Bono Appears in New 'Muscle Shoals' Music Documentary

Muscle Shoals, a new documentary about the Alabama town that hosted some amazing artists and recording sessions in the 1960s and ’70s, makes its debut at the Sundance Film Festival this Saturday … and Bono makes an appearance in the film.

His presence is a bit odd, at least to me, because I’m not aware of U2 ever actually recording in Muscle Shoals. (Did I miss something?)

In any case, Rolling Stone has a little more on the film, and we’ve embedded the trailer below if you haven’t seen it yet.

3 Responses to Bono Appears in New 'Muscle Shoals' Music Documentary

  1. Chris January 24, 2013 at 5:49 pm #

    Bono was previously in a documentary on Stax Records, which does make a great deal of sense (though I won’t go into it here), and I believe in that documentary Muscle Shoals comes up as well, not just for a similar situation, but I believe because they were linked somehow in their later days – maybe one picked up the other’s acts or they used each others studios, something – been a while since I watched it. Anyway, real question for me is whether it’s the same footage of Bono or not.

  2. Rachel January 24, 2013 at 7:28 pm #

    It seems like they just stuck Bono in there to get more people to watch it.

  3. 11 April 5, 2013 at 1:53 pm #

    I live about 20 minutes from Muscle Shoals, and as I sit at work, I am about 5 miles from Fame Studios. I can assure you, U2 have NEVER recorded here.

    Bob Dylan, The Stones and Paul Simon, yes. U2? No.