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November 21st, 2005

Bono Says His Music Will Last 100 Years @ 09:35 am

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NEW YORK - Bono says he'd rather be remembered for his music than his activism.

A dedicated lobbyist for the world's poor and AIDS-stricken, the U2 frontman told CBS' "60 Minutes" that "I think my work — the activism — will be forgotten.

"And I hope it will. Because I hope those problems will have gone away," he said in an interview that aired Sunday.

Since 1999, Bono has helped persuade Republicans and Democrats, presidents and lawmakers, to provide millions to help end the scourge of AIDS, eliminate poverty in Africa and forgive Third World debt.

The Irish rocker also predicted that his music will still be around in 100 years, explaining that his songs occupy "an emotional terrain that didn't exist before our group did."

And Bono said he has no intention of slowing down. He noted that people in rock 'n roll burn out at age 40, and said he wanted to see if his band could continue making "extraordinary" music.

"You know I'm still hungry," said the 45-year-old winner of 14 Grammy awards. "I still want a lot out of music."
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Date:November 21st, 2005 03:06 pm (UTC)
This morning, I opened my homepage, My Yahoo, within which I get most frequently viewed news stories. Of course, I usually scroll right past them to get to the comics. But as I was scrolling, my mind went "BONO! I SAW BONO'S NAME!" and it was that article.
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Date:November 21st, 2005 03:57 pm (UTC)
*laughs* I damn near missed it as well.
Date:November 22nd, 2005 03:34 am (UTC)
This is so awesome! Thanks for sharing.
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Date:November 22nd, 2005 06:12 am (UTC)
I'm gonna make sure his music is heard 100 years from now by making a time capsule and putting every U2 CD in it, and the DVD's and maybe some pictures and a book. LOL

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