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Old 02-02-2009, 05:04 PM   #1
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1: the number of times he's punched Bono in the face onstage?

so, I finally got my hands on a copy of Q. yay! I just read Edge's interview, it includes a little blurb about "Edge In Numbers" and mentions that he has once (only once!) punched Bono in the face onstage.

do you any of you girls know the story? I'm pretty curious. I'm guessing it happened way back in the day...

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Very early 80's. Larry's drum broke or the kit was moving and he was trying to pull it back or fix it so he didn't play when he should. Bono didn't realize what was going on and was in crazy mode so he picked up Larry's drum kit and threw it then started to chase Larry down. Larry ran, Edge grabbed Bono by the hair and clocked him. The audience thought it was part of the show (ala The Who i guess). All was forgiven later.

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Shit i remember this now!
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Old 02-02-2009, 06:21 PM   #4
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Very early 80's. Larry's drum broke or the kit was moving and he was trying to pull it back or fix it so he didn't play when he should. Bono didn't realize what was going on and was in crazy mode so he picked up Larry's drum kit and threw it then started to chase Larry down. Larry ran, Edge grabbed Bono by the hair and clocked him. The audience thought it was part of the show (ala The Who i guess). All was forgiven later.

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I love to see a video of this if it was ever recored.
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Bono talks about it when they were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame too.
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That must have been hilarious
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I would love to see this too.
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Old 02-02-2009, 08:49 PM   #9
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yeah, I figured it was in the early days. I know Bono's stage antics used to drive all of them crazy. maybe it still does but they don't want the PR of such responses.

man, I should really read my U2 by U2 book. but it's so freaking big, and it looks nice just sitting there all decoratively on my shelf.

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I have read the book, obviously, but I don't remember a lot of it.
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Bono talks about it when they were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame too.

He said something like never fight with a guy who uses his hands for a living???
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He said something like never fight with a guy who uses his hands for a living???
It was about hand eye coordination I think.


And I'm afraid I haven't heard of a video on this, it was after all in the very early 80s where people didn't have their cameraphones to tape everything with.
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I believe the show was Newhaven, 1982. I think Bono says that somewhere, can't remember where though.
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Newhaven in England? My mum used to live there...

That's a great story
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Apparently Larry has great self-preservation. I'm sure Bono's face hurt for awhile, though. Edge looks like he could pack a hell of a punch.
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From U2: A Diary- it was Toad's Place in New Haven, Connecticut; November 15, 1981.
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