Despite the recent news that Bono’s foray into the world of fashion has led to a massive $86.4 million loss since 2004, he and his U2 bandmates have proven their money-making power when out on the road.
After the monumental success of The Joshua Tree and its subsequent tour, there was definitely a sense of “Now what?” with U2. The band, perhaps, didn’t know themselves, which made sense why Bono said at a show in Dublin on December 30th, 1989 that, “We just have to go away and dream it all up again.”
U2’s Larry Mullen Jr., who celebrates a birthday today (October 31), often doesn’t get a lot of attention, but considering he’s the one who started U2 back in 1976 by posting a notice on the bulletin board of Mount Temple Comprehensive School, he certainly deserves a lot more.
U2’s Rattle and Hum, the soundtrack album to the film of the same name, was released 30 years ago today (October 10), and while the film gets knocked by critics and fans for being a bit pretentious, there is no denying the soundtrack album, especially its original tracks, is simply stellar.
Bono has gone through many looks ever since U2’s debut album was released in 1980, but it doesn’t get more iconic than his leather vest phase during the band’s promotion and tour behind The Joshua Tree.
Lindsey Buckingham celebrates his birthday today (October 3), and while his entire body of work should be celebrated, we’ve decided to single out one song he wrote in particular that in the years since its release remains one of the best breakup songs ever.
Syd Barrett passed away 12 years ago today (July 7), and besides being Pink Floyd’s founding guitarist/frontman, one of his other biggest contributions to the band’s history is serving as the inspiration to “Shine On You Crazy Diamond,” an epic and favorite among fans the world over.