Tuesday, May 20, 2014

U2.COM : 'I Wore These Shoes...'

"I wore these shoes in the spring and summer of 2013... 
We were recording in Electric Lady in NY and they walked
the West Village with me…and brought me back to Dublin
in September for my marriage to Mariana..."

Adam Clayton 

Adam has donated a signed pair of his Jimmy Choo shoes - with a note for the buyer explaining their personal significance. 

The shoes are now part of the 'Celebrity Shoe Auction' for Walk in My Shoes, raising funds for the works of St Patrick's Mental Health Foundation in Dublin. (Last year Adam's shoes were the highest seller and went to a bidder in US.) 

This year the bidding starts here.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

U2 - Three - Irish 'Sunburst' CBS label 7" with UKTM No B81 8092 rim text

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

U2.COM : Bass & Guitar

Some seriously collectable band equipment and memorabilia coming up for auction later this week, raising funds for Music Rising

The stage backline bass rigs that Adam used on U2360°, donated by Aguilar Bass (and signed by Adam), are up for auction, along with a With or Without You MTV Award, a platinum disc of The Joshua Tree and a signed guitar from Bono

Adam's bass rigs, donated by Aguilar, include two DB 750 heads (which have been autographed by Adam), two DB 410 cabinets and two DB 115 cabinets. These are being auctioned as separate lots - not complete rigs. 

The 'Music Icons, Legends and Rebels' auction takes place on May 17th and includes memorabilia from The Beatles, The Stones and Michael Jackson as well as U2. Details of the U2 related items on pages 220/221/222 of the online catalogue.

Thursday, May 8, 2014

U2 - Electric Son [2014 audio leak ?]

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Adam Clayton at Late Late Show 02/05/2014 [video]

U2.COM : 'Give And Take'

“We give something to the crowd and they give us something back,” says Bono. “Everyone pushes themselves until they sweat – and through that, a type of force or power is created by the people."

North Side Story is the definitive account of the emergence of U2 in Dublin in the 1970's and early '80's. Along with a unique catalogue of interviews and reviews from Hot Press magazine, the book features a series of profiles from influential European music titles  - including this one from Germany's Music Express in 1982.

Thursday, May 1, 2014

U2.COM : 'Walk In My Shoes'

Adam joined Irish celebrities Alison Canavan, Brent Pope and The Original Rude Boys for the Dublin launch of next week'sWalk In My Shoes day.

Inspired by a 16year old at St. Patrick’s University Hospital, who wished his friends could ‘walk in his shoes’ to understand what he was going through, Walk in My Shoes raises funds to provide mental health support, information and services to vulnerable young adults in Ireland.

'We need support growing up, but especially if you’re vulnerable and you need someone to talk to,' explained Adam, patron of the organisation. 'It’s ok to ask for help and Walk In My Shoes is working hard to remove the stigma around mental health difficulties. I hope everyone will join in on 9th May for Walk In My Shoes day and step out in stylish or mismatched shoes - let’s make a real difference.'

Adam was interviewed on 98FM by Ray Foley - take a listen.

Walk in My Shoes day takes place across Ireland next Friday, May 9th. 'Step out of your comfort zone, stand up for mental health and wear funky shoes to show your support.'