Bono’s May 16 appearance on the Charlie Rose show. Hour-long interview below:
Bono and Mary J. Blige performed together at the Robin Hood Foundation’s Benefit Gala in New York City on May 13. Video of One and Moment of Surrender below:
Scatter o’ Light says: Thumbs up on the Vox and the Hair x 2.
A How To Dismantle An Atomic Bomb promo tour classic. Performances and interview:
It goes like this:
Sometimes You Can’t Make It On Your Own (19:49)
I Will Follow (25:00)
Stand Up You Miserable Bastard (28:56)
An interview on German TV from 2000. Interesting conversation. Primarily about the making of All That You Can’t Leave Behind. Featuring “wonderful Bone-o and wonderful Larry Mullen Jr.” in parts 1 and 2 and Edge and Adam in parts 3 and 4.
I like the conversation in the clip below about the interviewer Charlotte Roche’s favorite song on that album, Stuck in a Moment.
In the beginning of the second video clip (below) from the interview, Bone-o requests the start of a movement to change the pronunciation of his name in Germany from Bone-o to Bono. It is suggested he change the spelling to Bonno. Bonno gives a good explanation of what Pop was all about. And Larry mentions this newbie band he is into called COLDPLAY. I also like Larry’s Edge story in response to the last question (10:30 in or so).
Here are Adam and Edge (below). Note that it is mentioned that the band had something like 100 songs in the works for this album, too. Edge: “I have to say we didn’t finish a hundred songs. We had a hundred ideas. Some of them were literally like three bars of something we were interested in.”
I’d try to give more highlights but I’m too distracted by the guitar player’s shirt.
U2 auctioning off the Disco Bus. “Buy our bus, disco bus.” (Blurry but recommended.)
Related - Bono and Larry interviewed on the Disco Bus (4 part interview):
Elevation Tour Flashback:
U2 last played* In God’s Country back in 2001 on the Elevation tour. So many other memorable things were going on during that tour, it’s easy to forget that they even played this. They played it at three different shows at the end of the Elevation tour – Phoenix, Miami and Dallas – as per U2gigs database. (Miami and Dallas videos below.)
In God’s Country. Dallas, November 25, 2001. (above)
In God’s Country. Elevation Tour, Miami, December 2, 2001. (below)
You might be a U2 fan if all you’re doing right now is complaining to yourself that they played it acoustic.
* (Not counting snippets).
“It’s sort of odd in a way for me to be doing this…”
“We intend to make records until people are entirely sick of U2,” says long-time ago Bono in clip 2 below.
Friday flashback: This MTV video, U2 Fire and Desire, features interview clips from throughout the 80s, but the main focus is on Rattle and Hum era. Some good sound bites. (Aired as sort of a Rattle and Hum promo originally it seems.)