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October 05, 2005

The Late Show With U2


In his 12 years in charge of booking musical guests on Conan O'Brien's "Late Night," Jim Pitt always listed U2 and Johnny Cash as the dream artists he'd tried but never succeeded in getting. He lost his chance with the late Cash, but the U2 dream is coming true Thursday in a major way.

O'Brien will turn over his entire show to the band, which is in New York for seven sold-out engagements at Madison Square Garden. "We were able to offer them something to feel enough like an event for them to do the show," Pitt said. "It's basically `Late Night with Conan O'Brien,' the U2 edition."

The NBC show has never before devoted itself entirely to a musical guest, although it gave major time a few years back to a holiday appearance by bandleader Max Weinberg's other employer, Bruce Springsteen.

O'Brien's a big U2 fan, and made a personal connection by talking at length with Bono during breaks in rehearsals for the band's "Saturday Night Live" appearance last season, Pitt said.


Posted by Lawren at October 5, 2005 08:25 AM | Trackbacks (0)

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I'll certainly watch, but mostly because I want to see if U2 has to fend of PimpBot or the Masturbating Bear.

Perhaps Triumph will interview them.

*I keeeed! I keeeeed!!*

Says: Kevvy the Unnamed Source at October 5, 2005 09:22 AM

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