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“There’s one annoying aspect of an Irish crew that has to be said,” Bono says in the clip. “Wherever you go in the world, whatever venue you’re playing — whether it’s the Olympia or 3 Arena or Madison Square Garden — you walk into the venue and it’s a big moment, and you’ll hear a song that we said, ‘We’ll never, ever play this.’ And that’s right, ‘Stairway To Heaven.’ These professionals believe they play this better than the band. And you know, it might be true.”
U2 has kept a low profile since 2018’s Songs of Experience. Bono turned 60 earlier this year and shared a playlist to coincide with the big day. Also, he released a new song from quarantine in honor of Italians who were going through a rough time due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Watch Bono and the Edge perform “Stairway to Heaven” below.
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