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Old 03-01-2009, 09:47 AM   #61
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what an overblown out load of fucking shit!

he was just fooling around..
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Old 03-01-2009, 09:55 AM   #62
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Anyone got the R1 Rattle & Hum Interview from October 1988 on audio? I think Adam opens the fuckgates there, worth a listen again for vulgarity context...!

I find it strange as this era is a bit more lazy with the F-word. On one site I post elsewhere some of the reactions are like "oh he meant it!!!!" ie they read the text version and because they are not U2 fans, they use it as ammo against evil spiteful Bono.

But yeah since the Brand/JR thing plus add to that the fact the Beeb has been on sorta probation since their dodgy competition scandals, they are playing nice old 1950s BBC again. Jolly good!
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Old 03-01-2009, 10:22 AM   #63
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Apparentely on a BBC radio show a few weeks back the comedian Frank Skinner was pulled up for using the word 'bitch'.
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Old 03-01-2009, 11:23 AM   #64
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Old 03-01-2009, 11:40 AM   #65
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After having listened to it on You Tube...who could think that Bono was doing anything other than just joking around? The whole interview was in that vein.
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Old 03-01-2009, 01:02 PM   #66
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I watched the interview on You Tube and it was already censored

Btw, is there any link to the whole Jo Whiley interview, because my video is only 3,5 minutes long.
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It made the news in Sydney!?

What did they say about it?
Can't find the link anywhere . . . grrrrr . . . . but basically it had some stupid title like 'Rock Star Wars' and some stuff about bono slamming chris martin in a tirade on bbc then played the two 'offending' remarks

Yes, I did. I think he is that good a melodist. I mean, he's a wanker (more laughter)... but, eh...

and

And he's a disfunctional character and a cretin

before closing with 'and so far chris martin has declined to comment'

too flipping funny! but kinda annoying too . . .. I had about 6 txt messages from friends and family after it screened telling me what a knob bono is - excellent!!!
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Old 03-01-2009, 01:40 PM   #68
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wtf? Takes one to know one I guess.

Man I'm tired of the U2 hype machine... ... .. That's the trouble with these guys, they dont know how to keep a low profile, or the importance of it.
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Does anyone remember MTV's Celebrity Deathmatch?
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And if U2 EVER did Hawkmoon live....and the version from the Lovetown Tour, my uterus would leave my body and fling itself at Bono - for realz.
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Old 03-01-2009, 01:47 PM   #70
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wtf? Takes one to know one I guess.

Man I'm tired of the U2 hype machine... ... .. That's the trouble with these guys, they dont know how to keep a low profile, or the importance of it.
Oh yes, because when you're promoting a new album it's totally natural to keep a low profile

I guess you're Chris Martin, hi Chris. Don't worry, B was joking. U2 still is better than Coldplay.
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I do.
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Bono Hates Chris Martin from Coldplay - Bodog Beat

Now someone has turned it into Bono "hating" Chris Martin. Why do people blow things up more than need be.
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Context people, context. You should read the whole transcript on U2.com to realise he was really only joking around. Of course, with Bono you can never know for sure, but hey, that's Bono

I agree though that these days, you can't say ANYTHING anymore as a celebrity as it's always being mistaken for something it's not.
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Bono Hates Chris Martin from Coldplay - Bodog Beat

Now someone has turned it into Bono "hating" Chris Martin. Why do people blow things up more than need be.

Because it attracts readers and sells.
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It's amazing that these crap journalists maliciously spin it into a negative story. They know exactly what they're doing and for this they should be taken out back and........well I'll leave that to myself.

Notice they don't even write that Bono said he apologised, said he was joking, complemented Martin, and even went on to say he spent New Years with him at a party in Scotland. What's bad when this happens is that the story then gets regurgitated and spun off to every Tom, Dick, and Harry who thinks they're a journalist without getting the facts straight. The same thing happened to Mickey Rourke and Sean Penn recently.
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It's amazing that these crap journalists maliciously spin it into a negative story. They know exactly what they're doing and for this they should be taken out back and........well I'll leave that to myself.

Notice they don't even write that Bono said he apologised, said he was joking, complemented Martin, and even went on to say he spent New Years with him at a party in Scotland. What's bad when this happens is that the story then gets regurgitated and spun off to every Tom, Dick, and Harry who thinks they're a journalist without getting the facts straight. The same thing happened to Mickey Rourke and Sean Penn recently.


The statement was definitely taken out of context.

Bono was just joking. Besides I read on another forum that on the No Line On the Horizon booklet where the band thanks people, U2/Bono thanks Chris Martin.
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I’m sure over the years he would have developed quite the long list of people he can’t stand, and there would of course be a far larger list of people who can’t stand him, but he’s no Gallagher, this would pretty much be the first time he’s ever blasted someone like this. So firstly it’s totally out of character, and it’s someone that by all other reports he gets along with very well, a guy who openly idolizes him. Not only that, but, despite what all the utterly ridiculous Martin/Coldplay bashers around here like to say, Chris Martin is well known as a really, really nice guy (opposite of wanker), a clean living, highly ambitious guy (opposite of dysfunctional) and very intelligent (opposite of a cretin). Stupid for Bono not to realise that what he was saying could be so easily isolated and headlined, but he probably assumed everyone had the same opinion of Martin, so it would be like someone saying “oh yeah, Johnny Depp, great actor, obviously really ugly though”, where no-one would take that as anything other than a joke.
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The statement was definitely taken out of context.

Bono was just joking. Besides I read on another forum that on the No Line On the Horizon booklet where the band thanks people, U2/Bono thanks Chris Martin.


Yeah, SO out of context. Just read the credits in the booklet people. I immediately noticed Chris Martin's name there. They are 'mates'. They just sang together at the Warchild benefit. Seriously, can't a man make a joke anymore?

I love U2, but I like Coldplay. What's the crime there?
There's room enough for the both of them. Everyone's ofcourse free to hate on Chris Martin if they like, but I can't see the reason. He's quite dull for a rockstar, not controversial enough to stir up such dislike.
Well, I guess you learn something new everyday.
There's some sort of notion out there that Coldplay is a threat to the throne of U2, personally I don't see them like that. U2 are their own league. And so they will remain, lonely at the top for now. I don't think Coldplay will last that long or leave the same legacy. But that's okay, they should do their own thing. Not every band has to be a global superband. How boring would that be?
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Bono and Chris Martin are as boring as each other.
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