A Grand Madness, U2 Twenty Years After.

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A Grand Madness, U2 Twenty Years After

Dianne Ebertt Beeaff

Hawkmoon Publications

www.debeeaff.wordpress.com

9780965618878, $24.95, PB, 415pp, www.amazon.com

Synopsis: U2 are an Irish rock band from Dublin, formed in 1976. The group consists of Bono (lead vocals and rhythm guitar), the Edge (lead guitar, keyboards, and backing vocals), Adam Clayton (bass guitar), and Larry Mullen Jr. (drums and percussion). Initially rooted in post-punk, U2's musical style has evolved throughout their career, yet has maintained an anthemic quality built on Bono's expressive vocals and the Edge's effects-based guitar textures. Their lyrics, often embellished with spiritual imagery, focus on personal and sociopolitical themes. Popular for their live performances, the group have staged several ambitious and elaborate tours over their career. (Wikipedia)

From airport terminals to street corners, Dianne Ebertt Beeaff's memoir, "A Grand Madness, U2 Twenty Years After" offers readers a tour-side glimpse of Ireland's iconic rock sensation, U2. Spanning nearly two decades and six tours. Beeaff's sharply detailed and lyrical memoir sources from her personal journals...

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