|Rock & Roll Hall of Famer|
Inducted in: 2005
Inducted by: Bruce Springsteen
Nominated in: 2005
First Eligible: 2005 Ceremony
Inducted Members: Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen
Inducted into Rock Hall Revisited in 2005 (ranked #22) .
U2 @ Wikipedia
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Eat it U2. You suck.
Posted by Bruno on Wednesday, 01.24.07 @ 01:07am
Posted by martin on Friday, 03.23.07 @ 04:24am
Always been a fan of U2 and they probably deserved induction, but I think a bit overrated. Without Bono (the very charismatic lead singer), they have no chance.
Posted by Anonymous on Friday, 07.6.07 @ 22:04pm
"Always been a fan of U2 and they probably deserved induction, but I think a bit overrated."
Posted by liam on Friday, 11.23.07 @ 14:59pm
No, actually not literal sense, as I prefer most of the "older" stuff
Posted by Anonymous on Friday, 11.23.07 @ 19:30pm
U2 is good band. They have written many good songs. But when Bonn MOno BOONO what ever the hell that Hippies name is, trys to sing like a god, he just makes a fool of himself. "I CAN FEEEEEUALLLLL FEEEEEEUAAAAAALLLLL LLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL LLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLiur7y 08AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA CAUGH CAUGH! ANd that one song BEAUTIFUL DAY, well for crying out loud, when he sang that song in concert there was a Friken hurrican. Then later on he was seen smoking pot in a Joshua Tree. THen he tryed singing with greenday. What a shame. THen in OHioe he played with Eddie Vedder. Bono made a fool of him self. He could not keep up with Eddie. Mike McCreedy was runing cirlcs around bonos guiter player. What a mistake that was. Eddie says "I was just trying to be a nice guy, dident mean to Humiliate the guy, dident think he would shit jis pants" GET U2 OUT OF THE RRHF
Posted by OPOPP on Friday, 12.7.07 @ 21:11pm
U2 kicks ass
Posted by michael on Monday, 02.4.08 @ 07:44am
U2 kinda confuse me. They were a great band, but I don't think they were any better than many of their post-punk contemporaries.
Posted by Liam on Wednesday, 02.13.08 @ 18:25pm
Oh, and Ian McCulloch was (and is) the better singer by far.
Posted by Liam on Monday, 02.25.08 @ 18:46pm
Everything that sucks about U2 is because of Bono. Everything that rules about U2 is because of
Posted by denyo on Friday, 04.18.08 @ 08:21am
I just think they all let their egos get the better of them. Nothing from U2 after The Joshua Tree ruled :(
Posted by Liam on Friday, 04.18.08 @ 08:47am
Quite possibly the least important of all the big players in post-punk, and yet their among the first to be inducted. Surprised?
Posted by Liam on Saturday, 04.19.08 @ 06:43am
U2 were at their greatest in the Joshua Tree/Achtung Baby eras. Their latest albums are kick-ass, but they're missing a little something, you know? Love U2, I think they deserved to be in the RRHF, though a couple of other artists could have deserved it a little more. U2 was going to get in anyway, waiting a year or two wouldn't have been too much to handle.
Posted by Milton on Saturday, 04.19.08 @ 14:37pm
Achtung Baby has filler on; War is by far U2's second best. How To Assemble An Atomic Bomb is "kick-ass"? You serious? It sucks ass, more like.
Posted by Liam on Saturday, 04.19.08 @ 15:28pm
Liam, I have most of those albums on my iPod and have probably heard all of them (there's like two that don't instantly ring a bell). Joshua Tree is still the best. album. ever.
Posted by Casper on Saturday, 04.19.08 @ 22:41pm
Liam, The correct title of the album is "How To DISMANTLE An Atomic Bomb.
Posted by Aaron O'Donnell on Saturday, 04.19.08 @ 23:20pm
Gonna have to disagree with your claim of The Joshua Tree being the best, Casper, especially not ever. Fear and Whiskey OWNS The Joshua Tree completely, and so do alot of other Mekons albums, most obviously The Mekons Rock N Roll. The Mekons generally kick U2's ass. So do lots of other albums I listed (I wanted to keep to 1 album per artist).
Posted by Liam on Sunday, 04.20.08 @ 01:43am
Aaron, that mistake was intentional....
Posted by Liam on Sunday, 04.20.08 @ 05:25am
wow-they are in the hall of fame????who's next the bunny rabbits?the joo joo flies?the sea monkeys?the sick deralicts?anyways peace all db...
Posted by dan barcan on Thursday, 05.8.08 @ 14:05pm
If U2 didn't make it in on the first year, then there should be no Hall of Fame. Of course, until Genesis, Yes, Jethro Tull and Rush get in, the the Hall loses a little bit of credibility bit by bit...
Posted by mike on Wednesday, 09.17.08 @ 18:11pm
No way these guys get in! Have you heard the stuff they've been putting out lately? That Green Day + U2 song was just not. very. good. The other day I saw Bono doing a duet with Mary J Blige. Then I saw him another hip-POP music video. What a joke!
Posted by Oscar on Thursday, 10.2.08 @ 18:37pm
U2's already been inducted.
Posted by Gitarzan on Thursday, 10.2.08 @ 18:44pm
My dad used to be crazy about these guys and used to always sing beutiful day in the car (it was disturbing).
Posted by Mike on Saturday, 10.11.08 @ 17:05pm
What a wonderful band of musicians Of course Bono
Posted by worldpeace on Wednesday, 10.15.08 @ 22:57pm
What a wonderful band of musicians Of course Bono
Posted by tina on Thursday, 10.16.08 @ 09:51am
when i think of "sounds" of the 80's u2 is at the top of the list. U2 has my award for best concert ever; i caught one their shows during their last tour and it was an excellent show.
