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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.

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Mark Metcalfe, Getty Images

U2 Pay Tribute to Late Tour Manager Dennis Sheehan at Los Angeles Show

U2's performance at the Forum in Los Angeles last night included a tribute to the band's longtime tour manager Dennis Sheehan, who died unexpectedly just hours before they took the stage.

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Twitter / Matthias Nareyek, Getty Images

U2′s Tour Manager, Dennis Sheehan, Dies

Dennis Sheehan, U2's longtime tour manager, was found dead in a Los Angeles hotel this morning.

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Watch U2 Pay Tribute to B.B. King With ‘When Love Comes to Town’

U2 performed their hit collaboration for the first time since 1993.

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Kevin Mazur, Getty Images

U2′s New Tour Kicked Off With Big Hits, Video Thrills and One Scary Spill

U2 kicked off their Innocence + Experience Tour last night in Vancouver with a career-spanning set list, a stunning new stage setup and a stunning mishap.

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Island Records

U2 Accused by Russian Government of Spreading Gay Propaganda

In news that will no doubt trigger a flood of jokes better suited to the locker room after an eighth-grade gym class, a Russian government official is accusing U2 of spreading gay propaganda with its Songs of Innocence LP.

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John Phillips, Getty Images

Bono Still Recuperating as U2 Prepare to Begin Tour

Don't expect to see Bono pick up a guitar during U2's upcoming iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE tour.

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Jerod Harris / Matthias Nareyek / MJ Kim / Ian Gavan, Getty Images

Tom Petty, U2, Pink Floyd, Metallica, Neil Young Fall on Grammy Night

The Grammy Awards are hailed as "music's biggest night," but it proved to be a big disappointment for classic-rock artists, instead.

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AC/DC and U2 Rumored to Perform at Grammy Awards

Reports are saying that U2 and AC/DC are "confirmed" to perform at the ceremony on Feb. 8.

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The Edge Says Bono ‘Can’t Move for the Next Couple of Months’

We already knew Bono needed to heal from his recent bike accident before U2 embark on their 2015 tour.

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Mike Coppola, Getty Images

U2 Announce 2015 Tour

U2 will kick off a 19-city, 44-concert arena tour in May 2015 with a string of shows in several major North American cities.

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