January 21st, 2008
06:41 PM ET

U2's Bono: 'We Love CNN!'

From CNN Entertainment reporter Brooke Anderson:  

The rock stars of U2 lit up Sundance with their star power and incomparable music. ("New Year's Day," "Sunday Bloody Sunday," "Stuck in a Moment" are some of my favorites, though it's hard to name just a few.)

The group was in Park City premiering "U2 3D," a concert documentary, offering audiences with 3-D glasses a front-row seat to their 2006 stadium shows in South America.

U2's live shows are incredible - and the film is also electrifying. A conversation with Bono and The Edge ... well, that was just plain cool.

I spoke with the band before the debut of their film. Here are some of the highlights (and yes, Bono does most of the talking when they do interviews):

  • Bono jokes he's been wearing sunglasses all these years because he's been looking at things in 3-D.
  • Bono believes "Irish people are essentially Latin people who don't know how to dance."
  • Bono admits it's cold in Park City and that he had some Irish whiskey before our chat.
  • As a publicist tried to pull them away, Bono stayed to talk longer, saying "We love CNN."

And Bono, we love you guys, too.

Filed under: Sundance Film Festival

soundoff (3 Responses)
  1. Rob

    That makes me think of when I saw them perform in front of the Chinese Theater in Hollywood. That was the year they did the film "Rattle and Hum".

    January 23, 2008 at 12:52 pm | Report abuse |
  2. turnerSingh

    You two should go get a room.

    January 23, 2008 at 9:02 am | Report abuse |
  3. Talia

    I knew I should've gone to Sundance this year!

    But you Sundancers didn't get to see them perform live like we did at last year's Cannes Film Festival, where the film was first screened. U2 performed two songs on the famous red-carpet steps of the Palais and I remember thinking, What a great reward after a tedious day of screenings and late interviews!

    January 22, 2008 at 7:37 am | Report abuse |

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