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Title: Next week?
Post by: Evil Bono on January 07, 2009, 04:07:30 PM
M2 wrote:

"We're hearing lots of buzz about the first single from U2's new album, which is expected to be "Get On Your Boots." Confirming anything has been a challenge today, but here's what we think we know:

A fan in Boston tell us that WBCN radio announced on-air yesterday that the new U2 single will "hit the airwaves" next week. WBCN is, of course, a longtime U2-friendly radio station.
But, a good source elsewhere is saying the single won't be on US radio until January 19.
We do know that US radio stations typically receive new singles on Thursdays or Fridays for airing the following week. So, it sounds like the new single should be out in the next week or two at most. We've got feelers out in a bunch of places, and we'll update this as we hear more.

On a semi-related note, U2tour.de is reporting that the UK standard version of No Line On The Horizon will include a bonus track. The UK and Japan typically get these bonus tracks. U2tour.de also expects the bonus track will be available on some of the limited editions of the album, too."


The clock is ticking :)

Title: Re: Next week?
Post by: LaughingGas on January 07, 2009, 04:10:36 PM
What is the bonus single gonna be!!!!????!!!!! :o
Title: Re: Next week?
Post by: LaughingGas on January 07, 2009, 04:11:49 PM
Bonus Track I mean, sorry. :P
Title: Re: Next week?
Post by: Aburrow on January 07, 2009, 04:12:42 PM
Please let it be next week. Please let it be next week. Please let it be next week. Please let it be next week. Please let it be next week. Please let it be next week. Please let it be next week. Please let it be next week. Please let it be next week. Please let it be next week.

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Title: Re: Next week?
Post by: TheFlyingLemon on January 07, 2009, 05:14:10 PM
Next week? But I want it now.   :(
Title: Re: Next week?
Post by: ProofThatThisIsReal on January 07, 2009, 05:42:38 PM
Maybe the bonus track is "For Your Love" --if that hasn't been morphed into something else.
Title: Re: Next week?
Post by: Ultraviolet [ACAAs Polisher of Shiny PopMart Basses] on January 07, 2009, 05:57:38 PM
*stares at radio impatiently*

Title: Re: Next week?
Post by: TheFlyingLemon on January 07, 2009, 05:59:58 PM
*gets crowbar and runs to nearest radio station*

"Where's my U2?!"
Title: Re: Next week?
Post by: vickidvm on January 07, 2009, 06:26:03 PM
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Please let it be next week. Please let it be next week. Please let it be next week. Please let it be next week. Please let it be next week. Please let it be next week. Please let it be next week. Please let it be next week. Please let it be next week. Please let it be next week.

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Please let it be good.  Repeat x 100
Title: Re: Next week?
Post by: Ultraviolet [ACAAs Polisher of Shiny PopMart Basses] on January 07, 2009, 06:40:11 PM
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Please let it be next week. Please let it be next week. Please let it be next week. Please let it be next week. Please let it be next week. Please let it be next week. Please let it be next week. Please let it be next week. Please let it be next week. Please let it be next week.

Repeat X100

Please let it be good.  Repeat x 100

Please let it be the best thing since Achtung Baby. Repeat x100.
Title: Re: Next week?
Post by: TheStoogeU2 on January 07, 2009, 06:47:51 PM
I live near Boston and get WBCN, and I heard this:

"And in other news, U2 debuts their new music and.....(then something not related to U2)..read more on WBCN.com"

So I ran to the computer, and alas.....


Nothing.
Title: Re: Next week?
Post by: TheFlyingLemon on January 07, 2009, 06:54:02 PM
Would be so annoying eh?
Title: Re: Next week?
Post by: whitewave on January 07, 2009, 07:04:17 PM
Please..100 times over!
 I know of a certain radio station in my area that will definitely play it as soon as they have it.. if the dj's don't where it out before they do new music day! :)  Please don't lose it!!!
Title: Re: Next week?
Post by: Aburrow on January 07, 2009, 07:14:21 PM
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Next week? But I want it now.   :(

Yep! SCREW NEXT WEEK!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: Next week?
Post by: TheFlyingLemon on January 07, 2009, 07:34:21 PM
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Next week? But I want it now.   :(

Yep! SCREW NEXT WEEK!!!!!!!!!!

I wanna sleep for a week so I don't have to wait.
Title: Re: Next week?
Post by: LaughingGas on January 07, 2009, 08:00:22 PM
Oh man!!!  I can't believe we are this close, yet it is so far away!!!  It is like waiting on Xmas eve for Xmas morning to arrive when I was a kid!!!  I can't take it, new U2 always sounds so good.  So refreshing compared to all of the crap out there.
Title: Re: Next week?
Post by: brrrger on January 07, 2009, 08:34:28 PM
I would like it if someone could freeze me in the snow for the next 12 days or so and thaw me out when the single is out.

