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Title: Big News
Post by: EdgeUK8_my_mind on December 14, 2008, 10:21:11 PM
M2 knows something we don't know. From OTR:
[We're expecting some big U2 news in the next 24 hours. The machine is starting up. Stay tuned.... :-) ]

I'm excited!
Title: Re: Big News
Post by: j2736 (i'm not a boy ! ) on December 14, 2008, 10:32:18 PM
i am too! gosh...what could it be? ;)
Title: Re: Big News
Post by: Falling At Your Feet on December 15, 2008, 06:47:52 AM
Premier of new song I would think is the big news,hopefully we will get to hear it for the first time,the lead single is expected to be called "Get On Your Sexy Boots". Album release date may be finally be confirmed.
They have left a few hints along the way about using the new technologies available, so I am expecting some new ideas with the way the new album is realeased.
Title: Re: Big News
Post by: JohnnyVOXX on December 15, 2008, 07:33:04 AM
I'm so excited!!!
bringt it on guys!!!
come on!!!!
I'm eating my nails here!!!
 :o :o :o :o :o :o :o
Title: Re: Big News
Post by: Starfish on December 15, 2008, 07:45:18 AM
Johnny hi! You've been officially added to Hot Irish Guys crowd.  ;)
Title: Re: Big News
Post by: JohnnyVOXX on December 15, 2008, 07:47:06 AM
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Johnny hi! You've been officially added to Hot Irish Guys crowd.  ;)
haha!!
Hi Star!!
thanks ;)
it's a real honor:
I want to thank my Mom.. My Dad.. and all of those who made this momment possible... I want to thank M2 for such a great forum.... yada yada yada yada.... *music comes in* and I wave the crowd goodbye!!
 ::) ::)
Title: Re: Big News
Post by: Dark Angel on December 15, 2008, 08:07:50 AM
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Johnny hi! You've been officially added to Hot Irish Guys crowd.  ;)
haha!!
Hi Star!!
thanks ;)
it's a real honor:
I want to thank my Mom.. My Dad.. and all of those who made this momment possible... I want to thank M2 for such a great forum.... yada yada yada yada.... *music comes in* and I wave the crowd goodbye!!
 ::) ::)

 ;D

Oh My God! do they actually realise they are killing us here?????
Title: Re: Big News
Post by: u2yooper on December 15, 2008, 08:09:41 AM
How long do we have to wait?  I can't sit at my computer all day.  (Actually I can and I might!)  How long, how long, how long, how long, to sing this song?
Title: Re: Big News
Post by: Dark Angel on December 15, 2008, 08:13:08 AM
I have just worked it out...14 hours and 10 mins remaining! thats...5 AM for me LOL urh tomorow then!
Title: Re: Big News
Post by: miami on December 15, 2008, 08:34:34 AM
apparently they have been in a warehouse in london filming the new video over the last week. i don't know if it is old news but it is news to me.
Title: Re: Big News
Post by: u2boy11 on December 15, 2008, 09:44:35 AM
Today is a big U2 day for me...the 3rd anniversary of my first U2 concert (3rd leg vertigo tour) and now I have big news to wait for.

I think I may pee my pants if it is quite as big as I hope it to be. Just kidding...but I am very excited!! Holy cow!

When I read OTR, my heart skipped a beat!
 ;D
Title: Re: Big News
Post by: Edges Les Paul on December 15, 2008, 10:06:59 AM
Okay, seriously. It's got to be past business hours in Ireland, right? What are they waiting for?
Title: Re: Big News
Post by: m2 on December 15, 2008, 10:27:18 AM
Knowing my luck, they're putting it off a day. :( (Or more? God forbid...)
Title: Re: Big News
Post by: JohnnyVOXX on December 15, 2008, 10:42:44 AM
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Knowing my luck, they're putting it off a day. :( (Or more? God forbid...)
::) ::) ::) ::)
come on!!! you're lucky!! you got to write a marvelous book AND hit the deadline!!!!
haha!!
I'm so anxious!!!
any hints????
Title: Re: Big News
Post by: Northern Star on December 15, 2008, 11:07:59 AM
This is torture!!!
Title: Re: Big News
Post by: StrongGirl on December 15, 2008, 11:13:46 AM
Can't sleep tonight till we know. I'm WIDE AWAKE.......I'm not sleeping oh no (not till I know!).
Title: Re: Big News
Post by: shkee23 on December 15, 2008, 11:21:13 AM
I think the news must be the new single. Vertigo was first played in September 2004, followed by the release of the album 2 months later in November. Now, most people from the U2 camp (or close to it) are saying February is the month in which the album will be released. If so, subtract 2 months and you get the approximate time of the first single, i.e. December.

Come on boys!
Title: Re: Big News
Post by: Dark Angel on December 15, 2008, 11:31:30 AM
*drools*
Title: Re: Big News
Post by: EdgeUK8_my_mind on December 15, 2008, 11:34:02 AM
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I think the news must be the new single. Vertigo was first played in September 2004, followed by the release of the album 2 months later in November. Now, most people from the U2 camp (or close to it) are saying February is the month in which the album will be released. If so, subtract 2 months and you get the approximate time of the first single, i.e. December.

Come on boys!
We know, but it's fun to torture ourselves like this.
Title: Re: Big News
Post by: Boom Cha! on December 15, 2008, 11:35:06 AM
How big is Big News?

....Oh.....I don't care! I'll take any new at this point!

......I feel like an idiot. I read Off The Record... earlier today and didn't notice the U2 news thing......I just saw it now..... :P
Title: Re: Big News
Post by: shkee23 on December 15, 2008, 11:37:40 AM
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I think the news must be the new single. Vertigo was first played in September 2004, followed by the release of the album 2 months later in November. Now, most people from the U2 camp (or close to it) are saying February is the month in which the album will be released. If so, subtract 2 months and you get the approximate time of the first single, i.e. December.

Come on boys!
We know, but it's fun to torture ourselves like this.

Sorry, that was directed to those who thought it could be a tour announcement or something to that effect. Most people here seem to think it's the new song, and it seems like this will be the case. But of course, knowing U2, delays usually abound...sigh...
Title: Re: Big News
Post by: Aburrow on December 15, 2008, 12:09:25 PM
Needs me some new U2 .... needs me some new U2 ... needs me some new U2 ... needs me some new U2 ... needs me some new U2 ...
Title: Re: Big News
Post by: DGordon1 on December 15, 2008, 01:53:33 PM
But I just don't see them releasing a single before Christmas, wouldn't be wise from a marketing point of view. I reckon they may be giving us an official release date, which would be great.
Title: Re: Big News
Post by: shkee23 on December 15, 2008, 02:11:03 PM
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But I just don't see them releasing a single before Christmas, wouldn't be wise from a marketing point of view. I reckon they may be giving us an official release date, which would be great.

