Bono, in his memoir, "Surrender", which comes out in a week… he writes about the numerous death threats the he and the band received because of their pro-peace stance. He says that former Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams said he “stinks” because of “U2’s opposition to paramilitaries had cost the IRA valuable fundraising in the U.S!" Then, following the release of 1984's "Pride (In the Name of Love)" he says they were targeted by far-right groups and threatened that if they did the song at a concert in Arizona he would, “not make it to the end of the song” if he sang the lyric about Martin Luther King Jr.'s assassination. He did anyway, calling it his "martyr moment", but, of course, there was no incident. His book comes out November 1st and he’s on stage at the Orpheum in Boston on November 4th.
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