It’s Official – U2 Says Farewell To Paul McGuiness

By: Larry Lootsteen


On their website today, U2 posted a thank you letter to their longtime, and really only, manager.  More than a manager really as he and the four boys split everything equally.

This week U2 finalised and signed a new management contract with Live Nation and Guy Oseary.

The band now want to publicly thank Paul McGuinness for his extraordinary leadership, guidance and friendship over the last 35 years.

Paul has saved us from ourselves many times over and we would not be U2 without him.

Sometime soon, U2 will begin a new adventure around the world and we totally understand and respect Paul’s desire to not run away with the circus – AGAIN.

Perhaps more than any music management operation in history, Paul, alongside Trevor, Keryn and the team at Principle Management has always fought for our rights, for our music, for our fans and for the principles that we and he believe in. His central lesson was that if you cared for your “art”, you must also “take care of business” as historically with rock and roll bands, the latter has undone the former.

You can read the entire text here.

Larry Lootsteen

Music is life and I love to write about all things music. Independent music blogger. Writer in general. I am a big fan of alternative and indie music but there's no genre I haven't found something to like.

One thought on “It’s Official – U2 Says Farewell To Paul McGuiness

  • December 8, 2013 at 11:20 am

    Sure hope their new manager is a good at keeping their massive amounts of cash out of the hands of the tax man in cash-strapped Ireland as Paul.


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