If Paul McGuiness had still been the boss.....

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If Paul McGuiness had still been the boss.....
« on: February 22, 2020, 10:37:39 AM »
If Paul McGuiness had still been the boss.....what things do you think might have been different?

Would he have been keen on working with the likes of Ryan Tedder or would he have tried to steer the band away?

Would we have had the Joshua Tree 30 Tours?
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Re: If Paul McGuiness had still been the boss.....
« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2020, 10:45:52 AM »
No Tedder if Paul was still around.

The JT30 tour...not sure, but I'm VERY glad they did this tour.
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Re: If Paul McGuiness had still been the boss.....
« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2020, 12:15:54 PM »
I doubt Paul would have had any creative influence. So yes, I think Tedder would have still produced.

Paul totally would have had influence on whether they toured TJT30... and yes, I think he would have been completely on board. Ka-ching, plus it was popular and well received.

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Re: If Paul McGuiness had still been the boss.....
« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2020, 12:40:46 PM »
I doubt anything would have been different. Except maybe the Apple fiasco....
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Re: If Paul McGuiness had still been the boss.....
« Reply #4 on: February 22, 2020, 02:28:02 PM »
I doubt anything would have been different. Except maybe the Apple fiasco....

Agreed on the Apple thing. Also wonder if Paul might have pushed them to release SOI sooner rather than delay for whatever the award they were hoping for with OL
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Re: If Paul McGuiness had still been the boss.....
« Reply #5 on: February 22, 2020, 06:43:21 PM »
No difference whatsoever. McG was around when U2 signed the Live Nation contract, afterall. Maybe the SoI iTunes release would have been different, but I doubt it.
The Edge: “[Eno] would love to see us making albums a bit more like [Zooropa]. Where we go, ‘You know what? We’re not going to second-guess any of this. Let’s just go for it.’”

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Re: If Paul McGuiness had still been the boss.....
« Reply #6 on: February 22, 2020, 06:46:56 PM »
Wasn't magoo really anti streaming etc...?


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Re: If Paul McGuiness had still been the boss.....
« Reply #7 on: February 22, 2020, 06:50:13 PM »
Yep he didn't understand it, but he was more anti-not-making-money-from-internet-piracy. U2 didn't go into streaming though, they stuck to the traditional formats.
The Edge: “[Eno] would love to see us making albums a bit more like [Zooropa]. Where we go, ‘You know what? We’re not going to second-guess any of this. Let’s just go for it.’”

U2 Fans: We'd all love to see that, Edge.

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Re: If Paul McGuiness had still been the boss.....
« Reply #8 on: February 26, 2020, 12:32:00 PM »
Wasn't magoo really anti streaming etc...?

Magoo...never thought of that, lol.

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Re: If Paul McGuiness had still been the boss.....
« Reply #9 on: February 26, 2020, 12:34:53 PM »
he would be railing at spotify

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Re: If Paul McGuiness had still been the boss.....
« Reply #10 on: February 26, 2020, 04:49:03 PM »
he would be railing at spotify



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The Edge: “[Eno] would love to see us making albums a bit more like [Zooropa]. Where we go, ‘You know what? We’re not going to second-guess any of this. Let’s just go for it.’”

U2 Fans: We'd all love to see that, Edge.