Posted by baw "the lumberjack" on Tuesday, 12.9.08 @ 14:48pm
Top 5 Songs:
Posted by The One on Wednesday, 12.17.08 @ 13:50pm
What? r they in? Hall of fame sucks. No Deep Purple? No Genesis? No Jethro Tull? worthless.
Posted by gg54 on Wednesday, 12.17.08 @ 18:29pm
Get them out. Get them the fùck out. Now.
Posted by Jack on Monday, 02.2.09 @ 14:29pm
Get them out. Get them the fùck out. Now.
Posted by mrxyz on Monday, 02.2.09 @ 15:33pm
I can't believe they snubbed Iron Maiden, Twisted Sister and Weird Al in exchange for these self-righteous pricks!
Posted by Zach Valkyrie on Thursday, 06.25.09 @ 10:27am
Pop was ok. All That You Can't Leave Behind... I thought that was pretty magnificent. How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb had a couple good tracks on it... No Line On The Horizon is a disappointment.
Posted by Philip on Thursday, 03.18.10 @ 14:29pm
Atomic Bomb is magnificent. I'll need to listen to Horizon again. They certainly deserved to be inducted, but Liam is right when he says Joy Division deserved in first (from what I hear, even Bono would admit that.) The Cure came around first as well, as did Gang of Four. Plus some people outside of post-punk deserved to go in first.
Posted by Sam on Thursday, 03.18.10 @ 15:29pm
Well, we know this isn't the real Roy. Roy never stoops to namecalling.
Posted by Philip on Saturday, 03.20.10 @ 01:40am
First off, Fake Roy, I never said I don't like Pop. I do. Mofo is a great track, as are Gone, Discotheque, and Last Night On Earth. Wake Up Dead Man is pretty good.
Posted by Philip on Saturday, 03.20.10 @ 11:28am
Summer Rain honestly sounds like the majority of generic college rock I played back around the turn of the millenium. I much prefer "Always" and "Big Girls Are Best."
Posted by Philip on Saturday, 03.20.10 @ 13:06pm
As U2 themselves might point out, it's the distance between A Man And A Woman.
Posted by Philip on Saturday, 03.20.10 @ 16:20pm
Philip....Who are you talking to might I inquire? My curiosity has gotten the better of me.
Posted by Keebord on Thursday, 03.25.10 @ 16:54pm
Some spammers... their comments got deleted though.
Posted by Philip on Thursday, 03.25.10 @ 17:27pm
Thanks Philip. I suspected it was something like that
Posted by Keebord on Friday, 03.26.10 @ 17:48pm
i love u2 and im 14 they're my absolute favorite band EVER but im confused did they ever smoke weed throughout there teenage years and up today did they ever smoke weed..
Posted by Mike on Friday, 07.30.10 @ 21:14pm
ARTISTS INDUCTED INTO THE ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME BY MEMBERS OF U2
Posted by Roy on Tuesday, 02.8.11 @ 11:50am
"Achtung Baby has filler on; War is by far U2's second best. How To Assemble An Atomic Bomb is "kick-ass"? You serious? It sucks ass, more like."
Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Wednesday, 03.16.11 @ 08:43am
Mike, I hope they did/do!
Posted by Paul in KY on Wednesday, 03.16.11 @ 13:27pm
I aspire to going into teaching and I'm not embarassed to admit to smoking weed in the past. It's certainly possible that the band have done some... I know Bono takes the cancer sticks. I have a hard time seeing them go any further than weed, however.
Posted by Sam on Friday, 04.1.11 @ 16:48pm
What do the albums "Young Americans" by David Bowie and "Rattle and Hum" by U2 have in common?
Posted by Aaron O'Donnell on Tuesday, 07.26.11 @ 21:28pm
wtf why does U2 have more songs than David Bowie?
Posted by GFW on Sunday, 11.18.12 @ 10:14am
They probably just have more well-known ones, GFW, sorry to tell you. I don't agree that every song listed there is essential, but I'd say most of those are. Of course, I might be a *bit* biased.
Posted by Philip on Sunday, 11.18.12 @ 10:55am
eh, probably. though I reckon we could do with indcting something from alladin sane, something from scary monsters and Let's Dance.
Posted by GFW on Sunday, 11.18.12 @ 11:31am
I prefer INXS over U2.
Posted by Roy on Saturday, 11.16.13 @ 08:20am
Here's a great read from Bob Lefsetz, about U2 and Rolling Stone magazine (the mag named U2's album #1 this year):
Posted by Jason Voigt on Wednesday, 12.3.14 @ 02:15am
I've been a U2 fan since WAR. That was an intense and rocking album. Probably the album that brought U2 to the attention of music fans. Since then, U2 has continued to make quality music. The Joshua Tree masterpiece made U2 superstars. With or Without You was a big hit. Where The Streets Have No Name. I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For. I like that U2 experiments musically. Some were hits Achtung Baby other time misses Zooropa. U2 one of those no brainer RRHOF inductees. Bono is an impressive front man and the Edge can really play that guitar. Love the Leave Behind and Atomic Bomb albums. I was wondering what albums or songs helped put U2 over the top. KING
Posted by KING on Saturday, 06.13.15 @ 03:17am
U2 one of the most important bands last 30 years. Bono has achieved and elevated the singer front man to a high level. The WAR & Joshua Tree Albums were masterpieces. It's amazing these guys in mid 50's going strong. Can go 10 more years at high level. Not many groups could survive the Zooropa experiment but U2 did. These guys are legends. All That You Can't Leave Behind & How To Build An Atomic Bomb were classic CD's. U2 has been in my Top 5 groups last 30 years. They should be inducted twice U2 for their greatness. KING
Posted by KING on Saturday, 02.6.16 @ 17:48pm
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