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Saw this article today, sounds like it would be a fun video.

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Re: TV host James Corden is lining up U2 to star on hit show Carpool Karaoke?
« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2017, 02:17:20 PM »
I liked James Corden when his show was first starting off... now it doesn't feel very genuine anymore.

But hey, anything for relavence!

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Re: TV host James Corden is lining up U2 to star on hit show Carpool Karaoke?
« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2017, 02:21:19 PM »
I hate to admit it, but I could see that working out ok...I like the show and James' humor.

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Re: TV host James Corden is lining up U2 to star on hit show Carpool Karaoke?
« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2017, 02:57:54 PM »
Good lord, no. I would like to think they would avoid that sycophantic nonsense, but knowing them these days they would probably agree to do it.

I remember the days U2 would do very little TV stuff, which perhaps made them seem self important and aloof, but I liked how it lent them a degree of mystique.

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Re: TV host James Corden is lining up U2 to star on hit show Carpool Karaoke?
« Reply #4 on: February 24, 2017, 03:28:46 PM »
If the band does it, I hope it's all four and not just Bono & Edge. The clip with Red Hot Chili Peppers was great, and the one with just Chris Martin stunk.

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Re: TV host James Corden is lining up U2 to star on hit show Carpool Karaoke?
« Reply #5 on: February 24, 2017, 03:33:41 PM »
Hell yeah the whole band though.

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Re: TV host James Corden is lining up U2 to star on hit show Carpool Karaoke?
« Reply #6 on: February 24, 2017, 03:57:01 PM »
the s*n newspaper is utter scum and whatever it has to say it can f*** off...
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Re: TV host James Corden is lining up U2 to star on hit show Carpool Karaoke?
« Reply #7 on: February 24, 2017, 04:25:09 PM »
Is Bono driving?

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Re: TV host James Corden is lining up U2 to star on hit show Carpool Karaoke?
« Reply #8 on: February 24, 2017, 04:28:23 PM »
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Is Bono driving?

No he's gonna accidentally open the door mid-drive though

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Re: TV host James Corden is lining up U2 to star on hit show Carpool Karaoke?
« Reply #9 on: February 25, 2017, 02:50:05 AM »
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the s*n newspaper is utter scum and whatever it has to say it can f*** off...
amen

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Re: TV host James Corden is lining up U2 to star on hit show Carpool Karaoke?
« Reply #10 on: February 25, 2017, 04:50:23 AM »
Hope the band says yes !

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Re: TV host James Corden is lining up U2 to star on hit show Carpool Karaoke?
« Reply #11 on: February 25, 2017, 07:30:10 AM »
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Good lord, no. I would like to think they would avoid that sycophantic nonsense, but knowing them these days they would probably agree to do it.

I remember the days U2 would do very little TV stuff, which perhaps made them seem self important and aloof, but I liked how it lent them a degree of mystique.

Back in the 90's, U2 didn't need to do TV stuff.  MTV basically did it for them.  That's how it was back then.  You made a video, MTV played it, everybody watched it, and it was the perfect advertisement to sell your album/tour/t-shirt/whatever.  By the time ATYCLB came out, that medium was largely done away with, and they had to get themselves on Letterman, Leno, SNL, etc.  It's just the way it is now. 

I look forward to this, it may show the Bono haters that he is actually a funny guy with a self-deprecating personality.

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Re: TV host James Corden is lining up U2 to star on hit show Carpool Karaoke?
« Reply #12 on: February 25, 2017, 07:59:08 AM »
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I liked James Corden when his show was first starting off... now it doesn't feel very genuine anymore.

Ditto. The whole schtick has become trite.

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Re: TV host James Corden is lining up U2 to star on hit show Carpool Karaoke?
« Reply #13 on: February 25, 2017, 11:31:39 AM »
Yup, Go back to England.

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Re: TV host James Corden is lining up U2 to star on hit show Carpool Karaoke?
« Reply #14 on: February 25, 2017, 01:24:02 PM »
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If the band does it, I hope it's all four and not just Bono & Edge. The clip with Red Hot Chili Peppers was great, and the one with just Chris Martin stunk.

Agreed. And I also hope that all four band members actually participate in the skit--not just Bono and Edge. I feel Adam and Larry have the potential to be the highlights of the skit.

I was recently watching one of the Carpool Karaoke skits and thought "I wonder if U2 would ever do this?" I quickly dismissed it because (a) I did not think James would be a fan of theirs (seems like a lot of British celebrities LOATHE U2/Coldplay/other big bands and (b) I did not think he'd be able to land a band as legendary as U2 (the only ones bigger to land would be the Rolling Stones and the remaining Beatles). It's surprising to hear that James is actually a big fan of theirs and that the band apparently are considering doing it.

Previously, James has sometimes dressed up as whoever he was doing karaoke with. For instance, when he did karaoke with Britney Spears, he wore a school girl outfit (ala her "Oops" video) and when he did karaoke with the Chili Peppers, he went nude (ala their old concerts where they were naked or close to it). I think it might be funny if James dressed up as Macphisto or another of the alter egos. At the very least, I'd expect him to show up dressed like Bono (leather jacket, glasses) but it'd be funny to see him go a step further with that.