After 40 years in the music business it seems that U2's sharpest critic is still Bono.
The singer told the Awards Chatter podcast that he still doesn't like the band's name. "I really don’t. But I was late into some kind of dyslexia. I didn’t realize that The Beatles was a bad pun either. In our head it was like the spy plane, U-boat, it was futuristic -- as it turned out to imply this kind of acquiescence, no I don’t like that name. I still don’t really like the name.”
He added that one person always thought it was a great name. "Paul McGuinness, our first manager, did say, ‘Look, it’s a great name, it’s going to look good on a T-shirt, a letter and a number’.”
Bono added that he can't stand hearing his voice on the band's songs. "I’ve been in the car when one of our songs has come on the radio and I’ve been the color of, as we say in Dublin, scarlet. I’m just so embarrassed." He said that “the band sound incredible" but that his voice is now "strained."
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