Bono spoke of losing a "lot of inspiring, useful people" over the past few years "who gave up on their own life" alluding to the apparent suicides of musicians Chris Cornell and Chester Bennington, as well as fashion designer Kate Spade.
"And now this great storyteller, who I'm sure has stories he couldn't tell us. So for Anthony Bourdain, and his friends and family this is a song inspired by a great, great, great friend of ours. His name is Michael Hutchence," Bono said Monday night before launching into an impassioned version of "Stuck in a Moment You Can't Get Out Of."
The Grammy-winning song about suicide was written by the band after INXS singer Hutchence was found dead in 1997 of an apparent suicide. http://www.mynews13.com/fl/orlando/ap-online/2018/06/12/u2-dedicates-song-to-anthony-bourdain-at-apollo-show
Gee, I wonder what a$$hole Bono meant when he stated with certainty that Bourdain took stories to his grave that he couldn't tell us?
I just started looking at Hutchence's death, and right away saw that he was closely involved with Geldof.
Hutchence might have survived numerous wild nights, but he wouldn’t outlive the passionate, but rocky, relationship he began in the mid-’90s with TV host Paula Yates. As a music star, Hutchence had known the British presenter since the ’80s. Yates also had a foot in the rock world, as the wife of Boomtown Rats singer and Live Aid organizer Bob Geldof. She was married to Geldof, with three daughters, when she began an affair with the Australian rocker, following a particularly flirtatious television interview. http://diffuser.fm/michael-hutchence-death/
Hutchence on November 22, 1997, at the Ritz Carlton Hotel, Double Bay.
Michael Hutchence dined with his father Kelland Hutchence the night before he died.
He was in good spirits but appeared very worried about the outcome of a custody suit in London.
Mr Hutchence Sr could offer no explanation as to why his son would take his own life. https://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/law-order/michael-hutchence-death-explained-the-coroners-account-in-his-own-words/news-story/26dae2274fadfcbb10beb994f7cf7d26
Bob Geldof is the father of Peaches Geldof.
Peaches was found dead by her husband Tom Cohen at their home in Wrotham, Kent, on 7 April. (2014)
He said newspaper criticism of his daughters following the death of their mother Paula Yates in 2000 had also "damaged" them.
"I put on my snakeskin suit and I can be this other thing," he said. http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/article/29642574/peaches-geldofs-father-blames-himself-for-her-death
Paula Yates died of a heroine overdose at home. https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/1355865/Paula-Yates-found-dead-at-home.html
Peaches Geldof died of a heroine overdose, too, and was $928K in debt when she died, at home. https://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/celebrity/peaches-geldof-was-928000-in-debt-when-she-died-of-a-heroin-overdose-20151204-glf86m.html
A few links about how close Bono and Geldof are:
Article about how they're both cunts https://www.theguardian.com/global-development-professionals-network/2013/nov/29/bono-geldof-review-comedy-bussman
My recent threads about Bono: