News

U2’s ‘Joshua Tree’ to join American archives

U2’s ‘Joshua Tree’ to join American archives

U2:The Edge, Bono, Larry Mullen, Jr., and Adam Clayton of U2 perform on stage during the Oscars at the Dolby Theatre on Sunday, March 2, in Los Angeles. Photo: Associated Press/John Shearer/Invision

U2’s iconic album “The Joshua Tree” is set to join the history books after it was chosen for preservation by America’s Library of Congress.

The 1987 record, which spawned hits including “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For” and “With or Without You,” is among 25 works that will join the Library of Congress’ National Recording Registry.

Linda Ronstadt’s Grammy-winning album “Heart Like a Wheel” will also be preserved, as will The Everly Brothers’ track “Cathy’s Clown,” Stephen Sondheim’s cast recording of “Sweeney Todd” and Leonard Cohen’s anthem “Hallelujah.”

After announcing the entries on Tuesday, Librarian of Congress James Billington said, “As technology continually changes and formats become obsolete, we must ensure that our nation’s aural legacy is protected.”

Recent Headlines

in Entertainment, Weird

Kid celebrates World Book Day by going to school dressed as Christian Grey

50shades

The 11-year-old was sent home from school after he came in a costume modeled after the S&M-loving star of "Fifty Shades of Grey."

in Music

Lamb of God frontman Randy Blythe turns to ballet

randyblythe

The heavy metal star is adding ballet composer to his resumé.

in Weird

When it’s too late to buy car insurance

crash

When you're at the scene of a car crash, it's probably too late to buy car insurance.

in Viral Videos

Jimmy Fallon’s giant beer pong

13-overlay

We need this beer pong song at our next barbecue.