History Music / U2

22nd Apr '17 7:18:27 PM Nicolletta
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* {{Corpsing}}: In the "Numb" video when the two women are kissing him, The Edge is doing a terrible job of trying not to smile.
8th Apr '17 10:16:58 PM nombretomado
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** When Bono's run over at the end of the video for "Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me", he's reading ''TheScrewtapeLetters''.

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** When Bono's run over at the end of the video for "Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me", he's reading ''TheScrewtapeLetters''.''Literature/TheScrewtapeLetters''.
25th Mar '17 12:12:39 AM KidDynamite
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** The non-concert scenes were filmed in 16mm black-and-white, the concert scenes from the McNichols Arena in Denver are in 35mm black-and-white, and the concert scenes from Sun Devil Stadium in Arizona are in color. It's AllRightThereInTheManual in the booklet that was given out at the film's premiere.

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** The non-concert scenes were filmed in 16mm black-and-white, the concert scenes from the McNichols Arena in Denver are in 35mm black-and-white, and the concert scenes from Sun Devil Stadium in Arizona are in color. It's AllRightThereInTheManual AllThereInTheManual in the booklet that was given out at the film's premiere.
25th Mar '17 12:08:48 AM KidDynamite
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** The non-concert scenes were filmed in 16mm black-and-white, the concert scenes from the McNichols Arena in Denver are in 35mm black-and-white, and the concert scenes from Sun Devil Stadium in Arizona are in color. It's AllRightThereInTheManual in the booklet that was given out at the film's premiere.
23rd Feb '17 6:01:24 PM Xtifr
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U2 are a rock band from UsefulNotes/{{Dublin}}, UsefulNotes/{{Ireland}}. The band consists of Paul "Bono" Hewson 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 "Bono" Hewson 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 from Space gave them six suggestions of names, and they settled on "U2" because it was the name they least disliked.
19th Feb '17 10:50:52 AM bt8257
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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 "Bono" 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.
18th Feb '17 7:12:05 AM CMIPalaeo
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** "Bullet the Blue Sky"'s last verse, at least up to a point.

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** "Bullet the Blue Sky"'s last verse, at least up to a point. On the 2015 tour, the song was changed significantly, incorporating this trope to its fullest.
1st Feb '17 2:24:59 PM AriRockefeller
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* TrueCompanions: "We'd been campaigning for Dr. King - for his birthday to be a national holiday. And in Arizona, they're saying no. We've been campaigning very, very hard for Dr. King. Some people don't like it. Some people get very annoyed. Some people want to kill the singer. Some people are taken very seriously by the FBI, and they tell the singer he shouldn't play the gig, because tonight, his life is at risk, and he must not go onstage. The singer laughs. You know, of course we're playing the gig, of course we go onstage. And I'm standing there, singing "Pride in the Name of Love," and I've got to the third verse, and I close my eyes, and I know I'm excited about meeting my maker, but maybe not tonight. I don't really want to meet my maker tonight. I close my eyes, and when I look up, I see Adam Clayton standing in front of me, holding his bass like only Adam Clayton can hold his bass. And you know, there's people in this room who tell you they'd take a bullet for you, but Adam Clayton would've taken a bullet for me - and I guess that's what it's like to be in a truly great rock and roll band."--Bono, [[http://rockhall.com/inductees/u2/ in his acceptance speech upon being inducted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2005]].

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* StartOfDarkness: According to Bono, "I believe my whole creative life goes back to when my world collapsed, age fourteen." Because at age 14, Bono's grandfather dropped dead of a massive heart attack. And at the funeral, ''[[FromBadToWorse his mother dropped dead from a massive aneurysm right int front of him]].'' The incident completely shattered him, and he became a violent delinquent. He then met three other musicians and decided to channel his grief into music instead of fighting people...
* TrueCompanions: "We'd [[http://rockhall.com/inductees/u2/ Upon being inducted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2005]]...
-->'''Bono''': We'd
been campaigning for Dr. King - for his birthday to be a national holiday. And in Arizona, they're saying no. We've been campaigning very, very hard for Dr. King. Some people don't like it. Some people get very annoyed. Some people want to kill the singer. Some people are taken very seriously by the FBI, and they tell the singer he shouldn't play the gig, because tonight, his life is at risk, and he must not go onstage. The singer laughs. You know, of course we're playing the gig, of course we go onstage. And I'm standing there, singing "Pride in the Name of Love," and I've got to the third verse, and I close my eyes, and I know I'm excited about meeting my maker, but maybe not tonight. I don't really want to meet my maker tonight. I close my eyes, and when I look up, I see Adam Clayton standing in front of me, holding his bass like only Adam Clayton can hold his bass. And you know, there's people in this room who tell you they'd take a bullet for you, but Adam Clayton would've taken a bullet for me - and me--and I guess that's what it's like to be in a truly great rock and roll band."--Bono, [[http://rockhall.com/inductees/u2/ in his acceptance speech upon being inducted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2005]].band.
15th Jan '17 8:04:22 PM Kirayoshi
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** Once on ''Series/TheTonightShow'', U2 and Creator/JimmyFallon impersonated [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aluYo-FSqiw a band of buskers in a New York subway]].


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* InTheStyleOf: "Rattle and Hum" features a version of "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For" where the band is backed by a gospel choir.
29th Dec '16 10:58:58 AM nombretomado
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** Lampshaded by Larry [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iIrPDV05SXU on]] DavidLetterman.
--> "Even my parents ask me: 'Are you Adam or Larry?'"

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** Lampshaded by Larry [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iIrPDV05SXU on]] DavidLetterman.
-->
Creator/DavidLetterman.
--->
"Even my parents ask me: 'Are you Adam or Larry?'"
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