Other artists opinion of U2

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Other artists opinion of U2
« on: September 09, 2020, 01:11:30 PM »
Fun thread to post other artists opinions of U2, positive or negative. We did this at the old place and it went on forever and had a few interesting surprises.
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Re: Other artists opinion of U2
« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2020, 01:14:27 PM »
Metallica's Lars Ulrich has always been a fan. He rated Moment of Surrender as the number one song of the 2000's. He also stated that he wanted Metallica and U2 to do a joint tour one day.

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Re: Other artists opinion of U2
« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2020, 02:12:35 PM »
Metallica's Lars Ulrich has always been a fan. He rated Moment of Surrender as the number one song of the 2000's. He also stated that he wanted Metallica and U2 to do a joint tour one day.

i am betting metallica puts on a better show nowdays than u2


although i can see where the stage is similar to something u2 would use
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Re: Other artists opinion of U2
« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2020, 02:14:39 PM »
Sammy Davis Jr was infatuated with the sound of the Unforgettable Fire album
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Re: Other artists opinion of U2
« Reply #4 on: September 09, 2020, 05:19:40 PM »
Sammy Davis Jr was infatuated with the sound of the Unforgettable Fire album

I believe it was Miles Davis, not Sammy.
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Re: Other artists opinion of U2
« Reply #5 on: September 09, 2020, 05:35:35 PM »
Sammy Davis Jr was infatuated with the sound of the Unforgettable Fire album

I believe it was Miles Davis, not Sammy.
It might have been Bette Davis.
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Re: Other artists opinion of U2
« Reply #6 on: September 09, 2020, 06:27:13 PM »
Javier Bardem loves U2, which makes me like him more than I already did.

Henry Rollins hates Bono, which made me like him less, and I did like him, saw Black Flag numerous times back in the day when the punks thought it was cool to spit on the singers from the audience (I never did, thought it was gross).

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Re: Other artists opinion of U2
« Reply #7 on: September 09, 2020, 07:35:20 PM »
Henry’s cooled down a bit lately, said he respects Bono’s human rights work, but still think the band absolutely sucks musically and have no technical skills and talent.
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: Other artists opinion of U2
« Reply #8 on: September 09, 2020, 08:16:57 PM »
Sammy Davis Jr was infatuated with the sound of the Unforgettable Fire album

I believe it was Miles Davis, not Sammy.

Legend (aka Bono) says Miles requested to listen to TUF on his deathbed.

https://www.independent.ie/entertainment/music/unforgettable-fire-of-miles-davis-burns-38563753.html
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Re: Other artists opinion of U2
« Reply #9 on: September 09, 2020, 08:19:31 PM »
I hope Henry has matured over the years. I read a couple of his books around 1995. He seemed to feel he knew everything and had to teach the rest of us mere mortals how it was. And some of these things he truly did not understand.

I wonder if Nelson Mandela requested U2 on his deathbed  :P

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Re: Other artists opinion of U2
« Reply #10 on: September 09, 2020, 09:33:03 PM »
Pride was in Miles’s playlist in hospital.
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: Other artists opinion of U2
« Reply #11 on: September 09, 2020, 09:35:01 PM »
Frank Sinatra requested even better than the real thing on his deathbed 
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Re: Other artists opinion of U2
« Reply #12 on: September 09, 2020, 09:50:07 PM »
Frank Sinatra requested even better than the real thing on his deathbed


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Re: Other artists opinion of U2
« Reply #13 on: September 09, 2020, 09:55:27 PM »
FWIW, I think it makes a lot of sense that Miles loved TUF. It’s the U2 album that is closest to  jazz.
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Re: Other artists opinion of U2
« Reply #14 on: September 10, 2020, 01:53:18 AM »
Henry Rollins has called Lemon the one U2 song he enjoys. I remember him praising Brian Eno for concocting the guitar effects on that one. I'm not sure if he was accurate to suggest the sound was Eno's and not Edge's, but someone on here certainly does.