Bono jokes his sunglasses stop him from shooting lasers from his eyes

Bono jokes his sunglasses stop him from shooting lasers from his eyes

He also lamented his ’80s mullet and apologized for his stage name.


Bono has climbed the highest mountains and run through the fields, but he still couldn’t escape a few slipups throughout the years.

First, his unique eyewear. He read from a cue card Colbert had given to him, “I’d like you to apologize for wearing sunglasses.” “You see, when I take them off, I shoot lasers out of my eyes like Cyclops from the X-Men. ”

Unfortunately, the “With or Without You” singer isn’t actually a member of the Marvel superhero squad in his downtime between releasing Grammy-winning records. Bono explained the real reason he sports shades in a 2014 appearance on The Graham Norton Show: He’s battled with the eye disease glaucoma for more than 20 years. He is also aware of the false promises made by the band. “Our 2004 album How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb does not actually contain instructions as to how to dismantle an atomic bomb,” he said, holding back laughter, on The Late Show. “Just 11 really great songs. “

Bono continued, “I’m sorry, because after we released [the 1984 album] The Unforgettable Fire, I totally forgot about the fire. “

And finally, he waved his white flag at his bandmates. He jokingly said, “Adam Clayton Jr. and Larry Mullen Jr. I’m sorry that you’re stuck working alongside guys who call themselves Bono or the Edge.” “I didn’t know we could just use our real identities. ”

NEW YORK – NOVEMBER 3: The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and musical guest Bono during Thursdays November 3, 2022 show. (Photo by Scott Kowalchyk/CBS via Getty Images)

Bono discusses his new memoir, ‘Surrender,’ on ‘The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. ‘

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There is one thing Bono admitted he’ll never forgive himself for, though: flaunting a mullet in the ’80s. “It upsets me,” he told Colbert. “We’re all dealing —,, you know?” “

“In the decade taste forgot, the ’80s, the mullet was a kind of David Bowie lab experiment that went wrong,” he explained. We all thought we would get it like David Bowie. It didn’t look like that. It’s not right for a man to look like his hair has been combed, I think.

While Bono may have been in business, he doesn’t really want to party when he looks at his hair. Can you imagine Live Aid, one the most amazing moments in anyone’s lives, as a concert fighting famine that was organized by my friend Bob Geldof and Queen, and broadcast around the world by all of us? I look back at that moment and think, “Oh, bad hair day.” ‘”

Bono did genuinely apologize for one mishap in an excerpt of his book recently published in The Guardian: giving everyone a free copy on U2’s 13th album, Songs of Innocence, on iTunes in 2014.

I take full responsibility,” he wrote. “Not Guy O. not Edge, Adam, Larry, Tim Cook, or Eddy Cue. I thought that if we could just make our music accessible to people, they might be more inclined to reach out towards it. Not quite. One social media wisecracker said, “Wake up this morning to see Bono in my kitchen, drinking coffee, wearing my dressing dress, and reading my paper.” Or, less kind, ‘The free U2 album is overpriced.’ Mea culpa. ”

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