U2 Stays Put
The legendary U2 is planning to set up shop in the desert for a slate of shows. The announcement was made during a 15-second spot that aired during Super Bowl LVII. The Las Vegas residency is being dubbed U2: UV Achtung Baby Live at the Sphere and will be held at the MSG Sphere at the Venetian hotel. In anticipation of the residency, U2 is also set to release a collection of 40 songs called Songs of Surrender. Drummer Larry Mullen, however, will be out with a scheduled surgery.
France-Wakanda Relations
France is unhappy with the way French soldiers were depicted in Marvel's Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. Defense minister Sebastien Lecornu took to Twitter to denounce a scene that showed captured soldiers with their hands tied behind their backs. The soldiers were apparently dressed similarly to French troops that were deployed to Africa's Sahel region to fight terror groups. "I am thinking of and honouring the 58 French soldiers who died defending Mali, at its request, in the face of Islamist terrorist groups," he said. He went on to say that troops were being misrepresented.
RiRi's Return?
After seven long years, Rihanna's Navy was treated to a dazzling Super Bowl halftime performance. It was filled with her hits, visuals that could make your palms sweat, and even a baby announcement! But for fans who were expecting this performance to be the kickstart to a Rihanna era, brace yourselves. In an interview leading up to the big performance, she revealed that a new album "would probably take some time" but that she was open to dropping loose songs here and there.