It was a U2 takeover last night on Jimmy Kimmel Live, which saw the band not only perform but sit down for an extensive interview.
The interview ran the gamut, from Kimmel recalling a U2 concert memory from their original 1987 Joshua Tree tour…
Larry talks about the disadvantages of being U2's drummer and Jimmy reveals that he listened to a U2 concert from a parking lot when he was in college.
…to the time when U2 opened for themselves…
U2 talks about the time they had to be their own opening act, what they named their fake band and Bono and The Edge sing the song they wrote for it.
…to their early days when bassist Adam Clayton was the band’s manager…
Larry talks about starting the band at a young age, they reveal what Adam was like as a manager and a late-night phone call they made for advice.
…to when to expect their next album…
U2 talks about their box set for The Joshua Tree and they reveal the real reason why the new album is being held up.
…to the band’s thoughts on the recent terrorist attack in Manchester, England…
Bono and U2 respond to the terrible attacks at the Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England.
…to the advice U2 received from Bruce Springsteen (which is really good, BTW)…
U2 talks about their admiration for Bruce Springsteen and reveal some advice that he once gave them.
…and (surprise!) even Bono talking about President Donald Trump.
Bono talks about his global fight against poverty and AIDS, his history of working with politicians on both sides of the aisle and reveals how he feels about Donald Trump.
Of course, surely U2 couldn’t appear on a show and not perform, right? They performed twice last night. The first time was an impromptu performances of sorts of the classic “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For.”
U2 talks about the inspiration behind The Joshua Tree album and they surprise the audience with a performance of "I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For."
The second performance was of a new song from their new album Songs of Experience (release date still unknown) called “The Little Things That Give You Away,” which the band have been incorporating in their setlist on their current tour celebrating the 30th anniversary of The Joshua Tree.
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