November 23, 2004

Rock Star Unable to Drive at Night Following Lasik

50 things about U2
The New York Post

NOW a quarter-century old and with its members well into their 40s, the Irish supergroup U2 is that true rock rarity: a still-intact band that has sold more than 125 million records worldwide and remains consistently relevant.

In the past week alone, U2 rocked the opening of the Clinton library, did a three-song set on "Saturday Night Live," and, yesterday, performed a free show for fans in DUMBO to promote their 14th album, "How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb" (out today).

And while it seems like there wouldn’t be much left to discover about The Edge, Adam Clayton, Larry Mullen Jr. and especially Bono - who has taken up Third World debt relief as his personal cause and has met with everyone from George Bush to Nelson Mandela to Oprah Winfrey to the pope - we discovered 50 things even diehard fans may not know about the most famous band on the planet.



21. Doesn’t drive at night since he had Lasik surgery
22. Though he’s not married, he was once engaged to Naomi Campbell
23. Served as best man at Bono’s wedding
24. As a teenager, was kicked out of two schools for smoking, drinking and streaking
25. Kept the band together in the early ’80s, when the three other members wanted to quit
and devote their lives to God
26. Was charged with drunk driving in 1984 and marijuana possession in 1993
27. Says he is now completely sober
28. Admits that he hates responsibility
29. Was so wasted on the Zoo TV tour that the band’s bass technician was forced to take his
place for a whole show

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