Mostly Credited As: U2
Date Of Birth: September 25, 1976 (Age 39)
Country Of Birth: Ireland
Birth Place: Dublin


Bono (Paul David Hewson) - vocals, guitar, harmonica
The Edge (David Howell Evans) - guitar, keyboards, vocals
Adam Clayton - bass guitar
Larry Mullen, Jr. - drums, backing vocals

In 1976, drummer Larry Mullen, Jr. would do something that would change the world forever. He posted a notice at his school, Mount Temple Comprehensive, calling for auditions to start a band. Four people responded--Paul Hewson, David Evans, Dik Evans and Adam Clayton. Keeping change from names like Feedback and The Hype, they soon got their big break. In 1978, they won a talent contest in Limerick, Ireland. They went with CBS Records and changed their name to U2. Dik soon left to join another band. Then Paul McGuinness became their manager.

From then on it was up hill. Now having produced 11 major albums, U2 has climbed to the top and are bigger than ever.

Currently their newest album, No Line on the Horizon, was released on February 27th in Ireland, March 2nd everywhere but the US and March 3 in the US.


Boy (1980)

October (1981)

War (1983)

The Unforgettable Fire (1984)

The Joshua Tree (1987)

Rattle & Hum (1988)

Achtung Baby (1991)

Zooropa (1993)

Pop (1997)

All That You Can't Leave Behind (2000)

How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb (2004)

No Line on the Horizon (2009)

TV Appearances

Main cast 
Live Aid (1985)As: Themselves
Episode Cast Credits 

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (2014) 
  U2 02x73: (May/08/2015) As Themselves, [Interviewees]
  Will Smith, U2 01x01: (Feb/17/2014) As Themselves, [Musical Guests]

MTV European Music Awards 2014 (2014) 
  MTV European Music Awards 2014 01x01: (Nov/09/2014) As Themselves, [Musical Guests]

Later... with Jools Holland (1992) 
  U2, Sam Smith, Interpol, Zola Jesus, Dave & Phil Alvin 45x06: (Oct/24/2014) As Themselves 

Later Live - With Jools Holland (2008) 
  U2, Sam Smith, Interpol, Zola Jesus, Dave & Phil Alvin 14x06: (Oct/21/2014) As Themselves 

The Graham Norton Show (2007) 
  Robert Duvall, Robert Downey Jr, Stephen Fry, U2 16x04: (Oct/17/2014) As Themselves 

The Academy Awards (1953) 
  The 86th Annual Academy Awards 62x01: (Mar/02/2014) As Themselves, [Musical Guests]
  The 75th Annual Academy Awards 51x01: (Mar/23/2003) As Themselves ("The Hands That Built America"), [Musical Guests]

Glastonbury (1994) 
  Glastonbury 2011 01x17: (2011) As Themselves 

Saturday Night Live (1975) 
  Megan Fox/U2 35x01: (Sep/26/2009) As Themselves, [Musical Guests]
  Luke Wilson/U2 30x06: (Nov/20/2004) As Themselves, [Musical Guests]
  Val Kilmer/U2 26x07: (Dec/09/2000) As Themselves, [Musical Guests]

The Late Show with David Letterman (1993) 
  Jason Segel, Brian Kiley, U2 16x101: (Mar/06/2009) As Themselves 
  Jon Stewart, U2, a Top Ten List featuring 10 Team USA members from the World Baseball Classic 16x100: (Mar/05/2009) As Themselves 
  Dr. Phil McGraw, U2 16x99: (Mar/04/2009) As Themselves 
  Felicity Huffman, Artie Lange, U2 16x98: (Mar/03/2009) As Themselves 
  Katie Couric, U2 16x97: (Mar/02/2009) As Themselves 

Friday Night with Jonathan Ross (2001) 
  David Attenborough, Emily Blunt, Clive Owen, U2 16x06: (Feb/27/2009) As Themselves, [Musical Guests]
  Matt Lucas, David Walliams, Jessica Stevenson, U2 07x13: (Dec/03/2004) As Themselves, [Musical Guests]

The Grammys (1959) 
  The 51st Annual Grammy Awards 51x01: (Feb/08/2009) As Themselves (Performer) 
  The 48th Annual Grammy Awards 48x01: (Feb/08/2006) As Themselves, [Musical Guests]

Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993) 
  U2 13x19: (Oct/06/2005) As Themselves 

Entourage (2004) 
  I Love You Too 02x09: (Jul/31/2005) As Themselves 

Auf Wiedersehen, Pet (1983) 
  Miami Vice (Mar/14/2003) As Themselves 

The Golden Globes (1944) 
  The 60th Annual Golden Globe Awards 60x01: (Jan/19/2003) As Winner: Best Original Song (for "The Hands That Built America" from 'Gangs of) 

The Simpsons (1989) 
  Gump Roast 13x17: (Apr/21/2002) Voiced  Themselves 
  Trash of the Titans 09x22: (Apr/26/1998) Voiced  Themselves 

Super Bowl (1967) 
  Super Bowl XXXVI 36x01: (Feb/03/2002) As Themselves (Halftime Show), [Musical Guests]

TFI Friday (1996) 
  Bee Gees, Jon Bon Jovi, Charltans, U2 02x36: (Jun/06/1997) As Themselves 

The Kenny Everett Television Show (1981) 
  Series 2, Show 3 02x03: (Mar/10/1983) As Themselves, [Musical Guests]
Featured Songs

