Killing Bono: I Was Bono's Doppelganger

Killing Bono: I Was Bono's Doppelganger

Neil McCormick


Longtime buddy and reporter, Neil McCormick, finds youth and cutting-edge tales approximately Bono and his band, U2.

Some are born great.
a few in achieving greatness.
a few have greatness thrust upon them.
and a few have the misfortune
to visit college with Bono.

Everyone desires to be well-known. yet as a tender punk in Dublin within the Nineteen Seventies, Neil McCormick's goals went approach past mere pop stardom. It was once his future to be a veritable Rock God. He had all of it labored out: the albums, the live shows, the hunt for global peace. there has been just one factor he hadn't counted on. The boy sitting at the different part of the study room had plans of his own.

Killing Bono is a narrative of divergent lives. As Bono and his band U2 ascended to international superstardom, his college pal Neil scorched a burning direction in on the contrary course. undesirable medications, bizarre intercourse, extraordinary haircuts: Neil skilled all of it in his elusive quest for status. yet occasionally it truly is life's losers who've the main attention-grabbing stories to tell.

Featuring visitor appearances via the Pope, Bob Dylan, and a galaxy of stars, Killing Bono deals a very humorous, startlingly candid, and unusually relocating account of a lifestyles lived within the shadows of superstardom.
“The challenge with understanding you is that you've got performed every thing I ever sought after to,” Neil as soon as complained to his recognized good friend. “I'm your doppelganger,” Bono responded. “If you will want your existence again, you will have to kill me.”

Now there has been a thought...

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