Bono tells his life in Surrender: 40 Songs, One Story”

Bono, singer of U2, is one of the most important rockers who marked his fans with his songs. Paul David Hewson -his real name- is known for his commitment as an activist. The announcement of the departure “surrender”a book with his memoirs, coincided with the singer’s birthday.

It will be published simultaneously worldwide by Penguin Random House, including by Hutchinson Heinemann in Ireland and the UK, while in the US it will be published by Knopf. Reagan Arthur, director of Knopf, announced its publication in hardcover, electronic book and audiobook narrated by Bono.

“I started writing it hoping make a detailed sketch of what had limited me to pose with the songs. The people, places, and possibilities in my life. Surrender is a word loaded with meaning. Growing up in Ireland in the ’70s with my fists up it didn’t come naturally to me,” Bono described.

Read more: Bono confessed that he is embarrassed by some U2 songs

Bono will take the reader on a journey from his childhood in Dublin, through the sudden death of his mother when he was 14, and the path that led U2 to become one of the most influential groups on the planet.

Surrender, 40 songs, a story” will have 40 chapters where each of them will be named after a U2 song. The work will also have drawings made by the singer who was nominated in 2005 and 2006 for the Nobel Peace Prize.

Bono confessed that he is embarrassed by some U2 songs

Months ago, the artist generated a cataract of comments when he said that he was ashamed to listen to the songs of U2. During an interview for the podcast “The Hollywood Reporter’s Awards Chatter”.

“I was in the car when it started. to play one of our songs on the radio and I turned scarlet, as we say in Dublin, ”he explained, referring to the fact that he blushed automatically. “I was very embarrassed by my Irish macho stamp. I’m so embarrassed”he confessed.

“I think U2 pushes the boat out of shame a lot, and maybe that’s the place to be as an artist: right on the brink of your shame level”, he said about what he felt. He then went on to talk about the origin of the band’s name: “In our heads, it was like the spy plane, the submarine. It was futuristic.” “No, I don’t like that name. I still don’t like it very much,” she confessed.

However, Bono assured that his criticisms are modest and have nothing to do with his bandmates, whom he considers to be incredible musicians. “A great discovery for me was listening to the Ramones and appreciating the beautiful Joey Ramone type of sound. He made me realize that he didn’t have to be that rock and roll singer,” he concluded.

U2 will have his series where he will review his career

In March it was known that the band will have a series about its history. At the moment it does not have a title but it will be written by will be written by Anthony McCarten. The Oscar-nominated writer thus returns to musical biographies with after “Bohemian Rhapsody” which focused on the history of Queen and Freddie Mercury.

Details of U2’s involvement are being kept under wraps, though sources say the band behind it is expected to be involved and accept the project.

U2 is the band that has won the most Grammy Awards in history.
U2 is the band that has won the most Grammy Awards in history.

The September 25, 1976four teenagers interested in rock rehearsed for the first time in the kitchen of the house of their drummer Larry Mullern Jr.

Bono, The Edge and Adam Clayton joined the proposal after responding to the notice that Larry had posted on a billboard at the school Temple Mount School from Dublin that said: “Drummer looking for musicians to form a band”.

Their first album as U2 was called Boy (1980), october (1981), but it was with War (1983), their third album, when they reached their first number one in the UK. Throughout its history, the group won more than 20 Grammy Awards and sold nearly 150 million records.

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Bono tells his life in Surrender: 40 Songs, One Story”