U2: top 5 literary moments
This one comes from the U2 site atU2.com, but is interesting nonetheless. Rock bands are rock bands, and they don’t necessarily have to kiss the cloth of other art forms. In fact, it can be embarrassing seeing a performer from one discipline twisting him or herself to accommodate others (think of the singers from Bowie to Madonna that failed to really impact the acting professions).
But U2 have nonetheless had a fair few literary moments which this article lists. What’s interesting – and perhaps very indicative of U2’s overall approach to things – is that literary does not necessarily mean lyrical, such as the time they invited Salman Rushdie on stage. The moments don’t necessarily involve aping a novelist’s style. Check the article on at U2.com.