(You’re welcome, and take that sarcastic tone out of your voice, please.)
First item: Deep down inside, we always knew that Bono’s affinity for (or is that obsession with) supermodels was going to set his little Cuban-heeled boots on the catwalk to perdition. And we were right. Much to our shock and horror, the New York Post reported last week that Bono and mannequin Christie Turlington spent an evening at a New York strip club, enjoying lap dances from performers who, we’re sure, moved in mysterious ways.
Second item: Cleveland’s only claim to cool, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, will feature an exhibition of U2 memorabilia in the coming months. If you’re in the neighborhood, you’ll be able to drop in and have a peek at all sorts of rare artifacts (handwritten lyrics, original T-shirts, old instruments, Bono’s old mullet, etc.) from the collection of the band’s official archivist (and drummer), Larry Mullen Jr.
Third item: Need an updated catalog of every set list from every U2 live show every held? Then put “U2: A Live Concert Documentary” on your Christmas wish list. The book is a show-by-show account of the band’s career from the early days of the Dandelion Market through the Elevation Tour at Madison Square Garden. The death of original author Pimm De La Parra cast doubt on whether an updated edition could be completed, by the Dutch writer’s friends have banded together to complete the manuscript. The book is due out from Omnibus Press later this year.