Steve Lillywhite NPR Interview

This is an excellent interview of Steve Lillywhite by the NPR program World Cafe.  Steve Lillywhite has an on going relationship with NPR due to the NPR Lillywhite Sessions show.  The interview covers his work in the early days on U2′s first three albums, Boy, October, and particularly War.  Topics include;  Martin Hannett, how Steve became the Boy producer, meetingPaul McGuinness, an early U2 gig, A Day Without Me, unfocused passion and October, War, Sunday Bloody Sunday, Larry and the click track, aren’t I great or aren’t I crap, New Years Day, Adam’s bass, Drowning Man.

Originally broadcast June 1th, 2008 by NPR.  Copyright 2008 NPR.

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Edge interviewed on RTE

Host John Kelly interviews The Edge for RTE’s The View.  Topics include:  Surviving the early punk movement, Dublin in the 70s, Lipton Village, Bowie, The Sex Pistols, the early days of U2, Dylan, Springsteen, the band as Social Democrats, the pressure of number one, the songs come first, conflict within the band, playing live, the future of the music business, Eno and Lanois, in the studio, Bono’s lyrics, the evolution of cooperation.  Originally broadcast March 31st, 2008 on RTE 1.

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CNN Interview from U2-3D Premier

U2 were at the Sundance Film Festival in Park City Utah for the U2-3D film premier.  CNN correspondent Brooke Anderson speaks to the band and U2-3D director Catherine Owens.  Added on January 21st, 2008 to the CNN website.

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Paul McGuinness Joshua Tree Interview

Paul McGuinness is interviewed by Phantom 105.2 FM Dublin. The topic is the recent 20th Anniversary reissue of The Joshua Tree album. Topics include; The Unforgettable Fire, Brian Eno and Daniel Lanois, the Joshua Tree B-sides, America, Brian Eno and Streets, One Tree Hill, Greg Carroll, Anton Corbjn, Time Magazine, playing arenas, opening acts, LAPD closing down the Streets video shoot, Steve Lillywhite, Jimmy Iovine, Rattle and Hum backlash, Joshua Tree CD reissue, The Sweetest Thing, Waves Of Sorrow, touring before recording, re-recording Pop, Joshua Tree as a double album, the new album sessions. Original interview courtesy of Phantom FM Dublin can be found here. Originally broadcast December 9th, 2007.

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Edge discusses Led Zeppelin

As part of Zane Lowe’s Masterpieces series, Edge does a very VERY short bit on his admiration for Led Zeppelin. Recorded from BBC Radio 1 on November 8th, 2007.

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Bono on NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams

Bono is interviewed by Brian Williams on the set of Saturday Night Live. Topics include; Africa, AIDS, the One Campaign, Product Red, Bono’s Liberty Medal speech and his torture remarks. Bono also briefly discusses the upcoming U2 album. After the main interview, Bono talks about the interview and thanks Brian and NBC for the coverage.

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Bono Rolling Stone Interview

A short audio excerpt from a great Rolling Stone interview with Bono. Topics include; Activism or U2, The One campaign, America, a new kind of idealism. Audio interview conducted by Anthony DeCurtis and copyright RollingStone.com.

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Bono discusses Across The Universe

Bono talks very briefly to Hollywood.com about the movie Across The Universe.  First released September 14th, 2007.

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Bono discusses Luciano Pavarotti

Bono pays tribute to Luciano Pavarotti in a short discussion with BBC presenter Eddie Mair. Topics include; Bono’s father and Pavarotti, how Miss Sarajevo came about, flying with Pavarotti, staying at Pavarotti’s summer home, the empathy behind the notes. Recorded and first broadcast September 6th, 2007.

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U2 on The Culture Show, BBC Two

U2 are in Brussels Belgium for the first show of the European Vertigo tour. While there, the band have a short interview with Mariella Frostrup for the BBC 2 TV series The Culture Show. Topics include; touring, Live 8, Bono’s work, etc. Recorded June 10th, 2005, first broadcast 7:00PM, June 13th, 2005.

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