New Elbow - "Running To Stand Still" (U2 Cover)

War Child's latest covers compilation is shaping up to be the second best charity album of the year. Which is not that impressive since it's only January, but Heroes is still something to be excited about. Over the last few weeks we've highlighted contributions from Lily Allen, TV On The Radio, and Hot Chip. Now you can hear a faithful rendition of U2's heroin addict piano ballad "Running To Stand Still," courtesy of Merc Prize winners Elbow.Continue reading New Elbow - "Running To Stand Still" (U2 Cover)... - Source

U2's Manager Calls Radiohead Experiment A Flop

Paul McGuinness tells BBC6: *We should all be aware that Radiohead's honesty box release of their album to some extent backfired. Even though it was available on their own website for no money at all, if that was what you preferred to pay - 60 to 70% of the people who downloaded the record stole it anyway even though it was available for free.*U2's new LP is due out in early 2009. - Source

Rolling Stone Selects '25 Best Live Albums'

Included in the bunch:

Kiss - Alive
U2 - Rattle & Hum
Daft Punk - Alive 2007
The Who - Live At Leeds
Wilco - Kicking Television
Radiohead - I Might Be Wrong

View the full list here. - Source

Live8 Rebroadcast

MTV actually listened to the complaints and will air 10 hours of uninterrupted performance footage from last week's Live8 concerts. Starting at 10am-3pm, VH1 will start the broadcast and then it will switch to MTV from 3pm-8pm. Some of the performances include: U2, Pink Floyd, Coldplay/Richard Ashcroft, Paul McCartney, Killers, Robbie Williams, the Who and more...

If you can't watch, then maybe you'd like to download the performances from AOL. That site has a list of direct download links for almost every performer in every country. And as always, please go to the Live8 website and sign up, they don't want your money, just your face.

Gomez and U2 News

GOMEZ make their U.S. network television debut tomorrow night, November 10th, on "Late Night with Conan O'Brian." The U2 best of 1980-1990 compilation on sale now includes a 2nd disc of notable b-sides from that era. However, only the initial shipments of 1980-1990 include the 2nd disc, so if you're intending to pick up a copy, you ought to do so promptly. (Lord knows they need the cash.) Also, the first disc includes a secret track at the end.