Killing Bono: I Was Bono's Doppelganger

Killing Bono: I Was Bono's Doppelganger

Neil McCormick


Longtime good friend and reporter, Neil McCormick, finds early life and trendy tales approximately Bono and his band, U2.

Some are born great.
a few in attaining greatness.
a few have greatness thrust upon them.
and a few have the misfortune
to visit institution with Bono.

Everyone desires to be recognized. yet as a tender punk in Dublin within the Nineteen Seventies, Neil McCormick's goals went approach past mere pop stardom. It was once his future to be a veritable Rock God. He had all of it labored out: the albums, the live shows, the hunt for international peace. there has been just one factor he hadn't counted on. The boy sitting at the different part of the study room had plans of his own.

Killing Bono is a narrative of divergent lives. As Bono and his band U2 ascended to international superstardom, his tuition good friend Neil scorched a burning course in on the contrary path. undesirable medicinal drugs, bizarre intercourse, weird and wonderful haircuts: Neil skilled all of it in his elusive quest for status. yet occasionally it's life's losers who've the main fascinating stories to tell.

Featuring visitor appearances by way of the Pope, Bob Dylan, and a galaxy of stars, Killing Bono deals an incredibly humorous, startlingly candid, and unusually relocating account of a existence lived within the shadows of superstardom.
“The challenge with realizing you is that you have performed every little thing I ever sought after to,” Neil as soon as complained to his recognized pal. “I'm your doppelganger,” Bono responded. “If you will want your lifestyles again, you will have to kill me.”

Now there has been a thought...

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