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TONIGHT: Bono And The Edge Visit David Letterman

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Bono and The Edge of [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]U2[/lastfm] are stopping by the Ed Sullivan Theater tonight (July 18) to chat with David Letterman about Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, the big-budget Broadway spectacle for which they wrote the music and lyrics. They are set to talk about origins for the songs, where inspiration comes from, and whether or not the music sounds, well, “sissy” (in the words of Larry Mullen, Jr.).

Here’s bit of back-and-forth between Bono and Dave, as a tiny taste of what to expect:

“Larry [Mullen Jr.] and Adam [Clayton] heard it [the music], and Larry thought it sounded ‘sissy,’” Bono said. “I don’t know what that means,” Letterman joked. “It’s Irish for ‘in touch with your feminine self,’ Bono joked. “And, so actually, he was kind of right because it had a very high chorus and we wanted it a bit more biting.”

Additional guests during tonight’s show include the cast of Spider-Man:  Turn Off the Dark, who will perform the number, “A Freak Like Me,” from the musical.

Tune in tonight on CBS.

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