BBC Newsnight on the outcome of the G8 conference. Both Bono and Bob Geldof comment. Geldof summarises eloquently: ‘What happened over the last few days is bollocks.’
Herbert Grönemeyer and Bono performing Grönemeyer’s ‘Mensch’ (lyrics) in German at the P8 festival in Rostock.
Bono also performed Redemption Song with Youssou N’Dour and Bob Geldof, You Never Give Me Your Money / Carry That Weight with Youssou N’Dour, Bob Geldof, and the Toten Hosen’s Campino, and Get Up Stand Up with Youssou N’Dour and Bob Geldof.
AOL.de has the P8 concert up for your viewing pleasure.
Bono and Larry have talked to U2.com about their work with Danny Lanois and Brian Eno in Fez, Morocco.
Lanois and Eno are known for their production work, but this time things are a little different as the two have joined the band to write songs, rather than produce. Says Larry: ‘It’s the first time we’ve worked with Brian and Dan in a purely songwriting capacity, so it’s very different, quite experimental and kind of liberating because of that…’ Here come the warm jets, anyone?
Bono is quick to add they don’t know where these songs will end up: ‘We have no plans for the music yet, we’re just going to make it until we can’t not put it out!’
To find out what Eno thinks of the Arabic world and its music, read this interview with him in The Guardian (via atu2blog).