Bono and The Edge appeared on BBC’s Friday Night with Jonathan Ross (recorded on Thursday) where they were confronted with old footage of them appearing on RTE television performing “Street Missions” and tried to answer the question why so many people are annoyed by them and Bono in particular. “I can be pretty annoying,” said Bono, and suggested “There’s an ecstatic quality to our music, and it can annoy people.”
For their fourth performance on Letterman, U2 picked two older songs, playing ‘Beautiful Day’ for the broadcast and continuing with Vertigo, just for the studio audience.
The fifth track off of No Line on the Horizon album, “I’ll Go Crazy If I Don’t Go Crazy Tonight”, is played live for the first time on the David Letterman show Wednesday night. This is the third night of U2’s week long appearance on the Letterman show.
Bono, The Edge, Larry and Adam also took part in show’s tradition of a Top Ten list. Tonight’s list was “Things U2 Have Learned Over the Years”. The highlight was The Edge’s handling of one of his Top Ten items.
Edge’s line was “Cool Name: The Edge; Uncool Name: The Itch”. Instead, The Edge substituted uncool name “The Itch” for “Sting”.
Daniel Lanois will appear on a special of The View, this Tuesday May 27th, midnight on RTÉ One television (Ireland).
Lanois is currently working on U2’s new album in Dublin and the South of France,and will talk to presenter John Kelly about the influences that have shaped his influential musical career.