By Neil McCormick
Longtime buddy and reporter, Neil McCormick, finds adolescence and trendy tales approximately Bono and his band, U2.
Some are born great.
a few in attaining 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 Seventies, Neil McCormick's objectives went method past mere pop stardom. It used to be his future to be a veritable Rock God. He had all of it labored out: the albums, the live shows, the hunt for global peace. there has been just one factor he hadn't counted on. The boy sitting at the different part of the school 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 university pal Neil scorched a burning course in on the contrary path. undesirable medications, bizarre intercourse, weird and wonderful haircuts: Neil skilled all of it in his elusive quest for popularity. yet occasionally it's life's losers who've the main fascinating stories to tell.
Featuring visitor appearances via the Pope, Bob Dylan, and a galaxy of stars, Killing Bono deals an incredibly humorous, startlingly candid, and unusually relocating account of a lifestyles 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 well-known pal. “I'm your doppelganger,” Bono answered. “If you will want your existence again, you will have to kill me.”
Now there has been a thought...