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Title: if u2 needed a 5 member who would you pick and why dont say yourself please
Post by: luieu2 on December 17, 2008, 07:51:42 PM
angus young i say so much energy and a kick ass guitar player and a very clever and down to earth guy . :o
Title: Re: if u2 needed a 5 member who would you pick and why dont say yourself please
Post by: TheFlyingLemon on December 17, 2008, 07:58:45 PM
Personally I would like Edge to be cloned so we would have two Edges which would mean more fire to put out when they are on fire.

But I guess Angus Young is a decent option.
Title: Re: if u2 needed a 5 member who would you pick and why dont say yourself please
Post by: InThisHeartland on December 17, 2008, 08:20:57 PM
i might be weird, but eddie vedder of pearl jam might add some more angry-about-politics fun.
Title: Re: if u2 needed a 5 member who would you pick and why dont say yourself please
Post by: mattyk on December 17, 2008, 11:23:53 PM
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But I guess Angus Young is a decent option.

I love AC/DC but christ I hope you're taking the pi*s...

I'd love to see a really good keyboard/synth player, someone like Gillian Gilbert from New Order, or Brandon Curtis (from the Secret Machines).

Alternatively, Johnny Greenwood from Radiohead on guitar.
Title: Re: if u2 needed a 5 member who would you pick and why dont say yourself please
Post by: TheFlyingLemon on December 17, 2008, 11:31:22 PM
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But I guess Angus Young is a decent option.

I love AC/DC but christ I hope you're taking the pi*s...

I'd love to see a really good keyboard/synth player, someone like Gillian Gilbert from New Order, or Brandon Curtis (from the Secret Machines).

Alternatively, Johnny Greenwood from Radiohead on guitar.

That wasn't my wish but I was just replying to luieu2s comment.
Title: Re: if u2 needed a 5 member who would you pick and why dont say yourself please
Post by: mattyk on December 17, 2008, 11:37:43 PM
 ??? Wow, totally missed the original post. D'oh!

Angus is great in AC/DC, and could thrive in any number of other hard rock bands, but he'd be awful in U2. Although he does have marginally better dress sense than Bono  ;D
Title: Re: if u2 needed a 5 member who would you pick and why dont say yourself please
Post by: TheFlyingLemon on December 17, 2008, 11:39:34 PM
hehe don't worry  ;D

I've said this before and i'll say it again we'll get Edge to clone himself, so we'll have two Edges. Innovative, no?
Title: Re: if u2 needed a 5 member who would you pick and why dont say yourself please
Post by: soloyan on December 18, 2008, 01:24:51 AM
PJ Harvey...

...I don't know why...she just popped in my head.
Title: Re: if u2 needed a 5 member who would you pick and why dont say yourself please
Post by: daveyg on December 18, 2008, 01:59:34 AM
Could get Flea from the RHCP in. Rename the band "Double Bass". Could have a lead and rythm bass!

Probably wouldn't suit the music though. A percussionist or keyboard player wold suit U2 - Van Halan's keyboard player! or Dire Straits' drummer in on percussion!
Title: Re: if u2 needed a 5 member who would you pick and why dont say yourself please
Post by: Malachi on December 18, 2008, 03:15:07 AM
Agree With daveyg. A good Keyboard player would be good. Couldn't name any though.  :(
Title: Re: if u2 needed a 5 member who would you pick and why dont say yourself please
Post by: dislexoteche on December 18, 2008, 05:50:28 AM
Jonny Marr (former Smiths guitarist) perhaps? I'm sure Edge would be happy enough to lend him a guitar or two...especially if the alternative player was Bono  :P
Title: Re: if u2 needed a 5 member who would you pick and why dont say yourself please
Post by: B-Wood on December 18, 2008, 06:08:17 AM
How about just Brian Eno.  Already halfway a band member, good songwriter, can play keyboards, can do backing vocals, etc.
Title: Re: if u2 needed a 5 member who would you pick and why dont say yourself please
Post by: luieu2 on December 18, 2008, 07:37:47 AM
yes brilliant Brian eno he can play guitar as well  ;)
Title: Re: if u2 needed a 5 member who would you pick and why dont say yourself please
Post by: JustinU2K8 on December 19, 2008, 07:18:14 AM
Myself (had to ;) ). I would go with Brian Eno, Daniel Lanois or some talented woman. They could use some eye candy for the guys too.
Title: Re: if u2 needed a 5 member who would you pick and why dont say yourself please
Post by: Joe90usa on December 19, 2008, 09:43:14 AM
David Gilmour.  I think his playing and vocals would do well in the band.  That said, I agree that a keyboard player would be the most logical choice.
Title: Re: if u2 needed a 5 member who would you pick and why dont say yourself please
Post by: TheFlyingLemon on December 19, 2008, 07:00:24 PM
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How about just Brian Eno.  Already halfway a band member, good songwriter, can play keyboards, can do backing vocals, etc.

