As U2 release their stunning new album, Songs of Experience, Olaf Tyaransen recounts touring with the band around the world for the last three years. Plus, we take a sneak peak at the new record and Noel Gallagher reflects on an eventful year on the road with Bono and the boys. Elsewhere, we reveal the last interview Al Porter conducted before allegations of inappropriate behaviour were revealed. We also unveil our albums tracks, books, films and games of the year.
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