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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. The 70s & 80s: 1978 was a jumping point year for the band, finally finding their sound / voice. U2 won a talent contest in 1978: £500 and funds to make a record. Paul McGuinness became the band’s manager and U2 released an EP called Three and the single Another Day, the following year. U2 went on to release their first album, Boy and then more critically acclaimed albums incl.: October, War, Under A Blood Red Sky, and The Unforgettable Fire (featuring the song PlayMLK dedicated to Martin Luther King Jr). Seen by many as a political band with more charisma than others, they were called “a different kind” of band. After a short break U2 returned with The Joshua Tree & the USA music inspired Rattle And Hum (also a movie of the same name, based on the tour). The 90s: Promising ”to dream it all up again”, they added industrial and dance styles to their music. Trying to drop a goody two shoes image, they went to Berlin (Germany), supposedly to develop new self-expressions. From there they started to make fun of themselves and had a good time of it in albums like Achtung Baby (meaning ”watch out, baby”, artwork feat. make-up artist Nassim Khalifa) & Zooropa. Bono took on many stage personae such as “The Fly”, “Mirrorball Man” and “Mr. MacPhisto” for the gigantic ZOO TV Tour. Later they continued to make fun of Pop culture and all its extremes with the album Pop and consequent PopMart tour which was announced to be launched at a Kmart store and included a giant golden arch across the stage. The 00s: At the end of the 90’s into 00’s U2 became less image and more reality. With the death of Bono’s good friend Michael Hutchence, the lead singer of INXS, Bono wrote more songs from the heart surrounding ideas like life and death, children, hope, and the real world past all the pop culture and TV. Some say they’ve returned to a more band-centric sound with albums like All That You Can’t Leave Behind which features a song, Kite, dedicated to Bono’s father who passed away shortly after the album’s conception and 2004’s How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb. The 10s: U2 went on the U2 360° Tour in 2009 and 2010. This tour set records for the highest-grossing concert tour. The group is currently working on an upcoming album produced by Danger Mouse. The Name: There are many theories as to the origin of the name U2. For example, U2 was an intelligence airplane that was in use by the United States during the Cold War. Other obvious candidates include “You too” and “You two”, etc. Nonetheless the official line on the name’s origins remains unknown. The band has been quoted as saying that they did think of the U2 spy plane, but remain hushed about other reasons… U2 www.u2.com Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.

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All Because Of You

How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb
Last Played on August 19, 2015 8:06pm

Red Hill Mining Town

The Joshua Tree
Last Played on August 12, 2015 4:44pm

Elevation

All That You Can't Leave Behind
Last Played on August 09, 2015 3:55am

I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For

The Joshua Tree
Last Played on July 10, 2015 4:45pm

Gloria

October
Last Played on March 27, 2015 2:42am

Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses

Achtung Baby
Last Played on March 22, 2015 7:14pm

Where the Streets Have No Name

the Joshua Tree
Last Played on March 14, 2015 4:58pm

New Year's Day

WAR
Last Played on March 10, 2015 4:25pm

When Love Comes To Town

Rattle And Hum
Last Played on March 02, 2015 9:12pm

Numb

Zooropa
Last Played on March 01, 2015 3:54am

Dancing Barefoot

When Love Comes to Town
Last Played on February 27, 2015 8:42pm

Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses

Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses
Last Played on February 26, 2015 3:44pm

Even Better Than the Real Thing

Achtung Baby
Last Played on February 26, 2015 7:08am

Helter Skelter (Live)

Rum and Hum
Last Played on February 13, 2015 9:56pm

One Tree Hill

The Joshua Tree
Last Played on February 06, 2015 2:56pm

Mysterious Ways

Achtung Baby
Last Played on January 31, 2015 5:07pm

Zoo Station

Achtung Baby
Last Played on January 27, 2015 4:17am

Vertigo

How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb
Last Played on January 22, 2015 5:27pm