Why didn't I think of that?  :D
Title: Re: if u2 needed a 5 member who would you pick and why dont say yourself please
Post by: malcolm-edge on December 19, 2008, 09:44:50 PM
I agree with Eno or Lanios, even though they are unofficial members at this point.

From other bands I would likely choose Chris Martin. He is truly the next great frontman of music. He has amazing energy live, he can play piano and very well, he can play the guitar, very well. He can also sing really well. He is like a Bono who is talented  ;)

I just see him fitting in with these guys. And would be great with the guys.
Title: Re: if u2 needed a 5 member who would you pick and why dont say yourself please
Post by: singnomore on December 20, 2008, 01:31:13 AM
Johnny Ramone - just coz!
Title: Re: if u2 needed a 5 member who would you pick and why dont say yourself please
Post by: StrongGirl on December 20, 2008, 03:14:41 PM
singnomore-I love your choice 8)
Title: Re: if u2 needed a 5 member who would you pick and why dont say yourself please
Post by: vickidvm on December 20, 2008, 08:46:09 PM
Tom Morello's a pretty awesome guitarist.  Can't think of any good keyboard players off the top of my head - that would be needed more. 
Title: Re: if u2 needed a 5 member who would you pick and why dont say yourself please
Post by: Joe G (Love You Like Mad Magazine) on August 24, 2009, 02:54:46 PM
PAGE 71 THREAD!

Before he died, I would have said Billy Preston.
Title: Re: if u2 needed a 5 member who would you pick and why dont say yourself please
Post by: robert on August 24, 2009, 04:22:10 PM
paul mccartney
Title: Re: if u2 needed a 5 member who would you pick and why dont say yourself please
Post by: Tumbling Dice on August 24, 2009, 05:28:00 PM
Mike Mills, he can play everything and sing too.
Title: Re: if u2 needed a 5 member who would you pick and why dont say yourself please
Post by: hurricane hugo on August 24, 2009, 10:11:39 PM
John Paul Jones

#@!
Title: Re: if u2 needed a 5 member who would you pick and why dont say yourself please
Post by: miami on August 25, 2009, 08:14:55 AM
i'd say bez from the happy mondays  :o

maybe james dean bradfield from the manic street preachers
Title: Re: if u2 needed a 5 member who would you pick and why dont say yourself please
Post by: George on August 25, 2009, 09:33:58 AM
These people would add to the band:
Elton John.  I wouldn't let him sing, though - just play the piano and stay quiet.
Tim Rice-Oxley.  Great pianist from Keane.  I think I'd take him over the above.
Bob Geldoff.  I think the shows could use a bit more politics.
Tricky.  He'd certainly bring a different sound to the table.
Andy Diagram.  He's the trumpeter from James.  He really adds to some tunes nicely.
k-os.  He sings, he raps, he's got taste and rhythm - he'd compliment the singer nicely.
Shirley Manson.  That'd be a lovely accompanying female voice.
Manu Chao.  He does so much.  I think just the mix of ideas he'd bring would be great.

These people would compliment the band (since there's already a guitarist):
Johnny Greenwood.  He makes his guitar speak differently.
Jack White.  He keeps kids guitar talking straight, but he gets so much out of it.


So out of these, my nominees, I guess I'd take Tim Rice-Oxley.  I think he'd mesh best with the band and could play along to U2's back catalogue quite seamlessly.
Title: Re: if u2 needed a 5 member who would you pick and why dont say yourself please
Post by: theocean on August 25, 2009, 03:08:32 PM
How about one the U2 sons, that would work perfectly.
Title: Re: if u2 needed a 5 member who would you pick and why dont say yourself please
Post by: Darkstar on August 26, 2009, 02:19:55 AM
Eno is the most obvious choice, especially since it seems he is almost like a fifth member anyway...If we are going to add a female (which I think is an idea that could really breathe life into U2 and give them a third wind), my choice would be Neko Case, great vocalist, great songwriter and her voice would really compliment Bono's.

An intriguing choice would be Trent Reznor. Multi-instrumentalist, but mostly keyboards, could infuse interesting ideas into the band musically.

If we are going for a second guitarist, I would pick Tom Morello.

Interesting thread...
Title: Re: if u2 needed a 5 member who would you pick and why dont say yourself please
Post by: pilgrimtogo on August 26, 2009, 02:45:19 AM
martin gore (is that his name ?) from Depeche Mode
Title: Re: if u2 needed a 5 member who would you pick and why dont say yourself please
Post by: indiansummer on August 26, 2009, 07:15:36 AM
Regine Chassagne  ;)
She would bring a bit of glamour to the show, maybe Adam could retire to the "underworld" and we could have Regine bring out some funky instruments to please the crowd , she would also offer a pleasant distraction in the event of the Bonoman shifting into monologue mode !
Title: Re: if u2 needed a 5 member who would you pick and why dont say yourself please
Post by: Starguitar on August 27, 2009, 10:57:15 PM
Like malcolm-edge put it, I'd gotta say Chris Martin. He's an all around brilliant musician, with great energy. The bad thing though, he doesn't fit U2. I could barely think of what U2 would be like with a 32 year old.  :P
Title: Re: if u2 needed a 5 member who would you pick and why dont say yourself please
Post by: MEMORY_MAN on August 28, 2009, 12:31:20 PM
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martin gore (is that his name ?) from Depeche Mode

I agree.
Title: Re: if u2 needed a 5 member who would you pick and why dont say yourself please
Post by: Lesmo on August 28, 2009, 01:24:56 PM
Robert Smith.

Eno or lanois? NO NO NO NO NO. If they hire any of them it's gonna be like heresy for me so I'd turn to The Smiths instead, and I BLODDY HATE the BLOODY Smiths!!!!
Title: Re: if u2 needed a 5 member who would you pick and why dont say yourself please
Post by: Lesmo on August 28, 2009, 01:30:39 PM
Now seriously. A decent and competent guitar player. You know Edge has double guitar tracks in a lot of songs and part of this dense sound is missing live.

I wouldn't take a keyboardist as U2 is a rock band not a glam or a pop band. Try and think about rock band with keyboardists... Most of them could be hair-metallers... or worse...

The problem with the guitar player is that normally, guitar players have a BIG EGO...
Title: Re: if u2 needed a 5 member who would you pick and why dont say yourself please
Post by: The Wanderer on August 28, 2009, 01:52:25 PM
Daniel Day Lewis: 

He looks like The Edge
He is steely eyed like Larry
He is artistic like Bono
He is soft spoken but commands your attention like Adam

His first role in film was in a movie called Sunday Bloody Sunday

Can he sing, or play an instrument? I have no idea.
Title: Re: if u2 needed a 5 member who would you pick and why dont say yourself please
Post by: Joe G (Love You Like Mad Magazine) on August 28, 2009, 01:54:39 PM
Salman Rushdie
Title: Re: if u2 needed a 5 member who would you pick and why dont say yourself please
Post by: LToy on August 28, 2009, 05:46:58 PM
Duke Erikson or Steve Marker (guitarists from the band Garbage).
Either one of these lads would complement U2 nicely.

Title: Re: if u2 needed a 5 member who would you pick and why dont say yourself please
Post by: Mickeyelm on August 28, 2009, 06:10:24 PM
Brian Eno would be a great complement to the band!
Title: Re: if u2 needed a 5 member who would you pick and why dont say yourself please
Post by: blueshades87 on August 28, 2009, 06:25:33 PM
What about Mike Mills?
Title: Re: if u2 needed a 5 member who would you pick and why dont say yourself please
Post by: Nlee on August 28, 2009, 07:15:35 PM
U2 may be a rock band, but the play mostly pop music. I think a keyboard would be great, especially for the current tour; I think just about every song has a part for keys.
If you're looking for a great rock band with keys, Mute Math is excellent.

-Nick
Title: Re: if u2 needed a 5 member who would you pick and why dont say yourself please
Post by: thehype88 on August 28, 2009, 07:55:41 PM
i think the guy from Iron and wine could do rhythm guitar/song writing and chris martin could do piano/key boards/backing vocals. that plus eno and lanios would be awesome
Title: Re: if u2 needed a 5 member who would you pick and why dont say yourself please
Post by: mbeano on August 28, 2009, 08:34:35 PM
Win Butler lead vocalist and songwriter
Régine Chassagne plays pretty much every instrument (Arcade Fire)
David Bowie
Moby
Johnny Greenwood
Chemical Brothers ( I know there are 2 of them)... what they could add to a song like Vertigo, Discotheque, or even No Line On The Horizon, or Original Of The Species.... they can be quite atmospheric and epic, even organic



to those thinking Chris Martin would add anything... are you serious?  He steals every single stage move part of his live act from Bono and U2
- doing acoustic mini-sets in the middle of thier concerts sets on a mini stage (they didnt used to do, I've seen them live previous to this last tour)
-falling down on his knees at the end of a song
-letting the audience take over a song (they didnt do on tour previous to last one)
-even the manner in which he moves
-self depracating humor (which he didnt have on previous tours)
-Not just thanking the audience for coming but "giving them a great life"
-an acoustic version of a Michael Jackson song a week after U2 started doing it (U2 had already done snippets of MK songs previous to his death on rare occasion, and even had him in the lyrics of Playboy mansion, plus while it may not be unique to cover an MJ song, doing it acoutically is rather a rarity)
-Doing a Monkees cover "Im A Believer"  ... really Chris Martin?  its already a rarity for any rock (even a band like Coldplay that doesnt rock at all) to cover pop tunes but to cover a a Monkees song which U2 infamously did during the Popmart tour is just pathetic.  Its another story if it was Elton John, Billy Joel, because at least it relates better to Coldplay, with Martin being a decent piano player.  But this detail is yet another example of the long list of very specific details Coldplay lift from U2, which usually dont have much relation to Coldplay, or the song or manner in which these copied elements are being used
-From an Article on Coldplay tour:  "To the opening twangs of Life in Technicolour began and the crowd erupted, behind the curtain the dancing silhouette of Chris Martin and the others appeared  ... ala Bono coming out to Zooropa or Zoo Station
-From an article written about the most recent Coldplay tour  "One of the most magical moments of the aforementioned song as tens of thousands of paper butterflies floated down from the ceiling." ala City of Blinding Lights
-From another article on Coldplay Tour: "walk through the crowd to the other side of the arena and in the aisle"  sound like the beginning of Popmart and also the Superbowl performance?
-From another article on Coldplay Tour:  "During the song though, Martin hit a wrong note on the keys. He cursed, got the whole band to stop, said “Let’s do this again, we have to enjoy this part for the first time”   Again, he bairly talked on the 2 previous occasions I have seen them, and this is classic Bono self deprecation and charm
- From another article on Coldplay tour:   Chris Martin sings after f'ing up a song "Lyrics to old songs you don’t know, you embarrass yourself at MSG, but it’s okay because everyone got in for free
-dressed in their Sgt. Pepperesque jackets - Zooropa anyone?  
-From another Article on Coldplay Tour:  "Without a drum set, the band presented “techno” versions of “God Put A Smile On Your Face” and “Talk.” Both sounded slightly awkward and didn’t live up to their full band versions, but they seemed to please the crowd nonetheless."  90s U2 up til today
-From another article on Coldplay tour:  "an enormous bongo drum was rolled to the front of the stage, where Champion stood ready"  sound like Love and Peace or Else from Vertigo tour?


Now granted, individually these things wouldnt be considered much in terms of evidence of plagarism or copying but altogether this is a substantial amount of very specific cases of direct copying.

This is especially heightened by the fact that previous to this tour pretty much everything I listed was not done on previous Coldplay tours which I have attended, and read about.

This not even taking into account that they ape every sound from the Edge, hired Eno on their 4th album, coincidentally the exact same album number when U2 did, used Anton Corbijn for a video, did an iPod commercial which looked like a cross between Staring at the Sun, Original of the Species Ipod Commercial, and the Vertigo Ipod commercial, they hired the same director who did U2's ipod commercial.

No band has copied another band to THIS level.  not even Oasis to The Beatles.  At least the brothers Gallagher brought thier own brand of snarling bite to the Beatles songs they write.

A band and frontman that does nothing but copy U2 is going to somehow contribute something meaningful?  Al he ban do for U2 is play the piano, he would contribute NOTHING else... he is a million times more bland and predictable, and that is already one of the concerns of U2 in this last decade.  His lyrics are equally predictavle and nothing but melancholic love songs a highshooler can write.
Title: Re: if u2 needed a 5 member who would you pick and why dont say yourself please
Post by: Starguitar on August 28, 2009, 09:46:25 PM
In reply to mbeano, I'm not going to dive into the infamous U2 vs. Coldplay, the point of arguing is ridiculous.


But please, let's not put down anyone's ideas please, because it really ruins the tone of the topic. Just because we don't see eye to eye with Coldplay doesn't mean we can't give ideas with the fear of denigration or belittlement.

Thanks.  :)

Title: Re: if u2 needed a 5 member who would you pick and why dont say yourself please
Post by: THEGREATROBYNIE on August 28, 2009, 11:17:57 PM
 I say leave the band just the way it is, but if you really want to add another member why not Eric Clapton, or Bruce Springsteen.   Both of them are fantastic guitar players.  One thing goes without saying is Brian Eno has played many times with the band as a extra whatever they needed him, so why not stay with what works?  U2 would not be U2 with any other members in the band.  That's what makes U2 so unique.  They are still playing some 30 years later with the same members they started with, and you can't say that about too many bands.  Why would you want to fix what's not broke? ??? 
Title: Re: if u2 needed a 5 member who would you pick and why dont say yourself please
Post by: suitoflights on August 29, 2009, 07:06:22 AM
I think a rapper/hip hop artist would bring something new to U2 - maybe someone like Roots Manuva.

Failing that - Noel Gallagher - I hear he's looking for a new job ;)
Title: Re: if u2 needed a 5 member who would you pick and why dont say yourself please
Post by: connyb on August 29, 2009, 09:52:56 AM
I think Boyd Tinsley from Dave Matthews Band would be an excellent addition. He's a great fiddle player and I think it would be great to have a fiddle player in the band for Sunday Bloody Sunday and Drowning Man. Plus I think it would give another layer of flavor musically to the band.
Title: Re: if u2 needed a 5 member who would you pick and why dont say yourself please
Post by: Achtung40Life on August 29, 2009, 10:35:17 AM
Eno
Title: Re: if u2 needed a 5 member who would you pick and why dont say yourself please
Post by: davis on August 29, 2009, 11:55:46 AM
There already is a 5th member of U2--Terry Lawless. He plays keyboards throughout the live show (this isn't his first tour with the band, either).  He's been present with them in the studio too.  The great majority of U2 songs since the mid 80's have keyboard parts.  Live, they're either pre-recorded or played by Terry.  I'm not sure why they don't bring him on stage, at least for keyboard-dominant songs like Unknown Caller and Moment of Surrender.
Title: Re: if u2 needed a 5 member who would you pick and why dont say yourself please
Post by: proctorsilex on August 29, 2009, 01:45:10 PM
danny lanois
Title: Re: if u2 needed a 5 member who would you pick and why dont say yourself please
Post by: ZooTV8 on August 29, 2009, 02:16:50 PM
I am assuming that this question is spawn from others also reading this week’s Rolling Stone magazine article on “what broke up The Beatles?” 

The question is “Who would be the best choice to be the ‘Fifth Member’ of U2?”  However, I’d like to turn this question on its head a bit, postulating who IS the ‘Fifth Member’ of U2, because it seems that there have been many revolving members in the band, as well as others who are deserving of this tile.

