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U2 are a great band; they've given us an unbelievable body of work, and all of us musicians owe them at least something. I can honestly say that every time I have played the Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Colorado, as soon as my drums are set up, I go into the beat of 'Sunday Bloody Sunday.'
Jimmy Chamberlin

Meaning of "U2" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD U2

From Latin sine prole.
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PRONUNCIATION OF U2

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WHAT DOES U2 MEAN IN ENGLISH?

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U2 are an Irish rock band from Dublin. Formed in 1976, the group consists of Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton, and Larry Mullen, Jr.. U2's early sound was rooted in post-punk but eventually grew to incorporate influences from many genres of popular music. Throughout the group's musical pursuits, they have maintained a sound built on melodic instrumentals, highlighted by The Edge's timbrally varied guitar sounds and Bono's expressive vocals. Their lyrics, often embellished with spiritual imagery, focus on personal themes and sociopolitical concerns. U2 formed at Mount Temple Comprehensive School in 1976 when the members were teenagers with limited musical proficiency. Within four years, they signed with Island Records and released their debut album Boy. By the mid-1980s, U2 became a top international act. They were more successful as a touring act than they were at selling records until their 1987 album The Joshua Tree which, according to Rolling Stone, elevated the band's stature "from heroes to superstars".

Definition of U2 in the English dictionary

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about U2

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10 QUOTES WITH «U2»

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Afrojack
People always say, 'How is it to be so successful?' I'm not successful yet. Richard Branson is successful. That's successful. Michael Jackson was successful. U2 was successful. I'm just a guy, doing okay. But I'm a happy guy doing okay.
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Joan Armatrading
I found my sound early on. Look at U2: they haven't changed their music for 20 years. Anyway, many people come unstuck when they try to change what they do and what they are known for.
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Jimmy Chamberlin
U2 are a great band; they've given us an unbelievable body of work, and all of us musicians owe them at least something. I can honestly say that every time I have played the Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Colorado, as soon as my drums are set up, I go into the beat of 'Sunday Bloody Sunday.'
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Adam Clayton
For us there's U2 music, and then there's everything else.
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Caroline Corr
In Ireland, it's been like U2 and The Cranberries, which is rock, but you know they're Irish.
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Tom DeLonge
I'm a huge stadium rock fan, but I'm also a fan of everything from Massive Attack to Peter Gabriel, U2, the Police, Radiohead, and Coldplay.
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Tom DeLonge
I'm a huge stadium rock fan, but I'm also a fan of everything from Massive Attack to Peter Gabriel, U2, the Police, Radiohead, and Coldplay. I've realized that I love all forms of music and get excited when any artist goes crazy and creates something that is an experience.
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The Edge
U2 albums never get finished. They just get released.
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Angie Everhart
I was at a U2 concert and someone asked me if my hair color was real... I thought to myself, if I had $1 for every time someone asked me this, I would be very rich.
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Brandon Flowers
U2 have a lot of religion, also people like Johnny Cash and Elvis. Those people weren't shy about it - it's nice there are people who've come before that were open about it.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «U2»

