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Friday 23 August 2019

'Bono not talking? That's fantastic' - Louis Walsh at his hilarious best on rock superstars U2

Melanie Finn and Sarah-Jane Murphy

Louis Walsh was at his hilarious best during a recent interview with Independent.ie.

Asked if he would be attending the U2 gigs in Dublin's 3Arena he quipped : "I'm not going to their gigs, they will come to our gigs."

He recalled seeing the rock superstars playing The Baggot Inn "in front of 30 people" when Paul McGuinness was "the only one who believed in them."

He thinks U2's decision to bring their world tour to Paris is a sound one.

"I think it's good, I mean Bono knows what he's doing.

"He's probably going for president as well, of the world I mean," he said.

Walsh also had something to say on the subject of Bono reportedly interacting with the audience less at concerts.

"Bono not talking? That's fantastic, he never shuts up talking," Walsh laughed.

Speaking of gigs Walsh's band Hometown will play Vicar's St, Dublin on Friday December 4.

Walsh auditioned nearly 2,000 singers while looking for band members.

The final six who made the cut are Cian Morrin, Dayl Cronin, Dean Gibbons, Josh Gray, Ryan McLoughlin and Brendan Murray.

Their first single, "Where I Belong", written by Kodaline, reached the number one spot in Ireland, becoming the fastest selling single from a debut act and the fastest selling single from an Irish artist in 2014.

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