Technically, from a business standpoint, Paul McGinnis is the “fifth member of U2,” as he receives an equal portion of revenue as the other four members of the band.  Therefore, let’s look at this question from a strictly musical perspective.  Eno and Lanois are the most logical choices, but there several other individuals who may also qualify for this distinction:

T-Bone Burnett: One of the world’s greatest, well-connected, and most influential music producers.  Aside from recording songs with Bono, T-Bone acted as a consultant to U2 during the recording of The Joshua Tree and introduced the band to several other influential artists, including:

Robbie Robertson: Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, recorded two songs with U2, very closely connected to Jimmy Iovin, president of Universal Records, whose friendship was important to the “Rattle and Hum” film receiving the “green light”, as well as a possible connection to securing Bob Dylan to appear on the album of the same name.

Joe O' Herlihy: U2’s soundman, indispensable to achieving the “U2 sound” in the studio and on the road. 

Steve Lillywhite: Collaborator and producer (or “additional production”) on many of the band’s most important and memorable songs.

Willie Williams: U2’s show and lighting desgner, indispensable in creating U2’s unique touring spectacles. 

Sinead O’Connor: While a stretch, she is a long-time friend of the band, collaborator on several tracks, possible inspiration for the song “Please,” and often a point-counter-point point of reference for many of Bono’s religious-inspired lyrics.

Terry Lawless: Finally received official musical credits for his playing on the NLOTH album, Terry has played organ/keyboards on every U2 tour since ZooTV. 

Dallas Schoo: Edge’s guitar tech, responsible for the minute-by-minute technical capabilities of “The Edge Orchestra,” Dallas also plays “wha-wha” pedal during live versions of Mysterious Ways (as well as augmenting other songs). 

Four5One Creative: U2’s design team since the beginning, and Steve Averill came up with the name “U-2”.  Steve and Shaughn McGrath, Senior Designer, have been instrumental in creating and re-creating the band’s image –and they’re both all around phenomenally nice men! 

Finally, and I personally think that this individual IS the “Fifth Member of U2”: The band doesn’t put an song on an album or consider an element of their live shows without close consultation with their close personal friend and advisor, Gavin Friday.  Gavin is referred to as the bands’ “midwife,” because he helps to bring a lot of their creative ideas in to the world. 
Title: Re: if u2 needed a 5 member who would you pick and why dont say yourself please
Post by: satellitedog01 on August 29, 2009, 10:39:08 PM
Although I consider this topic nonsensical, and I'm being polite, coz I wanted to write: (since there's no white for text color to hide spoilers I'll just type it in ) "I think you're all miserable Wa***rs" (aside from the guy suggesting Andy Diagram, but I think James make good use of him)

Henry Rollins live on stage would be interesting. Or a big effin robot-beatboxer.

On a more respectful and serious note though: aside from any quality wind-instrument player (saxophone excluded), or non-irish violinist, only Lou Reed or Leonard Cohen (Don't even mention Springsteen, please, fans) may be cool enough not to suck Major Balls, and could provide some better lyrics.  And these two guys have better things to do, luckily. Maybe a big effin robot-beatboxer just for the fun of it, or Bender from Futurama.

Live horns, or maybe some form of chamber orchestra would be a much better idea than a "star-player" dropped in for added interest.

Best to all,
M.
Title: Re: if u2 needed a 5 member who would you pick and why dont say yourself please
Post by: Starguitar on August 29, 2009, 10:59:16 PM
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I think a rapper/hip hop artist would bring something new to U2 - maybe someone like Roots Manuva.

