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Published on January 1st, 2012 | by Alan Cross

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Bono Busted for Busking

Each Christmas for about twenty years running, Bono dresses down to the point of being almost unrecognizable and hits the streets of Dublin with some friends to do a little entertaining and fundraising. This year, he was joined by Glen Hansard, the singer of The Frames, and Damian Rice.

However, the local constabulary weren’t impressed by the noise these fellows were making and told everyone to move on.  The cops didn’t recognize Bono.


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is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.



2 Responses to Bono Busted for Busking

  1. Dimwit says:

    Can you say Long John Baldry?

    Boogie Woogie indeed!

  2. Allison says:

    Actually, Glen & friends busk on Christmas & Bono sometimes shows up. Give credit where credit is due.

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