Wouldn't releasing it before Christmas be a wise decision considering the amount of gifts being bought? Although I do think you're right...more likely it's a date in the near to very near future.
Title: Re: Big News
Post by: pudgie_child on December 15, 2008, 02:25:46 PM
I have a feeling that the song will released to radio this week.  I'm trying to have Kevin and Bean on in the mornings because they're usually pretty timely about new U2 songs.
Title: Re: Big News
Post by: Aburrow on December 15, 2008, 02:44:16 PM
OK, so, where's the news?
Title: Re: Big News
Post by: TheFlyingLemon on December 15, 2008, 02:54:03 PM
You should see Interference lol, hundreds of people are piling into that one thread. :D

HANG ON! WE'RE ALMOST THERE!  ;D
Title: Re: Big News
Post by: Evil Bono on December 15, 2008, 03:21:28 PM
I've been checking atu2 from my phone all day and still nothing!!!  I don't think there was this much anticipation for HTDAAB. 
Title: Re: Big News
Post by: Swan269 on December 15, 2008, 03:27:39 PM
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You should see Interference lol, hundreds of people are piling into that one thread. :D

HANG ON! WE'RE ALMOST THERE!  ;D


281 people
Title: Re: Big News
Post by: Aburrow on December 15, 2008, 03:32:43 PM
OK, so, where's the news?
Title: Re: Big News
Post by: ChoriU2 on December 15, 2008, 04:04:30 PM
Come on!!! Give us something!!! Iīm really dying to know what the Big News is going to be!! So anxious....

Get On Your Boots!!!
Title: Re: Big News
Post by: luieu2 on December 15, 2008, 04:06:26 PM
i need the big news now :-\
Title: Re: Big News
Post by: melbourne85 on December 15, 2008, 04:17:26 PM
M2, I bet you have had a lot more hits on this site since putting up that little teaser!
Title: Re: Big News
Post by: Aburrow on December 15, 2008, 04:28:52 PM
OK, so, where's the news?
Title: Re: Big News
Post by: Revolver7 on December 15, 2008, 04:36:51 PM
What's the source that said "big news" was going to released today?
Title: Re: Big News
Post by: Evil Bono on December 15, 2008, 04:41:52 PM
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What's the source that said "big news" was going to released today?

Matt McGee mentioned it in his Off The Record column.
Title: Re: Big News
Post by: Revolver7 on December 15, 2008, 05:09:07 PM
Oh okay! 

this tension is killer!  :'(
Title: Re: Big News
Post by: m2 on December 15, 2008, 05:32:50 PM
Sorry, gang, not trying to cause anyone medical problems. I'm guessing they decided to put it off a day (or more). Hopefully soon....although I now regret ever having said that in OTR because no matter what the news is, it'll never live up to today's anticipation. :)
Title: Re: Big News
Post by: Evil Bono on December 15, 2008, 05:40:59 PM
Well that sucks now I won't believe anything until I get the CD in my hands.
Title: Re: Big News
Post by: Revolver7 on December 15, 2008, 05:43:04 PM
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Sorry, gang, not trying to cause anyone medical problems. I'm guessing they decided to put it off a day (or more). Hopefully soon....although I now regret ever having said that in OTR because no matter what the news is, it'll never live up to today's anticipation. :)

Well, you never know...if it's a really great song, or something of that nature, it could live up to it... ;D
Title: Re: Big News
Post by: Aburrow on December 15, 2008, 06:03:37 PM
Siiiiiiiiiiiiigh.

Rolls eyes.
Title: Re: Big News
Post by: JohnnyVOXX on December 15, 2008, 06:11:30 PM
 :'( :'(
Title: Re: Big News
Post by: TheFlyingLemon on December 15, 2008, 06:42:22 PM
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You should see Interference lol, hundreds of people are piling into that one thread. :D

HANG ON! WE'RE ALMOST THERE!  ;D


281 people


At a time there was almost 300.  :o
Title: Re: Big News
Post by: Mr. T on December 15, 2008, 08:18:01 PM
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You should see Interference lol, hundreds of people are piling into that one thread. :D

HANG ON! WE'RE ALMOST THERE!  ;D

281 people


At a time there was almost 300.  :o

Interference should dig up some of their own news. With the ads and fees and all.
Title: Re: Big News
Post by: MrTheEdge on December 15, 2008, 08:34:25 PM
I would be happy with any official announcement other than the album will be delayed yet again.  ;D
Title: Re: Big News
Post by: Aburrow on December 15, 2008, 08:42:37 PM
Just got off the phone with Bono. He says the cedars of lebanon are in sight on the horizon, and that, indeed, we should all slip into our boots, because 2011 IS GONNA BE OUR YEAR FOR SURE.
Title: Re: Big News
Post by: EdgeUK8_my_mind on December 15, 2008, 09:07:08 PM
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You should see Interference lol, hundreds of people are piling into that one thread. :D

HANG ON! WE'RE ALMOST THERE!  ;D


281 people


At a time there was almost 300.  :o
I logged onto Interference this afternoon just to check and at that moment there were 375 viewing that thread and they were up to 42 pages of comments on that one thread (now up to 60 pages).  Yikes.

Don't they usually do stuff Tues. AM?  That is a typical day to release albums and such, so perhaps tomorrow AM.
Title: Re: Big News
Post by: ChoriU2 on December 16, 2008, 12:10:03 AM
Yesterday the Spanish site www.u2eastlink post this news:

"El pasado viernes en Paris Wojtek pudo charlar brevemente con Bono. El single va a salir entre el dia 10 y 15 de enero, la salida del album (cuya grabacion se termino la semana pasada en Londres) esta prevista para finales de febrero.
Gracias a Wojtek Generalczyk."

