U2 frontman, Bono joins the likes of Trent Reznor and Mick Jagger to contribute a eulogy in the upcoming Rolling Stone David Bowie memorial issue. In the heartfelt eulogy Bono remembers the first time he saw Bowie perform in 1972, “David Bowie was the reason to have a colour TV” he says. The eulogy also recalls when Bowie visited Bono in studio for the mixing of Achtung Baby.
Bono also goes on to address Bowie’s legacy:
Bowie’s musical landscape affected you in a way that is completely different from all the other music around it. You have to close your eyes, imagine you don’t speak English and just feel the songs and say, “What part of me is being played by those notes?” Or “Who else plays them?”
And in his case, the answer is nobody. That part of me is only played by David Bowie. So that part of me is now a void — I have to find other ways to wake it up. But it woke me up when I was 14.