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Infinity Is A Great Place To Start

Thirteen years at MTV News, and finally I get my close up! Ok, so it was a two-shot, but still. I knew today was special from the moment I forced myself from my warm sheets: my pre-order of U2’s “No Line On The Horizon” was waiting on iTunes. I spent...

Come On Up For The Rising

It took less than an hour for my inaugural cynicism to fade. It wasn’t the bunting, the banners, or the red, white and blue. It wasn’t The Mall, the monuments, or the museums. It wasn’t even hope, change, or unity. It was Bruce. My colleague, Gil,...

Hide & Seek: A Consideration Of REM & U2

In the fall of 1987, two scrappy rock bands stood poised for world domination. REM’s fifth release, “Document,” catapulted the band from college rock staples to mainstream mainstays. The band’s Top 10 hit, “The One I Love,” cracked...

With Or Without You

The release of “U23D” has prompted a wave of quips about how even a 70mm IMAX screen can’t hold Bono’s oversized ego. I dragged my pal Brian to a screening on Thursday night, my second. Once again, what struck me wasn’t its size, volume,...

U2 Talk ‘U2 3D’ Movie, New Album At Sundance

PARK CITY, Utah – The hot ticket at the Sundance Film Festival this weekend wasn’t an edgy Hollywood indie. It was a slick, super-saturated 3-D concert flick from Dublin. Park City’s Eccles Center was pulsing with an arena-sized dose of anticipation...