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Earlier last week, U2's The Edge was invited to share his thoughts on preventive medicine on a panel called "Food as Medicine" at the Milken Global Conference in Beverley Hills, California. Along with Dr. William Li, the co-founder of the Angiogenesis Foundation and author of "Eat to Beat Disease", both men talked about healing people with cancer using the Angiogenesis diet of starving the disease's blood supply by eating certain plant-based foods.

Over a decade ago, The Edge's daughter was a Leukemia cancer survivor, and since 2007 he has been on the Angiogenesis Foundation's board of directors.

The Edge was also interviewed by CNBC's Brian Sullivan about the importance of how a balance of food can help in fighting disease (as well as the future of streaming music). Watch the video below:

The Edge - Lead U2 Guitarist on the role food can play in fighting disease as well as his take on the state of the music industry from CNBC.

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On Saturday you'll be able to purchase a special 12 inch vinyl 3 track single of "The Europa EP" at participating record shops in select countries around the world.

With only 5,000 copies in circulation, The Europa EP features artwork inspired by Charlie Chaplin's 1940 film "The Great Dictator" mixed with U2's 1993 Zooropa album. The cover art also features the figure 130, in celebration of Chaplin's 130th birthday which falls on April 16.

From Recordstoreday.com:

Side A features the previously unreleased opening from the recent eXPERIENCE + iNNOCENCE European Tour - Charlie Chaplin's final speech from the movie The Great Dictator, underscored with a unique musical mash up of 'Love Is All We Have Left' with 1993 classic 'Zooropa' - which leads into a 'live' performance of New Year's Day from Dublin in November 2018. Side B has two 'Euro'-tinged remixes: St. Francis Hotel's mix of 'New Year's Day' and Jon Pleased Wimmin's Euromantic mix of 'Love Is All We Have Left'. The artwork is an eXPERIENCED Chaplinesque homage to the artwork of the Zooropa Album.

Record Store Day is an annual event created in 2008 and held on one Saturday every April and every "Black Friday" in November to "celebrate the culture of the independently owned record store". Music fans, artists, and thousands of independent record stores across the planet take part in the celebration.

More information can be found here: https://recordstoreday.com/SpecialRelease/10883

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By Ronald Quinlan, Independent.ie

The musical history of the original Dublin docklands location of Windmill Lane Recording Studios has been recognised with the unveiling yesterday, by Moya Brennan of Clannad, of an installation featuring the sleeves of 21 of the most famous albums for which recording work was done at the studio. The sleeves have been embedded into the pavement of Hibernia Reit's redeveloped Windmill Lane, in Dublin's South Docks, to create a 'Vinyl Walkway'.

As well as being where U2's first three albums - Boy, October, and War - were recorded in full, the band also did much of the work on The Unforgettable Fire, The Joshua Tree and Achtung Baby in the original studio on Windmill Lane. It also served as the recording location for albums by international best-selling artists, including Clannad, Van Morrison, The Waterboys and Kate Bush.

Two special installations were made public: one dedicated to the six U2 albums; the other to 15 albums that were picked to reflect the breadth of material created there, over the studio's 14 years at the location. The selection of album covers are embedded beneath perspex glass, set into the pavement, and will be lit so they can be viewed at night.

During the construction of the Windmill Quarter, Hibernia Reit took steps to preserve large portions of the graffiti wall on Windmill Lane. Part of the wall is now installed in the museum at the Teeling Distillery in Dublin 8, whilst men's health charity Movember has raised funds through selling pieces of the wall, some of which can be seen as part of the EPIC exhibition in CHQ.

© Independent.ie

Original article: https://www.independent.ie/business/commercial-property/u2-takes-pride-of-place-at-windmill-quarter-installation-37861567.html

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Latest U2 Concert

Opening Act(s): None

Setlist:

  1. The Blackout
  2. Lights of Home
  3. I Will Follow
  4. Gloria - Gloria (Van Morrison) - Gloria (Patti Smith)
  5. Beautiful Day
  6. Dirty Day
  7. Zoo Station
  8. The Fly
  9. Stay (Faraway, So Close!)
  10. Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses
  11. Intermission (Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me)
  12. Elevation
  13. Vertigo - The Jean Genie
  14. Even Better Than the Real Thing (Fish Out of Water Mix)
  15. Hall of Mirrors - So Long, Farewell - Acrobat
  16. You're the Best Thing About Me (Acoustic)
  17. Summer of Love (Acoustic)
  18. Pride (In the Name of Love)
  19. Get Out of Your Own Way
  20. New Year's Day
  21. Ode to Joy - City of Blinding Lights
  22. Encore(s):
  23. Women of the World - One - Invisible
  24. Love Is Bigger Than Anything in Its Way
  25. 13 (There Is a Light) - The Miracle (Of Joey Ramone)

Remarks:

U2 returned as promised to Berlin, Germany, to make up for the unfinished concert that took place on September 1, when Bono lost his voice 5 songs into the set. This concert marked the conclusion of the Experience + Innocence tour and also was an historic occasion for being the first time U2 opened and closed a leg of a tour in the same city (Berlin). Bono thanked the crowd after "Beautiful Day" saying: "Last time we stood here I could not sing that song, and you sang it for us. Thank you. Thank you for coming back." This final concert of the tour was also captured on film for a future video release as many cameras were in the arena tonight. When MacPhisto (Bono's alter ego) took the mic, he said right before "Acrobat": "MacPhisto is disappearing for a while. Remember Berlin, whenever you see a journalist being crushed or children being separated from their parents, whenever the lost or the lonely are washed up on borders that are closed, you'll find me. Where you see those many names, remember this, there's just one face attached to it -- it's my face." Spotted at the show was Brian Eno, long regarded as the 5th member of U2, especially during the production of "Achtung Baby" when they recorded in Berlin's own Hansa Ton Studios. The Experience + Innocence tour was remarkable for not including a single song from the Joshua Tree album, the first time this has ever occurred on any tour since the album's release in 1987. There were 40 total different songs performed on this tour, of which 14 were played at every concert, and featured songs from every U2 album except 2010's "No Line on the Horizon". The only song not performed or excerpted on the tour from U2's Experience + Innocence album was "The Little Things That Give You Away" (though it was performed in 2017 during U2's Joshua Tree 2017 tour 16 times). At the end of the concert, Bono said to the fans in Berlin: "We've been on the road for quite some time, just going on 40 years, and these last four years have been really something very special for us. We're going away now."

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