U2 drummer Larry Mullen is said to have said he needs an operation and if the band play live in 2023 they will have to do so without him.
Speak with The Washington Post In his first interview in seven years, the 61-year-old drummer is said to be suffering from the effects of his lifelong drumming and says he will need surgery to continue playing.
“I have a lot of parts that fall off, elbows, knees, neck, and so during Covid when we weren’t playing I’ve had the opportunity to look at some of those things,” Mullen said. “So, there’s some damage along the way.”
“So I’d love to take some time to heal myself and I really enjoy gaming and I enjoy the process of gaming and the company of creative people. I enjoy it. I don’t care if it’s big or small. It’s a bit like the sprout looking for water.”
After rumors that U2 is discontinued take on a residency in Vegas next yearHer fans have speculated whether Mullen will be performing live with the band in 2023.
In response, the journalist who conducted the interview posted a tweet clarifying the drummer’s comments.
I’ve been told (okay, by Chris the fan) that there is some unrest in the U2 community about what Larry said on our profile. As a fan of many, I understand that. It seems fair to share a few more details. https://t.co/qT2Fs0dfC0
— Geoff Edgers (@geoffedgers) November 29, 2022
In the interview, Mullen, who is often credited as the man who started U2 after posting a note on the bulletin board at Dublin’s Mount Temple School asking for fellow musicians, says the dynamic in the band is changing changed after they became megastars, he adds that decisions are made by the so-called “Politburo”. .
“You only do this when you’re having the best time,” Mullen said The Washington Post. “And not everyone will make it because the price is so high.
“I think the challenge is more generosity. More openness to the process. I am autonomous and value my autonomy.
“I don’t sing from the same song sheet. I don’t pray to the same version of God. So everyone has their limits.
In which Washington Post Interviewed, U2 frontman Bono says the band has come close to breaking up on several occasions and admits some of the group’s best work has cost them personal connections.
The quartet – Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen Jr. – have a lot to celebrate.
Not only are they close to celebrating an impressive 50 years together, but they were recently selected to the prestigious 45th class of the Kennedy Center Honors for their outstanding contributions to American culture through the performing arts.
Despite their many accomplishments and successful careers, Bono admits the band have almost gone together more often than fans might think.
Speak with The Washington Post Speaking of the band’s relationship, Bono said, “We’re on the verge of breaking up a lot more often than you think.
“Mostly after the really good albums, because they cost you in personal relationships, because you push each other and really reach your breaking point.”
Bono also teased the band’s upcoming album, explaining how their new music will move for the band’s recent work.
“The country has changed for a group like U2,” he said. “But I feel like we have something. If we can distill it over these next few sessions, that unreasonable guitar record that we all actually want to do, I just feel like there’s a moment… I don’t know if you can capture it for people for a whole album.
“But what if it was just an EP or just a song that could break through? We don’t need it on the pop charts. We do not need that. But we need people to pass it on. I think that’s what we want. “
U2’s last album was in 2017 songs of experience and Her last appearances in Ireland were in 2018.
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