Arts and Entertainment Bart Simpson chalks the show's apology on the detention blackboard during the opening credits

A scripting error saw the heavy metal band misclassified in an earlier episode

Story of the Song: Beautiful Day, U2, 2000

Sessions for one of the defining millennial anthems began in Dublin in the winter of 1999. The producer Brian Eno devised the rhythm on a sequencer and drum machine.

Gorillaz replace U2 at Glastonbury

Gorillaz are to take U2's place as Glastonbury headliners, it was announced today.

U2 pull out of Glastonbury after Bono operation

U2 have cancelled their headline slot at Glastonbury after singer Bono was told to rest for at least two months following emergency surgery, it was confirmed today.

U2 postpones tour after Bono injures his back

U2 have postponed the relaunch of their U2 360 tour, after lead singer Bono injured himself while preparing for the opening night.

Gigs postponed after Bono's emergency op

U2 were forced to postpone the next leg of their world tour after singer Bono injured his back, the band said tonight.

U2 - A beautiful day before stardom

With 12 studio albums under their belts, it's hard to imagine U2's humble beginnings – or even the lead singer Bono without his trademark sunglasses on.

Industry figures step up BBC 6 Music campaign

Presenters and figures from the music world today stepped up their opposition to the proposed closure of BBC 6 Music.

BBC rapped for promoting U2 and Coldplay

The BBC breached its own guidelines in promoting U2's last album and a Coldplay tour, its editorial complaints unit has ruled.

U2 to headline Glastonbury's 40th birthday party

Irish rock giants U2 have been confirmed as the headline act for Glastonbury's 40th anniversary.

U2 gig to be streamed on YouTube

U2 are to become the first stadium-packing stars to allow a huge live show to be streamed for free on YouTube.

Bono delivers aid plea to Tories: Cutbacks 'must not cost lives'

U2 frontman Bono made a surprise appearance via videolink at the Tory party conference today.

Residents threatened with legal action for disrupting U2 exit

Angry residents reached an uneasy truce with the GAA last night over a row caused by the removal of the massive U2 stage at Dublin’s Croke Park.

The Saint finds a new mission as Southampton pay for their sins

Manager without a medal finds his reward as cheerleader for young people with disabilities.

Album: The Temper Trap, Conditions, (Infectious)

What to make of an opening track which begins with some beautiful falsetto atmospherics, then descends into what sounds like a Conchords piss-take of Coldplay?

Album: Deastro, Moondagger, (Rom/Universal)

Things are starting to get interesting... As more and more bedroom boffins trade acoustic guitars for laptops, the emerging sound is a strange and entirely now blend of indie, melancholia and electro.

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