Translation:

"Last Friday in Paris, Wojtek talk a little bit with Bono. The single is going to be released between the 10th and 15th of January, the album (which was finished last week in London) is expected to be for the last days of February. Thanks to Wojtek Generalczyk"
Title: Re: Big News
Post by: Northern Star on December 16, 2008, 01:42:58 AM
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You should see Interference lol, hundreds of people are piling into that one thread. :D

HANG ON! WE'RE ALMOST THERE!  ;D


281 people


At a time there was almost 300.  :o
I logged onto Interference this afternoon just to check and at that moment there were 375 viewing that thread and they were up to 42 pages of comments on that one thread (now up to 60 pages).  Yikes.

Don't they usually do stuff Tues. AM?  That is a typical day to release albums and such, so perhaps tomorrow AM.

Albums are released on Mondays in Europe.

U2 are on Irish time it seems .....   ;)
Title: Re: Big News
Post by: whitewave on December 16, 2008, 05:49:59 AM
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Just got off the phone with Bono. He says the cedars of lebanon are in sight on the horizon, and that, indeed, we should all slip into our boots, because 2011 IS GONNA BE OUR YEAR FOR SURE.

LOL!!!!!

Hey M2---Well it is tomorrow now-news??
Title: Re: Big News
Post by: m2 on December 16, 2008, 10:27:43 AM
Supposed to be announced tomorrow now, but your choice if you want to believe it or not.

You oughtta see the nasty emails I'm getting. Makes me wonder why we even bother...
Title: Re: Big News
Post by: bonogrl from Boston on December 16, 2008, 10:31:51 AM
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Supposed to be announced tomorrow now, but your choice if you want to believe it or not.

You oughtta see the nasty emails I'm getting. Makes me wonder why we even bother...

Oh, poor M2, it's not your fault!!  We still love you!  Now, U2 on the other hand.........no, I still love them too!
Title: Re: Big News
Post by: m2 on December 16, 2008, 10:34:24 AM
:) I'm not looking for sympathy or anything, just expressing my dismay over a group of U2 fans who must have their priorities way out of order these days. So many more important things to be angry about than this.
Title: Re: Big News
Post by: Boom Cha! on December 16, 2008, 11:02:33 AM
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:) I'm not looking for sympathy or anything, just expressing my dismay over a group of U2 fans who must have their priorities way out of order these days. So many more important things to be angry about than this.

You're still cool in my book m2.  8) I can't wait to hear the news though! ;D
Title: Re: Big News
Post by: Dark Angel on December 16, 2008, 11:35:16 AM
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Supposed to be announced tomorrow now, but your choice if you want to believe it or not.

You oughtta see the nasty emails I'm getting. Makes me wonder why we even bother...

Awww m2 we all love you! and we can wait!  ;D
Title: Re: Big News
Post by: Aburrow on December 16, 2008, 11:41:47 AM
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:) I'm not looking for sympathy or anything, just expressing my dismay over a group of U2 fans who must have their priorities way out of order these days. So many more important things to be angry about than this.

M2 has no control over U2 announcements, that's clear, my frustration is entirely with the band.
Title: Re: Big News
Post by: TraKianLite/Zooropa on December 16, 2008, 12:14:42 PM
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So many more important things to be angry about than this.

Quite f****** True.

So true, actually, that I feel obliged to test the profanity filter. I mean, it's annoying, but anger-inducing? Definitely some medication and therapy needed somewhere.
Title: Re: Big News
Post by: An Cat Dubh on December 16, 2008, 12:26:42 PM
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:) I'm not looking for sympathy or anything, just expressing my dismay over a group of U2 fans who must have their priorities way out of order these days. So many more important things to be angry about than this.

M2 has no control over U2 announcements, that's clear, my frustration is entirely with the band.

C'mon Aburrow - how can you, or anyone else for that matter have this much frustration with the band? Get a grip. These are incredibly exciting times for us U2 fans - a new album by our heroes, a new tour, the whole media circus - everything that surrounds a U2 release is imminent - lets all enjoy this ride. An announcement will be made by U2 (who are the ONLY ones who have any control over the release of information) when they are good and ready and feel it is right. Anyone out there who has sent M2, or anyone else at @U2 these emails complaining about this lack of information right now needs to just lighten up.

M2 - you could be told this information/announcement tomorrow, and not tell the rest of us for weeks - I know you wouldn't do this because you know that we are all as excited as you are - but you would be perfectly within your rights to do so, and I would not hold it against you if you did  ;)
Title: Re: Big News
Post by: Alton Dalton on December 16, 2008, 12:31:20 PM
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:) I'm not looking for sympathy or anything, just expressing my dismay over a group of U2 fans who must have their priorities way out of order these days. So many more important things to be angry about than this.

Hey Matt.

Do you have any thoughts on what this news actually is? With all the speculation floating around, I'd have thought if anyone here knows for sure, you do!! ;D

And if so, are you at liberty to say??
Title: Re: Big News
Post by: spanner on December 16, 2008, 01:04:15 PM
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:) I'm not looking for sympathy or anything, just expressing my dismay over a group of U2 fans who must have their priorities way out of order these days. So many more important things to be angry about than this.
why people can't just wait til something official is announced is beyond me.you think being a u2 fan you would  be used to delays by now lol getting pissy is really not going to quicken anything up, and having ago at you is quite rediculous.chill out guys
Title: Re: Big News
Post by: An Cat Dubh on December 16, 2008, 01:07:10 PM
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:) I'm not looking for sympathy or anything, just expressing my dismay over a group of U2 fans who must have their priorities way out of order these days. So many more important things to be angry about than this.
why people can't just wait til something official is announced is beyond me.you think being a u2 fan you would  be used to delays by now lol getting pissy is really not going to quicken anything up, and having ago at you is quite rediculous.chill out guys
I hear ya Spanner! I can not believe all this! Lets just all chill out and enjoy the hype - We're ready - ready for what's next!
Title: Re: Big News
Post by: m2 on December 16, 2008, 01:15:44 PM
Frankly, I think a big part of the problem is that people are misunderstanding what I wrote:

"We're expecting some big U2 news..."

I think some people are thinking that means @U2 is going to make a big announcement about what the band is doing. In reality, when I say "we're expecting" that means U2 is going to announce some news. I'm not saying "we're expecting to post," I'm saying "we're expecting to hear."

