Bono ushered in an introspection triggered by celebrity life, and admitted to questioning whether it was “normal,” in his autobiography Surrender.
he is the U2 frontman who opened up about it all in an interview with Brendan O’Connor on RTÉ Radio on Saturday morning and admitted that he has wondered why he needs to be “favored on the scale”. large scale”.
Bono admits it may have been due to a lack of attention from his father, Brendan, when he was young.
“There are two ways to turn a great stadium singer into a young boy. You can tell them all they do is worth hearing… or you can just ignore them, and that worked a lot more for me, it turns out,” Bono said.
He later explained that his father didn’t really ignore him but rather, “he was just a Leather Irishman at the time, but a Leather Irishman with a lot of things on his mind, his heart. and his soul.”
This involved the sudden and tragic death of his mother, Iris, as well as the later revelation that his cousin Scott was actually his brother because his father had a child with another woman.
Bono admits that his mother’s death has deeply affected him and instilled in him a “defeat”.
Iris died after she suffered an aneurysm at the funeral of her own father, Bono’s grandfather.
“When my grandfather was lowered to the ground, my mother fainted, we think. But she had an aneurysm,” he said.
“And that was really the last conversation I had with her, that morning. So yeah, unusual.
“It was a very close family and yes, I remember the pain of that family and it certainly made an impression on me,” Bono said.
Bono said he wrote Surrender because he had “a lot of things to explain – to myself, my family and my friends”.
“To tell them what I did with my life and in the case of my family, with their lives, because they finally allowed me to leave as an artist or an activist. action or whatever you want to call what I did,” Bono said.
Bono admits he has a rock star ego and jokes, “What good is Rockstar without a messianic complex?”. The Dubliner said trust plays an important role in his life and he uses it to control any ego.
“I think it’s worth questioning why you need 25,000 people shouting ‘I love you’ to feel like a normal person,” Bono said.
He says he was born a little “fisted” ready for a fight but the title of the book Surrender is a nod to the need to switch away from that mindset in the second half of life.
Although U2 has been famous around the world for decades, Bono says they are far from done and will likely have something special to announce soon, including new music and a big show. in Las Vegas.
“I hope it will be ready but then I can’t announce Vegas, you have to shoot me. But if it happens, I can promise you it won’t be like anything you’ve ever seen in Las Vegas or anywhere else. It will be the most extraordinary thing [thing] if it comes out. Like Grand Madness x100,” said Bono.
https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/why-do-you-need-25000-people-screaming-i-love-you-to-feel-normal-bono-on-the-life-of-a-rockstar-42121180.html ‘Why do you need 25,000 people shouting “I love you” to feel normal? ” – Bono about the life of a rock star