But just think: It's been 1506 days since we got a new album from U2 so if we have to wait 12 more days to hear the new single, that's only .7% of the time it's been since the last album. If we had started a countdown on November 23, 2004 waiting for "Get Your Boots On" to come out, we'd already be 99.3% of the way there.
Title: Re: Next week?
Post by: LaughingGas on January 07, 2009, 08:42:47 PM
.7%!!!!!   That is way too long!!!!!   Ahhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!! :P
Title: Re: Next week?
Post by: Edges Les Paul on January 07, 2009, 09:14:02 PM
Oh my gosh, I am so happy you took the time to do that calculation, brrrger.
Title: Re: Next week?
Post by: u2boy11 on January 07, 2009, 10:37:24 PM
If I have to wait much longer, I think I will break out in a rash...
Title: Re: Next week?
Post by: Evil Bono on January 07, 2009, 11:27:30 PM
I emailed that radio station and asked if the new single is coming out next week for sure and this is what the reply was:

Tune in next week & find out




Yeah not a whole lot of info there I'm guessing they're getting emails up the ar*e about Get Your Boots On.  At least they emailed me back my local radio station didn't even respond. 
Title: Re: Next week?
Post by: TheFlyingLemon on January 08, 2009, 12:50:56 AM
I would take that as a yes, a bit of cheek in that.  ;D
Title: Re: Next week?
Post by: aarond on January 08, 2009, 06:31:01 AM
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Please let it be next week. Please let it be next week. Please let it be next week. Please let it be next week. Please let it be next week. Please let it be next week. Please let it be next week. Please let it be next week. Please let it be next week. Please let it be next week.

Repeat X100

Please let it be good.  Repeat x 100

Please let it be the best thing since Achtung Baby. Repeat x100.

You mean "All That You Can't Leave Behind"? I like "Achtung Baby" but I keep getting the impression people are down on the last 2 albums. I thought they were both brilliant. And at the risk of starting a war that moves this thread into another topic, I like them better than Achtung Baby. But I think "Joshua Tree" is the best album in the history of mankind, so anything in that direction or style I am going to be leaning toward. I hope I didn't start a debate nobody can win...

And I think that regardless of how they style the new stuff, we'll all love it.
Title: Re: Next week?
Post by: whitewave on January 08, 2009, 06:50:34 AM
I wish my radio station would let on what they know about the single release!!!!  Many of their dj's are big fans too!
Title: Re: Next week?
Post by: Aburrow on January 08, 2009, 06:57:47 AM
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Please let it be next week. Please let it be next week. Please let it be next week. Please let it be next week. Please let it be next week. Please let it be next week. Please let it be next week. Please let it be next week. Please let it be next week. Please let it be next week.

Repeat X100

Please let it be good.  Repeat x 100

Please let it be the best thing since Achtung Baby. Repeat x100.

You mean "All That You Can't Leave Behind"? I like "Achtung Baby" but I keep getting the impression people are down on the last 2 albums. I thought they were both brilliant. And at the risk of starting a war that moves this thread into another topic, I like them better than Achtung Baby. But I think "Joshua Tree" is the best album in the history of mankind, so anything in that direction or style I am going to be leaning toward. I hope I didn't start a debate nobody can win...

And I think that regardless of how they style the new stuff, we'll all love it.

I really liked the last two albums. At least as much as I like Achtung Baby. They are both brilliant.  :)
Title: Re: Next week?
Post by: mariamontreal on January 08, 2009, 07:01:14 AM
The single is supposed to be released next week or the week after . Usually Thursdays or Fridays . Can't wait ! Keep your ears tuned to your local music station next week .
Title: Re: Next week?
Post by: Aburrow on January 08, 2009, 09:37:19 AM
I'm sure it will be available somewhere on the Web long before it actually hits radio. I remember accessing Vertigo before its official release ... on a thread on this very web site.
Title: Re: Next week?
Post by: j2736 (i'm not a boy ! ) on January 08, 2009, 10:08:20 AM
since i'm here in the Philippines, i might as well stay tuned here. but, our local radio stations here are also eagerly awaiting for the new U2 songs. ;D omg! i'm getting excited and nervous somehow!
Title: Re: Next week?
Post by: Dark Angel on January 08, 2009, 12:20:32 PM
*sits still*
Title: Re: Next week?
Post by: mariamontreal on January 08, 2009, 01:06:53 PM
There is a good possibly aburrow that it could leak out somewhere. But I thought Vertigo came out because of the ipod commercial  they did , I could be wrong.
Title: Re: Next week?
Post by: Nielsen on January 08, 2009, 01:08:22 PM
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There is a good possibly aburrow that it could leak out somewhere. But I thought Vertigo came out because of the ipod commercial  they did , I could be wrong.

