History Music / U2

30th May '16 12:11:35 PM 123MannCoBox
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U2 are a rock band from UsefulNotes/{{Dublin}}, UsefulNotes/{{Ireland}}. The band consists of Paul Hewson aka Bono on lead vocals, David Evans aka The Edge on guitar, Adam Clayton on bass and Laurence Joseph "Larry" Mullen, Jr. on drums.The band formed in 1976 under the name "Feedback" when the members were teenagers with limited musical proficiency. It soon changed its name to "The Hype." In 1978, when David's older brother Dik left the band, they decided to change their name again; Mullen's friend Steve Averill of The Radiators gave them six suggestions of names, and they settled on "U2" because it was the name they least disliked.

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U2 are a rock band from UsefulNotes/{{Dublin}}, UsefulNotes/{{Ireland}}. The band consists of Paul Hewson aka Bono on lead vocals, David Evans aka The Edge on guitar, Adam Clayton on bass and Laurence Joseph "Larry" Mullen, Jr. on drums. The band formed in 1976 under the name "Feedback" when the members were teenagers with limited musical proficiency. It soon changed its name to "The Hype." In 1978, when David's older brother Dik left the band, they decided to change their name again; Mullen's friend Steve Averill of The Radiators gave them six suggestions of names, and they settled on "U2" because it was the name they least disliked.
1st May '16 4:01:03 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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* CutSong: Tons, most notably a song called "Mercy" cut from the ''How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb'' sessions. Hasn't stopped it from becoming (in)famous throughout the fandom when a low-quality version leaked, however. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QS6tiSVILXQ And now they're playing it live!]]
** One such live performance received an official release on the limited edition vinyl ''Wide Awake in Europe'' in 2010.
27th Mar '16 8:17:56 AM MacronNotes
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* ThreeDMovie: ''U2 3D'', released in 2008.
20th Mar '16 9:16:02 AM eroock
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'''U2''' are a rock band from UsefulNotes/{{Dublin}}, UsefulNotes/{{Ireland}}. The band consists of Paul Hewson aka Bono on lead vocals, David Evans aka The Edge on guitar, Adam Clayton on bass and Laurence Joseph "Larry" Mullen, Jr. on drums.The band formed in 1976 under the name "Feedback" when the members were teenagers with limited musical proficiency. It soon changed its name to "The Hype." In 1978, when David's older brother Dik left the band, they decided to change their name again; Mullen's friend Steve Averill of The Radiators gave them six suggestions of names, and they settled on "U2" because it was the name they least disliked.

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'''U2''' U2 are a rock band from UsefulNotes/{{Dublin}}, UsefulNotes/{{Ireland}}. The band consists of Paul Hewson aka Bono on lead vocals, David Evans aka The Edge on guitar, Adam Clayton on bass and Laurence Joseph "Larry" Mullen, Jr. on drums.The band formed in 1976 under the name "Feedback" when the members were teenagers with limited musical proficiency. It soon changed its name to "The Hype." In 1978, when David's older brother Dik left the band, they decided to change their name again; Mullen's friend Steve Averill of The Radiators gave them six suggestions of names, and they settled on "U2" because it was the name they least disliked.
2nd Mar '16 5:45:50 PM MsRandom303
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* TheImmodestOrgasm: Bono does this every now and then, probably most dramatically on the album version of "New Year's Day".
29th Jan '16 3:42:17 AM Morgenthaler
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* AdamWesting: Bono wholeheartedly acknowledges his reputation for being egotistical, and aside from repeatedly lampshading it, appeared in the mock charity video at the end of ''{{Bruno}}'' as a slight self-parody of his real self.

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* AdamWesting: Bono wholeheartedly acknowledges his reputation for being egotistical, and aside from repeatedly lampshading it, appeared in the mock charity video at the end of ''{{Bruno}}'' ''Film/{{Bruno}}'' as a slight self-parody of his real self.
5th Jan '16 5:25:02 AM aye_amber
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[[caption-width-right:300:"[[MemeticMutation These guys]] [[CriticalResearchFailure are from England]] [[Radio/AmericanTop40 and who]] [[Creator/CaseyKasem gives a shit?]]" [[note]]From left to right: Larry Mullen Jr., Bono, The Edge and Adam Clayton.[[/note]]]]

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[[caption-width-right:300:"[[MemeticMutation [[caption-width-right:300: "[[MemeticMutation These guys]] [[CriticalResearchFailure are from England]] [[Radio/AmericanTop40 and who]] [[Creator/CaseyKasem gives a shit?]]" [[note]]From left to right: Larry Mullen Jr., Bono, The Edge and Adam Clayton.[[/note]]]]
16th Dec '15 9:27:10 PM Glamdring804
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* SerialEscalation: After the Zoo TV tour, you wouldn't think that they could go any more over the top, right? Wrong! They came up with Popmart, which was... well... just [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xo2t23MiCW8 take a look.]] And they went past ''that'' with their most recent tour, U2 360°, which went over the top of Popmart - literally. As in, the Popmart stage could ''fit under'' the stage for 360°.

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* SerialEscalation: After the Zoo TV tour, you wouldn't think that they could go any more over the top, right? Wrong! They came up with Popmart, which was... well... just [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xo2t23MiCW8 take a look.]] And they went past ''that'' with their most recent 2009-2011 tour, U2 360°, which went over the top of Popmart - literally. As in, the Popmart stage could ''fit under'' the stage for 360°.
16th Dec '15 9:44:32 AM Glamdring804
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** "Song For Someone" is about falling in love with his wife for the first time and...other things. Subverted at a concert in Glasgow, when during the song's intro, Bono proudly proclaims (in front of 20,000 fans) "I slept with her last night. It was good!"

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** "Song For Someone" is about Bono falling in love with his wife for the first time and...other things. Subverted at a concert in Glasgow, when during the song's intro, Bono proudly proclaims (in front of 20,000 fans) "I slept with her last night. It was good!"
16th Dec '15 9:29:21 AM Glamdring804
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** "Song For Someone" is about falling in love with his wife for the first time and...other things. Subverted at a concert in Glasgow, when during the song's intro, Bono proudly proclaims (in front of 20,000 fans) "I slept with her last night. It was good!"
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