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Killing Bono by Neil McCormick


Killing Bono by Neil McCormick

'Squirm-inducing, excruciatingly honest and painfully funny' Joseph O'ConnorWe all went to school with friends who've turned out more successful than ourselves. But they don't all phone from improbably glamorous places and drive us mad by telling us about it. And they're not all Bono. Neil McCormick always dreamed of life as a rock star. Instead, he had to watch while his friend became one of the most famous men on the planet. Killing Bono tells the story of the less-than-successful rival band which he set up with his brother Ivan in the late 1970s. While the young brothers struggled to find success Bono and his friends went on to achieve superstar status. A heartwarming story of friendship, loyalty, rivalry and ambition, read it and weep - with sympathy and laughter.


'Envy may be a sin, but it is a godsend to drama. Honest and always hilarious' * Daily Telgraph * 'Fantastic, very funny. The best sort of book about rock, being both personal and intimate ... illuminating a dozen big subjects by side-light'
Andrew O


About the Author

Neil McCormick is the rock critic of the Daily Telegraph. He has written for Marie Claire, Q Magazine, GQ, Hot Press, Observer, Sunday Times and Irish Independent and regularly appears as a music pundit on the BBC. He was born and brought up in Ireland and lives in London.

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Publication date

1st March 2011


Neil McCormick

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Penguin Books Ltd


368 pages


Rock & Pop music



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