April 15, 2009

When Bono Looks At The World...In Eyeliner

The above photo credit: U2 Interference.

From The West Australian:
Bono thinks he looks “sexy” in eyeliner.

The U2 frontman has started wearing thick black eye makeup under his coloured glasses because it makes him look like Elvis.

He said: “I thought I looked very sexy in eye make-up. It’s a new character I’m trying out. I was calling him Elvis’s dead brother, Jesse - which maybe is in poor taste. It’s still in development! I started just messing with it a few weeks ago.”

The 48-year-old singer has a knack for stealing the limelight from the band, but that doesn’t mean they listen to what he says.

Drummer Larry Mullen Jr said: “People think we’ve all got beepers on, and it’s like, ‘Bono’s had a thought! Oh, f**k! Get out your beeper!’”

He claims the other members of U2 spend a lot of time talking Bono out of his hare-brained schemes.

Larry said: “I think if Bono had his way, we’d probably be recording and playing for Africa, that’s how he thinks. Just take everything and give it all. It doesn’t work like that.

“We spend a lot of time trying to hold Bono back from doing the maddest things possible. I just don’t understand where he gets the energy.”



  1. Thanks for sharing! I had a good laugh at Larry's comments (not teh drummer himself, of course). :P

  2. The things we do to get noticed, and I bet the feeling of inadequacy gets multiplied a thousand times in show business. God help the little boy, actually I am sure He is!

  3. Bono has talked about what it's like to be a lead singer in a rock band, living a public life and the need he has to be on the stage. If you listen to MOFO, from POP, the lyrics deal with his stardom and his "needs", as he questions who he really is, balancing the insecurities with confidence.