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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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  • 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
  • OneToHeaven

    Stuck in a Moment You Can't Get Out Of <3

    26 Jun 12:01am Reply
  • rodofdez

    @OneToHeaven I am sorry I've had the wrong idea the whole time, I thought albums and tracks made it to the top charts thanks to huge marketing campaigns; well I guess that makes Justin Beiber, Lady Gaga, Daft Punk, U2 and other chart toppers the ultimate musicians of our very own times. Cheers¡¡¡

    24 Jun 9:37pm Reply
  • Lorelei_94

    ♥♥♥

    24 Jun 8:52pm Reply
  • OneToHeaven

    @rodofdez Shut up, are over 10 albums in the top of england and the joshua tree is not the best album, if you dont like the band, it's your problem! Just do not talk things you do not know.

    23 Jun 4:31pm Reply
  • rodofdez

    The bio is completely wrong, this band died soon after they released "The Joshua Tree", and right away their corpses were possessed by four very evil and douche marketing spirits, not even having the decency to change the name of the band; since then all these evil spirits have done is to throw feces to a fan in the form of disposable music.

    23 Jun 3:39am Reply
  • bogsh

    одна из самых переоцененных групп всех времен и народов

    21 Jun 5:33am Reply
  • JuniorMcCartney

    1D de cu é rola.

    21 Jun 2:16am Reply
  • OneToHeaven

    Nova tour no Brasil em 2016 e vc aí gastando grana no show do 1D

    20 Jun 3:13pm Reply
  • pjdwyer

    U Talkin U2 to Me?

    19 Jun 12:52pm Reply
  • JuniorMcCartney

    U2 é essa coca cola toda e uma garrafa de Guinness. Overrated é a senhora sua mãe!

    19 Jun 3:00am Reply
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