Before they were the biggest band on the planet, U2 was just like every other rock and roll band trying to make their mark on the world. Now, 34 years after their first TV appearance, frontman Bono is celebrating turning 54 years old on Saturday (May 10).
To mark Bono’s special day, take a look at that first performance in 1980 on the UK’s “Late Late Show.” Believe it or not, The Edge still has that same guitar and uses it in the studio when recording new music. The band is currently hard at work on their next album, which they hope will be available by the end of 2014.
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Chris E. Hayner is equal parts nerd, crazy person and coffee. He watches too much TV, knows more about pro wrestling than you do and remembers every single show from the TGIF lineup. You may have seen him as a pro-shark protester in "Sharknado 3." His eventual memoir will be called "You're Wrong, Here's Why..." TV words to live by: "I'm a firm believer that sometimes it's right to do the wrong thing."