Just in case getting Songs of Innocence delivered for free to your iTunes library wasn’t enough to get you to listen, U2 has made another big announcement related to their latest album. The band is teaming with a group of well-known street artists who have done murals in Northern Ireland to create Films of Innocence, a series of videos that correlate with songs on the record. You can watch the trailer below. The videos will be made available for purchasing on iTunes in the coming weeks ... Discuss
Below is Charles Manson, one of America's most notorious serial killers, and his bride-to-be, 26-year-old Afton Elaine Burton, who goes by "Star." Burton obtained a marriage license last month, and the two hope to tie the knot next month. They'll have to get married in the visiting room of the jail where the 80-year-old Manson is serving a life sentence. "Y'all can know that it's true," Burton told the AP. "It's going to happen. I love him. I'm with him."
Rolling Stone broke the news of Burton's desire to marry Manson last year, when she told them "I'll tell you straight up, Charlie and I are going to get married." However, Manson seemed less certain. "Oh that," he told the reporter. "That's a bunch of garbage. You know that, man. That's trash. We're just playing that for public consumption" ... Discuss
"Do They Know It's Christmas?" may not have quite the time-honored tradition going for it that, say, candy canes do, but it's still a nice gesture. The original song was written by Bob Geldof in 1984 to raise money to fight famine in Ethiopia, and he enlisted talents like Phil Collins, Duran Duran, George Michael, Culture Club, Sting and Paul McCartney to sing it. For the 30th anniversary, Band Aid slightly reworked the tune to focus on Ebola in West Africa, and brought in a whole new batch of stars—like One Direction, Ellie Goulding, Rita Ora, Ed Sheeran, Sam Smith, Chris Martin, Sinead O'Conner, Bastille and Bono (again!)—to bring it home. You can watch the video below, but if you buy it on iTunes, the proceeds will go help the fight against Ebola in West Africa ... Discuss
Here’s a new song from Lorde’s custom curated Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 soundtrack. In the cover of Bright Eye’s “Ladder Song,” Lorde turns Conor Oberst’s piano ballad into a haunting addition to soundtrack’s impressive line-up ... Discuss
By now, you've started listening to Serial (haven't you?) so you know how addictive it is. And you've probably heard Miley Cyrus' "Wrecking Ball," so you know what an addictive little earworm that can be. And the geniuses over at Funny Or Die figured that two highly addictive things will probably be doubly addictive together, so they had mashup master Chambaland put together this surprisingly perfect little mix of the Serial theme song and "Wrecking Ball" and the result will tide you over until next week's episode of Serial ... Discuss
First things first: You can return your order of U2 collectible memorabilia, because Bono is OK. For now. But he's not going to be OK if he keeps flying around on faulty airplanes, as a recent incident in the air above Berlin ought to teach him. It seems his private jet's door flew off mid-flight—just a normal thing that happens to airplanes—scattering the U2 frontman's luggage where the streets have no name. If you're in Europe, you might want to go on a little field trip, because Bono's luggage is out there somewhere and, who knows he might be willing to handsomely reward whoever returns it to him. Or, better yet, maybe buy Bono some new suitcases and clothes, since he evidently landed in Berlin without any clothes or suitcase. Or, best of all, just automatically leave a bunch of new clothes for him that he has no say in whether or not he actually wants in his possession. See how he likes it ... Discuss