Failing that - Noel Gallagher - I hear he's looking for a new job ;)

Ha ha, Noel Gallagher. Brilliant.  :D
Title: Re: if u2 needed a 5 member who would you pick and why dont say yourself please
Post by: K2 on August 30, 2009, 11:10:37 AM
I second the nomination for Terry Lawless - maybe not as an official "member" of the band - but certainly as a fifth member on stage when they're on tour. I'd like to see him on stage - I don't like the idea of people playing back up off stage where they can't be seen.
Title: Re: if u2 needed a 5 member who would you pick and why dont say yourself please
Post by: P-FLO on August 30, 2009, 12:23:41 PM
For a rapper or beatboxer, Mike Shinoda of Linkin Park or Blake Lewis would do nicely, since they're both talented artists. If they ever added techno/electro elements, they could take on Basshunter, Justice, or the Benassi Bros. And for an extra singer, Amy Lee or Serj Tankian would fit well.
Title: Re: if u2 needed a 5 member who would you pick and why dont say yourself please
Post by: Jono on August 30, 2009, 04:34:52 PM
Andrea Corrs, imagine the 3 way harmony
Melissa Ertheridge, true guitar and vocal passion
My 6 yo guitar bangin daughter Meghan

yep, i know...it's way to hard to picture a gal on stage with the boys!!
Title: Re: if u2 needed a 5 member who would you pick and why dont say yourself please
Post by: StrongGirl on August 31, 2009, 12:38:55 AM
Finally, and I personally think that this individual IS the “Fifth Member of U2”: The band doesn’t put an song on an album or consider an element of their live shows without close consultation with their close personal friend and advisor, Gavin Friday.  Gavin is referred to as the bands’ “midwife,” because he helps to bring a lot of their creative ideas in to the world.


Thanks ZooTV8!  You took the words right out of my mouth!  Gavin is a amazing talent. I have been a fan for years. SG
Title: Re: if u2 needed a 5 member who would you pick and why dont say yourself please
Post by: satellitedog01 on August 31, 2009, 05:05:05 AM
Yeah Gavin is the cool one in U2.
Title: Re: if u2 needed a 5 member who would you pick and why dont say yourself please
Post by: Yukona [The League of Extraordinary Bonopeople] on August 31, 2009, 05:26:45 AM
How come no one's mentioned the original fifth member of the band...d**k Evans? By all accounts and from what we've heard of him by Edge's description, he's an amazing guitar player. Granted that might be little brother idol-worship there(heh), but still, the dude taught Edge guitar! That says something I think.
Title: Re: if u2 needed a 5 member who would you pick and why dont say yourself please
Post by: Achtung40Life on August 31, 2009, 02:43:23 PM
I change my initial answer from Eno to Fat Joe, I believe he has more range than Eno and would give U2 the magic touch they've been missing since Achtung Baby. I'm still hoping he'll join them in the studio to finish Songs of Ascent, but I'm sure he'll advise them to change the title to Pants of Descent with lead single 'Every Breaking Belt' http://teamowens313.files.wordpress.com/2008/07/0920baggy.jpg
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Post by: Joe90usa on August 31, 2009, 04:02:14 PM
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I change my initial answer from Eno to Fat Joe, I believe he has more range than Eno and would give U2 the magic touch they've been missing since Achtung Baby. I'm still hoping he'll join them in the studio to finish Songs of Ascent, but I'm sure he'll advise them to change the title to Pants of Descent with lead single 'Every Breaking Belt' http://teamowens313.files.wordpress.com/2008/07/0920baggy.jpg

Who you callin' fat?

 :P
Title: Re: if u2 needed a 5 member who would you pick and why dont say yourself please
Post by: glastafari on September 01, 2009, 03:22:24 PM
Bring Terry Lawless out of the pit below the stage - time for recognition!
Title: Re: if u2 needed a 5 member who would you pick and why dont say yourself please
Post by: pennylane on September 02, 2009, 08:42:18 AM
ABSOLUTELY NO-ONE-YOU DON'T MESS WITH PERFECTION!
SEE YOU ON THE 21ST-SECTION 122-ROW 15   LOVE U
Title: Re: if u2 needed a 5 member who would you pick and why dont say yourself please
Post by: U2alwaysforever on September 02, 2009, 08:52:28 AM
Has anyone suggested Jick already? He seems to have a lot of insight on the band?
Title: Re: if u2 needed a 5 member who would you pick and why dont say yourself please
Post by: Yukona [The League of Extraordinary Bonopeople] on September 05, 2009, 01:04:13 AM
The truth is that U2 have been more than a 4-man band for some time now. Ever since the process of Edge-cloning began in the 2000s, every gig has been a different Edge. You can tell from the numbers...