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Bono Is Embarrassed By His Band U2!

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We all have moments in our past lives that we look back and cringe at. But for some of us, that doesn’t mean a globally renowned rock band that still has a massive fan following. Bono (Paul David Hewson), the lead vocalist for the band U2, is opening up about how he’s actually embarrassed by old songs from U2. In fact, he isn’t a big fan of the band’s name as well.

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Bono isn’t a big fan of U2 as we are apparently

With The Hollywood Reporter’s Awards Chatter podcast, Bono shares that he actually “cringes” at some of U2’s old songs and vocals. He also doesn’t like the name U2 either.

“I’ve been in the car when one of our songs has come on the radio and I’ve been the color, as we say in Dublin, scarlet. I’m just so embarrassed. I do think U2 pushes out the boat on embarrassment quite a lot, and maybe that’s the place to be as an artist — you know, right at the edge of your level of embarrassment. And the lyrics as well. I feel that on Boy and other albums, it was sketched out, very unique and original material. But I don’t think I filled in the details.”

With the exception of one song ‘Vertigo’, Bono shares that he doesn’t like to hear himself sing. It makes him cringe as well as the name of the band itself.

“In our head, it was like the spy plane, U-boat. It was futuristic, as it turned out to imply this kind of acquiescence. No, I don’t like that name. I still don’t really like the name.”

Bono did emphasize that the criticism around the band was based on himself and has no problem with his bandmates. U2 consists of Bono, the Edge, Larry Mullen Jr., and Adam Clayton. Bono called his bandmates incredible musicians and had nothing but kind words to say about them.

In regards to his own voice, Bono says:

“I just found the voice very strained and kind of not macho and my Irish macho was kind of strained by that. A big discovery for me was listening to the Ramones and hearing the beautiful kind of sound of Joey Ramone and realizing I didn’t have to be that rock-and-roll singer. But I only became a singer recently. Maybe it hasn’t happened yet for some people’s ears, and I understand that.”

Despite Bono’s self-criticism, he still has a huge following and fanbase that would passionately disagree with him.

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