We just chatted to Steven Tyler ahead of his visit to SA next week and he totally invited us backstage!

VOTE AND WIN: You could win an iPad Mini by voting for your favourite local celeb in the Channel24 Awards!

Bono worried about U2's legacy

2011-09-13 22:13
 
Los Angeles - Bono worries U2 will be remembered as a "very good" band rather than a "great" one.

The rockers are unveiling a new documentary, From The Sky Down, which focuses on their struggles to cope after poor reviews for their sixth album Rattle and Hum, and while they have gone on to become one of the biggest bands in the world, frontman Bono worries about their legacy.

He told RollingStone.com: "I found it a little humiliating to realise that we were so inept and these days we're a better band.

"We've learned our craft - and therein lies the huge danger, which is there's a giant chasm between the very good and the great, and U2 right now has a danger of surrendering to the very good."

However, after criticism for Rattle and Hum led to infighting between the group - which also includes guitarist The Edge, drummer Larry Mullen Jr. and bassist Adam Clayton - director Davis Guggenheim claims their single One "saved" the band.

'Goose bumps'

Bono said: "Making Achtung Baby is the reason we're here now."

Davis explained: "The movie has this pretty long section where you hear them write One - and it's goose bumps.

"The writing of that song really saved the band. They had come out of the height of Joshua Tree as the biggest band in the world. Rattle and Hum was a disaster from their point of view, a lot of bad reviews - they weren't happy with what they had become.

"They take that bridge section out of Mysterious Ways and they go back into the room at Hansa. They write a song on the fly in a matter of minutes. One is written and the band is saved and we have all that on tape."


- BangShowBiz

NEXT ON CHANNEL24X

Your handy weekend gig guide

2014-11-21 17:00

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
2 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining
 

Recent News

Your handy weekend gig guide

2014-11-21 17:00

It’s the weekend and whether you want to party like a rock star or just chill, there’s something for everyone happening this weekend. Read More »

Guns N' Roses will be the subject of a new movie, their biographer Marc Canters has confirmed. Read More »

inside channel 24

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.