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Negativland make "U2" single masters available, invite remixes

Culture jammers Negativland are releasing their single "U2", for which the group was sued in the 1990s. The single was taken from an album of the same name, that remixed and repurposed versions of U2's "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For", some of which sampled the radio presenter Casey Kasem, who died this month. The original record was on sale for ten days before a legal battle began with Island Records and it was taken off shelves. Negativland have now made the original unmixed studio multitracks available for free downloading and remixing.

Remixers are encouraged to post their versions of the "U2" single at Negativland's site, and on the group's Facebook page.