They better top Coldplay's commercial (I love that one though  :P)
Title: Re: Next week?
Post by: streetmission on January 08, 2009, 01:23:38 PM
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I'm sure it will be available somewhere on the Web long before it actually hits radio. I remember accessing Vertigo before its official release ... on a thread on this very web site.

I remember doing that too!  I'm sure I'll be hearing it online before I ever hear it on the radio.
Title: Re: Next week?
Post by: silvrlvr on January 08, 2009, 02:36:48 PM
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There is a good possibly aburrow that it could leak out somewhere. But I thought Vertigo came out because of the ipod commercial  they did , I could be wrong.

They better top Coldplay's commercial (I love that one though  :P)

They won't have to try hard to top Coldplay. Those boys cannot dance to save their lives. BUT isn't there a rumor of a schism between U2 and Apple? So perhaps there won't be an Apple ad this time out.
Title: Re: Next week?
Post by: Revolver7 on January 08, 2009, 02:54:28 PM
I haven't heard anything about a schism between U2 and Apple...but I may not be entirely informed  ;D
Title: Re: Next week?
Post by: Aburrow on January 08, 2009, 03:00:29 PM
Is there a schism between U2 and Coldplay?  :D

Seriously, do you think there is? (Off topic.)
Title: Re: Next week?
Post by: whitewave on January 08, 2009, 07:44:58 PM
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There is a good possibly aburrow that it could leak out somewhere. But I thought Vertigo came out because of the ipod commercial  they did , I could be wrong.
If I remember correctly last time there were leaks on the net because the album was stolen.
Title: Re: Next week?
Post by: LaughingGas on January 08, 2009, 09:09:57 PM
We still have two months to go.  That is a lot of time for the album to be "stolen" and for songs to surface.  Isn't Bono due to blare the new songs out of his home so fans can record them on their cell phones and put it on the web??? Haha.
Title: Re: Next week?
Post by: TheFlyingLemon on January 08, 2009, 09:17:47 PM
Why does everything have to do with Coldplay?
Title: Re: Next week?
Post by: Dark Angel on January 09, 2009, 02:56:43 AM
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Why does everything have to do with Coldplay?

Because Coldplay stole U2's sond and they/we want it back!
Title: Re: Next week?
Post by: spanner on January 09, 2009, 04:01:19 AM
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Why does everything have to do with Coldplay?

Because Coldplay stole U2's sond and they/we want it back!
did you see coldplay on xmas top of the pops / how much do they wanna be u2 / you chris martin doing his bono impression and even the guitarist was doing his edge impression playing guitar and keyboard ala new years day !!!!!!!
Title: Re: Next week?
Post by: whitewave on January 09, 2009, 05:24:32 AM
Coldplay---umm. isn't this a bit off topic?  Didn't Eno work a little on Viva with them?  I thought I heard that somewhere.
Title: Re: Next week?
Post by: DGordon1 on January 09, 2009, 09:26:38 AM
I think Coldplay get a little over-accused in this regard tbh. They do "borrow" U2's sound on occasion but not exclusively. I'm not a big fan of theirs, but they have some good songs - Viva La Vida for instance is a good listen and anything but a U2 rip-off. All bands mimic ithers to an extent. Even U2 in the early days took heavy leanings from the likes of The Clash, Joy Division etc.
Title: Re: Next week?
Post by: braxhunt on January 09, 2009, 10:04:18 AM
As a guy who loved the hell outta Viva La Vida I will just say 1)if your gonna rip someone off, who better than U2, but 2) at least admit to it.
Title: Re: Next week?
Post by: Henryx on January 09, 2009, 10:30:46 AM
In the begining was amusing to see Coldplay "borrow" a few things from the boys.
As a hardcore u2 fan I considered it a cool tribute.

Now, just watching Chris Martin with a Vertigo-like jacket it is plain annoying....
Title: Re: Next week?
Post by: Edges Les Paul on January 09, 2009, 10:39:49 AM
Okay, back to the topic of the single...Does anybody know if the radio will be the first place we can hear it (aside from any leaks), or will it be released on iTunes or what have you at the same time?
Title: Re: Next week?
Post by: mariamontreal on January 09, 2009, 11:07:10 AM
I am betting it will be out on the radio this time by the 19th . (anticipation)
Title: Re: Next week?
Post by: Dark Angel on January 09, 2009, 12:12:26 PM
I am hoping the 19th!
Title: Re: Next week?
Post by: domino on January 10, 2009, 11:29:59 AM
I woke up this morning, calculated that there were 9 days left and grinned excitedly....for a few moments i was totally convinced that the ALBUM was coming out...not just one song. URGH. march march march...on. i cant wait that long.