such creative ferocity since. Would Howie work with U2 again? “Of course I would! I love working with them. Definitely. It’s just waiting for the right time and the right thing to come along.”
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Bono at the Annual Meeting 2008 of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, January 24, 2008
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A U-2 in flight.
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INXS:  All The Voices
INXS: 'All The Voices'
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Bono performing at the "Deine Stimme Gegen Armut" (Your Voice Against Poverty) concert in Rostock, Germany on June 7th, 2007.
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All This Noise
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A U-2 in flight.
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