05 July 2004
Voice of the People.
Never underestimate the value of the odd survey to fill a gap when waiting
for news on an album...
And here's a couple of polls just in. U2 have been voted 'best band of the
past decade' in an online survey of 100,000 people for FHM Magazine in the
UK. They pipped Red Hot Chili Peppers, Oasis and Coldplay for top spot,
while 'All That You Can't Leave Behind' made it to fourth best album in
the last ten years.
One poll still taking place is at ESPN where U2 are pitted against one
Michael Jackson in a bid to identify 'Who is the bigger pop culture icon of
the past 25 years?'
The band are on the list because 'When a group that hit it big 20 years ago
goes on tour, everyone groans when they play "the new stuff." Well, not U2.
Not only have they stayed on top for close to three decades, but they've
also used their fame and fortune to speak out on political issues --
something you don't see most artists do.'
Couldn't have put it better ourselves! Need to move it though, Jackson is
just ahead at present. You can change the course of entertainment history
Finally the new edition of Q Magazine lists the '100 Most Powerful People In
Music' revealing which pop star has 'his own private mountain', is a '$300m
yoga freak' and - hint, hint, - 'who's got George Bush on speed dial'.
More here www.q4music.com