Bono Remembers Mandela

‘He has been a forceful presence in my life going back to 1979, when U2 made our first anti-apartheid effort’


Bono writes that he could charm the birds off the trees.  As Bono remembered Mandela in such a way that friends and family often remember love ones that pass on. The deepest respect and love which extends beyond the work his done.

Bono has a deep respect for Mandela’s fight to bring freedom to South Africa's people of color.  Bono responded during a time when apartheid spoke loudest in a country that offered no hope or future for African people of color.

In 1985, U2 along with other bands responded to Steve Van Zandt’s call to lend a voice to speak up against apartheid. Sun City was born.  Artists in years past performed at the casino earning massive paydays, before the awakening of the people to the issues within South Africa. Most bands stopped performing in South Africa others donated their pay to causes to fight apartheid.

Bono continues to be out spoken on human right issues some might say that a rocker has no place in such matters.  Mandela like Bono believes in the human spirit that lives within each of us.

Mandela’s work lives on in each of us. Bono will continue to speak out against those issues that keep the human spirit down. This is not a time of sadness, we shall rejoice that within our life time we have seen that one man can make a difference and maybe that difference can inspire us to achieve that what seems impossible.  

Ordinary Love Video Released


A new song, Ordinary Love, written for the movie Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom, is released on vinyl for Record Store Day on 29 Nov, 2013.

Was released earlier today on the facebook and subscriber site of U2. 

The new track comes form the soundtrack of Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom and it's called Ordinary Love.  #mandela

Post by U2.

U2 in Bray


The boys spotted this week filming in Bray, CO Wicklow yesterday with fans praying that the band would be shooting a new album cover. The band has been held up at teh Bray Head Hotel before filming a segment. "Desire" could be heard along the seafront.

The boys performed an impromptu set for select passerby who just happened to be at the right place at the right time.  Locals may be included in the video. 

As we reported earlier in the week the back released their first song in three years. The track appears in the trailer for the upcoming biopic movie on the life of Nelson Madela called ‘Mandela: Long walk to freedom’. However the track may not appear on the band’s new album, as it was specifically written for the Mandela movie.