U2: At The End Of The World by Bill FlanaganU2: At The End Of The World by Bill Flanagan

U2: At The End Of The World

byBill Flanagan

Paperback | July 16, 1996

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The most intimate and appreciative biography of  the mega rock band U2 to date--by the author to  whom the band gave complete access.  

When U2 took the stage for their three-year Zoo TV  world tour in 1991, Bill Flanagan was there--in  the bus, on the plane, in the recording studio and  well after hours with the biggest rock band in the  world. A tour that began to support the hugely  successful Achtung Baby record and ended with a  second, even more successful record, Zooropa, took U2  to the far reaches of the world, playing to over a  hundred sold-out arenas in over forty  cities.

U2 At The End Of The World  takes you on the world tour and drops you off at  the cultural intersection where rock stars meet  politicians; where writers, directors, and models all  wind up backstage with U2. You're there when the  band meets Bill Clinton in a Chicago hotel room;  when Salman Rushdie comes out of hiding to join the  band onstage at Wembley Arena in London; when  Frank Sinatra and Bono record their famous duet,  "I've Got You Under My Skin." And finally,  when the band performs their last Zoo TV concert in  Tokyo in 1993 and nearly collapses from physical  and mental exhaustion, you are there with them  waiting for the end of the world. Augmented with  sleek photos by renowned photographer Anton Corbijn,  U2 At The End Of The World is the  most definitive book on the band to  date.
Bill Flanagan is the author of Written in My Soul, a collection of conversations with songwriters, and U2 at the End of the World. He is Senior Vice President and Editorial Director of VH1. Flanagan has written for Vanity Fair, Rolling Stone, GQ, Esquire, Spy, and many other publications. He lives in New York City with his wife and thr...
Title:U2: At The End Of The WorldFormat:PaperbackDimensions:544 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.25 inPublished:July 16, 1996Publisher:Random House Publishing Group

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ISBN - 10:0385311575

ISBN - 13:9780385311571

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from U2 At The End Of The World This book is absolutely incredible! Never before have I ever been so drawn into a biography, but U2 At The End Of The World pulled me right in! I couldn't put it down. I just had to keep reading it. The way Bill Flanagan writes the book, it makes you feel llike you're there with everyone, talking with them. This book offers extremely insightful information about the band and reading it will make you feel like you know everyone in the U2 family on a personal level. It is written like a journal of Mr. Flanagan's. Also, when I read it, I was laughing almost all the way. There is lots of humour in the book, mostly from the members of U2, and sarcastic comments made by everyone that make this book a real treat. So dive straight into the magic of U2's ZooTV tour and enjoy every minute of it.
Date published: 2006-07-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from U2 at the end of the world. I'm a huge fan of U2, and I really enjoyed this book. It gives you a great behind the scenes look at the writing of Achtung Baby and the Zoo TV tour. I would really recommend this book to anyone, U2 fan or not.
Date published: 2005-05-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wicked! This book rules! Not only is it an awesome book on the best band in the world, but it is flat out, a really good book! Extremely interesting and really helped a U2 fan get into their world. Best book ever on U2, no question!
Date published: 2002-10-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from take a ride with U2 I have been a U2 fan since 1987 when I first heard the opening chords of With or Without you. So I've read many good and bad books about U2. This one is by far the best. It lets you in places that the band have always guarded. The first chapter alone is worth the price of the book. Follow the band as they travel around the world taking ZooTv to the people. Buy it or steal it if you have to.
Date published: 2001-01-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from U2 at the End of the World Definitely the best "behind the scenes" music book I have ever read! If you are a fan of U2 you can't not read this book!
Date published: 2000-12-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Yes, YES!!! What a great book. Not only does the author do a great job of revealing the history of [arguably] the world's biggest band, but he also manages to capture the philosophical nature of the band members. The writing is superb, and nothing is 'dumbed-down' so to speak. This book gives insight that no other U2 book does, and more than that, it really makes you think.
Date published: 1999-06-10

From Our Editors

No one outside the band knows the boys in U2 better than rock journalist Bill Flanigan. When the mega rock group toured the world for their Zooropa and Achtung Baby albums, Flanigan was along for every second of the ride. Not only did he see the band on stage, but he also saw them with their guard in dressing rooms, in interviews, on the road and anywhere else Bono and the guys went. U2 at the End of the World is a fascinating look into the real-life personalities of the band that will capture your imagination through stories and pictures.

Editorial Reviews

"Rarely has a rock biography been as  insightful or as much fun. It reads like a James  Joyce-meets-Hunter Thompson novel. It's the literary  equivalent of the Zoo TV tour--a brash,  ambitious marathon with a momentum all its  own."--Boston Globe