Happy 53rd Birthday BonoThank you for the music, but above all, thank you for inspiring us to constantly rise above ourselves while looking for better answers to those fundamental questions.
Happy 51st Birthday, Larry ♥ Born October 31st, 1961.
“My earliest memory of Larry was when we were starting off. We were at our first rehearsal in his kitchen and all these girls, all these 14 and 15 year old girls kept climbing over the walls and looking in at the windows at Larry. Larry just shouted at them to go away and then turned the hose on them. He’s not interested in being a pop star. Larry likes to play the drums.” - Bono
So I know I’m incredibly behind on the U2 anniversary celebration and everything
but I just wanted to say, really simply and without going on for eons like I easily could, that if U2 hadn’t become a band 36 years ago, then I would most certainly not be the person I am today. I can sincerely and honestly say, without a drop of exaggeration, that I owe everything to them— everything.
❞ There were no jobs to get. It was like we were all going nowhere, so we decided to go nowhere together and form a band. - Larry on the beginnings of U2.
Happy 36th Anniversary U2!
Happy Anniversary, U2 ♥ Formed September, 25th, 1976.
“It was like we were all going nowhere, so we decided to go nowhere together and form a band.”
- Larry Mullen Jr.
“We are family … I go to parties with these guys, and I end up sitting in the corner talking to them. It’s weird. It’s actually weird. It’s the weirdest thing. I have other best friends too - I’m not saying they’re my only friends, but they are my best friends.”
- The Edge
“We do great work together and we do inspire each other, and I think we have a very good sense of how much further we can go in the company of each other than just on our own.”
- Adam Clayton
“There’s something we’ve had to fight for in the group, and it’s there. It’s a real love of each other and love of what we do, and it’s a flame. There’s times when it feels like it’s nearly been blown out, but it’s there.”
“Bands get formed by accident, but they don’t survive by accident. It takes will, intent, a sense of shared purpose, and a tolerance for your friends’ fallibilities…and they of yours. And that only evens the odds. U2 has not only evened the odds but they’ve beaten them by continuing to do their finest work and remaining at the top of their game and the charts … I feel a great affinity for these guys as people as well as musicians.” - Bruce Springsteen
“At some point I remember riding in an elevator with gentleman Bruce, where he just stared straight ahead of himself, and completely ignored me. I was crushed. Only when he walked into the doors as they were opening, did I realize the impossible was happening. My God, Bruce Springsteen, the Buddha of my youth, is plastered! Drunk as a skunk! Pissed as a fart! I have to go back to the book of instructions, scratch the bit out about how you held yourself in public. By the way, that was a great relief.” - Bono