It's called Promo Bono and media outlets around the world are claiming this promotional puppet of the U2 singer has been sent to 'VIP reviewers' of the band's new album.

Well, we didn't get one. And, on closer investigation, turns out no-one else did either.

The spoof was sparked by a tongue-in-cheek item on fansite - complete with image of said doll - which claimed that if you pulled a cord on the back of the pint-sized puppet, it would respond with soundbites such as "let's bite the arse of the pop charts" and "they're boys, we're men".

The doll was allegedly inspired by a comment made by Bono at an Australian press conference in 1998. When asked whether the band planned to market action figures of themselves, he replied: 'They're actually in the factory mating with the Spice Girls dolls and they haven't made it onto the High Street.'

Still, while that story is not true, this one is: the band have invited the CHEMICAL BROTHERS to open for them at their show in New York's Irving Plaza next Tuesday.

U2 have been long-time fans of the Chemicals, who play their final UK show of the year at The Chain Store, opposite the Millennium Dome, on New Year's Eve.

Recent News all news

20 Oct, 2016

Today Edge adds his support to a new campaign from learning disability charity Mencap.

13 Oct, 2016

Band nominated in 2016 Q Awards. Vote here.

13 Oct, 2016

The 2016 Nobel Prize for Literature has been awarded to Bob Dylan, the first songwriter to win the award.

12 Oct, 2016

‘October, when the trees are stripped bare…' The second @U2 album, produced by @sillywhite, released #onthisday in 1981.


Related Topics