Forever and Always

Larry Mullen has a positive outlook on U2’s future lately, thanks to an Oscar nomination and recognition from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

In the past, Larry has worried fans by making negative statements about the band splitting if their popularity ever drops. However, this week Larry said that he could see no end in sight for the band and he was counting the days to the band’s induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004, reports the Sunday Mirror.

“I can’t believe we’ve been together so long. It’s shocking,” said Larry. “It’s not about what age you are. It’s not about how you look. It’s about how committed you are, how prepared you are to make great music.”

“There’s no doubt when the four of us get into a room, something happens… We never learned how to be musicians. We only learned how to work together. We don’t seem to be able to get bored playing with each other.”

48 thoughts on “Forever and Always

  1. We don’t seem to be able to get bored playing with each other.”

    Hope they never will be!!!!

  2. We don’t seem to be able to get bored playing with each other.”

    Hope they never will be!!!!

  3. What a funny coincidence: I never seem to get bored listening to U2!

    Celebrating my 20 year anniversary of being a U2 fan this year, for it was hearing new years day on the radio back in 1983 that sucked me into something Larry luckily isn’t bored of yet…

  4. What a funny coincidence: I never seem to get bored listening to U2!

    Celebrating my 20 year anniversary of being a U2 fan this year, for it was hearing new years day on the radio back in 1983 that sucked me into something Larry luckily isn’t bored of yet…

  5. Happy Anniversary.
    I also became enraptured with the guys with the release of New Years Day. It’s difficult to believe something so good can last so long with everything else seems to be on fast forward. One word….Stay (for our sakes.

  6. Happy Anniversary.
    I also became enraptured with the guys with the release of New Years Day. It’s difficult to believe something so good can last so long with everything else seems to be on fast forward. One word….Stay (for our sakes.

  7. I liked them back in 1984, but didn’t fall madly in love until just before JT came out. So I’m at around 17 years here.

  8. I liked them back in 1984, but didn’t fall madly in love until just before JT came out. So I’m at around 17 years here.

  9. i’ve only liked them one year, 1 month, and 4 days but i still love them guys as if i knew them from the first day. =)

  10. i’ve only liked them one year, 1 month, and 4 days but i still love them guys as if i knew them from the first day. =)

  11. I always figured my unoffical anniversary with U2 is May 2, 1999,when I bought the best of 1980-1990 for a friend’s birthday (and promptly borrowed it and dubbed it – we have this deal going on). It was the first U2 album I ever bought, but it wasn’t the first time I knew I loved them. That one’s harder to pinpoint. I can’t remember a time when they weren’t buzzing around my head.

  12. I always figured my unoffical anniversary with U2 is May 2, 1999,when I bought the best of 1980-1990 for a friend’s birthday (and promptly borrowed it and dubbed it – we have this deal going on). It was the first U2 album I ever bought, but it wasn’t the first time I knew I loved them. That one’s harder to pinpoint. I can’t remember a time when they weren’t buzzing around my head.

  13. Just read on a U2 calendar of events that Sunday February 23rd, MTV2 will air a U2 Video Timeslide. 2pm (ET-USA)There will be four(THAT’S 4 HOURS PEOPLE) hours of videos from one of the worlds legendary bands. U2 videos include “Sunday Bloody Sunday, “Lemon”, and “Elevation”. Oh My God. I’ve died and gone to Heaven.

  14. Just read on a U2 calendar of events that Sunday February 23rd, MTV2 will air a U2 Video Timeslide. 2pm (ET-USA)There will be four(THAT’S 4 HOURS PEOPLE) hours of videos from one of the worlds legendary bands. U2 videos include “Sunday Bloody Sunday, “Lemon”, and “Elevation”. Oh My God. I’ve died and gone to Heaven.

  15. I’m a a New Year’s Day baby, too. I remember choosing “War” over Scandal(!) at the Record Bar back in Spring of ’83, been hooked ever since…what a ride, keep ’em coming!

  16. I’m a a New Year’s Day baby, too. I remember choosing “War” over Scandal(!) at the Record Bar back in Spring of ’83, been hooked ever since…what a ride, keep ’em coming!

  17. Toads Place, New Haven CT 1980. They were some happy boys punkin it up!!
    Worked in radio in 80’s and had some mad fun remixing NYD and THBAO.

  18. Toads Place, New Haven CT 1980. They were some happy boys punkin it up!!
    Worked in radio in 80’s and had some mad fun remixing NYD and THBAO.

  19. Toads Place, New Haven CT 1980. They were some happy boys punkin it up!!
    Worked in radio in 80’s and had some mad fun remixing NYD and THBAO.

  20. Toads Place, New Haven CT 1980. They were some happy boys punkin it up!!
    Worked in radio in 80’s and had some mad fun remixing NYD and THBAO.

