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Frequently Asked Questions about U2.

This FAQ about U2 was compiled and written by Maryann Stump stumpm@juno.com with numerous contributions by others.

Credits:
[AC] Andrew Cowley (s3007336@hardy.ocs.mq.edu.au)
[ACL] Al Clark (-al-@geocities.com)
[AL] Angela Lamb (axl@oasis.icl.co.uk)
[AK] Alastair Keady (keady@iscm.ulst.ac.uk)
[CL] Carl Lindberg (lindberg@cs.colgate.edu)
[CB] Caroline van Oosten de Boer vonb@knoware.nl
[CS] Coco Sindhu (Coco_Sindhu@mindlink.bc.ca)
[DC] David Caldarelli (david.caldarelli@gpo.canada.cdev.com)
[EMD] Eoin McDermott (emcd@iol.ie)
[Fl] Katie (Fluer@aol.com)
[GD] Greg DeJong (gdejong@undergrad.math.uwaterloo.ca)
[Ge] Gene (GD1@waikato.ac.nz)
[GB] Gudmundur Bjarni Josepsson (gummi@rhi.hi.is)
[GM] Greg Murphy (gregm@koko.csustan.edu)
[H] Hobbes (hobbes@enterprise.net)
IM] Iain Marshall (COS.MARSHALL@GLASGOW-POLY.AC.UK)
[JA] Joel Abbott (abbott@inslab.uky.edu)
[JC] Jeff Chung via Tony Mason (ribbit@netcom.com)
[JH] John Hlavaty (john@nowaksg.chem.nd.edu)
[JM] Justin Macfarlane (justin@cosc.canterbury.ac.nz)
[JV] Jon Vessey (jvessey@husc.harvard.edu)
[KM] Kim Mancini (Djpp86b@prodigy.com)
[LW] Leslie (LeslieMW1@aol.com)
[M] Cynos Acherone (messim2@rpi.edu)
[MK] Michael Kaply (Michael_Kaply@bocaraton.ibm.com)
[MG] Mike Gentile (mgentile@TCNJ.edu)
[ML] Morgan Lambert (TLQG49A@prodigy.com)
[MJS] Maryann Stump (jbrp58a@prodigy.com)
[MP] Michelle Panik (tdbp40e@prodigy.com)
[MPZ]Michelle Perez (miperez@pipeline.com)
[MV] Mariann Vestic (ftmu17a@prodigy.com)
[NE] Nems (nems@waffle.sns.com)
[P] Matt McGee Pleeker@aol.com
[PC] Patty Culliton (ACMY82A@prodigy.com)
[PH] Paul Hosking (Paul.Hosking@comp.vuw.ac.nz)
[PR] Phil Roybal (ROYBAL_P@POETS.WHITTIER.EDU)
[RA] Ray Aguilera (aguilera@uclink2.berkeley.edu)
[RH] Rob Hynes (phynes@interlog.com)
[SL] Sergio Lucero (slucero@cipres.cec.uchile.cl)
[SR] Saias Remi (saiasr@JSP.UMontreal.CA)
[SS] Sumit Shah (shahsum @ harpo.cns.iit.edu)
[SW] Sarah Wilson (s.wilson41@genie.geis.com)
[UP] ULISSE PEROTTA D92-UPE@NADA.KTH.SE

-0. General information on this FAQ list (alt.music.u2)
[MJS] The U2 FAQ was started by Sergio ...
-0.1 What has changed since last time?
[MJS] To use a consulting phrase, a substantial amount with still ...
-0.2 Where can I find the latest version of this list? (alt.music.u2)
The is stored at the Wire Mailing list web ...
-1.1 What is the Wire mailing-list? How do I subscribe, etc? (U2)
>From the Wire FAQ:...
-1.2 Where can I find U2-related files via ftp? What files are available?
[MJS] There are several FTP sites with pictures, sound files, lyrics,...
-1.3 Are there any U2-related newsgroups?
[MJS] There are two: alt.fan.u2 [founded originally for discussion of ...
-1.4 Are there any U2-related WWW sites?
[MJS] Apparently the UN passed a resolution decreeing that ...
-1.5 What about commercial online services? (U2)
Still haven't had enough? Well, get those credit cards out and check ...
-1.6 Is there a U2 channel on IRC?
Yes. U2 fans can meet at #U2 on Efnet, Dalnet, and Stealthnet, on MSN ...
-2.1.1 Who started U2 and when? How did they get those wacky nicknames? (U2)
[SL] Larry Mullen, Jr. was born on October 31, 1961 on the south side ...
-2.1.2 Where does the name U2 come from?
[M] The reason for the band picking the name U2 is not really known. ...
-2.1.3 Which band members were/are in U2?
[SL] This is very boring. U2 lack the emotion of big bands like ...
-2.1.4 Who's the boy on the cover of "Boy" and "War"? (U2)
[SL] I saw an interview around the time of the Joshua Tree tour ...
-2.1.5 Wait, I don't see a boy on the "Boy" cover!! (U2)
[SL] That's probably because you have the US release of the album, ...
-2.1.6 What does Bono sing at the end of Another Time, Another Place? (U2)
[JV] It sounds like German - what is it and why is it there? No ...
-2.1.7 What is the meaning behind the title "An Cat Dubh"? (U2)
[AL] My boss, who is (Northern) Irish, told me it's Gaelic for *The ...
-2.1.8 Who is Gavin Friday? (U2)
[CB] Gavin Friday was born Fionan Hanvey, October 8, 1959, a few ...
-2.2.1 Where is the castle on the cover of "The Unforgettable Fire"? (U2)
[GD] The castle on The Unforgettable Fire is NOT Slane Castle. The ...
-2.2.2 Where did the idea for "The Unforgettable Fire" come from? (U2)
[JC] The Unforgettable Fire is the name of a collection of drawings ...
-2.2.3 Tell me all about the song "Pride (in the name of love)" (U2)
Why does Bono sing 'Early morning, April Four' in Pride, when MLK ...
-2.2.4 [EMD] Who is the Mrs. Christine Kerr listed in the liner notes? (U2)
[MJS] It is Chrissie Hynde of the Pretenders, at the time UF ...
-2.3.1 Is The Joshua Tree the biggest U2 album ever?
In the US, JT was #1 for nine weeks. In the UK it became the ...
-2.3.2 What's the story behind "Where the Streets Have No Name"? (U2)
[SW] Back during the time of the whole Ethiopia starvation crisis, ...
-2.3.3 Who are Greg Carrol and Jara in "One Tree Hill"? (U2)
[PH] A New Zealander (Greg Carroll) who worked for the band was killed ...
-2.3.4 Tell me about the Negativland incident (U2)
[SL] I have chosen to quote here a 'neutral' answer. This is sampled ...
-2.3.5 In the Song Angel of Harlem, what is "BLS"? (U2)
[MP] In the song Angel of Harlem, there's a line, On the BLS I heard ...
-2.3.6 What is The Joshua Trio? (U2)
[AK] I know all about the Joshua Trio as it was some mates of mine ...
-2.3.7 Why haven't I seen the video for Red Hill Mining Town? (U2)
[PC] The song was actually slated to be the second single off of ...
-2.3.8 Who dies at the end of the All I Want is You video? (U2)
[MJS] This question truly is frequently asked. I think it's the woman....
-2.3.9 Was JT originally a double album? (U2)
[P] When Edge was asked about this in Hot Press, he never ...
-2.3.10 What does Hawkmoon 269 mean? (U2)
[MJS] Hawkmoon 269 was taken from a road sign the band saw from ...
-2.3.11 Who is Goldman in God Part II (U2)
-2.4.1 What characters does Bono use in shows? (U2)
[M] Bono has played three different characters on stage. They are ...
-2.4.1.1 Who's in the picture on MacPhisto's dressing table in the Sydney video? (U2)
[CB] Mario Lanza....
-2.4.2 What is Automatic Baby? Will there be an album? (U2)
[SL] In January 1993, when the USA were celebrating the inauguration of ...
-2.4.3 Who is Wim Wenders? (U2)
[SR] Wim Wenders is a German movie director. He started working with ...
-2.4.4 Who is Charles Bukowski? (U2)
[JC] The movie 'Barfly' with Mickey Rourke and Faye Dunaway is based ...
-2.4.5 Who is William Gibson, and what is Neuromancer? (U2)
[IM] In case you don't know this yourself, Bono based a lot of stuff ...
