U2 singer Bono got caught up in a bust, when he and his friend didn’t have any drugs! Radio host Ken Calvert, best known for being on Detroit radio for forty-five years shared this shocking piece of U2 history as Calvert took to social media via Twitter to spread the news. Bono recently took off his pants in this sad backstage U2 video.
The tidbit of U2 and Bono history comes from 1996 when police shot up the plane of another music icon – Jimmy Buffet, mistaking it for one belonging to a drug smuggler. Bono along with his record producer were on that plane. You can see the picture with visible bullet holes below.
The account posted: “January 16, 1996 Jamaican authorities open fire on Jimmy Buffett’s seaplane, mistaking it for a drug trafficker’s plane. U2 singer Bono and Island Records producer Chris Blackwell were with Buffett, but no one was hurt. The incident inspired Buffett to write “Jamaica Mistaica”.
Bono ‘begging’ for prayers was just revealed. In other news revolving, Bono and U2 fans took to the band’s subreddit to discuss the group’s surprising news that the 2020’s will mark the band’s sixth decade as an active group. One user stated: “The 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, 2000s, 2010s, 2020s! who would have thought they would come this far? They were possibly the biggest band for a while when I was in high school. Bono was thought to be the coolest cat in the world. Today they evoke many feelings. I know many find Bono preachy, and many feel they’re kind of a sell-out band. But they still fill stadiums and have amassed a considerable body of work with some truly classic albums. I hope they make it into a seventh decade at the dawn of the 2030s.”
While another wrote: “They have historically paced themselves which I think has been good for them. Not necessarily what the fans have wanted, but…
The past few years they’ve been touring quite a lot more which is amazing. But I know Bono (understandably) is slowed down a bit and can no longer do some of the things physically that he used to. My hope is that they do some crazy experimental album that is a complete departure from the past 20 years. Maybe an AB/Zooropa/Pop type departure. (Not necessarily that style, but…. that degree of a change) . Then do one final amazing tour and check out. Innovate at the end and go out with a bang. But… I doubt they’ll do that and simply produce ATYCLB.” U2 singer Bono spends ridiculous money on car.
January 16, 1996 Jamaican authorities open fire on Jimmy Buffett's seaplane, mistaking it for a drug trafficker's plane. U2 singer Bono and Island Records producer Chris Blackwell were with Buffett, but no one was hurt. The incident inspired Buffett to write "Jamaica Mistaica". pic.twitter.com/8kx6iFMLDF
— Ken Calvert (@kencalvertshow) January 16, 2020