Scroll to 26 minutes into the show to see Jann Wenner, editor of Rolling Stone, interviewed on the Charlie Rose show. When asked if The Beatles were the greatest band of all time, Jann Wenner agrees they were the greatest studio band but that he thinks The Rolling Stones were the greatest band. He then adds U2 have the greatest live show:
“Now, in terms of a live show, U2 has got the greatest live show. U2 has become more relevant, to what’s going on. You go to a U2 show, and they’re singing songs that they wrote just last week or two years ago… they are about contemporary events.
Bono’s up there… it’s a religious experience. You come to a section in the U2 show, where Bono puts on a blindfold as if he’s a prisoner of Abu Ghraib with his hands over his head, with a Muslim crescent, a Star of David, and a cross over his head… and starts talking about… it’s like
seeing Martin Luther King… it’s mesmerizing. Between that and the fact that their music is much more modern and based on electronics and echo… things that works much better in a large venue. They really… that’s the show to see… that’s the show”
(Via mailing list, thx to Dan)