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Rumor: U2 to play Apple’s Sept. 9 Event
Posted by: steve...
Date: September 04, 2014 02:01AM
SFGate

According to journalists in Ireland, the band has been rumored to have shot a music video in Dublin starring the next generation iPhone, 9to5Mac.com reported.

Adding to the gossip, U2 is widely believed to be releasing a new album this year, with the first single set to drop Tuesday — convenient timing, many have noted.

Reports out of Cupertino indicate some sort of elaborate sound stage is being constructed at the event’s site, according to Cult of Mac, another Apple blog, lending more credibility to the U2 rumors.





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Re: Rumor: U2 to play Apple’s Sept. 9 Event
Posted by: steve...
Date: September 04, 2014 02:14AM
In related news, a line has started to form 6 days early in NYC.

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Re: Rumor: U2 to play Apple’s Sept. 9 Event
Posted by: Black
Date: September 04, 2014 02:53AM
I feel like their last album is still barely off of the presses.

I can't help but feel that bands like U2, Pearl Jam, Coldplay ultimately hurt their image by allowing themselves to be coopted for commercial purposes. At the very least, there are songs by all three bands that I think are commercials every time I hear them because I first heard them on iTunes TV spots.



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Re: Rumor: U2 to play Apple’s Sept. 9 Event
Posted by: silvarios
Date: September 04, 2014 03:32AM
Pearl Jam was co-opted for commercial purposes? I thought they tended to shy away from the same deals. Wait, they were in a Target commercial or something?
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Re: Rumor: U2 to play Apple’s Sept. 9 Event
Posted by: Acer
Date: September 04, 2014 06:57AM
I'm a little disappointed that the edifice is just a sound stage. Not much else it could be if you think about it, but it seems kind of mundane for all the secrecy hype.
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Re: Rumor: U2 to play Apple’s Sept. 9 Event
Posted by: decay
Date: September 04, 2014 07:01AM
do you know how much Beatles merchandise was licensed when they were popular?

didn't hurt them, did it?



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Re: Rumor: U2 to play Apple’s Sept. 9 Event
Posted by: voodoopenguin
Date: September 04, 2014 07:24AM
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decay
do you know how much Beatles merchandise was licensed when they were popular?

didn't hurt them, did it?

Bought a couple of months ago.




A roll of 1960s Beatles wallpaper from Crown.

Paul
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Re: Rumor: U2 to play Apple’s Sept. 9 Event
Posted by: rz
Date: September 04, 2014 07:44AM
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Black
I feel like their last album is still barely off of the presses.

Actually, it's been 5 years. I can't believe it's been that long, but it has. Saw them on both legs of the 360 tour, two years apart.
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Re: Rumor: U2 to play Apple’s Sept. 9 Event
Posted by: ztirffritz
Date: September 04, 2014 07:52AM
I thought U2 or at least bono had a stake in Blackberry.



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Re: Rumor: U2 to play Apple’s Sept. 9 Event
Posted by: pRICE cUBE
Date: September 04, 2014 08:18AM
I am holding out for U3.



Ways to improve web conference image and sound quality. [forums.macresource.com]


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Re: Rumor: U2 to play Apple’s Sept. 9 Event
Posted by: decay
Date: September 04, 2014 08:24AM
wallpaper? nice!!

not on this list, though.

10 of the Strangest Officially Licensed Beatles Products Ever

Long before Kiss set the gold standard in licensing their band (brand?) to death, the Beatles were the kings of merchandise. And while some Beatles products made sense — pins, wigs, lunch boxes, posters, and the like — there was some really odd stuff sold using the Fab Four’s likeness. Here are ten such items, in no particular order.

[popdose.com]



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Re: Rumor: U2 to play Apple’s Sept. 9 Event
Posted by: Black
Date: September 04, 2014 08:39AM
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rz
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Black
I feel like their last album is still barely off of the presses.

Actually, it's been 5 years. I can't believe it's been that long, but it has. Saw them on both legs of the 360 tour, two years apart.

Oh.... it's so long since the singles came out I didn't realize the current album hadn't come out yet.

Considering Danger Mouse produced both singles, I hope he has a hand in the album too-- everything he touches seems to turn to gold lately.
Evidence piece A:
[www.youtube.com]



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Re: Rumor: U2 to play Apple’s Sept. 9 Event
Posted by: Black
Date: September 04, 2014 08:41AM
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voodoopenguin
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decay
do you know how much Beatles merchandise was licensed when they were popular?

didn't hurt them, did it?

