U2 are an Irish rock band from Dublin. Formed in 1976, the group consists of Bono (vocals and guitar), The Edge (guitar, keyboards and vocals), Adam Clayton (bass guitar), and Larry Mullen, Jr. (drums and percussion). U2's early sound was rooted in post-punk but eventually grew to incorporate influences from many genres of popular music.
U2 circa the Boy album (1980). Bono (Adam Hewson), The Edge (David Evans), Adam Clayton, Larry Mullen. Having met at the Mount Temple Comprehensive School, the band was originally named The Larry Mullen Band, then Feedback, and The Hype, before renaming themselves as U2.