-2.4.6 What's all this fuss about the 'Lemon' video? (U2)
The video is a takeoff on an old experiment using motion ...
-2.4.7 What does Vorsprung durch Technik mean in Zooropa? (U2)
[MJS] It is a German phrase meaning roughly lead by/...
-2.5.1 Passengers (U2)
In 1995 U2 and Brian Eno collaborated to produce an album ...
-3.1.1. Grammy Awards (U2)
1987: Best Album - JT; Best Rock Group Vocal - ...
-3.1.3 MTV Awards (U2)
1985: Nominated: Best Group Video - ...
-3.1.4 Rolling Stone Magazine (U2)
[MJS] Rolling Stone Magazine's Music Awards are given annually, based ...
-3.1.5 Other Awards (U2)
[MJS] Under construction....
-3.2.1 The Measure of Success? (U2)
Strictly looking at the numbers, in the US the band's ZooTV tour was ...
-3.2.2 Injured in the cause (U2)
[MJS] Think touring is easy? HA! ...
-3.2.2.2 How did Bono break his arm? (U2)
[MJS] He didn't. He popped part of his collarbone out of socket at ...
-4.1 What studio albums have been released? (U2)
Boy: I Will Follow \ Twilight \ An Cat Dubh \ Into The Heart \Out ...
-4.2. Contributions to Tributes or Charity Compilations (U2)
Band
-4.3.1 Solo (U2)
The Edge - LP: Captive (Virgin, Sep 86): Original soundtrack, written ...
-4.3.2 Collaborations (U2)
[UNDER CONSTRUCTION]...
-4.4 Soundtracks (U2)
Movie; song; ...
-5.1 What books are there on U2?
[AC] STORIES FOR BOYS, Dave Thomas, (Proteus Books, 1985) since ...
-5.1 What books are there on U2? (continued)
U2: THE ROLLING STONE FILES, the Editors of Rolling Stone Magazine. ...
-5.2 What videos are there? (U2)
[AC] RED ROCKS - UNDER A BLOOD RED SKY: 1984. Recorded live at Redrocks,...
-5.2.2 Single-song videos (U2)
(In chronological order)...
-5.3 What's a bootleg? (U2)
[SL] A bootleg recording is, in the case of U2, a recording that has ...
-5.3.1 Where can I buy bootlegs? (U2)
[MJS] To quote Sergio If you're lucky, your local record store ...
-6.1 Addresses of U2 fanclubs
[SL] DESIRE FOR ...
-6.2 What are fanzines? What fanzines are available? (U2)
[SL] Fanzines are FAN magaZINES. Some are excellent, some are awful. ...
-6.3 What is Propaganda and the U2 World Service?
Propaganda is the official magazine of U2. A year's ...
-7.1 Marital Status of all band members (U2)
[MJS] Bono-married, Edge-legally separated and otherwise engaged,...
-7.1.1 Any children? (U2)
[PC/MJS] Bono and Ali have two daughters, Memphis Eve and Jordan. ...
-7.1.2 Any pets? (U2)
[MV] What are the names of Bono's dogs? Also, do any of the ...
-7.2 How tall is Bono anyway? (U2)
[MJS] Their official heights are: Bono is 5'8 Edge is 5'10 Adam ...
-7.3 I heard that Bono is God. Is that true? (U2)
[MJS] IMHO, Bono has all the talents of a deity but few of ...
-7.3.1. I heard that Bono will be playing God in a movie. (U2)
[MJS] There have been several rumors since the ZooTV tours about ...
-7.5 Is Edge on the Internet? aka, Does Edge read this newsgroup? (U2)
[MJS] Who knows? There have been numerous stories about Edge'...
-7.9 Bottom Feeders? (U2)
[MJS] I certainly agree with Sergio and hate to give any credence ...
-7.9.1 Until Further Notice, All of the Following is FALSE (U2)
Nearly all of the following rumors have been posted on the Usenet ...
-7.9.2 However, oddly enough . . . . (U2)
This section is devoted to weird rumors from the Usenet and other ...
-7.9.3 What's the deal with Bono's guesthouse? (U2)
[CB] Bono used to live in Bray, where he had a small Martello ...
-8.1 Seconds (U2)
[ML] On Seconds when Edge sings:...









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