Didn't think I needed to draw a diagram for people, but apparently I did. :) I take responsibility for writing something too unclear for some folks to get what I intended to say.
Title: Re: Big News
Post by: Aburrow on December 16, 2008, 01:28:59 PM
Hey: I didn't send m2 ANY emails! I realize he doesn't control the information that's released from U2, and said as much in a post! So what if I said I was frustrated with the band, I'm sure they can handle it. I'm not giving the administrator of this forum any grief over it, and if my comments appeared to do so, I apologize.
Title: Re: Big News
Post by: An Cat Dubh on December 16, 2008, 01:42:00 PM
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Frankly, I think a big part of the problem is that people are misunderstanding what I wrote:

"We're expecting some big U2 news..."

I think some people are thinking that means @U2 is going to make a big announcement about what the band is doing. In reality, when I say "we're expecting" that means U2 is going to announce some news. I'm not saying "we're expecting to post," I'm saying "we're expecting to hear."

Didn't think I needed to draw a diagram for people, but apparently I did. :) I take responsibility for writing something too unclear for some folks to get what I intended to say.
No need to apologize m2 - I understood exactly what you were saying, it was clear enough. And thank you for saying it, it added to the excitment already in the air and cemented everyones feelings that @u2 only waits for concrete and reliable information before they confirm it on the website. This is why we love @u2!
Unfortunately, beacuse some people have taken this the wrong way - I'm afraid that unless the band announces that its releasing a triple album of some 36 songs, a 100 hour DVD of all the recording sessions, announce a 200 date indoor arena tour and a 200 date stadium tour - then whatever the news is it may be a bit of an anti climax! :P
And Aburrow - I apologize to you, I did not mean to accuse you of being one of the ones emailing m2 on this - It was just a knee jerk reaction to you being frustrated with the band. Im sure you will forgive the boys when you first listen to their new music - whenever that maybe  :D
Title: Re: Big News
Post by: Aburrow on December 16, 2008, 01:43:43 PM
It's all good!  :D I'm sweating bullets until we get official word!
Title: Re: Big News
Post by: An Cat Dubh on December 16, 2008, 01:51:16 PM
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It's all good!  :D I'm sweating bullets until we get official word!
Me too  :-\ I tell ya, JT, AB, ATYCLB & HTDAAB, the months before these albums were released was bad enough, this is downright excrutiating! The one constant - the wait will be worth it! And when they dangle dancing girls with boots on in front of you   ;D- well for gods sake!
Title: Re: Big News
Post by: ChoriU2 on December 16, 2008, 02:03:52 PM
Ok it doesnīt matter... it is just fascinating to wait and wait until the news are realesed!!!! Thanks for evertyhting Matt!!
Title: Re: Big News
Post by: TheFlyingLemon on December 16, 2008, 03:51:30 PM
Oh well, we're getting close, very close, we'll get an announcement maybe today, tomorrow, or even the next day. At least the album won't be a Chinese Democracy I can tell you that.  :)
Title: Re: Big News
Post by: ChoriU2 on December 16, 2008, 04:01:26 PM
Well here are the Big News, for Dubai citizens, I found today:

16.12.2008
If You're in Dubai...

If you're in Dubai tomorrow evening, 'U23D' is showing at the IMAX Cinema as part of the Dubai Film Festival.

Director Catherine Owens will be talking before each screening and taking questions afterwards. More information here.

U2.com

I canīt wait for the new single!!! BRING IT!!!
Title: Re: Big News
Post by: Evil Bono on December 16, 2008, 05:16:08 PM
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Oh well, we're getting close, very close, we'll get an announcement maybe today, tomorrow, or even the next day. At least the album won't be a Chinese Democracy I can tell you that.  :)

Trust me I don't think U2 would let there fans wait 14 years for an album that only one original member of the band is on.  So its day 3 and still waiting for the big news.  I wonder if the band is purposely doing this just to get everyone all worked up.  It's working !!!!   ;D
Title: Re: Big News
Post by: TheFlyingLemon on December 16, 2008, 05:44:49 PM
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Oh well, we're getting close, very close, we'll get an announcement maybe today, tomorrow, or even the next day. At least the album won't be a Chinese Democracy I can tell you that.  :)

Trust me I don't think U2 would let there fans wait 14 years for an album that only one original member of the band is on.  So its day 3 and still waiting for the big news.  I wonder if the band is purposely doing this just to get everyone all worked up.  It's working !!!!   ;D

I think that could be the main idea, i've heard something being mentioned to occur on the 17th of December (today)

But we know something is around the corner.
Title: Re: Big News
Post by: Evil Bono on December 16, 2008, 05:51:04 PM
They know us all too well.  That's why I think Bono purposely played those songs knowing someone would be recording.  Brilliant mind he has.  Oh and btw since U2.com started that whole membership thing I usually go to that page once every year, but the last 3 days I've been checking it constantly. 
Title: Re: Big News
Post by: JohnnyVOXX on December 16, 2008, 05:55:51 PM
Oh come on fellas!!!
enjoy the ride!!! this is amazing... the excitement...... the thrilll.... it's like going up the rollercoaster, hear, feel the chains pulling the car up... we all know we're in for a treat!!!
 ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Big News
Post by: StrongGirl on December 16, 2008, 06:04:01 PM
Baby slow down. The end is not as fun as the start.  ;)
Title: Re: Big News
Post by: TheFlyingLemon on December 16, 2008, 06:11:46 PM
It will be more fun when we get the news, then the single, then the album, then the tour.  ;D
Title: Re: Big News
Post by: Joe90usa on December 16, 2008, 07:29:45 PM
Logic says that the news we'll be getting is the release date of the new single and likely the release date of the new album along the name of the new album.  Rumors are floating around that February 23/24 will be the release date of the album...just in time for my birthday.   ;D
Title: Re: Big News
Post by: StrongGirl on December 16, 2008, 07:33:55 PM
Oh so that's when your birthday is, Joe. I was wondering what the exact date was. Mmm-I'll have to remember that.  ;)  How great would that be, having U2 release their album on your birthday! No better gift for a U2 fan.
Title: Re: Big News
Post by: George on December 16, 2008, 07:39:42 PM
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If you're in Dubai tomorrow evening, 'U23D' is showing at the IMAX Cinema as part of the Dubai Film Festival.

Director Catherine Owens will be talking before each screening and taking questions afterwards. More information here.

Now this is big news, for me anyway!  I never thought it would come here.

Excellent, excellent, excellent news.

Now I must think of any questions that I may wish to ask...
Title: Re: Big News
Post by: Joe90usa on December 16, 2008, 07:53:56 PM
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Oh so that's when your birthday is, Joe. I was wondering what the exact date was. Mmm-I'll have to remember that.  ;)  How great would that be, having U2 release their album on your birthday! No better gift for a U2 fan.

