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I cringe when I hear U2 songs on the radio and I can’t understand the band’s name, says Bono

BONO says that listening to his own music makes him “blush” and that he hates his band’s name.

The U2 hitmaker, 61, says he “cringe” when his hits play on the radio and he tries to listen to his own voice.

Bono says he's not a fan of the band name U2, which they settled on in 1978

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Bono says he’s not a fan of the band name U2, which they settled on in 1978Credit: Getty Images
Bono says he's'bright red' after some of his iconic hits

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Bono says he’s ‘bright red’ after some of his iconic hitsCredit: Getty Images – Getty

Bono “The person I can listen to the most is Miss Sarajevo and Luciano Pavarotti,” said. Genuine, most of the others make me cringe a bit.

“Although Vertigo is probably the person I am most proud of. That’s how it connects with the crowd.”

He added: “I was in the car when one of our songs was on the radio and I took the color of it, as we say in Dublin, bright red. I just feel so embarrassed. ”

Bono jokes about Podcast Chat Awards that he’s not the only one having problems with his voice.

He said the late British singer Robert Palmer, best known for Addicted to Love among other songs, said to Clayton in the 1980s: “’God, did you ever tell your singer to just need to? lower the key a little no, he’ll do himself a favor and he’ll do all of us who have to listen to him’.

“But I was thinking out of my body. I don’t think about singing. I didn’t really think about changing the key. Have we ever changed a key? “.

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Forming in his teens in the 70s, Bono says the band has had a long musical career that has grown.

The singer added: “I think U2 pushes the boat out of embarrassment quite a bit and maybe that’s where to be as an artist, you know right on the edge of your embarrassment.

“And the lyrics as well, I feel that on Boy and other albums it’s outlined with very original and original material, but I don’t think I’ve filled in the details, and I look back. and I go ‘God’.”

Originally known as the Larry Mullen Band, the quartet was known as the Feedback for a time. Immediately after their first performance, they became The Hype before switching to the U2 name in 1978.

UNFAIR-PLAY

While The Edge guitarist, bassist Adam Clayton and drummer Larry Mullen Jr currently like the name, Bono said he is still struggling with it.

He said: “I am not yet. I really don’t. But I had late dyslexia. I also didn’t realize that The Beatles were a bad play on words.

“In our heads, it was like a spy plane, a U-boat, it was from the future – as it turns out to imply this kind of satisfaction, no, I don’t like the name. I still don’t really like the name.

“Paul McGuinness, our first manager, said, ‘Look, that’s a great name, it would look good on a t-shirt, a letter and a number’.”

Bono recently made his feature film debut in an animated adventure, Sing 2. The famous musician even wrote a song for the film, which is expected to receive an Oscar.

The Edge and Bono perform on stage during U2's iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE tour at Madison Square Garden on July 18, 2015 in New York City.

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The Edge and Bono perform on stage during U2’s iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE tour at Madison Square Garden on July 18, 2015 in New York City.Credit: Getty – Contributor

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