Cold Case Songs:
8:03 AM + "Grace"
+ "It's a Beautiful Day"
+ "Stuck in a Moment You Can't Get Out Of"
+ "When I Look at the World"
+ "With or Without You" 
Beavis and Butt-Head Songs:
Wet Behind The Rears + "Numb" 
Eating Contest + "Mysterious Ways" 
Baby Makes Uh, Three + "One" 
Entourage Songs:
I Love You Too + All Because of You
+ City Of Blinding Lights and Vertigo 
Blauw Blauw Songs:
Ja ik wil + All I Want Is You 
Alias Songs:
Authorized Personnel Only (1) + Bad 
Passage (1) + Walk On 
Smallville Songs:
Nicodemus + Beautiful Day 
Leech + Elevation 
Scrubs Songs:
My Friend the Doctor + Stuck In A Moment You Can't Get Out Of 
My Own American Girl + Beautiful Day 
The West Wing Songs:
Election Day, Part 2 + Beautiful Day 
Super Bowl Songs:
Super Bowl XXXVI + Beautiful Day
+ Where the Streets Have No Name 
The Diamond Jubilee Concert Songs:
The Diamond Jubilee Concert + Beautiful Day 
So You Think You Can Dance (AU) Songs:
Green Mile + Beautiful Day 
Saturday Night Live Songs:
Megan Fox/U2 + Breathe
+ Moment of Surrender
+ Ultraviolet (Light My Way) 
Top 2000 Songs:
TOP 2000 trapt af! + Sunday Bloody Sunday 
Top 2000 A GO-GO + Desire 
The Sopranos Songs:
Christopher + Elevation 
Second Opinion + Mysterious Ways 
Sex and the City Songs:
Great Sexpectations + Even Better Than The Real Thing 
Melrose Place (1992) Songs:
Suspicious Minds + Even Better Than the Real Thing 
Peanut Butter and Jealousy + One 
Dreams Come True + One 
MTV European Music Awards 2014 Songs:
MTV European Music Awards 2014 + Every Breaking Wave 
Doe maar normaal Songs:
Kerstaflevering + Vertigo 
Season 3, Episode 3 + Get On Your Boots 
AL-TV Songs:
Al Music - Bad Hair Day + Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me 
Stenders late vermaak Songs:
Season 1, Episode 3 + Sunday Bloody Sunday 
Season 1, Episode 2 + I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For 
Oud geld Songs:
Kiboeng + I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
+ With or Without You 
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Songs:
Will Smith, U2 + Invisible
+ Ordinary Love 
Wereld draait door, De Songs:
Season 4, Episode 159 + Magnificent 
Fort Alpha Songs:
Grande finale + Mysterious Ways 
The O.C. Songs:
The New Era + Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own 
Ugly Betty Songs:
I See Me, I.C.U. + Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own 
Best Week Ever Songs:
Michael Jackson trial, the OC and more + Sometimes You can't Make It On Your Own 
Joan of Arcadia Songs:
Independence Day + Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own 
What About Brian Songs:
Pilot + Stuck in a Moment You Can't Get Out Of 
Hollyoaks Songs:
New Deal + Sweetest Thing 
TFI Friday Songs:
Season 1, Episode 163 + The Ground Beneath Her Feet 
Friends Songs:
The One Where Ross and Rachel Take a Break (1) + With or Without You 
The One With the Football + With or Without You 
The One With the List + With or Without You 
The Office (US) Songs:
Valentine's Day + With Or Without You 
21 Jump Street Songs:
La Bizca + With or Without You 
Jan Smit, de zomer voorbij Songs:
L'Estartit + With or Without You 
Rock Nation Songs:
Season 1, Episode 5 + With or Without You 
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Was named "The Band of the 80's" by Rolling Stone magazine.

U2 has won a total of 22 Grammys.

Often credited as "the biggest band in the world".

U2's The Joshua Tree album is sometimes considered one of the greatest rock albums.

The band as taken part in charity events and concerts such as Live Aid, Live 8 and Make Poverty History.

The band started playing in Larry Mullen, Jr.'s kitchen.

When they started, they were called "The Larry Mullen Band".

U2 was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in their first year of eligibility on March 14, 2005.

For the first two seasons of "The Batman," Edge performed the theme song.

The band wrote and performed the theme song for the movie "The Gangs Of New York" entitled "The Hands That Built America".

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U2 Quotes
Adam on the writing process: "Nowadays, Edge tends to do his homework and discipline some chord sequences. Then, as a group, we find an interpretation, a unique way they fit together."

Adam: "'Walk On' was two songs that both had great chords but weren't great songs. We sewed them together."

Edge on performing under influences: "We'd been told that all bands are out of it on stage and so we tried that once in about 1977. And it was such an unmitigated disaster that we vowed at that point that we'd never do it again."

Bono: "I think that in U2, there are moods or feelings that no one else has done before. And I think that finally, that is the most important thing, which is to find something that's your own color, and unique."

The Edge: "When it came to the 90's work, we were being more experimental and we got more interested in the abuse of technology -- seeing what happens when you push something to the point where it's almost about to break."

Edge on the album, Zooropa: "It's a record I really love, because it does have a certain spontaneity, a certain sense of ideas left in their raw form."

Edge: "U2's not great and I don't think Achtung Baby's a good name either."

Edge on the album Pop: "By the end of the album we'd kind of taken the band as far in one direction as we could."

Adam: "For us there`s U2 music, and then there's everything else."

Bono: "Right now there is so much fear about the future, people losing their jobs, people getting angry... but Get On Your Boots opens with the line 'The future needs a big kiss' and I hope that our optimism as a band is the right tone for now, it is a defiant tone..."