- 30 Oct 14
Bono, Larry, Adam and The Edge open up from a private jet, and that's just the start...
"Isn't it great to be part of the conversation?"
So muses Bono in the new issue of Hot Press, as U2 hop on a plane with Olaf Tyaransen for a lengthy discussion on everything from new album Songs Of Innocence and the ensuing controversy around its release, to their early days in Dublin and how they ended up charming Sophia Loren. They've come a long way, they're back at the centre of the rock 'n' roll discussion, and we have the most in-depth interview you're likely to read with Bono, Larry, Adam and The Edge this year.
Elsewhere in the issue, John Lydon – with his autobiography just out – is typically opinionated, stating that Tony Blair "should be in the fucking Hague", talking about how he never sold out and noting how the media is starting to understand his "very good sense of humour." We always knew, John.
With his new film Mr Turner earning plaudits left, right and centre, legendary British director Mike Leigh discusses what persuaded him to bring the life of the artist JMW Turner to the big screen and his own legacy.
Elsewhere, former Smashing Pumpkin Jimmy Chamberlin discusses his upcoming appearance at The Summit, Love/Hate's Barry Keoghan talks going Hollywood and the tables are turn on notorious interviewer Lynn Barber.
In the Hot Press Report, the three new TDs, Ruth Coppinger, Michael Fitzmaurice and Paul Murphy, to discuss the growing anti-austerity movement around the country.
As for music, Shabazz Palaces, All Tvvins, Fox Jaw and more open up and we give our verdict on albums from Damien Rice, Adrian Crowley and Tim Wheeler and relive shows from Lady Gaga, Lethal Dialect and more.
As ever, that's just the tip of the iceberg in the new issue (U2 cover), on sale now.
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