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Bono of U2 puts liberal politics aside to support Steve Scalise, police and the GOP after Alexandria, Virginia baseball game shooting…

Well, it appears that Bono and the band U2 are on Team Scalise, absolutely! Bono is a very liberal guy, he really is but I know there are times when he has no choice to be real when he needs to be. I know liberals have a deep hatred for Republicans and Conservatives. I’m sure Bono does too but he’s smart enough to put politics aside and have some heart. Ya know, something called “compassion” is the correct word I’m looking for.

U2 has the balls to show respect and love for the victims and law enforcement after the Alexandria shooting. Take note from Bono, liberals!

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/u2-so-grateful-steve-scalise-and-others-survived-shooting/article/2626589

Of course, most of the mainstream media ignores this. CNN doesn’t say anything about it and neither does NBC. Media hates when people do positive things for Republican people, it’s disgusting.

Look, you may disagree with GOP political views all you want to but when they’re suffering, you should put politics aside and have some heart but most liberals don’t. Ever since this shooting happened, I haven’t seen one liberal publicly condemn the shooting. They never put out their thoughts and prayers or none of that stuff. Shameful.

I don’t like Bono’s politics but I loved what he did here. Like I said, take note from Bono, liberals. It doesn’t hurt to be kind and give some love to conservatives even if you don’t agree with their views. Try it sometime!

Kev

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I think Bono’s love for playing guitar isn’t over, he shouldn’t be too worried about it…

Bono claims that he may never play guitar again due to his bike accident. As you all know Bono hurt himself last Nov. in New York City in a bicycle accident. He hurt himself pretty bad. Now he is worried that he may never play guitar again.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/indiahome/indianews/article-2894784/U2-s-Bono-never-play-guitar-again.html

It may not seem like that Bono is a guitar player but he is. He’s been playing guitar for U2 for many years. If you watch the live U2 video performances in youtube you can see plenty of videos of Bono playing guitar. He may not be a virtuoso but he’s just a rhythm guitarist from the looks of things. The Edge does all of the lead guitar work obviously. Bono sings most of the time on the stage.

I don’t think his guitar playing days are over as he claims. I’m sure there are ways to get his strength for his arms back and stuff. He might have to relearn guitar all over again, though.

I don’t get all the u2 hate. I’ve always liked them and still do. I’m not that crazy about their newer music… I was more into the earlier U2 like the stuff they did in the early 80’s and early 90’s. My favorite U2 albums were “October”, “The Joshua Tree”, “Unforgettable Fire”, “Zooropa”, “All That You Can’t Leave Behind” and “Achtung Baby”. Everything else they did was kind of, meh.

U2 doesn’t suck, though. They should be respected ’cause look at how many legendary bands out there that stuck together for a long time with the same members? U2 had a 30 year or more career and they’ve always been the same 4 guys: Bono, Adam, Larry and Edge. Many bands over the years have had many replacements in the lineup but not U2. If that’s not impressive, then I don’t know what else it is.

Kev

People who complain and whine about the U2 album…

Even if Apple just recently gave people the option to delete the new U2 album off of their Iphones, Ipads or Ipods or whatever… people are still complaining and bitching. After all this has been going on, I am starting to figure out why people are hating.

Here’s the deal…

People like free things. Don’t lie about it. Everybody loves free things. The reason everybody is hating on Apple and U2 is not because they gave out a free album. It’s not because of Apple or Itunes. People are only complaining and bitching because it all depends on the artist who is giving away the free album.

We all know that U2 has been one of the most hated bands for a long time now. In the past, U2 used to be one of the most respected bands in the world but after the album, “Achtung Baby”… that’s when U2 got a lot of hate when they decided to change their genre of music and go electronic for their albums, “Zooropa” and “POP”. Then Bono got himself into this Africa activism for starving children and all that stuff which is part of why they teamed up with Apple.

America loves free music but like I said it all depends on the artist who’s giving away free music on Itunes.

How much do you wanna bet that if artists like Taylor Swift, Adelle or John Mayer gave out a free album on Itunes… everybody wouldn’t mind it. People would have been all for it.

It’s all about the artist, not Apple.

How much do you wanna bet that those people who complained and whined about the new U2 album being forced on their gadgets didn’t even listen to the album? They just felt like hating. Haters are gonna hate.

Sharon Osbourne just recently called out Apple and U2 for this on twitter, she’s hating on them too. I personally think that the only reason Sharon is hating ’cause she’s mad that Apple didn’t ask Ozzy to be a part of it. If Apple asked Ozzy or Black Sabbath to give out a free album, I’m almost 100% positive Sharon WOULD be on board for it.

I’m pretty sure this won’t be the last time Apple is gonna do this. They’ll do this again with a different artist but who knows who???

