- 18 Jul 17
20 years of U2, through the eyes of Adam Clayton.
From the Baggot Inn to "The Simpsons," from "Sunday Bloody Sunday" to Trimble and Hume, from "I Will Follow" to follow that, from boys to men, from the end of the '70s to the end of the millennium -- this is how 20 years of U2 looks through the eyes of Adam Clayton, a man who has experienced his own share of highs and lows and lived to tell the tale.
"Do you think maybe that's a bit too loud? I'll get them to turn it down a little." Mega-rich rock star or not, Adam Clayton is a real gentleman, make no mistake. Not only does he helpfully ask a member of staff to turn down the music playing in the front lounge of the Clarence Hotel in order to facilitate a clearer recording of this interview, but he also accepts the small gift I've brought him with far more politeness and grace than the gesture probably deserves.
"Gosh!" he exclaims, examining it closely through his trademark spectacles (today's are sharkskin grey). "Er, I really don't know what to say..."