U2’s Bono admits he’d considered QUITTING the band but chose to stay to create the ultimate song
Irish musician and frontman of the iconic rock band U2, Bono, has admitted that he had considered quitting the band at one point in his career, but ultimately chose to stay and create the “ultimate song.”
Speaking at the Dublin premiere of U2’s new documentary, Bono: The First 20 Years, Bono said he had been so frustrated and downhearted at one point that he “seriously considered quitting” the band.
“I was ready to walk away and do something else,” Bono said. “But I chose to stay and I’m glad I did. That’s when I wrote the ultimate song.”
The song in question is “One”, U2’s signature hit from their 1991 album Achtung Baby. The song went on to win a Grammy Award for Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group in 1993.
The documentary, directed by longtime U2 collaborator Mehdi Norowzian, chronicles the band’s meteoric rise to fame and success. It features interviews with Bono, U2 guitarist The Edge, and drummer Larry Mullen Jr., as well as archival footage and never-before-seen photos.
The documentary also features interviews with musical luminaries such as Sting, Elton John, and Brian Eno, who all offer insight into the band’s incredible success.
Bono said that he was “humbled” by the outpouring of support and appreciation for U2’s music.
“It’s a huge honor and privilege to be able to share this music with the world,” he said. “This film is a testament to the power of music and how it can bring people together.”
The documentary, which will air on BBC2 later this month, is a must-see for any fan of U2. It offers a unique insight into the band’s creative process, as well as an inspiring story of how one man’s determination and passion for music can lead to success.