Larry Mullen Jr.

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Larry Mullen, Jr.
Mullen in 2006
Mullen in 2006
Background information
Birth nameLaurence[1] Joseph Mullen, Jr.
Born (1961-10-31) 31 October 1961 (age 62)
OriginArtane, Dublin, Ireland
GenresRock, post-punk, alternative rock
Occupation(s)Musician, songwriter, actor
InstrumentsDrums, percussion, vocals, synthesiser
Years active1976–present

Larry Mullen Junior (born 31 October 1961) is an Irish drummer. He is a member of the rock band U2. Mullen was born in Dublin, Ireland.

Besides U2, Larry has worked with other musicians, including: Nanci Griffith, Daniel Lanois, Emmylou Harris, Robbie Robertson, Paul Brady and B.B. King. Because of the Irish National Football team's bid for the World Cup in 1990, Mullen co-wrote and co-produced the anthem "Put 'Em Under Pressure." He also worked with U2's Adam Clayton on the theme for the 1996 movie Mission: Impossible. Mullen and Clayton joined with Mike Mills and Michael Stipe of R.E.M. to form the group "Automatic Baby" for Bill Clinton's Presidential inauguration in 1993 at MTV's Inaugural Ball.

References[change | change source]

  1. Edge, Adam Clayton, Larry Mullen Jr. (9 October 2007). U2 by U2. HarperCollins. ISBN 978-0-06-077674-9.{{cite book}}: CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)