In 1992, Bono surprised diners at Russian eatery Nikita’s in London by taking off his clothes. “Sometimes people drink vodka and do strange things,” mused owner Sylvain Borsi. The facts in this gallery are all taken from ‘U2: The Ultimate Music Guide’, which is out now, brought to you by the makers of Uncut.
Bono and Mel Gibson entered into a war of words after the release of the U2-financed movie ‘The Million Dollar Hotel’. Leading man Gibson said the finished movie was “as boring as a dog’s ass”, Bono later suggesting to journalists that the actor was too far out of his comfort zone of explosions and car chases.
Larry Mullen: the drummer of pop/ rock music band, U2. NME 15/01/2005.
U2 were fourth on the bill for the Loreley Festival on August 20, 1983, a performance captured by West German TV show ‘Rockpalast 83’ and then used for six tracks on ‘Under A Blood Red Sky’. The band were billed ahead of Dave Edmunds, but behind Stray Cats, Joe Cocker and Steve Miller, the headline act. Pic: Kevin Westenberg