  21. Fan since hearing Pride in 1984. Next year it will be my 20-year anniversary. My God! 20 years passed already? Time flies when you having fun…

  22. Fan since hearing Pride in 1984. Next year it will be my 20-year anniversary. My God! 20 years passed already? Time flies when you having fun…

  23. Fan since seeing the numb video in 93. I had never heard of u2 before (I was 15 and into rap). I thought this guy with the hat is a pretty cool frontman for a band. When I first saw the stay video, i wondered why this other guy with glasses was singing. I thought, well, he’s not bad either. I’ve been hooked ever since.

  24. Fan since seeing the numb video in 93. I had never heard of u2 before (I was 15 and into rap). I thought this guy with the hat is a pretty cool frontman for a band. When I first saw the stay video, i wondered why this other guy with glasses was singing. I thought, well, he’s not bad either. I’ve been hooked ever since.

  25. I remember back in….’95 I think, and hearing ‘Hold Me, Thrill Me…’ I think that’s when I made the association of putting U2 with some of the songs I’d heard on the radio for years. I do remember hearing ‘Streets’ before that, not knowing who it was, and thinking that it was one of the coolest things I’d ever heard. And I still get that way.

  26. I remember back in….’95 I think, and hearing ‘Hold Me, Thrill Me…’ I think that’s when I made the association of putting U2 with some of the songs I’d heard on the radio for years. I do remember hearing ‘Streets’ before that, not knowing who it was, and thinking that it was one of the coolest things I’d ever heard. And I still get that way.

  27. Fan, officially, since watching an Unforgettable Fire concert from Germany on TV (84? 95?). Fan, subconciously, since jumping around to New Year’s Day in student discotheques in 1983. Had no idea who the band were.

  28. Fan, officially, since watching an Unforgettable Fire concert from Germany on TV (84? 95?). Fan, subconciously, since jumping around to New Year’s Day in student discotheques in 1983. Had no idea who the band were.

  29. ten years this year for me when i saw them at christchurch airport in 1993 arriving for the new zooland leg of zoo tv

    i still love em

  30. ten years this year for me when i saw them at christchurch airport in 1993 arriving for the new zooland leg of zoo tv

    i still love em

  31. I also fell in love with U2 in 1983 the year I graduated from High School. While most of my classmates were listening to Michael Jackson’s Thriller I was into “WAR”. Sunday Bloody Sunday and New years Day are still 2 of my favorites after all these 20 years.

  32. I also fell in love with U2 in 1983 the year I graduated from High School. While most of my classmates were listening to Michael Jackson’s Thriller I was into “WAR”. Sunday Bloody Sunday and New years Day are still 2 of my favorites after all these 20 years.

  33. Almost six years here…became interested after hearing that my fave band at the time..the Smashing Pumpkins…might open for a nearby u2 show..became curious…heard “Staring at the Sun”..bought Pop and War..fell in Love.

  34. Almost six years here…became interested after hearing that my fave band at the time..the Smashing Pumpkins…might open for a nearby u2 show..became curious…heard “Staring at the Sun”..bought Pop and War..fell in Love.

  35. I saw the light in June of 1995. I was a bored 15-year-old on a Saturday afternoon, flipping through the 84 channels of nothing. Then I came across a black and white music movie I assumed to be a spoof, ala Spinal Tap. After all, it had a really believable impression of B.B King! After watching 30 minutes of it, I was hooked by the powerful, heartfelt vocals and realized that this was no spoof. I soon lapped up all the U2 albums I could and was able to piece the songs I was hearing on the albums to songs I’ve heard and liked on the radio…especially AIWIY. That’s what clicked the most…the “aha!” moment. This just goes to show how sitting on your ass on a Saturday afternoon can change your life.

  36. I saw the light in June of 1995. I was a bored 15-year-old on a Saturday afternoon, flipping through the 84 channels of nothing. Then I came across a black and white music movie I assumed to be a spoof, ala Spinal Tap. After all, it had a really believable impression of B.B King! After watching 30 minutes of it, I was hooked by the powerful, heartfelt vocals and realized that this was no spoof. I soon lapped up all the U2 albums I could and was able to piece the songs I was hearing on the albums to songs I’ve heard and liked on the radio…especially AIWIY. That’s what clicked the most…the “aha!” moment. This just goes to show how sitting on your ass on a Saturday afternoon can change your life.

  37. i always loved Where the Streets… and WOWY, but i couldn’t get enough of Sunday Bloody Sunday and the Best Of ’80-’90 when i first heard it. Hearing larry’s drums, edge’s amazing riffs, adam’s awesome rhythm and bono’s beautiful voice got me hooked. I’ll never stop.

  38. i always loved Where the Streets… and WOWY, but i couldn’t get enough of Sunday Bloody Sunday and the Best Of ’80-’90 when i first heard it. Hearing larry’s drums, edge’s amazing riffs, adam’s awesome rhythm and bono’s beautiful voice got me hooked. I’ll never stop.

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