Tag: Bono

Film, Music

Excess and Perversity: The James Bond Theme Songs

Radiohead released their rejected James Bond theme song over the holidays. How did it stack up against the accepted songs of the series?...

Concert Reviews, Music

Concert Review: U2, Air Canada Centre, Toronto, 7/6/15

For a group that once loudly and proudly proclaimed that they were reapplying for the job of best band in the world, U2 have faced their...

CD Reviews, Music

CD Review, U2, “Songs Of Innocence”

Now that the long national terror has abated, we can talk candidly. ...

Willie Nile

Music, Podcast, The Matt 'N' Jeff Radio Hour

The Matt ‘N’ Jeff Radio Hour, Episode 24: Willie Nile

Singer/songwriter Willie Nile drops by the Radio Hour to talk about his new album, American Ride....

Popdose Interviews, Television

The Popdose Interview(s): Rick Gonzalez, Ray Wise, Tara Butters, and Michele Fazekas of “Reaper”

From September 2007 to May 2009, The CW served as the home for 31 episodes of one of the most un-CW-like series ever to grace the...

Podcast, Songs of Freedom

Songs of Freedom: Episode Three

Episode 3 focuses on MTV: the role of politics in its history and programming, and the politically motivated artists who've been a part of...

Music, The Very Guest Of...

The Very Guest Of… Keith Richards

We couldn’t talk about Mick Jagger without talking of his dark twin, soulmate and nemesis … wait a minute, we’ve done this...


Current Events, Sugar Water

Sugar Water: Turn Off the Dark, Push the Panic Button, Rinse, Repeat

Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark doesn't officially open until March 15, but it's already been slammed with some of the worst reviews...


Music, The Very Guest Of...

The Very Guest Of… Sinéad O’Connor

Untrammeled craziness is a disastrous career move. But sometimes craziness, tactically deployed, can raise a recording to greatness. A look...



Popdose Roundtable: “Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark”

Molly Marinik – I am always pleased when theater gets to stand in line with the pop culture stories of the day.  It affirms its...


Music, Rock Court

Rock Court, Small Claims Division: a-ha v. U2

All rise. The rules of this courtroom are simple. You will be presented with two songs, one by the plaintiff and one by the defendant. It...


DVD Reviews, Film

DVD Review: “More Than This: The Story of Roxy Music”

It should come as no surprise that the members of Roxy Music spent time in art school. The band’s interests went far beyond creating...


Contests, Television

Popdose Contest: Win a “Spectacle” Prize Pack

The second season of Spectacle: Elvis Costello With … is upon us. Year two of the acclaimed Sundance Channel music series debuted...


Television, TV Reviews

TV Review: “Spectacle: Elvis Costello with … “

TV viewers who enjoy good conversation about, and performance of music will be pleased to know that Elvis Costello’s acclaimed series...


DVD Reviews, Film

DVD Review: “Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Live”

There seem to be two camps of people when it comes to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: those who feel that rock and roll deserves a...


CD Reviews, Music

CD Review: U2, “The Unforgettable Fire” (Remastered)

So, friends, here we are again to determine whether you need to purchase the latest entry in Island’s U2 remastering series. First a...


Music, Popdose Interviews

The Popdose Interview: Howard Jones

Howard Jones is best remembered as an icon of '80s pop, but he's never stopped working -- as evidenced by Ordinary Heroes, the new...


Concert Reviews, Music

Live Music: U2, Foxborough, Mass., 9/20/09

We’ve got old songs We’ve got new songs We’ve got songs we can’t play We’ve got a spaceship But we...


Book Reviews, Books

Book Review: Andrew Mueller, “I Wouldn’t Start From Here”

Andrew Mueller, I Wouldn’t Start From Here: The 21st Century and Where It All Went Wrong (U.S. edition, 2009, Soft Skull) purchase...


How Bad Can It Be?

How Bad Can It Be?: “Across the Universe”

Hey, you! You dig the Beatles, right? ‘course you do! That’s because you belong to some subset of the umbrella group Human...


Hooks 'N' You, Music, Popdose Interviews

Hooks ‘N’ You: The Devlins, “Drift”

Has this ever happened to you? You’ve bought a new album. You put it on and hit “play,” and as it’s playing, you...