Do other bands have crew members who are as popular as U2’s longtime roadies? Edge’s guitar tech, Dallas Schoo now has a website dedicated all to himself. The first ever Dallas Schoo website debuts today on the eve of his birthday (Nov. 20th). Check out the interviews, equipment details, resume and message board.
Bono and The Edge were in playful spirits at the “Peter and the Wolf” exhibit launch in Dublin last week, as these photos show. At the launch, Gavin Friday explained to the media how Bono and his daughters got involved in the Peter and the Wolf project.
“I was actually out in Bono’s for lunch and the kids were going mental as kids do on a Sunday,” said Friday. “I had a rough mix of the recording and I put it on to see if the children liked it and if they related to it — and they all loved it, especially my godchild Eve. And two months later, Bono, Jordan and Eve were painting away for the book.”
Adam Clayton made a special appearance on RTE’s New Year’s Eve show to help retired broadcaster Gay Byrne donate the Harley Davidson motorcycle given to him by U2 in 1999 to charity.
The motorcycle will be auctioned on the internet at www.gaybyrneharleyauction.com to benefit the Crumlin Hospital for Sick Children. All bidders must pledge a nonrefundable EUR500 toward the fundraiser before being allowed to bid. The winning bidder will receive a letter from Byrne and a photograph of Byrne, Bono, and Larry Mullen Jr. with the Harley.
On the New Year’s Eve show, Byrne and Clayton chatted about Clayton’s recent trip to Nepal and what’s in store for U2 in 2003.
“We’re doing another record, and we’ll be doing another tour,” Clayton said.
Video of Clayton’s appearance on the show is located at the auction site.