Larry Mullen Jr.

Larry Mullen Jr.



Laurence Joseph Mullen Jr. (born 31 October 1961) is an Irish musician and actor, best known as the drummer of the Irish rock band U2.[1] Mullen's distinctive drumming style developed from his playing martial beats in a childhood marching band, the Artane Boys Band. Some of his most notable contributions to the U2 catalogue include "Sunday Bloody Sunday", "Pride (In the Name of Love)", "Where the Streets Have No Name", "Zoo Station," "Mysterious Ways", and "City of Blinding Lights".

Mullen was born and raised in Dublin, and attended Mount Temple Comprehensive School, where he co-founded U2 in 1976 after posting a message on the school's notice board. A member of the band since its inception, he has recorded 13 studio albums with U2. Mullen has worked on numerous side projects during his career. In 1990, he produced the Ireland national football team's song "Put 'Em Under Pressure" for the 1990 FIFA World Cup. In 1996, he worked with U2 bandmate Adam Clayton on a dance re-recording of the "Theme from Mission: Impossible".[2][3] Mullen has sporadically acted in films, most notably in Man on the Train (2011) and A Thousand Times Good Night (2013).

As a member of the band, he has been involved in philanthropic causes throughout his career, including Amnesty International. As a member of U2, Mullen has received 22 Grammy Awards[1] and has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. In 2016, Rolling Stone ranked Mullen the 96th-greatest drummer of all time.



A Thousand Times Good Night
A Thousand Times Good Night is an Irish-Norwegian produced English language 2013 drama film directed by Erik Poppe, and starring Juliette Binoche, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Maria Doyle Kennedy, Larry Mullen Jr.
Gold is an album by musical group The King's Singers, released on November 3, 2017.
Achtung Baby
Achtung Baby is the seventh studio album by Irish rock band U2.

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Eminem, Shawn Mendes among winners at MTV EMAs
  –  November 13, 2017
British singer-songwriter Dua Lipa was named best new artist. (From left) The Edge, Bono, Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen Jr of U2 pose with the Global Icon award during the MTV EMAsGetty Images Apart from the occasional hint of marijuana smoke wafting ...
U2 to star in BBC special hosted by Cat Deeley
  –  November 13, 2017
The band, consisting of Bono, The Edge, Larry Mullen Jr and Adam Clayton, follow in the footsteps of artists including Adele and Sam Smith with their own programme U2 At The BBC, which will air in December. The hour-long broadcast will be presented by Cat ...
U2 Rocks 'Get Out of Your Own Way' From London's Trafalgar Square at the 2017 MTV EMAs
  –  November 13, 2017
Bono, the Edge, Adam Clayton, and Larry Mullen Jr. tore through the dramatic "Get Out Of Your Own Way" before a crowd of diehards that packed London's Trafalgar Square last night (Nov. 11). The performance was added to today's EMAs broadcast, giving fans ...
U2 at Trafalgar Square? Winning this audience is no battle
  –  November 13, 2017
They are Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen jr. They are U2, one of the greatest rock bands in the world – or THE greatest as Dublin TV Presenter Laura Whitmore introduces them earlier at this MTV organised event. And while they may be in ...
All the winners from the 2017 MTV Europe Music Awards
  –  November 13, 2017
Irish rock band U2, Bono (2R), The Edge (R), Adam Clayton (L) and Larry Mullen Jr (2L), accept the global icon award during the 2017 MTV Europe Music Awards (EMA) at Wembley Arena in London on November 12, 2017. (AFP/Ben Stansall) The MTV Europe Music ...
The Must-See Moments from the 2017 MTV EMAs: From Demi Lovato’s Domination to Eminem’s Return
  –  November 12, 2017
We played under Admiral Nelson’s statue. That’s a big deal if you’re an Irish guy,” drummer Larry Mullen Jr. told the audience after the band accepted their award from Jared Leto —who said, "U2 changed my life."
MTV Europe Music Awards returns to London with glitzy show
  –  November 12, 2017
Larry Mullen Jr, Bono and Adam Clayton of U2 performing at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Arizona in September. The Irish ban will receive MTV's "Global Icon" gong. GETTY IMAGES Eminem, U2 and David Guetta will take to the stage in London on Sunday ...
U2 to star at free gig for 7,000 in Trafalgar Square
  –  November 11, 2017
Bono, the Edge, Adam Clayton, and Larry Mullen Jr will perform on Saturday evening in central London for MTV Presents Trafalgar Square. Some of the gig will then be broadcast during the event the following night. MTV is running a ballot for free tickets to ...
"This, we never imagined" - U2 call on Aung San Suu Kyi to "stand up and speak out"
  –  November 11, 2017
In a statement jointly signed by Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen Jr, the band members write: "What has happened this year, and in particular these past months – this, we never imagined. "Who could have predicted that if more than 600,000 ...
Bono among figures named in leak of tax-haven documents
  –  November 6, 2017
SEATTLE, WA - MAY 14: (L-R) Adam Clayton, Bono, Larry Mullen Jr. and The Edge of U2 perform on stage during the 'Joshua Tree Tour 2017' at CenturyLink Field on May 14, 2017 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by LONDON (AP) — Leaked papers revealing ...
U2 Announce 2018 Experience + Innocence Tour, Detail New Album
  –  November 2, 2017
U2 formed in 1976 when drummer Larry Mullen Jr. posted a notice, looking for members to start a band. The group settled with Mullen, Bono as a lead singer, the Edge as a guitarist, and Adam Clayton on bass. The lineup has stayed the same, from their 1980 d ...
MILESTONES: October 31, birthdays for Vanilla Ice, Rob Schneider, Dan Rather
  –  November 1, 2017
musician LARRY MULLEN JR., who was born in 1961; actor DERMOT MULRONEY, who was born in 1963; journalist and TV personality JANE PAULEY, who was born in 1950; actress PIPER PERABO, who was born in 1976; journalist DAN RATHER, who was born in 1931 ...
Fine weather on the cards for Tauranga
  –  October 30, 2017
He was born in 1961. He shares his birthday with Benoit Fourneyron, who invented the water turbine, Juliette Low who founded the Girl Scouts, Larry Mullen Jr., drummer for U2 and English romantic poet John Keats. A quote today from John Keats - "Do you not ...
Alice Cooper To Rock Jimmy Kimmel For Halloween
  –  October 30, 2017
Produced by Bob Ezrin, the project features guest appearances by Deep Purple bassist Roger Glover, ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons and U2 drummer Larry Mullen Jr. The set also includes a bonus disc consisting of six live tracks recorded last year in Columbus ...
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