Do you have what it takes to be a frontman? Ask Bono.

bono1 Do you have what it takes to be a frontman?   Ask Bono.

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Readers of Q Magazine have been voting on who deserve to be included in ‘The 100 Greatest Frontman’ issue.  A few on the list;  [lastfm]Jim Morrison[/lastfm], [lastfm]Dave Grohl[/lastfm], [lastfm]Robbie Williams[/lastfm], [lastfm]Chris Marin[/lastfm] and [lastfm]Liam Gallegher[/lastfm].    And, of course, [lastfm]Bono[/lastfm]!   

We love [lastfm]Bonos'[/lastfm] take on being a frontman:  

‘Lie about your height even if you’re 5’10” like me.’

‘Don’t imagine the audience doesn’t know who you really are – they really do… in a very intimate way. You live in their ear after all, must next door to the brain, down the hall to the bedroom of their heart…very, very intimate.’

‘Be unreasonable in your expectations of yourself and your audience.’

‘Never tell a journalist that you’re really shy underneath it all.’

‘History is made at night and electrically. Generally speaking all great encounters with your audience will occur by the light of the moon or some artificial equivalent. Live at night when you are performing. But try the morning for writing.’

Now we’re really fired up to see Bono at the U2 360 tour this summer at Qwest Field on June 20!

Sooo…. who’s YOUR favorite frontman (or frontwoman)?    On my short list (not in any particular order):    [lastfm]Mick Jagger[/lastfm], [lastfm]Prince[/lastfm], [lastfm]Steven Tyler[/lastfm], [lastfm]Bon Scott[/lastfm], [lastfm]Eddie Vedder[/lastfm], [lastfm]Janet Jackson[/lastfm], [lastfm]Peter Gabriel[/lastfm], [lastfm]Bono[/lastfm] and [lastfm]Freddie Mercury [/lastfm]


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