The Killers, Patti Smith, The Fray, Snow Patrol, Damien Rice, and more cover U2

U2’s classic Achtung Baby album has been covered by a cast of incredible artists.  Better than that the album is free in copies of the newest Q Magazine (available only in the UK).

Listen to it here

Superbowl Halftime Performance: U2 Still Rank #1

The Black-eyed Peas pulled off a spectacle at the Superbowl halftime show this year, but U2 still managed the best performance yet at their 2002 set. It was the nearest Superbowl following 9/11 attacks.

‘Boy Falls From The Sky’ performed by U2

As the first live performance of the upcoming track from U2’s Spiderman: The Musical…

‘If God Will Send His Angels’ performed by Brandon Flowers (The Killers)

At a gig in Ireland, Killers frontman Brandon Flowers, covered U2’s “If God Will Send His Angels”.

‘Pride (In the Name of Love)’ covered by HAPA (Coconut Grove Recs)

HAPA plays Pride (In the Name of Love)
From the heart of Hawaii comes HAPA. Elle Magazine has called them “Hawaii’s Super Group”. They will be featured in the next Adam Sandler & Jennifer Aniston movie and were recently a featured article in Rolling Stone Japan.

According to their official website: “HAPA’s Pan-Polynesian music is an amalgam of infuences ranging from ancient genealogical chants to the strummed ballads of Portuguese fisherman, Spanish cowboys, and the inspired melodies and harmonies of the traditional church choirs of the early missionaries. Add to this a dose of American acoustic folk/rock, and you have what has been described as the “most exciting and beautiful contemporary Hawaiian music the world knows!”… (Maui Times)”.

Check out their website for more exquisitely beautiful and talented sounds here.

U2’s Glastonbury 2010 Surprise

After canceling a tour due to a sudden need for Bono to get back surgery, U2’s The Edge visited Glastonbury festival and performed alongside MUSE the classic U2 hit “Where The Streets Have No Name”.