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Last week Bono and the rest of U2 took
time out after their appearance at the Irish Music
Awards for a chat with Ireland's biggest entertainment
spoke openly about his on going battle to clear third
world debt saying "It's going great but we are still
at the bottom of a very steep incline. When I have
to convince people that this is an emergency in the
world, concerning HIV aids. It not really the moment
to be debating these kinds of things when there is
25 million Africans who are HIV positive."
He continued "I think it's chronic and odd that
I have to use the currency of rock and roll to get
this arguments out there but so be it."
The U2 singer also spoke out about the work he and
the band have done closer to home in the North of
Ireland. "One of the great moments of our musical
lives was playing the Waterfront Hall in Belfast.
We agonized over that and said 'do people really need
to hear U2 on their soap box over that referendum.'
But, I'm really glad that we did. That was a turning
point for this island. If the music community can
play even a tiny part in turning in the right direction,
Clayton also spoke to ShowBizIreland.com
about the bands recent success at the Grammy's in
the US admitting the band never get tired of it being
"Winning Grammy's is something you never get tired
of. To be winning them at this stage with the band,
on our 11th or 12th record, is relevant. Or even more
relevant than the Joshua Tree, when we first
won a few. We enjoyed it and were happy to be a part
Speaking about the band's continuing success The
Edge admitted the band are still hungry. "We have
never lost that ambition. We are still trying to say
the things you want to say in ways that have never
been heard before. It's an ongoing challenge. It is
why we still work and it's why we still think we can
do it. We always think we can make the album that
is in our heads and occasionally we do."
Bono then spoke about where U2 came from and where
they planned to go. "We are a punk rock band. We just
didn't want to play punk rock music and the songs
that we heard in our heads were odd melody's they
were about unusual places. We did not have the equipment
or the talent to get them on to the album. That is
very humbling and you are waiting for an accident.
Or as Quincy Jones would say 'you're waiting
for god to walk through the room in order to do some
went on "It is shocking that we are in the studio
today and we have a new engineer and he was a fan
for 20 years. I just watched him as he watched us.
It bewildered him as he watched and realized that
these people are really crap when they are behind
closed doors. I watched this dawn on him. He was shocked."
Edge then spoke about the band's friend Gavin Friday
and said he the singer should have won an award.
"Gavin Friday is a great talent and someone we have
known for years he is one amazing artist and like
us he came from the punk movement. He has got a completely
original point of view and long may he continue to
of U2 at the Awards: Bono, The Edge, Larry, Adam,
and Paul McGuinness.
pics of the U2 after show party below: