Bob Geldof is the subject of the latest edition of BBC 6 Music’s The First Time, which is hosted by DJ Matt Everitt.
Paul McCartney recently appeared on BBC Radio 4’s Today program on which he discussed quite a few topics, including fame and vegetarianism, with host Sarah Montague.
While their fans lapped up the “old” U2, the band members themselves were preparing to inaugurate the “new” band. After three albums recorded with producer Steve Lilywhite, they had already decided they needed a change, even before they realized that their musical ambitions, too, were shifting. Their choice of a new producer — and their persistence in recruiting him — astonished everybody.
An epic, shoot-for-the-moon band like U2 — with a lead singer who actually believes that rock ’n’ roll can, if not save the world, then at least change it for the better — deserves a book as dense with detail and insight as Matt McGee’s.