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Old 06-20-2007, 12:51 PM   #1
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bands who've turned down offers to open for U2, (and reasons why?)

Thought of this topic after reading an old thread saying Incubus turned down an offer to open for U2... their singer seems to really like U2 based on an interview, so now I'm really curious...

Maybe it's similar to why bands like Coldplay havent'- too far along in their career (by the time they were asked-?)

Anyone know of any stories like this?
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I'm sure there's a lot of rumors and speculations out there, so it will be interesting to see actual quotes and references...
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good point! thanks for mentioning that.
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In the book U2: At The End of The World, there is a brief discussion about how Kurt Cobain and Dave Grohl turned down an offer to open for U2. They said "We are just a small club band, we are not about the stadium thing" or something to that affect. This was before they got really big though. Apperatnyl after the Nirvana explosion Bono confronted Kurt Cobain about how he was now a big stadium band. I'm not really sure how the conversation ended though
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interesting... i remember that bit also mentioned dave Grohl did not seem so brainy. At the time I read that it seemed to make sense to me, yet in his post-Nirvana years with the Foo Fighters, he seems to have emerged as a quasi-genius. That's often really puzzled me...
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Well, it's been about 15 years since those days, let's hope that Grohl has gained some wisdom. Plus I think finally stepping out of Kurt's shadow and emerging as his own rock star has forced him to mature alot
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interesting... i remember that bit also mentioned dave Grohl did not seem so brainy. At the time I read that it seemed to make sense to me, yet in his post-Nirvana years with the Foo Fighters, he seems to have emerged as a quasi-genius. That's often really puzzled me...
He got off the drum stool and switched to guitar, I mean, just think about it.....
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I think I should open for U2, the main reason being if they asked, I wouldn't turn them down.
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I can't remember the interview I read this in, but I recall Grohl saying that he thought Bono was a 'cunt'.

Although apparently, he did like War.
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in the book "u2 at the end of the world" they diss nirvana in there as well, and praise pearl jam, who did open for them.

nirvana must have really done something to piss them off.
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Well Pearl Jam is/was superior so there's your answer.
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nirvana can stroke me
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nirvana has more of that teenage international appeal
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I can't remember the interview I read this in, but I recall Grohl saying that he thought Bono was a 'cunt'.
Well that's classy.
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I think I should open for U2, the main reason being if they asked, I wouldn't turn them down.
Can my band open for you?
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