Monday, June 17, 2024

Bono, The Edge Will Monitor “Spider Man” from Tour ‘Til January


Bono and The Edge won’t be able to see “Spider Man: Turn off the Dark” before January.

They’re in Australia right now, and continue on a world tour with U2 until then.

But “Spider Man” producer Michael Cohl says it doesn’t matter. He filmed last night’s first show, and he says they’ll see it on the internet sometime today.

After that, Teese Gohl, the show’s musical supervisor, will work them if adjustments are needed to their songs.

U2 fans will be happy to know there are 19 new Bono/Edge songs in “Spider Man” including “The Boy Falls from the Sky,” “Rise Above,” and “If the World Should End,” as well as a new “Spider Man” theme song–there is no mention of the old TV show theme. And–surprise!–Peter and Mary Jane dance at a disco to “Vertigo,” the only prior U2 hit in the show. I’m sure it was chosen for its title–Vertigo, heights, flying, etc. Get it?

There is also a little joke about the U2 song, “Sunday Bloody Sunday.”

Everyone in the music biz should take notice of this: “If the World Should End,” as sung by Jennifer Damiano in the show, is a Celine Dion like hit waiting to happen big time.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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