Bono opens Anton Corbijn Museum Exhibit

In 2000, Bono made a brief speech at the opening of Anton Corbijn’s “25 years work” (werk) exhibit at the Groninger Museum, Netherlands. The exhibit displayed photographs from Anton’s first 25 years as a photographer.  A related article from the website can be found HERE.   Taped/Compiled by B.R. on  April 8th, 2000.

Bono’s Liberty Medal Speech

This is Bono’s acceptance speech in honor of Bono and DATA receiving the 2007 Liberty Medal at the National Constitution Center, Philadelphia. A text version of Bono’s speech can be found here.  Recorded September 27th, 2007.

Casey Kasem and Negativland

In 1992, at an anti-nuclear rally, Casey Kasem was interviewed regarding the Negativland U2 single.  This single has Casey ranting about U2 saying in part, “these guys are from England (sic) and who gives a sh*&”.  During this very quick “celebrity” interview, Kasem briefly discusses the Negativland single, the fact that he did not sue them, and his belief in the first amendment.  It has been reported that, privately, he did in fact threaten to sue Negativland regarding the single.  Interview courtesy  Thanks to Don Joyce for providing this recording.  Recorded sometime during 1992.

Ali Hewson Sellafield BBC Interviews (2 parts)

Ali Hewson is interviewed twice by the BBC News regarding here Sellafield Postcard Campaign. First broadcast April 22nd and 26th 2002. Link to original BBC audio for April 26th here and BBC video for April 22nd here.

MTV Happy St. Patrick’s Day Message

In 1982, U2 filmed a “Happy St. Patrick’s Day” message for MTV music television. At this point, MTV had placed U2’s Gloria Video into heavy rotation, setting the stage for the War videos to come a year later. During the message, U2 walks around the Dublin Docklands. First broadcast March 17th, 1982. View the video on YouTube by clicking here.

Bono Speaks at Harvard

As a result of his friendship with Harvard Economist Jeffrey Sachs, Bono speaks at the 2001 Harvard “Class Day”, a sort of relaxed warm up to Commencement the next day. The topics of the day were Africa and fighting indifference to the Third World. Recorded June 12th, 2001.