Bono recently revealed that Apple is forcing U2’s album Songs about innocence on any iPhone user in the world could actually have been more painful for him than it was for listeners.
While U2 has been one of the biggest bands in the world for decades, its lead singer admitted during an interview The Hollywood Reporter‘s Price talk podcast that he finds most of their music scary. “I’ve been in the car since one of our songs came on the radio and I’ve been the color of, as we say in Dublin, the scarlet,” he said. “I’m just so embarrassed.” But he added that there are still some hits that can be salvaged in their extensive discography. “The one I can listen to the most is ‘Miss Sarajevo’ with Luciano Pavarotti. Really, most of the others make me cringe a little bit,” he said, admitting that he is “probably proudest” of the song ” Vertigo ”.
And it’s not just the tracklist he regrets, Bono said he was also seriously against the band’s name when they first came up with it. In the end, their first manager, Paul McGuinness, convinced the singer to keep it, calling it “fantastic” and insisting that it would “look good on a t-shirt, a letter and a number.” But apparently the name has still not grown on him. “I also did not realize that The Beatles was a bad pun,” he said. “In our head, it was like the spy plane, the submarine. It was futuristic … It turned out to suggest this kind of consent – no, I do not like that name. I still do not really like the name.” He added: “I think U2 are pushing the boat out of embarrassment quite a bit, and maybe this is the place to be as an artist – you know, right on the edge of your level of embarrassment.”
Bono’s musical regrets are not only limited to his band, but also his own singing ability. “I’ve only become a singer recently,” he said. “Maybe it hasn’t happened yet to some people’s ears, and I understand that.” He even remembered a time when the late singer Robert Palmer told U2’s bassist Adam Clayton in the ’80s, “God, would you ever tell your singer that he should just take the keys down a little bit? He would do himself a favor, his voice a favor, and he would do us all a favor to listen to him. ” Bono agreed with that assessment, explaining: “I was thinking out of my body. I did not think of singing. I was not really thinking about changing keys. Have we ever changed a key? “
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