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"An ambassador? I'm a great embarrassor for Ireland," Bono joked, "As for the politics and the music, there's no difference. When Elvis walked on stage -– a white man singing with a black man's voice, moving his hips in a dangerous way -– that was politics. The Clash. They were completely political. Mick Jones [who was awarded the Best Producer Award] to have him on the stage and still sane and sound of mind, with a sense of humour and a certain clarity that he has. The Clash were the absolute greatest band for us. They were the inspiration. "But politics y'know? It's important. Very, very important, but it starts with hardness of heart, which is the core of a lot of the world's problems, that can be changed by music."
"I have a hard time getting my head around the cultural terms. I've never seen why there should be a separation. Much of my life, I've been asked, 'Why doesn't your music proclaim Christ?' I say it does! Does nature scream the name of Christ? Creation has its own proclamation within the majesty of it. I'd like to think our music has the same qualities to it. I always get shifty with that [label,] like there were [supposed to be] compartments in your life. When I read Scripture, there are no compartments to your life."
Donald Trump is potentially the worst idea that ever happened to America, potentially … I think he’s trying to hijack the idea of America … This is really dangerous.
There's a real deal. A real deal, between us and our audience," he explained, "Which is we don't have to worry about where our kids are going to school, paying a hospital bill, paying the mortgage, in return we don't make a crap album. Two crap albums and you're out. That's our deal with our audience".
“I try to live [my faith] rather than talk about it because there are enough secondhand-car salesmen for God. But I cannot escape my conviction that God is interested in the progress of mankind, individually and collectively.”
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