Friday 19 January 2018

The Unforgettable Hair: U2 star Adam Clayton goes back to his roots with new do

Adam Clayton on stage in 1979.
Adam ditched his ususal leather jacket for the party.
Personal assistant Carol Hawkins stole 2.8 million euro from U2 star Adam Clayton
U2 star Adam Clayton
U2 bass guitarist Adam Clayton. Photo: PA
Adam with Larry Mullen at the Q Awards last year in London. Larry didn't appear to be at the U2 party last night.
Adam in his usual stage attire of leather jacket and t shirt. reporters

U2 bassist Adam Clayton attended the band’s Christmas party last night, sporting a hair style with a lot of Elevation in the roots.

The 52-year-old was snapped going into Harry’s Bar in Dublin’s docklands, where he joined Bono and The Edge and pals of the group including artist Guggi for the annual knees up.

But fans were surprised to see Adam, who for years has sported a tight crop, with longer grey hair. And he had ditched his usual leather jacket and t-shirt for a patterned shirt and navy slacks. He wore an overcoat against the winter chill.

Fans waiting outside in the cold on Hanover Quay to meet the band as they entered the bar included husband and wife Alon and Maya Loey who had travelled from Israel to see the group for Christmas.

The evening’s entertainment was provided by comedian Katherine Lynch who told Adam, the only remaining single member of the group, that Lisa Murphy was back on the market if he was interested in hooking up with the ex of solicitor Gerald Keane.

Last year the band were entertained by Limerick’s Rubberbandits who performed at the same venue for the Principal management get together.

It has been a dramatic year for the bassist.

Last July his former personal assistant Carol Hawkins was jailed for seven years for stealing €2.8 million of Mr Clayton’s money after she was convicted on 181 counts of theft, over a four year period. Clayton attended the proceedings everyday in the Circuit Criminal Court, and gave evidence for the prosecution.

His attire in court was described to be like that of an architect, and he wore black rimmed glasses and a tight crew cut, which he has since grown out.

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