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U2 on the 'Net FAQ

  1. How can I send email to U2?
  2. Where can I find U2's official web site?
  3. Where can I find U2 web sites created by fans?
  4. Are there any U2-related mailing lists?
  5. Are there any U2-related newsgroups?
  6. What about commercial online services?

1. How can I send email to U2?

You probably can't. The band has never made public an email address where fans can contact any one of the band members or anyone in the management circles.

2. Where can I find U2's official web site?

Here: U2.com

3. Where can I find U2 web sites created by fans?

In short - everywhere. There are a few U2-only web directories which are a great place to start, and you can always use general directories and search engines such as Yahoo! and Google.

4. Are there any U2-related mailing lists?

Yes, there are dozens if not hundreds of mailing lists for fans to join. The oldest of these is known as "Wire." This list was created in the early 1990s. In addition to Wire, there are several newer lists U2 fans can join. A good place to start your search is at any one of the several online mailing list host services, such as Yahoo! Groups <groups.yahoo.com>.

5. Are there any U2-related newsgroups?

There are two: <news:alt.fan.u2> [founded originally for discussion of the Zoo TV tour] and <news:alt.music.u2>.

6. What about commercial online services?

America Online - International online service

The U2 folder on America Online, in the Music Messaging Center, has been an active U2 forum since early 1992. Many of the same people who frequent the U2 folder also subscribe to the various U2 listservs and Usenet newsgroups. To get there:

keyword: MMC
click on: ALTERNATIVE
click on: ALTERNATIVE BANDS S to Z
scroll until you see the folder called U2 [RE]