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'Still in our high school band...'

Introducing Edge and Bono at the iHeartRadio Awards, Pharrell Williams paid tribute to U2 - not just for redefining music, but for 'reinventing' it
"These are the type of guys that if they see a problem, they don't just sing about it, they do their best to fix it. This is a band of activists."

"I guess a band still using bass, guitar and drums, all those years after rock and roll was invented, doesn't sound so innovative," said Bono. “But, it turns out rock and roll has more to do with spirit than flesh." 

"The thing that might be the most innovative about our band is we are a real band," added Edge. "We are still in our high school band."

They dedicated the award to the artists who continue to innovate in difficult circumstances, in "places around the world where making music is a crime, where you can go to jail for expressing an opinion."

U2, said iHeartMedia's John Sykes,  is a band of activists, not only in music but in politics, popular culture and human rights. "They began as a punk band and that attitude still runs strong throughout their songwriting, albums and live performances. They will never stop testing the limits, and that's why we are honored to recognize them with this Innovator Award."

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garyu2
10 April, 2016
The Best - For good REASONS
Well done boys AGAIN and AGAIN, Gazza
VINNIEKILDUFF
08 April, 2016
Congratulations U2!
One more Award for a Wonderful Hard Working Band!
pedrovilhena
06 April, 2016
Congratulations
My four friends. Pride!
PauloSilva
05 April, 2016
u2 always
the boys are the best band ever..congratulations u2,,we love u2 ever,,love from portugal
ReachSoHigh
04 April, 2016
Band of Brothers
Just like Guinness, U2 is good for you
lassche
04 April, 2016
From the Underground Oldenzaal Town,
Congratulations U2 For Winning this Award! Love and Light, Detlev Lassche. Better Knowing as The Vertigo Hunter. Miss You Sugar. . .. ... ....
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