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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 did Dave Fanning interview Robert Plant?

By on December 17, 2010 in Call for Help with 2 Comments

In Dave Fanning’s new book, The Thing Is…, he mentions doing an interview with Robert Plant on RTE radio in “late 1983.” But there’s no exact date. (sigh) The reason this matters is that, according to Fanning, Bono came to the studio to meet Plant and listen to the interview in person. Would love to […]

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Unsolved Mysteries, December 2010

By on December 5, 2010 in Unsolved Mysteries with 19 Comments
Unsolved Mysteries, December 2010

In a little less than two months, I’ll be submitting the manuscript for the second edition of U2 – A Diary. There will also be a section of updates/corrections to the material in the first book, which gives me a chance to fix things I got wrong and add things that I missed. Here are […]

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Solved: Bono sings “The First Time”

By on December 5, 2010 in Call for Help with 0 Comments

With great thanks to both Merrin and Raul, the previous post asking when and where Bono sang an acoustic version of “The First Time” has been solved: October 1992 while U2 was performing at Dodgers Stadium in Los Angeles. (I was at the October 30 concert!) As you can read in the comments of that […]

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