(Dorian Lynskey’s article appeared in the Observer, 10/12.)

is the same as it always was.’

A warm afternoon in the Côte d’Azur village of Villefranche-sur-Mer. Yachts bob lazily in the bay, diners dawdle al fresco, and Bono, nursing a hangover behind mirrored Ray-Bans, is playing tour guide. He wants to show me the Chapelle de Saint Pierre des Pecheurs, a tiny 12th-century chapel with 1950s murals by Jean Cocteau.

Inside the chapel, he encounters a group of grey-haired American choristers. He spontaneously invites them to sing Amazing Grace with him, to their initial bemusement. Afterwards, one man asks, “Are you a well-known musician? Should we know who you are?”

“Er,” Bono says hesitantly. “I’m Bono.”

http://www.theguardian.com/music/2014/oct/12/u2-job-art-divisive-interview

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