Coldplay on Bono, Bono on Bruce Cockburn

Here’s a couple of quick news items.

Some of you (like me) probably hit, or will hit, a Coldplay concert. In a recent interview, Lead singer Chris Martin kidded about Bono creating havoc with their gear at a show. He quickly added, “We’re joking, by the way. They’re [U2] the best band on the planet.”  Here is the story.

The Vancouver Sun reports that Canada’s Vision TV will be airing a documentary tonight (Friday, May 4) entitled, Bruce Cockburn, Pacing the Cage. Bono leads off the doco with lyrics from “If I Had A Rocket Launcher.” I hope some of our Canadian friends can watch and let us know what they think. Here is the film’s info page.

UPDATE: Some of you will be able to view portions of the Cockburn documentary at the following this link, others will be blocked due to location.

3 Responses to Coldplay on Bono, Bono on Bruce Cockburn

  1. Kat C May 8, 2012 at 8:25 pm #

    Can’t view the Bruce Cockburn video yet…hope it becomes available in the US.

    I was a Cockburn fan long before I became interested in U2. I have always wondered what, if any, the relationship was between him and U2. Rocket Launcher and Bullet the Blue Sky are so close in theme I figured there must be a connection.

  2. BK May 12, 2012 at 1:31 pm #

    Perhaps stating the obvious, but U2 reportedly recorded “If I Had a Rocket Launcher” 20+ years ago but it was never released or circulated.

  3. AYAD Mohamed July 22, 2012 at 5:37 pm #

    Hi Bono ! My name is Mohamed and i would like to ask you something in religion that you can ask to this women you met which try to do democratie in her country ! It’s about The Coran ! Can you answer to my questions ?
    1 ) Are you intersted to convert to islam?
    Sorah 23 versets 84 89
    Says: ” WHOSE is the earth and whosoever is therein? iF you know !”
    Says: ” Who is the Lord of the seven heavens, and (the) Lord of the Great Trone?”
    Says: ” Say ” in Whose Hand is the sovereignty of everything (i.e treasures of each and everything (i.e) ? And He protects (all) , While against whom there is no protector, (ie if Allâh saves anyone none can punish or harm him, and if Allâh punishes or harms anyone none can save him, if you know ?