Larry Mullen Jnr.
Drummer for U2
Born Oct 31, 1961 in Dublin,
Larry was born and raised in Artane, located
the north side of Dublin, at 60 Rosemont Avenue. He had to add
the "Junior" to the end of his name to distinguish
himself from his father, Larry Mullen, Sr. As Larry's career
blossomed, so did his tax bills and his father was the unlucky
recipient of them. Larry's past gigs included playing drums for
the Post-Office Workers Union Band and the Artane Boys' Band. He
even played at the St. Patrick's Day Parade in O'Connell Street.
Larry began drumming in 1971, taking classes with Ireland's
best-known drummer, Joe Bonnie. However, Larry has said that his
drumming style is "unteachable" and that spirit and
instinct are what guides his drumming style. His sister,
Cecilia, bought him his first drum-kit in 1973 for £17. He
placed a notice at the infamous Mount Temple Comprehensive
School in the fall of 1976, looking to start a band and his life
has not been the same since. Although everyone knows the band as
U2, Larry claims that the band's name is really "The Larry
Mullen Band." His award-winning career has been plagued
with a battle with tendonitis, which has been helped by
specially designed drumsticks.