It's the 26th...which is the same as my brother though we are not twins.
Title: Re: Big News
Post by: StrongGirl on December 16, 2008, 08:04:27 PM
Wow, Joe. That is amazing. I'm sure something like that is rare. That really does belong in the Big News thread! Oh and thanks for the exact date. ;)
Title: Re: Big News
Post by: Evil Bono on December 16, 2008, 09:49:07 PM
Has anyone noticed that HMV has the new album with a release date of Feb 23? 
Title: Re: Big News
Post by: whitewave on December 16, 2008, 10:17:41 PM
Hey M2 whenever they announce ' the news' is fine!  For many, sooner better than later I am sure would be appreciated!
Title: Re: Big News
Post by: TheFlyingLemon on December 16, 2008, 10:37:49 PM
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Has anyone noticed that HMV has the new album with a release date of Feb 23? 

I've noticed that ages ago. But anyway, you learn something new everyday.
Title: Re: Big News
Post by: j2736 (i'm not a boy ! ) on December 16, 2008, 11:15:33 PM
i love this waiting game! it gets me more excited!  ;)
Title: Re: Big News
Post by: Malachi on December 17, 2008, 03:54:59 AM
Im cool about whenever they release their New stuff.
As long as it's Good. Then Im happy.


Allthough this week won't hurt. ;)


Mal
Title: Re: Big News
Post by: spanner on December 17, 2008, 04:33:18 AM
well the fact that u2.com are reporting that the boys were in london filming a video which is "possibly" going to be for the new single has to be a good sign at least...if there doing videos then the album isn't to far from being finished :)
Title: Re: Big News
Post by: u2boy11 on December 17, 2008, 10:14:28 AM
I had a dream about being at the video shoot and hearing the new single. In my head, it was pretty amazing...the drums were awesome, the bass line was grooving, bono was dancing in big leather boots and edge's chords were being lifted higher than ever (no, it wasn't the pride music video! ha!).


I can't wait until I can hear the real song. Or this big news.
Title: Re: Big News
Post by: Aburrow on December 17, 2008, 10:34:23 AM
One good thing out of all this ... U2 have blown the old "one album every four years by Thanksgiving" model out of the water. True, it's now five years, but they've shown they can be flexible and invest still more time into an album, if they think it needs it, rather than sticking predictably to the patterns of ATYCLB and Atomic Bomb. They're able to still keep things interesting, and yes, exciting  :)
Title: Re: Big News
Post by: Mr. T on December 17, 2008, 11:18:05 AM
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You oughtta see the nasty emails I'm getting. Makes me wonder why we even bother...

you should post the content of these emails, as well as the email address and name
of the sender.
Title: Re: Big News
Post by: JohnnyVOXX on December 17, 2008, 11:28:44 AM
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You oughtta see the nasty emails I'm getting. Makes me wonder why we even bother...

you should post the content of these emails, as well as the email address and name
of the sender.
hahaha...
I don't think keeping the rage flowing would be wise... best thing is to ignore them...
Title: Re: Big News
Post by: Mr. T on December 17, 2008, 11:36:37 AM
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hahaha...
I don't think keeping the rage flowing would be wise... best thing is to ignore them...

You're right but there are some giant tools in the online U2 community. On U2 message boards 24/7,
frittering their lives away. The fact someone would take the time to write an email and complain
about this is absurd.

I say shine a light on them.

Let us point and laugh.
Title: Re: Big News
Post by: Dark Angel on December 17, 2008, 12:23:07 PM
^ total and complete annihilation  :P

Nah just kidding,

Laughing at them should work!
Title: Re: Big News
Post by: m2 on December 17, 2008, 02:50:03 PM
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you should post the content of these emails, as well as the email address and name
of the sender.

No, thanks. That would be stooping to their level.

(Plus, you can send anonymous emails if you use the Contact form on atu2.com. I don't know their names.)
Title: Re: Big News
Post by: m2 on December 17, 2008, 02:54:02 PM
By the way, I really thought the announcement would come today. Bono and Edge showed up on Irish TV last night, so that was sort of their "re-entry" into public view, and making an announcement today would've been smart as a follow-up to the TV performance. Now I'm guessing it'll be next Monday. The rumor we heard involves something happening on Christmas day, so if that's still the plan, they can't wait much longer.....
Title: Re: Big News
Post by: bonogrl from Boston on December 17, 2008, 02:56:39 PM
Woo hoo, very exciting, Christmas Day!!!  Hmm, I know it's just a rumor and they keep making us wait, but I can't help being excited about this little tid bit you just gave us M2!  That would be awesome if they were under my Christmas tree!!!!!  :D (Although I don't think my husband would be very happy  :P )
Title: Re: Big News
Post by: TheFlyingLemon on December 17, 2008, 03:12:31 PM
Christmas Day, news on Christmas Day, that would be pretty good although thats in a week.

I was really expecting news today because of u2spain, but all I saw was a fake tracklisting nobody could read.  >:(
Title: Re: Big News
Post by: Anthony02 on December 17, 2008, 04:24:38 PM
Man its glad to be back on the site and chatting about the boys. Hello to all, and whatever the news, Im just glad their back. Love this site as well! Whoever runs it does a great job. (Matt McGee right?).








Ill see you again, when the stars fall from the sky...and the moon has turned red...over One Tree Hill
Title: Re: Big News
Post by: Brad on December 17, 2008, 04:49:55 PM
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By the way, I really thought the announcement would come today. Bono and Edge showed up on Irish TV last night, so that was sort of their "re-entry" into public view, and making an announcement today would've been smart as a follow-up to the TV performance. Now I'm guessing it'll be next Monday. The rumor we heard involves something happening on Christmas day, so if that's still the plan, they can't wait much longer.....

You're stoking the fire again, Matt.  ;)

But at least you used the word "rumor" this time so maybe everyone won't blow things out of proportion. (Sure they will.)

BTW, I risked my life to buy U2: A Diary last week.  Yep, I went into Southcenter Mall in Tukwila to buy it at Border's.  ;D 
Title: Re: Big News
Post by: JohnnyVOXX on December 17, 2008, 06:37:48 PM
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you should post the content of these emails, as well as the email address and name
of the sender.

No, thanks. That would be stooping to their level.

