Can’t Stand The Heat

The Kitchen, U2’s nightclub in the basement of their Clarence Hotel, is closing its doors.

We know it’s sad that 24 people have been laid off, but we just can’t stop giggling at how nu-metal Adam looks in this photo (taken at the club’s opening in ’94. That’s Eno in the middle). Are we bad people?

52 thoughts on “Can’t Stand The Heat

  1. POP goes the nightclub. ;> I suppose that it fared about as well as the album that it inspired.

  2. POP goes the nightclub. ;> I suppose that it fared about as well as the album that it inspired.

  3. Larry looks pissed off in most any U2 pic. Eno can really pull off the maitre d look. who knew?

  4. Larry looks pissed off in most any U2 pic. Eno can really pull off the maitre d look. who knew?

  5. I never noticed before that on this picture, but does Adam either need to pee real badly, or he is bending the knees to look smaller.

  6. I never noticed before that on this picture, but does Adam either need to pee real badly, or he is bending the knees to look smaller.

  7. Probably a bit of both. And what’s up with Billy Bob Edge there? =p I don’t think that Larry looks pissed. He just always looks so hardcore compared to the rest of the band, as if he wants to kick all of their asses. LOL

  8. Probably a bit of both. And what’s up with Billy Bob Edge there? =p I don’t think that Larry looks pissed. He just always looks so hardcore compared to the rest of the band, as if he wants to kick all of their asses. LOL

  9. Just to let you know the Kitchen has had a lot of problems with its door staff recently so that might be something to do with it?

  10. Just to let you know the Kitchen has had a lot of problems with its door staff recently so that might be something to do with it?

  11. Damn! I was planning a trip to ireland later this year and i was going to go there!! I heard it was a cool club.. :/

  12. Damn! I was planning a trip to ireland later this year and i was going to go there!! I heard it was a cool club.. :/

  13. Actually that photo was taken during the photo shoots for the Passengers album. There are lots of “dress-up” pics of U2 & Eno from those shoots, and this is just one of them. MTV did a brief news segment on the actual opening of the Kitchen back in the day. Bono still had his ZOO-era haircut that night. For whatever it’s worth.

  14. Actually that photo was taken during the photo shoots for the Passengers album. There are lots of “dress-up” pics of U2 & Eno from those shoots, and this is just one of them. MTV did a brief news segment on the actual opening of the Kitchen back in the day. Bono still had his ZOO-era haircut that night. For whatever it’s worth.

  15. I’ve seen their alcohol rider so Adam must be standing like that coz he does need to pee; Edge does to, but he is holding on tight, Larry well he just went in his trousers; So did Bono [he is standing proud coz nobody can tell.] And Eno… well by that look, you don’t want to know.

  16. I’ve seen their alcohol rider so Adam must be standing like that coz he does need to pee; Edge does to, but he is holding on tight, Larry well he just went in his trousers; So did Bono [he is standing proud coz nobody can tell.] And Eno… well by that look, you don’t want to know.

  17. They’ve had worse REAL photos taken… ‘makes you want to ask what they were thinking. Lots of brew involved on most, I’d guess.

  18. They’ve had worse REAL photos taken… ‘makes you want to ask what they were thinking. Lots of brew involved on most, I’d guess.

  19. Adam is significantly taller than the rest of the band, but you’ll notice he rarely looks that way in any of the photos. I’m sure photographers are told to jump through some interesting hoops to make sure everyone’s on the same footing.

  20. Adam is significantly taller than the rest of the band, but you’ll notice he rarely looks that way in any of the photos. I’m sure photographers are told to jump through some interesting hoops to make sure everyone’s on the same footing.

  21. looks like Larry is taking after that character on the BBC show CHEF! In the show, the head chef always wanted to bite someone’s head off for not producing the absolute best. Larry’s got the look down cold.

  22. looks like Larry is taking after that character on the BBC show CHEF! In the show, the head chef always wanted to bite someone’s head off for not producing the absolute best. Larry’s got the look down cold.

  23. Am I the only one that thinks this pic is absolutely precious? I love it when the boys dress up; alas, this shot only makes me long for the days of “Smug Bono”. Of course, I will admit that this picture does emphasize a seemingly uni-brow quality to Edge and Larry…mmmm, oh-so-sexy.

  24. Am I the only one that thinks this pic is absolutely precious? I love it when the boys dress up; alas, this shot only makes me long for the days of “Smug Bono”. Of course, I will admit that this picture does emphasize a seemingly uni-brow quality to Edge and Larry…mmmm, oh-so-sexy.

  25. I don’t know why, but dress up like that, they make me wanna take of their shirts and do something on that kitchen floor. GRRRRRR!!!!!!!

  26. I don’t know why, but dress up like that, they make me wanna take of their shirts and do something on that kitchen floor. GRRRRRR!!!!!!!

  27. I just love these pics – anytime they are out of character (haha) they make for the best entertainment. I can’t get enough of U2.

  28. I just love these pics – anytime they are out of character (haha) they make for the best entertainment. I can’t get enough of U2.

  29. Does Larry ever smile? It seems he’s permanently pissed off! Maybe it’s the hat that’s annoying him? I don’t think I’ve seen him smile since the Joshua Tree era! LOL. And Adam, pet, that beard is tragic. 😀

  30. Does Larry ever smile? It seems he’s permanently pissed off! Maybe it’s the hat that’s annoying him? I don’t think I’ve seen him smile since the Joshua Tree era! LOL. And Adam, pet, that beard is tragic. 😀

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