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Dublin, Ireland (1976 – present)

U2 is rock band from Ireland which formed in 1976 in Dublin, Ireland. Since the band’s formation, they have consisted of Bono (real name Paul Hewson) (vocals, guitar, harmonica), The Edge (real name David Evans) (guitar, keyboards, backing vocals), Adam Clayton (bass) and Larry Mullen, Jr. (drums, percussion). The band is the biggest selling alternative rock act of all time, having sold 150 million albums worldwide as of 2008. They have won 22 Grammys and were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2005. As of 2009, they have released 12 albums and 58 singles.

Foundation: The band originally formed in 1976 when Larry Mullen posted a bulletin in his school asking for musicians to form a rock band. The band then consisted of the four current members plus three additional guitarists, including The Edge’s brother Dick Evans (later a member of Virgin Prunes), Ivan McCormick and Peter Martin. According to legend, Bono originally auditioned as a guitarist but couldn’t play. He auditioned as lead vocals, but really couldn’t sing. He was, however, incredibly enthusiastic about the band, extremely charismatic, a great writer, and was strangely able to reach the audience when the band played, something he is known for still today. Bono will reach out into the crowd and dance or mess with someone in the crowd at every concert. He was kept as a member. The extra guitarists would soon leave the band and the group would go through the names “Feedback ” and “The Hype” before finally settling on U2.

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  • JasonTrawick

    New Year's Day ♥

    25 Aug 8:54pm Reply
  • Kavigne

    Haters gonna hate...

    23 Aug 9:10pm Reply
  • UrsoJr

    resenha: show oq? demais; show top; ok muito bom; we are great my frds.

    17 Aug 9:39pm Reply
  • lu-cordeiro

    "See the stone set in your eyes, see the thorn twist in your side..."

    14 Aug 11:39pm Reply
  • OneToHeaven

    Hey Edge!! We Love You!

    10 Aug 3:20am Reply
  • Mesouki

    I don't get why U2 gets so much hate... Their popularity might be bigger than they musical prowess but they are without a doubt a great band.

    10 Aug 1:00am Reply
  • musicluvslizzy

    Happy birthday Edge! <3

    8 Aug 8:00pm Reply
  • markalvin

    Love is Blindness needs more Plays.

    7 Aug 9:13pm Reply
  • OneToHeaven

    U2 will release new album in September and will be called "Sirens"

    24 Jul 3:41pm Reply
  • S4EEDR3ZA

    Though i hate Bono's guts but Edge, as Jimmy Page said, is a guitar sonic genius. a real master.

    24 Jul 6:29am Reply
  • ADAILTONCASTRO

    Discotheque

    9 Jul 7:44pm Reply
  • TioBonoVox

    The Zooropa is the evolution of Achtung Baby. Pop a big step for U2. ATYCLB the perfect disc to turn of the century. HTDAB a good hard Rock. And finally the No Line On The Horizon, one of the best works of U2. Like saying U2 Achtung Baby ended up on? Sorry my english by: google

    6 Jul 1:39am Reply
  • TioBonoVox

    O Zooropa é a evolução do Achtung Baby. Pop um grande passo para o U2. ATYCLB o disco perfeito para virada do século. HTDAB um bom disco de Rock. E por fim o No Line On The Horizon, um dos melhores trabalhos do U2. Como dizer que o U2, acabou no Achtung Baby?

    6 Jul 1:39am Reply
  • OneToHeaven

    21 anos de Zooropa! Um disco que soa revolucionário e incrível até hoje..

    6 Jul 1:10am Reply
  • Helawolf

    @rodofdez: I have to agree there buddy. I used to like them when I was a preteen/teen. _ Things went sour after 1991 I find. Best band? Only if you have not explored the underground over the mainstream crew. Radio lies to you, disobey their offerings. They say they for diversity, if so quit the hypocrisy of all this garbage musik. As for Gen Y, this is not the best musik has to offer in that survey pole done last year.

    5 Jul 10:31pm Reply
  • Brauliofcastro

    one of the best band ever !

    5 Jul 7:51am Reply
  • Qhalo

    Elevation!

    3 Jul 7:36am Reply
  • lalritt

    Baby baby baby light my way!!!!

    3 Jul 4:32am Reply
  • versatilemofo

    amazing negativland ep

    2 Jul 7:06pm Reply
  • rodofdez

    Perhaps an appropriate title for my feelings :)

    26 Jun 2:00am Reply
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