The singer of the Irish band thinks back to the naming of the combo. He wasn’t thrilled from the start…
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- U2 singer Bono says he doesn’t really like the name of his band.
“In our head it was like the spy plane, it was … a submarine, it was futuristic,” said the 61-year-old on the podcast “Awards Chatter” of the US magazine “The Hollywood Reporter”.
But then it turned out that U2 (pronounced You Two or You Too, in German “You too”) implied “this kind of consent”. ‘No, I don’t like that name. I still don’t really like the name,” said Bono, whose real name is Paul David Hewson. They then kept the name on the advice of their first manager, who said it would look good on T-shirts.
Not only was the band name uncomfortable for him today, but also his voice, Bono continued. When asked about the debut album “Boy” (1980), he said: “The band sounds incredible.” However, he finds his voice strained. He recently became a singer.
The rock quartet U2 was formed in Dublin in 1976. The band is currently nominated for an Oscar with the song “Your Song Saved My Life” from the animated musical “Sing 2”. For the Irish musicians it is the third Oscar nomination in the category “Best Song”.
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