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McCormick, Neil 1961-

Works: 7 works in 54 publications in 12 languages and 1,684 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Drama  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Comedy films  Film adaptations  Fiction  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: ML421.U2, 782.421660922
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Neil McCormick
Most widely held works by Neil McCormick
U2 by U2 by U2 (Musical group)( Book )

26 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in 10 languages and held by 1,184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1975, four teenagers gathered in a kitchen in Dublin to discuss forming a band. The drum kit just about fit into the room, the lead guitarist had a homemade guitar, the bassist could barely play at all and nobody wanted to sing. Over thirty years later, they are still together, bound by intense loyalty, passionate idealism and a relentless belief in the power of rock and roll to change the world. U2 have sold over 130 million albums, revolutionized live performance all over the world, spearheaded political campaigns and made music that defines the age we live in. From the anarchic days of their Seventies punk origins, through their Eighties ascent to superstardom, the dark post-modern ironies of the Nineties and their 21st-century resurgence as rock's biggest and boldest band, this is a tale of faith, love, drama, family, birth, death, survival, conflict, crises, creativity--and a lot of laughter.--From publisher description
U2 x U2 by Neil McCormick( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Killing Bono by Nick Hamm( Visual )

4 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in French and English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais adapt journalist Neil McCormick's autobiography for the big screen with this Irish rock 'n' roll comedy. Ben Barnes and Robert Sheehan star as Neil and Ivan McCormick, two brothers who form a band in Dublin in the late 1970s with the dream of becoming internationally famous rock stars. Unfortunately, they are quickly overshadowed by their schoolfriend Bono, who has started a band of his own: U2. The McCormick brothers must now stand helplessly on the sidelines of greatness as they watch their old rival soar into the musical stratosphere. Krysten Ritter, Pete Postlethwaite and Marty McCann co-star
Killing Bono by Neil McCormick( Book )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Some are born great. Some achieve greatness. Some have greatness thrust upon them. And some have the misfortune to go to school with Bono. Everyone wants to be famous. But as a young punk in Dublin in the 1970s, Neil McCormick's ambitions went way beyond mere pop stardom. It was his destiny to be a veritable Rock God. He had it all worked out: the albums, the concerts, the quest for world peace. There was only one thing he hadn't counted on. The boy sitting on the other side of the classroom had plans of his own. Killing Bono is a story of divergent lives. As Bono and his band U2 ascended to global superstardom, his school friend Neil scorched a burning path in quite the opposite direction. Bad drugs, weird sex, bizarre haircuts: Neil experienced it all in his elusive quest for fame. But sometimes it is life's losers who have the most interesting tales to tell. Featuring guest appearances by the Pope, Bob Dylan, and a galaxy of stars, Killing Bono offers an extremely funny, startlingly candid, and strangely moving account of a life lived in the shadows of superstardom. "The problem with knowing you is that you've done everything I ever wanted to," Neil once complained to his famous friend. "I'm your doppelganger," Bono replied. "If you want your life back, you'll have to kill me." Now there was a thought
Killing Bono mein Leben im Schatten des Superstars by Neil McCormick( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in German and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

U2 Por U2 : Bono, the Edge, Adam Clayton, Larry Mullen Jr. by Neil McCormick( Book )

2 editions published in 2006 in Spanish and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Audience Level
Audience Level
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.29 (from 0.22 for U2 by U2 / ... to 1.00 for I was Bono ...)

U2 x U2
Alternative Names
Mac Cormick Neil 1961-....

MacCormick Neil 1961-....

Mc Cormick Neil 1961-....

Neil McCormick author about U2

U2 x U2Killing BonoI was Bono's doppelg(C)Þnger