Remember that U2.com/MSN Q&A thing? Well, Jo Whiley’s talked to U2, asking them YOUR questions between 8 and 9 pm GMT today. U2achtung.com is offering the full interview as a download in three parts: Part 1, 2, 3. Some high lights:
Bono: “On Achtung Baby we didnt know where the walls were… and then on Pop we actually ran into some walls”.
Bono (to Larry and Adam) “Edge came in with a cd of a new song that’s provisionally called “Full Metal Jacket”. It’s the roughest… it’s the mother of all rock and roll songs, a remarkable guitar thing. It’s a reason to make a record. Edge is singing on it.”
Edge: “This week my favourite song is Running to Standstill”
Bono: “Are you on the smack, are you?”
Most important moment in their lives:
Adam: “My own birth, preceded by my conception nine months earlier. My own birth, I’m still getting over it.”
Edge: “The birth of my kids.”
Bono: “Getting married.”
Larry: “When the Irish government had a backlog in the 70s and gave out drivers’ licenses… it meant I could drive.”
The Edge: “I was in Los Angeles, Venice Beach, for Halloween and I dressed up like “The Edge” with a guitar and went out on the street. People were going ‘you’re really like him, you’re a little short, but you’re really really like him'”.