U2 and The Ireland Funds announce today that they will finance a scheme to offer children and young people in Ireland the opportunity to learn a musical instrument and/or avail of vocal tuition. U2 will provide €5m to ensure the national rollout of the instrumental and vocal tuition elements on a phased basis to 2015. The Ireland Funds will begin a campaign to raise a further €2m.
For No Line On The Horizon the band asked longtime photographic collaborator Anton Corbijn not just to take the pictures but also to make a film. The result is 'Linear': not a music video but a companion piece that takes themes from the songs and turns them into a mesmerising road trip. We caught up with Anton to ask him what 'Linear' is all about.
Edge and Adam were in Berlin tonight for the European premiere of 'It Might Get Loud'. The pair flew in to Germany for the screening of the Davis Guggenheim directed documentary at The Berlinale, one of Europe's major film festivals