Larry Mullen Jr.

Irish drummer, member of the rock group U2

Larry Mullen Junior (born 31 October 1961) is an Irish drummer. He is a member of the rock band U2. Mullen was born in Dublin, Ireland.

Larry Mullen, Jr.
Mullen in 2006
Mullen in 2006
Background information
Birth nameLaurence[1] Joseph Mullen, Jr.
Born (1961-10-31) 31 October 1961 (age 62)
OriginArtane, Dublin, Ireland
GenresRock, post-punk, alternative rock
Occupation(s)Musician, songwriter, actor
InstrumentsDrums, percussion, vocals, synthesiser
Years active1976–present

Besides U2, Larry has worked with other musicians, including: Nanci Griffith, Daniel Lanois, Emmylou Harris, Robbie Robertson, Paul Brady and B.B. King. Because of the Irish National Football team's bid for the World Cup in 1990, Mullen co-wrote and co-produced the anthem "Put 'Em Under Pressure." He also worked with U2's Adam Clayton on the theme for the 1996 movie Mission: Impossible. Mullen and Clayton joined with Mike Mills and Michael Stipe of R.E.M. to form the group "Automatic Baby" for Bill Clinton's Presidential inauguration in 1993 at MTV's Inaugural Ball.


  1. Edge, Adam Clayton, Larry Mullen Jr. (9 October 2007). U2 by U2. HarperCollins. ISBN 978-0-06-077674-9.{{cite book}}: CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)