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Edge
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Author Topic: Who is the leader of U2?  (Read 13371 times)

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Offline theocean

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Re: Who is the leader of U2?
« Reply #30 on: August 04, 2009, 07:22:10 AM »
Bono as frontman, but Larry Adam and Edge tell him what to do.

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Re: Who is the leader of U2?
« Reply #31 on: August 04, 2009, 04:32:41 PM »
I think Bono used to be before diversions away from the band took up a great deal of his time.

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Re: Who is the leader of U2?
« Reply #32 on: August 23, 2009, 09:39:24 PM »
The fans are the leaders i feel  ;)

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Re: Who is the leader of U2?
« Reply #33 on: August 24, 2009, 07:39:04 AM »
Larry all the way for two reasons.

1) First of all, he started the band, so without Larry, there'd be no U2. But that doesn't necessarily mean hes the leader.
2) He's the drummer. In everyband the drummer is the guy who keeps the tempo and is the rock for the rest of the band members.

So musically.... Larry is the leader.

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Re: Who is the leader of U2?
« Reply #34 on: August 24, 2009, 11:06:00 AM »
In a sense Pride, Bono is Larry's puppet ;D

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Re: Who is the leader of U2?
« Reply #35 on: August 28, 2009, 09:03:52 AM »
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In a sense Pride, Bono is Larry's puppet ;D

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Re: Who is the leader of U2?
« Reply #36 on: September 30, 2009, 11:26:44 AM »
I think I have changed my mind. The Edge has a way bigger role than I thought. I think he may be the leader especially when they are touring.
Just my instinct no hard facts

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Re: Who is the leader of U2?
« Reply #37 on: September 30, 2009, 12:56:42 PM »
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Larry all the way for two reasons.

1) First of all, he started the band, so without Larry, there'd be no U2. But that doesn't necessarily mean hes the leader.
2) He's the drummer. In everyband the drummer is the guy who keeps the tempo and is the rock for the rest of the band members.

So musically.... Larry is the leader.

And the fact that Larry is... Larry.

Someone tries to get angry with him... Larry wins, period  :D

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Re: Who is the leader of U2?
« Reply #38 on: September 30, 2009, 01:31:56 PM »
The problem is, I find it very, very hard to see Bono listening to Larry. And again, I think if Larry were the leader, there's no WAY Passengers or Pop would even exist.

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Re: Who is the leader of U2?
« Reply #39 on: September 30, 2009, 02:21:14 PM »
I think Bono is the natural leader but how full time is Bono these days, that is the question.  He seems to have so many other interests outside the band one has to question whether his commitment, in time and input, is as great as it was 20 years ago. 

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Re: Who is the leader of U2?
« Reply #40 on: September 30, 2009, 02:24:16 PM »
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I think Bono is the natural leader but how full time is Bono these days, that is the question.  He seems to have so many other interests outside the band one has to question whether his commitment, in time and input, is as great as it was 20 years ago. 

I agree with this for the most part. I think he's mostly show these days, and the others handle everything else.

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Re: Who is the leader of U2?
« Reply #41 on: October 23, 2011, 08:03:11 AM »
I'd say Bono  8)

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Re: Who is the leader of U2?
« Reply #42 on: October 23, 2011, 10:50:47 PM »
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I'd say Adam is the most laid back of the four in the studio. The other three might hussle and bussle and debate. Adam would work on whatever comes out of the hussle and bussle. Although Bono's the front man, I'd say larry'd be the most assertive. If any of them cam up with a bad idea, it'd be Larry who'd be the first to stand up and tell them where to go I'd imagine.

In the meantime, Adam would play with his flip-cam and record studio on-goings! Sweetie baby! The opposite of a hothead is Adam. Without a coolhead ( 8) ) like Adam, the band would have broken up years ago. Even Edge has his ragey side (rarely seen), let alone Bono and Larry.

Yeap, you can take Adam off the polls. That man was never made for management, luckily he's in a rock band!  ;D Love him!

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Re: Who is the leader of U2?
« Reply #43 on: October 23, 2011, 11:21:47 PM »
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I'd say Bono  8)

Why do you keep bringing up two-year old threads?

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Re: Who is the leader of U2?
« Reply #44 on: October 26, 2011, 11:19:49 PM »
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I'd say Bono  8)

Why do you keep bringing up two-year old threads?

I think it's great that old threads get brought up so people like me who joined recently get to see what we've been missing and add our 2 cents

On topic, there's no question that musically it's the Edge. Every reinvention and new album has been built around new Edge styles of playing. Bono's too busy these days to notice what goes on in U2 anyways  >:(