Discover the use of U2 in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to U2 and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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U2: A Diary: A Diary
It provides the important stories behind the 'who, what, when and where' including insights about key moments in U2s development that have never been told before.
Matt McGee, 2010
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U2: An Irish Phenomenon
U2 was part of a generation looking for a voice. This book celebrates and pays homage to a band that has given a voice to the modern era-and reveals the reasons that led to the U2 phenomenon.
Visnja Cogan, 2008
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U2: A Musical Biography
Presents the story of the Irish rock band, discussing their win in a local competition which secured their first recording contract, their commercial successes and tours, and the espousal of political and humanitarian causes by Bono, the ...
David Kootnikoff, 2010
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U2 by U2
Told with wit, insight, and astonishing candor by the band members themselves and manager Paul McGuinness, with pictures from their own archives, U2 by U2 allows unprecedented access into the inner life of the greatest rock band of our ...
U2, Neil McCormick, 2009
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U2: Into the Heart: The Stories Behind Every Song
An updated examination of the behind-the-scenes influences that shaped the popular rock band's music and success features band member interviews and traces its rise against a background of its cultural and social context, in a portrait ...
Niall Stokes, 2005
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U2: At the End of the World
An intimate chronicle of the three-year "Zoo TV" world tour taken by the popular rock band U2 records such events as the band's encounters with Bill Clinton, Salman Rushdie, and Frank Sinatra. Reprint.
Bill Flanagan, 1996
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Exploring U2: Is This Rock 'n' Roll?
A diverse collection of essays examines the work and influence of U2, covering such disciplines as literature, philosophy, music, culture, business, and theology.
Scott Calhoun, 2012
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U2: rattle & hum : the official book of the U2 movie : a ...
Chronicles U2's popular Joshua Tree tour, including sessions with the legendary B.B. King and trips to Graceland, Sun Studios, and Harlem, and takes a behind-the-scenes look at the filming of their tour
Peter Williams, Steve Turner, 1988
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U2 and Philosophy: How to Decipher an Atomic Band
Offering fresh insight into the band’s music and activism, these thought-provoking essays allows fans to discover philosophy through the eyes of U2, and rediscover U2 through the eyes of philosophers.
Mark Wrathall, 2013
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One Step Closer: Why U2 Matters to Those Seeking God
Music lovers, pastors, and anyone on the path to God will value this book.
Christian Scharen, 2006

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «U2»

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Watch Bruce Springsteen's Surprise Performance With U2
Springsteen was just the latest of many surprise guests on U2's tour. Previous shows have seen appearances by Lady Gaga, Jimmy Fallon and the Roots, Paul ... «RollingStone.com, Jul 15»
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U2 to Air 'Innocence' Show, Behind-the-Scenes Doc on HBO
Two new U2 films, a behind-the-scenes documentary and a live concert, will air on HBO this fall. The doc, premiering November 7th, will focus on how the ... «RollingStone.com, Jul 15»
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U2 Tickets At Madison Square Garden Are Most Expensive On …
In the twilight of their storied career, U2 still personifies what it is to be a rock star. Despite the fumbling of their last album release with Apple, anyone who has ... «Forbes, Jul 15»
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How a Canadian U2 Tribute Band Got Onstage With the Real Thing
As we reported earlier, Bono invited the Toronto U2 tribute band Acrobat onstage Monday night to perform "Desire" during a show at the Air Canada Center. «RollingStone.com, Jul 15»
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Leave U2 alone: Why did one of our best rock bands become so …
A Facebook friend recently prefaced his casual announcement that he was going to see U2 with a tongue-in-cheek addition: “Here's a polarizing subject. «Salon, Jul 15»
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Watch U2 Play 'Gloria' for First Time In 10 Years at Chicago Show
U2 played the third show of their five-night run at Chicago's United Center Sunday night, and for the second song of the evening, they dug out "Gloria" from their ... «RollingStone.com, Jun 15»
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U2 tour manager dies in Los Angeles
U2's longtime tour manager died overnight at the Sunset Marquis Hotel in ... He is irreplaceable,” U2 lead singer Bono said in a statement on the band's website. «The Guardian, May 15»
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U2 is still a can-do band, as its first Forum show amply proves
There's something to be said for the symmetry of your basic rock 'n' roll quartet, of which U2 is the most globally successful and enduring of the past three ... «Los Angeles Times, May 15»
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U2: What they're still looking for
The rock band U2 is at the top of its game, and back on tour. Anthony Mason will look behind-the-scenes: It's been four years since U2 last toured together. «CBS News, May 15»
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Review: U2 is good, not great in San Jose
Yet, it wasn't nearly as powerful as some of the other U2 shows fans have witnessed in the Bay Area, which featured better set lists and stronger musical ... «San Jose Mercury News, May 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. U2 [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/u2>. Mar 2019 ».
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