Make us your home page

U2 wishes Bruce Springsteen a happy 60th birthday from N.J. stage




Playing in New Jersey brought out the nostalgia for Bono and the boys on Wednesday night. reports that U2 took timeout during their set at Giants Stadium to wish Bruce Springsteen a happy 60th birthday. Springsteen turned the big Six-Ohhh on Sept. 23.

After leading off the show with a quick succession of No Line on the Horizon'standouts and old favorites, Bono paused during I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For to send birthday wishes to the Boss. "Happy birthday Bruce Springsteen," he said. "60 years old. 16 years old." As the sold-out crowd sang the familiar chorus, Bono called, "Sing it for the Boss." Not satisfied that Springsteen could hear the stadium's wishes all the way to his horse farm 40-plus miles away, Bono urged, "No, sing it for the Boss!" As the song wound down, the band quickly huddled before launching into Springsteen's own She's the One, with Bono tweaking the chorus to "He's the one."

Not content to stop the tributes there, Bono then made a dedication to two other '80s icons: " 'Something for Quincy Jones, who I love like a father, a son, a brother,' Bono said before singing the chorus of Michael Jackson's Don't Stop 'Til You Get Enough with sparse accompaniment from the band."

[AP photo]

[Last modified: Wednesday, June 9, 2010 2:51pm]


Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours