Bono Really Doesn't Like Chris Martin

March 2, 2009

Bono recently made a foul-mouthed outburst on BBC radio minutes after the broadcaster kicked off a day-long promotion of his band U2. Yah!

BBC was forced to issue an on-air apology today after the Bono swore during a live morning show. U2 was less than two minutes into an interview with Radio 1 DJ Jo Whiley when Bono was asked if Martin was as talented as Paul McCartney. Bono replied: "I think he's that good a melodist, but he's a wanker."

Jo Whiley reportedly asked Bono for an apology, but then he responded, "I'm a reformed character, I don't any more." Bono also added that Martin was "obviously a completely dysfunctional character and a cretin, but he happens to be a great melodist and up there with Ray Davies, Noel Gallagher, and Paul McCartney."

BBC has also been taking some heat for their overpromotion of the band.

From the Daily Mail:

This comes amid a storm of controversy over the BBC's decision to hand over its airwaves to the Irish band just days before the group's album is released. One critic said they had been handed a million pounds' worth of free publicity.

Bono's appearance was part of a series of special shows and appearances this week, just days ahead of the band's new music release. These included a rooftop performance last night at Bush House, which attracted hundreds of fans

Critics said the BBC was acting like a publicity machine for the band.

There have been relentless trailers in recent days for promotion of the band, under the slogan 'U2=BBC'.

The broadcaster has even set up a dedicated part of its website offering tickets to appearances and links to the band's official site.

Tory MP Nigel Evans, who sits on the culture, media and sport select committee, said it was 'the sort of publicity money can't buy'.

I love Bono so much right now.

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