The stars of the ’90s recognized that it was time to reveal their great secrets. On the same day that Matthew Perry’s highly acclaimed autobiographical book was released, Prohibit: presented his Surrender: 40 Songs, One Story, There, the leaders of U2 review some of the most iconic moments of their careers and reveal unknown aspects of their lives. from them, The reasons why he decided to distance himself from his friend Michael Hutchence before his tragic death.
Bono and his wife, Alison Hesson, were very close to the INXS singer and Paula Yates-turned-couple during the nineties. However, recently he began to feel uncomfortable in their company. “They fell into a spiral into a vortex of recreational drug use and everything became difficult, especially for their family, especially for the little ones,” the musician explains in his book.
And I add: “As his behavior changed, our friendship became more strained. Until it got to the point where they started feeling uncomfortable when they met us. ,
The good relationship between the two couples prompted Hutchence and Yates to look to Bono and Hesson as godparents for their daughter, Tiger Lily, who is now 26 years old. After thinking about it, discussing it and making sure it was best for everyone, the musician and his wife declined the offer. And it was this denial that indicated no return to the relationship of friendship. “They were very upset”Justified the leader of U2.
In November 1997, Hutchence was found dead. The forensic report established that 37 year old musician took his own life Under the influence of drugs and alcohol. Three years later, Paula Yates died of a heroin overdose. “None of us thought that we would both die so soon. Even now, I can’t believe I just wrote that,” the singer explained in her book.
After the death of his friend, Bono and his U2 bandmates recorded “stuck in a Moment” As a tribute to Hutchence. “You gotta be okay. You got stuck at one point, and now you can’t get out. Don’t say it’s better later. Now you’re stuck in a moment and you can’t get out of there”, of the song. words express.
And he continues: “The nights you filled with fireworks, you have nothing left. I am still enchanted by the light you have brought to me; I hear with your ears, I see with your eyes. They’re dumb enough to care about how you do it. Oh I know it’s hard. And you can never have enough of what you don’t really need.”
In a 2019 documentary, Bono mentions the death of his colleague, and those things, perhaps, help to make sense of portions of the song. “It really bothered me that he had no idea what a great voice he had. He had that fragility that was under the bravado. I remember asking Michael what his definition of rock was, and he said Said, ‘Salvation.,
In about 600 pages, according to the publication of the new Yorker A few weeks ago, the singer also revealed how he went through the grief of his mother, Iris. The woman, who died when she was only 14, suffered a stroke while her father was awake, and was hospitalized when she died. “We hardly ever thought of him again. We were three Irish men (referring to his brothers Norman and Bobby) and we avoided the pain we knew would harm us by thinking and talking about him Even though it was Grandpa’s funeral, and even though Iris had fainted, at the time we were behaving like children, cousins, running and laughing. Until Ruth, my mother’s little one Sister came through the door saying, ‘Iris is dying.’ As described in her book, her mother’s death influenced later songs such as “I Will Follow”, “Mofo” and “Out of Control”.
In the long-awaited book coming to Argentina from the Penguin Random House publishing group, Bono reveals how some of the themes were inspired by his family’s history; fear of getting cancer like his father; time and mortality. Friendship and family inspired another great anthem from the Irish band: “Beautiful Day”. “I knew we could write songs like this, but the trick was not to eliminate the sadness; that writing it was a challenge that we took with all sincerity”, he indicated.
“It’s a beautiful day, like we need to tear the clouds apart in order to sing the chorus, for the sun to rise, for some way to rise.” The band’s guitarist was hailed as “the most influential of his generation”. Singer says Edge found it with his repetitive resonance that made him famous in the 1980s.