Bono took part in The New Yorker Festival last Friday. He sat down for a Q&A with New Yorker editor David Remnick in support of his memoir ‘Surrender: 40 Songs, One Story,’ which will be published on November 1st.
Before the chat, the U2 singer performed three songs -- "With or Without You," "City of Blinding Lights" and "Vertigo."
Bono later shared bandmate Adam Clayton's feedback on the book. He said Clayton felt he didn't write enough about music. Bono said his response was: "Well, you know, it's not just a music memoir. I wanted to give people a view that my life as an artist, my life as an activist, my life as a hooligan, my life as a husband, my life as a father…[were] all part of the same creative canvas...”
He added, “It’s not a traditional rock and roll memoir in that sense. And it’s a love story; it’s a pilgrimage. The pilgrim’s lack of progress would be a better title.”
Talking about the book's title, Surrender: 40 Songs, One Story, Bono said, "I still find it hard to surrender to my bandmates. As an older person, it gets even harder to surrender to my wife, to surrender to my maker. I'm a defiant character, but I'm working on that... That's why I wrote the book."
Bono will perform a 14-date theater tour starting November 2nd at New York's Beacon Theater.
[Source: Classic Hits Today]