(Plus, you can send anonymous emails if you use the Contact form on atu2.com. I don't know their names.)

My point exactly  ;)


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By the way, I really thought the announcement would come today. Bono and Edge showed up on Irish TV last night, so that was sort of their "re-entry" into public view, and making an announcement today would've been smart as a follow-up to the TV performance. Now I'm guessing it'll be next Monday. The rumor we heard involves something happening on Christmas day, so if that's still the plan, they can't wait much longer.....

aww...
well... let's enjoy the ride then...
I'm pretty sure they know about the whole fuzz this news have made around the "die-hard" fans.... I'm really wandering what's on their mind right now...
thanks for the tip M2!!  8)
Title: Re: Big News
Post by: TheFlyingLemon on December 17, 2008, 06:48:45 PM
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Man its glad to be back on the site and chatting about the boys. Hello to all, and whatever the news, Im just glad their back. Love this site as well! Whoever runs it does a great job. (Matt McGee right?).








Ill see you again, when the stars fall from the sky...and the moon has turned red...over One Tree Hill

Yep, Matt runs this place.  :)
Title: Re: Big News
Post by: achtungboy on December 17, 2008, 09:23:17 PM
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By the way, I really thought the announcement would come today. Bono and Edge showed up on Irish TV last night, so that was sort of their "re-entry" into public view, and making an announcement today would've been smart as a follow-up to the TV performance. Now I'm guessing it'll be next Monday. The rumor we heard involves something happening on Christmas day, so if that's still the plan, they can't wait much longer.....

I believe that was pre-taped a week ago or so.

-ab
Title: Re: Big News
Post by: m2 on December 17, 2008, 10:27:15 PM
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Man its glad to be back on the site and chatting about the boys. Hello to all, and whatever the news, Im just glad their back. Love this site as well! Whoever runs it does a great job. (Matt McGee right?).

First, welcome back from wherever you went. :)

Second, thank you for the kind words. The staff actually runs the place. I'm mostly a traffic cop.
Title: Re: Big News
Post by: m2 on December 17, 2008, 10:28:27 PM
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I believe that was pre-taped a week ago or so.

-ab

Yep, back on the 7th. But no one saw it until last night, so following up 24 hours later with the big announcement would've been smart.
Title: Re: Big News
Post by: Joe90usa on December 17, 2008, 11:16:46 PM
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I believe that was pre-taped a week ago or so.

-ab

Yep, back on the 7th. But no one saw it until last night, so following up 24 hours later with the big announcement would've been smart.

If only there was something out there that let us know what the band were doing on any given day...something like that would be so cool. Anyone have any ideas?   :P
Title: Re: Big News
Post by: TheFlyingLemon on December 17, 2008, 11:29:25 PM
Yeah like U2Watch, or U2Cam, that would be nice. Or in the days following up to the announcement U2 will inform us what they are doing or something similar.
Title: Re: Big News
Post by: Evil Bono on December 17, 2008, 11:43:30 PM
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By the way, I really thought the announcement would come today. Bono and Edge showed up on Irish TV last night, so that was sort of their "re-entry" into public view, and making an announcement today would've been smart as a follow-up to the TV performance. Now I'm guessing it'll be next Monday. The rumor we heard involves something happening on Christmas day, so if that's still the plan, they can't wait much longer.....

They should just do a press conference online or something and settle all the rumors.  That would actually be cool.  :)
Title: Re: Big News
Post by: TheFlyingLemon on December 17, 2008, 11:47:54 PM
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By the way, I really thought the announcement would come today. Bono and Edge showed up on Irish TV last night, so that was sort of their "re-entry" into public view, and making an announcement today would've been smart as a follow-up to the TV performance. Now I'm guessing it'll be next Monday. The rumor we heard involves something happening on Christmas day, so if that's still the plan, they can't wait much longer.....

They should just do a press conference online or something and settle all the rumors.  That would actually be cool.  :)

How about one posted up on YouTube?
Title: Re: Big News
Post by: achtungboy on December 18, 2008, 12:00:31 AM
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By the way, I really thought the announcement would come today. Bono and Edge showed up on Irish TV last night, so that was sort of their "re-entry" into public view, and making an announcement today would've been smart as a follow-up to the TV performance. Now I'm guessing it'll be next Monday. The rumor we heard involves something happening on Christmas day, so if that's still the plan, they can't wait much longer.....

They should just do a press conference online or something and settle all the rumors.  That would actually be cool.  :)

Yeah... I don't think they'd do any PR to clear up rumors...

I think over the years they like throwing us off track...  ::)  :P

Then they can jump out and surprise attack us with their revolutionary rocknroll and steal our money  ;D ;)
Title: Re: Big News
Post by: TheFlyingLemon on December 18, 2008, 12:03:56 AM
Gee, I hope that will happen soon. I'm tired of pretending to be patient.
Title: Re: Big News
Post by: Anthony02 on December 18, 2008, 01:23:56 AM
Yea its starting 2 get 2 me now. So close but yet so far. And if that is the title of the new single, I cant begin 2 imagine what its goin 2 sound like. A little "Edge on fire" is what Im hoping this new album has. As bono always states. But hey as long as Larry loses the long slick hairdo, give me anything. lol Probably a topic for another room
Title: Re: Big News
Post by: TheFlyingLemon on December 18, 2008, 01:25:29 AM
I really feel that the first single is only a week or two again.  ;)
Title: Re: Big News
Post by: Malachi on December 18, 2008, 02:55:32 AM
Oh man its getting close now. Christmas day. Im not allowed on the interweb on christmas day. :( Still So cool its getting close.


Mal
Title: Re: Big News
Post by: TheFlyingLemon on December 18, 2008, 03:17:25 AM
At least we're getting somewhere, two rumoured announcements shall make way for the real one.  ;)
Title: Re: Big News
Post by: Falling At Your Feet on December 18, 2008, 03:22:33 AM
Hot Press have posted a picture of the U2 studio setup:

http://www.hotpress.com/news/5108184.html
Title: Re: Big News
Post by: TheFlyingLemon on December 18, 2008, 03:28:53 AM
Ah yes, i've seen this pic before. Hey look Larrys safely hidden between those small wall things, so that he will be protected from a burning Edge.  :D
Title: Re: Big News
Post by: JohnnyVOXX on December 18, 2008, 04:05:12 AM
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Hot Press have posted a picture of the U2 studio setup:

http://www.hotpress.com/news/5108184.html


Indeed!! I think I saw this somewhere... not here?? mmmmm well....
did you notice B-man on the piano??? (right upper corner???)
Title: Re: Big News
Post by: mattyk on December 18, 2008, 04:32:05 AM
So...many...toys! Want to play!

