U2 admit Glastonbury setlist arguments

Bono also chats about spinal surgery

U2 have admitted that there have been arguments within the band about what songs they should play at Glastonbury.

The band are set to headline the festival on Friday (June 24).

Drummer Larry Mullen Jr told Radio 1’s Zane Lowe that there have been disagreements about how to approach their headlining shot.

He said: “We’ve gone through a number of combinations. Everybody seems to have a slightly different opinion, which is not good news.”

“Everybody has a view on how it should go. There’s the ‘Where The Streets Have No Names’ camp and then there’s the more subtle approach, the ‘Achtung Baby’ dynamic approach, where you build slowly… Then there are those who think we should open with ’40’ (from 1983 album ‘War’). It goes on. There are an awful lot of opinions.”

Meanwhile, singer Bono told The Sun that he should be called Robo-Bono after having surgery on his spine which caused them to cancel their 2010 appearance.

He said: “I’m not just fixed, I’m better,” before adding “Last year I came out of surgery in Munich and it went very well. If it hadn’t then things could have been very different for me.”