A Dublin, Ireland, rock band - released their first studio album, Boy, in 1980. Of another ten albums, eight have topped the UK charts. How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb, their latest album, has sold over 12 million copies worldwide and won the Grammy for Album Of The Year.
Members: Bono (vocals / guitar / harmonica), The Edge (guitar / keyboards / vocals), Adam Clayton (bass guitar) and Larry Mullen (drums / percussion).
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...