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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".
 
The band wrote and performed the theme song for the movie "Batman Forever" entitled "Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me".
 
They have seven songs listed on Rolling Stone's list of "500 Greatest Songs of All Time".
 
They have five albums listed on Rolling Stone magazine's list of "500 Greatest Albums of All Time".
 
The Edge was placed as #24 on Rolling Stone magazine's "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time".
 
Have said that they feel that their album "Pop" is incomplete and unfinished because they "made the mistake" of letting manager Paul McGuiness book tour dates while still recording.
 
Their song "Running To Stand Still" is about a heroin addiction.
 
Bono says he was inspired to write the song "The City of Blinding Lights" after a paparazzi frenzy Bono couldn't get out of.
 
U2 had the names "The Hype" and "Feedback" before getting their current name.
 
The song "Stuck In A Moment You Can't Get Out Of" was written for their friend, Michael Hutchence (lead singer of INXS), who commited suicide in 1997.
 
Inspirations for the song "Original of the Species" have been argued about ranging from about Bono's daughters to one of The Edge's daughters. All talk about it being dedicated to any of the band's daughters.
 
The song "Elevation" was featured on the movie Lara Croft: Tomb Raider's soundtrack.
 
They appear on the album "Between The Covers".
 
Their song "Walk On" inspired MTV to make a tribute video for the events of 9/11.
 
Their song "If God Will Send His Angels" was originally written for Nancy Sinatra.
 
Performed with Green Day at the re-opening of the Louisiana Superdome in 2006.
 
It is often said that their best video is for the song "Numb" in which the Edge is still while people do certain things to him and the Edge doesn't take notice.
 
According to a survey in London, England, their song "With or Without You" is the seventh most requested song at funerals in the United Kingdom.
 
When asked about how they deal with Bono's activism, they say that it can be really hard because it can get in the way but it's hard to say not to do so much because it's for a good cause. They also say when Bono is out helping, it feels like they are "missing a fourth leg".
 
The album, Original Soundtracks 1, also known as "the Passengers album", has often been the topic of controversy amongst U2 fans and is usually not included with discography. However, one of the tracks, Miss Sarajevo, is included on The Best of 1990-2000 album.
 
U2 holds the record for the most Grammys held by a band: 22.
 
Performed at the inauguration for US president Barack Obama.
 
U2 was the largest export for Ireland in the early nineties.
 

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