Larry Mullen Jr.
Lawrence Mullen Junior was born on October 31, 1961 in Dublin to Maureen
and Larry Senior. His older sister Cecelia was born in 1957 and another
sister, Mary, was born in 64, but she died in 1973. They lived in
Larry was another kid like Adam who bounced
around from school to school. He attended regular public school, Scoil
Colmcille (everything taught in Irish), School of Music (Chatham Row)
and finally Mount Temple. He loved playing music, tried piano, then
switched over to drums. This was another one who didn't like the
rules - when it applied to music. Didn't like listeneing to the music
teacher's boring exercises etc.. Larry played a brief stint in the
Artane Boys Band until they told him to cut his hair - short. He then
went to the Post Office Boys band. He had alot of fun there, but I
guess it just wasn't good enough for the young Mr. Mullen.
His sister Cecelia bought him a drum kit and that's when he got the
idea he wanted to be in a band. Once at Mount Temple,
Larry posted a note *
blathering about wasting money on a drum kit and did anyone do the
same thing with guitars. Sure enough, some did. Out of all the guys in
the band, Larry was the only one who could really play.
With the band, Larry is the other half of the rhythm section with
Adam, although Edge does
quite a bit of playing off Larry in sessions, too. In early albums, you
can hear the military influences with the snare drums and such.
Larry's prowess with the drum sticks has won him several RS awards as
top Drummer. I guess U2 will have to hold on for a little while before
"getting a Ringo"! Larry's also regarded as the level headed,
conservative guy "who has never changed his hair" and he
maintains a foot in the doorway of reality when it comes to U2.
Oh yeah, the uh, Lardence title. Well, there have been several
occassions where the band members are talking about him and/or how to
spell his name and Lardence just comes out instead of Laurence. I
don't understand it either, I think it's a band "private joke".
I don't know about Larry and any illegal narcotics, so don't ask.
Love life wise, there's Ann Acheson. Ann is Larry's longtime girlfriend
from high school and for whatever reason, they never married
- something about having way too complicated lives for a marriage to
survive. My theories are he was:
I really don't know, but now that divorce is legal, we'll have to
watch what they do. But anyway, to break the only daughter motif,
Larry and Ann had a baby boy on October 4, 1995 and they named him
Aaron Elvis. Yeah, that's right Elvis. Larry's always had this thing
for Elvis because "he wasn't just a car salesman, he was a car
salesman who loved to play guitar and I really related to that".
You have to see the Rattle And Hum video,
when he sits on the bike. You just have to.
- 1. afraid of comitting;
- 2. didn't like the restrictions of no divorce in Ireland;
- 3. wasn't ready.
In most recent news, Larry along with Adam has
rewrote the them for Mission Impossible-The Movie.
He's sporting the clean shaven look and looking a tad on the thin side.
A Tour will have him looking better.
Last Updated: May 30, 1997.
*Última Actualização: 30 de Maio de 1997.