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U2 News Round-Up: Hurricane Harvey Efforts, Performances From ‘The Tonight Show’

U2 guitarist The Edge is stepping up to help fellow musicians in Texas and Louisiana who have been impacted by Hurricane Harvey.

U2 was on The Tonight Show last night and revealed The Edge's Music Rising charity will be helping to replace instruments the musicians lost during the storm and subsequent flooding, much as the organization did for musicians in Louisiana after Hurricane Katrina.

 

Bono and The Edge Talk Inspiration for U2's Album Songs of Experience

U2's Bono and The Edge share some details about their anticipated album Songs of Experience.

The Edge co-founded Music Rising in 2005 with producer Bob Ezrin and Gibson Guitar CEO Henry Juszkiewicz. Donations for Hurricane Harvey relief are being accepted at MusicRising.com.

U2, meanwhile, has just released a new single, "You're The Best Thing About Me," which they performed on The Tonight Show along with The Joshua Tree’s  “Bullet The Blue Sky,” and announced a December 1 release date for its next album, Songs From Experience.

The group continues its Joshua Tree Tour 2017 tonight (September 8) in Minneapolis.

 

U2: You're the Best Thing About Me

Music guest U2 performs "You're the Best Thing About Me" for the Tonight Show audience.

 

U2: Bullet the Blue Sky

Music guest U2 performs "Bullet the Blue Sky" for the Tonight Show audience.

 

Gary Graff is an award-winning music journalist who not only covers music but has written books on Bob Seger, Neil Young and Bruce Springsteen.

Additional reporting by Erica Banas.