Monday, March 21, 2005

Bono: ‘I Coulda Been An Insurance Salesman’

NEW YORK (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – If U2 had never hit the big time, Bono knows exactly what he would be doing – selling insurance.

In an upcoming book, Bono In Conversation With Michka Assayas (Riverhead Books), the Irish singer reveals that if his band never broke big, he probably would have ended up selling insurance in his hometown of Dublin.

He figures that job isn’t too different from what he’s doing now, saying a singer in a rock band is just like a traveling salesman – except he’s behind his product 100 percent.

Bono also believes that if drummer Larry Mullen, Jr., hadn’t started the band, he would have become a famous actor playing a highway patrolman who decides to rob a bank.

As for his other bandmates, Bono believes The Edge would have become a great brain surgeon but his patients would have needed lots of anesthesia, and bassist Adam Clayton would have become a gardener who was “very expensive and won’t finish on schedule.”

U2 hits the road on March 28 while Bono In Conversation With Michka Assayas will be available April 21.

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