When the four members of U2 first came together in 1976, they were teenagers studying at Mount Temple Comprehensive School in Dublin, Ireland. But within four years, they would sign to Island Records and release their debut, ‘Boy,’ and within a decade, they would be the biggest band in the world. Singer Paul Hewson (Bono), guitarist David Evans (the Edge), bassist Adam Clayton and drummer Larry Mullen Jr. were a hugely successful touring band until 1987’s ‘The Joshua Tree’ elevated them into the upper echelons of rock stardom. During their nearly 40 years together, they’ve released 13 albums to largely critical acclaim and massive commercial success while consistently adapting to the evolving musical climate with albums like 1991's 'Achtung Baby,' 2000's 'All That You Can't Leave Behind' and 2009's 'No Line on the Horizon.'
U2 Goes Minimalist on ‘With or Without You’
U2 almost got sick of 'With or Without You' before Bono helped rescue the slow-building song from the trash heap. It became the band's first No. 1 U.S. hit.
How U2 Emerged as Arena-Rock Stars on 'Under a Blood Red Sky'
A lot of things went wrong before this live project helped made them one of the '80s' biggest concert acts.
Listen to Chris Cornell's Mash-Up of Metallica's and U2's 'One'
The Soundgarden frontman sang the lyrics to Metallica's "One" to the tune of U2's song of the same name onstage in 2015.
'We're Going Away Now': U2 Ends Tour on Cryptic Note
A comment made by Bono in Berlin tonight could suggest that they made be considering calling it a day.
U2's 'Rattle and Hum' Gets Cut Down by the 45-Minute Album Police
Here's how we'd cut down the overly ambitious 'Joshua Tree' follow up to a "proper" album length.
Bono Says He ‘Nearly Ceased to Be’ but Won’t Explain
U2 frontman refers to moment that left him “clinging on” to life.
Bono Says He’s ‘Back to Full Voice’ After Abandoning Show
U2 frontman thanks fans for helping him sing “Red Flag Day” in Germany.
U2 Perform at New York’s Apollo Theater: Set List and Video
The band delivered an intimate show at the legendary venue to invited guests.