In 2014, U2 frontman Bono suffered injuries following a cycling accident. Last night (May 8), he recreated that incident on US TV.
The Irish band were appearing on Jimmy Fallon, where they performed a short set including ‘Beautiful Day’. The quartet also spoke to presenter Fallon, were shown busking in disguise on the New York subway and in a sketch poking fun at Bono’s accident.
“There’s nothing cool about coming off a pushbike,” Bono said on the show. “It’s not a Harley Davidson. There was Lycra involved. For an Irish rock star…”
Watch the sketch and short interview with the band below, via Stereogum.
Meanwhile, a Russian politician recently asked the country’s attorney general to investigate Apple for distributing “gay propaganda” to minors following last year’s free distribution of U2’s ‘Songs of Innocence’ to iTunes.
According to Alexander Starovoitov, a Duma deputy and member of the rightwing LDPR party, the album art promotes gay sexual practices. The newspaper Izvestia has reported that lawyer Evgeny Tonky is preparing to sue Apple for compensation for moral damages on behalf of his own son. If found guilty, the San Francisco-based company may be forced to cease operations in Russia for up to 90 days or pay a fine.