Ireland U2 have been in the history books for a long time. Since their breakthrough in the late 1980s, the rock band, with vocalist Paul “Bono” David Hewson, 61, at the helm, have won 22 Grammy awards – more than any other band in the world.
Despite the fact that the group has conquered the world with catchy lyrics and songs like “One”, “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For” and “Beautiful Day”, the vocalist is not very excited about it. all.
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– I still don’t like the name. In our heads it’s like a spy plane… it’s a submarine, it’s futuristic. “I really didn’t like it,” said the vocalist, claiming that the band’s first manager, Paul McGuinness, thought the U2 name would look good on a shirt.
The 61-year-old isn’t a fan of his own singing voice either, and thinks it sounds strained and less masculine.
– I have been in the car when one of our songs has been played, and I have been completely red. I am very embarrassed. I think U2 goes overboard when it comes to shyness, he shared.
The 2004 song “Vertigo” was an exception. Other songs have the artist sinking to the floor.
It was only recently that the Irish star considered herself a singer.
– A big discovery for me was listening to the Ramones, and hearing the beautiful voice of Joey Ramone, and then realizing that I don’t have to be a typical rock’n’roll singer.
U2 was formed in Dublin in 1976 by Hewson, guitarist Dave “The Edge” Evans (60), bassist Adam Clayton (61), and drummer Larry Mullen Jr. (60). His record debut came in 1979 with the EP Three.
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46 years later, the band has sold more than 150 million albums. In 2005, they were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Hewson is particularly involved in political issues regarding developing countries and environmental protection, and has also been named one of the most influential people in the world by Time Magazine.
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