This is what I want my music room to look like by the time I retire so I have ample things to entertain me.
Title: Re: Big News
Post by: dislexoteche on December 18, 2008, 05:17:16 AM
Wow - that's a studio set up and a half and well spotted Jonny.....I would never have noticed Mr B on the piano - I hope he's picking it up faster than than the guitar  :P
Title: Re: Big News
Post by: JohnnyVOXX on December 18, 2008, 06:26:51 AM
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Wow - that's a studio set up and a half and well spotted Jonny.....I would never have noticed Mr B on the piano - I hope he's picking it up faster than than the guitar  :P
hahaha!!
It wasn't me who spotted him... I read about it somewhere else...
and even Edge said in an interview a few weeks ago that B-man's piano lessons where finally paying off!!!  :P :P
Title: Re: Big News
Post by: Aburrow on December 18, 2008, 07:11:13 AM
May I just say that that is the coolest room ever, and I'd like to live there. Thank you.
Title: Re: Big News
Post by: TraKianLite/Zooropa on December 18, 2008, 07:30:43 AM
They should just give us complete details - release date, tracklisting, artwork etc. - on January 1st. It'd be nice and ironic.
Title: Re: Big News
Post by: Starfish on December 18, 2008, 10:58:30 AM
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May I just say that that is the coolest room ever, and I'd like to live there. Thank you.

Oh, but look at the miles of cables on the floor! I totally despise cables and wires. My husband does audio/video work and our house is always full of cables. Do you know what a pain it would be to clean a room like that?
Think of this.....wireless....wow! Love the sound of that word. Pure genius.  ;)
Title: Re: Big News
Post by: markt on December 18, 2008, 12:29:39 PM
Is this the news we have been waiting for!

http://www.u2.com/news/index.php?mode=full&news_id=2279

Mark.
Title: Re: Big News
Post by: McNeny on December 18, 2008, 12:35:33 PM
Doing a happy dance!!!

(btw, hello everyone)
 ;D
Title: Re: Big News
Post by: TheStoogeU2 on December 18, 2008, 12:37:09 PM
FINALLY! An official release date!
Title: Re: Big News
Post by: u2yooper on December 18, 2008, 12:45:35 PM
An actual date!  And so close to my birthday!  Happy day!   :D  (You can tell how excited I am by all the exclamation marks!)
Title: Re: Big News
Post by: Evil Bono on December 18, 2008, 12:48:22 PM
I was just at U2.com that must have come out in the last few seconds!
Title: Re: Big News
Post by: julesport on December 18, 2008, 12:51:48 PM
Again, YIPPEE!!! ;D
Title: Re: Big News
Post by: Dark Angel on December 18, 2008, 12:58:28 PM
*runs aroung xreaming*

Oh MY Days!!!!

tats the best news! finally a date to look forward too!
Title: Re: Big News
Post by: Malachi on December 18, 2008, 01:11:13 PM
Finally a release date. Very Happy. ;D ;D


Oh and cool studio pic. Very Cool.


Mal
Title: Re: Big News
Post by: Reg on December 18, 2008, 01:16:59 PM
5 years seems like nothing seeing it lol. Hit them high notes when I read that.
Title: Re: Big News
Post by: Boom Cha! on December 18, 2008, 01:18:35 PM
 ;D
Title: Re: Big News
Post by: P-FLO on December 18, 2008, 01:20:36 PM
FINALLY a release date! Since this is the first album to come out since I became a U2 fan, I'm considerably excited (as is everyone else, but still...).
Title: Re: Big News
Post by: Revolver7 on December 18, 2008, 01:57:01 PM
Bono looks good!  :D
Title: Re: Big News
Post by: Aburrow on December 18, 2008, 02:03:50 PM
 :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) :) ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D
Title: Re: Big News
Post by: TraKianLite/Zooropa on December 18, 2008, 02:08:11 PM
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5 years seems like nothing seeing it lol. Hit them high notes when I read that.

That's partly because it's 4.3 years, but point taken.

I make that 74 days from now; -7 for lead single, -28 minimum for radio airing and that'll be...still quite some time. Damn.
Title: Re: Big News
Post by: thijst on December 18, 2008, 02:11:59 PM
No ... the first single will be released to radio some 2 months prior to the album release.

Maybe they'll even air it around Christmas :) but at least early January.

Trust me.
Title: Re: Big News
Post by: indiansummer on December 18, 2008, 02:18:02 PM
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Bono looks good!  :D
They all look good, must admit on Vertigo tour Larry and Adam were showing their age a bit, but bizarrely they now seem to  look younger, it's amazing what 100 zillion dollars does for you !!  loool
Title: Re: Big News
Post by: Anthony02 on December 18, 2008, 02:55:15 PM
Yea I have to agree on Larry and Adam. Larry just needed to get rid of the long slick hair, wasnt looking to good. Did I miss it in here, but when will the single be out and ready on itunes Im guessin?
Title: Re: Big News
Post by: Revolver7 on December 18, 2008, 02:58:28 PM
They all look good and young! I'm glad Bono is letting his hair grow out again...
Title: Re: Big News
Post by: Evil Bono on December 18, 2008, 03:03:29 PM
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No ... the first single will be released to radio some 2 months prior to the album release.

Maybe they'll even air it around Christmas :) but at least early January.

Trust me.

Maybe that rumor about Feb 23 is the actual release for the single?  That would sound about right. I'm guessing between the end of December and late January we'll hear the single.
Title: Re: Big News
Post by: m2 on December 18, 2008, 03:04:49 PM
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Yea I have to agree on Larry and Adam. Larry just needed to get rid of the long slick hair, wasnt looking to good. Did I miss it in here, but when will the single be out and ready on itunes Im guessin?

I thought the details of the single would be included, but they're apparently gonna milk this for all it's worth. Should be at least one more announcement coming, if not more.
Title: Re: Big News
Post by: Starfish on December 18, 2008, 03:11:28 PM
Matt, you should have learned your lesson about announcing announcements.  ;)
Title: Re: Big News
Post by: achtungboy on December 18, 2008, 03:17:13 PM
You know... I don't think you can really count it as 5 odd years between albums.

