Is There a U2 Curse?

Alan M was pondering U2 history when he realized that something was a little wrong.

U2 uses Roy Lichtenstein art in PopMart = He dies soon after

William Burroughs appears in the “Last Night On Earth” video = He dies soon after. 

Allen Ginsburg recites “Miami” for the Year in Pop TV special = He dies soon after. 

U2 does song for Mandela movie = He dies soon after. 

Add David Wojnarowicz to this list (inspiration of the song “One” who later died,) and the Roy Orbison collaboration (Bono and the Edge wrote “She’s a Mystery to Me”–and then he died).

Joey Ramone listened to “In a Little While” as he took his last breaths in a hospital bed.  And let’s just throw in the Sinatra duet with Bono for good measure.

I’m not sayin’, but I’m just sayin’, you know? Anyone want to build in the theory?

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

8 thoughts on “Is There a U2 Curse?

  • December 9, 2013 at 1:13 pm
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    "I've finally done it. I've finally worked with U2. I can die happy now"?

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  • December 9, 2013 at 2:31 pm
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    "New York" from "All that You Can't leave behind" released in October 2000. September 11, 2001 not too long after "Religious nuts, poliitcal fanatics in the stew happily not like me and you"!!!!!

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  • December 9, 2013 at 3:17 pm
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    The Joshua Tree album cover: dead. The One Tree Hill tree: dead. Coincidence..??

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  • December 10, 2013 at 12:41 pm
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    I'd comment on this but I don't want to risk any further association with U2 after reading this…

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  • November 17, 2014 at 7:42 am
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    Let’s hope they write a song about Taylor Hawkins, Sharon Osbourne, Iggy Pop & Nick Mason soon lol

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  • June 3, 2015 at 12:41 pm
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    you remember Turn Off The Dark???

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