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U2's self-invented legacy is a figment of Bono's imagination

In other words, Bono fucked around and created a spectacle of himself to draw attention away from the fact that the new songs suck.

And therein lies the core of how U2 has dismantled itself, because really, this isn't a rant about the ills of selling out, as U2 has clearly done. The Stones did it, too -- long ago -- albeit by way of Budweiser, which never could have been used as a guise for a creative outlet in the way U2 has lately attempted to justify its deal with Apple.

What U2 has done -- in its quest to become bigger than the Beatles (and, in turn, claim that no one is bigger than Jesus) -- translates to this:

Monkey see: U2's traded "best band" status for politics and iPods.
Greg Hart
Monkey see: U2's traded "best band" status for politics and iPods.

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Scheduled to perform on Thursday, April 14, and Friday, April 15. Both shows are sold out.
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They fucked up a really good thing.

Like the girlfriend you never cheated on breaking your heart.

Like the bastard who breaks up a championship team.

Like W., post-Clinton.

Like Bono and U2 for almost a decade now.

Enjoy the show, suckers.

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