The tour ended in December 2006. So you count 2007 and 2008 that they actually put work into the album... It's really 2 years more or so.
Title: Re: Big News
Post by: Codywan24 on December 18, 2008, 03:18:23 PM
I thought the details of the single would be included, but they're apparently gonna milk this for all it's worth. Should be at least one more announcement coming, if not more.[/quote]

Well at least they made that one. It is U2 after all. If it had been much more detailed than it was I might have thought it was fake ;). Ah well, more reason to check this great site like 200 times a day.
Title: Re: Big News
Post by: silvrlvr on December 18, 2008, 04:30:57 PM
Did you notice on U2.com that the item says, "with additional production assistance from Steve Lillywhite?" When did he come back onto the scene? Or is he the closer for every U2 album?
Title: Re: Big News
Post by: TraKianLite/Zooropa on December 18, 2008, 04:37:27 PM
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Did you notice on U2.com that the item says, "with additional production assistance from Steve Lillywhite?" When did he come back onto the scene? Or is he the closer for every U2 album?

Atty Club also has that across a fair few songs, as does Achtung Baby, so whilst he hasn't technically produced anything other than Hurtdarb since 1983 he's always there, seemingly, and is now on Enloth.
Title: Re: Big News
Post by: DreamOutLoud on December 18, 2008, 04:46:16 PM
my first post here.. long time lurker.. ;D


and all I got to say is: WOOOOOOOOOHOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!

BRING ON 2009 already!

and my fav thing to look forward to is U2 Presales.. ohhhhhhhhhhhh boyyyyyyyyyyyy.

and march is my bday month too!
Title: Re: Big News
Post by: Ro~Jo on December 18, 2008, 04:47:49 PM
YES!  YES!  YES!!!!!

March 3rd is going to be a beautiful day.
Title: Re: Big News
Post by: bonogrl from Boston on December 18, 2008, 08:03:21 PM
 ;D ;D ;D

Very excited, can't wait!!!!!!!!!!  I was hoping it would be out in time for my birthday in Feb, but I'm ok with beginning of March!!  Looks like it's near the birthdays of a few of us here on this forum.
Title: Re: Big News
Post by: soloyan on December 19, 2008, 02:36:14 AM
I've noticed this at the end of the last U2.com newsletter, received today :

"Stop Press! Just heard that we have another exclusive video featuring the whole band all set for the next few days - keep checking in... "

Can't wait !
Title: Re: Big News
Post by: TheFlyingLemon on December 19, 2008, 05:57:18 PM
Ooh, thats interesting.  :)

Maybe its regarding the new song?
Title: Re: Big News
Post by: julesport on December 19, 2008, 09:01:33 PM
I read that too..................My heart began to beat real fast when I read that notice!!! ;D :D
Title: Re: Big News
Post by: Ultraviolet [ACAAs Polisher of Shiny PopMart Basses] on December 19, 2008, 09:23:32 PM
Ooh! I hadn't noticed that before! Thanks, soloyan!  ;D

*stares at screen, waiting for video to magically appear*
Title: Re: Big News
Post by: Mr. T on December 19, 2008, 09:30:29 PM
we should get an album leak in February. Bomb hit the torrent sites about a month before the official street date. 
Title: Re: Big News
Post by: Revolver7 on December 19, 2008, 11:48:46 PM
If the album does leak, I'll only listen to 2 or 3 songs at the most...I love the ritual of going out and buying a CD and rushing home to hear it. There's something really amazing about hearing a song for the first time...and I feel like if I listen to a whole album on the internet, it ruins the suprise...I don't want to know 100% of what I'm getting when I buy an album
Title: Re: Big News
Post by: TheFlyingLemon on December 19, 2008, 11:52:23 PM
I wonder if it is early enough to pre-order the album? So I don't have to rush to the music stores.
Title: Re: Big News
Post by: luieu2 on December 20, 2008, 07:54:29 AM
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If the album does leak, I'll only listen to 2 or 3 songs at the most...I love the ritual of going out and buying a CD and rushing home to hear it. There's something really amazing about hearing a song for the first time...and I feel like if I listen to a whole album on the internet, it ruins the suprise...I don't want to know 100% of what I'm getting when I buy an album
i agree with you totaly  ;)
Title: Re: Big News
Post by: TraKianLite/Zooropa on December 20, 2008, 08:47:34 AM
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I wonder if it is early enough to pre-order the album? So I don't have to rush to the music stores.

Well, you can, but it doesn't mean you should. That said, my plans involve getting it from an indie store a couple of blocks away, which will allow me to be incredibly smug and holier-than-thou about it.
Title: Re: Big News
Post by: Anthony02 on December 20, 2008, 02:12:31 PM
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If the album does leak, I'll only listen to 2 or 3 songs at the most...I love the ritual of going out and buying a CD and rushing home to hear it. There's something really amazing about hearing a song for the first time...and I feel like if I listen to a whole album on the internet, it ruins the suprise...I don't want to know 100% of what I'm getting when I buy an album


The old school way, I couldnt agree with you more. When HTDAAB came out, my buudy got it before the release and I wouldnt listen to it. Ah well maybe a few songs I did!
Title: Re: Big News
Post by: vickidvm on December 20, 2008, 08:54:16 PM
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If the album does leak, I'll only listen to 2 or 3 songs at the most...I love the ritual of going out and buying a CD and rushing home to hear it. There's something really amazing about hearing a song for the first time...and I feel like if I listen to a whole album on the internet, it ruins the suprise...I don't want to know 100% of what I'm getting when I buy an album

I agree, too, but usually lack the willpower to wait  :(
Title: Re: Big News
Post by: aarond on December 21, 2008, 05:08:01 PM
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If the album does leak, I'll only listen to 2 or 3 songs at the most...I love the ritual of going out and buying a CD and rushing home to hear it. There's something really amazing about hearing a song for the first time...and I feel like if I listen to a whole album on the internet, it ruins the suprise...I don't want to know 100% of what I'm getting when I buy an album

I agree, too, but usually lack the willpower to wait  :(

Me too. The last album I listened to a day before on u2.com and I think it has detracted from my enjoyment of the songs. One of my favorite memories was the day I bought Pop. (The first album to come out after I became a U2 fan) Now I'm not in love with that album or anything, but I loved just laying on my bed and exploring the newest piece of art from my favorite artist. I'm holding out this time. (But I will buy the single whenever it finally comes out!)