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U2 came out of the U.K. punk scene — from Ireland, specifically – with a stripped-down sound that hinted at grandeur beneath the skittering surface. Even on their very first album, 1980’s ‘Boy,’ Bono’s soaring vocals and the Edge’s shimmering guitar were aimed at something bigger than whatever punk and New Wave offered them. By 1983’s ‘War,’ U2 began making ripples with their anthem-sized songs about the same things Bob Dylan sang about 20 years earlier. On 1987’s ‘The Joshua Tree,’ they finally reached the legendary status they were striving for with a sprawling work about broken dreams at the end of the world. After a globe-conquering tour made them one of the era’s biggest bands, U2 shot back with an industrial-noise set called ‘Achtung Baby’ that set the course for their restless, ambitious career. They’re still following that exciting path.

Bono Needed a Whole Bunch of Surgery After His Bike Accident

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If you wondered how a little old "bike spill" could be serious enough to keep U2 from showing up for their scheduled week-long residency on 'The Tonight Show,' well, we don't blame you.

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10 Years Ago: U2′s ‘How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb’ Is Met With Cheers

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Tim Mosenfelder, Getty Images

Almost a year after U2 released 'How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb' on Nov. 22, 2004, Bono reflected on the quality of the record in the pages of Rolling Stone magazine.

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U2′s Bono Needs Surgery After Bike Accident

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Kevin Winter, Getty Images

U2 singer Bono reportedly needs surgery after a New York City bike accident.

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U2 Send Sober Slash A Case Of Guinness

Slash U2
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Slash, who has been sober for eight years, received a case of Guinness from U2 upon arriving in Dublin this week.

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Win a U2 Prize Package Featuring the New ‘U2: Revolution’ Book and Tons of Music

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Quarto

So how does U2's just-released studio effort fit into the group's wider legacy?

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U2 Invite Fans to Be Part of Their ‘Tonight Show’ Residency

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Jimmy Fallon asked U2 to spend a week sitting in on 'The Tonight Show,' and through the wonders of modern technology, that invitation has been extended to the band's fans.

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Foo Fighters Drummer Says U2′s New Album ‘Sounds Like a Fart’

Mike Lawrie / Samir Hussein, Getty Images
Mike Lawrie / Samir Hussein, Getty Images

As if being ripped apart by both Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne wasn't humiliating enough, now U2 are being slammed by the Foo Fighters' drummer for having the audacity to give away their new album to anyone with an iTunes account two months ago.

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U2 Hint at Ambitious Tour Plans for 2015

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U2 refused to play by the rules when they partnered with Apple for the shocking giveaway of their 'Songs of Innocence' album, and it sounds like they might also plan to defy a few expectations with their 2015 tour.

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26 Years Ago: U2 Debut ‘Rattle and Hum’ Film

Island/Paramount Pictures
Island/Paramount Pictures

During the last week of October 1988, U2‘s anticipated concert movie ‘Rattle and Hum’ was released in their native Ireland.

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The Real Reason U2′s Bono Wears Sunglasses Indoors

Kevin Winter, Getty Images
Kevin Winter, Getty Images

U2's Bono hasn't been wearing sunglasses for the last two decades to look cool. Instead, he's battling a light sensitivity caused by glaucoma.

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