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Old 05-10-2002, 03:38 AM   #1
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U2 and Poison, this made me laugh so hard.

My sides are hurting from laughing. This has to be so so so so bogus... and more than likely you all probably know about this, it does seem a bit old, so sorry if this has come up before.

I got this off a U2 page in their FAQ section:

From: Tom Wentworth
Subject: C.C. Deville + U2?

For those of you who do not know, CC Deville is the ex-guitarist for a
group called Poison. Anyway, I read something very strange concerning
him and U2 in an article today. I'll paraphrase it for you all:

It was officially announced today that CC Deville of Posion fame was once
contacted by U2 to be their backup guitarist. It is rumored that Deville
turned down the job offer as he did not want to compromise his musical
integrity, he did, however, admit to being a great fan of U2's work.
Deville was asked to play on the Achtung Baby album, and the ZOO Tv tour.
The members of U2 understood and supported Deville's decision (albeit they
were disappointed). Here's what U2 had to say about Deville and his
previous band, Poison:

"Something to Believe In (A Poison song) inspired at least three tracks off
of Achtung. Its deep, meaningful lyrics made me work harder to sharpen
my vocal skills." - Paul "Bono" Hewson

"CC's work ranks right up there with Clapton, Hendrix, and Page. I first
heard of him after they (Poison) released their first album. My personal
favorite pieces of CC's work include Unskinny Bop, and Fallen Angel. CC
can make his guitar sing like no other player today. His work is aninspiration." - David "The Edge" Evans

"Most people don't know this, however, it was Poison who inspired us to dress
in drag for the Acthung Baby photos and the One video. It was something that
we wanted to do as a sort of "tribute" to their originality." - L. Mullen

U2 and Deville did, in fact, collaborate on one song. Deville played lead
guitar on U2's hit "Mysterious Ways." He did not want to receive credit,
since he did not want to ruin his image.

This story was broken when Poison frontman Brett Michaels went public in order
to get a token of revenge on his former band-mate.
"I wanted to make sure that his fans knew that he (Deville) hung around with
a bunch of no-talent wussies" - said Deville at a Monday press conference.

The more of these I drink the more Bono makes sense.. - Bean from the KROQ Breakfast with U2.

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Old 05-10-2002, 04:34 AM   #2
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funny stuff

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Old 05-10-2002, 04:36 AM   #3
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Old 05-10-2002, 08:58 AM   #4
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Where in the world did you find this????????

I've never seen an article thicker with irony than this one!!!!

What are we going to do now It's all been said,
No new ideas in the house and Every book has been read....
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what a bunch of crap
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Old 05-10-2002, 04:13 PM   #6
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i used to looove poison, when i was 10 and stupid. but everyone used to love "every rose has a thorn"... that's a classic hair-metal ballad. my personal favorite is "talk dirty to me"...

did you ever watch the "behind the music" on poison? apparently CC Deville is actually really talented! and for all you poison fans, they're touring this summer with cinderella. catch them at a state fair near you!

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Old 05-10-2002, 04:38 PM   #7
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What is Brett Michaels hiding under all those hats and bandana's he wears? I never seen him without one.

Cee Cee is talented, he was trained by some guy who's name I cannot pronounce.

Too bad he had to play guitar for Poison though.

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Old 05-10-2002, 05:39 PM   #8
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yeah, i posted the same thing on pleba last summer, my sis (a big poison fan, dont ask me why) brought it to my attention, apparently the ppl on the poison board thought the story was true, when my sis told me about it, i had to bite my lip to keep from laughing...lol
an entire year later, and it still makes me laugh!

Is it getting hot in here or is it just ADAM??
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I've read this before.. but it gets funnier every time.

"I just don't care anymore, won't cry these tears anymore.."

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Old 05-10-2002, 08:44 PM   #10
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http://groups.google.com/groups?hl=e...en%26selm%3D19 93Dec05.184205.584307%2540sue.cc.uregina.ca%26rnum%3D1

This story has been going around for years. This link should help...check out the date on the posts too.
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Old 05-10-2002, 11:23 PM   #11
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that is funny how this joke is almost 10 years old. it's a damn good one though, if almost ten years later people are still hearing about it.

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That would be pretty scary if it were true.

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Old 05-12-2002, 02:54 AM   #13
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HAAAA! I remember this!

The best part is, back when I was 10 or 11 (Ally, I feel ya) I used to really like Poison. "Something to Believe In" was actually one of my favorite songs. Anyway, when I first became interested in U2 (I was about 16), and knew next to nothing about them, I found a FAQ on the internet, and I read this. AND I BELIEVED IT!! Then I forgot about it, and only remembered a couple of years later when I had a good laugh about it.

I used to think
As birds take wing
They sing through life so why can't we?

“Poetry doesn’t belong to those who write it; it belongs to those who need it.”
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Old 05-12-2002, 11:42 PM   #14
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i liked poison too, well...i still do, but that made me laugh either way

you've got to cry without weeping, talk without speaking, scream without raising your voice..

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