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Edit: Since this thread has morfed from stadiums to musicians, it's time to get it out of the 24x7 Ravens discussions.
The Edge is a decent rhythm guitarist. He fits what their style is and he has always made good use of his digital processors, flange effects, reverb, and chorus effects. I dont particularly care for U2 (and I am old enough to have heard plenty of their music), but to say they have no talent is a bit misguided.
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Being the resident U2 uber fanboy, I feel the need (now that this thread is deemed off topic) to defend my boys a little ....
To say they're not talented is just silly. These are four poor kids who were basically self taught up until the period between Rattle & Hum and Achtung Baby. Let that sink in for a second. They made one of the best selling albums of all time on raw, untrained talent then followed it up with what some folks in the music business to be the best album ever made by anyone.
The Edge is one of the best guitarists to ever play. That's not me saying it. That's people in the industry saying it. Not many guitarists can lay claim to their own sound -- maybe a half dozen or so -- but he managed to do just that.
Point being, you may not like their music, style, etc and that's fine. But to throw aside the talent is a silly stance. You don't have 35+ years of success by faking it or getting by with no talent.
You don't win 22 Grammy's (the most by any band and it's not even close) or 8 BRIT Awards under the model getting "suckers to buy their music". Nor do you receive heaps of critical accolades, peer respect, Rock and Roll HoF induction, etc by getting "suckers to buy their music".
As far as metal drummers are concerned, he is nowhere near the top. Not even close.
He's average at best, but he is a dick head and answers every question with a question. Did you ever watch the Metallica documentary "Sum Kind of Monster"? Whenever the camera was on Lars he was either asking himself a question, or responding to someone else's question with a question. Douche. I find it a shame because I think the rest of those guys are super talented.
Speaking of guitar players who have created their own sound, James Hetfield is in that category IMO.
And you seem to appreciate music so allow me to recommend "From the Sky Down". Yes, it's about U2, but more so than that, it delves into the creative process of making an album. Their story in particular is amazing. They came off of the utter flop that was Rattle & Hum, traveled to Berlin to record Achtung Baby, almost broke up twice, completely reinvented their music and their image in the process.
I know I'm a fanboy, but wife is most certainly not and she was in awe of what went into the making of that album.
Here is a real true disgustingly talented metal drummer:
Jordan Mancino from As I Lay Dying.