A St Patrick's Day poll has voted U2 as the best Irish musicians of all time. But who else made the cut, and who topped the 'worst ever' list?
Posted on Mar 19, 2012 02:28 pm
U2 have been voted the great Irish musicians of all time in a new poll.
Gigwise conducted the poll to celebrate St Patrick's Day, in which Van Morrison and Snow Patrol took the second and third spots.
It also ranked the worst Irish musicians of all time. Boyzone and Westlife, two boybands who were popular in the UK and Ireland through the 1990s and early 2000s, were considered the worst. Thin Lizzy was voted the 4th worst, followed by The Cranberries.
We recently reported on U2 bassist Adam Clayton suing the Bank of Ireland and an accountancy firm, claiming damages after his former assistant allegedly "misappropriated" 4.8 million ($6.3 million) of funds. In fact, the assistant is believed to be charged with 184 counts after complaints from Clayton.
Meanwhile, U2 continue to prepare an album to follow 2009's "No Line On The Horizon".
Here's the full list:
Best Irish musicians of all time:
2. Van Morrison
3. Snow Patrol
4. Two Door Cinema Club
5. Nadine Coyle
Worst Irish musicians of all time:
3. Shane MacGowan
4. Thin Lizzy
5. The Cranberries
Do you agree with the list? Would U2 win your vote? Let us know in the comments.