By Neil McCormick
Longtime good friend and reporter, Neil McCormick, unearths adolescence and today's tales approximately Bono and his band, U2.
Some are born great.
a few in achieving greatness.
a few have greatness thrust upon them.
and a few have the misfortune
to visit college with Bono.
Everyone desires to be well-known. yet as a tender punk in Dublin within the Nineteen Seventies, Neil McCormick's pursuits went manner past mere pop stardom. It was once his future to be a veritable Rock God. He had all of it labored out: the albums, the live shows, the search for international peace. there has been just one factor he hadn't counted on. The boy sitting at the different part of the study room had plans of his own.
Killing Bono is a narrative of divergent lives. As Bono and his band U2 ascended to worldwide superstardom, his institution buddy Neil scorched a burning direction in on the contrary path. undesirable medicines, bizarre intercourse, extraordinary haircuts: Neil skilled all of it in his elusive quest for repute. yet occasionally it's life's losers who've the main attention-grabbing stories to tell.
Featuring visitor appearances via the Pope, Bob Dylan, and a galaxy of stars, Killing Bono deals a really humorous, startlingly candid, and unusually relocating account of a existence lived within the shadows of superstardom.
“The challenge with understanding you is that you've got performed every thing I ever sought after to,” Neil as soon as complained to his recognized good friend. “I'm your doppelganger,” Bono spoke back. “If you will have your existence again, you will have to kill me.”
Now there has been a thought...