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Offline Bono in Bonolands

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Re: 5 star review
« Reply #75 on: February 17, 2009, 02:11:28 AM »
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have just read this from U2EXIT.com :

U2 have hit back at critics who attack frontman Bono for his crusading attempts to bring about political change.

Guitarist The Edge tells NME that the band still supports Bono even though he has become a much-derided hate figure in the press.

“As his mates, you don’t like to see him take the custard pies of journalists around the world. .. You have to understand that the man actually wants to save people’s lives!”

“I think people hate it when others get above their station. So the idea that a lowly singer in a band would be walking through the corridors of power, talking to world leaders, people go, ‘How come he’s doing that?’

He reveals he tried to discourage Bono from spending time with former US President George W Bush but to no avail.

“He wears his heart on his sleeve, he speaks his mind. So, hanging out with George W Bush – which he knew was uncool, deeply unpopular in certain quarters – he knew for his own reasons that it would get results. And he was right.”

“The amount of extra American investment in African development that occurred during that administration, compared to even the Clinton administration, was huge.”

“A large part of why that happened was because Bono was willing to be in the photographs, take the meetings and make it a popular issue.”

The latest issue of NME is on sale tomorrow (Wednesday).

- Metro.co.uk

Great response from the the Edge and it shows a real turn around by NME. Man has everyone chilled out these days.

NME used to be the main ones persecuting Bono.

Now they are on board with the defence for Bono.

Man the World can CHANGE after all!

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Re: 5 star review
« Reply #76 on: February 17, 2009, 06:25:58 AM »
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NME used to be the main ones persecuting Bono.

Man the World can CHANGE after all!

Always good to know that Bono's chief persecutors are easing off  :)