"There was a mad theory at one point in U2's early days that we were so broke we would start a second band that would perform under a different name and play covers, and would actually earn a living that would support U2, who would continue to perform their own material."
- Paul McGuinness
did you know
In September 1976, Larry Mullen, Jr. posted a notice on Mount Temple Comprehensive School's bulletin board to form a band. With seven responses to Larry's note, the band which were known at the time as The Hype, The Larry Mullen Band, Feedback and later U2 is whittled down to four as seen from 1980's debut Boy to the current day.