Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Watch U2 Perform Two Hits from New Album “Songs of Experience” on “Saturday Night Live”


U2 released “Songs of Experience” on Friday. It’s number 2 this morning on iTunes despite two great performances last night on “SNL.” The problem is that country star Chris Stapleton released two different collections on Friday, a Volume 1 and Volume 2 called “From a Room.” Each set has just 9 songs, so I call BS on that. The U2 album has 17 tracks and the deluxe version, which is also in the top 20, has 13. So I declare U2 the winner. (In Trumpland, you can do that.) Saoirse Ronan was a very good host. But ratings were meh last night. “SNL” doesn’t sell albums. Isn’t that interesting?

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Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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