The reason Apple did this ’cause Steve Jobs was good friends with Bono before he died and I’m sure this is what Steve would have wanted. I think they did it in Steve’s honor. I can see Apple giving away free albums by Bob Dylan next ’cause Steve was a huge fan of his.

Like I said above, everybody likes free music… don’t lie about it… some people just hated U2 being the first one to do it.

No matter what people think of this idea… I think it’s a good marketing strategy. It’s a good way to get artists out there. Apple will probably do this more. This will be an ongoing trend.

I mean, if people hate Apple so much then why did they get an Iphone or an Ipod??? There are other gadgets out there and other brands. That’s why people have agreed to use Androids and there are other Mp3 players too.

I used to hate Apple and at first, I never wanted anything to do with Apple products until now. Now I’m in love with Apple products and think there is nothing wrong with them.

There’s no reason for people to complain. They just complain ’cause that’s all they’re gonna do. Once again, haters are gonna hate. I think they’re just jealous that U2 got shoved in everyone’s faces like that.

Instead of complaining and whining… just listen to the album. I think it’s a great album and the boys are back musically!!! I’ve listened to it a couple of times already.

Kev

U2’s new album, “Songs of Innocence” is actually a pretty great album, surprisingly!!!

There’s a lot of U2 hate going on but I don’t understand it. I stopped liking the band for a long while myself but I don’t “hate” them. I still respect U2 for their legacy and I still love their earlier music. Honestly, I think I stopped liking U2 after their, “All That You Can’t Leave Behind” album which was their best new album in the 2000’s years, in my opinion.

I listened to their new album, “Songs of Innocence” they just released for Itunes for FREE two times already. I’m very impressed with the album. It seems they got their old school sound back a little bit. I can hear a lot of 70’s and 80’s style that U2 used to have back in the day. There’s a lot of Ramones and the Clash influences on the album which is what the album is about. It’s a homage to those two legendary bands, I believe.

This is Bono’s best singing and the Edge’s guitar playing, WOW!!!! The whole band is pretty tight all the way through. I think the songwriting is very impressive on this album.

My two favorite tracks on the album are “Sleep Like A Baby Tonight” and “Raised By Wolves”. “Cedarwood Road” is a very good song too. The song “Sleep Like A Baby Tonight” kind reminds me of their classic song, “Bullet the Blue Sky” a little bit.

I was pretty impressed with the new U2 album so I’ll probably keep it. Sometime I’ll have to figure out how to get the album on my Ipod Touch. I’m sure there’s a way, i’ll figure it out.

I know a lot of people are upset that they have to get forced to have the album on your Apple gadgets but give the album a chance. Give it a listen and you might actually enjoy it yourself. I know a lot of people are pissed at Bono at this idea but I think it’s pretty cool! It’s a good marketing idea for your band and creative! Because of this, I’m sure U2’s new album, “Songs of Innocence” will be a no. 1 album on the Billboard Charts.

If you have an Iphone or an Ipad or whatever, you should give the album a listen. I think U2 just won my respect back.

Kev

Was the new U2 album really FREE??? Technically, it wasn’t…

It may seem like that Bono have joined the free music movement but in reality, he hasn’t. Technically, the album wasn’t free at all. Apple paid the band U2 for this. I bet Apple paid U2 a lot of money for this, I mean a lot of money… possibly millions. Why did Bono agree to try to give this album away for free? 

Simply because he feels the charts today are broken and I agree. He’s another one who feels that today’s music industry isn’t the same anymore. 

http://time.com/3313164/bono-u2-apple-itunes/

After U2 giving away their album for a free download on Itunes, I have a feeling that more bands & artists will follow. This could be an ongoing trend in Itunes. 

I’ve just downloaded the new U2 album. I couldn’t download it on my Ipod Touch ’cause I didn’t have IOS7 on there yet but my Ipad does have IOS7 so I downloaded it for the Ipad instead. 

I’ll give the new album a listen this week and will give it a review. 

Kev

U2 finally releases their new album but they release it for FREE on Itunes!!!

Suddenly, U2 appeared out of the blue and announced they just finally released their new album titled, “Songs of Innocence”. Even though I stopped liking U2 for a while, I’ll check this album out as long as it’s free. Why not? I listened to a few clips of the album and it actually sounds pretty good. Look like they got their old-school sound back which is what I wanted from the band. I’m interested in hearing it ’cause they did a tribute for the Ramones on the album, they dedicated a song for them. 

Why are they releasing this album for free? Simply because it’s in celebration of their 10 year team up with Apple. 

I purchased the free album but it’s not in my Itunes library yet but on the U2 Itunes page, it says it will be soon so I guess we’ll have to wait. 

It’s funny, ya know… I could have sworn that U2 said they weren’t gonna release an album this year but guess they decided to release it earlier. Looking forward to hearing it, though!

I’ve heard every U2 album in their entire career. I just like their older stuff more than their new stuff. 

Kev