Back in November on a Sunday, Bloody Sunday,
severely injured himself from a bike accident in Central Park. The singer has pretty much been silent about his broken collar bone since then, but he celebrated the New Year by breaking his silence. The singer wrote a long essay detailing the things he cares about from A to Z, and buried within the letter I is that his guitar playing days might be over. He said, “Recovery has been more difficult than I thought… As I write this, it is not clear that I will ever play guitar again.” Then he added. “The band have reminded me that neither they nor Western civilization are depending on this.” Am I the only person who didn’t realize he played the guitar and I saw U2 live.
Hopefully, with time, he will recover and be the old musician that he was before the accident. Even if he isn’t, his powerful voice will continue on.
Bono is not having a good week. First, the door on his plane fell off while it was up in the air, and over the weekend he hurt his arm. U2‘s other band members announced the news on their website. They said, “It looks like we will have to do our Tonight Show residency another time – we’re one man down. Bono has injured his arm in a cycling spill in Central Park and requires some surgery to repair it. We’re sure he’ll make a full recovery soon, so we’ll be back! Much thanks to Jimmy Fallon and everyone at the show for their understanding.”
So for all of you people who were pissed, that you were forced to get U2’s latest album for free on iTunes, it looks someone is trying to get their revenge on him. Could it be Steve Jobs spirit getting back at him for not doing it while he was alive?
Now when it comes to Fallon, I am so like sure the show is OK about. Not. They have less that 24 hours to find four new bands to play just over a week before Thanksgiving. That is not going to be easy. But you know, they could try for Bill Cosby because I hear The Tonight Show mainstay is available.
UPDATE: Here is what Jimmy Fallon had to say about U2 not doing the show this week, “No @U2 this week. But we’ll think of something and send vibes to Bono for a speedy recovery.”
U2 answered our questions on Facebook and someone told the band to never release an automatically downloaded free album on iTunes ever again. Bono responded by saying, “Oops. I’m sorry about that.” Then he added, “I had this beautiful idea. We got carried away with ourselves. Artists are prone to that kind of thing. Drop of megalomania, touch of generosity, dash of self-promotion, and deep fear that these songs that we poured our life into over the last few years mightn’t be heard.” He concluded by saying, “There’s a lot of noise out there. I guess we got a little noisy ourselves to get through it.”
And they got through it by taking over our iTunes. I liked the idea of a free album at first, but every time one of their songs from Songs of Innocence comes on, I can’t hit FF fast enough. It was nice listening to it the first time around, but then it was like not another one of their songs on my iPhone, bloody iPhone. I guess you can say his beautiful idea is like one of the songs off of Zooropa. You know, Lemon.
Bono was on The Late Show tonight and David Letterman asked him meeting the late Sonny Bono. So the U2 singer told him about the time the two of them were riding in an elevator and when Cher’s ex-husband exited he said to him, “BTW it’s Bo-no, not Ba-no.” and the doors closed. I wonder what the humanitarian would’ve said to the politician if the doors didn’t shut?
Seriously that story is all types of awesome in so many ways! It is such a shame that we lost Sonny Bono as early as we did because there was so much he could’ve given us.
When I saw this picture of the U2 singer performing at Anaheim, I thought it proved his is Bono fide rocker. I think the picture just oozes coolness naturally. Seriously don’t you just love that photograph?
They tried to capture the rocker look for Tom Cruise in this promo shot for Rock of Ages, but it looks faked. Maybe Bono can show him how it is done!
Christina Aguilera was suppose to tour this summer, but yesterday her people announced that she has cancelled it. According to Reuters they said that it was due to her working on her album that comes out next month and her upcoming movie Burlesque that is out in November and she felt she needed more time to rehearse. They concluded by saying that she will announce new dates later on this year. My personal translation of the cancellation, tickets weren’t selling so that is why they cancelled the tour and that they are trying to find another name to add to the bill to help sales. I could be wrong.
While Christina needs more time to rehearse, Bono needs more time to recuperate after his emergency back surgery last week and U2 was forced to cancel their North American. U2’s website says the dates will be rescheduled for 2011.
Personal note: To my friends Joele and Matt, I am so sorry U2 cancelled I know you guys were really looking forward to seeing them…:(
U2 announced on their site that Bono underwent emergency back surgery after suffering an injury while rehearsing for their upcoming tour dates.
Bono has today undergone emergency back surgery for an injury sustained during tour preparation training. He was admitted to a specialist neuro surgery unit in a Munich hospital, and is under the care of neuro surgeon Prof. Dr. Jorg Tonn and Dr Muller Wohlfahrt. Bono will spend the next few days there, before returning home to recuperate.
Once his condition has been assessed further, a statement will be made regarding the impact on forthcoming tour dates.
So far they announced that their June 3rd will be rescheduled.
No word how the 50 year old singer injured his back, but I am picturing he either did it bending over to pick something up or having sex with his wife. Chances are it wasn’t either and it was something boring, but I will keep picturing my scenarios.
BTW I still can’t believe Glee called U2’s hit One that came out in 1991 Classic Rock. I am sorry, but songs under 20 years old are not Classic Rock.
U2 is beginning a week of performances on CBS’s David Letterman tonight, but before they even played their first note Letterman put them to work. NY was hit by a late snow storm yesterday and the late night host made them shovel his sidewalk. If I were U2, I tell him another 2 word phrase that has U in it…FU!