Stephen Malkmus and Tim Heidecker talk classic rock, shared hatred of Frank Zappa

As part of the promotion for Stephen Malkmus’ new album with his band the Jicks, Spin decided to set up a phone call between the former Pavement frontman and comedian, movie reviewer, and fellow musician Tim Heidecker. Why? Because why the hell not. Well, actually, it’s because the two are apparently pretty big fans…

See Kendrick Lamar kick off the Grammys with U2 and Dave Chappelle

Earlier this month, the Grammys announced that Kendrick Lamar would be returning to its stage for what we assumed would be another intense and powerful performance like his showing in 2016. Then, once rumors emerged that Lamar’s performance would feature a couple of special guests—specifically U2 and comedian Dave…

Fan favorites Womp It Up! and U Talkin’ U2 To Me? emerge from hibernation with surprise episodes

In Podmass, The A.V. Club sifts through the ever-expanding world of podcasts and recommends the previous week’s best episodes. Have your own favorite? Let us know in the comments or at podmass@avclub.com.

U2 bassist Adam Clayton thanks bandmates for helping him through addiction

Last night, a number of famous musicians appeared at a benefit show honoring both the MusiCares charity—which provides medical and general emergency assistance to people in the music business—and Adam Clayton, the bassist for U2. A lot of the performers in attendance talked about how MusiCares helped them out, either…

U2’s being sued for stealing parts of Achtung Baby’s “The Fly”

A British songwriter is accusing U2 of ripping off one of his songs for a single off 1991’s Achtung Baby. Per Billboard, songwriter Paul Rose lodged a complaint against the band on Monday, seeking a songwriting credit and $5 million in damages over allegations that “The Fly” copies elements of his song “Nae Slappin.”

ABC postpones the return of Shondaland for real-life political shitshow

In case you’re in the market for yet another reason to be despondent over the presidential inauguration next week, this bit of news should come in handy. Apparently, the looming specter of an impending Trump administration has been deemed important enough to hijack ABC’s primetime programming the night before the…

U2 will relive 1987, perform The Joshua Tree in full on tour and at Bonnaroo

In honor of The Joshua Tree’s 30th anniversary, U2’s members will go where the streets have no name because they still haven’t found what they’re looking for. And they will do it with or without you. The band has announced that it will perform the iconic album in full during each stop on a tour spanning North America…

On its 25th anniversary, Achtung Baby remains U2’s defining achievement

As rock bands set on changing the world go, U2 has actually followed through and done some tangible good for important humanitarian causes. That doesn’t negate the fact that, for many, its sermonizing on the mount can be a turnoff. I felt that during one of the last times I saw the band in concert, where the sight of…

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