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Adam Clayton gives Bono the nod to go solo

By | Published on Tuesday 27 July 2021


Hey, that Bono solo album you’ve been hoping for just got a step closer. U2 bassist Adam Clayton has given his approval for the vocalist to break away from the band and go it alone.

Appearing on Gary Kemp and Guy Pratt’s Rockenteours podcast, Clayton said: “I think at this point if Bono said he wanted to go off and do a solo record, I’d certainly encourage him and everyone else would. We’ve all done 40 years and that’s pretty long in any job. If anyone wanted to go off and do something different and come back to the band or whatever, I think the band is elastic enough for that”.

Bono has made music without the rest of his band before, of course. Over the years he’s guested on tracks with artists including Wyclef Jean, Pavarotti, Frank Sinatra, The Corrs, Clannad and DMX.

He even contributed a poem to a compilation about a dead cat, and more recently – along with U2 guitarist The Edge – collaborated with producer Martin Garrix on the official UEFA Euro 2020 single, ‘We Are The People’.

However, the good news is, the big Bono solo album probably isn’t coming any time soon. U2 have reportedly been working on new music during the pandemic. Wait, is that good news?