This is an excellent interview of Steve Lillywhite by the NPR program World Cafe. Steve Lillywhite has an on going relationship with NPR due to the NPR Lillywhite Sessions show. The interview covers his work in the early days on U2’s first three albums, Boy, October, and particularly War. Topics include; Martin Hannett, how Steve became the Boy producer, meetingPaul McGuinness, an early U2 gig, A Day Without Me, unfocused passion and October, War, Sunday Bloody Sunday, Larry and the click track, aren’t I great or aren’t I crap, New Years Day, Adam’s bass, Drowning Man.
Originally broadcast June 1th, 2008 by NPR. Copyright 2008 NPR.
Host John Kelly interviews The Edge for RTE’s The View. Topics include: Surviving the early punk movement, Dublin in the 70s, Lipton Village, Bowie, The Sex Pistols, the early days of U2, Dylan, Springsteen, the band as Social Democrats, the pressure of number one, the songs come first, conflict within the band, playing live, the future of the music business, Eno and Lanois, in the studio, Bono’s lyrics, the evolution of cooperation. Originally broadcast March 31st, 2008 on RTE 1.
Paul McGuinness is interviewed by Phantom 105.2 FM Dublin. The topic is the recent 20th Anniversary reissue of The Joshua Tree album. Topics include; The Unforgettable Fire, Brian Eno and Daniel Lanois, the Joshua Tree B-sides, America, Brian Eno and Streets, One Tree Hill, Greg Carroll, Anton Corbjn, Time Magazine, playing arenas, opening acts, LAPD closing down the Streets video shoot, Steve Lillywhite, Jimmy Iovine, Rattle and Hum backlash, Joshua Tree CD reissue, The Sweetest Thing, Waves Of Sorrow, touring before recording, re-recording Pop, Joshua Tree as a double album, the new album sessions. Original interview courtesy of Phantom FM Dublin can be found here. Originally broadcast December 9th, 2007.
Bono pays tribute to Luciano Pavarotti in a short discussion with BBC presenter Eddie Mair. Topics include; Bono’s father and Pavarotti, how Miss Sarajevo came about, flying with Pavarotti, staying at Pavarotti’s summer home, the empathy behind the notes. Recorded and first broadcast September 6th, 2007.
U2 are in Brussels Belgium for the first show of the European Vertigo tour. While there, the band have a short interview with Mariella Frostrup for the BBC 2 TV series The Culture Show. Topics include; touring, Live 8, Bono’s work, etc. Recorded June 10th, 2005, first broadcast 7:00PM, June 13th, 2005.