'Greatest Act'

24 Oct 201150
The band and Paul McGuinness were at the Grosvenor House Hotel on London's Park Lane for the 2011 Q Awards this afternoon.

As the UK music monthly marked its  25th anniversary there were lots of old friends  present to pick up awards, including Snow Patrol ('Classic Song'), Coldplay ('Best Act In The World Today') and Noel Gallagher ('Q Icon').

Bono, Edge, Adam and Larry were all on stage to hear readers had voted them 'Greatest Act Of The Last 25 Years'.

'I remember back before Q.' said Edge. 'It was, 'Thou shall not go platinum, thou shall not go to America... Q changed all that.'

The award was 'humbling, added Bono, 'If the Clash were up here, we'd be carrying their gear.'

Check out all the other winners over at Q.

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nkokic
Amazing the Edge
Great award for great people! Thank you for being around. love natasa
marlex2
U R the best!
No surprise to us fans that you got this award, but we love the fact that you guys are always so humble and nice about getting awards. Congratulations and keep us posted on what's going on with the band and new songs!!!
Peter Rabit
The Greatest Band On Earth!
Larry, Adam, Edge & Bono, congratulations from your American fans!!! You guys have totally earned and deserve this award, along with many others. Keep up the great work, can't wait to hear your new material.
mssarajevo
YEAHHHHHHHHHHH
Congrats U2!! You definitely deserve the award!!! Lots of love always
Chilly40
Pound for Pound the Greatest Act
Over 25 yrs of memorable music and art, you've been part of my generation and my kids as well. No other Act has ever been able to produce Live Concerts in a way that you do... You are the Greatest...
Elevated
What a gracious Edge.
A big award for a gigantic honour. Congratulations.
katgirl64
U2 4 Ever
Congrats to the best band in the world! No other deserves this award more than U2! They have been my ultimate favorite since the 80's and I don't listen to any other music.
rgeib
Of course!
Continued validation that's deserved but hopefully not needed... you will always be the greatest to us!!!
Shannon387
Congrats!!!
Congrats guys!! A very well deserved award. Thank you for all of the fantastic music you've given us all.
evhout
Yep indeed who else
Congratulations! They totally deserved this award! A fan from the early days...
emimasia
Congrat!
thank you for giving us a great life!!
sersebastian
Felicitaciones amigos
Is Beautiful DAY ! and Band! YES !!
travlinman
Congrats the U2...
Edge is looking like a rock'n'roll priest with his dog collar and studly stole!
jana26
congrats guys!
definitely most deserved!
guasto
Magnificent!!!
Congratulations from your biggest fan. You guys deserve it!!! Love You forever!!!
Congratulations!!!!
We will always support you.... thank you guys for being the best band in the world in our lifetime!!!
wheredowegofromhere
Congratulations!
Congrats! You guys deserve it!
belfastranger
who else?
well done guys on this award.but really there was only ever going to be one winner!!!!!
norwaylad
Well done lads
Proud to be a U2 fan, very happy for the band , and the fans.
HeloisaK
Brilliant!!
They totally deserved this award!! They are brilliant!! Edge is great!
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