Bought a couple of months ago.




A roll of 1960s Beatles wallpaper from Crown.

Paul

You guys (at least Paul, not sure about dk) are missing my meaning.
I'm not talking about band-related merchandise. I'm talking about the band performing like trained seals to promote an unrelated commercial purpose.
Yes, Pearl Jam was on a series of spots, could have been Target-- what;s left with me is that every time I hear the opening chords of "Fight to get it Back Again" I picture a TV commercial.
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Re: Rumor: U2 to play Apple’s Sept. 9 Event
Posted by: pinkoos
Date: September 04, 2014 08:49AM
I saw the U2 info posted yesterday as well. Looking forward to whatever the tie in ends up being...new album, pre-loaded new album, new single, an actual album release date, whatever.

I'm a big U2 fan (despite the current trend to dislike U2) and anything they can do to help push the new album is fine by me.



My music blog: [www.auditorymusings.net]


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Re: Rumor: U2 to play Apple’s Sept. 9 Event
Posted by: beagledave
Date: September 04, 2014 08:55AM
Nope.

[www.independent.ie]

U2 has quashed rumours it has struck a deal with Apple to pre-load their new album on to the iPhone 6.

A spokeswoman for the band said Bono and co have not struck a deal with Apple to release their upcoming album on its next

"They are not releasing their album on the iPhone, and they are not performing at the IPhone launch," she said.
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Re: Rumor: U2 to play Apple’s Sept. 9 Event
Posted by: voodoopenguin
Date: September 04, 2014 09:16AM
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Black
You guys (at least Paul, not sure about dk) are missing my meaning.

Sorry, I hadn't missed your meaning but just thought a little slightly related bit of fun could be popped in.

Paul
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Re: Rumor: U2 to play Apple’s Sept. 9 Event
Posted by: decay
Date: September 04, 2014 09:22AM
well, there was a special U2 iPod.

so there is a connection, if somewhat tenuous and in the past.



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Re: Rumor: U2 to play Apple’s Sept. 9 Event
Posted by: rjmacs
Date: September 04, 2014 10:02AM
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decay
well, there was a special U2 iPod.

so there is a connection, if somewhat tenuous and in the past.

Yeah, but that was Bono's way of coercing Apple to do something charitable, which was all but anathema to Steve Jobs. It definitely wasn't about U2 selling out to Apple.



rj
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Re: Rumor: U2 to play Apple’s Sept. 9 Event
Posted by: ztirffritz
Date: September 04, 2014 10:27AM
So Bono was shilling for Blackberry, while his investment firm, Elevation Partners, was buying 40% of Palm, and this followed the U2 iPod by only a few years. Seems they managed to play, and lose from every angle on the smartphone front...then again, HP bought Palm for $1Billion and Elevation Partners bought 40% for $100Million...so actually they did pretty well on that investment.



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Re: Rumor: U2 to play Apple’s Sept. 9 Event
Posted by: JoeM
Date: September 04, 2014 12:01PM
The new U2 album will come preloaded on Pono. dunno smiley



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Re: Rumor: U2 to play Apple’s Sept. 9 Event
Posted by: pinkoos
Date: September 04, 2014 01:09PM
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beagledave
Nope.

[www.independent.ie]

U2 has quashed rumours it has struck a deal with Apple to pre-load their new album on to the iPhone 6.

A spokeswoman for the band said Bono and co have not struck a deal with Apple to release their upcoming album on its next

"They are not releasing their album on the iPhone, and they are not performing at the IPhone launch," she said.

They've since retracted their statement and it's only available on Google cache now.
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Re: Rumor: U2 to play Apple’s Sept. 9 Event
Posted by: Lux Interior
Date: September 04, 2014 01:44PM
When did the Beatles' line-up include Eric Idle?

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voodoopenguin
Bought a couple of months ago.

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Re: Rumor: U2 to play Apple’s Sept. 9 Event
Posted by: Mini 9
Date: September 04, 2014 08:15PM
Did any of the beatles have dental work? (cosmetic)
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Re: Rumor: U2 to play Apple’s Sept. 9 Event
Posted by: decay
Date: September 04, 2014 11:44PM
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Lux Interior
When did the Beatles' line-up include Eric Idle?

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voodoopenguin
Bought a couple of months ago.





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