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Larry Mullen's Millisecond Timing

According to producer Brian Eno, drummer Larry Mullen’s timing is sharper than a computer. Eno made this discovery during the recording of the album All That You Can’t Leave Behind when he used a click track to keep the beat. Eno tells the amazing story to the New Yorker here.

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Larry Mullen, Movie Star?

A blog from the town of Orangeville, Canada reported late last week that a movie was being filmed on location there with actor Donald Sutherland. Big deal, right? What caught my attention was the detail that a co-star of Mr. Sutherland’s is none other than U2 drummer Larry Mullen Jr. I wouldn’t have believed it […]

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Larry Mullen: U2's Fashion Guru

You may remember a couple weeks ago we posted on the home page about a TV show called Anatomy of a Closet that was going to have some kind of contribution from Larry. And then Tassoula wrote about it in OTR this past weekend when the show aired. If you didn’t see it, Ovation TV […]

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Supporting Larry On Tour

Larry fans have been quite protective of their favorite drummer, so whenever discussion comes up about how Hitman is doing on tour, there’s some concern about if his tendinitis may be flaring up or if his back is bothering him. You might recall a report about how drummers are more athletic than even football players, […]

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Larry Goes National Geographic

Thanks to some of my buddies online who pointed this out: Larry Mullen, Jr. is listed as a member of the National Geographic Society Council of Advisors. This is the mission of the Council from the National Geographic website: “The Council of Advisors comprises industry leaders and influential community members. This group is charged with […]

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Larry Mullen Beats David Beckham…

…at burning calories, that is! (And in a few other areas too…but I don’t want to get too gushy about Hitman.) According to the Irish Independent yesterday, drummers are more fit than footballers because “it was found that the drummers’ heart rates were raised to as high as 190 beats per minute and they could […]

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Give Me A Beat

There’s only a few things in life that rank right up there for me as ‘great ways to wake up in the morning.’ This morning, I log into U2.com to find Adam’s video of Larry hard at work in the studio. It’s 49 seconds of pure Mullen with a hint of Clayton. You have to […]

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Man Crushes

I know the ladies out there have a crush on our Hitman, but more and more guys are coming out and admitting they have a crush on him too – and it’s not just Boy George this time! In Sunday’s Irish Independent, Brendan O’Connor admitted that he has a man crush on Larry as well. […]

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Larry Mullen Jr. Facts!

This list of Chuck Norris-style facts is making the rounds and was sent to me by @U2’s Marylinn Maione. The following facts were edited by me–I thought they were funniest. Note: if one of you came up with this, good job, and if you know who wrote this, could you send that person my way? […]

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