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Old 09-24-2007, 08:25 PM   #1
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Just theoretically thinking...

if John Lennon were still alive today what would he think of U2, or just Bono in general?
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Old 09-24-2007, 08:37 PM   #2
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As a huge John Lennon Fan I gotta say I have no idea. Depending on his mood he really didn't dish out compliments a whole lot. It doesn't mean he didn't think highly of people he just didn't always express it. Even with his idol, Elvis, he had 2 very different quotes-"Before Elvis there was nothing" and after he heard that Elvis died, when asked what he thought he said "Elvis died when he went in the army" Same deal with McCartney.

He might have mellowed out had he lived and I think he would have respected Bono and U2, but he probably would slag the from time to time.
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I think Bono would win him over.
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i also tend to think they'd be good mates, at least by now... as far as i can tell, by the AB years, they weren't any major superstars that disliked U2 or Bono- with the creative risk and leap it took to go from JT to AB in the space of 3 or 4 short years, combined with their passion, honesty and Bono's charisma, everyone from Sir Paul to the Who to the Stones to Public Enemy, Johnny Cash, Dylan, Sinatra, Willie Nelson, Lou Reed, Pavarotti and the Ramones all had a love and respect for U2.

For Lennon to have stood outside of that would have seemed odd indeed, though not impossible..

but while I'm thinking of it.. who is the "biggest" musician//star who is known for disliking U2 and Bono? None really spring to mind for me..
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i also tend to think they'd be good mates, at least by now... as far as i can tell, by the AB years, they weren't any major superstars that disliked U2 or Bono- with the creative risk and leap it took to go from JT to AB in the space of 3 or 4 short years, combined with their passion, honesty and Bono's charisma, everyone from Sir Paul to the Who to the Stones to Public Enemy, Johnny Cash, Dylan, Sinatra, Willie Nelson, Lou Reed, Pavarotti and the Ramones all had a love and respect for U2.

For Lennon to have stood outside of that would have seemed odd indeed, though not impossible..

but while I'm thinking of it.. who is the "biggest" musician//star who is known for disliking U2 and Bono? None really spring to mind for me..
Liam Gallagher?
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Liam Gallagher?
is that true? to be honest i've never paid much attention to oasis. what is it then, one brother is his friend and the other dislikes him?

i was thinking more of musicians older than them, or their own age.. if we count younger ones though i guess that'd be a fairly "big name"
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Didn't George Harrison insult U2 sometime during the Popmart tour? If he did, I'd say he's the biggest musician that disliked U2.
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Didn't George Harrison insult U2 sometime during the Popmart tour? If he did, I'd say he's the biggest musician that disliked U2.
ah, i think you're right about the insult.. did he never have any friendly interaction with them at all?

i've wondered that before.

thanks for the reminder, that answer might stand...
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I wonder how Julian Lennon felt when he read about how Yoko Ono during the UF tour met Bono and put her hand on his shoulder and said "you are John's son."
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I wouldn't think they'd have a lot to do with each other really... but I am of the opinion he would have mellowed as well
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I wouldn't think they'd have a lot to do with each other really...
really?

i often think they'd be great friends, from AB on, that is...
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is that true? to be honest i've never paid much attention to oasis. what is it then, one brother is his friend and the other dislikes him?

i was thinking more of musicians older than them, or their own age.. if we count younger ones though i guess that'd be a fairly "big name"
But then Liam hates everybody. But yeah, Noel likes him and admires him greatly, probably why Liam hates him.

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I wonder if Bono would overrate him as much if he weren't assassinated.

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but while I'm thinking of it.. who is the "biggest" musician//star who is known for disliking U2 and Bono? None really spring to mind for me..
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John Lennon & Bono? Two enormous egomaniacs? Two crusaders of their believe & attitude, embedding the media for spreading their attitute? Two genious lyricists & musicians, with a global following, very focused-on-them-as-"saints" fanbase? Two people with a (bigger than) Jesus-complex? I don't know, if they could be close from the heart – but it would leave for sure everybody else aroud them less space to breathe ...
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"Wait, since when did I give Bono permission to write a sequel for one of my songs? The pretentious wanker!"
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Yep, something like that – as said above ...
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Liam (Noel) Gallagher doesn't hate the band. They played together on Popmart. He might have an occasional swipe, but it's not really anything as deep as hate.

I guess George Harrison, or maybe Eric Clapton are the biggest music names I can think of not liking the band.

David: forgot Sean Lennon ? Nice Yoko moment there, I thought. The Sad punk: Sadly, death IS a career move. You could say the rest of the world is overrating Lennon too.


As for the original question...who knows ? They have enough in common that I could see them getting along. I can also see them swiping at each other though. Two egos in the same room ?
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Oh, I've said that many times before.

I reckon Bono in particular has always been a bit too mad for him, though, and I was wondering if Lennon's death pushed him further to his goals.
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I think they would respect each other and the Irish roots of Lennon would have gave them a common ground. He has managed to win Yoko Ono over, so I reckon that would have secured the admiration from John too. Bono is often socialising with the members of Rolling Stones so they were peirs of Lennons too.

I dont believe Liam Gallacher "hates" Bono. His problem is he opens his mouth and spouts crap without engaging the brain.
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I don't think Liam or Noel hate Bono or U2. I think they just like their own scent.
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