U2: Pulling out all the stops for their new single
U2 is pulling out the stops for the current single, "Love Is Bigger Than Anything in Its Way."
On Friday, remix of the song by the DJ trio Cheat Codes was released. The version adds a new vocal by the group's singer, Trevor Dahl.
After playing Nashville's Bridgestone arena on Saturday, U2 visited Jack White's Third Man Records studio on Sunday to lay down a live, direct-to-acetate acoustic version of the song. The group says it will be released as a limited-edition vinyl record.
U2 posted the performance on its Facebook page. It starts with a short false take at the top, after which Bono introduces the song, checks with the engineer and they're off. Setlist.fm lists a second performance, "Red Flag Day," but there's no further information about it.
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GEORGE MICHAEL: Ex-boyfriend sues his estate
George Michael's will is being challenged by one of his ex-boyfriends.
Kenny Goss, who was involved with the late singer for 15 years, before George partnered with Fadi Fawaz, has made a claim for a substantial amount of money. He claims he supported George during some turbulent times in his life. Last year, Goss told reporters that he "protected" the singer by flushing his drugs down the toilet.
Fadi also has sued the estate, refused to move out of George's multi-million dollar London mansion and is now selling some of the house's contents to pay his own expenses.
George Michael, who died on Christmas Day 2016, left an estate worth an estimated $140 million that is controlled by his sisters. (Daily Mail)
TOMMY LEE: He and fiance prank the tabloids
For a while over the weekend, it seemed as if former Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee had married his Vine star fiance Brittany Furler.
It turned out -- it's now reasonably certain -- to be an elaborate joke. It started with Furler posting a photo of her and Lee kissing under a wedding alter wearing white hotel robes and slippers. Furler's caption was BEST. DAY. EVER., followed by, in parenthesis, (to take a photo in front of someone's leftover wedding alter.)
A number of celebrity news outlets took the bait and ran with it, ignoring the parenthesis. E News!, for example, reported that, "It appeared that Tommy Lee and Brittany Furlan tied the knot in an intimate ceremony in front of a few lucky guests at The Beverly Hills Hotel on Sunday. The couple took to Instagram to share a photo from the 'best day ever.'
The couple soon responded on social media again, with a series of laughing until you cry emojis captioned "BEST. PRACTICAL. JOKE. EVER. #WeWin," with Lee writing, "Just our little way of showing you all, you cant believe what you read in the press." That prompted this Monday update from E!: "Tommy Lee and Brittany Furlan took to Instagram late Sunday night to reveal that their "wedding" was "just a joke." But shared they really are getting married on Valentine's Day next year.
There you have it. Mostly.
As a prelude to all this, on Friday Lee posted a video on his Instagram page that shows him offering Furler a wedding ring, only to be rejected by her. It's followed by a gleeful Lee celebrating being turned down, accompanied by a voice-over narration listing the many advantages of remaining single. That's literally about as much as we can tell you about it, as it contains numerous F-bombs and worse. (Billboard)