Bono reveals Lynott’s in it

Stuart Clark dimantles the bomb with Bono and assorted party guests at Paul McGuinness’ house in the current issue of Hot Press magazine.

Bono’s most interesting revelation concerning the new album, besides the confession that ‘Crumbs’ (“Full of spleen about the church and its refusal to hear God’s voice on the AIDS emergency.”) is one of the band’s most vicious songs, is the surprising origin of one of the song ‘A Man and A Woman’:

“No one would know it, but I’m about to show you where this song came from – where it was stolen from…”

I’m going to sing it in a Phil Lynott voice and you’ll get it. This is Thin Lizzy. Listen…” (Bono starts singing)

“People won’t see where it comes from. They won’t get it. But that’s it. It’s Thin Lizzy. (…) It’s a song for adults, for people who have been together for a long time and who are still together.”

Unfortunately, the full article is only available to paying customers.