Desire

RATTLE AND HUM
Last Played on January 17, 2015 3:04pm

Zooropa

Zooropa
Last Played on November 12, 2014 2:54am

Beautiful Day

All That You Can't Leave Behind
Last Played on October 10, 2014 7:35am

Trip Through Your Wires

The Joshua Tree
Last Played on September 20, 2014 2:01pm

Bullet The Blue Sky

The Joshua Tree
Last Played on September 18, 2014 5:22pm

Sunday Bloody Sunday

War
Last Played on September 16, 2014 5:26am

God Part II

Rattle & Hum
Last Played on September 12, 2014 2:16am

Everlasting Love

All I Want is You
Last Played on September 04, 2014 11:48pm

Two Hearts Beat As One

War
Last Played on July 31, 2014 2:50am

Ordinary Love

Mandela - Long Walk to Freedom
Last Played on July 16, 2014 8:46pm

With Or Without You

The Joshua Tree
Last Played on July 08, 2014 3:45am

Tryin' To Throw Your Arms Around the World

Achtung Baby
Last Played on May 22, 2014 2:55am

Stuck In a Moment You Can't Get Out Of

All That You Can't Leave Behind
Last Played on April 23, 2014 12:53pm

One

One
Achtung Baby
Last Played on April 20, 2014 12:41am

I Will Follow

Boy
Last Played on April 18, 2014 4:39pm

Gloria

October
Last Played on April 18, 2014 3:57am

Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own

How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb
Last Played on April 08, 2014 11:03am

City Of Blinding Lights

How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb
Last Played on April 02, 2014 1:27pm

In God's Country

The Joshua Tree
Last Played on March 21, 2014 10:03am

Invisible (RED) Edit Version

Invisible (RED) Edit Version - Single
Last Played on March 19, 2014 2:05am

Pride (In The Name Of Love)

UNFORGETTABLE FIRE
Last Played on March 15, 2014 8:06am

Discotheqhe

Pop
Last Played on February 22, 2014 5:35am

Staring at the Sun

Pop
Last Played on February 16, 2014 4:08pm

Walk On

All That You Can't Leave Behind
Last Played on February 14, 2014 9:16pm

Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me

Batman Forever
Last Played on February 13, 2014 11:11pm

The Fly

Achtung Baby
Last Played on January 30, 2014 9:39pm

MLK

MLK
The Unforgettable Fire
Last Played on January 20, 2014 5:01pm

Stay (Far Away, So Close)

Zooropa
Last Played on January 07, 2014 5:53pm

In A Little While

All That You Can't Leave Behind
Last Played on January 06, 2014 9:41pm

Until the End of the World

Last Played on January 03, 2014 9:44pm

Magnificent

No Line on the Horizon
Last Played on January 02, 2014 4:30am

One

One
Achtung Baby

Get On Your Boots

No Line On The Horizon

Zoo Station

Achtung Baby

One

One
Achtung Baby

All Along The Watchtower

Window In The Skies

One

One
Achtung Baby

Magnificent

No Line On The Horizon

SATELLITE OF LOVE

One

One
Achtung Baby

Magnificent

No Line On The Horizon

ALL I WANT IS YOU

Rattle and Hum

Get On Your Boots

No Line On The Horizon
No Line On The Horizon

Magnificent

No Line On The Horizon

I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For

Magnificent

No Line On The Horizon

Discotheque

Get On Your Boots

No Line On The Horizon

Magnificent

No Line On The Horizon

KITE

All That You Can't Leave Behind

Get On Your Boots

No Line On The Horizon
No Line On The Horizon

No Line On The Horizon

No Line On The Horizon
No Line On The Horizon

DISCOTHEQUE

Discotheque

ONE

ONE
Achtung Baby

Get On Your Boots

No Line On The Horizon

No Line On The Horizon

No Line On The Horizon

One

One
Achtung Baby

Get On Your Boots

No Line On The Horizon