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U2 in the 21st Century

by Ronald A. Rowe October 20th, 2014
NOTE: This is Part 3 of a month-long celebration of U2, covering the band’s music in the 21st century.  You can read about the band’s origins and hey days here and here.  And join us back here next week as we wrap up U2 month at Tunes News.

After two decades of international prominence on the music scene, the members of U2 realized that they were heading in the wrong direction with the disappointing reception of Pop in 1997.  So U2 did what U2 does and reinvented itself.  2000’s All That You Can’t Leave Behind stripped away the
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The Glory Days of U2

by Ronald A. Rowe October 13th, 2014 | Featured Artist
With the release of War, U2 went from up and coming band to full-fledged stardom.  “Sunday Bloody Sunday” was more than a rock song, it was an anti-war anthem for a generation removed from the activism of the Vietnam era.  The album and associated tour produced a live album, Under a Blood Red Sky, and a concert video, Live at Red Rocks.

While most bands with one highly successful album under their belt attempt to recapture the magic formula that
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  • Album Review – The Return of the Killer

    by Ronald A. Rowe October 17th, 2014 | Album Review
    Rock and Roll legend Jerry Lee Lewis is back with a new studio album this month.  Rock & Roll Time is the third album released by Lee in the 21st Century and his first with Vanguard Records.  The Killer, as Lewis has come to be known over the course of his 50+ years in the business, has enjoyed some of the biggest success of his career with his last two albums.  Both Last Man Standing and Mean Old Man sold well and were critically acclaimed.

    Rock & Roll Time features Lewis partnering with a who’s who of top artists.  Keith
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  • Artist Review – Molly Roth

    by Gary Hays October 16th, 2014 | Artist Review
    Now and again a sparkle of hope permeates the densely fogged landscape of “Indie Land.” A beacon of hope for humanities battle scared ears. Many have come, many have failed, and it is we the listeners who must endure the consistent interference of “no talents” in our seemingly endless search for a star.

    While strolling the sacred grounds of Indie music sites, as with searching for a book, I scrolled past the uninviting covers before mentally slamming the brakes of my finger into a near out of control spin. Hello Ms. Roth. Cool retro pics. Let’s get acquainted, shall we?

    Since
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