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Background information
Origin Dublin, Ireland
Genre(s) Rock
Alternative Rock
Years active 1976—present
Label(s) Island Records
Mercury Records
Interscope Records
Associated acts Passengers
Virgin Prunes
Website Website
The Edge
Adam Clayton
Larry Mullen, Jr.

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U2 Overview


U2 are a rock band from Dublin, Ireland. The group consists of Bono (vocals and guitar), The Edge (guitar, keyboards, and vocals), Adam Clayton (bass guitar), and Larry Mullen, Jr. (drums and percussion). The band formed at Mount Temple secondary school in 1976 when the members were teenagers with limited musical proficiency. Within four years, they signed to Island Records and released their debut album "Boy". By the mid-1980s, they had become a top international act. They were more successful as a live act than they were at selling records, until their 1987 album "The Joshua Tree", which, according to Rolling Stone, elevated the band's stature "from heroes to superstars".

No Line On The Horizon (2009) U218 Singles (2006) How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb (2004) The Best Of 1990-2000 (2002) 7 [EP] (2002) All That You Can't Leave Behind (2000) The Best Of 1980-1990 (1998) Pop (1997) Passengers: OST 1 (1995) Melon (1995)

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U2 Promise 'Glastonbury On Steroids' Performance

April 28, 2011
U2 have promised that their headline slot at this year's Glastonbury festival will be "very un-Glastonbury". The Irish band will top the bill on the Pyramid Stage on the opening night of the event, which runs from June 24-26. They pulled out of last year's festival after Bono injured his back.   Read more 

U2 Star Larry Mullen Jr's First Movie Set For Cannes Film Festival

April 27, 2011
U2 drummer Larry Mullen Jr's first acting role will be screened at the Cannes Film Festival next month, it's been announced. Man On The Train, which is based on a 2002 French Film, also stars Donald Sutherland.   Read more 

U2's Spider-Man Musical Revamp Details Revealed

April 19, 2011
The producers of the new U2-scored musical, Spider-Man: Turn Off The Dark, have revealed their new re-vamp plans for the show. The new version will focus more on the love story between Peter Parker and Mary Jane and their battle with the Green Goblin. The change comes after a number of bad reviews and the recent departure of director Julie Taymor.   Read more 

U2, Muse Form Supergroup At Secret Show - Video

April 18, 2011
U2 and Muse formed a supergroup during a secret show on Saturday night (April 16). U2, who are currently finishing up the South American leg of their '360' world tour, joined support band Muse for a one-off  performance at Sao Paulo nightclub Bar Secreto.   Read more 

Kanye West And U2's Bono Record Song 'Skyscrapers' Together

April 13, 2011
Kanye West and U2 frontman Bono have collaborated on a new song. The track, entitled 'Skyscrapers', is set to appear on producer Swizz Beatz' second album, 'Haute Living'.   Read more 

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