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The Things You Learn

Some of the amazing things you learn about U2 while researching a book like U2 Diary.

Bono on Les Enfants du Rock in 1987

By on January 10, 2011 in The Things You Learn with 3 Comments

Here’s an interview that I’ve never seen before. I discovered it over the weekend while researching the book. It’s from the French TV show, Les Enfants du Rock. The YouTube page says this aired in 1987. I can tell you that it was recorded on June 4, 1986. Bono and the band were in San […]

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Edge Pays Back BB King

By on December 30, 2010 in The Things You Learn with 0 Comments
Edge Pays Back BB King

Here’s one for “The Things You Learn” department: During the Lovetown tour, Edge and BB King (and others, probably) played a lot of poker. On one occasion, they apparently had a pretty big poker match going while the tour was in Sydney, Australia. Seems like there was one hand where the pot was at several […]

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When Bono and Ali were Engaged

By on August 20, 2010 in Researching, The Things You Learn with 0 Comments
When Bono and Ali were Engaged

I love finding little nuggets of information that can be added to U2 – A Diary … if and when we ever publish an update. Like today, Bono did an interview on 2FM (I wrote about it here on @U2), and near the very end, host Ryan Tubridy asked Bono if he remembered the day […]

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U2 1979 Baggott Inn Confusion = Solved

By on December 21, 2007 in The Things You Learn with 0 Comments

This makes me so happy, you have no idea. You may recall back in October that I had questions about the August 21, 1979, show where several record company executive came to see U2 play, and the guys from EMI Records supposedly left in the middle of the show to go watch a band called […]

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U2 Fans are Amazing: A Story

By on December 17, 2007 in The Things You Learn with 4 Comments
U2 Fans are Amazing: A Story

Many weeks ago, I asked you for your best guess on what the first entry in U2 Diary will be. You may have noticed that I never gave you the answer. I will below. But telling you that information is not the main point of this post; the main point is to show you something […]

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