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Old 02-01-2005, 03:02 PM   #1
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Since when have U2 been "Best Of British"

MTV2 in the UK/Ireland seem to think so - they've just shown the NY Jammed show, with intros before and after ad breaks with a graphic "Best of ...."

Disgraceful - a stongly worded email is in order I think!!!

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Old 02-01-2005, 04:57 PM   #2
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does it matter?

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Old 02-01-2005, 05:52 PM   #3
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they've won brit awards in the past for best british band or something like that. i forget the exact title. given that they didn't protest the brit awards and refuse to go onstage because of that, i doubt they'd be offended by this.

besides, you forget half the band were born in england!
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Since when were they best of British? Since they became successful and everyone wanted to claim the band as their own, of course.

Yes, I say that just because I'm sick of Australia claiming Crowded House when they are quite clearly a Kiwi group.
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I thought they win a bunch of best international artist awards in the Brits.

If I read some documents correctly, technically Adam may no longer be considered a British citizen, even though he was born in England.

He applied for Irish citizenship, *this info comes from a fansite, so it's not official or anything*

But, if he did that, he can lose the citizenship from his original country of birth.

Edge I don't know, haven't read if he actually applied for Irish citizenship.

In America, if you apply for American citizenship you can lose the citizenship of the country you were born in.
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Old 02-02-2005, 08:18 AM   #6
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Of course it matters, to the Irish anyway.
Winners of 5 Best INTERNATIONAL Group at the Brits, nominated again this year, as well as for an NME Brat for international group.
In fact all 4 are Irish citizens.
I'd like to give MTV the benefit of the doubt.....
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Old 02-02-2005, 08:25 AM   #7
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British when your winning, Irish when your losing...!

Am Irish but live in London and to be honest, a lot of my English friends see Ireland as really British but Irish.. if you know what I mean. Everyone will support Ireland as their second team after England, some sort of special affinity that isn't necessarily reciprocated...

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